These haircuts make a difference
Posted at: 03/04/2013 7:56 AM
By: Heather Mills, KOB Eyewitness News 4
Every woman knows a new hairdo can make all the difference, especially when they are job hunting.
But for dozens of women in Albuquerque, a new hair style is so much more than that - it's a new beginning.
It's a busy day at Gloss Salon in southeast Albuquerque. But the typical salon chatter is a little different.
Owner Jennifer Logan said, "Everyone I think has a different story, so we're finding those stories out."
They are stories of survival and the clients are from Crossroads for Women, a transition program helping women get off the streets or out of jail and into jobs.
Logan added, "I think it's important to look your best, feel your best, just to keep your spirits up, I think."
Logan says she and her other stylists wanted to give back. She said she knows these women have been working hard to change themselves on the inside, she wanted to match their hard work.
"It's so important for them to be beautiful on the outside." Tiffany Meyer went through the Crossroads program after being incarcerated. "I had real low self-esteem," Meyer said. "I always have."
She's now working as a server and says this was such a nice treat.
"Take care of myself, take care of me because I don't really do that enough," Meyer explained. Logan says it makes her feel good too.
"We just wanted to be able to do something nice for them," said Logan. "I feel fortunate to do what I do."
It's a transition these women say makes a difference.
"It just gives me another sense of who I am," added Meyer.