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Kenji Monta Mitchell Jr.

(1996-10-07) October 7, 1996 (age 27)
Hampton, Virginia
NationalityUnited States of America
Other namesKenji The Barber
CitizenshipAfrican American
EducationArchitectural Drafting
Alma materNorfolk State University
OccupationMaster Barber, entertainer
Known forBarbering Entertainment

Kenji Mitchell also known as KenjiTheBarber is an American celebrity barber, best known for his innovative viral videos on the social media platform.[1] He is being the first to create barbering entertainment with the use of dance challenges and new songs.[2] Kenji was awarded first place in the Black Beauty Expo.[3][4]

Early life and education

Kenji was born and grew up in Hampton, Virginia. His father had a barbershop in Hampton “In The Zone Cuts and his mom passed away in 2007 due to a brain aneurysm. He completed schooling from bethel high school and graduated in 2014. Kenji earned his Engineering degree in Architectural Drafting from Norfolk State University in 2018. His passion for hair cutting started in college where he would cut hair for as little as $10 and decided to take it seriously.[5]


After graduation, Kenji began working in his father's barbershop “In The Zone”. He made hair cutting more interesting by combining dance and songs. He created the videos on social media platforms and posted on instagram, facebook, twitter and TikTok.[6] His appearance on the innovative style of cutting and music, flourished his business and he was well recognized by the media.[7] According to a news article published on KVOO-FM, a commercial FM radio station, his recent barbering skit video on TikTok with a celebrity has more than 100k views.[8][4]


KenjiTheBarber got the 1st place in the Black Beauty Exp.

Personal life

Mitchell currently lives in Hamport, Virginia. He has four siblings.


  1. "The newest music and dance trends! @kenjithebarber brings something different to the table!". Omega Underground. 2020-01-29. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  2. Mushtaq, Saad. "How kenji the barber brought entertainment to the barber industry". Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  3. "How @kenjithebarber Uses His Imagination To Create Haircutting Videos". Vents Magazine. 2020-01-17. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "@kenjithebarber uses the latest music and dance trends too create next level barbering content! – Skope Entertainment Inc". Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  5. "@kenjithebarber uses the latest music and dance trends too create next level barbering content! – Skope Entertainment Inc". Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  6. "How @kenjithebarber Gained Success In The Barbering Industry:". Knnit. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  7. Nisar, Sardar Umar (2020-01-16). "How kenji the barber bought entertainment to the barber industry". Medium. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  8. "Technology has changed the way @kenjithebarber creates his content". Tapscape. 2020-01-29. Retrieved 2020-02-10.

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