Homeless Guy Breaks Down in Tears After Incredible Transformation

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A man who ended up on the streets of Spain after suffering with depression was given a life-changing makeover.

Jose Antonia was an electrician before he lost his way in life and ended up working as a unlicensed car parking attendant in order to feed himself.

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The scruffy, greying homeless man was invited into the upmarket salon by owner Salva Garcia who created an unrecognisable transformation bringing Jose to tears.

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55-year-old Jose went from an unkempt homeless man to a strikingly stylish and groomed gentleman.

As Jose said himself: “No one’s going to recognise me unless I tell them who I am.”

As well as dying and cutting his hair and beard, grooming his eyebrows, and adding a bit of make up, the salon provided Jose with designer clothes and shoes in order to equip him to get a ‘proper job’.

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People are describing the transformation as ‘hipster’, but these days that just means he has a well-groomed beard.

The change was so striking that a local bar owner served him a beer on a terrace in the Majorca square, and women were staring.

 

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Now, Jose Antonia is clean-shaven, off the streets, and despite his greys returning, he has kept a much healthier look and is still in search of work.

According to Garcia, Jose received financial assistance from a company that wished to remain anonymous.

Jose said:

It wasn’t just a change of look. It changed my life. What I want now is a proper job.

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The video was actually taken in Palma in July 2015 but only went viral over the past few days, drawing a lot of emotion from those who watch it and has received over 8,000 shares on the Salon’s Facebook page.

It’s incredible how a new look and confidence can change a person’s life.


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