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Best of Delaware 2008

Our 25th salute to the places that make Delaware great, plus the Hall of Fame of winningest places ever. (Can you say Grotto Pizza?) As chosen by you, the readers (with a little help from your friends here at DT)


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Best Salon for Hair Cuts
Readers, upstate: Pagavé Salon (1601 Concord Pike, Suite 35, Wilmington, 765-0134)

Readers, downstate: JK Tangles Salon (1151 E. Lebanon Road, Dover, 698-1006)

Critics, upstate: Sherif Zaki Salon is backed by the Goldwell Academy, a respected institution that teaches integrated approaches to hairdressing. Owner and master stylist Sherif Zaki, who studied extensively at L’Oréal Paris and Vidal Sassoon Academy, among other venerable places, shares his knowledge with stylists who range in age from 20 to 60. All also receive continuous training with the Redken Exchange. “At Sherif Zaki Salon, our stylists are driven by their creative energy and their passion for the artistry of the beauty industry,” says co-owner Emon Zaki. “With our strong communication skills and visual creativity, we strive to deliver to our guests a result beyond their expectations.” (4001 Kennett Pike, Suite 232, Wilmington, 652-4902)

Critics, downstate: Bling Salon & Spa co-owners Jess Blakeman and T.J. Seeney insist that their stylists attend educational seminars at least once a month. Instructors hail from Tigi, the company responsible for brands such as Bed Head, Catwalk, S Factor and Hardcore. Seeney says Hollywood is dictating cuts more than ever before, which explains why the Victoria Beckham bob is hot for women and the short, funky styles of Matt Damon or George Clooney appeal to men. (17644 Coastal Hwy., Lewes, 644-2850)


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More Best Of Delaware

Where to Eat & Drink
The best places to wine and dine.
What to Eat & Drink
And the best food on which
to wine and dine.
Restaurants by Town
In case you don't feel like traveling across the state for dinner.
The best places to get what you want.
Salon & Bridal
The state's best spots to pamper yourself.
Home & Services
Well, because not everyone is
Fun & Leisure
Play time.
Those who impact the most on a day-to-day basis.
Because we can't get enough of those we love.


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