Meet the Barber - Jerry Tomarchio


Jerry Tomarchio was graduated from Hopewell Valley high school followed by completing the NJ State Barber Apprenticeship program. He went on to take the NJ State Cosmetology Board examinations to become licensed in 1975. In the early stages of his career Jerry partnered with Charles Lamendola to own the wildly successful Pennytown Salon complex on Rte 31 in Hopewell NJ. It became a staple business in the northern Mercer County area with a huge loyal following. As the years progressed, Jerry and his partner incorporated a chain of franchised children's haircutting shops called "Short Cuts". While their chain was very successful, both artistically and financially, Jerry ultimately craved getting back to his grass roots: he wanted to cut hair because that is what he was obviously born to do!

We say "born to do" because it can't be forgotten that Jerry represented The Atlas School of Cosmetology in competition at Manhattan's Statler-Hilton hotel in their platform artist competition where he finished 2nd in Men's haircutting. Not the kind of guy to be satisfied with 2nd, Jerry entered the NJ State Cosmetology championship held in Cherry Hill where he took care of business by winning both the Men and Women's haircutting titles! This guy can cut hair!

Today, Jerry has his corporate history and it's administrative details on hold as he whiles away his days on cruise-control doing what he loves most: HAIRCUTTING.

He is currently splitting his time between the unisex/styling side of the industry, and the men and boy's specialty cuts on the other side. Capital barbershop in Ewing and The Barber Shop of Hamilton is fortunate to have a talent like Jerry on staff. He is the consummate pro!

If hair and business interests weren't enough to take up most of his waking hours, Jerry's leisure time interests rank right up there. He is very well known as a professional race car driver regionally and, even though he chose the Cosmetology industry as his career, he had the talent to have gone on to race at Daytona if he wished. He ran at the front of the pack on many occasions at the storied Flemington Speedway in addition to other regional tracks. With his auto racing competition days behind him, Jerry now loves outdoors expeditions with his 14 year old son when they're hunting, fishing, and 4-wheeling.