Homeless Man’s Unbelievable Transformation Into “Hipster” Makes Him Burst Into Tears

When this homeless man in Spain was graciously given a makeover by a local salon, he also got a new lease on life. With the help of some scissors, hair dye, and a spiffy new outfit, Jose Antonio went from scruffy street dweller to classy hipster, and could hardly recognise himself afterwards.

Jose Antonio lived on the streets of Palma, Spain, for 25 years


He was well-known by locals and helped many park their cars in the town’s main square for a small wage

Salva Garcia, owner of La Salvajeria hair salon, invited Jose to come in and get cleaned up for free

This was no easy task, as Jose’s long and scruffy hair – including his beard – had to be chopped and tamed

Jose’s hair was also dyed dark brown, since a more youthful appearance could help him find a better job

Locals also provided Jose with a crisp new white shirt, and a pair of cropped red pants

He asked the salon’s mirror to be covered until his makeover was finished

When they finally opened it, Jose was overcome by emotion and began to sob

He was barely recognisable from before. “My God… Is this me?” He loudly exclaimed

Brimming with joy, Jose hit the town, and flaunted all of his newfound ‘hipster’ glory

“It wasn’t just a change of look. It changed my life,” he told Spanish reporters about his transformation

Locals had to do a double-take just to realise who he was, but showered him with compliments nonetheless