BOSF 2017: Services

Reader's Choice

Rock Paper Scissors Salonspa (Kelli Johansen)

Best Aesthetic Treatment

Ten Thousand Waves
Seek your favorite luxury skin treatment from a private room at the Japanese-themed spa with all the accoutrements, including time by the koi pond no matter the season.
21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, 982-9304

Brazilian Waxing Boutique
1544 Cerrillos Road, 989-4929

Glow Skin, Lash and Spray Tan Boutique
502 W Cordova Road, 471-1008

Best Facial

Ten Thousand Waves
The Waves is a longtime local fave. Now offering oxygen facials and Japanese organic massage facials, all in a scenic mountain setting.
21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, 982-9304 

Eldorado Skin Care
5 Caliente Road, Eldorado, 819-7210

Inn and Spa at Loretto
211 Old Santa Fe Trail, 988-5531

Best Hair Salon

Rock Paper Scissors Salonspa
Not just our readers’ favorite hair cuttery and blowout bar, this salon owned by Melodi Wyss-Felciano also routinely holds a cut-a-thon to benefit local nonprofits.
DeVargas Center, 187 Paseo de Peralta, 955-8500

Wild Hare Salon of Santa Fe
418 Montezuma Ave. 988-1925

Salon Del Mar
1221 Flagman Way, 490-2278

Best Nail Salon

Nail Experts
Another year on top as the best nail salon makes seven in a row. These experts, located in the College Plaza South shopping center, can get your full-set, sparkly or simple digits ready for everyday and special occasions.
2438 Cerrillos Road, 474-6183

Serenity Nail Spa
4056 Cerrillos Road, 471-2106

Nail Time
4350 Airport Road, Ste. 12, 474-8020

Best Spa

Ten Thousand Waves
The readers have spoken and they know how to count to 10,000, whether it’s an après-ski or mid-summer splurge day. From the redesigned communal tub to the cucumber lemon water in the lobby, they say the Waves are the overall best.
21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, 982-9304

Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa
50 Los Banos Drive, Ojo Caliente, 583-2233

Santa Fe Oxygen and Healing Bar
133 W San Francisco St. 102 W San Francisco St., 660-9199

Best Massage

Ten Thousand Waves
Four first-place awards make Ten Thousand Waves emperor of the body services categories. Massage therapists offer Swedish-style oil stroke massages, shiatsu and other styles.
21 Ten Thousand Waves Way, 982-9304

High Desert Healthcare and Massage
644 Paseo de Peralta, 984-8830
5 Caliente Rd., Bldg 2, Ste D

333 W Cordova Road, 986-0362

Best Acupuncturist

We the People Community Acupuncture (Kelli Johansen)


We the People Community Acupuncture
Walk-ins are welcome at this clinic owned by a native Santa Fean with a mission to remove the financial barriers to acupuncture’s healing benefits. Get treatment in a group setting, where everyone stays clothed.
1406 Second St., 982-3711

Mountain Spirit Integrative Medicine
303 Paseo de Peralta 1348 Pacheco St., Ste. 206, 988-2449

Aspen Wellness
3450 Zafarano Drive, Ste. A, 466-5887

Best Alternative Healing Practitioner

Santa Fe Oxygen and Healing Bar (Liliana Dillingham)


Santa Fe Oxygen and Healing Bar
Now with an additional street-level location where you can hook up to the magical qualities of good old O2 and/or drink a sugary mojito boost boozeless cocktail with lime juice, pineapple and chloroxygen.
133 W San Francisco St., 660-9199
102 W San Francisco St., Ste. 14, 660-9199, 

Brandon Taylor, DOM, Mountain Spirit Integrative Medicine
303 Paseo de Peralta 1348 Pacheco St., Ste.206, 988-2449

Dr. Jeffrey Meyer
3 N Chamisa Drive, Ste. 3, 466-2766,

Best Cannabis Dispensary

Sacred Garden
A centrally located dispensary with easy access and personalized attention makes it the readers’ choice. Patients here also like “Sacred Blend,” a mixture of potent leftovers used to create pre-rolled joints.
1300 Luisa St., Ste. 1, 216-9686 

