Health and Beauty

Eastern Medical — Best Acupuncture

A Readers' Choice favorite, Eastern Medical continues to dominate the contest as Best Acupuncture. The previous Hall of Fame recipient works to heal and prevent illnesses with all natural methods even during difficult times.

Cosmo's Barber Shop — Best Barbershop

Cosmo's Barber Shop — Best Barbershop

Receiving its fifth win as Best Barbershop, the longstanding barbershop continues to be a local favorite and a convenient go-to location for haircuts and styling. In Pleasanton for over 40 years, Cosmo's Barber Shop has brought personalized cuts and quality service to the community. Website

Forest Chiropractic Office — Best Chiropractic Office (Tie)

Practicing since 1975, owner Dr. Thomas Forest specializes in a precise and effective chiropractic technique called the Blair Upper Cervical technique. With their expertise, Forest Chiropractic Office can help with back and neck pain, headaches, numbness, asthma and more.

Spinal Health Chiropractic — Best Chiropractic Office (Tie)

From back pain to muscular tightness, Dr. Ryan Spuller from Spinal Health Chiropractic can help relieve and achieve health goals. With the latest technology of nonsurgical spinal decompression, digital x-rays, class IV laser therapy, their chiropractic treatment is specialized and effective.

Girlfriends — Best Clothing Store

Girlfriends — Best Clothing Store

Back-to-back winner of Best Clothing Store is Main Street favorite Girlfriends Boutique. With an array of high-fashion and unique clothing, as well as exceptional recommendations from staff, customers are bound to find their perfect outfit.

The Image Salon & Day Spa — Best Day Spa

The double winner this year, including for Best Day Spa, The Image Salon & Day Spa has been recognized for the relaxing spa experience they deliver. With a mission of providing the best customer service in a clean and friendly environment, readers know this is the place to go to enjoy facial, body and add-on spa treatments. Website

Pleasanton Dentist Jerry Sanchez — Best Dental Office

Repeat Readers' Choice champion Therapy is a downtown store that strives to be inclusive in its eclectic selection of gifts. This sense of community is reinforced by their tradition of giving back; Therapy donates 1% of each day's sales to local charities and food banks.

VIP Cleaners — Best Dry Cleaner

Gene's Fine Foods on Hopyard Road wins this Readers' Choice category again — third consecutive year. The prime meats, organic produce, and fine wines offered at this store attract customers, but the helpful expertise of the staff is what makes shopping at Gene's a special experience to return to. Website

Body Balance — Best Fitness Center/Gym

Body Balance provides personal fitness, nutrition and massage services suitable for anyone of any age looking to improve their overall wellness. With a passionate team delivering ongoing education, motivation and guidance in health and fitness, Body Balance on Ray Street is a new winner for Best Fitness Center/Gym. Website

The Image Salon & Day Spa — Best Hair Salon for Women

The Image Salon & Day Spa — Best Hair Salon for Women

Winning Best Hair Salon for Women, Image Salon & Day Spa has impressed readers with their Aveda concept hair salon, with customized haircuts, corrective color, highlighting, lowlighting, hair extensions, permanent waves and more. Website

Hired Hands Homecare — Best Home Healthcare

Dedicated to providing security and compassionate homecare services, Hired Hands Homecare wins Best Home Health Care for a third year overall. They offer services including accompaniment, companionship, medication reminders, daily personal hygiene, hospice support and care coordination. Website

Kasaria Jewelers — Best Jewelry Store

Kasaria Jewelers — Best Jewelry Store

Voted again as Best Jewelry Store is the downtown shop, Kasaria Jewelers. The family-owned business provides excellent craftsmanship with custom designs and repairs as well as a wide selection of loose diamonds and colored stones.

KicksUSA — Best Martial Arts Studio

With increased challenges seen especially in the past year, KicksUSA aims to not only teach students self defense and martial arts but also life skills to deal with these conflicts. The taekwondo martial arts school is adaptable in providing regular group classes or private instruction based on student needs.

Healthy Necessity Massage — Best Massage

Previously recognized Hall of Fame recipient Health Necessity Massage continues to dominate as Best Massage in Readers' Choice. With customized massages fit to specific needs, Healthy Necessity Massage aims to also engage patients to understand the underlying cause of problems and how massage therapy helps. Website

MD Spa — Best Medical Spa

Winning Best Medical Spa yet again is MD Spa, which provides a combination of services in plastic surgery with med spa. Their cosmetic surgery is exceptional and transformative with the skills and expertise of Dr. Robert Gray. Website

Bollinger Nail Salon — Best Nail Care

A previous Hall of Fame inductee, Bollinger Nail Salon takes Best Nail Care once again. Recognized for their comfortable and relaxing atmosphere, the Pleasanton nail salon boasts a wide selection of manicure and pedicure services as well as a well-maintained and hygienic environment.

Downtown Yoga — Best Yoga/Pilates

Downtown Yoga — Best Yoga/Pilates

Dedicated to helping the community realize the benefits of yoga and reclaiming well-being, Downtown Yoga provides a variety of yoga programs and classes based on level, age and other factors. With virtual trends due to the pandemic, Downtown Yoga has also changed their yoga experience with pre-recorded and livestream classes.

Valley Eyecare Center — Best Optometrist

Providing professional eye care in Pleasanton for over 45 years, Valley Eyecare Center doctors are committed to diagnosing, treating and managing the health of patients' eyes with their state-of-the-art technology. Their services include cataract surgery, corneal surgery, laser vision correction, eyeglass prescriptions and contact lens services. Website

Gary Stafford Orthodontics — Best Orthodontist

At Gary Stafford Orthodontics, Dr. Stafford and his team provide exceptional orthodontic care services with digital radiographs and photographs, braces, wires and aligners to create the most beautiful smiles possible. The team is committed to providing a friendly yet professional environment with clear communication, attention and education to patients.