Nasir Sobhani, aka “the Streets Barber” works in a barber shop in Melbourne six days a week. Then on Sundays—his only day off—he goes out to give free haircuts to people less fortunate. He skateboards around the city, providing trendy haircuts to the poor and homeless.
This kind human being provides people with a new self image, and enables them to be someone who they can be proud of. This is how he demonstrates that he cares—by cutting and styling their hair in the street for nothing!
Sobhani started the mission as part of his own recovery. Previously addicted to drugs, Sobhani said he used to hate himself because of his addiction. Once he came across a window cleaner who confided in him that he had been drug free for a month and would like to celebrate with a new haircut. That’s when Sobhani realized how much a simple haircut means.
Many homeless people feel shame and hatred toward themselves too. To break this cycle, Sobhani knew that positive steps needed to be taken, including self love and care—and for a barber the obvious first step is to give a beautiful new haircut.
Happy to be themselves again, with a stylish new haircut.
Making her shine with beauty.
Human interaction is crucial to making a person feel worthy of love.
It’s never too late to change your style—as well as your life!
A beautiful transformation.
Sobhani wanted to show he cared, so he helps the destitute by giving them a sense of worth.
He said his mission’s slogan is “clean cut, clean start.”
Sobhani started giving free haircuts; this choice in his life he describes as “monumental.”
Making him feel special with his own hairstyle creation.
The 26-year-old street barber continues to bring people hope. He has also been featured in a documentary by PLGRM.
Sobhani’s kindness and faith shows us we have the powerful ability to transform our lives in a positive way and make a new start.