Best of the Vineyard 2020: Health and Beauty

Everything you need to know about health and beauty on Martha’s Vineyard according to you.

Best Dentist: 
Glenn Harris of Edgartown Dental Group

207 Upper Main Street, 

Hélène Schaeffer of 
Island Dentistry

23 Airport Road, 

Dr. Glenn Harris is experienced in all areas of general dentistry, as well as in dental implants, endodontic therapy, and basic oral surgery services. His office is conveniently located in downtown Edgartown. A longtime favorite, Dr. Hélène Schaeffer keeps teeth and gums tip-top near the airport.

Best Doctor (tie): 
Beth Donnelly and 
Ellen McMahon

Aletheia Shannon Donahue

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, 1 Hospital Road, Oak Bluffs, 508-684-4500,

There’s no shortage of healthcare
heroes on Martha’s Vineyard, but Dr. Donnelly and Dr. McMahon 
earn first place in the Best Doctor category for their consistent commitment to their patients, A+ bedside manner, and overall excellence. Dr. Donahue 
makes a positive healthcare experience a top priority.

Best Fitness Center: YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard

111R Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs, 

Mansion House Health Club

9 Main Street, 
Vineyard Haven, 508-693-2200,

Whether you want to shake it in a Zumba dance class, lift like a pro, swim laps, or spin your heart out, the YMCA is there for you. In times of social distancing, they offer online classes too. How does a sauna and steam après workout sound? Join the Mansion House.

Best Hair Salon: Maggie’s Salon

31 Beach Road, Suite 104A, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-2875,

King’s Barber Shop

395 State Road, 
Vineyard Haven, 508-338-7853,

Voters didn’t need months of haircut-less isolation to remind them how much they love the stylists at Maggie’s Salon – but it probably didn’t hurt. For clean cuts and color refreshes, they’re the place to go. Men seeking a fade, crew cut, or line-up head to King’s Barber Shop.

Best Mani/Pedi: 
Caleen’s Day Spa

31 Beach Road, Suite 103, 
Vineyard Haven, 

Hollywood Nails

13 Union Street, No. 2, 
Vineyard Haven, 508-696-6197
40 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, 508-338-2482

The staff at Caleen’s Day Spa are dealers in self-care, and that’s never been more important. From basic mani/pedis to a spa treatment option, they’ll make you feel cared for. Hollywood Nails offers two down-Island locations for easy walk-in nail treatments.

Best Massage Therapist: Pamela Williams – Unalome Bodywork

26 Surveyor’s Lane, Unit B, Vineyard Haven, 570-772-6588,

Allyson Cook Metell – Allyson Cook Metell, LMT & Associates

455 State Road, Vineyard Haven, 508-696-1863,

We’re “knot” kidding when we say Pamela Williams is everything a massage therapist should be: calm, attentive, sensitive, relaxed, experienced, and committed. Allyson Cook Metell and her trusty team offer an array of services, from pregnancy massage to lomi lomi and neuromuscular therapy.

Best Yoga Studio: 
Yoga Barn

1 Red Barn Road, West Tisbury, 508-645-9642, 

Runner-up: Hot Yoga MV

497 State Road, West Tisbury, 774-327-1287,

The Yoga Barn is a sanctuary for breath, movement, body work, and, of course, the practice of yoga. Yogis enjoy a wide range of classes in an airy studio with oversized barn doors left open for the view. Hot Yoga MV has a bright and beautiful new home in West Tisbury.