Murphy's barbershop moves to new location 2016.03.09

Carl Murphy has a new location and a new name for his Morenci barbershop and he expects to officially be in business today.

Murphy was scheduled for a state inspection Wednesday morning and then Tapers & Shaves barbershop will officially be in operation at 125 W. Main St.

Murphy said his grandfather came up with the name about 20 years ago and he finally has the opportunity to use in his own business. Murphy cut hair at Janie’s His & Hers for more than two years before seeking his own location.

AmJam Designs was formerly located in the building and it was once the location of Brink’s Shoe Repair. Murphy has done some redecorating, but he isn’t finished yet.

“I’m looking forward to giving this place a face-lift,” he said. “I’ve been building a barbershop.”

Since moving, Murphy has added a latherizer machine to use with hot towels for shaving. He also intends to have a display for the sale of shaving items.