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!

Florida’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: Ascend the Trend

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Ascend the Trend is an award winner for barber shops in 2019.

If you are looking for a barber shop that will get you looking and feeling your best, look no further than this award-winning company!

Ascend the Trend has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.97 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.69 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three barber shops in Florida!

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

“I just got my haircut yesterday by Brian, the owner of Ascend the Trend Barbershop. Not only is he the nicest guy, but he’s also the BEST barber in town. I can always count on him to get me right and looking like a celebrity. Laser-sharp edge ups and insane fades over here!” A.S.

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

Not Your Average Barber Shops

We were excited to learn all about Ascend the Trend and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Brian Quintero. Brian grew up in New York and got his start going to barber school in Queens. He worked his way up to working for the best in Queens before relocating to Palm Beach.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Ascend the Trend stand apart from its competitors. Brian told us about his outstanding customer service, which to him means listening to his customers and treating them well. He is patient and passionate about what he does. Brian said:

“I love what I do and have a passion for it. I provide a service that keeps people wanting more and coming back to me.”

Building Success And Giving Back

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Ascend the Trend has spread the word about who they are and what they do by finding ways to give back to others. They have worked with organizations that assist children in foster care, cancer patients, and local hospitals.

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

“Listen to your customers.”


Congratulations to Ascend the Trend for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Brian for taking the time to speak with us!

Kentucky’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: Kevin’s Barber Shop

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

If you are looking for a trusted, local barber shop, look no further than this award-winning company!

Kevin’s Barber Shop has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across four different verified sites with an average rating of 4.86 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.58 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top three barber shops in Kentucky!

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

“We have been going to see these barbers for as long as I can remember. They are awesome and very friendly. I have six boys and a husband that won’t go anywhere but here. It is a lovely place with lovely people.” – C.F.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Kevin’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 Kevin’s Barber Shop and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Kevin James.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Kevin’s Barber Shop stand apart from its competitors. Kevin said that, in addition to treating their customers like family, they also offer consistency and dependability. He shared:

“Basically, we live by the Golden Rule: do unto others as you’d have them do unto you.’”

Building Success And Giving Back

Kevin’s Barber Shop has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Kevin how they have managed to grow their business and get such incredible reviews. He said:

“I’ve never asked anyone to leave a review, ever. We treat people just like family. We know them by name, and we treat them like one of our own. It’s a home-town feel.”

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Kevin’s Barber Shop has spread the word about who they are and what they do by staying involved with their community. They participate in local church organizations and local sports leagues, like The Little League and YMCA basketball.

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

“Be consistent over time.”


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

Kentucky’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: Creekside Barber Shop

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Creekside Barber Shop is a 2019 award winner for barber shops in Kentucky!

Look and feel like the very best version of yourself with the help of Creekside Barber Shop in Louisville.

Creekside Barber Shop has received almost 200 reviews with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an exemplary Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five barber shops in all of Kentucky!

Here’s just one of the many five-star reviews that got them there:

“Creekside is the best because they provide great service in a clean and friendly environment, and the price is right. Plus, you know you’re going to get a nice haircut and that you’ll be in and out quickly.” – Brandon R.

Not Your Average Barber Shop

We wanted to learn what makes this award-winning business tick, so we took a few minutes to talk with Michael Vogt, Barber and the owner of Creekside Barber Shop.

To kick off our conversation, we asked Michael about what it is that makes Creekside Barber Shop unique compared to the many other barber shops in Kentucky. Michael told us:

“We have the most diverse group of barbers in the city. We have a good mix of backgrounds and experience, and we want to help everyone who comes in to feel at-home and comfortable.”

Michael went on to tell us that he founded Creekside Barber Shop because there was a need for another shop in the area and he wanted to do something different.

Building Success by Doing the Best Possible Job

Michael credits Creekside Barber Shop’s strong online reputation to their commitment to always doing the best job they can for their clients, and he told us that, as a result, people leave reviews on their own.

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Creekside Barber Shop has grown through print ads and by sending out newsletters.

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

“Do the best you can, and do what works best for you.”


Congratulations to Creekside Barber Shop for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Michael, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Creekside Barber Shop in Louisville. Visit their Facebook page today!

Washington DC’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: Lady Clipper Barber Shop

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Lady Clipper Barber Shop is a two-time 2019 award winner in Washington DC!

If you’re looking for a barber shop in Washington DC with a passion for precision, look no further than Lady Clipper Barber Shop.

Lady Clipper Barber Shop has received almost 100 reviews on three verified sites with an average rating of 4.96 stars, earning them a marvelous Rating Score™ of 95.58 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for being ranked among the top 100 businesses and the top five barber shops in all of Washington DC!

