August 26, 2014

Yay Mark Bustos

Mark Bustos is a 30-year-old hairstylist in Manhattan who goes around on Sunday offering haircuts to the homeless and to people who can't afford them.

 Mark Bustos

Every weekend, he wonders the city's streets to find people who look as though they could do with a haircut and who might otherwise not be able to afford it. 
Mr Bustons experience in hair-styling goes back to when he was a teenager. At the age of 14 he was styling out of his parent's garage.
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His motto is simple: 'Be awesome to somebody'
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His haircuts for the homeless was inspired after taking a trip in May 2012, to his native country of The Philippines where he snipped away on underprivileged kids.  He said the trip gave him the idea and momentum to continue the good deeds back in the States.  'The feeling was so rewarding, I decided to bring the positive energy back to New York City.'
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The transformations seen after a simple haircut and shave are incredible. Bustos says that people are treated better when their hair is styled neatly.

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Many more transformations were captured by photographer Devin Masga and can be seen at the link.

Posted by Jill Fallon at August 26, 2014 2:42 PM | Permalink