In Tunisia, I had the opportunity to get my very first haircut at a barber. I usually buzz my own hair, but since it was a bit challenging using my own clippers, I decided to accompany Adnen at the best Barber in Fouchana! (the humble town Adnen grew up in) I knew exactly what I wanted…a close buzz paired with a heart in the back. There were a couple of clients before us, a boy about 8, and a young man with a scruffy face and curly top. I saw the instantaneous evolution of both of these young men, and was amazed at the precision of their cuts from their parts to zig zags running throughout. The boost in confidence I witnessed was magical. These were literally haircuts of hope. An instantaneous boost to walk into their often challenging worlds, with their heads held high. I came to this barber w/ a more uplifted me, and left w/ just that and more. It just made me think how important it is to do whatever it takes to give us that constant, even daily boost to go into each day with more optimism and hope.