Society is a result of our evolution as human beings. But sometimes our norms, prejudices and fast paced lifestyles can have cruel implications on people.
Especially those we don’t even notice!
Just because a man is dirty and homeless doesn’t mean he is less of a human. But looks tend to dictate so much of how we react towards each other.
Because of this, simply getting cleaned up and groomed can have tremendous positive impact in person’s confidence and life in general.
Especially if you are homeless and used to be treated like a dirt!
Jose Antonio lived on the streets of Palma, Spain, for 25 years.
He was well-known by locals and helped many park their cars in the town’s main square for a small wage.
Salva Garcia, owner of La Salvajeria hair salon, invited Jose to come in and get cleaned up for free.
This was no easy task, as Jose’s long and scruffy hair – including his beard – had to be chopped and tamed.
Jose’s hair was also dyed dark brown, since a more youthful appearance could help him find a better job.
Locals also provided Jose with a crisp new white shirt, and a pair of cropped red pants.
He asked the salon’s mirror to be covered until his makeover was finished.
When they finally opened it, Jose was overcome by emotion and began to sob.
He was barely recognizable from before. “My God… Is this me?” He loudly exclaimed.
Brimming with joy, Jose hit the town, and flaunted all of his newfound ‘hipster’ glory.
“It wasn’t just a change of look. It changed my life,” he told Spanish reporters about his transformation.
Locals had to do a double-take just to realize who he was, but showered him with compliments nonetheless.
Watch Jose’s journey below in a video produced by La Salvajeria:
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