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Man Investigated For Giving Free Haircuts To Homeless (Video)

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Juan Carlos Montesdeoca is under investigation for giving homeless people free haircuts in Tucson, Arizona, for several months (video below).

Montesdeoca, a cosmetology student, told KOLD/KMSB when asked why he gave the haircuts: "Out of the kindness of my heart, out of the memory of my mom, because she lost her hair."

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However, the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology is investigating Montesdeoca for cutting hair without a license.

The young man reportedly did the good deed at a local park because many homeless people had not gotten haircuts for some time.

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"About seven months was the longest one, another lady was about two years without a basic trim," Montesdeoca recalled.

Montesdeoca, who was once homeless himself, was attending Regency Beauty school before it closed in September 2016.

Donna Aune, executive director of the Arizona State Board of Cosmetology, would not comment because the investigation is active and ongoing.

Aune did refer to a state statute that reads: "A person shall not perform or attempt to perform cosmetology without a license or practice in any place other than in a licensed salon."

Montesdeoca asserts that he didn't know about the state statute, but is worried about his cosmetology future.

"They can suspend [me], even before I even try to get a license, they can say no," Montesdeoca said. "That would be very, very unfortunate."

Meanwhile, he has created a GoFundMe page to raise money to go to barber school:

I am asking for help from those who encourage and support me or who may know of me and how much I truly , honestly whole heartedly have love for my TUCSON community and would encourage me to continue this mission and my education.

For all those who know me through the closing of Regency Beauty Institution, our Homeless mission and work, Personal friends and family I ask that you may share this with others.

Be a person of hope, encouragement, love, Kindness and show others that this world we live in still has Loving [people] in it and a representation of our Cosmetology/Barber Community that encourages The beautification of all and unites us all.

We are a community of Love. [Support] me on my educational journey through which there is no fafsa currently available in [Tucson] #Barberschool

Sources: KOLD/KMSBJuan Carlos Montesdeoca/GoFundMe / Photo credit: spilltojill/Flickr