In this week’s Best of Patch Readers’ Choice contest, two local barber shops stood out from the field.
finished atop with a whopping 142 votes (40 percent), while , which got an impressive 78 votes (22 percent) to place second in the poll, received .
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 , and also got lots of love from our readers.Hair Salon/Barber Shop Votes % 1. 142 40 2. 78 22 3. 39 11 4. 17 4 4. 17 4 6. 14 3 7. 8 2 8. 6 1 9. 4 1 9. 4 1 9. 4 1 12. 3 12. 3 12. 3 12. 3 16. 2 16. 2
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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