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Jan 5 2006

Beauty in Transition is an artistic project created by multi-media artist Jody Wood, 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.
Rather than increased invisibility behind the institutional doors of a shelter, this project considers increased visibility through reclaimed authorship to one’s self-image, while breaking long-standing and pervasive social barriers of touch that stigmatize someone who has become homeless.
The project has operated on invitations from art Institutions to serve homeless shelters in Philadelphia, PA, New York City, Denver, Colorado, and Lawrence, KS. For more information, contact Jody Wood: jody.c.wood@gmail.com.

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