Nasir Sobhani aka The Streets Barber is no ordinary barber. A recovered heroin addict Nasir moved from Canada to Sydney 3 years ago following a successful stint in rehab and began working as an apprentice barber. Inspired by a fellow recovering addict, who celebrated his one month sobriety with a haircut, Nasir saw the newfound confidence something as simple as a haircut can provide.
Now, Nasir’s one day off a week is spent on the streets of Sydney armed with his barber kit and his skateboard. Nasir can be seen around town providing the homeless with a free haircut and a shave, but, more importantly as Nasir says, human interaction and companionship.
[su_quote]“A haircut can do so much for someone … and that’s why I named what I do ‘Clean Cut, Clean Start, I’m hoping with a clean cut — it’s as simple as this — you’ll just have a clean start to life.”[/su_quote]
Nasir has set up thestreetsbarber.com, a place where people can find stories, ideas, hope and inspiration in order to go out and serve their community in their own way.
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