BEFORE and AFTER: Homeless Veteran Receives a Stunning Makeover

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This awesome Veterans Day memorial can only be seen today
This awesome Veterans Day memorial can only be seen today

 

Watch the video below. Let us know your thoughts about the transformation.

Hair makeover time-lapse videos have long been popular online. We’ve all seen it – some fully-bearded yeti of a man, after growing his hair out for a year or two, cuts it all off to reveal the sharp, clean gentleman underneath. But Degage Ministries and Design 1 Salon & Spa have created a time-lapse makeover with a bit more meaning by gifting it to homeless veteran Jim Wolf.

Some detractors of the video have noted that the change is essentially superficial, which the video’s creators readily admit. However, other argue that it has given Wolf the self esteem and motivation he needs to turn his life around. Indeed, Wolf has since applied for housing and has begun attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for the first time in his life. Hopefully, the new direction he has found for himself will stick and he will turn his life around and become an inspiration for others.

The video was released just a week before Veterans’ Day, which is observed on November 11th in the U.S. It was created by Degage Ministries, a religious ministry set on helping the homeless and needy. To donate to their fund-raising event, please click here.

Source: Youtube

 

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  1. There is a girl, who works for me, is looking for a hair makeover. She has butt length hair and would not mind cutting it short. Hair is straight and black.

  2. Please someone describe what it feels like and how it made you feel.

    In my story my character gets electrocuted- I’ve never been electrocuted so I don’t know how my character would feel.

  3. Lately I’ve been writing a _short_ fictional story to get a point across, and it’s the first time that I actually feel that my story is OK. The thing is, while that short story has a specific aim, I feel that I have a lot more to write about my characters. Being unexperienced, I do wonder if it’s a bad idea to restructure my story so it’s more of a “slice-of-life” piece, and reusing the characters would help me write better.

  4. I see alot of comparisons and i just wanted to know if you feel your story (current, favorite, published) is in your opinion better….

    Please if you could provide reasons, comparisons, or examples…

  5. Hi, I’ve found countless online hair makeovers that show what you’d look like with celebrity hairstyles, but I need one that shows what I’d look like with allover pink hair (my same hairstyle, just pink)
    thanks!
    Chelsea

  6. We all know there were a lot of “feel-good” or inspirational stories this year.

    Josh Hamilton and his resurgance, Tampa Bay Rays from worst to first, watching the last game of Yankee Stadium (that can be inspirational), the last game at Shea, Rocco Baldelli or K-Rod setting the new Saves record.

    And I know I’m missing at least a couple.

    So my question to you is: What was the biggest “feel-good” or inspirational story of the 2008 season?

  7. I am writing a book but I feel the stories already been told. And suggestions?

  8. i want this new hair cut and im not sure if it’ll suit me so what is a free non registration good quality virtual makeover where i cna upload a picture of myself and find any hair cut i want?
    other than clairol and makeover solutions! and i want something that doesnt look fake!!!

  9. It’s long and there is a short side bang and some shorter pieces in the front that look kinda weird and I always have to put my hair behind my ears to hide it. It’s been this way for a long time I need a change badly! And I get split ends easily and in the winter my scalp is dry but not so dry that it’s flaky. What type of shampoo and conditioner should I use? And last summer my hair got really sun bleached and since it’s grown out like 3 inches and looks weird. Any ways to darken my hair without dying or damaging it? And not permanant? And my hair is a little wavy which makes it look ugly without straighening it almost everyday which is really bad for my hair but I look horrible without it!! Help?? 🙁

  10. last summer i went crazy and had an awesome time dying my hair blonde then pink,blue and green one after the other. Now until a week ago i had greenish blonde hair with alot of roots showing. i felt miserable and ugly. Yesterday I got my hair done blonde again, and now i feel worse =[

    i had my hair dyed blond, tinted (to [unsuccessfully] try to get rid of the remaining green) and had stripping agents put on when that didn’t work.

