Street Barber Who Gives Free Haircuts to the Homeless Gets Gifted His Own Barber Shop

After an 11-year career, Philadelphia-based barber Brennon Jones decided to give back to his community. Without premises of his own, Jones set up shop on sidewalks and street corners to offer free haircuts to the homeless. With a “daily mission of giving back and spreading love,” Jones completed as many as 20 haircuts a day, and even traveled to homeless hotspots like Camden, New Jersey.

One day in April 2017, a man named Sean Johnson approached Jones while he was out cutting hair and asked him what he planned to do during winter. Jones replied that he would probably have to put Haircuts For Homeless (HC4H) on hold. A few months later Jones received a call from Johnson asking him to meet at his newly refurbished barbershop. He tossed him the keys and said, “If you like it, it's yours.” Overwhelmed and completely blown away by the stranger’s kindness, Jones named his newly opened shop Phenomenon Perfection.

Believing that “the greatest joy in life is being able to serve others,” Jones will continue to host haircuts for the homeless during weekly “Makeover Mondays” where clients can also enjoy a free meal. “To us it’s just a hair cut, but to them it’s so much more. It’s a sense of self esteem,” says Jones.

You can support Jones’ admirable mission by donating via Paypal.

Philadelphia-based barber Brennon Jones offers free haircuts for the homeless.

Inspired by his kindness, a stranger gifted him his own premises, which Jones named Phenomenon Perfection.

Haircuts For Homeless: Instagram
h/t: [Buzzfeed]

All images via Haircuts For Homeless.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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