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

“I’ve been getting my hair cut here with Lesley for about a year, and it’s always been a great experience. The shop is the perfect mix of relaxing, friendly and professional — and the cuts are great. Anytime someone compliments my hair, I tell them to visit Lady Clipper ASAP.” – Lauren H.

Not Your Average Barber Shop

We wanted to learn more about this two-time award winner and how they managed to build such an impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with Lesley Bryant, the owner of Lady Clipper Barber Shop.

The first thing we wanted to know was what makes Lady Clipper Barber Shop a one-of-a-kind barber shop in Washington DC. Here’s what Lesley had to say:

“We have a seamless process, from the moment you book your appointment to the moment where you sit down for the cut and you complete your haircut. Basically, you book online, you pay a deposit and, by the time you leave, the rest of your payment is processed. There’s no cash exchanged, and there’s no delay in any way. You show up on time; you get out on time. Everything is timed perfectly, and most barber shops are not like that.”

Lesley went on to say:

“If we’re booked up on a day, we have a waiting list online that you can sign up for. If someone cancels their appointment, the online system is real-time, so it will alert them first-person via text message on that waiting list to let them know that we have availability. The process is seamless; the service is friendly and inclusive, and we are able to service a wide variety of clients because we can cut both curly and straight hair.”

We also asked Lesley what their mission is at Lady Clipper Barber Shop and how they work to make the world a better place. In response, Lesley told us about the many ways they give back to their community, which includes providing a space for their clients to host art shows. And this Sunday, they are hosting their first open mic night. Lesley told us that she believes in helping people build their brand because they have helped her build her brand.

Building Success Through Timely, Friendly and Precise Service

Lesley attributes Lady Clipper Barber Shop’s strong online reputation to their commitment to providing their clients with timely, friendly and precise service:

“I think it’s something that is very hard to find in the DC area, all of those elements in the same place. We try to be welcoming and make the customer feel as comfortable as possible.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Lady Clipper Barber Shop has gotten their name out there by being involved in the community and in their clients’ lives:

“When clients invite us to birthday parties and to their special events, we try our best to make it. We try to be involved in their lives. We’re actually friends with our clients. I feel that, when you have a personal relationship or you seek to build that, people find it hard to go anywhere else.”

Every business owner wants to build the kind of online reputation Lady Clipper Barber Shop has. When we asked Lesley what advice she has for those business owners, she said:

“Use what you have in front of you. Keep your eyes and ears open to what your clients are asking for or what their needs are, and target those areas. A lot of my clients are artists, so with the community events and art shows, I try to have a lot of those and make sure that I’m always engaging the client. I always make sure they leave with something in their hand. …We give away a button or a bracelet, something that doesn’t cost a whole lot, but it helps them not to forget us…”


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

We highly recommend Lady Clipper Barber Shop in Washington DC. Visit their website today!

New York’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: Altered Image Barbershop

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Altered Image Barbershop is a 2019 award winner for barber shops in New York!

From premium haircuts to beard trimming, Altered Image Barbershop in Rochester has what it takes to help you look and feel your very best.

Altered Image Barbershop has received dozens of reviews on three verified sites with a perfect average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an outstanding Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top five barber shops in all of New York!

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

“You cannot go wrong with this place. The owner, Manny, is a great dude and always makes you feel comfortable and welcome. The haircut quality is top-notch. I have never had one issue whatsoever with my cuts. He will simply not allow anything but perfection to leave his shop. I love the laid-back atmosphere of the place. Time goes by fast while you’re there, and there are always good conversations to be had. I would recommend this shop to anyone, young or old. [I am] really happy to have found a place I can trust…” – Taylor P.

Not Your Average Barber Shop

Manny Tamayo, the owner of Altered Image Barbershop, generously gave us a few minutes of his time to tell us about this one-of-a-kind business and its award-winning online reputation.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that sets Altered Image Barbershop apart from the many other barber shops in New York. Manny pointed to his team’s unparalleled attention to detail and said:

“…We want you to have an experience that you can’t get anywhere else. We offer hot towel treatments, styling and a blow-dry, aftershave products, trendy music, etc. We want our clients to be satisfied so they feel comfortable enough to come back.”

Manny went on to say:

“I’ve been cutting hair since I was a teenager, because I was getting bad haircuts. The spark to become a barber started from there. One day, I would like to have a school to teach others how to do great work and give great service; that is one of my biggest dreams.”

We also wanted to know why they do what they do at Altered Image Barbershop and how they work to make the world a better place. Here’s what Manny had to say:

“My mission is to reach the standard of the industry, not only with our clients, but with the team of barbers I work with. I like to help my barbers grow, as well as help them be more efficient.
I do not want it to be an in-and-out business; I want it to be quality service.”

