Hol­ly­wood hair­styl­ist pays visit to home­town

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY PRINCESS CLEA ARCELLAZ Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

MASANTOL - Filipino-Amer­i­can hair­styl­ist Mark Bus­tos over the week­end went back home to his home­town here to share his in­ter­na­tion­ally-rec­og­nized tal­ent to his ka­balens via free hair­cuts.

Bus­tos, whose fam­ily hails from Barangay San Ni­co­las in this town, is known for giv­ing away free hair­cuts to un­der­priv­i­leged and home­less peo­ple here and abroad which earned him the mon­icker “Hair­dresser to the H o m el ess. ”

Bus­tos was for­merly em­ployed in a posh hair salon in New York City where he was a hair­styl­ist to Hol­ly­wood artists and high-pro­file

clients be­fore he set up his own salon Sil­ver Vine Room in New Jer­sey in 2018.

De­spite his con­tin­ued suc­cess and the nu­mer­ous recog­ni­tions he gained in the in­dus­try, Bus­tos sus­tains his com­mit­ment in hu­man­i­tar­ian work by giv­ing away free hair­cuts to the un­der­priv­i­leged dur­ing his free time.

And over the week­end, Bus­tos treated some of his ka­balens here to a taste of Hol­ly­wood hairstyling af­ter he of­fered free hair­cuts as part of his char­i­ta­ble work aimed at giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity.

In an in­ter­view, Bus­tos said that his free hair­cut is “his way of pay­ing it for­ward and spread­ing his mes­sage of dig­nity and hope, by cut­ting the hair of home­less peo­ple” across the world.

“My job is to make peo­ple feel bet­ter than they did be­fore they sat on my chair,” Bus­tos said.

Mayor Danilo Guintu, who was treated to a fresh hair­cut dur­ing Bus­tos’cour­tesy visit at the Mayor’s Of­fice, lauded the lat­ter’s artistry which brought and honor to Masantol and his fel­low Masan­toleño.

“Bus­tos is a true pride of Masantol. He has also worked with high pro­file clients in Hol­ly­wood and was able to make his own name here and abroad. And de­spite his nu­mer­ous achieve­ments, he never for­got his Masan­toleño roots,” he said.

The mayor added: “More than his artistry in hairstyling, it’s his char­i­ta­ble work of giv­ing free hair­cuts to the home­less dur­ing his free time that makes us more proud be­ing his fel­low Masan­toleño. In­deed Bus­tos is an em­bod­i­ment of a self­less and kind-hearted M asan t o l eñ o.”

-Princess Clea Arcellaz

HOL­LY­WOOD HAIRSTYLING. Mayor Danilo Guintu is treated to Hol­ly­wood hairstyling by in­ter­na­tion­ally­ac­claimed Masan­toleño hair­dresser Mark Bus­tos.

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