Best of Omaha: 2019 Readers’ Choice – Personal Shopping and Services Winners

And the winners are...


Best of Omaha Shopping

Best Barbershop

  • The Beard & Mane – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Tight Cuts Barber Shop – Reader’s Choice
  • Lauren @ Victor Victoria – Reader’s Choice
  • Red Hot Barber Shop – Reader’s Choice
  • Parlour 1887 – Reader’s Recommend
  • Alliance barbershop and supply – Reader’s Refer
  • CUVA CUTS – Reader’s Refer
  • Lady Janes – Reader’s Refer
  • The Men’s Salons – Reader’s Refer
  • Arlan’s Barbershop – Reader’s Refer
  • Sports Clips – Reader’s Refer
  • sportsman barbershop – Reader’s Refer
  • Ralston Barber Shop – Reader’s Refer

Best Beauty Salon

  • Victor Victoria – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Garbo’s Salon and Spa – Reader’s Choice
  • Creative Hair Design Salon & Spa – Reader’s Choice
  • Curb Appeal Salon & Spa – Reader’s Recommend
  • Seven Salon – Reader’s Refer
  • The Hair Market Salon – Reader’s Refer
  • Lauren – Reader’s Refer
  • Salon INK – Reader’s Refer

Best Bookstore

  • The Bookworm – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Half Price Books Omaha – Reader’s Choice
  • Jackson Street Booksellers – Reader’s Choice
  • Next Millennium – Reader’s Refer
  • Barnes & Noble – Reader’s Refer
  • Kanesville Kollectibles – Reader’s Refer

Best Cell Phone Provider/Carrier

  • Verizon Wireless – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • AT&T – Reader’s Choice
  • Sprint – Reader’s Choice
  • Cricket – Reader’s Recommend
  • US Cellular – Reader’s Refer
  • Consumer Cellular – Reader’s Refer

Best Church

  • St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church – Reader’s Choice
  • First United Methodist Church – Reader’s Choice
  • Stonebridge – Reader’s Recommend
  • Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church – Reader’s Recommend
  • Dream City Church Omaha – Reader’s Recommend

Best College or University

  • University of Nebraska Omaha – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Creighton University – Reader’s Choice
  • Metropolitan Community College – Reader’s Choice
  • Bellevue University – Reader’s Choice
  • Iowa Western Community College – Reader’s Recommend

Best Day Spa

  • Faces Day Spa – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Victor Victoria Salon & Spa – Reader’s Choice
  • LovelySkin Spa – Reader’s Choice
  • Blue Oceans Float – Reader’s Choice
  • Bella Dea Day Spa – Reader’s Choice
  • Seven Salon – Reader’s Refer

Best Dry Cleaner

  • Max I. Walker – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Nu Trend Dry Cleaners – Reader’s Choice
  • Tide Dry Cleaners – Reader’s Choice
  • Fashion Cleaners – Reader’s Choice
  • G I Cleaners – Reader’s Refer
  • Key Cleaners – Reader’s Refer

Best Fitness Center

  • Planet Fitness – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • YMCA – Reader’s Choice
  • Prairie Life Fitness Center – Reader’s Choice
  • Farrell’s eXtreme Bodyshaping – Reader’s Recommend
  • Blue Moon Fitness – Reader’s Recommend
  • Kosama Omaha West – Reader’s Refer

Best Florist

  • Flower Basket – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Hy-Vee – Reader’s Choice
  • Piccolo’s Florist – Reader’s Choice
  • Janousek Florist & Greenhouse – Reader’s Recommend
  • Taylor’s Flower Shop & Greenhouse, Inc. – Reader’s Refer
  • Voila! – Reader’s Refer
  • Dundee Florist – Reader’s Refer
  • Stem’s – Reader’s Refer
  • The Flower and Art Project – Reader’s Refer

Best Grocery Store

  • Hy-Vee – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Baker’s – Reader’s Choice
  • Fresh Thyme Farmers Market – Reader’s Choice
  • Fareway Grocery – Reader’s Choice
  • Natural Grocers – Reader’s Recommend
  • Target – Reader’s Recommend

Best Jewelry Store

  • Borsheims Fine Jewelry – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Erwin’s Jewelery – Reader’s Choice
  • Goldsmith Silversmith – Reader’s Choice
  • AAA Ultimate Pawn – Reader’s Refer
  • Gunderson’s Jewelers – Reader’s Refer
  • Malashock’s – Reader’s Refer
  • Helzberg’s – Reader’s Refer

