Photos: Getting a fresh look

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  • Advocate staff photo by Andrea Mabry -- Kentrell Veal, far left, and Natasha Howard from the Vanguard School of Cosmetology give Deville Gordon, a maintenance worker at the New Orleans Mission, a haircut on April 16, 2014. Gordon says he was laid off in March and has been living at the Mission so he won't have to sleep under the bridge anymore. The New Orleans Mission encourages its residents to renew their lives and become contributing citizens of the community, so students donate their time to give hair cuts, which the Mission says are "a small yet vital need."

  • Advocate staff photo by Andrea Mabry -- Deville Gordon, a maintenance worker at the New Orleans Mission, smiles as Kentrell Veal, a student at Vanguard School of Cosmetology, gives him a haircut on April 16, 2014. Gordon says he was laid off in March and has been living at the Mission so he won't have to sleep under the bridge anymore. The New Orleans Mission encourages its residents to renew their lives and become contributing citizens of the community, so students donate their time to give hair cuts, which the Mission says are "a small yet vital need."

  • Advocate staff photo by Andrea Mabry -- Ashley Spencer, a student at Vanguard School of Cosmetology, gives Mathew Hanrath a haircut at the New Orleans Mission on April 16, 2014. The New Orleans Mission encourages its residents to renew their lives and become contributing citizens of the community, so students donate their time to give hair cuts, which the Mission says are "a small yet vital need."

  • Advocate staff photo by Andrea Mabry -- Kentrell Veal, a student at Vanguard School of Cosmetology gives Deville Gordon, a maintenance worker at the New Orleans Mission, a haircut on April 16, 2014. Gordon says he was laid off in March and has been living at the Mission so he won't have to sleep under the bridge anymore. The New Orleans Mission encourages its residents to renew their lives and become contributing citizens of the community, so students donate their time to give hair cuts, which the Mission says are "a small yet vital need."