Barber and Co Gastown is reopening on Tuesday, September 15th with a new perspective and a commitment to the community. Let us cut, shave and fade your cares away. You know how good you feel after you visit us? This is what inspired one of our barbers to go a step further.
Please join us as we welcome 2 Paycheques Away to share our space and better serve the residents of the Downtown East Side. Barber Alysha Osborne founded @2paychequesaway, a non-profit organization that provides free haircuts to residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside while telling their stories through portrait photography.
There are many misconceptions surrounding those living on the Downtown East Side (DTES). 2 Paycheques Away mission is to reveal the spirited and resilient individuals from the DTES by sharing their stories as told during their visit to the barber. This initiative lends a head start to those taking a next step and rebuilds bridges and relationships among Vancouverites of all walks of life.