2020

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Christian Jones

New Jersey

Christian (Chris) Jones was born in 1946 and has been continuously licensed as a barber for 55 years. He is now retired, however, he chose to continue cutting hair three days a week because barbering is his passion. 

Chris graduated from Atlas Barber College in Manhattan, NY in 1964. Atlas was one of the last institutions to teach the Moler Method of barbering. In 1983-87 he continued his education at Mercer Co. College studying Journalism, Marketing, and Psychology. He was inducted into the National Honor Society for students of Psychology.

Chris went from being a barber's apprentice to owning multiple shops. He authored Barbershop History and Antiques which became a best seller in the barbershop genre. The Kovels' antiques guide named it as one of the top ten books of the year when it was first published. 

Chris received the gubernatorial appointment to the NJ State Board of Barbering and Cosmetology in Consumer Affairs under the Attorney General's Office eventually becoming the Chairman of the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology. His personal goal during the time served on the board was to restore a barber license option in N Jersey. In 1985 it had been eliminated and replaced with a plenary license whereby all barbers were categorized as "cosmetologists". 

Chris also served as a Hearings Panelist for NACCAS (National Association of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences) in Washington, DC. They accredit approximately 1,300 institutions of barbering, cosmetology, etc. 

Chris enjoys collecting antique barber pieces and has over 2000 pieces which he shows and exhibits to interested visitors. He has also been involved in his community as a volunteer in many projects. Chris is currently residing in Centre Hall, PA.