The Local's List 2023: Health & Beauty - The Bend Magazine

The Local’s List 2023: Health & Beauty

The Local's List 2023 readers' choice poll winners for Health & Beauty include categories such as day spa, fitness gym/studio, hair stylist, massage therapist and more.

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The Local’s List 2023 readers’ choice poll winners for Health & Beauty include categories such as day spa, fitness gym/studio, hair stylist, massage therapist and much more.


Lucas Lopez, Legends Barber Shop

Legend has it Lucas Lopez is the best barber around.

Second Place: Austin Leal, Roger’s Barber Shop

Runner Up: David Gauna, Faded Vision Barber Shop


Barber Shop

Fellas Barber Shop

Always a cut above the rest.

Second Place: 2Faded Barber Shop

Runner Up: Faded Vision Barber Shop



Dr. Michael Mauger, Mauger Medical

Adjusting the Coastal Bend for over 40 years.

Second Place: Dr. Scott G. Walker, Family Wellness Chiropractic Center

Runner Up: Dr. Shannon Girdy, 100% Chiropractic


Day Spa (non-medical)

The Woodhouse Day Spa

Luxury treatments to transform the body and mind.

Second Place: Beauty Dungeon

Runner Up: June’s Day Spa


Eye Lash/Brow Services

Vivian Nguyen-Ngo, SOCO Salon

Step your lash game up with the best in town.

Second Place: Halie Mendoza, Halie Rocha Lashes

Runner Up: Timberlyn Powell, Lyns Lashes


Health Coach/Dietitian

Joshua Verduzco, CPT, MS, RD, LD 

As a dietitian and personal trainer, Joshua will help you meet your health goals.

Second Place: Eddie James, BS, CPT

Runner Up: Lindsey Hess


Photo provided by F45 Training

Fitness Studio/Gym

F45 Training Corpus Christi

Global fitness community specializing in innovative, high-intensity group workouts.

Second Place: Corpus Christi Athletic Club

Runner Up: Hybrid Fitness Academy


Photo provided by Elegancia Salon

Hair Salon

Elegancia Salon

Where elegance is the standard.

Second Place: SoCo Salon

Runner Up: Kosmo Salon


Hair Stylist

Kyla Mendiola, Elegancia Salon

Here to inspire and guide you toward your ultimate hair dreams.

Second Place: Kristie Langston, SoCo Salon

Runner Up: Veronica Saenz, Kosmo Salon



Health Professionals Corpus Christi Colonics and Spa

Detox programs for improved energy, health and vitality.

Second Place: Jynelle Ornelas-Stanton, Peace of Mind Massage Therapy and Natural Healing

Runner Up: Dr. Ladonna Rocha, Naturopath


Makeup Artist

Valerie Estrada

No matter the occasion, Valerie Estrada is your go-to glam girl.

Second Place: Savannah Hallick, Bloom Beauty

Runner Up: Evangelyn Reyes, Dust My Face


Licensed Esthetician

Gabby Gonzales (Gabby The Aesthetician)

Customized skincare solutions are just a phone call away.

Second Place: Alma Galvez, Corpus Christi Plastic Surgery & MedSpa

Runner Up: Kaylee Lamb, SoCo Salon


Martial Arts School

Gracie Barra Calallen

From beginner to advanced, there’s a class for all ages and skill levels.

Second Place: Premier Martial Arts

Runner Up: Weapons at Hand


Massage Therapist

Jynelle Ornelas-Stanton, LMT – Peace of Mind Massage Therapy & Natural Healing

Transformative services centered around natural healing and massage therapy.

Second Place: Amanda Gomez, LMT, Empower Wellness

Runner Up: Lauren McNabb, LMT, Green Mage Wellness


Medical Spa

Dr. Vijay Bindingnavele Corpus Christi Plastic Surgery & MedSpa

Exceptional results from a knowledgeable and energized team of professionals.

Second Place: G Spa

Runner Up: Halcyon Med Spa


Nail Artist

Linh Odom, Kosmo Salon

Celebrating her fourth win, Odom’s nail game is top-tier.

Second Place: Samantha Ochoa, Savage Nailz

Runner Up: Angelica Tijerina, Kosmo Salon


Photo provided by Kosmo Salon

Nail Salon

Kosmo Salon

Out-of-this-world nails in a trendy boutique atmosphere.

Second Place: Q Nails

Runner Up: Savage Nailz


Permanent Makeup

Gold Dust Cosmetic Collective

Premier permanent makeup services designed with love and executed with precision.

Second Place: Ri Morales, Kosmo Salon

Runner Up:  Savannah Hallick, Bloom Beauty


Personal Trainer

Trey Lopez (Treyner), One Fit Gym

Helping Coastal Bend residents get results and enjoy the process.

Second Place: Marlo Garcia, F45 Training Corpus Christi

Runner Up: Sarah Arredondo, Pinnacle Performance


Physical Therapist

Traci McCloskey, New Stride Physical Therapy

Dedicated to the art and science of spinal mobilization and orthopedic rehabilitation.

Second Place: Anthony Avila, Avila Physical Therapy

Runner Up: Maria Perez-Johnson, Driscoll Children’s Hospital


Photo by Lillian Reitz

Pilates Class/Studio

Bayside Pilates & Fitness

More than just a place to work out; it’s a community.

Second Place: Yogilates @ Water Dog Yoga, SUP & Barre

Runner Up: StudioBe


Tanning Salon

Glow Spa

Talk about a glow-up.

Second Place: Third Coast Spray Tans & More

Runner Up: The Beauty Bar


Yoga Instructor

Stacie Richline, Water Dog Yoga, SUP & Barre

Your favorite yoga teacher’s favorite yoga teacher.

Second Place: Mari Gonzalez, SOMOS Yoga

Runner Up: Leah Murray, Akasha Yoga and Wellness Studio

Photo by Rachel Benavides

Yoga Studio

Water Dog Yoga, SUP & Barre

Flexibility is key, in mind and body.

Second Place: SOMOS Yoga

Runner Up: Akasha Yoga

Now that you’ve seen the Health & Beauty winners in The Local’s List 2023 readers’ choice poll, check out the Weddings & Events categories.