Once a month Mariana Paddock sets up shop for an entire afternoon at the LUM Office. During this time, she provides free haircuts for LUM’s homeless clients. Mariana is a professionally trained hair stylist in Lafayette with a very loyal (paying) clientele.
Observing the interaction between Mariana and the LUM clients is magical. She is giving them so much more than just a haircut. She gives each person her undivided attention — offering them conversation and good cheer. Mariana also gives them love, hope and respect.
As she masterfully trims each person’s hair, you can literally see dignity restored and confidence built in each of her “customers.”
Thank you, Mariana for such a wonderful gift you are giving the homeless clients at LUM and to the entire community.