A homeless man battling drug addiction has been transformed from scruffy and hairy to polished and handsome in a remarkable transformation.
It took minutes for the man, named only as Michael, to be given the makeover which left him looking unrecogisable.
The 30-year-old couldn’t stop smiling after celebrity hairstylist and groomer Jason Schneidman worked his magic.
Schneidman, who runs the Mens Groomer Shop in Venice, California, has groomed the likes of James Corden and Jonah Hill.
And he firmly believes “a haircut can change someone’s life”.
The 49-year-old regularly takes to the streets with his clippers as a way of connecting with people as he was once in their shoes battling his own demons.
Schneidman shared footage of Michael’s makeover on his Instagram account and the results are jaw-dropping.
It begins by showing Michael sitting on the outdoor barber’s chair with long, untidy hair, a bushy beard and some kind of injury which has caused his right eye to become badly bloodshot.
Schneidman takes a pair of clippers first removing his wavy barnet and then his beard.
As the brown locks drop away a devilishly handsome face emerges from beneath.
“Wow there’s a face in there,” a woman behind the camera can be heard saying.
The man grins in appreciation before another of the barbers tells him he is a “good looking dude”.
As well as serving to unleash the homeless man’s smoldering good looks, the appointment provides space for some life lessons.
Schneidman can be heard asking Michael what drug he takes, to which he replies ‘meth’.
“Show up for your life, bro,” he replies.
“It’s not too late. How old are you?”
Michael reveals he is 30, to which Schneidman tells him he was 34 when he managed to turn his life around.
“I had nothing,” he says.
“I had warrants for my arrest, bad credit.
“I was 130 lbs. Hooked on crack. And these last 15 years, I got married, got those two little kids right there.”
Schneidman, who set up the Mens Groomer Foundation, promises to take his new friend to a meeting to deal with his addiction when he is ready.
The Mens Groomer posted on its Instagram page: “This is what The Mens Groomer foundation is all about!
“Being out on the street doing haircuts for people and maybe being in the right place at the right time w/ the message of recovery in order to change somebody’s life.
“Ready and willing to get back at it when it’s safe!”
Michael’s transformation and his honesty earned him dozens of compliments on social media.
One woman wrote: “What a beautiful smile, I hope he gets off the drugs and finds what he wants to do in life.”
Another added: “I bet his mom cried when she saw this. I hope he is able to get it together for the people who love him.”
And a third commented: “Wow I pray he’s gotten help what a beautiful smile… Everyone deserves a beautiful life it’s our birthright.”
Meanwhile, Schneidman’s foundation reads: “A haircut can change a persons appearance, instill confidence and allow someone to reach for opportunities when they thought life had passed them by.
“This is about second chances to anyone willing to do the work. While on the streets, Jason has found that those struggling with drugs and alcohol addiction are the ones that he can help the most.
“He is able to connect with them, because he has been there himself.
“The Mens Groomer Foundation is creating a community to help people get off the street, and back on their feet.”