    Now, an awful lot of money later, i have yellow hair with olive green patches….

    /the reason i wanted to dye my hair blonde was because its the summer hols, and i need to get a job , and i didnt think having unnatural coloured hair would help, and also when i go back to uni in september, i want to dye my hair all the other colours i havent tried – purple, orange, red etc.

    But here i am now, having spent alot of money getting my hair sorted and i still feel just as ugly. What should i do? Dye it brown or a (natural looking) red colour at home, or keep it this awful colour all summer? I could go back to the salon and get it done blonder but im worried about damaging my hair and i don’t know how long to wait before i do this. I already tried putting semi-permanent white on it to tone down the yellows, but it didn’t really work.

  11. hi everyone. I am a 17 year old asian boy with medium-short length hair, and it is sort of wavy, also thick and somewhat dry. How can I make my hair more moistured and most importantly, STRAIGHT!

    Any suggestions for shampoos and conditioners to use?
    How about a straightener?

  12. I have dark brown hair just past my shoulders and I have bangs 😀

    http://i41.tinypic.com/rckga8.jpg
    (I had pink mascara and I got a little carried away with it. That’s why my hair is pinkish…)

    http://i39.tinypic.com/2qxw09g.jpg
    (my bangs were pinned back, but that’s the length and color that i have right now)

    http://i41.tinypic.com/14oh7c.jpg
    (best bangs pic I could find)

    I got the bangs about a year ago. But now half of the girls in my school are dying their hair dark brown and getting bangs! Quite frankly, I don’t approve of it. I don’t want to be the same as everyone else, and I was thinking of going a bit lighter or getting highlights. And possibly changing my cut. What do you think? I’m going to the salon tomorrow. Help?

    Thanks (: KT

  13. last summer i went crazy and had an awesome time dying my hair blonde then pink,blue and green one after the other. Now until a week ago i had greenish blonde hair with alot of roots showing. i felt miserable and ugly. Yesterday I got my hair done blonde again, and now i feel worse =[

    i had my hair dyed blond, tinted (to [unsuccessfully] try to get rid of the remaining green) and had stripping agents put on when that didn’t work.

    Now, an awful lot of money later, i have yellow hair with olive green patches….

    /the reason i wanted to dye my hair blonde was because its the summer hols, and i need to get a job , and i didnt think having unnatural coloured hair would help, and also when i go back to uni in september, i want to dye my hair all the other colours i havent tried – purple, orange, red etc.

    But here i am now, having spent alot of money getting my hair sorted and i still feel just as ugly. What should i do? Dye it brown or a (natural looking) red colour at home, or keep it this awful colour all summer? I could go back to the salon and get it done blonder but im worried about damaging my hair and i don’t know how long to wait before i do this. I already tried putting semi-permanent white on it to tone down the yellows, but it didn’t really work.

  14. So, I’ve pretty much had it all. Gone black, gone dark blonde, gone light brown, had bangs, had plain, straight hair, had short, angled bob hair – and it has all looked terrible on me. I just cannot rock HAIR.

    Any ideas? I need a cool makeover. My hair is not wavy, not straight, more of like a combination between the two – a slight relaxed bend at the ends.

    I have a head shape similar to hers, and I’ve been told I look a little like her.
    http://www.scrup.com.au/images/MilaKunis/Mila-Kunis.jpg

    Think edge, not little girl with side bangs hangin’ out in a mall.

  15. I want to give my friend a makeover… just getting her hair mainly! Her hair is so long and she wont cut it! I really want her to get her hair cut how can i convince her to get it cut… shes 14 im 13. I have known her since i was born. She is not all into that kind of stuff. She is a tomboy sorta. Makeup tips and wardrobe things would be nice. Also links! 10 points!

  16. so my hair is so frizzy!!!and poofy. i want to get a perm…like for it to be straight perm. Get some extisions…Do a whole makeover. What should i do???!!!

