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Entertaining and compelling real-life stories with valuable lessons on how to succeed in business and in life. The author is successful business, real estate, and media entrepreneur Dick Kazan.
Published on August 4th, 2015

Mark Bustos: Each Sunday, he gives free haircuts to the homeless and the poor.

Mark Bustos
Mark Bustos cutting the hair of a homeless man.  

31 year old Mark Bustos is a hair stylist at an expensive salon in New York City (NYC).

But on Sundays, his day off, he approaches homeless people and others with a smile and says, "I want to do something nice for you today," and then cuts their hair.

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Mark cuts the hair of up to six people on a Sunday, while his girlfriend also offers them whatever food they request.

Mark Bustos
Mark Bustos working on a park bench  

The free haircuts began in May, 2012 when Mark visited his family in the Philippines.

While he was there, he rented a barber chair in a barbershop to cut the hair of poor children, free of charge.

"The feeling was so rewarding, I decided to bring the positive energy back to NYC," Mark told The Huffington Post by email in 2014.

He added that he's now also given free haircuts to those in need in Costa Rica, Jamaica and Los Angeles.

In Los Angeles, on the streets of Long Beach, one of his non-paying customers was Jim, who had just been released from prison two weeks earlier.

"Every human life is worth the same," Mark wrote to HuffPost. "We all deserve a second chance."

Mark cuts hair for the homeless and the poor in busy places on sidewalks and street corners, so that many people can see what he is doing.

"… not to see me," Mark told HuffPost, but to encourage others to conduct their own acts of kindness for those less well off than themselves.

"Even a simple smile can go a long way," Mark added.

Success Tip of the Week: "Mark's a great example of someone using the natural talents he was blessed with to bless others. You don't have to be rich to make a difference. Just willing."
Success Tip from comment by Spencer Harris on Huffingtonpost.com

Editor's Note: To learn more click here, where you can also watch a brief video of Mark.

Thank you to KarmaTube whose video "Street Cuts" (5/14/15) introduced Mark's acts of kindness to me.

In the next KazanToday: A woman who helps those in need, one transportation car at a time.

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