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Homeless, at-risk women get 'day of beauty' at John 3:16 Mission's Refuge

Posted at 3:47 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 16:48:30-04

TULSA — Homeless and at-risk women on Monday experienced a "day of beauty," as beauty professionals gave them a makeover.

All Tulsa women who are homeless or at risk of being homeless were invited to the event, which was from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the John 3:16 Mission's Refuge at 575 North 39th West Avenue.

Photos: Day of beauty for homeless women

“When women are homeless, their most pressing problem is to survive as best they can. This means that they have to go without things like makeup, manicures, hairstyling and decent clothing,” said Rev. Steve Whitaker, Mission President. “We have planned this special day to give these women a chance to enjoy everything they have done without. We want to show them that there are people who care enough to help restore their self-image.”

The makeover pros did the hair, makeup and nails of the recipients, and also gave massages. The recipients also received a meal and free shopping for gently-used clothing and accessories.

John 3:16 operates as an overnight shelter which accommodates 110 homeless guests.

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