Best of the Vineyard 2016 Health and Beauty

Best Dentist: Hélène Schaeffer of Island Dentistry

23 Airport Road, Edgartown, 508-696-8426

Runner-up: Richard McNulty of Amity Dental Studio

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

Dr. Hélène Schaeffer takes such great care of her patients’ pearly whites that they have crowned her the Island’s best dentist yet again. Dr. Richard McNulty provides quality care for adults and children, and is especially conscientious of patients who are uncomfortable in the dentist chair. 

Best Hair Salon: Maggie’s Salon

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

Runner-up: Circuit Style Salon         

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

The stylists at Maggie’s Salon have what it takes to make sure every day is a good hair day, from precision cuts to color enhancements. They also provide a range of conditioning treatments, wedding packages, and makeup services. Seniel Hannagan and her team at Circuit Style Salon treat hairstyling like an art form and deliver accordingly.  

Wake up, Maggie Mae, I think we’ve got something to say to you: You win once again for Best Hair Salon.
Elizabeth Cecil

Best Mani/Pedi: Maggie’s Salon                                                                         

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

Runner-up: Hollywood Nails

13 Union Street #2, Vineyard Haven, 508-696-6197
40 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, 508-338-2482

A nice manicure/pedicure is the best way to get that spa-treatment revitalization without breaking the bank. Clients love Maggie’s Salon for the talented staff, top products, and decadent treatments. Hollywood Nails provides quick, no-nonsense nail care at a reasonable price.

Best Doctor: Gerry Yukevich

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

Runner-up: Beth Donnelly

1 Hospital Road, Oak Bluffs, 508-696-5700

Vineyard Playhouse actor, published writer, and best physician on the Island – is there anything Dr. Gerry Yukevich can’t do? Vineyard Medical Care, his full-time private medical practice, offers both appointments and walk-in care. Dr. Beth Donnelly, who specializes in internal medicine, earns our runner-up slot for her patience with patients and a friendly bedside manner.

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,

Are you into running? Weightlifting? Barre? Tai Chi? Bodypump? Water aerobics? The Y has all that, plus more. At the Mansion House, come for the recumbent bicycles, rowers, and workout-tracking software. Stay for the swimming pool, sauna, and steam room.

Best Massage Therapist: Allyson Cook Metell – Allyson Cook Metell, LMT & Associates

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

Runner-up: Antone Dias – Eclipse Massage Therapy


In need of relaxation or recovering from an injury? Allyson Cook Metell has your back. She has more than magic hands – she and her team of associates have years of experience treating Island clients. Antone at Eclipse Massage Therapy incorporates his knowledge of personal training and anatomy to bring the power of massage to your home. 

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, 508-338-7949,

Perfect your sun salutations in the serene up-Island Yoga Barn. This peaceful studio has classes ranging from vinyasa to kripalu for both beginners and advanced students. If you’re really trying to work up a sweat, One Hot Yoga will crank up the heat while you work on your
downward dog.