We all know that triumphant feeling of bursting onto the block fresh from your barber's chair with a new, reinvigorating haircut. In today's daily reminder that not all New Yorkers are cynical, selfish human beings comes the news that one city-based stylist regularly offers free haircuts to the homeless.
Mark Bustos, a resident hairstylist at Three Squares Studio, spends his Sundays giving the pricey hair studio treatment to those who can't afford it. Bustos has been hooking up the less fortunate with free trims since a family visit to the Philippines in 2012. He cuts hair right there on the street in hopes that his "positive energy" will rub off and passerbys might co-opt his personal motto to "Be Awesome to Somebody." Bustos hooks up as many as six people a day, and brought his humanitarian efforts along with him during travels to L.A., Costa Rica, and Jamaica.
If giving a haircut to a homeless person sounds trivial to you, just peep his Instagrams of gracious customers and see the difference the feeling of being clean-shaven can affect. Salute, Mark.