Meet the Melbourne barber giving the homeless a clean start at life
A former drug addict, who has turned his life around, now spends one day off a week helping those less fortunate than he is. Just four years ago Nasir Sobhani was heavily addicted to drugs, stuck in a downward spiral and using whatever he could get his hands on. Now he’s been sober for more than three years and takes time out from his full time barbershop job one day a week to provide haircuts for the homeless. Working as an apprentice barber for the Medusa Hair Salon in Melbourne, the 26-year-old has started his own Clean Cut, Clean Start initiative. “A homeless person doesn’t get the respect and attention needed,” Mr Sobhani told The Daily Mail. “So letting them know that they are worthy of human interaction is actually the main purpose here”.
For the last year Mr Sobhani has hit the streets of Melbourne offering his barber service to the homeless for free.
His first client was a heroin addict who used to wash the windows outside the barber shop where he works.