Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

A Free Haircut Transforms A Homeless Man’s Entire Life.

A Free New Look

A Free New Look

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When Jose ran into Salva again, he told him that he was now willing and able to accept his kind gesture. So, Salva decided to offer him a free haircut if Jose allowed him to take some "Before and After" photos. Jose said yes, and Salva hired a photographer. While they waited for the photographer to arrive, Salva bought Jose some coffee. While they sat, Jose shared his story about what his life was like. Then, Salva thought of a great idea.

A Story To Share

A Story To Share

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After hearing Jose's sad tale of homelessness and depression, he said, “It was clear that his story deserved to be told and that Josete deserved another opportunity to get ahead.” Then Salva decided that in lieu of a photo shoot, he would film a documentary. He brought in a production crew to interview Jose and to document his makeover. Jose seemed ecstatic about the opportunity to share his story. “I can’t be happy with the life that I have,” he shared. But would his new look make him happy?

To See Or Not To See

To See Or Not To See

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Before the makeover began, Salva decided to remove all the mirrors from La Salvajeria so that Jose wouldn't be able to see how he looked until the makeover was finished. But there was a mirror on the other side of a window, and Salva asked Jose if he wanted it opened or closed. “Open now, to see myself like this for the last time,” he said. “Then we close them to see if, when they open again, something else opens up in my life. Like a symbol.” Then the makeover began.

It's Cutting Time

It's Cutting Time

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Jose had long shoulder-length hair that was shaggy, and Salva and his team started cutting right away. They also gave his scraggly beard a trim, but they didn't shave it off completely. The next thing they did was to dye his hair, which had gone gray. Soon, his original brown hair would return. Finally, they trimmed his eyebrows and shaved his neckline. With only a few finishing touches, a new Jose would emerge.

A Whole New Style

A Whole New Style

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Salva knew that a new hairstyle just wasn't enough. So, he decided to buy him a stylish new outfit that would turn this 55-year-old man into someone more youthful looking, and hopefully give him a chance at a new life. Jose didn't know what he would look like as he put on his white shirt, bright-red pants, and new shoes. Then he sat down on the chair in shock as Salva opened the window.

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