VIVE Katerin met recently with Justin D'Esposito, owner of Justin's Barbershop with 4 locations in New Jersey, including Jackson, Manalapan, Colt's Neck and Brick.
Justin's story is one of a talent and passion for hair cutting grown over time from when he began cutting hair in his garage at age 13 to earning "master barber" status and operating a successful barbershop enterprise. Justin worked hard and sacrificed to get where he is today. Of course, he gives credit to his brother Timothy who was Justin's first haircut practice model as well as his current business partner. Timothy manages the books and crunches the numbers which allows Justin to manage the front end operations as well as still find time to cut hair for his customers.
Among Justin's Barbershops' customers are celebrity clientele such as Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino from MTV's Jersey Shore, rapper Jay-Z and a few NFL players. Despite the success, Justin has not let it get to his head. He regularly mentors staff and helps them when they are facing personal difficulties. He also is community focused, and has organized a charity "cut-a-thon" to raise money for a local family who had a baby with cancer.
So guys, whichever location is closest to you, stop by Justin's Barbershop for a great haircut, a warm lather and hot towel shave and maybe to shoot some pool and share some Jersey Shore gossip!