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This is a story about the power of a haircut.

Kate Langman is a hairdresser at The Salon at Ultra Beauty and a month ago, she asked a customer if she needed any help after spotting her looking at products.

The woman then proceeded to tell Kate her story, which she then decided to share:

A very long story short, this women suffered with a very deep depression. She couldn't get out of her bed for 6 months, which meant she didn't wash her hair or brush it.

She kept pulling it back into this bun, which after that long had turned into a huge dread lock. The bun was so matted that it felt like she literally had rocks on the back of her head.

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We made an appointment for the following day and she didn't show up. She then called about two weeks later and booked another appointment. And once again, no show. At this point I figured she wasn't going to ever end up coming in. It actually, kind of, broke my heart. I wanted to help her so much.
So today, of alllll days, she comes walking in and asked if she can get her hair done today, and that she finally got herself out of bed again. I, of course, said yes. I didn't care how late I stayed, I wanted to make sure she got taken care of. I wanted to make this work for her. I wanted her to know how hard I was going to try to make her feel great again.

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By the end of this service, I could see the sparkle in her eyes and I could see her cheeks get rosy pink from the excitement of not only being able to run her fingers through her hair again, but she felt herself again. I changed someone's life today and I'll never ever forget it.

And if this ever makes its way back to her, I want her to know how great, wonderful, kind, loving, and how strong of a person she is. And not only those things, but how beautiful she is. She deserves nothing but happiness and I'm so thankful and so grateful I got to help with her first step.

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If that doesn't warm the cockles of your heart, nothing will.

You can read the full post here.

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Abby Robinson

Abby is a writer for Pretty 52. She's an animation enthusiast, daydreams about roaming the wild with all her animal friends, and is failing to conquer her trainer addiction.

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