Albuquerque’s Best Services – The Paper.


Albuquerque has excellent service industries that are the economic and cultural backbone of our community and we are proud to support them through The paper.Albuquerque’s Best Awards. Using their resources, skills, ingenuity, and experience, these service providers have provided our readers with top-notch customer service that has earned them an award from us. We’ve recorded your stamps of approval for the best place to get a facial or massage, where you should do your “do”, maintain a gorgeous smile, or seek out a new furry friend.

The best of Albuquerque Services GOLD go to Betty’s Day Spa with three top prizes – Best Spa, Best Massage and Best Cosmetic Spa. Woo Hoo Betty!! Hats off to you and your awesome therapists.

best spa

Betty’s Bath and Day Spa’s mission is to provide an oasis in the desert that attends to the duality within all of us, a synchrony of mind and heart, body and soul in perfect harmony. Betty’s is well known for its outdoor saltwater hot tubs, massages, and facials.

1. Betty’s Day Spa

2. Remedy Day Spa

3. Green Reed Spa at Sandia Casino Hotel/Hacienda Spa in Los Poblanos

best massage

Betty’s Day Spa offers massages with muscle and joint relief cream infused with six pain-relieving herbs like arnica, ginger, and broad-spectrum organic hemp CBD. Combined with warm towels and the expertise of their therapists, you will leave feeling relaxed and renewed. Specially trained therapists offer massages to pregnant women, focusing on relieving back tension and rejuvenating the feet on a table designed just for pregnancy.

1. Betty’s Day Spa

2. Integrative Medicine of the Mountain Spirit

3. Eric Revels

Best Cosmetic Spa

by Betty is known for its outdoor saltwater hot tubs, massages and facials. Betty’s Day Spa in Albuquerque’s peaceful, tree-lined North Valley neighborhood stays true to its original concept: to offer Albuquerque residents and visitors a retreat of relaxation and wellness in a professional, welcoming spa setting. and friendly.

1. Betty’s Day Spa

2. Laru Ni Hati

3. R&W day spa

Best yoga studio

Whether you are an experienced practitioner or just beginning your yoga journey, the staff at Blissful Spirits believe that yoga is for everyone and welcomes people of all ages, fitness levels and health conditions. Their facilities have showers, changing rooms, and yoga supplies. They also offer private and group lessons.

1. Happy Spirits Hot Yoga

2. High Desert Yoga

3. Mi Vida Yoga

Best hair removal salon

European Wax Center aims to help you feel empowered with services such as body waxing, eyebrow waxing, Brazilian waxing, bikini waxing and leg waxing. Guys, they’re not just here to help the ladies. Their waxing experts provide male waxing services so you can experience tamed eyebrows, smooth chests and the confidence to be yourself.

1. European Wax Center

2. Brazilian Hair Removal Shop

3. Pretty Pum Pum Day Spa / RW&CO

Best hair salon

Rockit Hair Studio ABQ has a warm and inviting atmosphere where clients can relax and escape the stresses of life. Located in Nob Hill, their stylists specialize in natural to extreme cuts, colors and extensions, and they have recently added facial hair removal. They offer eco-friendly hair care products and all natural bath and body products.


2. Central Park Hair Studio / Laru Ni Hati

3. Bonding

Best hair salon

Since 2004, the vibe at ACE Barbershop has been relaxed and friendly and feels like a great mix of hip and classic. They offer customers haircut, head shave, buzz cut, fade, heavy or light beard cut and face shave. Every month they feature a new artist and display their art on the walls accompanied by an art opening.

1. ACE Hair Salon

2. United Studio Nob Hill / Zeke’s Classic Edge

best acupuncture

Be happy. To be in a good health. Mountain Spirit Integrative Medicine designed its Nob Hill Clinic based on its award-winning Santa Fe facility! Now voted 1st place from Albuqerque for Best Acupunctureand Top 3 of the best massages! Their classic building has been lovingly renovated and features 6 luxury treatment rooms, courtyards with fountains and plenty of parking. Clients can schedule appointments for acupuncture, primary care, annual medical exams and prescriptions, medical massage, homeopathy, herbal remedies, colon hydrotherapy, botanical skin care, cosmetic injections and more!

1. Integrative Medicine of the Mountain Spirit

2. East-West Acupuncture

3. Integrative medicine weeks

Best chiropractor

Blue Sky Chiropractic offers gentle chiropractic adjustments. They take the time to listen to you and involve you in your individual treatment goals. They help you retrain movement patterns with simple exercises you can do at home. Work may involve shoulders, neck, lower back, knees, hips, ankles, elbows, feet, upper back and headaches. They also offer state-of-the-art sports treatments in a relaxed, non-competitive environment.