Fruit of the Earth Organics
901 Early St., 310-7917

New Mexicann Natural Medicine
1592 San Mateo Lane, 982-2621

Best Chiropractor

Life Wellness Center
Locations in Santa Fe and Las Vegas help patients seeking relief from back pain under the leadership of Dr. Bobby O Perea. Prices start at $70 for an adjustment.
431 St Michael’s Drive, Ste. B, 982-6886 

Dr. Windy Carter, Winds of Choice Chiropractic Center
2948 Richards Ave., 424-9114

Dr. Connerly, Connerly Chiropractic Acupuncture & Physical Group
1892 Plaza del Sur Drive, Ste. A, 988-8017

Best Dentist/Dental Practice

Dr. Richard Parker Dentistry
Dip you hands in a warm paraffin wax and settle in for as close to a spa dental day as you can have. Dr. Parker’s facility is known for employing cutting-edge technology and best practices to keep you comfortable.
2019 Galisteo St., Ste. L2, 982-9222 

Dentistry for Kids
1439 S St Francis Drive, 473-5437

Dr. Patrick McQuitty
2008 St Michael’s Drive, 474-4993
308 Garfield St., 988-9888

Best Urgent Care

Railyard Urgent Care
Open early on Sundays and ready to deal with your whoopsies. This clinic is owned by a pair of local doctors who both accept insurance and have a cash-for-service model.
831 S St. Francis Drive, 501-7791

Aspen Medical Center
3450 Zafarano Drive, Ste. C, 466-5885

Presbyterian Urgent Care
454 St. Michael’s Drive, Ste. 200, 473-0390

Best Art Frame Shop

Frontier Frames
Get star treatment for your art at this family-owned local business. It’s kind of hidden, but it’s worth the search.
2008 St. Michael’s Drive, 473-1901

The Mad Framer
1572 Center Drive, 570-0827

Justin’s Frame Designs
1221 Flagman Way, 955-1911

Best Bank

Del Norte Credit Union
How can a credit union win best bank? A venn diagram might help. Credit unions are banks but banks are not credit unions. They’re member-owned organizations that function as banks. This one is pretty popular.
Three locations in Santa Fe, 455-5228,

Los Alamos National Bank
Three locations in Santa Fe, 662-5171

Century Bank
Four locations in Santa Fe, 424-2800,

Best Credit Union

Del Norte Credit Union
Auto loans, checking accounts, scholarships for local students and more come from this credit union that leads the rest.
Three locations in Santa Fe, 455-5228, 

State Employees Credit Union
4920 Promenade Blvd. 813 St. Michael’s Drive, 983-7328

Nusenda Credit Union
1710 St. Michael’s Drive, 467-6000

Best Car Repair

Mike’s Garage
Get independent Subaru service at the repeat Best of Santa Fe winner, offering simple repairs or complete rebuilds.
1501 Fifth St., 983-6577

The Auto Angel
3140 Cerrillos Road, 424-3899

Toy Auto Man
4774 Airport Road, 983-9463

Best Electronics Repair

Gadgets break. Computers crash. Never fear. Visit these experts for spot-on service that will have you back in your communication groove in no time.
1711 Llano St., Ste E, 428-6351

851 St. Michael’s Drive, 954-9955

Santa Fe Computer Works
1214 Camino Carlos Rey, Ste. 2, 471-5211

Best Law Firm

Egolf + Ferlic + Harwood
Visit attorneys Brian Egolf (also currently a state representative and speaker of the house), Kate Ferlic (a First Amendment maven) and Kyle Harwood (who has a way with water), and try the delicious selection of fine tea while you wait in the downtown lobby.
123 W San Francisco St., Ste. 200, 986-9641

Sommer Udall
200 W Marcy St., Ste. 129, 982-4676

Rothstein Donatelli
1215 Paseo de Peralta, 988-8004

Best Lodging for Out-of-TowNers

La Fonda on the Plaza (Robert Reck / La Fonda Hotel)


La Fonda on the Plaza
This cornerstone of the heart of Santa Fe has three restaurant/bars and several great gift shops right in the building. Hear the bells of the cathedral and the buzz of hummingbirds from the rooftop Bell Tower bar or courtyard pool.
100 E San Francisco St., 982-5511

La Posada de Santa Fe
330 E Palace Ave., 986-0000

Santa Fe Sage Inn & Suites
725 Cerrillos Road, 982-5952

Best Mortgage Lender

Del Norte Credit Union
Buying a home is one of the biggest decisions you might make in your life, and these folks will help you get the best rates they can find.
Three locations in Santa Fe, 455-5228

