Best acupuncturist

Triangle Acupuncture Clinic

104 South Estes Drive, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Shea Broussard, AcuShea Alternative Health Care; Christina Fish, Silver Current Acupuncture; Jude Roman, InsideOut Body Therapies

Best aesthetician

Wax Poetic

118 East Main Street, Carrboro

Finalists: Kim Forster, Aesthetic Solutions; Bonnie King, The Retreat at Brightleaf; Emily MacGregor, The Retreat at Brightleaf

Best barbershop

Arrow & Pedro Williams

Multiple locations,

Finalists: Dennis Men’s Salon, Mr. Groom Room, Rock’s Bar and Hair Shop

Best chiropractor

Dr. Blake Livingood, Triangle Health Center

953 North Harrison Avenue, Cary

Finalists: Chiropractic Partners, Dr. Chas Gaertner; North Carolina Chiropractic, Dr. Molly Hall; Active Chiropractic

Best day spa

The Umstead Hotel & Spa

100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary

Finalists: Mina’s Studio, Paintbar, The Retreat at Brightleaf

Best dentist in Durham County

John Christensen, Durham Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

121 West Woodcroft Parkway, Durham

Finalists: Bull City Dental, Gadol Family Dentistry, Dr. Lionel Nelson

Best dentist in Orange/Chatham County

Ellis General Dentistry

88 Vilcom Center Drive, #190, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Kennedy Dental Group; Dr. Bilal Saib, Chapel Hill Advanced Dentistry; Wagoner Dental

Best dentist in Wake County

Leesville Dental Care

13220 Strickland Road, #166, Raleigh

Finalists: Beavers Family Dentistry; Downtown Dental; Dr. Jessica Shireman, Cameron Village Dentist

Best dermatologist

Central Dermatology

Multiple locations,

Finalists: Dr. Sue Ellen Cox, Aesthetic Solutions; Dr. Sarah Myers, Duke Dermatology; Triangle Dermatology

Best gym


Multiple locations,

Finalists: O2 fitness, ONE Fitness Training, SYNCSTUDIO

Best hair salon in Durham County

Rock Paper Scissors Salon and Gallery

413 East Chapel Hill Street, Durham

Finalists: Moshi Moshi, Posh the Salon, Salon Povera

Best hair salon in Orange/Chatham County

Syd’s Hair Shop

106 North Graham Street, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Mina’s Studio, Moshi Moshi, To the woods

Best hair salon in Wake County


8451 Brier Creek Parkway, #101, Raleigh

Finalists: Atomic Salon, The Junction Salon & Bar, Marigold Parlour

Best holistic medicine

Duke Integrative Medicine

3475 Erwin Road, Durham

Finalists: Bloom Integrative Health, Raleigh Naturopathic Clinic, Will’s Wild Herbs

Best martial arts studio

Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts

6118 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Saint-Cyr Dojo, Triangle Sword Guild, Triangle’s Karate

Best massage therapist

Michael Barriskill, Mindful Massage

3830 Garrett Road, Durham

Finalists: Julie H. Marciniak, North Pointe Body Therapies; Blake Moriarty, The Retreat at Brightleaf; WODbody Sports Massage

Best optometry practice

Carrboro Family Vision

200 West Weaver Street, #1, Carrboro

Finalists: Academy Eye Associates, Good Looks, Rosenstein Vision Center

Best pediatric practice

Chapel Hill Pediatrics

Multiple locations,

Finalists: Durham Pediatrics, Oberlin Road Pediatrics, Regional Pediatrics

Best pediatrician

Dr. Kyne Wang, Regional Pediatrics

4022 Freedom Lake Drive, Durham

Finalists: Dr. Gregory Fisher, Regional Pediatrics; Dr. Martha Gagliano, Durham Pediatrics; Dr. Michael Minozzi, Chapel Hill Children’s Clinic

Best personal trainer

Leigh Ann Yeager, ONE Fitness Training

4819 Hope Valley Road, #7, Durham

Finalists: Betsy Collie, Rapid Results Fitness; JoJo Polk, Core Fitness Studio; Alisha Woodroof, GetAMPed Fitness

Best pilates studio in Durham County

InsideOut Body Therapies

5720 Fayetteville Road, #101, Durham

Finalists: Bull City Pilates and Massage, Recharge Pilates and Barre, RIDE CYCLE STUDIO

Best pilates studio in Orange/Chatham County

Carrboro Yoga Company

200 North Greensboro Street, Carrboro

Finalists: Carolina Core, Spira Pilates Studio, Studio East 54

Best pilates studio in Wake County

Evolve Movement

219 Oberlin Road, Raleigh

Finalists: Blue Sky Pilates, Lifetime Fitness Cary, Pulse Pilates

Best place to bike

American Tobacco Trail

Finalists: Raleigh Greenway, Umstead Park, Orange County

Best place to hike

Eno River State Park

6101 Old Cole Mill Road, Durham

Finalists: William B. Umstead State Park, Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, Duke Forest

Best place to run

American Tobacco Trail

Finalists: Umstead State Park, Capital Area Greenway, Eno River State Park

Best primary care practitioner

Dr. Blake Livingood, Triangle Health Center

953 North Harrison Avenue, Cary

Finalists: Dr. Mohan Chilukuri, Durham Family Medicine; Dr. Elizabeth Vandergriff, Preston Medical Associates; Dr. Bruce Wilks, Carrboro Family Medicine

Best therapist

Carrie Roberson Fasola, Awakenings

9205 Baileywick Road, Raleigh,

Finalists: Whitney Johnson; Rosellen Reif, Reif Psychological Services; Liz Tatum

Best women’s health practice

WHA (Durham Women’s Clinic and Chapel Hill OBGYN)

120 Conner Drive, #101, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Women’s Birth & Wellness Center, Capital Area Obstetrics & Gynecology, Carolina Conceptions

Best women’s health practitioner

Melinda Everett, WHA Chapel Hill OB/Gyn

120 Conner Drive, #101, Chapel Hill

Finalists: Dr. Nicolette Schreiber, WHA (Durham Women’s Clinic); Carolina Conceptions; Maggie Darst, Capitol Area OB/GYN

Best yoga studio in Durham County

Durham Yoga Company

502 Rigsbee Avenue, #203, Durham


Best yoga studio in Orange/Chatham County

Carrboro Yoga Company

200 North Greensboro Street, Carrboro

Finalists: Franklin Street Yoga, Loving Kindness Yoga School, Triangle Yoga

Best yoga studio in Wake County

Blue Lotus

401 North West Street, Raleigh

Finalists: 110 Yoga, Indigo Hot Yoga Center, Open Door Yoga Studio