Beauty in La La Land (and Beyond)

Eric Leonardos and Desiree hugging

HCHC resident, Desiree received a Beauty Day from celebrity hair and make-up stylist, Eric Leonardos through Alliance for Housing and Healing.

After three and a half years of being homeless, literally living on the streets of Hollywood, I was depressed, exhausted, disillusioned and hopeless. I am fifty-seven but felt eighty. Through Alliance for Housing and Healing and Hollywood Community Housing I finally moved into a wonderful apartment in October 2016. Two weeks ago, Jack Lorenz, Director of Development and Communications for Alliance for Housing and Healing, invited me to be a part of a day of beauty held at Public Service Salon. That’s where the magic happened for me. Eric Leonardos and his team performed miracles. My hair and make-up were expertly and lovingly done and the transformation is amazing! I look better than I have in many years, but what they did for my soul was truly a miracle. I feel forty, excited about my new life and BEAUTIFUL inside and out.

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