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Continued: St. Paul salon's free makeovers help battered women heal

  • Article by: JOY POWELL , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 15, 2013 - 11:40 PM

Within an hour, stylist Shannon Lehman of St. Paul arrived at Bridges to Safety, equipment in hand.

“She gave the woman an absolutely beautiful haircut in my office,” Kluz said.

Lehman said it was easy for her to cross the street to help, but hard to look at what the abuser had done. The woman had jagged cuts in her dark, curly hair, and clumps missing.

But when Lehman’s work was done, there were smiles all around.

“You get so much back when you give,” Lehman said. “I’m so glad that we’ve made the connection with Danielle and Bree, because it’s a way for us to use our powers to do good.”

Joy Powell • 651-925-5038



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  • Kelli, a 26-year-old St. Paul woman, recounted her story of abuse and expressed appreciation for the kindness of those at Details Style Lab, which gave her a free makeover. “They did my hair, my nails. It was just amazing that they would give that to me.”

  • Kelli, left, was comforted by Details Style Lab stylist Shannon Lehman, who took part in the “Cut it Out” campaign. “You get so much back when you give,” Lehman said.

  • Bree Adams Bill, of the St. Paul Domestic Abuse Intervention Project. Advocates say a makeover can be a healing first step.

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