Artist Jody Wood Gives Homeless New ‘Dos

Philadelphia’s homeless will be able to get a full beauty parlor experience next week when artist Jody Wood’s Beauty in Transition brings a traveling salon around the city.

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Artist Jody Wood runs her project "Beauty in Transition" out of trucks like this one. Wood gives homeless people a chance to get the salon treatment.
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Beauty in Transition will be in Philadelphia from June 21 to 28. Wood has previously brought her project to cities such as Denver and New York.
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“I want to learn about how homelessness is approached in different communities. Homelessness is a nationwide problem,” Wood said. “It’s not limited to just a few cities.”
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Volunteers provide residents and members of homeless shelters with shampoo, cut, color and styling services.
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A customer admires her new look in the mirror. “Every human wants to feel beautiful and cared for,” Wood said.
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“Hair and beauty services are not essential to survival, but they are essential to identity,” Wood said.
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Men can also get a hair cut.
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