South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: Allure Salon & Menz Grooming Lounge LLC

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Allure Salon & Menz Grooming Lounge LLC is a 2019 award winner for barber shops in South Dakota!

When you want a great haircut in Watertown, there’s no better barber shop to turn to then Allure Salon & Menz Grooming Lounge.

Allure Salon & Menz Grooming Lounge has received dozens of reviews on multiple verified sites with an average rating of 4.94 stars, earning them a phenomenal Rating Score™ of 94.45 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 barber shops in all of South Dakota!

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

“I love this salon! All of the stylists are super friendly and truly try to give you the look you desire. Plus, I absolutely love my stylist…she does an AMAZING job. You don’t have to be self-conscious while getting your hair done, either, because the men get their hair done in a separate section of the salon! I highly recommend this salon!” – Kayla A.

Not Your Average Barber Shop

Madeline Devine, the co-owner of Allure Salon & Menz Grooming Lounge, generously gave us a few minutes of her time to tell us about this award-winning business and its tremendous online reputation.

The first question we had for Madeline was what sets Allure Salon & Menz Grooming Lounge apart from their competition in South Dakota. Here’s her response:

“When you walk in, you can tell that the atmosphere feels like family. You know you are going to get a great service.”

Madeline went on to tell us that they’ve been in business for five years now.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Allure Salon & Menz Grooming Lounge. Here’s what Madeline had to say:

“[Our mission is to] provide a quality and family-like atmosphere.”

Building Success With a Great Team

Madeline attributes Allure Salon & Menz Grooming Lounge’s strong online reputation to the great team of girls they have on staff.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Allure Salon & Menz Grooming Lounge has gotten their name out there through word of mouth and by making sure they are always on top of their Facebook presence.

There are so many business owners out there who would love to build the kind of online reputation Allure Salon & Menz Grooming Lounge has. Here’s Madeline’s expert advice for them:

“Have a good staff. Your staff is who you are. They represent you.”


Congratulations to the team at Allure Salon & Menz Grooming Lounge LLC for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Madeline, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Allure Salon & Menz Grooming Lounge LLC in Watertown. Visit their website today!

North Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: Oval Office

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Oval Office is an award winner for barber shops in 2019.

If you are looking for a barber shop that will welcome you like family, look no further than this award-winning company!

Oval Office has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.78 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.81 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three barber shops in North Carolina!

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

“Carlos is a great barber. He’s always good for conversation and a good cut. The Oval Office offers a variety of services beyond just a haircut, too. You can get a straight razor trim, shoe shine, and many other options. The shop is clean and comfortable. There is always sports or some good movie on the televisions that are around the room. They offer a variety of products to help make your style stand out, too.” – T.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Oval Office is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Barber Shop

We were excited to learn all about how Oval Office has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Carlos Carvana.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Oval Office stand apart from their local competitors. For Carlos, it is all about inclusion. He told us that being a person of color, there were times he would walk into a shop and it felt like hearing a record stop. His goal was to create a space that was accommodating to everyone. Carlos shared:

“The playing field is equal here; we serve everyone regardless of race or economic background.”

Building Success Through Referrals

With as impressive a reputation as Oval Office has, it was no surprise to us that word-of-mouth is their main source of new and returning customers. In fact, Carlos tells us that this has been the only way they have really grown their company!

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Oval Office has managed to. We asked if Carlos could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Never give up — fight the good fight.”


Congratulations to Oval Office for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Carlos for taking the time to speak with us!

North Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: Joey’s Barbershop

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Joey’s Barbershop is a 2019 award winner for barber shops in North Carolina!

If you’ve been searching high and low for the right barber shop in Concord, there’s no better option than Joey’s Barbershop.

Joey’s Barbershop has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 barber shops in all of North Carolina!

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

“I’ve looked for a real barber shop in this area for the last 10 years. I’ll just say that I really enjoyed my time in the chair. I do believe I found that barber. Thank you for a great haircut and beard trim. You just got a return customer!” – James R.

Not Your Average Barber Shop

Joey and Cody, the father-son duo who own Joey’s Barbershop, generously gave us a few minutes of their time to tell us about their award-winning business and its phenomenal online reputation.

The first question we had for Joey and Cody was what sets Joey’s Barbershop apart from their competition in North Carolina. They point to the fact that Joey’s Barbershop is a small business with a family-friendly atmosphere that’s been serving the good people of Concord for more than five years. They are patient with kids, and they always listen to what their customers are asking for:

“The number one thing is to make sure you do what your customers ask for; listen to them and learn their style — this is loyalty.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Joey’s Barbershop and how they work to make the world a better place. Joey and Cody told us that their goal is to treat people like more than just customers and to make their shop feel like more of a community rather than a business. They’ve set out to create a shop that’s inclusive to everyone.

