RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Building confidence through the power of hair and makeup.
That's the goal for Caliber Hair & Makeup Studio, as they help individuals enrolled in Reno Works, a 12-week program between the City of Reno and Volunteers of America.
The organization helps homeless individuals by providing job training and giving them a fresh new look.
Caliber Manager Krysta Lovan said it's a humbling experience to help those in need.
"What we do is we have a partnership with VOA," sad Lovan. "All of our charitable contributions go to them. They definitely hold a special place for us here at Caliber because some of our team members have gone through transitions and worked up to a place where they're a little more functioning."
Just ask Dan Dean.
He said today goes a long way in bringing out a smile and a glowing aura.
"I think your light shows of who you are," Dean said. "People who interview you can see that, they probably look for that in body language but when that spark is there they want that in their company. I would!"
Dean said a small improvement in appearance makes him feel ready to tackle the workforce.
"The human spirit is resilient, but human beings themselves are resilient as well because I started feeling much better and I figure when I go looking for a job shortly, I'm going to ace that interview," Dean added.
Lovan said the positive feedback is overwhelming, one of biggest gestures of appreciation is when the individuals come back.
"What's awesome for us is to see that growth happen and see that change from start to finish," Lovan said. "Like where they were at that point and where they are now, it's really awesome."
Caliber is a partner of KOLO 8 News Now. Lovan said partnering with different organizations is their way of giving back to the community.
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