Vermont’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: The Barber Todd

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Barber Todd is the number one barber shop in all of Vermont for 2019!

When you want a great haircut in Montpelier, there’s no better barber shop to turn to than The Barber Todd.

The Barber Todd has received hundreds of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.99 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 95.93 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for being ranked the number one barber shop in all of Vermont!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“I’ve skipped around between most of the barber shops in the Barre/Montpelier area and have always been unenthused by the results. However, after getting several haircuts from Todd, my search is over. Every cut looks great and comes out as I described it to him. Todd is efficient and very reasonably priced. You won’t be disappointed.” – Kyle D.

Not Your Average Barber Shop

We wanted to know what makes Vermont’s number one barber shop so special, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Todd Wheeler.

The first question we had for Todd was what makes The Barber Todd unique compared to their competition in Vermont. Todd pointed to his 33 years of experience and his vision. He also shared a little advice that his father gave him when he first started training Todd at 16 years old:

“I can teach you 1,000 different cutting techniques and styles, but if you don’t know the proper haircut for the person that’s in your chair, then it doesn’t matter how much you learn.”

When Todd asked how, his father said:

“You have to trust your vision. Look at someone; look at their face; look at their head; look at their lifestyle; look at their shoulders…”

We also asked Todd about The Barber Todd’s mission and how he works to make the world a better place. Todd told us:

“What makes me feel really good about my job is, a lot of times in the course of the day, when I’m done with a haircut, the client tells me that they feel better — not that they look better but that they feel better. To me, that’s one of the greatest compliments I could ever get from a customer. Haircuts grow out. They change. All kinds of things happen. But if I can make someone feel better, they might interact with the community better, and they might interact with their partner or children better because they feel better about themselves. I feel that’s one of my major contributions to the community.”

Building Success by Providing the Service Customers Want

When we asked Todd what their secret is to such a strong online reputation at The Barber Todd, he said:

“I just simply give my customers the service that they want. A lot of people come in and say, ‘I’ve been to this barber shop or this hair salon, and when I tell them what I want, the stylist does whatever they want to do and not what is requested.’ I simply give people what they ask for. That’s really it.”

Apart from building the kind of online reputation any business would envy, The Barber Todd has spread the word about their service through Google, search optimization, their website and word of mouth.

Every business owner wants to grow their business and build their online reputation the way The Barber Todd has. Here’s Todd’s advice for them:

“You have to have a strong website. You have to produce what you promise. If you promise a really good blanket, make a good blanket. Have a passion for what you do… Have a company, like Google, to back your website. I don’t know how many businesses in town I compete with, but I think there’s only one that has a website.”

Todd ended our conversation with this touching note:

“I cannot say how grateful I am that not only has the community supported me but they have motivated to do better work. …I’ve had wives come into the shop and tell me how great their husband looks.. I had a kid that was getting picked on at school because his hair was kind of strange. His mom brought him into the shop and I gave him a great cut. The kids actually started liking this boy because he said he got his haircut at The Barber Todd. It really built this little boy’s confidence up. It’s not a matter of a haircut; it’s a matter of making someone feel better.”

Congratulations to the team at The Barber Todd for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Todd, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend The Barber Todd in Montpelier. Visit their website today!

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