1. Emily Blair, Blue Sky Chiropractic

2. Beau Hightower /Brian Dickert, DC /Chiropractic Blessing

3. Integrative Medicine of the Mountain Spirit

best dentist

Dr. Armand Giannini Jr, DDS provides non-invasive, reasonable, thorough and gentle dental services. He specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of teeth and gums. It gives advice on proper brushing, flossing, cleaning, gum health and other dental care. Beautiful office, very courteous staff and excellent service.

1. Dr Armand Giannini Jr.

2. Jason Ross

3. Antoine Nieto

Best Plastic Surgeon

If you are looking to reduce facial wrinkles and/or the skin around the eyes, Dr. Craig Vroman, MD of the Cosmetic/Eyelid Center at Eye Associates of New Mexico can help revitalize or refresh the appearance of your skin and of your eyes. They offer both surgical and non-surgical procedures and services that can restore a more youthful appearance.

1. Dr. Craig Vroman, MD of Eye Associates of New Mexico

2. Dr. Jeffrey Morehouse, MD of Lovelace Breast Health Center

Best tattoo shop

Aces Tattoo offers clients a fully personalized body art studio in a friendly, clean, inviting and professional space. For over a decade, they’ve been creating unique tattoos for clients from all walks of life and helping them take pride in showing the world who they are.

1. Ace Tattoo

2. True Grain

3. All is One

4. Black Mark Arts

Best tattoo artist

Self-describedfucking artistic fool” Flowerhead (Kat D’Orazio) didn’t really expect to end up tattooed. After earning a degree in dental hygiene, she figured her basic medical knowledge would come in handy in tattooing. She dove in and didn’t look back. Her favorite tattoo styles are watercolor/paint, creepy and/or cutesy.

1. Kat “Flowerhead” D’Orazio from Aces Tattoo

2. Johnny Mac from True Grit Tattoo/Delano Garcia from All Is One Tattoo

3. Ron Romero from A Touch of Ink Tattoo & Art Gallery

4. Osiris Keith from Milagro Tattoo

Best piercing parlor

to evolution their motto is “Set a Higher Standard” and they strive to achieve this daily with every decision they make and every customer they interact with. They offer the highest quality jewelry and safe, precise procedures performed by highly trained piercers to create a positive outcome for each client’s individual piercing experience.

1. Body piercing evolution

2. Factory Edge

Best Pet Hospital

At Aztec Animal Clinic, their mission is to improve the well-being of their patients, clients, staff and community. They offer veterinary services designed to support the overall well-being of your pet. The veterinary clinic offers high quality and thorough care so that your pet can live a long and healthy life with you.

1. Aztec Animal Clinic

2. Taylor Ranch Animal Hospital

3. Bolton Veterinary Hospital / Lomas Veterinary Clinic

4. Albuquerque Cat Clinic

Best Pet Rescue Group

Watermelon Mountain Ranch offers a variety of programs that benefit cats, dogs, and humans. By opening their stores and adoption centers, they have been able to find forever homes for many animals and raise funds to keep their doors open. Their resale stores accept and sell donated household items and gently used clothing.

1. Watermelon Mountain Ranch

2. Animal Humane New Mexico


4. NM Animal Friends / City Of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department / Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico

Best Photographer

Blue Rose Studios, Santa Fe and Albuquerque Wedding Photographers, is a local wedding photography company serving all of New Mexico and surrounding areas. They also specialize in engagement photography, family portraits, newborn and maternity photography, and more!

1. Blue Rose Photography

2. Pat Berrett

Best hotel

Albuquerque Hotel in Old Town is an iconic luxury hotel offering accommodations and amenities including an on-site restaurant and bars, outdoor pool, romantic wedding chapel and over 62,000 square feet of meeting and event space inside and outside.

1. Hotel Albuquerque

2. The Poblanos

3. Hotel Chaco Hotel

4. Andaluz Hotel

5. Central Park

Best Credit Union or Bank

Nusenda Credit Union, which has been around for almost a century with all the services that a big bank has to offer, costs you nothing with unnecessary fees. As a nonprofit, they pay you back income with higher savings rates and lower lending rates, using the best tools to protect your money.

1. Nusenda Credit Union

2. Sandia Labs Federal Credit Union

3.US Eagle FCU

4. Rio Grande Credit Union

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