ABOUT THE FOUNDER
MEET THE FOUNDER
34 YEARS PROFESSIONAL BARBER
Hello, my name is Conell Jonson, CEO of Barbers For Life LLC. I have been a master Barber for over 30 years, and an owner / operator for over 20 years. I fell in love with Barbering in the Marine Corp, when it allowed me opportunities to get out of some assignments, before big Marine Corps events. That allowed my passion and artistry for cutting hair to grow because I always had a variety of different textures and styles of hair to cut.
During the early 90’s, my twin brother and I would travel to Philadelphia, Pa to the annual “Greek’s Cookout In The Park”. Each year I was 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 Philly cuts for me represented black power in the haircut styles, were as Atlanta haircuts come with a softer look. North Carolina has a vibe of down in the bio, country flair to its haircuts. These were only my opinions in describing the differences in haircuts styles.
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 to showcase the artistry of Barbering along the east coast - from New Jersey to Florida. 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 their artistry and talent.
I have been dreaming and planning this competition for over 16 years and now it is time. I built my first Executive Mobile Barber Shop, and Barbers For Life and I are giving it away to the winners of the Biggest Barber Battles and final competitions of its kind. We are looking for Barbers who have the talent and skills to represent their state along the east coast. Will you be the one in your state driving away with their own, Executive Mobile Barber Shop to service your executive clientele?
If you are a Barber, Know a Barber, or want to show your barber some Love for giving you that perfect cut. We need your support by purchasing, Barber Inspired Merchandise at
All the proceeds will go to producing Barber Battle Competitions in the Nation.
Due to the high cost of Barber Schools and associated tools and equipment, proceeds of the competition will go to helping disadvantaged students pay for tuition, training, and tools, with the barber schools who participate in the barber battles.
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 - Contract Barber - Various Locations
2006 - 2018 - Owner and operator of Shabazz Barbershop
2017 - CEO Barbers For Life LLC.
2020 - Built the Executive Mobile Barber Shop
2021 - Present Operating the Executive Mobile Barber Shop and Traveled to Barber Expo and Competition.