Josephine Beauty Parlor, Paris Salon, Gives Star Treatment To Disadvantaged Women

Josephine Beauty Parlor, Paris Salon, Gives Star Treatment To Disadvantaged Women
Daily Good
13.06.12

The Josephine beauty parlor in northern Paris is celebrating its first birthday Thursday. Some 1,200 disadvantaged women — abuse victims, former convicts or addicts, disabled women, single unemployed mothers — have come here for a professional haircut and makeup, or to borrow clothes for a job interview, since it opened on International Women’s Day a year ago. 

 

Thanks to volunteer workers and private sponsors, it’s just $3.95 for a haircut including highlights, less than the cost of a cafe au lait in a Parisian bistro. But the salon’s real attraction is the boost to morale, confidence and even job prospects that it provides.

 

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