A kindhearted and good willed barber has graciously taken time out from his busy schedule to give free hair cuts to the homeless people of Belfast.
The good Samaritan, barber Joshua Fuller originally from London say’s he is willing to offer any haircut free of charge to the city’s rough-sleepers.
Fully qualified hairdresser and barber, Joshua drives his fully equipped salon van around Bangor and Holywood before stopping in Belfast city centre’s Waring Street, where there is a homeless shelter, to offer his free haircuts.
Mr Fuller told reporters: “I like helping people,” said Joshua, whose sister is Olympic snowboarder Aimee Fuller, and who has cut the hair of her team-mates, Jenny Jones and Anna Gasser.
“So I approached Hope Harbour Help for the Homeless and offered my services as a barber to the homeless people they look after.
“We set up outside the Salvation Army in Belfast around 8pm and worked until after 10pm, doing around 20 clients.”
However Joshua’s goodwill doesn’t stop there as he and his team also drive to the homes of the city’s elderly and disabled clients to offer his services.
Although he runs a full time business Joshua said cutting the hair of the homeless his eyes have been opened to the harsh reality of a street life.
“It gives you an insight into how difficult life on the street is,” he added.
“We don’t get personal with the clients but we listen to what they want to tell us. And it makes you realise how privileged you are. The clients are treated just as if they were paying clients, with a full consultation on what style they would like.
“We don’t rush them, we take around 30 minutes so it feels like a real luxury experience.