Best Martial Arts Studio

  • Kicking Tigers Taekwondo – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Mick Doyle’s Kickboxing and Fitness Center – Reader’s Choice
  • Heartland Family Karate Omaha – Reader’s Choice
  • Omaha Blue Waves – Reader’s Choice
  • Steiner AMA – Reader’s Recommend
  • Nebraska Academy of Martial Arts – Reader’s Refer
  • American School of Karate & Judo – Reader’s Refer
  • Championship martial arts – Reader’s Refer

Best Men’s Clothing Store

  • Men’s Warehouse – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Lindley Clothing – Reader’s Choice
  • Destination XL – Reader’s Choice
  • Parsow’s – Reader’s Refer
  • Jerry Ryan Clothing & Sportswear – Reader’s Refer
  • Bel Air Fashions – Reader’s Refer
  • Curbside Clothing – Reader’s Refer

Best Nail Salon

  • Bellagio Nails & Spa – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Minabella Beauty Resort – Reader’s Choice
  • V Nails – Reader’s Choice
  • Martini Nails & Spa – Reader’s Recommend
  • Seven Salon – Reader’s Recommend
  • Virgo Nail Studio – Reader’s Recommend

Best Organic Grocery Store

  • Trader Joe’s – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Fresh Thyme-Reader’s Choice
  • Whole Foods Market-Reader’s Choice
  • Hy-Vee-Reader’s Recommend
  • Natural Grocers-Reader’s Refer
  • Natural Grocer’s-Reader’s Refer

Best Pawn Shop

  • Sol’s Jewelry & Loan – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Mid-City Jewelry & Loan – Reader’s Choice
  • AAA Ultimate Pawn – Reader’s Refer

Best Pet Store

  • PetSmart – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Long Dog Fat Cat – Reader’s Choice
  • The Green Spot – Reader’s Choice
  • Wag – Reader’s Recommend
  • Woof & Whiskers – Reader’s Refer

Best Shoe Store

  • DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Famous Footwear – Reader’s Choice
  • Von Maur – Reader’s Choice
  • Haney Shoes – Reader’s Choice
  • Scheels – Reader’s Refer
  • Peak Performance – Reader’s Refer

Best Sporting Goods

  • Scheel’s – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • DICK’S Sporting Goods – Reader’s Choice
  • Play It Again Sports – Reader’s Recommend
  • DeCosta Sporting Goods – Reader’s Refer
  • Select Sail & Sports, LLC – Reader’s Refer

Best Store for Engagement Rings

  • Borsheims Fine Jewelry – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Greenberg’s Jewelers – Reader’s Choice
  • 14 Karat – Reader’s Recommend
  • Goldsmith Silversmith – Reader’s Recommend
  • Elder Jewelry – Reader’s Refer

Best Store for Unique Gifts

  • The Afternoon – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Hearthside Candles & Curios – Reader’s Choice
  • Tannenbaum Christmas Shop – Reader’s Choice
  • Tuesday Morning – Reader’s Recommend
  • Big Lots – Reader’s Refer
  • City Limits – Reader’s Refer

Best Tattoo Shop

  • Big Brain – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Black Squirrel Tattoo – Reader’s Choice
  • Ouch Studios Tattoo – Reader’s Choice
  • Grinn & Barrett Tattoo – Reader’s Refer
  • Liquid Courage – Reader’s Refer
  • Strategic Tattoo – Reader’s Refer
  • Aron – Reader’s Refer
  • 10th Sanctum Tattoo – Reader’s Refer
  • Eternal Tattoo – Reader’s Refer

Best Thrift Store

  • Goodwill – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Thrift World – Reader’s Choice
  • Goodwill Industries – Reader’s Recommend
  • Hand Me Ups – Reader’s Recommend
  • ReJenerations – Reader’s Refer
  • Big wheels to butterflies – Reader’s Refer

Best Women’s Clothing Store

  • Von Maur – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Torrid – Reader’s Choice
  • Esters – Reader’s Choice
  • Hello Holiday – Reader’s Recommend
  • Scout Dry Goods & Trade – Reader’s Recommend
  • Beyourself – Reader’s Refer

Best Yoga Studio

  • Lotus House of Yoga – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • Lighthouse Yoga – Reader’s Choice
  • Legacy Pilates, Yoga & More – Reader’s Choice
  • One Tree Yoga – Reader’s Choice
  • Pranam Yoga Shala – Reader’s Recommend
  • Sound Method Yoga – Reader’s Recommend

Best Bank

  • First National Bank – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O
  • American National Bank – Reader’s Choice
  • Dundee Bank – Reader’s Choice
  • Pinnacle Bank – Reader’s Choice
  • Cornhusker Bank – Reader’s Choice