In this week’s Best of Patch Readers’ Choice contest, two local barber shops stood out from the field.
Heights Barber Shop finished atop this week’s poll with a whopping 142 votes (40 percent), while Susan's Barber Shop, which got an impressive 78 votes (22 percent) to place second in the poll, received nine perfect, five-star reviews.
In the end, with both votes and reviews being considered, it was too close to call, making Heights and Susan’s co-winners in our most recent Best of Patch Readers’ Choice contest, for best hair salon/barber shop in town.
Here’s how the rest of the field stacked up (only hair salons/barber shops that received multiple votes), as you can see the Hair Cuttery, J.R. Burke Salon and Anthony's Barber Styling also got lots of love from our readers.
Here’s what Susan’s fans had to say.
Robert Murray: “Absolutely the best. Susan is a doll. She’s a top tier barber. I am a lawyer, and I need to look good to clients and when in court. She’s kept me looking great every time I get a spiffy haircut. I go in about every four weeks, and I always look forward to seeing her. Plus she keeps me updated on the Red Sox, national and local politics, etc. She’s a real trooper and a real pleasure.”
John Allen: “Great barber shop, great service and a great shave. Don’t look any further, this is the place if you live in or near Arlington.”
Michael Pallone: “Best haircuts and fun atmosphere. Susan and her staff are quick but very professional. I’ve never been disappointed.”
Rushie: “I know her personally (she’s my sister-in-law), so I can tell you Susan’s a terrific person. I also know barbering (I’m a barber), so I can also tell you Susan’s a terrific barber! She even cuts MY hair!”
Chris Pawl: “I have known Susan for quite some time. Her friendly demeanor mixed with her impeccable professionalism makes this the ideal shop in Arlington to get your haircut.”
Maxi Dean: “Hands down, the BEST BARBER in town! Friendly, interesting conversation, clean and pleasant surroundings, and by far, truly the most perfect men’s and boys’ haircuts! Old fashioned straight-razor shaves, too!
Brian Bain: “Customer service is the best around, always pleasant and happy! Shop is clean, and they make you feel welcome!”
Vicky: Susan is an amazing barber! You’ll be happy you gave this barbershop a try!
Chuck: “Personality, talent and great customer service.”
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