1301 Siler Road, Bldg. D, 983-9473


Los Alamos National Bank
Three locations in Santa Fe, 662-5171

State Employees Credit Union
813 St. Michael’s Drive, 983-7328

Best Pet Grooming/ Daycare

Santa Fe Tails
While you are on vacation and your dog is in doggie day care, you can log in on your laptop and watch him play. Caregivers warn, however, that watching your dog play while at work can be addictive.
2109 Warner Circle, 820-0731

Turquoise Tails
1624 Cerrillos Road, 930-5909

Paws Plaza
1416 Fourth St., 820-7529

Best Plumbing Company

Aranda’s Plumbing, Heating & Supply
Family-owned since 1947, it’s already super-high on the list in the phone book and a repeat Best of Santa Fe winner for your DIY plumbing parts ... and for when your water heater starts shooting a steaming stream in the middle of the night.
600 Cortez St., 983-7391

TLC Plumbing Heating & Cooling
2532 Camino Entrada, 471-0119

Cartwright’s Plumbing, Heating & Cooling
7510 Mallard Way, 216-2507

Best Solar Energy Company

SunPower by Positive Energy Solar (Courtesy of SunPower by Positive Energy Solar)


SunPower by Positive Energy Solar
The solar company that brought arrays to Santa Fe High School, city fire stations and residential projects across the region also sponsors your weekday SFR Morning Word newsletter and is the highest vote-getter for solar excellence.
3209 Richards Lane, 424-1112

Sol Luna Solar
56 Hwy. 65, Dixon, 455-8875

Affordable Solar
4840 Pan American Frontage Road N, Albuquerque, 944-4220

Best Storage Facility

A-1 Self Storage
You have stuff. They will keep it safe for you until you need it or until your kids have to clean out your locker. With 17 New Mexico locations, surely there is one where you want to be.
Multiple locations, 983-8038

Santa Fe Self Storage
Three locations in Santa Fe, 983-6600

Extra Space Storage
Three locations in Santa Fe, 877-824-2979

Best Tattoo Shop

Four Star Tattoo
Was there ever any doubt that Mark Vigil and his crew would take top honors in this category again? Vigil alone has over two decades of tattooing experience under his belt, and with artists who practically define the term “client loyalty,” it was pretty much a lock since day one.
825 Topeka St., 984-9131 

Talis Fortuna
931 Shoofly St.,490-6749

The Dungeon Tattoo & Piercing
1632 Cerrillos Road, 983-8262

Best Tattoo Artist

Crow B Rising, Talis Fortuna
Rising has a certain kind of clientele; namely, serious collectors. She opened Talis Fortuna just a few years back, but she’s grown into one of the most dependable and versatile artists around.
931 Shoofly St.,490-6749

Dawn Purnell, Dawn’s Custom Tattoo
1100 Hickox St., 986-0002

Chris Lokote Lopez, Lokote Tattoos
1198 Morning Drive, 200-3779

Best Independent Yoga Studio

Class schedules that are easy to fit into your lifestyle, fully-stocked yoga props and experienced instructors are part of what makes these studios a local fave again and again.
901 W San Mateo Road 815 Early St., 982-0990

Santa Fe Thrive
947 W Alameda St., 930-5923

Santa Fe Community Yoga Center
826 Camino De Monte Rey, Ste. C, 820-9363

Best Independent Pilates Studio

Pilates Santa Fe
Raymond Kurshals, the owner and founder of this downtown favorite, who likes to go by the name “Joe Pilates” used be an Olympic trainer. Surely he can show you how to do it right.
839 Paseo de Peralta, Ste. O, 995-9700 

7 Caliente Road, Eldorado, 466-3380

The Movement Studio/Core Movement Collective
1807 Second St., Ste. 15, 820-9291

Best Fitness Facility

Genoveva Chavez Community Center
It’s not just the frog slide or the indoor track or the ice skating rink that make this one of Santa Fe’s favorite places to sweat. They also sell nachos, have rowing machines and do recreational sports and classes.
3221 Rodeo Road, 955-4000

Santa Fe Spa
786 Calle Mejia, 984-8727

Fitness Bootcamp Santa Fe
909 Early St., 699-7335

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