Guys go to the barbershop to look good and feel good. A haircut, a shave and you’re ready to take on the world. A Fort Lauderdale barber is going the extra mile. He’s leaving his shop and hitting the streets to make sure that everyone is well-groomed.
At Noblemen’s Cut & Shave in Fort Lauderdale’s Flagler Village, guys know they’re going to come out looking smooth.
Greg Young, owner: “It’s all about the experience. We like to stand out different from most shops.”
A sliding glass garage door that opens when weather permits and original artwork on the walls give the place a unique vibe.
It’s what happens outside Noblemen’s that really makes a difference.
Greg Young: “The Backpack Barber Foundation came upon me going out providing haircuts for the homeless and less fortunate.”
The foundation began with owner Greg Young.
Greg Young: “I started it from self-funding. It cost me quite a bit up front. I would hit the streets after work a few nights a week.”
It didn’t take long for the idea to grow.
Greg Young: “I then discovered that I could turn this and reach more people by creating an organization and a foundation.”
Allowing the foundation to do more than originally planned.
Greg Young: “And now we’re able to provide haircuts with hygiene bags stuffed with toiletries and hygiene products.”
Socks, deodorant, soap, a towel — even some fruit.
The bag is loaded with essentials.
That’s where Noblemen’s customers also lend a hand.
Greg Young: “Clients come and drop off excessive soap and shampoos, stuff that they may have picked up at the hotels.”
The Backpack Barber Foundation is strictly personal.
Greg Young: “Because I was once addicted, strung-out and homeless, and there was many nights I didn’t have what I needed.”
Folks who get what they need are truly grateful to Greg.
Spencer Jones, received haircut: “He do a great job. He do everything for the people, and I love him. God bless him.”
FOR MORE INFO:
Noblemen’s Cut & Shave
504 NW 1st Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
The Backpack Barber Foundation
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