Lubbock barber provides free haircuts for the homeless - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Lubbock barber provides free haircuts for the homeless

Source: KCBD Video Source: KCBD Video
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

In extreme heat, it's easy for us to take little things for granted like grabbing a bottle of water when we're thirsty, but that bottle of water could be lifeline to someone who can't afford to buy it.

That type of thinking led one Lubbock barber to want to make a difference the only way he could.

Picking up the clippers or a pair of scissors is nothing new to John Romo, but out of his 19 years of cutting hair this was the only day he worked for free.

Romo moved right outside Touch of Beauty salon and barber shop right off Avenue Q to set up shop to give free haircuts to Lubbock's homeless.

"Just the fact that they're out here dealing with this weather the heat, the cold, the rain, and the snow, it's like the world has forgotten a lot of them, so try to come out here today to make them feel better," Romo said.

He wants to make the homeless population look better and feel better.

"The same thing a haircut does for anybody. It makes you feel better. If you're feeling down, get a haircut," Romo said. "The smile spoke for itself because they are a little bit timid, but the smile said it all."

With the help of his family and friends, Romo transformed everyone who walked over and sat in a chair.

He even gave back the old fashioned way by passing out water, snacks, and hygiene products.

"Just the feeling of helping other people, because I live down the street and the homeless population here are everywhere," he said. "People seem to forget about them, so if we can do something to up lift them and help them out a little bit, that's what made me want to do this."

Romo says the event was a huge success and he plans to have more in the future. Over 50 people in the homeless population came out for the event.

Copyright 2018 KCBD. All rights reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Elk mamas and babies invade CO town, but use crosswalk

    Elk mamas and babies invade CO town, but use crosswalk

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:09:54 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:09:54 GMT
    More than a dozen elk show up in downtown Estes Park, CO. (Source: Pixabay, file)More than a dozen elk show up in downtown Estes Park, CO. (Source: Pixabay, file)

    More than a dozen elk show up in downtown Estes Park, CO, but at least they use the crosswalk.

    More than a dozen elk show up in downtown Estes Park, CO, but at least they use the crosswalk.

  • Police fatally shoot 17-year-old boy fleeing traffic stop

    Police fatally shoot 17-year-old boy fleeing traffic stop

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 3:17 PM EDT2018-06-20 19:17:51 GMT
    Friday, June 22 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:09:11 GMT
    No shots were fired at the officers during the encounter, and no weapon was found on Rose's body. (Source: KDKA/CNN)No shots were fired at the officers during the encounter, and no weapon was found on Rose's body. (Source: KDKA/CNN)

    Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop in a confrontation partly captured on video shot from a nearby home.

    Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a 17-year-old boy just seconds after he fled from a traffic stop in a confrontation partly captured on video shot from a nearby home.

  • Breaking

    Jury awards $41M to family of East Texas woman whose murder led to 'Kari's Law'

    Jury awards $41M to family of East Texas woman whose murder led to 'Kari's Law'

    Friday, June 22 2018 3:08 PM EDT2018-06-22 19:08:47 GMT

    A jury deliberating a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of an East Texas woman who murdered in a Marshall motel room has ruled in favor of her family. 

    A jury deliberating a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of an East Texas woman who murdered in a Marshall motel room has ruled in favor of her family. 

Powered by Frankly