Building Success by Following the Golden Rule

Joey and Cody attribute Joey’s Barbershop’s strong online reputation to their commitment to treating people how they should be treated and to listening and paying attention to what their customers ask for.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, their commitment to great service has also led to enough word of mouth to keep the team at Joey’s Barbershop extremely busy.


Congratulations to the team at Joey’s Barbershop for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Joey and Cody, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Joey’s Barbershop in Concord. Visit their Facebook page today!

North Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: The Chop Shop Barber Shop

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that The Chop Shop Barber Shop is an award winner for barber shops in 2019.

If you are looking for a barber shop that will value and take care of your whole family, look no further than this award-winning company!

The Chop Shop Barber Shop has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.88 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.83 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five barber shops in North Carolina!

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

“I absolutely love this place!! We took my autistic son to get his first real haircut at the Chop Shop because of all the great reviews. The man cutting my son’s hair did an outstanding job working with my son. I would definitely recommend the Chop Shop to anyone, but especially if your child has a sensory disorder. Thank you very much for the wonderful experience. See you again.” – B.W.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that The Chop Shop Barber Shop is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Barber Shops

We were excited to learn all about how The Chop Shop Barber Shop has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Mikey Bellamy.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes The Chop Shop Barber Shop stand apart from their local competitors. Mikey told us about the way the Chop Shop takes extra time to do consultations with their clients to make sure they are getting the cut they want.

We learned that The Chop Shop Barber Shop is a families-first kind of a place. The business’ mission is to provide haircuts for the entire family and to provide a safe environment for every family member from kids all the way up to grandparents.

Building Success Through Community

The Chop Shop Barber Shop has created an impressive reputation, so we were excited to hear more about some of the ways their business has been marketed over the years. The Chop Shop has proven to be all about their community, and the ways they have gotten their name out there showcase that connection. They have advertised by supporting local booster clubs, hanging a banner on the local high-school football field, advertising in the local paper, and by supporting local charities.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as The Chop Shop Barber Shop has managed to. We asked if Mikey could share any expert advice to these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Focus, on a specific demographic, and on reaching everyone. Make sure you are reaching the clients that you are trying to reach.”


Congratulations to The Chop Shop Barber Shop for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Mikey for taking the time to speak with us!

North Carolina’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: Steve’s Barber Shop

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Steve’s Barber Shop is an award winner for barber shops in 2019.

If you are looking for an excellent haircut, and want to support a small business where customers are friends, look no further than this award-winning company!

Steve’s Barber Shop has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.80 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 95.98 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top 10 barber shops in North Carolina!

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

“I’ve had more compliments in three days from my haircut from these guys than I’ve had from any haircut ever. [They do] sharp lines, even fading, and they give you exactly what you ask for at half the cost of the trendy salons. I’ll continue to give them my business and referrals, A++”
– S.M.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Steve’s Barber Shop is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Barber Shop

We were excited to learn all about how Steve’s Barber Shop has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Steve Cox.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Steve’s Barber Shop stand apart from their local competitors. Steve told us about the importance of giving the customer what they want. He said that, in his shop, it is very important that every haircut is a good one. Consistency is a necessity for this small business. Steve told us that all of these standards act as a means of building relationships with their clients. He lovingly told us that, at Steve’s, their clients are their friends, and some have been loyally coming in for as long as 15 years.

Building Success Through Consistency

Steve’s Barber Shop has built and maintained a solid reputation over the years, so we were excited to learn more about some of the ways they have marketed this business. We learned that they do have a strong presence on social media platforms, like Facebook and Instagram, but it all comes down to word of mouth and the loyalty of their long-term customers.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Steve’s Barber Shop has managed to. We asked if Steve could share any expert advice with these companies. He said that customer service has to be the top priority.


Congratulations to Steve’s Barber Shop for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Steve for taking the time to speak with us!

South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: Mark’s Old School Barber Shop

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Mark’s Old School Barber Shop is a 2019 award winner for barber shops in South Dakota!

If you’re looking for a great haircut in Spearfish, there’s no better barber shop to turn to than Mark’s Old School Barber Shop.

Mark’s Old School Barber Shop has received more than 100 reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.88 stars, earning them a wonderful Rating Score™ of 94.78 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 barber shops in all of South Dakota!

