It's not just about giving a service - it's about being of service
Nasir Sobhani, also known as ‘The Streets’ Barber,’ has earned his affectionate title spending his time taking to Melbourne’s streets offering free haircuts and shaves to the homeless and less fortunate. His inspirational story of compassion and generosity has received significant attention globally. Nasir was also one of the five people to be profiled as part of the Kenneth Cole Courageous Class Campaign in New York, celebrating individuals who have overcome obstacles in life to become inspiring role models.
He is an inspirational speaker certain to motivate and encourage all those who encounter him to find their own purpose.
Nasir has an exceptional manner of connecting marginalised people with the greater community. Providing a ‘voice to the voiceless,’ he shares the unique stories of the homeless he encounters on social media platforms reaching far and wide.
Since receiving considerable recognition Nasir has been attracting clients from all over who come to receive fresh haircuts and simply meet him. Humble and friendly, he finds joy in ensuring all who sit in his chair leave with mutual feelings of respect and friendship.
Nasir was born into one of few Iranian families living in Japan at the time before moving with his family to Canada as a child. Later in life he struggled and overcame drug addiction, finding sobriety through his supportive family and friends. He pursued his true passion in barbering and has achieved a name for himself in the barbering community. Following his newfound path in life, he started afresh in Melbourne over four years ago.
Nasir’s central principles which he encompasses in all that he strives to do, are the oneness of humanity, combatting prejudice and social injustice and the need for compassion for all. Strongly spiritual, he believes in using your natural talents to be charitable and help those less privileged, regardless of their backgrounds. Despite our different religious and spiritual beliefs, he exemplifies the notion that ultimately, we are all one.
Through his gregarious, eloquent, humorous, loving, compassionate and highly gifted personality, he draws people in with an incredible and extremely contagious positive and warm energy.
Nasir’s compassion and dedication to humanity touch all who encounter him. His mission to help those feel great about themselves and inspire a clean start is nothing short of impressive. Determined to expand his vision to a more global scale, not even the sky is the limit for the future of The Streets’ Barber.
Nasir Sobhani is both a thought-provoking presenter and humanitarian who is certain to inspire with his aspirational approach to charity and kindness.
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Nasir is a proud and active VU alumnus, who regularly gives his time to help VU in a range of ways, including sharing his story and insights gained from his personal journey and the amazing ... keep reading volunteer work he does in personally, directly helping to raise the confidence and self-esteem of those who are doing it tough. His honesty and openness is not only engaging and eye-opening but also truly inspiring. Victoria University
Well if you didn't already know, you seriously made that entire camp for most of the junior youth at that junior youth camp. It was their highlight. And you really did well to inspire them to want to serve the wider community. We would love you to be there at every camp, but understand you're busy with your schedule, and not only just present, but involved in some of the planning sessions so we can put some plans in place for a potential service project like the one you inspired the junior youth to want to do that camp.
Nasir came into our office late 2016 to speak about his journey. Our group ranged from 22 year old graduates to the CEO. From the very beginning his personable nature had us hooked - he literally "had us at hello"! He is so inspiring and an incredible story teller that draws you into his life, his beliefs and his love of human beings. He opens your eyes to life that is right in front of us all and it makes you want to be better person, but to Nasir, it is his natural gift of human kindness that hopefully he will spread - far and wide!"
Nasir was fantastic, so down to earth, genuine and a lovely guy. Our audience really appreciated listening to his moving story, which touched a lot of our guests and lifted the spirit of the room. Thank you Nasir, I’m so glad we chose you to speak at our event!
Nasir engaged the audience right from the start. It was clear that they listened intently to his story, and afterwards commented to me how incredible his story is, and the messages they took from what he had to say. Everyone really felt he spoke from the heart without any airs and graces which was a good thing. I feel he related well to the Year 12 age group which constituted his audience. He fielded some great questions at the end of his presentation and was happy to answer them.