Best of Savannah 2018: Beauty & Wellness

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From thousands of reader surveys comes our inimitable Best of Everything list. Categories run from appetizers to desserts, bike shops to barbershops. Here, the year’s best food, including fine dining, outdoor dining, coffee house, brunch and more. 


Christy’s Barber Styling | 2115 E. DeRenne Ave. 
What they’re all about: Fast, friendly, fresh cuts on Derenne 
Insider tip: Glow up with Christy’s tanning services
Runner-up: The Barber Pole

Hair salon

B Street Salon | 418 E. Broughton St. 
What they’re all about: Creative cuts and color for 20 years 
Insider tip:Go to new lengths with hair extensions
Runner-up: 40 Volume Salon

Hair removal

Wax and Wane Waxing Salon | 1917 Bull St. 
What they’re all about: Spectacular service, stunningly smooth results  
Insider tip: Shop dreamy jewels and self-care products on the second floor
Runner-up: Southern Sugaring


Planet Fitness | 3609 Ogeechee Rd. | 1100 Eisenhower Dr. #9 
What they’re all about: A welcoming workout environment in two convenient locations  
Insider pick: Black Card membership
Runner-up: YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Personal trainer

Drew Edmonds, Train Me 24/7 |  51 Johnny Mercer Blvd.
What they’re all about: Trainer to Savannah stars 
Insider tip: Check out Edmonds’ new gym, FIT
Runner-up: Jodie Luther Kofod 

Jeffrey Schifanelli and Elaina Valore of Savannah Community Acupuncture. Photo by Beau Kester

Best Acupuncture: Savannah Community Acupuncture

There are few local nonprofits using holistic medicine to enact social change. As offbeat as it may sound, we’ve turned acupuncture into a public service to improve healthcare access. We provide flexibility in how the community can budget their healthcare by allowing anyone to pay whatever they want within the sliding scale. Savannah Community Acupuncture believes everyone has the right to healthcare and that complementary medicine like acupuncture can help fulfill that need.

                     — Jeffrey Schifanelli, Savannah Community Acupuncture

Yoga studio 

Dancing Dogs Yoga | 30 W. Broughton St. #300 | 406 1st St., Tybee Island
What they’re all about: Choose from 60 classes of Baptiste Power Vinyasa Yoga a week
Insider tip: Try 30 days for $49
Runner-up: Savannah Power Yoga

Massage therapist 

Jacquelyn Rody, LMT, Willow Tree Studio | 8 Commerce Pl. 
What they’re all about: Healing hands for injury and trauma
Insider tip: Struggle with TMJ? Schedule a special jaw massage
Runner-up: Hope Lyon, Ahh There’s Hope

Day spa

Spa Bleu | 101 Bull St. 
What they’re all about: A halcyon escape in the hustle of the Historic District
Insider tip: Set aside time to decompress with mimosas and massage chairs in the relaxation room
Runner-up: Milan Day Spa

Medical spa

Glow Medical Spa and Beauty Boutique | 415 Eisenhower Dr. #6
What they’re all about: Rejuvenate and pamper with the pros 
Insider pick: Eyelash Extensions
Runner-up: Genesis Medical Spa Savannah


Crystal Nails Salon | 102 E. Liberty St. | 7601 Waters Ave #D
What they’re all about: Lux manis and pedis at the base of Drayton Tower
Insider pick: U.V. gel
Runner-up: La Bella Nails


The Sentient Bean | 13 E. Park Ave.
What they’re all about: Real fruit expertly blended with yogurt, milk, pineapple juice or soy milk
Insider pick: Green Brain smoothie
Runner-up: Blend & Press Wellness Bar