CHS Alumnus is Barber of the Year

CHS Alumnus is Barber of the Year
Posted on 04/17/2017
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Our Cosmetology teacher, Mrs. Tegano took two of her barbering class students to Justin's Barber Shop in Morganville in March 2017. This interactive barbering experience was made even more special by the barber who was cutting their hair. It was none other than Michael Sosna, Collier High School Class of 2004. Mike has been employed since 2008 at Justin's Barber Shop. He enjoyed instructing the students through the barbering process and answering all of their questions. 

Mike had always enjoyed barbering, even in high school but for the first few years after his graduation, he was employed at UPS and as a DJ. Mike then decided in 2008 to pursue barbering full time and subsequently graduated from the Empire Cosmetology School in Bordentown. In just under five years time, Mike has met with much success at his profession. Among all of the barbers in the four locations of Justin's Barber Shops, he has been the Barber of the Year in 2013, the MVP in 2014 and 2015 and Trainer of the Year in 2016-2017. Mike noted that "it's a very good feeling to have a career where I can make people happy. After attending Collier High School, it opened my eyes about the possibilities for myself in life." He also fondly remembered the support and direction of his CHS teachers, Mr. Staggard and Mrs. DeLucca.

Mike is currently living in Manalapan with his wife Courtney and two sons ages three and one. He indicated that he has recently been discussing managing one of the Justin's Barber Shops with the owner.

Thank you Mike, for taking the time to patiently instruct the CHS students in the art of barbering. And congratulations on all your success at Justin's Barber Shop.