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Patch Readers' Choice Hair Salon Winner: Superior Image Barbershop

The barbershop not only won the most votes, but also had the most 5-star reviews on its Places listing.

In this week's Melrose Patch Readers' Choice contest, . Between Monday and Friday morning, 690 people voted in the poll, and many left comments and reviews on the Places business listings

Out of the two dozen businesses considered,  bested them all, receiving the most votes, 241 (34 percent of total votes cast), and the most 5-star reviews on their Places listing. 

In the comments section,  was one of many readers who praised the barbershop. 

"Ive been going to them for nearly a year now and I can honestly say i've never been let down," he said. "I always leave with the cut I came in looking for. Their attention to detail is unmatched. They are very professional and personable and have a really nice shop with a few TV's to watch either a movie or game." 

 echoed his support. 

"HANDS DOWN SUPERIOR IMAGE!" 

On its business listing, the barbershop has 18 reviews, the vast majority of which included 5-star ratings. 

 has "Been going to Superior Image for a while now, and without a doubt the best barber shop around," he said in his review. "Awesome atmosphere, always a movie or a game on! Both barbers, Chris and Jay, are highly skilled and can do any type of cut your looking for. Always a great time when you walk in. Highly recomend getting down to Superior Image for a cut!!!" 

Superior Image Barbershop offers trims, cuts, beard shape-ups, straight-edge razor shaves and scalp treatments. Services are available by walk-in on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Honorable mentions

There were also strong showings and glowing reviews for these other businesses: 

Next week, we'll poll you on the best sit-down dinner in Melrose. Voting begins Monday morning and lasts until 9 a.m. on Friday. 

Jamie Michele Gertrude-Belle March 23, 2012 at 04:09 PM
I'm (pleasantly) surprised to see all the men out in full force voting! That's fantastic! I do hope tho in the future that 'the powers that be' in the upper echelons of the Patch will see the wisdom in doing a separate Babershop/Salon poll in the future. I realize you see (and have heard repeatedly in comments) the point and I hope the Patch does as well. There were some fantastic comments made for Salons of Melrose and they really deserved the recognition. Congratulations to Superior Image! (As well as Avenue Hair Design who obviously would have won the Salon race, if there was one ;) )
Katherine kennedy March 23, 2012 at 04:45 PM
The barbers at Superior Image should also be admired for the very successful TOYS FOR TOTS drive they organized last Christmas.
Christopher Di Pietro March 23, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Wow, this is awesome thanks! We 100% agree with Jamie though, next time it should be hair salons and barber shops in two different categories. HUGE congratulations to Avenue hair design too!
Daniel DeMaina March 25, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Thanks for the feedback Jamie and Chris—I'll be sure to pass your thoughts on to the Patch Powers That Be.

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