Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Hairstyle

The Man Bun

We here at City Pages would like to take a moment to defend one of the most reviled hairstyles in modern memory: the man bun. For centuries, women have enjoyed this versatile and practical hairstyle. Whether it's loosely coiled on top of the head or tightly wound in back, it's a no-nonsense look that frees a woman's face from stray hairs while she embarks on any number of important tasks. Then, with the flip of a bobby pin, her hair falls luxuriously on her shoulders when she's ready to kick back for the evening. Why shouldn't men with longer locks enjoy the same hair ease? Buns provide the best of both worlds: You get to keep your beautiful mane, but have a way to tuck it away when engaging in activities like snowboarding or needlepoint. Let's call the man bun hate what it is: fear of men expressing their femininity. So embrace the gender ambiguity of the future. Embrace the man bun.

Best Adult Store Smitten Kitten

Best Art Supplies ArtScraps

Best Bookstore (New) Boneshaker Books

Best Bookstore (Used) Once Upon a Crime

Best Clothing Store (Children) Teeny Bee Boutique

Best Clothing Store (Men) Buffalo Exchange

Best Clothing Store (Women) Cliche

Best Comic Book Store Big Brain Comics

Best Dog Daycare Dog Days

Best Gaming Shop Mead Hall Games and Comics

Best Garden Center Gertens

Best Gift Store The Foundry

Best Haircut HAUS

Best Head Shop Hideaway

Best Hotel The Westin Minneapolis

Best Lingerie Store Room No. 3

Best Local App MplsParking App

Best Mall Midtown Global Market

Best Outdoors Store Midwest Mountaineering

Best Pet Store PetSmart

Best Place to Buy Furniture MidModMen+friends

Best Place to Buy Jewelry Uniquely Yours

Best Place to Buy Makeup Aromi

Best Place to Buy Vinyl Mill City Sound

Best Smoke Shop Tobacco Tree

Best Spa Spot Spa

Best Tattoo Parlor Guns N' Needles Tattoo

Best Thrift Store Steeple People

Best Toy Store Mischief Toy

Best Vape Shop Smokeless Smoking

Best Vintage Shop Bearded Mermaid Bazaar

Best Wedding Photographer Gene Pease of Geneoh Photography