Building Success by Asking for Feedback

When we asked Manny about Altered Image Barbershop’s secret to such a strong online reputation, he attributed it to their consistency and to their commitment to asking their clients to give them feedback about their experience.

Outside of building the kind of online reputation any business owner would envy, Altered Image Barbershop has spread the word about who they are and what they do through community involvement, including attending festivals and fundraisers, like Bald for Bucks, which is a police fundraiser.

Clearly, Manny knows a thing or two about growing a business and building an online reputation. Here’s his expert advice for the many other business owners out there:

“Look at the business that you are aspiring to be like; learn from them, but do not copy. Have a guideline to grow from there. Learn from others’ mistakes as well as success stories.”

Manny ended our conversation with this sentiment:

“We wouldn’t be where we are without our clients. Thank you for growing with us and being apart of our shop!”


Congratulations to the team at Altered Image Barbershop for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Manny, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Altered Image Barbershop in Rochester. Visit their website today!

District of Columbia’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: Midtown Barber Shop

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

If you are looking for a barber shop that will get you looking and feeling your best, look no further than this award-winning company!

Midtown Barber Shop has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 4.95 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 95.54 and two 2019 Top Rated Local awards for ranking as one of the top 100 businesses and the number one barber shop in District of Columbia!

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

“If you want a good cut with professional barbers, this is the place. They have a lovely atmosphere and give great service.” – E.S.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that Midtown 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 Midtown Barber Shop and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Kevin Williamson.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Midtown Barber Shop stand apart from its competitors. Kevin told us that Midtown Barber Shop has been open since 1994 and is a family-oriented shop where all walks of life are welcome. This shop has been recognized for its excellent, quality, and professionalism. Kevin won an award for the Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998 from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Building Success And Giving Back

Midtown Barber Shop has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Kevin how they have managed to grow their business and get their name out. He said that word of mouth and Google have driven plenty of business their way. They do a lot of work with politicians in the D.C. area, and Kevin said that the mayor sends people their way.

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Midtown Barber Shop has spread the word about who they are and what they do by finding ways to give back to the community. Kevin is a minister in training, so he loves to give back to his community. They have hosted block parties, where they provide free haircuts. They do free back-to-school haircuts, participate in the Winter Fest for Veterans, and have participated in bookbag drives for children. Kevin said:

“It’s more than about just haircuts; we are involved in our community.”

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

“Get a mentor. Go talk to other businesses that do what you want to do; find a mentor, and ask questions about your craft and your business. Make sure you are coachable. You need to know the ups and the downs.”


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

New York’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: Castiglione’s Barbershop

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

If you are looking for an “old-school barbershop, in a new-school world,” look no further than this award-winning company!

Castiglione’s Barbershop has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across three different verified sites with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 96.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five barber shops in New York!

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

“I have been going here for over a year, and the service is always excellent. They are always on-schedule, and the cuts are the best in Albany.” – E.C.

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

Not Your Average Barber Shop

We were excited to learn all about Castiglione’s Barbershop and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Dina Castiglione.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Castiglione’s Barbershop stand apart from its competitors. Dina said that it all comes down to their experience and professionalism. She told us that, at Castiglione’s Barbershop, the customer always comes first. She went on to tell us a bit more about the experience they offer their clients, saying:

“We are both very experienced barbers. Together, we have almost 50 years of experience. We have been doing this for a long time!

She went on to tell us a bit about their overall business mission and what they do for their customers:

“The important thing in this business is to remember that it’s about the customer for the 20 minutes they are in the chair. We are a barbershop, so we focus mainly on men. I think that they more or less get their hair cut because they have to, so we take that ‘have to’ and joke around and have fun and give them a very good haircut. We try to make them relax and forget life outside.”

Building Success, Online And Off

Castiglione’s Barbershop has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Dina how they have managed to grow their business and get their name out. Dina told us that they use their Facebook to get their name out and that most of their business comes from word of mouth.

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

“Just stick with it. Don’t give up; just focus on your customer.”


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

New York’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: Saving Face Barbershop

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Saving Face Barbershop is an award winner for barber shops in 2019.

If you are looking for a barber shop that will get you looking and feeling your best, look no further than this award-winning company!

Saving Face Barbershop has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews across five different verified sites with an average rating of 4.79 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 97.93 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as the number one barber shop in New York!

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

“I’ve been all over the East Coast, and this is the best cut I’ve ever had. Saving Face Barbershop is, hands-down, the best spot in the ‘Cuse area to get a cut. I go to Corey, but every barber is incredible and friendly. The online booking is easy. And the cherry on top? The prices are great.” – B.H.