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

“There are several reasons to get your haircuts here, but first and foremost has to be the quality of the cut — after all, that’s the need we have when we go there. However, the people there are another great reason to visit. Not only do they want you to get a great cut, but they are genuinely friendly people that care about their community. It doesn’t get any better than Mark’s!” – Mark K.

Not Your Average Barber Shop

Marc Casavan, the owner of Mark’s Old School Barber Shop, generously gave us a few minutes of his time to tell us a little bit about his award-winning business and its stand-out online reputation.

The first question we had for Marc was what sets Mark’s Old School Barber Shop apart from their competition in South Dakota. Here’s his response:

“We’re the best, talented guys with great experience. [We’v] been open for 80+ years.”

Marc went on to tell us that they always have busy chairs and a good time, and that to them, quality is everything and their number one focus.

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Mark’s Old School Barber Shop and how they work to make the world a better place. Marc told us that they want to provide good entertainment, have fun and do a great job every time.

Building Success Through Word of Mouth and Return Customers

When asked about the Mark’s Old School Barber Shop secret to such a strong online reputation, Marc told us that they appeal to a specific type of men — men who enjoy hunting and fishing — and that they’re a “man’s man shop.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Mark’s Old School Barber Shop has gotten their name out there through Facebook, word of mouth and repeat customers.

There are so many business owners looking to grow their business and build their online reputation. Here’s Marc’s expert advice for those business owners:

“Just because you open a business, it doesn’t mean people will come and fill the chairs. Get ready for slow times, and be confident and persistent.”


Congratulations to the team at Mark’s Old School Barber Shop for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Marc, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Marc’s Old School Barber Shop in Spearfish. Visit them on Facebook today!

South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shop Award Winner: Dave’s Barber Shop

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Dave’s Barber Shop is a 2019 award winner!

A 93.10 Rating Score™, a 4.91 average star rating, and dozens of stellar online reviews make Dave’s Barber Shop one of the top 10 barber shops in South Dakota. Here’s just one of the awesome reviews they’ve received:

“Dave is a VERY good Barber. I like the shoulder massage after the hair cut! Dave is also very friendly and can be very funny at times!”

Not Your Average Barber Shop

Dave Hoiten, the “Dave” in Dave’s Barber Shop, took a few minutes to talk with us about his business’ fabulous online reputation.

First things first, we asked Dave how he manages to set his barber shop so far apart from their local competition. He told us that it is all about service, saying, “You have to be personable, first of all. You’ve got to have a clean operation and just be truly fair.”

Dave’s mission is to treat all of his guests with the utmost care. He told us, “We treat the kids right. I cater to the kids. I just try to leave the kids with good things so they know it’s a safe haven to come to.”

Building Success Through Individualized Service

Of course, we couldn’t let Dave go without finding out what he considers to be his secret to success. According to him, it’s actually relatively simple — he treats every single customer well. “I just do personal business and handle every customer as an individual,” he said.

As an award-winning business owner, Dave knows what it takes to make a business succeed online. Here’s his advice to other businesses that are working on their online reputation:

“If you say you’re going to be there, be there. Don’t close early, don’t leave. As soon as you leave, you’re going to miss people and they’re going to have a bad taste in their mouth.”


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

Mississippi’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: Mickey’s Barber Shop

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Mickey’s Barber Shop is an award winner for barber shops in 2019.

For a fantastic haircut in a fun and laid-back setting, look no further than this award-winning company!

Mickey’s Barber Shop has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.94 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 95.44 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three barber shops in Mississippi!

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

“[I] just got my hair cut yesterday afternoon. Mickey got me looking good. [I] enjoyed the conversation and love the interior garage theme. Remember to support your local barber — this one is a great choice.” – J.P.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Mickey’s Barber Shop is now able to call themselves a Top Rated Local award winner!

Not Your Average Barber Shop

We were excited to learn all about how Mickey’s Barber Shop has been able to build such an impressive reputation, so we sat down with the owner, Mickey Miller.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Mickey’s Barber Shop stand apart from their local competitors. Mickey spoke with both passion and modesty, and was excited to tell us about his business. He shared that the look and feel of his shop is an important part of this shop. He wants his customers to be comfortable and to have fun. Mickey said:

“I try to make my shop a man-cave. I try to make it a fun atmosphere. A lot of guys come in here to hang out.”

We wanted to know more about this barber shop’s business mission, so we asked Mickey how he works to help make the world a better place. He said:

“I just want to make everyone happy.”

