A 20-year-old hairdresser was recently faced with a challenging situation when a 16-year-old girl walked into her salon with matted hair. 

Kayley Olsson who’s a hairdresser at Capri Waterloo salon was shocked to see the teen’s hair in that condition. It was clear to her that the girl hadn’t brushed her hair in weeks, or maybe months. Olsson was curious so she asked the young girl why she hadn’t brushed her hair. The teen explained that she’d been suffering from severe depression. “She got to the point where she felt so down and so worthless she couldn’t even brush her hair, she told me she only got up to use the restroom,” Olsson wrote.


The teen, whose identity remains anonymous, told Olsson to ‘cut it all off’. But instead, Olsson spent 13 hours untangling her hair and finally gave a gorgeous makeover.  

After the makeover, the teen said, “I will actually smile for my school pictures today, you made me feel like me again.”

It’s hard to imagine that something as simple as hair can make us feel more confident and happy. That girl would remember this particular visit to the salon for the rest of her life.  

(Source: Bored Panda)