We all make bad decisions. In the case of 55-year-old José Antonio, the setbacks in his personal life left him roaming the streets of Mallorca, Spain. From a homeless man to a stylish individual people wanted to engage with, José’s life took an unexpected turn. Discover the story behind a homeless man whose life changed thanks to a free salon makeover.
By age 30, José had lost his job and home. He started living in a park in Spain, and would depend on the kindness of pedestrians or the pocket money drivers would share if he helped them finding a parking spot.
A trendy salon in Spain, La Salvajería, noticed the ungroomed homeless man and decided to take matters into its own hands. Owner Salva García offered José a free haircut so he would have a cleaner hairdo, not realizing that his life would change forever.
GOOD HAIR DAY
Besides the new haircut, the owner gave him a complete makeover, one that would turn his life around. Salva took care of his eyebrows and gave José a new outfit: a white shirt, a pair of hipster red pants and even sunglasses!
Salva posted José’s change in appearance on his social media feeds. Thousands of people were touched with this story and followed José and his savior.
José’s makeover took place back in 2015, but the hair salon patiently waited until their third anniversary to post his story. What a great way to celebrate!
Once the transformation was complete, José took a good look at his new self and couldn’t help but burst into tears. He couldn’t believe that image on the mirror was actually him. He even worried no one would recognize him.
Besides the cleaner look, a great side effect of this makeover was that he became a lady’s man. He attracted the attention of the local women and even some passerby. He had stopped being the homeless from the park.
This new hairstyle and appearance paved the way for José to get back on his feet. He is super healthy and clean, which helped him get financial support from a company he prefers to keep a secret.
YOU CAN PUT LIPSTICK ON A PIG
From an ungroomed homeless man to a clean, stylish individual, José learned a valuable lesson from this makeover. Though physical appearances are not all, they do help to make better first impressions and be treated with respect.
SAVED BY SALVA
José will always be grateful to La Salvajería and to that generous hairstyler. He is not a homeless anymore and is now looking for a good job to become an independent man.