Best Personal Services and Shopping 2013

The Best In Omaha

Best Barber

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Sports Clips

Readers' Choice: Great Clips, Rockbrook Barbershop

Readers' Recommend: Gentiles, The Viking Ship

Readers' Refer: Gretna Barber Shop, Papillion Barbers

 

Best Beauty Salon

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Garbo's

Readers' Choice: Creative Hair Design

Readers' Recommend: Reve

Readers' Refer: Blonde Salon, Gloss Salon, Trios Salon, Urbane Salon

 

Best Bookstore

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

Readers' Choice: The Bookworm, Half Price Books

Readers' Recommend: Jackson Street Booksellers

Readers' Refer: Books A Million, Parables

 

Best Cell Phone Provider

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Verizon

Readers' Choice: Sprint

Readers' Recommend: AT&T

Readers' Refer: US Cellular, Cricket, Virgin Mobile

 

Best Church

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Saint Columbkille, Westside Church (tie)

Readers' Choice: Christ Community Church, St. Vincent De Paul

Readers' Recommend: St. Robert Bellarmine, St. Wenceclaus

 

Best College or University

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: University of Nebraska at Omaha

Readers' Choice: Creighton University

Readers' Recommend: Metropolitan Community College, Bellevue University

Readers' Refer: University of Nebraska at Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center

 

Best Dance Studio

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Nebraska Dance

Readers' Recommend: Omaha Ballroom, Kitty Lee

Readers' Refer: Erin's Dance Studio, JCC Dance Department, Julie Dahl Studio of Dance, Lorraine's Dance Center, Tarilyn's Dance Studio

 

Best Daycare

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Morning Star Childcare Center

Readers' Recommend: Jewish Community Center, Child's Play

Readers' Refer: Creative Learning Center, Imagination Station, Kindercare, King of Kings Church, Koala-T, La Petite, Millard Children's Academy, Montessori Educational Centers

 

Best Day Spa

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Lovely Skin Spa

Readers' Choice: Creative Hair Design

Readers' Recommend: Faces Spa, Urbane Salon & Day Spa

Readers' Refer: Gloss Salon, Bella Dea Day Spa, Garbo's, JB Salon and Day Spa Lavista, Siren's at the Loft

 

Best Dry Cleaner

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Fashion Cleaners

Readers' Choice: NuTrend

Readers' Recommend: Camelot

Readers' Refer: Armstrong Cleaners, Omaha Lace and Laundry

 

Best Store for Engagement Rings

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheims

Readers' Recommend: Kay Jewelers

Readers' Refer: Malashock's, 14 Karat, Zale's, Helzberg's, Goldsmith/Silversmith

 

Best Farmer's Market

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Downtown Farmers Market

Readers' Choice: Aksarben Village

Readers' Recommend: Village Pointe

Readers' Refer: Florence, Tomato Tomato, Midtown Crossing Farmer's Market

 

Best Fitness Center

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Prairie Life

Readers' Choice: 24 Hour Fitness, Blue Moon

Readers' Recommend: Lifetime Fitness, YMCA, Aspen Athletic

 

Best Fitness Equipment Store

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Body Basics

Readers' Choice: Priority One Fitness, Scheel's

Readers' Recommend: Dicks Sporting Goods, Nova, Play it Again Sports/ 2nd Wind

 

Best Florist

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

Readers' Choice: Piccolo's

Readers' Recommend: Janousek Florist, Bloom Works, Taylor's

Readers' Refer: Stems at Countryside

 

Best Grocery Store

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

Readers' Choice: Baker's

Readers' Recommend: Fareway, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's

Readers' Refer: Wohlner's

 

Best Jewelry Store

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Borsheims

Readers' Refer: Kay Jewelers, Helzberg's, Charming Charlie's, Goldsmith/Silversmith, Malashock's, Zales

 

Best Liquor Store

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

Readers' Choice: Spirit World, Brix

Readers' Recommend: Cornhusker Beverage, Bag ‘N Save Liquor, Beertopia

 

Best Martial Arts Studio

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Mick Doyle, Mid America Martial, Midwest Tae Kwan Do, Omaha Blue Waves Martial Arts (4-way tie)

