Vata Salon

Whether cutting or coloring your hair, it takes skill and attention to detail to earn a client’s respect and their repeat business. Many stylists and salons have very loyal followers, including Vata Salon – so loyal, in fact, that Vata takes top honors for the third year in a row. Their services as an Aveda salon include many options for rejuvenation, relaxation, balance and beauty.

Reader comments:

“Exceptional service. They do an amazing job”

“Very professional hair and colorist staff”

“My hair looked and felt fantastic. The service was the best.”

WINNER:Vata Salon, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr. #128, Vancouver, WA 98662; 360-885-1077.

RUNNERS UP:Studio 162, Utopia, The Barbers

Rinnovo Day Spa & Salon

Rinnovo is Italian for “renewal.” Repeat winner Rinnovo in Vancouver is synonymous with warm, wonderful relaxing service that relaxes and rejuvenates. Started in 2004, Rinnovo is a locally owned and operated business built on relationships.

“Staff at Rinnovo are so nice and professional.”

“The massage therapists are incredible here. I've had a great experience with every treatment.”

“Great atmosphere and personal attention. Awesome stylists, nail techs and massage therapists! They go above and beyond to make sure everything is great!”

“Because they are very professional, yet still friendly and it is such a great experience there.”

“The staff is so kind and compassionate, the technicians are skilled and the atmosphere is unique asnd relaxing!”

WINNER:Rinnovo Day Spa & Salon, 12504 NW 36th Ave Vancouver WA, 98685, (360) 573-5611.

RUNNERS UP:Studio 162, Utopia, Main Street Day Spa

Smiles Dental

Smiles Dental wins the most grins again this year, for their friendly, skilled service and for making their patients feel at ease. They are a full service dental practice, and work hard to have a positive impact on their patients’ smiles and lives. Multiple offices make it easy to get to your Smiles Dental appointments.

Comments from the voters:

“They have the friendliest office and great dentists! We look forward to going to the dentist!”

“Smiles Dental makes me love my smile!”

“Great Customer Service with a relaxing atmosphere.’

“Dr. Derrik Stark and his entire staff are excellent with my entire family. My children love them. He turned me from a dentalphobic to someone who actually enjoys going to the dentist!’

WINNER:Smiles Dental, various locations

RUNNERS UP:Sheron Dental, Wendel Dental, Dentus

Dr. Troy Dreiling

Dr. Troy Dreiling of Zenaptic Chiropractic has been providing chiropractic services to Clark County families for 15 years. Repeating last year’s Best of Clark County recognition, Dreiling’s desire is to help people learn to live healthy lifestyles for themselves, their community and the planet. His clients appreciate his caring attitude.

From the voters:

“Dr. Troy does a GREAT job keeping up on current info and really cares about getting you back into perfect spinal alignment so you can enjoy optimal health”

“Great practice, wonderful staff”

“He really cares about helping others.”

“Just love Dr. Troy, so positive! Helped my mother drop her prescriptions and loose weight! Helping me too! Thanks!”

“Dr. Troy has helped not only me, but my entire family! I'm so thankful we came into his office. I'm always greeted with a smile and sincere compassion. Dr. Troy is an incredible doctor with an extreme amount of knowledge and a heart of gold. I thank him every day!”

WINNER:Dr. Troy Dreiling, Zenaptic Chiropractic, 3021 NE 72nd Ave, Suite 15, Vancouver, WA 98661, (360) 260-6903‎.

RUNNERS UP:Body in Balance, Bauman, Priority

Cody Watkins

Cody Watkins takes the lead this year, providing personal training and fitness workshops through his fitness business, Healthy Image Fitness and Nutrition. He is passionate about making sure that anyone at any fitness level can learn to live a healthier more active lifestyle.

On voter simply said, "“Cody Watkins has done wonders for my body!”

WINNER: Cody Watkins of Healthy Image Fitness and Nutrition, 3315 NE 112th Ave Suite 33, Vancouver, WA 98682, healthyimagenw.com

RUNNERS UP: Brian Stecker of 24 Hour Fitness, Julie Gross of Anytime Fitness, Kristy Wright of Cascade Athletic Club

Audiology Clinic

Readers recognize Audiology Clinic, Inc. as the 2012 Best of Clark County for hearing specialists. They were one of the first private practice audiology clinics in the State of Washington, founded in 1982. They provide a full range of hearing services for all ages. They have two clinics in southwest Washington, and provide compassionate care for those with hearing difficulties.

WINNER:Audiology Clinic, 11711 NE 99th, Suite 930, Vancouver, WA 98682, (360) 718-9614; 505 NE 87th Avenue, Suite 150, Vancouver, WA 98664, (360) 718-9614.

RUNNERS UP:Costco, Evergreen Audiology

Vancouver Eye Care

Vancouver Eye Care is a full vision care service provider, including vision checks, eye exams, cataract treatment, and treatment for other eye problems. Their caring staff is recognized and appreciated by our readers.

Reader comments:

“Numerous facilities throughout Clark County and excellent physicians and tech support.”

WINNER:Vancouver Eye Care, various locations

RUNNERS UP:Vancouver Vision, Vision 162, Precision Eye Care