Best Personal Services and Shopping 2012


Best Barber

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Beverly Hills Barber Shop

Readers’ Choice: Arlan’s Barber Shop

Readers’ Recommend: Chop Shop, Gentile & Son Barber Shop

Best Beauty Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Garbo’s Salon and Spa

Readers’ Choice: Creative Hair Design Salon, Gloss Salon and Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: Blonde Salon and Spa, Fringes Salon and Spa, Reve Salon and Spa

Best Bookstore

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Bookworm

Readers’ Choice: Barnes & Noble, Half Price Books

Readers’ Recommend: Jackson Street Booksellers

Readers’ Refer: Books-A-Million, Soul Desires

Best Cell Phone Provider / Carrier

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Verizon

Readers’ Choice: AT&T, Sprint

Readers’ Refer: US Cellular, Virgin Mobile

Best Church

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Coram Deo Church Community

Readers’ Choice: Christ Community Church, Christ the King

Readers’ Recommend: Calvary Christian Church, Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, St. Vincent de Paul

Best Day Spa

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Faces A Spa

Readers’ Choice: Creative Hair Design Salon, Gloss Salon and Day Spa

Readers’ Recommend: JB’s Salon and Day Spa, Sirens Day Spa & Salon, Urbane Salon & Day Spa

Best Daycare

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Morning Star Preschool & Child Care Center

Readers’ Refer: Children’s Heaven Daycare, Hamilton Heights Child Development Center, Rosewood Academy

Best Dry Cleaner

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Max I. Walker Cleaners

Readers’ Choice: Fashion Cleaners, Nu Trend Dry Cleaners

Readers’ Recommend: Armstrong Cleaners & Launderers, Camelot Cleaners, One-Oh-Eight Cleaners & Tailors

Best Engagement Ring Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheim’s

Readers’ Choice: Brodkey’s Jewelers, Goldsmith Silversmith

Readers’ Recommend: 14 Karat, Erwin’s Bellevue Jewelry, Zales “The Diamond Store”

Best Farmer’s Market

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Old Market

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Village Farmer’s Market, Village Pointe

Readers’ Refer: Omaha Farmer’s Market, Tomato Tomato

Best Fitness Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Crossfit Omaha

Readers’ Choice: Life Time Fitness, Prairie Life Fitness

Readers’ Recommend: 24 Hour Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Aspen Athletic

Best Fitness Equipment

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Body Basics Fitness Equipment

Readers’ Choice: Nova Fitness Equipment

Best Florist

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Piccolo’s Florist & Gifts

Readers’ Choice: Hy-Vee, Stems at Countryside

Readers’ Recommend: Blooms, Dundee Florist, Taylor’s Flower Shop & Greenhouse

Best Grocery Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s, Whole Foods Market

Readers’ Recommend: Fareway, Trader Joe’s, Wohlner’s Grocery

Best Health Food / Nutrition Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods Market

Readers’ Choice: Jane’s Health Market, Trader Joe’s

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee, New Dawn Nutrition, No Name Nutrition Market

Best Jewelry Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheim’s

Readers’ Choice: Brodkey’s Jewelers, Goldsmith Silversmith

Readers’ Recommend: Erwin’s Bellevue Jewelry, Maiashocks, Zales “The Diamond Store”

Best Men’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Men’s Warehouse

Readers’ Choice: Kohl’s, Von Maur

Readers’ Recommend: Jerry Ryan Clothing and Sportswear, Lindley Clothing, Parsow’s

Best Men’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Choice: Haney Shoe Store, Von Maur

Readers’ Recommend: Dillards, The Finish Line, Kohl’s,

Best Music Lessons

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Omaha Conservatory of Music

Readers’ Choice: Russo’s Guitar and Drum Center

Best Music Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Dietze Music

Readers’ Choice: Russo’s Guitar and Drum Center, Schmidt Music

Readers’ Recommend: Guitar Center KSL Media

Best Nail Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Mohegan Nail Spa

Readers’ Choice: American Nails and Spa, Martini Nails and Spa

Readers’ Recommend: La Vista Nails Spa, Legacy Nails & Spa, The Nail Shop

Best Organic Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods Market

Readers’ Refer: Aksarben Village Farmer’s Market, Hy-Vee, Trader Joe’s

Best Pawnshop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Sol’s Jewelry and Loan

Readers’ Refer: Bud’s Pawn Shop, EZ Money Pawn Shop, Gold and Silver Pawn, Mid-City Jewelers and Loan

Best Pet Grooming

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petsmart

Readers’ Choice: Bark Avenue Grooming & Daycare, Three Dog Bakery

Readers’ Recommend: Petco, Susie’s Professional Pet Grooming

Best Pet Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Petsmart

Readers’ Choice: Petco, Three Dog Bakery

Readers’ Recommend: Nebraska Human Society, The Green Spot

Readers’ Refer: Pets R Us

Best Sporting Goods

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Scheels

Readers’ Choice: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sports Authority

Readers’ Refer: Bass Pro Shop, Cabela’s Canfields Sporting Goods

Best Tanning

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Ashley Lynn’s Tanning

Readers’ Refer: 4 Seasons Tanning, Paradise Bay Tanning, Tan World, The Tan Company

Best Tattoo Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Liquid Courage Tattoo & Piercing

Readers’ Choice: Big Brain, Grinn & Barrett Tattoo

Readers’ Recommend: American Tattoo, Black Squirrel Tattoo, Dr. Jack’s Ink Emporium

Best Thrift Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Goodwill Industries / Morningfire

Readers’ Choice: New Life Thrift

Readers’ Recommend: Scout Dry Goods & Trade, Thrift World

Readers’ Refer: Cool Kidz, FlyingWorm Vintage

Best Unique Gifts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: The Afternoon

Readers’ Choice: Gadgeteer, LeWonderment

Readers’ Recommend: City Limits, House of J

Best Women’s Clothing Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Kohl’s

Readers’ Choice: beyourself, Dillard’s

Readers’ Recommend:  JC  Penny, Von Maur, Younkers

Best Women’s Shoe Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers’ Choice: Von Maur

Readers’ Recommend: Dillard’s, Shoe Carnival, Younkers,

Readers’ Refer: Famous Footwear

Best Yoga Studio

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: One Tree Yoga

Readers’ Choice: Lotus House of Yoga, Omaha Power Yoga

Readers’ Recommend: Omaha Yoga & Bodywork Center, Omaha Yoga School, YogaMed


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