Whether we like to admit it or not, we are all guilty of judging someone right away based on how they look.
Let’s face it, when we meet someone for the first time who is dressed in designer clothing, with fancy and expensive accessories, we usually assume that this person is wealthy and successful. On the other hand, if we see someone who is not dressed so well, with messy hair or clothes, we could assume that they are poor or simply just do not care (either that or, like a young Ethan Hawke, they’re a ’90s heartthrob).
Of course, it is silly for us to make these assumptions solely based on how someone looks. After all, someone who is extremely well-off could decide to go out in pajamas, or someone who has financial issues could look like they are dressed to the nines. These kinds of assumptions happen by nature every day.
This could be why, over the years, people have become more and more obsessed with the way they look. Some people take it so far to shell out money that they don’t necessarily have on fancy clothes, jewelry, handbags, or even the extreme – cosmetic surgery.
So in a society where appearance is everything, it is understandable why those who are not satisfied with the way they look try to undergo some sort of change in order to boost their confidence and self-esteem. However, an expensive new wardrobe or drastic plastic surgery is not for everyone, and sometimes just a simple makeover can get the same job done. In fact, sometimes a makeover can even change someone’s entire life.
This is exactly what happened to a Spanish man named Jose Antonio. Jose had become homeless after struggling with mental health issues. After 25 years of living on the streets, he had become used to the lifestyle and stopped caring about what other people thought of him. However, after one kind owner of a hair salon approached him and offered to give him a free makeover, which would mean trimming his grown-out hair and beard, his life changed completely.