My favourite thing about barbering and hairdressing is making people feel like they are on top of the world at no cost, says Amy Cook from the Neighbourhood Barber in Islington.
The Neighbourhood Barber has recently joined the Connecting the Hunter program, an initiative of Hunter Homeless Connect Inc. They will be providing free haircuts to local people who are experiencing homelessness via referral from specialist homelessness services.
Amy comments, I have always wanted to help people in need to feel better about themselves and how they look, it's the most rewarding part of the job.
A good haircut can change someone's life, how they see themselves, how others treat them and also improve someone's job prospects.