Rising to the Top: The Story of a Talented Barber and Entrepreneur: Mehran Cecunianin
MC decided to pursue a career in cosmetology and barbering while also working full-time at his uncle's restaurant. He dedicated 80 hours of his week to school and work, with the goal of improving his life. After completing his education, he was fortunate to work as an assistant to Paul Mitchell international educator Anthony Quatropan and to learn from US Champions in men's hair styling from the 1970s, Tito Tata and Peter Labela, as well as from the 1984 world champion and current coach for the US international Men's Hairstyling team, Andrea Turisi. In 2003, MC opened his own successful barbershop, "MC Barber." He was blessed with three children, Adelisa, Hamza, and Ismael, in the early 2000s. In 2012, MC began competing in barbering competitions and won his first 1st place in the New England Barbers Association. He went on to win around a dozen more competitions, including 1st place in the CT Barber Expo in 2015 and 2016. The struggles and hard work of his early life shaped him into the passionate, hardworking, and family-loving person he is today.