Alternative health:

    Better Health Store

    Runners-up: Foods for Living, Creative Wellness



    Auto care:

    Lisky's
    Runners-up: Spartan Car Care, University Foregin Auto



    Bank/credit union:

    MSUFCU
    Runners-up: NuUnion, LAFCU



    Barber:

    Barber Love
    Runners-up: Frandor Barber, Douglas J


    There’s a red felt pool table, a terrarium, a snack machine and monitors pumping out the latest R&B hits (or vintage episodes of “In Living Color”) — and there are also some skilled barbers who are always in the mood to give you a killer cut with a little bit of lively conversation on the side. Affordable prices, speedy service, an atmosphere of friendliness and fun make this barbershop a cut above the rest. 2003 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 702-0636.



    Cab company:

    Green Cab
    Runners-up: Big Daddy, Party Cab



    Catering:

    Troppo
    Runners-up: Soup Spoon Caf, Soup to Nutz, Mama Bear’s


    You’ve been part in charge of the food for your son’s big graduation celebration and you know the guests will expect something more than chicken fingers and tater tots. What to do? Call Troppo. They’ll whip up dishes of sweet and sour salmon, tender strands of fried calamari (with just a hint of tantalizing spice), savory pork cutlets served atop creamy-cheesy rotini and roast duck and figs nestled in a bed of greens and goat cheese. As Julia Child might say, “Bon appetit!” 120 North Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 371-4000.



    Chiropractor:

    Dr. Mark Poletti
    Runners-up: Dr. Randy Randhawa, Lida Rassel



    Electrician:

    Bohnet
    Runners-up:Thee, Gary Smith



    Health/fitness:

    YMCA
    Runners-up: MAC, Fitness USA



    Hotel/B&B:

    English Inn
    Runners-up: Wild Goose Inn, Marriott East Lansing



    Law firm:

    Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith

    Runners-up: a dead one, Douglas Meeks



    Maid service:

    Molly Maid
    Runners-up: Maid Brigade, Easy Living



    Movers:

    Two Men & A Truck
    Runners-up: Uhaul, Top Flight



    Nails:

    Douglas J
    Runners-up: Jenny Nails, Kiss Nails



    Pet care:

    Wag'n'tails
    Runners-up: Waverly Animal, Doggy Day Care



    Place to pamper yourself:

    Douglas J
    Runners-up: Creative Wellness, Solace Massage and October Moon


    When you want to start the new season with a new look or a new attitude, there’s nothing like indulging in a little spring cleaning of your own. Whether it’s a permanent wave, a wrinkle-reducing facial or a stress-relieving hot stone massage, Douglas J is happy to help. Still stuffy from being cooped up all winter? Try a sinus cleansing treatment. Tired of flaky dry skin? Enjoy an exfoliating Caribbean Body Therapy treatment. This is the third time Douglas J has won in this category. 4663 Ardmore Ave., Okemos. (517) 349-0430.



    Photographer:

    Roxanne Frith
    Runners-up: Jena McShane, JD Small



    Plumber:

    Michigan Plumbing
    Runners-up: Hedlund, Meridian



    Waitstaff:

    Golden Harvest
    Runners-up: Knight Cap, Peanut Barrel



    Salon/spa:

    Douglas J
    Runners-up: Personal Image, Steven Marvin



    Tanning salon:

    Tanzmania

    Runners-up: The Sun, Cabana Sun



    Tattoo:

    Splash of Color

    Runners-up: Fish Ladder, Liquid Tattoo



    Tax service:

    Turbo Tax

    Runners-up: Angela Backus, H&R Block