Readers' Choice: Tiger Rock

 

Best Men's Clothing Store

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

Readers' Choice: Parsow's, Jerry Ryan, Kohl's

Readers' Recommend: Lindley Clothing, JC Penny's, Von Maur, Younker's

 

Best Men's Shoe Store

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers' Choice: Dillards, Haney's, Von Maur

Readers' Recommend: Finish Line, Younker's, Kohl's, New Balance Store, Parsow's

 

Best Nail Salon

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

Readers' Choice: V Nails, American Nails & Spa

Readers' Recommend: Legacy Nails, Apple Nail & Spa, NT Nails

 

Best Music Lessons

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Dietze Music

Readers' Choice: Millard Music House

Readers' Recommend: Guitar Center, Omaha Conservatory of Music

 

Best Music Equipment

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Dietze Music

Readers' Choice: Guitar Center, Russo's

Readers' Recommend: Schmitt

 

Best Nutrition Store

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: No Name Nutrition Market

Readers' Choice: GNC, Jane's Health Food

Readers' Recommend: Complete Nutrition, Natural Grocers, Whole Foods

 

Best Pawn Shop

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

Readers' Refer: Mid-City Jewelry and Loan, EZ Money Pawn

 

Best Pet Grooming

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: PetSmart

Readers' Choice: Three Dog Bakery

Readers' Recommend: All About Dogs, Michelle's Pet Spa, Petco, Susie's

 

Best Pet Store

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Petsmart

Readers' Choice: Petco

Readers' Recommend: The Green Spot

Readers' Refer: Long Dog Fat Cat, Nebraska Humane Society Shop, Three Dog Bakery

 

Best Shopping District/Mall

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Village Pointe

Readers' Choice: Westroads Mall, Oak View Mall

Readers' Recommend: Shadow Lake Towne Center

Readers' Refer: Old Market, One Pacific Place

 

Best Sporting Goods

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

Readers' Choice: Dick's Sporting Goods

Readers' Recommend: Sports Authority, Cabela's, Canfield's

Readers' Refer: Peak Performance

 

Best Tanning

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

Readers' Choice: Sun Tan City

Readers' Recommend: Paradise Bay

Readers' Refer: Caribbean Tan, California Tan, Shine Day Spa

 

Best Tattoo Shop

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Liquid Courage

Readers' Choice: Big Brain

Readers' Recommend: Grinn and Barrett, Black Squirrel Tattoo, Dr. Jack's Ink Emporium

Readers' Refer: American Tattoo

 

Best Tech or Vocational School

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Metro Community College

Readers' Choice: Institute of Culiary Arts at MCC

 

Best Thrift Store

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Goodwill

Readers' Choice: Thrift America, New Life Thrift

Readers' Recommend: Scout Dry Goods, Bigwheels 2 Butterflys, Flying Worm, Salvation Army

 

Best Store for Unique Gifts

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: The Afternoon

Readers' Refer: Borsheims, City Limits, House of J, The Imaginarium, Spruce

 

Best Wedding Venue

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Durham Western Heritage, Livestock Exchange Ballrooms (tie)

Readers' Choice: Holland Center, Joslyn Museum

Readers' Recommend: DC Center, Fontenell Forest Nature Center, Scottish Rite

 

Best Women's Clothing Store

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: Von Maur

Readers' Choice: Kohl's, Dillard's

Readers' Recommend: Ann Taylor Loft, B Yourself, JC Penney's, Scout Dry Goods

 

Best Women's Shoe Store

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: DSW

Readers' Choice: Von Maur

Readers' Recommend: Dillard's, Younker's, Kohl's

Readers' Refer: Famous Footwear

 

Best Yoga Studio

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

Readers' Choice: Lotus House of Yoga, Omaha Yoga & Bodywork Center

Readers' Recommend: YogaMed, Omaha Power Yoga, Bhadra Yoga

 

 

Best Youth Athletics Facility

Readers' Choice Best of the Big O: YMCA

Readers' Recommend: Omaha Sports Academy

Readers' Refer: Jewish Community Center, Millard Athletic Association, Premier Gymnastics

posted at 01:25 pm
on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

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