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

Not Your Average Barber Shop

We were excited to learn all about Saving Face Barbershop and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Anthony Nappa.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes Saving Face Barbershop stand apart from its competitors.

To start, Saving Face Barbershop offers a very inviting and family-friendly atmosphere. Patrons are invited to get comfortable, watch sports, read magazines, and have a coffee or other beverages. There is no swearing, and all the staff is committed to upkeeping their inclusive and friendly environment.

Attention to detail is important to the staff at Saving Face Barbershop, and Anthony told us that they are perfectionists who are committed to upholding their high standards and offering only the best when it comes to quality.

Building Success And Giving Back

Saving Face Barbershop has earned a fantastic reputation, so we asked Anthony how they have managed to grow their business and get such incredible reviews. He said that they have a system that prompts reviews. If they get any negative feedback, they will do everything they can to fix it. Anthony said that good customer service and great products are what drive their organic reviews.

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, Saving Face Barbershop has spread the word about who they are and what they do by running ads, promoting local charities, and by finding ways to give back to the community. Anthony told us about the time they first opened and threw a big “Barber-Q” party where they offered free food, haircuts, food, and other activities. They took donations and raised money for charity. This past August, they held a 10 year anniversary “Barber-Q” at a local park. They had eight guys cutting hair and gave a total of 140 haircuts. At their party, they raised $5,000 for a local charity. The event had vendors, arts and crafts, food trucks, a dunk tank, a bounce house, and a DJ. Anthony told us that it was a great way to celebrate and give back, and it was known as quite the party!

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

“Really stay on top of negative reviews. Reach out to the people who leave them and see what you can do to fix the relationship. If you’re not capable, it’s important to invest and hire a company that can build a good website, create consent for social media, etc..”


Congratulations to Saving Face Barbershop for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Anthony for taking the time to speak with us!

District of Columbia’s Top Rated Local® Barber Shops Award Winner: My 3 Sons Unisex / Barber Shop

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that My 3 Sons Unisex / Barber Shop is an award winner for barber shops in 2019.

If you are looking for a barber shop that will get you looking and feeling your best, look no further than this award-winning company!

My 3 Sons Unisex / Barber Shop has received many overwhelmingly positive reviews with an average rating of 5.00 stars, earning them an impressive Rating Score™ of 93.00 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking as one of the top five barber shops in the District of Columbia!

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

“This is the best hair salon/barbershop east of the river. [The] atmosphere [is] so peaceful; respect is the key to this business. As I hear the classic music in the background, it’s so comfortable [that] I could sleep in this barber chair. But let’s not forget why I am here — to get my haircut — one of the best haircuts I ever had. I love this place; it’s like family.” – A.C.

It is because of excellent reviews like this that My 3 Sons Unisex / 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 My 3 Sons Unisex / Barber Shop and how they have gotten where they are today, so we sat down with the owner, Raymond Kibler.

The first thing we wanted to know was what it is that makes My 3 Sons Unisex / Barber Shop stand apart from its competitors. Raymond told us:

“My 3 Sons Unisex is a G R E A T place to start your day. We are a family business for family people where looking good is understood. Our staff is highly trained and licensed to meet all your hair care needs.”

Raymond loves his community and told us about the consistency that comes from working where he grew up, saying:

“I am homegrown. I am from right here. A lot of people have watched me from kindergarten up until now, so they know what they’re getting.”

We also asked Raymond about their business mission, and he told us:

“My business mission is to make a difference in my community. To whom much is given, much is required. We are very active in our community.”

Building Success With Consistency

In addition to building the kind of online reputation that any small business would envy, My 3 Sons Unisex / Barber Shop has spread the word about who they are and what they do by staying involved in the community. Raymond told us:

“[Two of the other barbers and I] all graduated from Ballou Barbering School. So, I go over there frequently and talk to the kids, I talk to the students. I gave a speech for graduation over there. I go to elementary schools in the community. I go to the nursing homes and hospitals around here. I’m a part of the development team for Ward 8. I’m very close partners with a lot of the communities around here. I also serve on the DC Board of Barbers, both national and local, so I’m in tune with what’s going on. I use those resources to advertise and promote my business.”

There are many businesses out there that are looking to build as impressive a reputation as My 3 Sons Unisex / Barber Shop has managed to. We asked if Raymond could share any expert advice with these companies. Here’s what he had to say:

“Consistency is key. Stick to your business plan.”


Congratulations to My 3 Sons Unisex / Barber Shop for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and special thanks to Raymond for taking the time to speak with us!