Mark BustosFounder of the #BeAwesomeToSomebody Movement
Salon Owner, Silver Vine Room, Summit, NJ
HairStylist at Ammon Carver Studio, NYC
Founder of the #BeAwesomeToSomebody Movement
At the young age of 14, Mark Bustos discovered the power of human interaction through his passion for cutting hair. That’s why he has dedicated the last 19 years, not only developing and honing his craft, but sharing his talents all over the globe with clients such as his own brothers and cousins to fashion designer, Phillip Lim, NASCAR Driver, Jeff Gordon and even 8-year old Isabella, living on the streets in the Philippines.
As Mark travels to different cities to give back, Mark has also earned himself a styling chair in some of the most prestigious salons in America, including Oribe Salon in South Beach, Miami and RamirezTran Salon in Beverly Hills, CA. In October 2017, Mark has been awarded for his Humanitarian efforts at the highly acclaimed Intercoiffure Gala and nominated as Educator of the year at the 2017 Stylist Choice Awards. He also attained a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Kean University.
As the founder of the #BeAwesomeToSomebody Charity/Movement, Mark has humbly given a new meaning to being compassionate by giving free haircuts to the homeless every Sunday, all around the world. Not only has this inspired family, friends, hairstylists and strangers all over the world to help those in need, Mark is able to meet new people and be moved by their stories simply by doing what he loves.
Mark has recently been featured in The New York Times, CNN, ABC World News, Forbes, Huffington Post, GQ, Details Magazine, Vanity Fair, People Magazine, and many more. The #BeAwesomeToSomebody Movement has also received international acclaim in several publications across Europe and Asia, notably the Philippines, which is both where his family is from and where the #BeAwesomeToSomebody Movement was born.
Follow Mark on Instagram and Twitter: @markbustos #BeAwesomeToSomebody