Meet the Barber and Recovering Drug Addict Who Is Bringing Dignity and Hope to the Homeless With the Simple Act of a Free Haircut
Four years ago Nasir Sobhani was heavily addicted to drugs, using anything he could get his hands on.
Today he has been sober for more than three years, and spends his one day off a week from the Medusa Hair Salon in Melbourne’s north-west, helping those less fortunate than him. The 26-year-old Melbourne man, known as the Streets Barber, gives haircuts to the homeless as part of his Clean Cut Clean Start initiative.
‘A homeless person doesn’t get the respect and attention needed,’ Mr Sobhani told Daily Mail Australia.
‘So letting them know that they are worthy of human interaction is actually the main purpose here.’
For over a year he has been taking to the streets in Melbourne to offer his services as a barber, a passion he said helped him move on after his battle with drugs.