When asked what his secret was to such a strong reputation, Mickey said:

“I have been cutting hair for a long time. I work hard and I am a people person. I was born and raised here.”

Building Success Through Referrals

With as impressive a reputation as Mickey’s Barber Shop has managed to build, we wanted to know what kinds of marketing strategies Mickey has used over the years. For this barber shop, it all comes down to word-of-mouth. Mickey makes sure to be out and about in the community as much as possible. Since Mickey’s Barber Shop is walk-in only, referrals have been incredibly important to Mickey’s business, especially from the local military base.

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as Mickey’s Barber Shop has managed to. We asked if Mickey could share any expert advice to these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“[Focus on] honesty. I am upfront and honest with my clients. We try to cater to the customer.”

Mickey concluded our conversation with this thought:

“I am probably the cheapest at what I do. I’m nothing special, I just cut hair.”


Congratulations to Mickey’s Barber Shop for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Mickey for taking the time to speak with us!

South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: Mitchell’s Barber Shop

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Mitchell’s Barber Shop is a 2019 award winner for barber shops in South Dakota!

For an unbeatable barber-shop experience in North Lawrence, there’s no better option than Mitchell’s Barber Shop.

Mitchell’s Barber Shop has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.88 stars, earning them a spectacular Rating Score™ of 94.76 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 10 barber shops in all of South Dakota!

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

“Go here if you need a haircut! Mitch has been cutting and shaving for years, and he takes his customers’ satisfaction very seriously. I usually go to salons to get my hair cut, but Mitch brought me back to the barber shop world. [He offers] extremely good deals. Be sure to bring cash or check because they don’t have a credit card machine.” – Kirk H.

Not Your Average Barber Shop

We wanted to learn a little more about this incredible barber shop and its award-winning online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Mitchell Mechaley, the owner of Mitchell’s Barber Shop.

The start our conversation, we asked Mitchell what it is that sets Mitchell’s Barber Shop apart from the many other barber shops in South Dakota. Here’s his response:

“We are one of the only shops in the area that does straight razor shaves.”

We also wanted to know what their mission is at Mitchell’s Barber Shop and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Mitchell had to say:

“The biggest thing is that a barber shop is not a place to just come to spend money; we want to provide a service and make relationships. We are in-tune with the community and involved with a lot of organizations in the community. [We aim to] give [our cusotmers] the best service.”

Building Success With Service That Speaks for Itself

When asked about their secret to a strong online reputation at Mitchell’s Barber Shop, Mitchell said:

“I let the customers decide. I never ask for reviews. I have opportunities for them to do the reviews, but they are the ones who do them without me asking!”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Mitchell’s Barber Shop has spread the word about who they are and what they do through Facebook, local radio and newsprint advertising, and community involvement and haircut donations.

This growth strategy has gone so well for Mitchell’s Barber Shop that, after being in the same location for 10 years, they are expanding to a new location soon, and they’ll have four chairs instead of two.

It’s clear that Mitchell has a lot of knowledge when it comes to growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“It is all about customer service. Do what is best for the customer. Pay attention to their instructions. Give the customers what they want.”


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

We highly recommend Mitchell’s Barber Shop in North Lawrence. Visit their website today!

South Dakota’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: Hair Depot

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Hair Depot is a 2019 award winner!

With a 93.04 Rating Score™, a 4.90 average star rating, and dozens of fabulous online reviews, Hair Depot has earned a spot among the top 10 barber shops in the entire state of South Dakota! This is just one of the rave reviews they’ve received:

“If you want a great quality hair cut look no further than Diana at the Hair Depot! Always top notch service when I’m there! Tried the nose hair wax she told me about and got to say, it’s a must! I hear nothing but good things from clients she has! Call her up or swing by she’ll gladly do what she can for you!” -Mark A.

Not Your Average Barber Shop

Diana Collier, the owner of Hair Depot, took some time to chat with us about her business’ tremendous online reputation.

We first wanted to know how the Hair Depot team separates themselves from other barber shops in the area. When we asked Diana, she said, “I am an actual barber, there are not that many left in South Dakota. My shop is set up for men mainly and I still do the old fashioned straight razor shave.”

Building Success Through Individualized Service

The Hair Depot team always puts their customers first and according to Diana, that’s their secret to success. She told us, “We treat each individual customer that walks in like gold!”

We couldn’t let Diana go without tapping in to her wisdom and finding out what advice she has for other businesses that are looking to build, improve, or maintain a positive online reputation. Here’s what she said:

“Be there when you say you are going to be available, that is especially crucial when you are starting out.”


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