Filipino hairstylist makes cutting-edge difference in New York City
MANILA, Philippines – He does the hairstyles of wealthy clients in an upscale salon in New York City, but on Sundays, his only day off, he does it for the homeless.
Mark Bustos, a 30-year-old Filipino-American hairstylist of Three Squares Studio, is making the rounds in social media after a story made by The Huffington Post on his Instagram posts about giving a cutting-edge look to the needy.
Bustos has been offering sophisticated haircuts for the homeless since May 2012 when he travelled to his family in the Philippines to visit relatives. While abroad, he rented a barber’s chair to offer his services to impoverished children. So far, he has also given free haircuts to the less fortunate in Jamaica, Costa Rica and Los Angeles.
“The feeling was so rewarding, I decided to bring the positive energy back to NYC,” he told Huffington Post.
Most of his free haircut services are done on the streets based on his Instagram posts. It comes with hashtag #BeAwesometoSomebody.
Bustos explained that he does his services in open spaces not for people to see him, but for others to be inspired to do a good deed to the needy.
“Even a simple smile can go a long way,” he said.
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