About Us

Darrail [Owner/Barber]

Darrail Abercrombie was born and raised in Chicago, IL. At 15 years old he began to use his creativity and love for animation to fufill his dreams of becoming a master barber. He has competed in serveral hair shows and competitions, as well as helped out in other various programs to benefit the community.
Darrail, a loving father, has used his trade and business to help promote education in the youth of our community. After over 15 years of mastering the trade, it became time to expand his business and brand. In November of 2016, Darrail opened up Edge it Up Hair Studio with the vision of more than a barbershop. Edge it Up Hair Studios provides a positive, family-friendly environment that excels in all hair style.

Esai Paloma [Barber]

Esai Paloma was born and raised in Clearwater FL,. He picked up his first pair of clippers at 15 inspired by Darrail to master his craft for the barber industry. He is new to the team but has always been a supporter, taking his career serious, and very humble to be better every day. Working for his mentor now he is providing pristine haircuts , relationships with his clients, and giving them confidence .

Vu Le [The Pristine Stylist]

Vu Le was born in Beaumont Texas, and raised in the west side of Florida. He started cutting hair for his family and friends back in high school, pursuing the craft of barbering after high school. He began the Barber/Stylist program at Sunstate Academy in 2017, and since then has gave back to the community. Vu was awarded with a Certificate Of Appreciation, In Recognition of Valuable Contributions to the Community; from the city of Clearwater. The Pristine Stylist also has participated in barber battles in various parts of Florida. A professional of his craft, but has the ambition and passion to learn more and grow with each repetition. One thing for sure is that you will leave his chair looking real pristine !

Nas [Barber/Braider]

Nas was born & raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. She dabbled in hair while she was in high school, but decided to pursue other endeavors before ultimately committing to barbering. She attended Sunstate Academy & it was there that she developed a niche for hair braiding. She specializes in men’s hair, but is always willing to expand her craft to women as well. She’s the newest addition & is eager to learn all she can from the team & perfect her craft.