‘STREETS BARBER’ CHANGING LIVES WITH HAIRCUTS FOR HOMELESS
Nasir Sobhani is a barber with an unusual clientele. When he’s not working at a trendy salon in Melbourne’s north, he’s giving haircuts and hope to the homeless. He’s known as the “Streets Barber”.
“Sometimes, when you don’t care for yourselfanymore, you give up hope and so when you give up hope you lose sight of what’s beautiful and that beautiful thing is yourself,” he said. “So if you can be physically beautiful then that can spark a change on the inner beauty.”
It’s a labour of love for this reformed drug addict. After hitting rock bottom, he found a new addiction.
“I get high, it’s simple as that.” he said. “I get happy, I get joy seeing someone else happy. So I think I benefit more than they benefit to be honest, so it’s almost selfish.”
The Streets Barber made a guest appearance at the HoMie store in Melbourne. People lined the racks and business seemed to booming, but at this store the customers don’t pay.
Most of the time HoMie’s clothes are sold to the general public, but twice a month people who are struggling can choose a free outfit and experience the VIP treatment.