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Hello, I am Conell Jonson I have been a master barber for 30 years an owner and operator of 20 years. I fell in love with barbering in the Marine Corp cutting my fellow Marines, Cutting my fellow Marines gave me a variety of different types of hair to cut, and the passion for cutting grow.  


During the early 90’s my twin brother and I would travel to Philadelphia, Pa to the annual Greed’s Cookout in the park. Each year I was more amazed by the haircuts and the artistry of the different styles. I saw a lot of creative cuts and some with the same cuts, but the styles indicated to me which state it originated from.

The vision I saw in the park in Philly, is what Barbers For Life and I want to reveal to the world. The goal is the showcase the artistry of barbering along the east coast, from New York to Florida. The Barber Battles will show the aptitude and artistry of barbering from each state, and the final competition will have the variety of styles and the diversity of haircuts from barbers along the east coast, on one stage showcasing the artistry in profession.


I have been dreaming and planning the competition for 15 years and now it is time. I Built my first Executive Mobile Barber Shops and Barbers For Life and I, are giving it away to the winner of biggest barber competition of it's kind.

Barbers For Life East Coast Barber Battles and Competition. We are looking for the barbers who has the talent and skills to represent their state along the east coast. Will you be the one to drive away with the first Executive Mobile Barber Shop to service your Executive Clientele.

Do to the high cost of Barber School and clippers are costing even more these days. Proceeds will go to helping disadvantage students pay for Barber School and supplies.




  • 1982 - Graduated

  • 1982-1986 - Marine Corps

  • 1983 - Beirut Lebanon (1st Battalion 8th Marines)

  • October 23, 1983 - Bombing of the Marine Corps Headquarters Beirut Lebanon

       (241) fellow Marines, Semple Fi

  • 1989 - Barber School

  • 1991 - Master Barber

  • 1993-1996 - Owner and operator of Twin 2's Barbershop in Landover Maryland

  • 1995-1999 - Owner and operator of Twin 2's Barbershop in Washington DC

  • 1999-2006 - Worked in other's barbershop

  • 2006-2018 - Owner and operator of Shabazz Barbershop 

  • 2017-Present - CEO Barbers For Life


One of the most exciting things about this profession is seeing the pure creativity and talent from Barbers all over the country. No two city styles are the same, We want to showcase this diversity, promote the profession and inspire the next generation of Barbers.