Yesha Callahan

A Haircut Literally Changed This Homeless Woman’s Life

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You never know when you might be able to unexpectedly bless someone’s life and this heartwarming story is just the reminder we all need to take time out of our busy schedules and pay attention to people around us who might be in need.

When Teves Lee was preparing to close up her Long Beach, CA, hair salon a couple of weeks ago, a woman wandered in asking for a press and curl. Though initially Lee turned her away — because she doesn’t do walk-ins — something insider her told her to tell the woman to come back the next day and that she did.

It was at this point that Lee noticed the woman’s hair was not only dry and brittle, but had debris in it and obviously hadn’t been shampooed in some time. Lee told ABC News she told the client, ‘You’re not in the position to keep your hair done or sleep in places that allow it to stay clean. I convinced her to get a cute women’s cut.”

Though Lee said the woman, who still hasn’t been identified, was initially hesitant to cut her hair off, the phone call she received while sitting in the shop chair was proof she made the right choice.

“While we were sitting there, she got a phone call that said she had gotten a job interview,” Lee said. “I said, ‘Well, that’s a sign. That’s a sign. The job interview was the very next day.”

Unfortunately, Lee doesn’t know if the woman got the job, but we bet she’ll never forget the kindness of the hairdresser whose story has gone viral after she shared it on Facebook. We hope this woman returns to the shop to share good news of a job hire in the near future.

  1. December 23, 2015 - Reply

    You can’t be serious? I hope she had permission to post this woman’s face. Also, did she really need to cut all of her hair off? Her having the haircut didn’t change her life cause I’m sure she still would have got the call anyway.

    • December 23, 2015 - Reply

      @yoda

      The call, yes. The job after the interview? We don’t know. Not to say your physical appearance should have anything to do with whether or not you get a job, but we all know it sometimes does.

      • December 23, 2015 - Reply

        @dwntomars

        Your physical appearance can have everything to do with one’s ability to get a job.

        Sad, but true.

    • December 24, 2015 - Reply

      @yoda

      The haircut may not have had anything to do with the call, but it could have made a difference in whether or not she got the job.

  2. December 23, 2015 - Reply

    I hope the homeless Sister gets the job. Also, it is important to inquire if the homeless woman gave people permission to use her image like that in Facebook. By and large, we send prayers for the Sister. Teves Lee said that the homeless woman gave her permission to cut the hair very low. To each its own. I wish the best for both Sisters.

  3. December 23, 2015 - Reply

    I’m happy this stylist was able to help this woman. But, what happened to doing a good deed and keeping it moving? In my opinon, posting about it wasn’t necessary.

    • December 23, 2015 - Reply

      @niknik

      That’s society today. We MUST broadcast every charitable deed done else how would we get numerous Facebook and Instagram likes to quench our thirst for societal recognition and approval?/snark/

      How is it known that the women was even homeless? And taking her pic to post just like that? Smh…

      • December 23, 2015 - Reply

        @AfroCapricornette

        I agree with you 100%.

      • December 24, 2015 - Reply

        @AfroCapricornette

        Regardless of whether this was posted for attention or not, I would rather see a post about someone doing a good deed for another human being than to read about another unarmed black man or woman being murdered by the police.

  4. December 23, 2015 - Reply

    This is the story we all need to read, the beauty of an act of kindness.

    I hope she got the job.

  5. December 23, 2015 - Reply

    God bless the stylist for being compassionate and helping the lady with a nice hair style.

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