Hairdresser for the homeless: a haircut and help

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU)- Joshua Coombes is a London barber who travels around the world giving haircuts to people in need, and he brought that generosity to Anchorage to provide haircuts for homeless people.

Coombes said what he does is nothing special, it's just combining his passion of cutting hair to help others.

"It’s not just a haircut, it is about someone taking the time to spend with you" said Coombes.

Coombes is part of #DoSomethingForNothing , which encourages others to spread acts of kindness to those in need.

Mikey Huff, founder of The Wool Sock Project , invited Coombes to come to Anchorage.

On Wednesday afternoon, the pair set up shop in an empty space downtown, provided by the Anchorage Downtown Partnership.

Next in Coombes' chair was Krystal Harrison. The two chit-chated back and fourth and Harrison starts to tell her experience of being homeless.

"Most of them come from neglected or not great homes they are neglected and they run anyway. it's not like their parents come back for them," said Harrison.

Mikey Huff said, the project is not about finding a big-picture solution, but instead it's about making a connection, helping and learning about one another.

"I believe there is no such thing as a homeless issue there are individuals with individual issues and each of the people that we cut today," said Huff.

"Every single one of them had a path to end up where they are. They all had a different walk in their life," said Huff.