Generously supported by A Blade of Grass, Brooklyn Arts Council, Asian Arts Initiative, and Esopus Foundation, and RedLine

Site:

Homeless shelters in Denver, CO; Philadelphia, PA, Reading, PA, New York City

Beauty in Transition one page summary

Beauty in Transition is an artistic project that established a pop-up mobile hair salon providing beauty services including a hair wash, cut, color and/or style service to willing participants living in homeless shelters. By provoking face-to-face dialogue in a calming recuperative salon environment, this project aims to facilitate empathetic understanding and to unravel the reductive label of homelessness. 

Beauty in Transition Portraits, 29"x41" Archival Inkjet of Dibond
 

These images depict the celebratory moments after participants receive haircare inside the Beauty in Transition van.

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