Barber Shop

1st Place
Legends Barbershop, 1419 E. Santa Clara St., Suite A, Ventura, 641-3232

2nd Place
Hanks Barber Shop, 2260 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 388-8955

3rd Place
Smooth’s Barbershop, 2676 S. Ventura Road, Oxnard, 240-3222

 

Bikini Wax

1st Place
Cara Mia, 1484 E. Main Street, Ventura, 641-2556

2nd Place
Coastal Skin Care Day Spa, 428 Poli St # 2C, Ventura, 641-2345

3rd Place
Lyndsey Malone at Estuary Waxing Salon, 1766 E. Main St., Ventura, 653-9299

 


Emma Perna of Oxnard, contemplates a piercing in her nose.
Photo by: T. Christian Gapen

 

Body Piercing

1st Place
Jim Angelo at Jimi’s Tattoos, 407 E. Port Hueneme Road, Port Hueneme, 488-9190

2nd Place
Jamie Thompson at West End Gallery & Tattoo Studio, 35 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 641-1729

 

Children’s Cut

1st Place
Jack ’n’ Jills Cuts for Kids, 1984 E. Main St., Ventura, 648-1976

2nd Place
Lucy in the Sky Children’s Haircutting Shop, 20 N. Fir St., Suite B, Ventura, 652-1988

3rd Place
Portia Bray at ArchiTexture, 25 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 641-3900

 

Day Spa

1st Place
Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, 905 Country Club Road, Ojai, (800) 422-6524

2nd place
Cara Mia, 1484 E. Main Street, Ventura, 641-2556

3rd place
Freddie B Salon & Spa, 1023 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 628-3535

 

Eyebrow Wax

1st Place
Cara Mia, 1484 E. Main Street, Ventura, 641-2556

2nd Place
Coastal Skin Care Day Spa, 428 Poli St # 2C, Ventura, 641-2345

3rd Place
Lyndsey Malone at Estuary Waxing Salon, 1766 E. Main St., Ventura, 653-9299

 

Facial

1st Place
Cara Mia, 1484 E. Main Street, Ventura, 641-2556

2nd Place
Coastal Skin Care Day Spa, 428 Poli St. #2C, Ventura, 641-2345

3rd Place
Keri Hart at ArchiTexture, 25 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 641-3900

 

Hair Colorist

1st Place
Freddie Berumen Jr. at Freddie B Salon & Spa, 1023 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 628-3535

2nd Place
Robert Ramirez at Pin-Ups Hair Design, 2280 E. Main St., Suite B, Ventura, 648-2344

3rd Place
Erika Harding at ArchiTexture, 25 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 641-3900

 

Hair Salon

1st Place
Freddie B Salon & Spa, 1023 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 628-3535

2nd Place
Michael Kelley Salon & Day Spa, 1895 E. Main St., Ventura, 648-7743

3rd Place
Pin-Ups Hair Design, 2280 E. Main St., Suite B, Ventura, 648-2344

 

Hair Stylist

1st Place
Robert Ramirez at Pin-Ups Hair Design, 2280 E. Main St., Suite B, Ventura, 648-2344

2nd Place
Erika Harding at ArchiTexture, 25 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 641-3900

3rd Place
Stevee Lynn Mashburn at Freddie B Salon & Spa, 1023 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 628-3535

 

Manicurist

1st Place
Lisa Ross at Salon Panache, 3639 E. Harbor Blvd., Suite 122, Ventura, 642-5887

2nd Place
Hector Galvez at Freddie B Salon and Spa, 1023 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, 628-3535

3rd Place
Nancy Lane at Studio West Salon, 1792 Callens Rd. Ste. B, Ventura, 642-4520

 

Medi-spa

1st Place
Coastal Skin Care Day Spa, 428 Poli St., #2C, Ventura, 641-2345

2nd Place
Tre Jolie Medispa, 3200 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 620-0791

3rd Place
La Nouvelle Medical Spa, 1700 N. Rose Avenue, Suite 230-A,Oxnard, 988-2638

 

Nail Salon

1st Place
Le’s Nail & Spa, 4693 Telephone Rd.,Ventura, 676-1978

2nd Place
Professionail, 4990 Telephone Road, Ste.102, Ventura, 642-1145

3rd Place
All Star Nails, 2833 E Main St. suite B, Ventura, 643-0112

 

Shave

1st Place
Hank’s Barber Shop, 2260 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, 388-8955