  17. I have naturally curly,very frizzy hair.Its long,about mid-way down my back.Im 1/2 indian/black.I always twist my hair and leave it for 2 weeks because its too thick to handle or for me to comb everyday.I spend at least 6 hrs twisting it n im going to college soon so i wont have that much time to spare.I need a hair makeover!!
    plz give me sum options..NO RELAXING-i love my natural hair.

  18. Sorry if the links don’t work, here they are:
    Hair: http://slides.shoppinglifestyle.com/gallery/2009/04/38_MileyCyrus.jpg / http://www.chicainc.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/miley-cyrus-hannah-montana-disney-new-music-album-blonde-hair-cut-style-celeb-gossip-blog-hannah-montana-movie-chica-inc.jpg

    Bangs: http://www.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/127/2/AAAAAvD1e4gAAAAAASciiQ.jpg
    long, thin, and to the side
    Ok so I already have the hairstyle picked out that I want (http://images.starpulse.com/news/media/Miley-Cyrus-hair-1.jpg, this cut has 3 layers, one starting above the shoulder, the next inbetween, and the last. I want these bangs: http://www.haircutshairstyles.com/img/photos/full/2009-04/brenda_songs_long_wavy_hairstyle203.jpg)

    But I am stuck on the color. I will have to dye it anyway Before the school year starts because my highlights have grown out a lot. I am pretty sure I want to dye it dark brown (my natural color is medium golden brown) so that I wont have to damage it anymore by putting more and more highlights in everytime they grow out. So what shade of dark brown should I dye it? can you please include pics?

    More info about me:
    Eye color: bright green
    skin color: Fair/Pale
    eyebrown color: very dark brown/black

    I appreciate your help sooooo much!

    !10 points best answer!

  19. It’s long and there is a short side bang and some shorter pieces in the front that look kinda weird and I always have to put my hair behind my ears to hide it. It’s been this way for a long time I need a change badly! And I get split ends easily and in the winter my scalp is dry but not so dry that it’s flaky. What type of shampoo and conditioner should I use? And last summer my hair got really sun bleached and since it’s grown out like 3 inches and looks weird. Any ways to darken my hair without dying or damaging it? And not permanant? And my hair is a little wavy which makes it look ugly without straighening it almost everyday which is really bad for my hair but I look horrible without it!! Help?? 🙁

  20. I’m 8, about to be 9, weeks pregnant. And I’ve been with the father for about 5 years. He’s always wanted kids and i never really have. So, I wasn’t sure how this would turn out. While he very much wanted to keeo the baby at first, I can’t continue to work in my job if we kept the baby(very physically demanding) and he doesn’t have enough hours to support three. We’re both still in college and keeping the baby seemed impossible. Adoption would’ve been too hard because of the attachment that would eventually get to us both. We did discuss all of the options. After 3 weeks of debating, the father and I decided to get an abortion.
    However, I’m finding as the appointment draws closer, I’m discovering how hard it will be. The attachment I’ve been fighting off is finally getting to me.
    To ease my mind, I wondered if I could get some real life experience stories? Positive or negative. Just to give me some peace.

  21. I have very curly hair that I iron every day. I know it is bad for my hair, but it looks better than my original hair. I want to get a short almost vicktoria beckam haircut, but It will just look bushy, and summer is coming, and i swim, so i don’t want to have to straighten it right when I get out of the pool. I also want to dye it, but I want to use a henna dye that is very natural and safe. How should I straighten it permanently, but naturally, and how can I dye it naturally? What should I do???? HELP!

