Best of 417 2015

DISCLAIMER: The information in this article was fact checked and accurate at press time, but 417 Magazine cannot guarantee its accuracy indefinitely.

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The large dogs at Pampered Paws enjoy outside time with Breanna Hughes, daughter of owner Denise Hughes.

Best Doggie Day Care

Pampered Paws

Second Place: Happy Tails

Third Place: Doggie Spa of America

Best Day Spa

Grove Spa

Second Place: Esthetiques Skincare Spa & Clinic

Third Place: Nu Essence Spa


Best Esthetician

Krista Murphy at Grove Spa

Second Place: Amanda Woodman at Garrison Plastic Surgery

Third Place: Tracy Adams at Esthetiques Skincare Spa & Clinic


Best Hair Salon

Studio 417

Second Place: Karma Salon

Third Place: ViVo Modern Hair Design


Best Barber Shop

Hudson Hawk Barber & Shop

Second Place: Walnut Street Barber

Third Place: Dapper, A Fine Gentleman’s Barber Club


Best Workout

The Meyer Center

Second Place: Pat Jones YMCA

Third Place: CrossFit Springfield


Best Personal Trainer

Jay Johnson at Pat Jones YMCA

Second Place: Kelly Johnson at Pat Jones YMCA

Third Place: Adam Grube at Cox Republic

Best Fitness Instructor

Jared Stevens at Crossfit 417

Second Place: Jay Johnson at Pat Jones YMCA

Third Place: Jamie Kinkeade at The Studio


Best Veterinary Hospitals

Galloway Village Veterinary Hospital

Second Place: Nixa Animal Hospital

Third Place: Parkcrest  Veterinary Hospital


Best Caterer

Simply Delicious

Second Place: The Traveling Chef

Third Place: Dining by Design


Best Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Bharat Shah at Mercy Clinic Medical Spa

Second Place: Dr. Carla Garrison at Garrison Plastic Surgery

Third Place: Carl Price at The Center for Plastic Surgery


Best Pet Supplies

All Pet Supplies

Second Place: All About Dogs & Cats

Third Place: Obelisk Home


Best Florist

Linda’s Flowers

Second Place:Wickman’s Garden Village

Third Place: The Nest

Editors' Pics

Photo Courtesy Bates & Associates Architects

Best Hotel We Can’t Wait to See

Hotel Vandivort

Mark your calendars for May 2015. That’s when the new Hotel Vandivort (305 E. Walnut St., Springfield, 417-414-0150, is scheduled to open for business. After undergoing serious reconstruction, this 100-year-old Masonic temple, now a 50-room high-end hotel, is said to boast a masculine and moody design—think lots of dark-stained woods and metals. Add that to a fabulous bar decked with 90 glass-blown plumb-bob chandeliers, a swanky restaurant and a 3,000-square-foot ballroom that overlooks downtown Springfield. 


Best Workout Trend

All Things Hot!

Getting super-sweaty helps you feel like you’re getting an amazing, incredible, ultra-intense calorie-burning workout. Dripping with perspiration has to burn more calories, right? Hot workout classes are all the rage, and lucky for you, several 417-land gyms offer some seriously awesome heated classes. If you want to work up a sweat, head to Sumits Yoga class at Sumits Hot Yoga (2680 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-881-9642,, Hot Fusion Yoga at Pure Hot Yoga (610 E. Battlefield, Springfield, 417-886-7873, or Hot Barre at Physique Fitness (326 N. Boonville Ave. #101, Springfield, 417-831-0661,   


Best Effortless Road Trip  

Missouri Wines Mobile App

There are wineries producing great vino all over the state, and you can visit each and every one with the help of the Missouri Wines mobile app. iPhone users can find it in the App Store and the Android app is available on Google Play. This handy tool lets you map out your choice of more than 125 Missouri wineries, and then you can pull it up on your mobile device or tablet. Cheers!


Best Road Improvement

Diverging Diamond at Battlefield and Highway 65

For all you drivers out there who end your work day locked in traffic at the intersection of Battlefield and 65, MODOT is bringing you your Christmas present early this year! This accident-prone intersection will feature a brand-spanking-new bridge and diverging diamond by September! 


Best Botox Bargain of the Year

Acacia Spa

As a special treat for regular clients, Acacia Spa (1536 E. Primrose St., Springfield, 417-823-8318, offered botox units for $6 a pop. The average price per unite was 12 smackeroos, so this should have helped clients turn those frown lines upside down. Keep your ear to the ground: The spa has plans for another botox special, but dates aren’t nailed down yet.

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