A homeless man left viewers stunned with his “unbelievable” transformation after getting his matted hair shaved off by a kind-hearted barber.

Joshua Santiago has been travelling across the United States for the last seven years giving free haircuts to homeless people via his mobile barbershop – Empowering Cuts.

The van is geared towards helping homeless people and providing a safe haven for the customer during the treatment they are receiving, with other amenities on board such as a TV and toilet.

Joshua has been sharing his videos of his free makeovers onTikTok, which has garnered more than 304,000 followers on the social media platform.

This time, the barber has left fans shocked after giving a bloke a much-needed trim and discovering he had a handsome face hidden underneath.

In the clip, which has gained more than 9,100 likes, the unnamed man had his matted hair shaved off but it was soo tangled together it looked more like a toupee.

Reacting to the hair being handed to him, he said: “That’s f**ked up. It looks more like a toupee, look.”

He also had his beard and moustache trimmed and neatened up.

Captioning the video, Josh wrote: “Treating someone who is currently homeless with compassion and respect can make a real difference in their lives.

“It can provide them with a sense of dignity and self-worth, which can be a powerful motivator for change.”

TikTok viewers were amazed at the difference in him after the trim as they took to the comments to offer some words of encouragement.


One user said: “The transformation is unbelievable. God bless them all.”

Another added: “A haircut will change a man, especially the way he feels about himself and on the inside.”

A third commented: “Damn he handsomeeeeee…. u gave him something he needed to feel like himself a lil bit again and I thank you for it.”

“He’s a handsome man,” a fourth wrote.