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BEST HAIRCUT

Moxie

Inside either Moxie location it is not unusual to see a client getting a mohawk shaped into shark-fin perfection sitting next to a businesswoman getting her neatly cut layers blown out straight and glossy as silk, while in the next chair over a slick boy with jeans, cowboy shirt, and wallet chain gets a not-too-long, not-too-short man-style. Whichever way you roll, Moxie owner Stephan Adams and his talented crew have your back. As Adams bounds from chair to chair, wielding his scissors or hairdryer, he is a flash of motion, like a haircutting superhero. His demeanor is friendly and gregarious, making hanging out with him while you get your hair cut half the fun. Most important, he listens to his clients and understands what they want. He will not try to talk you out of a haircut because it is too wild or conservative, but he might try to talk you out of one that will make you look totally fug—and he is always right. From the moment you walk in the door and sit down with a magazine and a cup of tea, to the time you step back out onto the city street transformed into a perfectly coiffed version of yourself, you feel pampered. Adams and his staff clearly love their art—the art of making us all look a little better.

Best Haircut (2015) Moxie Hair Salon

Best Haircut (2009) Micah Savage at Moxie Hair Salon

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BEST ART SUPPLIES MCAD Art Cellar

BEST BIKE SHOP Freewheel Bike

BEST BOOKSTORE (NEW) Micawber's Books

BEST BOOKSTORE (USED) Magers & Quinn

BEST BOUTIQUE Picky Girl

BEST CAMERA STORE National Camera Exchange

BEST CD STORE (NEW) The Electric Fetus

BEST CD STORE (USED) The Electric Fetus

BEST CHILDREN'S BOOKSTORE Wild Rumpus Books

BEST CLOTHING STORE (KIDS) Savers

BEST CLOTHING STORE (MEN) Heimie's Haberdashery

BEST CLOTHING STORE (WOMEN) Opitz Outlet

BEST COMIC BOOK STORE Big Brain Comics

BEST GAMING STORE Source Comics & Games

BEST GARDEN CENTER Mother Earth Gardens

BEST GIFT SHOP I Like You

BEST LINGERIE Frederick's of Hollywood

BEST LIQUOR STORE South Lyndale Liquors

BEST MALL Mall of America

BEST MUSIC STORE Guitar Center

BEST MYSTERY BOOKSTORE Uncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore

BEST NATURAL FOODS GROCERY Seward Co-op Grocery & Deli

BEST OUTDOORS STORE Midwest Mountaineering

BEST PET STORE Chuck and Don's Pet Outlet

BEST PLACE TO BUY A PIECE Clown Glass

BEST PLACE TO BUY USED VIDEO GAMES GameStop

BEST PLACE TO BUY VINYL Treehouse Records

BEST SALON/SPA Ivy Spa Club

BEST SCIENCE-FICTION BOOKSTORE Dreamhaven Books & Comics

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BEST SPORTING GOODS Dick's Sporting Goods

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BEST TATTOO PARLOR Acme Tattoo

BEST THRIFT STORE Animal Ark Thrift and Pet Store

BEST TOBACCONIST Golden Leaf Tobacco

BEST TOY STORE Wonderment

BEST YARN STORE The Yarnery