Best Barber

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Great Clips

Readers’ Refer: Gentille’s, Jason Berge, Sport Clips

Best Beauty Salon

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big : Garbo’s

Readers’ Recommend: Gloss Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Refer: Ashley Lynn’s, One Drake Place, Simply Pure Salon and Spa, Trios

Best Bookstore

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Barnes & Noble

Readers’ Choice: Borders

Readers’ Recommend: 1/2 Price Book Store, Bookworm, Books-A-Million, Jackson Street Booksellers

Best Cell Phone Provider

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Verizon Wireless

Readers’ Choice: Sprint

Readers’ Recommend: AT&T

Readers’ Refer: Cricket, US Cellular, Virgin Mobile

Best Church

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big : Christ Community Church, Divine Shepherd Lutheran Church, Mary Our Queen

Readers’ Refer: King of Kings, Thanksgiving! Lutheran Church, Westside Church

Best Day Spa

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Gloss Salon & Day Spa

Readers’ Choice: Creative Hair Design, Faces

Readers’ Recommend: Kimberly Spa, Simply Pure Salon & Spa, Sanctuary Day Spa, Shine Day Spa

Best Daycare

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O,Millard Childcare and Preschool

Readers’ Choice: Alegent Health Sick Kids, Child Saving Institute, Kiddie Kampus

Readers’ Recommend: Morning Star

Readers’ Refer: Bere‚Äôs Childcare, Cradles to Crayons, Garden Patch, It’s A Wonderful World, Small Miracle

Best Dry Cleaner

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

Readers’ Choice: Armstrong Cleaners, Fashion Cleaners, Nu Trend

Readers’ Recommend: $1.99 Any Garment Cleaners, Camelot Cleaners, Omaha Lace & Laundry

Readers’ Refer: Hy-Vee

Best Engagement Ring Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheims

Readers’ Choice: Brodkeys

Readers’ Recommend: 14 Karat, Helzberg, Kay Jewelers

Readers’ Refe: Greenbergs, Zales

Best Farmers’ Market

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Old Market Farmers Market

Readers’ Choice: Aksarben Village

Readers’ Recommend: Village Point

Readers’ Refer: Benson Farmer’s Market, Florence Mill, Midtown Crossing

Best Fitness Center

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: 24 Hour Fitness

Readers’ Choice: Lifetime Fitness, Prairie Life Fitness Center, YMCA

Readers’ Recommend: Aspen Fitness Club, Crossfit Omaha

Readers’ Refer: Urban Active

Best Fitness Equipment

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Body Basics

Readers’ Refer: Nova Fitness Equipment

Best Florist

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

Readers’ Choice: Piccolos

Readers’ Recommend: Stem’s Floral, Taylor‚Äôs

Readers’ Refer: Beyond the Vine, Janousek Florist, Voila

Best Grocery Store

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

Readers’ Choice: Baker’s

Readers’ Recommend: Bag-N-Save, Fareway

Readers’ Refe: Trader Joe‚Äôs, Whole Foods

Best Health Food/Nutrition Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: No Name Nutrition, Trader Joe‚Äôs

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee, Jane‚Äôs Health Market

Readers’ Refer: GNC

Best Jewelry Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheims

Readers’ Recommend: Brodkeys, Helzberg, Kay Jewelers

Readers’ Refer: Goldsmith Silversmith, Greenbergs

Best Manicure/Pedicure Salon

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

Readers’ Choice: Martini’s

Readers’ Recommend: American Nail, Legacy Nails & Spa, Nouveau Nail Salon

Readers’ Refer: Bella Dea Day Spa, Pretty Nails

Best Music Lessons

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Russo’s Guitar Center

Readers’ Choice: Dietze Music

Best Music Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Deitze Music

Readers’ Choice: Guitar Center, Russo’s Guitar Center

Readers’ Recommen: Schmitts

Readers’ Refer: Guitar Garage

Best Nail Salon

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

Readers’ Choice: Nouveau Nail Salon

Readers’ Recommend: Legacy Nails & Spa, Martini

Readers’ Refer: American Nails, Oasis

Best Organic Selection

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Whole Foods

Readers’ Choice: Trader Joe‚Äôs

Readers’ Recommend: Hy-Vee

Readers’ Refer: Costco, Jane‚Äôs Health Market, No Name Nutrition, Omaha Farmer’s Market

Best Pet Grooming

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: PetSmart

Readers’ Recommend: 3 Dog Bakery, Best Friends Pet Grooming, PetCo, Susie’s Pet Grooming

Readers’ Refer: Ashley’s Pet Spa, Tail Waggers

Best Sporting Goods

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

Readers’ Choice: Dicks

Readers’ Recommend: Sports Authority

Readers’ Refer: Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas, Canfields

Best Tanning

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

Readers’ Choice: Tan World

Readers’ Recommend: Paradise Bay

Readers’ Refer: 4 Seasons Tanning, Allure Tanning, Shine Day Spa

Best Tattoo Shop

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Big Brain

Readers’ Choice: Black Squirrel, Dr Jack’s Ink Emporium, Liquid Courage

Readers’ Recommend: American Tattoo, Grin & Barrett

Readers’ Refer: Authentic Ink

Best Thrift Store

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Goodwill

Readers’ Choice: New Life Thrift, Thrift World

Readers’ Refer: Big Wheels to Butterflies, Hand Me Ups, Salvation Army

Best Unique Gifts

Readers’ Choice Best of the Big O: Afternoon

Readers’ Refer: House of J, On a Whim, Souq, Spencer’s

Best Yoga Studio

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

Readers’ Choice: House of Lotus

Readers’ Recommend: Fitness FAST, The Yoga Path, Yoga Med

Readers’ Refer: Bahdra, Legacy Pilates, Lululemon, Omaha Yoga School, Yoga Rocks the Park


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