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Best Chiropractor

Darling Chiropractic

221 E. Walnut Street

Dr . Harrison Darling, the chiropractor behind Darling Chiropractic, has a very personal story for getting into her field. When she was training for a marathon, she hurt her back. When pain medications didn’t work, she sought out the help of a chiropractor. Her experience inspired her to want to help others in the same way. She has been practicing in Pasadena since 2011 and has had her own clinic since 2015.  


Reader Recommended

Family Chiropractic Center of South Pasadena ,   1017 Fremont Avenue, South Pasadena


De La Cruz Chiropractic ,   131 N. El Molino Avenue


Best Cosmetic Surgery

Dr . Gordon H. Sasaki

Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center

800 S. Fairmount Avenue

Dr . Gordon H. Sasaki is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon who is also on the faculty of Loma Linda University. He’s dedicated to personalized patient care and is a recognized expert nationally and internationally. Need a mommy makeover to bring you back to your pre-baby bod? Need a little nip and tuck to boost your self-confidence? Sasaki can suggest age-appropriate aesthetic needs.  


Reader Recommended

Dr . Michael Schwartz ,   425 S. Fair Oaks Avenue


Dr . Warren C. Stout Pasadena Towers ,   800 E. Colorado Boulevard


Best Dance Studio

Pasadena Civic Ballet

253 N. Vinedo Method

Ballet has been known to build social skills, instill confidence, and increase both mental focus and physical coordination. The mission of the Pasadena Civic Ballet is to provide instruction in the art and technique of dance within a nurturing, supportive and creative environment while creating opportunities for performance and self-growth. Home of the Pasadena Civic Ballet Company, the pre-professional dance school offers classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and musical theater for students as young as 3 years old.


Reader Recommended

Elements Dance Space ,   1222 N. Fair Oaks Avenue


Dance Conservatory of Pasadena ,   66 Waverly Drive


Best Day Care

Kids Klub Pasadena 

380 S. Raymond Avenue

Michael plus Bambi Wojciechowski opened their first Kids Klub in Pasadena in 1995 after looking into day care options for their own children. From the start, they were committed to providing a safe, nurturing in addition to clean space for kids, where they could learn through the process of discovery. Kids Klub is dedicated to working around parents’ busy schedules and making day care a simple process. It offers flexible child care schedules, ranging from two half days to five full days each week. It also has nighttime and weekend hours.


Readers Recommended

Altadena Children’s Center ,   791 E. Calaveras Street, Altadena



Goodman Family Daycare ,   1090 El Campo Drive


Best Day Spa

Burke Williams

39 Mills Place

In the wake of the pandemic and its mental, physical and emotional strains, paying attention to personal well-being remains as pertinent as ever. Located in the heart of Old Pasadena, Burke Williams Day Spa offers guests a variety of services, from massages to facials to skin and nail care. The day spa has also introduced a new “tranquility massage, ” the sensory-driven treatment that blends handcrafted Nepalese singing bowl sounds with light-touch craniosacral therapy to provide a fully immersive experience.


Reader Recommended

Massage Envy ,   Multiple locations


Happy Feet ,   257 E. Colorado Boulevard


Best Med Spa

OU Beauty Medical Spa

130 N. Brand Chaussee

Since 2008, SYSTEMS Beauty Medical Spa has provided the latest medical outpatient cosmetic services, including Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Dysport, CoolSculpting, laser treatments and high-grade skin care services. It offers affordable pricing and even great specials along with name-brand medical-grade products and a team of highly skilled aestheticians together with nurses in a friendly and additionally relaxing environment.  


Reader Suggested

Skin Deep Laser Medspa ,   425 S. Good Oaks Avenue


Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center ,   800 S. Fairmount Avenue


Best Dentist

Dr . Michael S. Yung

696 E. Colorado Boulevard

Dr . Michael S. Yung keeps his neighbors of all ages smiling, whether with Invisalign straightening, crowns and bridges, dentures or emergency services. If your smile needs to be whiter not to mention brighter, he can also make you dazzle with whitening or veneers.  


