When Carey Carter of the Carter Barnes salon in Atlanta, Georgia, got a call from a longtime client who could no longer afford to get her hair done because she'd lost his job, he decided to set aside a day of free coloring and styling for all, CNN reports.
Word spread, the salon was flooded with heart-wrenching stories, and stylists ultimately chose 250 of the submissions for a day of pampering. Goody bags and photographs to document the new and improved looks followed the complimentary cuts and coloring services.
One recipient of the beauty boost, Yvonne Simmons, had been so downtrodden due to the economic downturn and lack of job opportunities that she was literally losing her hair, as it broke off in clumps all the way up to her ears. Not being able to afford a haircut and her own attempts at remedying her locks resulted in her having to wear a scarf everywhere she went.
Now, with an elegant pixie cut, she can go to interviews with renewed confidence and a lack of self-consciousness.
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