By Meg Fry, September 14, 2015 at 3:00 AM
Khalil Malamug, founder and CEO of Razorsharp in Metuchen, and co-owner of The Wolves’ Den in Westfield. – (PHOTO BY AARON HOUSTON)

In June 2013, Khalil Malamug knew it was go big or go home:

Having cut hair since age 14, the 30-year-old Malamug said he was ready to pour his life savings into his own barbershop.

“But I had to have something special, something that gave me that ‘pop’ element,” Malamug said. “I was told, ‘You must find a niche.’”