Jennifer O’Connell

Title: Owner
Company: Master Barber Academy Corporation
Location: Otisville, New York, United States

Jennifer O’Connell, Owner at the Master Barber Academy Corporation, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of cosmetology.

Drawing on more than 20 years of expertise in cosmetology, Ms. O’Connell has garnered a laudable reputation as the owner of the Master Barber Academy Corporation since 2011. In this capacity, she aspires to parlay her love for the industry to her future students and shine as a role model in their professional careers. Additionally, Ms. O’Connell has served as the owner of the Gifted Hands Barber Shop, one of the top five rated barbershops in the Hudson Valley region of New York, since 2001. Well regarded for her signature “flat top queen” haircut, she is proud to have succeeded in a predominantly male industry, especially as the sole proprietor and employee of her barbershop.

Prior to embarking upon her professional journey, Ms. O’Connell studied at a beauty school, where she earned certification as a cosmetologist in 1995. She has also been certified in color and cut training and as a master barber. Following the conclusion of her academic efforts, Ms. O’Connell served as a manager at the Salon Development Corporation in 1998.

Ms. O’Connell initially became involved in her profession out of a longstanding fascination with styling men’s hair, having never been interested in women’s hair. In accounting for her subsequent success, she credits her commitment to determination, consistency and the merits of hard work, as well as her unwavering belief in the fact that she was born to excel in the industry. Long driven to contribute on behalf of society at large, Ms. O’Connell engages in such charitable pursuits as giving free haircuts for her local Boys and Girls Club, as well as to members of the Salvation Army and those in need.

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