A good hair day has never done this much good.
One salon in Back Bay is trying to do what it can to make the lives of Boston’s homeless a little better, according to WBZ.
A 2014 report on hunger and homelessness by the U.S. Conference of Mayors found more Boston residents to be living in emergency shelters than in any of the 25 major American cities surveyed. And even though a quarter of Boston’s homeless population are employed, over 16,000 Bostonians still had to call emergency shelters home in 2013. Needless to say, homelessness is no small issue in Boston.
Green Tangerine Spa & Salon Boston, located inside the Sheraton Hotel in Back Bay, recently offered free services to the homeless women from the Women’s Lunch Place shelter, reports WBZ. Once a month, The Green Tangerine stylists come in on their days off to pamper homeless women from around Boston, volunteering their time and skills to provide a day of beauty that many of us often take for granted.
“Sometimes saying that ‘getting your hair done can change your life’ sounds cliche,” Louise Rusk, general manager of Green Tangerine, told WBZ. “But it really can give these women a little more confidence. They can feel a little bit better about themselves.”