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Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season! An institution of professional style, Bristle & Blade’s barbers are passionate about their craft. Our team members have been trained in European, continental and classic hair styling, with ongoing education in the most current trends and techniques. From the moment you walk through the front door, our barbers are committed to providing you with impeccable service that exceeds your expectations. We cater to your schedule, offering numerous early morning or late evening and weekend appointments. Enjoy a cup of espresso and engaging conversation while you’re with us. We are conveniently located a mile from I-84 in the vibrant Elmwood section of West Hartford. Thanks for your support! Winner 2019 and 2017 Runner up 2018 and 2016

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Best Veterinarian Winner Vet Specialists of CT Second Place Petcare Veterinary Services Third Place CT Veterinary Center


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