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A London businesswoman has been giving homeless women empowering makeovers

Alexandra Sims

Proving that not all heroes wear capes, a London businesswoman has spent the day giving free makeovers to homeless women to help them boost their self-esteem. Roxana Mohammadian-Molina, who was the CEO of a beauty business, organised a pamper day at the homeless charity Whitechapel Mission last week. Along with a team of beauticians, Roxana turned a room in the charity's east London headquarters into a spa and salon, offering dozens of homeless women free hair treatments, facials, a nail and make up bar, and a wardrobe, so they could pick an outfit to finish their look.

‘There is far more to our work than just a hot meal or a shower,' said Whitechapel Mission, who hope to make the event a monthly occurrence. ‘An opportunity to raise the self-esteem, the self-value and generally encourage empowerment amongst our ladies on a Friday afternoon cannot be turned down. With strong, confident women coming in to spend some personal time and in such an intimate way, can only have a positive effect.’

Find out more about the Whitechapel Mission here

According to research from Shelter, more than 7,000 families will be made homeless in London in the next six months.

And Sadiq is opening emergency shelters for London's homeless.

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