2nd Place
Legends Barbershop, 1419 E. Santa Clara St., suite A, Ventura, 641-3232

3rd Place
Smooth’s Barber shop, 2676 S. Ventura Road, Oxnard, 240-3222

 

Tanning

1st Place
Endless Summer, 5722 Telephone Road, #C16,644-3555; 611 W. Channel Isl. Blvd., Port Hueneme, 985-8267

2nd Place
Oasis Tanning Salon, 5928 Telegraph Road, Ventura, 650-8267

3rd Place
Solymar Airbrush Tanning, 1225 E. Main St., Ventura, 766-0616

 

Tattoo Artist

1st Place
Jim Angelo at Jimi’s Tattoos, 407 E. Port Hueneme Road, Port Hueneme, 488-9190

2nd Place
Jamie Thompson at West End Gallery & Tattoo Studio, 35 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 641-1729

3rd Place
Adrienne Michelle Rincon at White Lotus Body Arts Studio, 2300 Alessandro Drive, #100, Ventura, 665-3564

 

Tattoo Studio

1st Place
Jimi’s Tattoos,407 E. Port Hueneme Road, Port Hueneme, 488-9190

2nd Place
West End Gallery & Tattoo Studio, 35 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura, 641-1729

3rd Place
White Lotus Body Arts Studio, 2300 Alessandro Drive, Suite 100, Ventura, 665-3564


EDITOR’S PICKS

Best designer of fashionable ways to schlep stuff

Petunia Pickle Bottom/Sons of Trade

305 S. Kalorama St., Ventura,
www.petunia.com or www.sonsoftrade.com


Julia Heath, store manager at Petunia Boutique, poses with a women’s diaper handbag.
Photo by: Michael Sullivan

Believe it or not, there was a time when expectant parents and everyone shopping for them had maybe a handful of choices in diaper bags, and just about all of them involved the colors pink, blue and that reigning king of gender-neutral hues: yellow. Things have changed a lot since then, with much of the credit going to Ventura designer DeNai Jones, founder of Petunia Picklebottom. Jones’ reimagining of the previously dreaded but necessary evil has grown into an international, multimillion-dollar operation that includes a full line of women’s handbags and accessories and a separate men’s line: Sons of Trade. When Petunia Picklebottom’s luxe fabrics, fun prints and unexpected colorways catapulted her diaper bags into the mainstream (unofficial celebrity endorsements such as Reese Witherspoon’s didn’t hurt, either) a curious thing happened: Women continued to use the bags post-potty training. It became apparent that such fresh forms of function needn’t be reserved only for mommies and daddies to enjoy; today the high-end bags — diaper and otherwise — are highly coveted. Launched a little more than a year ago, Sons of Trade, the yang to Petunia Picklebottom’s yin, is giving men permission to explore new territories with its rugged, streamlined bags and backpacks that make it totally OK to take a few things along for the ride.

— Michel  Miller 

 

Best place to get a cut, color and cotton candy

Moxie Hair and Design Studio

2068 Ventura Blvd., #A, Camarillo, 987-MOXI (6694),
www.moxiehairanddesignstudio.com


Moxie owner Kari Lisak (left) cuts a client’s hair.
Photo courtesy of Moxie

While calling Moxie Hair and Design Studio in Camarillo a salon would technically be correct, it’s really cutting the location short. From the moment you slip into the decadently colored interior and are enveloped in an intoxicating aroma that is equal parts coffee, candy and conditioner, you know you’ve found someplace so much more than that.

In addition to the traditional fare of hair styling, coloring, extensions, condition treatments, as well as spa manicures and pedicures, Moxie also provides a thoughtfully stocked gift boutique, free drinks (would you care for a beer with your blow dry?) and a snack bar, complete with a functional cotton candy machine.

“We don’t want anyone leaving here without a good taste in their mouth,” said owner Kari Lisak.

Lisak is originally from Camarillo and comes from a long line of successful, “self-employed entrepreneurs.” Her lineage boasts a former Oxnard mayor and her parents ran a local tractor business. Originally, Lisak wanted to delve into decorating and interior design and even attended an art school in Pasadena before obtaining her cosmetology license.

Moxie Hair and Design Studio is an amalgam of Lisak’s diverse interests made physical. The name, too, is reflective of Lisak’s personality. As the first woman in her entrepreneurial family to strike out on her own, she admits it has been an undertaking that has required “talent, desire, style and spunk” to be successful.

— Justin Formanek