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San Francisco Barber Shop offered free haircuts Sunday night at its shop at 3166 16th St. near Guerrero Street.
“We wanted to introduce ourselves to the community alongside getting all the businesses on 16th Street together to do something for the community,” said Christopher Diez, a co-owner of the shop.
Diez and his partner Anton Cura worked with Saints of Steel, a non profit that serves underprivileged kids, veterans, as well as the homeless.
With only two weeks of promotion, mostly on social media, the shop was packed Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with people dropping in to check out the event, that included a D.J. and an art exhibit. A steady flow of clientele filled up the shop’s seats for haircuts.
“A lot of the donations are gonna go to Mission related charities like the 16th Street navigation center for the homeless,” Diez said, “It’s the first, but the first of many charity events that we hope to host.”
Diez and Cura, who were both born and raised in San Francisco, opened the shop six months ago.
They plan to hold another pop up event in December.