Best of the Vineyard 2015 Health and Beauty

Best Dentist: Hélène Schaeffer of Island Dentistry

823 Airport Road, Edgartown, 508-696-8426

Runner-up: Richard McNulty of Amity Dental Studio

65 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, 508-687-9752,

What’s the secret to Dr. Schaeffer’s success? Word of mouth, obviously. She’s been crowned Best of the Vineyard yet again – but that doesn’t surprise us one bit. Another familiar smile, Dr. McNulty of Amity Dental Studio, takes the runner-up position for his specialty in general dentistry and cosmetic services.

Best Doctor: Gerry Yukevich

364 State Road, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-4400

Runner-up: John Lamb

1 Hospital Road, Oak Bluffs, 508-693-3164

From tick bites to the flu, Islanders under the weather trust the bedside manner of longtime Vineyard staple Dr. Gerry Yukevich. His clinic, Vineyard Health Care, offers walk-in services and on-site Lyme testing. Dr. John Lamb, an internist based at Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, also has scores of fans – and has won multiple Best of the Vineyard awards to prove it.

Best Massage Therapist: Allyson Cook

455 State Road, Unit 12, Vineyard Haven, 508-696-1863,

Runner-up: Chrystal Angelini

375 Edgartown-West Tisbury Road, Edgartown, 508-693-1946,

When treating an injury or seeking to unwind, voters trust Allyson Cook’s healing hands. Cook and her associates provide several options, including deep tissue, Swedish, pregnancy, and sports massage. Chrystal Angelini and her associates are trained in a variety of techniques, as well as skincare. Check our her new Edgartown location.

Elizabeth Cecil

Best Fitness Center: YMCA

111R Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs, 508-696-7171,

Runner-up: Mansion House Health Club

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

Where can you find the only water slide on Martha’s Vineyard? At this year’s first-place fitness center, the YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard. Membership gets you access to more than seventy fitness classes, circuit training machines, an outdoor basketball court, a twenty-five-yard indoor competitive lap pool, and, of course, endless trips down that big curly water slide. The Mansion House Health Club helps you maintain proper form with a cycling room, stretching room, free weight room, aquatics center, and sauna.

Best Hair Salon: Maggie’s Salon

31 Beach Road, 103A, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-2875,

Runner-up: Circuit Style Salon

47 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, 508-693-7542,

Maggie’s Salon has a proven record of giving Islanders good hair days. The staff can handle everything from post-beach blowouts to dramatic new ’dos. Circuit Style’s cutting-edge cuts keep clients looking their best.

Best Yoga Studio: Yoga Barn

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

Runner-up: One Hot Yoga

Woodland Center, 455 State Road, #7, Vineyard Haven, 774-327-1287,

The light-filled studio at the Yoga Barn is the perfect place for asanas. The environmentally friendly, serene space hosts a variety of classes for all levels. Looking to up the temperature? One Hot Yoga offers several styles of yoga, all at 95 to 98 degrees.

Best Mani/Pedi: Hollywood Nails

13 Union Street, Vineyard Haven, 508-696-6197

40 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, 508-338-2482

Runner-up: Miss Mary Boutique Spa

20 Surveyors Lane #103, Vineyard Haven, 508-536-1505,

Is there any better pick-me-up than a mani/pedi? Hollywood Nails will get you sandal ready with speedy walk-in service at a reasonable cost. Miss Mary Boutique Spa treats clients to a relaxing spa experience and gel manicures.