Best of Detroit 2016


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Wedding Photographer 
// Craig David Butler Studios 

Wedding Planner (Tie) 
// A June Event 
// Shawna Eaton-Peplinski, Detroit (The Roostertail)

// Janna Coumoundouros, Ferndale

Custom Framing
// Frame Art Gallery, Birmingham

Portrait Photographer
// Naturally Photography By Monni

Shoe Repair
// Frank’s Shoe Service, Birmingham; 248-647-3530

// The Sewing Room, Utica

// Vince & Joe’s, Clinton Township and Shelby Township

Salon For A Makeover (Tie)
// Antonino Salon & Spa, Birmingham
// Nude The Salon, Birmingham

Divorce Lawyer 
// Jordan Dizik, Bingham Farms

Pet Grooming (Tie)
// Bark-A-Bout, Shelby Township
// Catherine’s Pet Parlor, Royal Oak

// Multiple Locations: Viviano’s
// Single Location: Blossoms, Birmingham

Top right: Brad Goodstein (Best Personal Trainer) and Shane Bang from Standby (Best New Bar) make sure nobody spikes the punch bowl. 


Dry Cleaner 
// Huntington Cleaners, Huntington Woods

Veterinarian (Tie)
​// DePorre Veterinary Hospital, Bloomfield Hills
// Gibraltar Veterinary Hospital, Gibraltar

Salon For A Blowout 
// Multiple Locations: 6 Salon, Birmingham and Royal Oak
// Single Location: Antonino Salon & Spa, Birmingham

// Margot European Day Spa, Birmingham

Massage (Tie)
// Margot European Day Spa, Birmingham
// Wizard of Ahhhs Massage and Bodywork, Harrison Township; 810-599-1767

// Multiple Locations: The Barre Code, Ann Arbor, Birmingham, Rochester Hills, and Royal Oak
// Single Location (Tie): The Fighting Fit/Crossfit Bad Boys, Wyandotte // Retrofit Studio, Royal Oak

Yoga Studio 
// Multiple Locations: Citizen Yoga, Detroit and Royal Oak 
// Single Location: Explore Yoga, Troy

Salon For A Makeup Artist 
// Todd’s Room, Birmingham

Salon/Spa For A Manicure
// Margot European Day Spa, Birmingham

Salon/Spa For A Pedicure
// Margot European Day Spa, Birmingham

Salon/Spa For A Facial
// FACE Skincare, Bingham Farms

Hair Salon
// Antonino Salon & Spa, Birmingham

Barber — Independent
// The Berkley Chop Shop, Berkley

// LimoXpress, Dearborn

Doggie Day Care
// Single Location: Bark-A-Bout, Shelby Township 
// Multiple Locations: Canine to Five, Detroit and Ferndale

Place To Dock Your Boat 
// Detroit Yacht Club, Belle Isle, Detroit

// Dana Cooper, Max Broock Realtors

Auto Detailing 
Detail Vehicle Appearance Specialists,Troy

Material Girl

We’re “living in a material world,” but Janna Coumoundouros is Detroit’s latest Material Girl. The Ferndale-based artist and photographer captured Hour Detroit readers’ hearts as Best Dressmaker. Her one-of-a-kind creations incorporate materials such as car seatbelts, and were displayed at the NAIAS Detroit Charity Preview. She also won the Detroit Institute of Arts Samurai Design Competition … and don’t forget that Hour Detroit dress made of paper a few years ago. She also takes things apart and reworks the materials into jewelry (think typewriter key earrings). Maybe the next time Madonna is looking to be in “Vogue” again, she’ll ask Coumoundouros to put some outfits together.


Freeze Frame

The J. Geils Band’s 1981 “Freeze Frame” hit was not the inspiration for Monni Must to start a photography business. She had no idea that what she started in the wing of her house in 2001 would take her creative eye around the globe. Voted Best Photographer for two straight years, Must’s work has been showcased in four Living Witnesses books, where she photographed 400 Holocaust survivors. While she spent most of her days learning “dark room sweet-talk” with a 4x5 film camera, at age 62, she’s conquering the digital world. As her business name might suggest, she doesn’t ask subjects to strike fake poses. “Nothing screams ’80s more than the ‘head tilt resting in the palm of your hand’ pose,” Must says.

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