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Best Health
& Beauty

From the tastiest scoops to the splashiest influencers, here are your winners of the 2024 readers’ choice awards!

best barber

Earl Brigham’s Barber Shop

Earl, an old-fashioned barber with a sparkling personality, may be deaf, but he provides a level of care and attention to your trim that you rarely find in modern clip chains. A true Garden delight.

Runner-Up: Turning Heads Barbershop

best chiropractor

Source Family Chiropractic

Your health should be aligned, so go to the source! Focusing on your family’s wellness is their top priority.

Runner-Up: Connected Movement

best nail salon

Polished by Omairis

Pampering clients with a blend of personal touch, creative flair, and on-the-go mobile services.

Runner-Up: Indigo Spa & Wellness Center

best doctor

Dr. Trishanna Sookdeo | Sookdeo Family Medicine

Individualized, high quality primary care isn’t an urban myth. It’s how Dr. Sookdeo built her thriving practice of raving fans. In just one visit, you’ll see why.

Runner-Up: Dr. Shweta Patel | Gaya Wellness

best hair salon

Halo Salon & Salt Room

Top-notch haircuts, color, balayage, and extensions seamlessly blend with the rejuvenating powers of massage and salt therapies.

Runner-Up: Vintage Sky Salon

best dentist

Hamlin Modern Dentistry

Finding a real-life “Tooth Fairy” can seem impossible. Hamlin Modern Dentistry makes routine checkups a pleasurable and gentle experience.

Runner-Up: Dr. Thomas Holehouse

best personal trainer

Anna Hunt | CSH Fitness

Patient, knowledgeable, and incredibly adaptive, Anna crafts each workout to perfectly align with your unique goals and address your specific limitations. Her workouts are insanely challenging yet totally functional, ensuring you see real results. And she’s there to spot you, every groan along the way.

Runner-Up: Vishant Dave | Alchemist

best lash/brow artist

Fabulash by Lexi

Nothing beats waking up feeling flawless with fabulous lashes!

Runner-Up: Dekalash

best gym

Carve

This dynamic, results-driven pilates workout blends strength, flexibility, and balance. Get ready to sweat, shake, and smile!

Runner-Up: CrossFit Winter Garden

best tattoo shop

Slaughterized Ink

If your body is your canvas, these are your artists! With professionalism, cleanliness, creativity, and a 10/10 atmosphere, they bring your tattoo and piercing visions to life.

Runner-Up: Fine Ink Studios

best lash/brow artist

Fabulash by Lexi

Nothing beats waking up feeling flawless with fabulous lashes!

Runner-Up: Dekalash

best gym

Carve

This dynamic, results-driven pilates workout blends strength, flexibility, and balance. Get ready to sweat, shake, and smile!

Runner-Up: CrossFit Winter Garden

best tattoo shop

Slaughterized Ink

If your body is your canvas, these are your artists! With professionalism, cleanliness, creativity, and a 10/10 atmosphere, they bring your tattoo and piercing visions to life.

Runner-Up: Fine Ink Studios

best hairdresser

Shayna Decker-Vick | Bombshell Salon & Spa

Every client on Shayna’s list will be happy and sad to see her on this list. The Garden’s most sought-after stylist is already booked months in advance.

Runner-Up: Ashley Nicole | Vintage Sky

best eye clinic

Dr. Mike Imler | PremierMED Ophthalmology

Trust Dr. Mike to keep your vision 20/20. After all, he’s got an eye for detail!

Runner-Up: Dr. Ashley Zak Kimble | New Vision Care

best orthodontist

Dr. Sakowitz | Sakowitz Smiles

Dr. Sakowitz’s mission is to help you emBRACE your best self through his orthodontic care.

Runner-Up: Dr. Caroline Pawlak | Artful Orthodontics

best hairdresser

Shayna Decker-Vick | Bombshell Salon & Spa

Every client on Shayna’s list will be happy and sad to see her on this list. The Garden’s most sought-after stylist is already booked months in advance.

Runner-Up: Ashley Nicole | Vintage Sky

best eye clinic

Dr. Mike Imler | PremierMED Ophthalmology

Trust Dr. Mike to keep your vision 20/20. After all, he’s got an eye for detail!

Runner-Up: Dr. Ashley Zak Kimble | New Vision Care

best orthodontist

Dr. Sakowitz | Sakowitz Smiles

Dr. Sakowitz’s mission is to help you emBRACE your best self through his orthodontic care.

Runner-Up: Dr. Caroline Pawlak | Artful Orthodontics

best dermatologist

Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center

Dr. Jeanette Hudgens and her team sprinkle warmth, acceptance, and TLC exactly when—and where!—you need it.

Runner-Up: Florida Institute of Dermatology

best dermatologist

Dermatology & Skin Cancer Center

Dr. Jeanette Hudgens and her team sprinkle warmth, acceptance, and TLC exactly when—and where!—you need it.

Runner-Up: Florida Institute of Dermatology

Your votes matter

Thank you for participating in our inaugural readers’ choice awards! Each of these honorees illustrate the truly diverse talent and excellence within our community. A few categories were decided by just one or two votes, so we mean it when we say that every vote counted!

We are especially grateful to anyone who contributed extra votes to help us raise $4,000 for two local charities.

Lift Disability Network

Disability has a far-reaching impact — not just on the individual, but also on the family that supports them. Due to their unique challenges and limitations, disability families are more likely to experience loneliness, poverty, and helplessness.

Lift Disability Network creates opportunities for these families to connect to one another, building new support systems and a welcoming community. Throughout the year, Lift provides camps, community events and family services that elevate life for families and individuals impacted by disability.

Funds Raised: $2,000
To Support: liftdisability.net

Polka Dogz Pet Rescue

Polka Dogz specializes in second chances. Its mission is to rescue senior, disabled, neglected, and abandoned dogs, which are less likely to be adopted in ordinary shelters, and provide them with shelter, medical care, and love that they may have never gotten before.

Polka Dogz is 100% donor-supported and needs both funds and donations of daily-use items such as dog food, treats, toys, and cleaning supplies. Above all else, their goal is to find forever homes for their animals, but volunteers and foster home applicants are just as vital to their success.

Funds Raised: $2,000
To Support: polkadogz.org

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