Thousands of ballots have been cast, the results tabulated, and now we present the winners of the 2018 Merrimack Valley Magazine Awards. This spring, the top picks in all categories were chosen by our readers via our online voting platform. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote and congratulations to all the winners!
Spa Nijoli and Salon
Rejuvenate your body and soul with treatments at Spa Nijoli. Treat yourself to a soothing seaweed wrap or bring out your inner queen with their signature goddess treatment. Bring your man in for a gentleman’s facial or couples massage. They also offer waxing, spray tans and a salon with hair, nail and makeup studios.
116 Pleasant Valley St.
Robert Jason Salon
Want to flaunt your flowing locks? Looking for a Pinterest-worthy updo? Let the masters at Robert Jason Salon tame your mane for your big day. One trip to this spa-like oasis will have your hair in tip-top shape. Still obsessed even after your wedding? The salon offers haircuts, color and other services every day of the year.
92 Main St.
Merrimack Valley YMCA
The Merrimack Valley YMCA is a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. The Y’s activities have significantly enhanced public access to fitness, health, educational enrichment and numerous other services especially among children, the disabled, the homeless and at-risk populations.
Andover/North Andover, Lawrence and Methuen, Mass.
The intense CrossFit movement has revolutionized the world of fitness, and Lowell is home to a particularly active cadre of its proponents. “We love your weird,” notes CrossFit Lowell’s website, and maybe that’s one reason for this gym’s popularity — it is smart, inclusive and unconventional. Sean Osborne, Gina Tacconi-Moore and crew are looking to make Lowell physically fit, one WOD at a time.
2 Foundry Industrial Park
All Care Laser Center
All Care Laser Center is the Merrimack Valley’s go-to for all things laser technology. They specialize in coolsculpting, laser facials, Botox injections, tattoo removal, cellulite treatments and a whole host of other procedures. Laser hair removal is also available for all skin types, and their professional, qualified staff will make sure your experience is pleasant and comfortable.
820A Turnpike St.
North Andover, Mass.
Alternative Health & Wellness
Healing Spirits Integrative Wellness Center
Reiki, massage, aromatherapy, shiatsu and meditation are all offered at Healing Spirits. They even offer specialized services such as massage for animals and healing and wellness workshops year-round. Sign up and improve your focus, decrease stress and find much needed balance.
134 Newton Road
Andrea’s Skin Care
Skin feeling tired? Bring its natural beauty back to life at Andrea’s. Their skin experts offer facials, microdermabrasion and eyelash and eyebrow tinting. If you’re getting ready for a night out, stop in for a wax or have a professional makeup artist create a stunning look with Andrea’s own line of mineral makeup.
78 Main St.
Dr. Joseph A. Cardarelli Jr.
Cardarelli Orthodontics of Massachusetts delivers a full range of advanced orthodontics, from traditional braces to Invisalign Teen. Dr. Cardarelli’s practice features an in-house orthodontic lab and has been serving the Merrimack Valley for over 35 years. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Department of Orthodontics at Tufts University.
234 Summer St.
Stop by next week for the winners in the ‘Retail Therapy’ category.
The 2018 MVMAs are sponsored by: