Sport Clips, specializing in men's and boys' haircuts, reopened Thursday at its new location, at 580 Ritchie Highway, in the former location.
Sport Clips, a franchise, was previously located in a small shopping center next to , where the parking was limited. That's one of the things that prompted the move, said Sport Clips manager Austina McConnell.
"It's more convenient for our clients," she said. "Our clients wanted us to move."
Located two doors down is the , owned by Brian Mears, who has been at the location for 15 years.
Patch stopped in to ask Mears his reaction to having another barbershop located so close to his business.
"It's not going to hurt us at all, we have a well-established clientele here," he said while trimming customer Brion Umidi's hair. "We have people come from all over, including the Eastern Shore and Arnold."
Mears grew up in Severna Park and graduated from and credits that longevity in the community with the continued success of his shop. Umidi said his kids got their first haircuts at the shop and he's been a customer there for 14 years.
McConnell said Sport Clips is different than Olde Tyme.
"We are unique, there's nothing like us in Severna Park," she said.