Looking Good –
May 17, 2018 – Some special makeovers happened at Douglas J Aveda Institute in Grand Rapids Thursday, helping women who are battling addiction. The women changed their lives over the past few months or years and now they’re changing their look. Nancy Akahi and Charlena Taylor are two of the five women taking part in the event, receiving a facial cleansing, massage, and a new hair-do, a welcome relief after a lifetime of struggle. “I am so excited,” said Akahi. “Totally grateful too.” … “This day is a blessing, it’s been a long time,” said Taylor. “I never thought in my wildest dreams, this would come at the end or middle, or whatever part of my journey I’m on.” Michael Baker, a former addict and recovery coach in West Michigan, helped plan the special day. “These five ladies that were chosen said, ‘Hey I want my face out there to show what recovery looks like’,” said Baker. Baker is paying it forward, not only to celebrate their success, but to show others recovery is possible.