  22. I’m going to takr my class picture Monday and I wish it was later in the year because I would of been at my goal weight but now I’m fat. I’m probably goingto switch school next year and I really hate the fact that I’m going to look fat on the yearbook even though I’m working really hard and I will be in good shape later in the year. Whatcan I tell myself to feel ether? Do u have any personal stories of being fat and changing but still being pictured as fat? idk lol I’m really anxious :S

  23. how can i get a homeade makeover without having to die my hair and go all over the top. all i need is a homeade makeover. or how to do a small makeover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Really nervous about how much my hair just changed my look?
    Im not used to having shaved legs, long hair trimmed eyebrows and look like someone i would want to date. the reason is im a guy. Im a theatre major at my college but i was always used to playing roles like myself where i play a guy who is the hero, the more masculine character. Well my teacher told me i should play a role out of my comfort zone and recomended the role of a modern day juliet.

    So i just got done finishing the makeover to get into this role that ive been working on for over 6 months, i also lost 19 pounda.

    Before:
    Weight: 155( 6 months ago)
    Hair: brown shaggy shoulder length
    Hair color: brown
    Skin: very white, hairy
    Eyebrows: fairly thick
    Facial hair: beard
    Eye color: brown
    waist: normal

    After:
    Weight: 136 now
    Hair shoulder length bob side bangs silky
    Hair color: almost black
    Skin: tan no hair at all on body very fit
    Eyebrows: trimmed
    Facial hair : none
    Eye color: bright blue ( contacts)
    waist: I have a womens waist now my body shape looks very much like an hour-glass

    Its a very dramatic change since i had a beard before and my eye color is different.

    I was the jock of my dorm room now i look completely like a girl or at the very most an efeminite boy

    The worst thing is that you can see how much my body shape has changed when I wear my clothes as everything looks so loose on me and t-shirts make me look like a flat-chested woman.

    What advice can you give me as i look like this for 2 weeks until play is over

  25. Hi I am new to hair styles i want to try to pick a new hair style but am not sure what site to go to know any good ones ….
    Know any sites were you can upload your photo and try styles on?

  26. Know any great salons in either Manhattan or Greenwich, CT where I could get advice on a new hair style- Id really like to change my look and I cant find a salon that will just look at me and say “this cut will look great on you” instead of “what would you like me to do”…

  27. I have a heart shaped face with medium length hair and a natural curl. I want to get high lights low lights and a whole different hair color. I also have a warm skin tone (important to know what hair color base to get) and I would also like to know what kind of hair cut to get it has to be one that flatters the shape of my face. Please help send in anything that you can help me everything is greatly appreciated.

  28. Basically, i really want to make the senior year the very best it could be, which includes trying to look my very best-right?!
    But i need help..ya see i suck when it comes to coordinating makeup colors with my clothing and stuff. I really want to help make my eyes stand out more and my hair look nice.
    The past weeks of school have kinda sucked and i dont want that anymore. So, im gunna start actually doing my hair, and dressing better…any suggestions??
    Im trying to get this one guys attention who sits next to me in english yet has no idea i exist.

    So, heres my question-if you could do my makeup anyway and hair anyway you wanted, for school especially..what would you do?
    (i think that makes it easier to answer lol)

    Thank u thank u thank u!!

    (im on the right)
    http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz268/ladykoolo2617/summer%202010/100_6364.jpg
    http://i834.photobucket.com/albums/zz268/ladykoolo2617/summer%202010/100_6260.jpg

  29. Really nervous about how much my hair just changed my look?
    Im not used to having shaved legs, long hair trimmed eyebrows and look like someone i would want to date. the reason is im a guy. Im a theatre major at my college but i was always used to playing roles like myself where i play a guy who is the hero, the more masculine character. Well my teacher told me i should play a role out of my comfort zone and recomended the role of a modern day juliet.

    So i just got done finishing the makeover to get into this role that ive been working on for over 6 months, i also lost 19 pounda.

