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In 1968 the name "Razor's Edge" was born by Mr. Joseph DeGennaro. In 1970, he moved the business to Greenwood.  Before long, he out grew this facility, and in 1975, moved to this present location.  In 1981, the Greenwood location was further expanded and remodeled.

To satisfy his many clients from the southern end of Blair County, Mr. DeGennaro opened a second Razor's Edge on Blair Street in Hollidaysburg in 1984.  In 1988, he purchased a home on N. Juniata Street and converted this one hundred year-old home into a modern up-scale salon.

In 1997, Mr. DeGennaro decided to totally renovate the Razor's Edge in Greenwood and it is considered the most modern full-service salon in Blair County! 

In 1997, the Razor's Edge was voted the #1 salon in Blair County by the Altoona Mirror's Peoples Choice Awards.

The Razor's Edge has raised thousands of dollars for Easter Seals with its fashion shows, Cutting Carnival, and back to school Cut-a-Thons.

The Razor's Edge is recognized as a leader in men's, ladies' and children's hairstyling and is the most modern full-service salon in the area.

In 2008 The Blair County Chamber of Commerce honored Joe as the Small Businessman of the Year.

In 2011, The Razor’s Edge was awarded Excellence in Small Business during the annual Chamber Hall of Fame Awards event.

Today Razor's Edge is owned and operated by Joseph's son Michael...

Joseph DeGennaro - Founder



39 years of understanding hair

Hello my name is Michael DeGennaro, owner of

Razor's Edge Salon and Hair Loss Center in Altoona, PA.

At age 16 I started in this industry, which was established by my father, Joseph W. DeGennaro Sr., 54 years ago. I have been in this amazing & rewarding career for 39 years. I started as a junior in high school working along side my father everyday after school, but in 2000 I started to get overwhelmed with the everyday activity in the salon industry. I knew I had to make a change!

I found my passion within the hair loss industry. The satisfaction of this amazing specialty business required me to obtain countless hours of education on female and male patter baldness, non-surgical hair grafting solutions, wigs, extensions & any hair loss problems clients may have.

We, the staff at Razor's Edge & Hair Loss Center in Altoona, PA, believe that our success is the result of a team dedicated to personal service and high technical expertise. It is our aim to use continuing education and experience to maintain a business that will achieve personal and professional satisfaction. 

We aim to go above and beyond your expectations. We are not your average salon, our team has pledged to spend quality time in creating the ultimate look for you!

Welcome To The Razor's Edge Difference! 

Our Vision

Our Mission

Joe DeGennaro Jr

42 years of understanding hair



12 years of understanding hair

Debbie Detwiler

21 years of understanding clients and their needs

Connie Rightnour

28 years of understanding hair

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