The life of Jose Antonio, a homeless man in Spain, recently changed in a dramatic way. From scruffy to stylish, Antonio received a transformation that rendered him unrecognizable to all who knew him — even to himself.
An upmarket salon owner named Salva Garcia decided to offer 55-year-old Antonio a makeover. Garcia knew Antonio from his day job working as an unlicensed car parking attendant.
Though Antonio once worked as an electrician, he had suffered depression, which led to his homeless state. He had been homeless for 25 years.
Antonio entered Garcia’s La Salvajeria salon with grey unruly hair and a straggly beard. Upon seeing his new look in the mirror for the first time after his makeover, he broke down in tears.
“My God, this is incredible, is this me? I’m so different, no-one’s going to recognize me unless I tell them who I am,” he said to the camera.
The salon posted a video of the transformation –filmed by producer Dr Filmgood–on its Facebook page. The video has since gone viral.
Antonio walked around town and was unrecognizable to all who knew him. He even managed to catch the eyes of a few ladies!
He is now off the streets, thanks to an anonymous company who wished to assist him, but is still looking for work. In an interview with a Spanish TV station, he said the change of appearance truly changed his life and he is eager to find a proper job.
See the video of the remarkable transformation below!
Feature photo via Facebook/Lasalvajeria