    Before:
    Weight: 155( 6 months ago)
    Hair: brown shaggy shoulder length
    Hair color: brown
    Skin: very white, hairy
    Eyebrows: fairly thick
    Facial hair: beard
    Eye color: brown
    waist: normal

    After:
    Weight: 136 now
    Hair shoulder length bob side bangs silky
    Hair color: almost black
    Skin: tan no hair at all on body very fit
    Eyebrows: trimmed
    Facial hair : none
    Eye color: bright blue ( contacts)
    waist: I have a womens waist now my body shape looks very much like an hour-glass

    Its a very dramatic change since i had a beard before and my eye color is different.

    I was the jock of my dorm room now i look completely like a girl or at the very most an efeminite boy

    The worst thing is that you can see how much my body shape has changed when I wear my clothes as everything looks so loose on me and t-shirts make me look like a flat-chested woman.

    What advice can you give me as i look like this for 2 weeks until play is over

  30. these pics are from yesterday…
    my skin is getting better so… and i LOVE pale skin…
    *i will not darken my skin/ tan
    *i will not straighten/bleach my hair.
    *i would prefer longer hair/my natural hair although i will consider any suggestions made.
    *i want a more feminine look(i’m a girl!)
    best answer gets 10 points!!!
    http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g70/celena_02/?action=view&current=MWA.jpg
    http://s53.photobucket.com/albums/g70/celena_02/?action=view&current=mwa4.jpg

    thank you! =]
    i want a cool look and would like to…:
    make my nose look smaller
    eyes wider/more attention drawn to them
    not such a long face
    less space between upper lip and nose…
    longer eyes(not so close together)

    i don’t expect a haircut to change all of the above, but anything that can be masked would be great!!!
    thank you!!!=D

  31. Hello!
    this is me:

    http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/1081/58509478py1.jpg
    http://img378.imageshack.us/img378/3817/35145014jd1.jpg

    I am studying abroad at the moment and when I see my family again (end of december,after Christmas) it will have been 6 months apart! I want them to see me and say WOW! (in a good way) but I also want to like my hair for myself. Its time for a change! I used to get it dyed all the time but I took a break from it to let my hair get healthy again and the break is over!

    I really want a change with my hairstyle (I like it long though,so thats gonna be hard to change)

    as far as colors go, Im really open to ideas..just nothing neon or black bc that is hard to change! I can pull off many colors.. I have had my hair white, blonde,black,brown,light brown,auburn,and mahogney just to name a few. However, box colors are a no-no! So,it will be professionally colored…

    As far as hair styles, here are some I like..
    http://a920.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/91/l_f19ff405d60dfc9e938f5fef22b7ebef.jpg

    http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll148/Scenegirlys/scenehair38.jpg

    http://www.lifeandtrend.com/beauty/haircare/images/Reese-Witherspoon-hairstyle.jpg
    http://www.sofeminine.co.uk/beaute/05ideecheveux/im05ideecheveux/foto34.jpg

    I am considering layers on top that way I still dont lose the length..

    FROM YOU:

    opinions/links/pics/suggestions?

    10points to the most thorough response. Thanxx.

    I am asking this in advance because I really am a perfectionist and want to make sure I like it before I get it! (Ill be getting it done mid-end of december.) Also,it should still be trendy come May bc Ill be graduating from my journalism university then.

    –Feel free to ask me a question if i left something out and I will add additional details and you can always edit your answer accordingly. 🙂
    to answer someones question, no my hair isnt naturally curly. I have a slight wave meaning its not stick straight so for school I let it be but when going out I either straighten it or curl it like you see in the second picture.

    I was actually tempted to do a spiral perm but I think Id be happier with it straight, as long as I get layers/more color.

    Thanx for the advice so far!

  32. I have very curly hair that I iron every day. I know it is bad for my hair, but it looks better than my original hair. I want to get a short almost vicktoria beckam haircut, but It will just look bushy, and summer is coming, and i swim, so i don’t want to have to straighten it right when I get out of the pool. I also want to dye it, but I want to use a henna dye that is very natural and safe. How should I straighten it permanently, but naturally, and how can I dye it naturally? What should I do???? HELP!

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