Hair Stylist

Mark Bustos

Mark Bustos is a hairstylist in New York City. He traveled to the Philippines in 2012 and was struck by the number of impoverished children, so he rented a barbershop and started cutting hair for the local less fortunate to give back. THis inspired him to spend every Sunday providing free hair cuts for the homeless in the streets of New York City. He created the hashtag #BeAwesometoSomebody on social media as a platform to inspire individuals to post photos of themselves doing random acts of kindness. In addition to providing high-quality haircuts to the homeless, Mark is informally activating public spaces by cutting hair on sidewalks, streets, and public plazas. His work has been featured in large national media outlets like the New York Times, CNN, and ABC World News.