Armstrong Student Center Home to New Barber Shop

Miami student getting her nails done against the backdrop of the new Razor Sharp barber shop in Armstrong.

A new barber shop and nail salon in the Armstrong Student Center East Wing aims to reach all Miami students.

When they opened in November of 2018, Razor Sharp owner Marquan Richardson wasn’t sure how it would go. “Business has really been picking up,” said Richardson. “The two barbers stay pretty busy, and our nail tech - Q - she stays pretty busy too.”

Razor Sharp hair cutting and massage stations“I think it’s been received very well,” said Kelley Kimple, director of the office of diversity affairs. “A lot of the young men will come into our office to show off their fresh cut. It’s something they’ve really appreciated, for it to be so accessible and close. It’s been very convenient for them.”

“We average about 10 or 15 cuts a day,” said Richardson. The Razor Sharp Instagram account is evidence of the shop’s success. Before and after photos of slick fades and well-defined beards abound.

“It’s a really inclusive community,” said Jack Bellinger, sophomore marketing major. Bellinger interns with the shop handling their social media presence. “Everyone feels welcome. That’s what I really like about it.”

The shop boasts modest prices and expertise in cutting all types of hair. They partner with certified eyelash extension technician and nail technician, “Q Nailed It,” run by Quiyanni Smith, a current Miami student.

“I’ve been so impressed by Miami students,” said Richardson. “Their drive and dedication is phenomenal. It’s been a great experience all-around.”

Follow Q Nailed It and Razor Sharp on social media for updated hours and costs.