NYC Stylist Improves Lives For The Homeless With Simple Gesture
Mark Bustos has been a hairstylist for many years. But recently, he really started making a difference with his profession. "I want to raise awareness and inspire people all around the world to just wake up and open their eyes and see what's going on right next to them. Basically i go out on the streets and try to give back to people who need it the most. I do it by cutting there hair, right on the street." When he was 12 years old he visited the Philippines and saw how a third world country lives. He has always wanted to make a difference for people who were less fortunate. So about two years ago he started helping the homeless. He travels to cut homeless people's hair and make their day better. But more than just a new look he gives them hope, someone to talk to, and added zest for life.
In this video we meet Apache, a Native American originally from Alaska, who has been homeless for more than 11 years. Mark learned he has never let anyone cut his hair. While talking with Apache he learned about how much loss he has experienced on the streets. He has lost friends and family while living on the streets. The average life expectancy for a homeless person is approximately 50 years, 30 years less than the national average. Mark is on a mission to raise awareness by cutting hair and getting their stories known.