Best Barber Shop
The Bearded Lady
208 N. Austin St.
At The Bearded Lady you can get a shave, a haircut, a tattoo or a drink.
Zack Johnston is the owner-manager of The Bearded Lady, a traditional barber shop and old school tattoo parlor. Their waiting room is a bar, the East Side Social Club. It is open 20 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Bearded Lady has been in business for a year and a half.
"Delivering the highest quality cuts and shaves on a daily basis, we push the boundaries of what we can crank out of 111 square feet," Johnston says.
As for the honor of being the Best of Denton winner, he said: "It's very humbling. Being a new business has its ups and downs. We have had nothing but support from Denton."
Runner-up: Sport Clips
Honorable Mention: Great Clips
Best Hair Salon
2900 Wind River Lane #140
Salon LaPage specializes in advanced color and cutting, facial waxing and hair treatments.
The salon delivers the highest level of education to its staff, which then offers an excellent guest experience.
The salon's moto is "New York Style with Southern Hospitality." It was featured in American Salon Magazine 2014.
The staff strives to create a personal style that takes every facet of their clients' needs into consideration. Owner Daphne Arrington has a passion for people and has a desire to develop a team of highly driven employees dedicated to the salon's clients.
The business was named the Best Salon in Denton multiple times over the last five years.
Runner-up: Davanti Salon and Spa
Honorable Mention: Lucky Locks Beauty Bar
Soma Massage Therapy
529 Malone St., No. 119
Need to relax? Need healing? Soma Massage Therapy offers relaxation and healing in many forms.
Their signature massage is deep tissue, but they also offer prenatal and sports messages, aromatherapy, hot stone, reiki, scrubs, cupping, bamboo, reflexology, Swedish and lymphatic massages.
Amber Briggle is the owner. She opened the business in November, 2013. Several things make Soma unique. It has a no-tipping policy. "We want our clients to understand that massage not only feels good, but it's good for you," Amber says. "Our focus here is on healing. We are not a spa, we are a massage studio with some of the finest, most professional, best-trained therapists in North Texas."
Amber says she is honored to again be chosen Best Massage Studio. "To win this award four years in a row (especially since we've only been open for 3 1/2 years) feels so special, "she said. "I am so proud of my team that works so hard every day to bring healing and balance to our community, and so grateful to our clients for valuing the level of service we provide. Thank you, everyone."
Runner-up: Essentials Day Spa
Honorable Mention: Massage Envy Spa
Best Nail Salon
Bella Salon & Spa
2430 S. Interstate 35-E
Pedicures, massages, facials, makeup and more. Bella is like family with a that strives to soothe every client who comes into its happy environment.
Kim and Patrick Nguyen have developed close relationships with their clientele for 14 years total in Denton. Self-proclaimed service that is unmatched, customers can expect a quality of pampering that welcomes both customers old and new.
Runner-up: Deluxe Nails & Spa
Honorable Mention: Envy Nail Spa
Best Specialty Services
Lucky Locks Beauty Bar
116 N. Austin St.
Whether you are looking for hair extensions, fashion colors, makeup, lash extensions or microblading, Lucky Locks Beauty Bar is the place to go.
The Lucky Locks hair extensions are made from the finest quality of human hair available, offering a distinct selection to help customers achieve the look they are after.
The company has been in business for just over a year and a half, but has already secured back-to-back Best of Denton awards for its dedication and commitment to the community.
"We are absolutely honored to win for a second year in a row," owner Amanda Servis said.
Runner-up: BodyScaping Laser & Aesthetics
Honorable Mention: Premiere Laser Centre
Palm Beach Tan
409 W. University Dr.
1719 S. Loop 288
For those looking to bronze up for swimsuit season, residents say to look no further than Palm Beach Tan.
The salon is open seven days a week, allowing patrons to tan around their schedule. The friendly staff also makes sure the facilities are kept clean and sanitary.
With two locations to serve both the northern and southern portions of the city, the tanning salon offers affordable packages for tanning beds and spray tans. The tanning beds range from bronze to diamond level and can be upgraded at any time for a small fee.
Runner-up: Tantrum Airbrush Tanning. LLC
Honorable Mention: Planet Tan