Best of the Vineyard 2018: Health and Beauty

The results are in, so here is everything you need to know about health and beauty on Martha’s Vineyard according to you.

Best Dentist (tie): Richard McNulty of Amity Dental Studio

65 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, 508-687-9752,

Hélène Schaeffer of Island Dentistry

23 Airport Road, Edgartown, 508-696-8426 

Runner-up: Sanford Nadelstein of Lagoon Dental Associates

60 Lagoon Pond Road, Vineyard Haven, 508 693-5068 

Repeat winner Dr. Hélène Schaeffer is known for keeping megawatt smiles on her patients. This year she shares the honor with Dr. Richard McNulty, who cares for mouths big and small with the latest technology and his calming demeanor. Dr. Sanford Nadelstein is a close runner-up. 

Best Fitness Center: YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard

111R Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road, Oak Bluffs, 508-696-7171,

Runner-up: Mansion House Health Club

9 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-2200 x105,

With state-of-the-art equipment, a variety of group classes, trainers, swimming programs, and free child care, the YMCA is a one-stop shop for the whole family’s fitness needs. The Mansion House has you covered with the requisite equipment, plus group classes, a sauna, and a “spring water” lap pool.

Best Doctor: Julia Stunkel

1 Hospital Road, Oak Bluffs, 508-693-0019,

Runner-up: John Lamb

1 Hospital Road, Oak Bluffs, 508-693-0027,

Going to the doctor can be a drag, but Island favorite Dr. Julia Stunkel wants to make it an easy experience for the whole family: her practice cares for those young and old alike. Dr. John Lamb is an Island staple and a constant presence on the Best of the Vineyard list.

Best Hair Salon: Maggie’s Salon

31 Beach Road Suite 104A, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-2875,

Runner-up: Circuit Style Salon

47 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, 508-693-7542,

For ten years running, voters have crowned the expert team at Maggie’s Salon the best of the best. Certified professionals and top-of the-line products set Maggie’s a cut above the rest. Stylish cuts and bold colors are the name of the game at Circuit Style Salon. 

Best Mani/Pedi: Hollywood Nails

13 Union Street, No. 2, Vineyard Haven, 508-696-6197
40 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, 508-338-2482

Runner-up: Caleen’s Day Spa

31 Beach Road Suite 103, Vineyard Haven, 508-693-2898,

Getting glam doesn’t have to be a big deal. Hollywood Nails offers two convenient locations for no-frills, no-appointment-necessary manicures, pedicures, or gel treatments. Caleen’s Day Spa deftly delivers basic manicures, spa-style pedicures, and full body treatments.

Best Massage Therapist: Allyson Cook Metell – Allyson Cook Metell, LMT & Associates

455 State Road, Vineyard Haven, 508-696-1863,

Runner-up: Sonya Mayrand, Massage & Bodywork

20 Surveyor’s Lane Suite 102, Vineyard Haven, 508-294-7159,

Tired? Sore? Stressed? Allyson Cook Metell specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, orthopedic/injury, pregnancy, and sports massage, so whatever style bodywork you’re in need of, you know you’re in good hands. Sonya Mayrand has the right touch, and the customer reviews to prove it.

Best Yoga Studio: Yoga Barn

1 Red Barn Road, West Tisbury, 508-645-9642,

Runner-up: Yoga on the Vine

243 Edgartown–Vineyard Haven Road, Edgartown, 617-413-9038,

Is the Yoga Barn the most beautiful yoga studio in the world? Possibly. At any rate it certainly captures the open hearts and minds of the Vineyard’s yogis. Find your Zen in the simple, beautiful studio set in the middle of an up-Island field. Inclusion is the name of the game at Yoga on the Vine: there’s a class for everyone and every body.