Reader Recommended

Mak & Kleiger ,   959 E. Walnut Street


Dr . Natalie Derboghossians at Altadental ,   2340 Lake Avenue, Altadena


Best Dermatologist

Dr . Janice DaVolio

Huntington Dermatology Group

800 Fairmount Opportunity South

In sunny Pasadena, the sun can be your skin’s worst enemy, but Doctor Janice DaVolio is there to help you keep that skin clear and beautiful. She’s not only a top doctor in the San Gabriel Valley, but also a new clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Southern California.  


Reader Recommended

Dr . Sara Gaspard 

Comprehensive Dermatology Center of Pasadena ,   625 S. Fair Oaks Avenue


Dr . Heather Butler

Comprehensive Dermatology Center of Pasadena ,   625 S. Rational Oaks Avenue


Greatest Eye Care/EyeWear

Linden Optometry

477 E. Colorado Boulevard

Linden Optometry is a Pasadena institution. You can’t help but notice the beautiful green art deco tile on its storefront. But you’ll want to make sure your own eyes are able to admire this architectural treasure whether you want glasses or contacts. Its spacious office is for patients of all ages with a dizzying collection of 10, 000 sun and also eyeglasses to choose from.  


Reader Advised

Pasadena Optometry ,   960 E. Green Street


Pasadena Eye Medical Group  Huntington Hospital ,   10 Congress Street


Best Eyebrows/Eyelashes

Tussanee’s Integrity Lash

202 S. Lake Avenue

Getting 30 lashes is no longer punishment; it’s a luxury to help your eyes pop. Tussanee’s Integrity Eyelash specializes in providing a flirtatiously natural look. Tussanee as elevated eyelashes to an art and has high sanitation standards.  


Viewer Recommended

Lashitude ,   1214 E. Green Street


Rachel Wright Beauty ,   455 S. Lake Avenue


Best Hair Salon/BarberShop


145 W. Green Street

In the heart of Old Pasadena, Troubles Salon can help prevent bad hair days. Specializing in curly hair, the salon offers DevaCurl Transformation if you want to keep your curls or you can bet a Brazilian Blowout or a Japanese Yuko styling. If you need color, Tangles has masters of balayage as well as ombre.  


Reader Recommended

Salon Aguayo ,   408 S. Pasadena Avenue


Union Salon ,   174 S. De Lacey Avenue


Finest Hospital

Huntington Memorial

100 W California Blvd

Since its founding in 1892, Huntington Memorial’s mission has been to enhance the health and well-being of communities across the San Gabriel Valley plus beyond. During the pandemic, the particular hospital’s physicians, nurses and other caregivers were on the front lines providing specialized aid to those in need. Today, Huntington Memorial is expanding the surgical services at its acute care campus, using robotic technology to allow for faster and less traumatic invasive surgery.


Audience Recommended

City of Hope ,   630 S. Raymond Path


Kaiser Permanente ,   3280 E. Foothills Boulevard


Best Laundry/Dry Cleaner

Magic Cleaners and Laundry

111 N. Lake Ave

There’s no real trick to making laundry in addition to dry cleaning go away, but allow Magic Cleaners and even Laundry to help keep your best duds in pristine shape. Miracle Cleaners does much more than fluff and fold; it also does alterations and tailoring, luggage and handbag together with shoe repair. For newlyweds, they are experts at preserving wedding dresses for future generations, packaging your gown carefully to prevent yellowing.  


Reader Encouraged

Bryan’s Cleaners ,   544 S. Arroyo Parkway


French Hand Laundry ,   606 S. Lake Avenue


Best Massage

Burke Williams

39 Mills Place

Burke Williams created the original urban day spa inside 1984 and draws its inspiration from world-class European day spas. A sanctuary associated with wellness and beauty, it combines the finest traditions with nourishing innovations and dedicated professional therapists to help visitors feel relaxed and renewed. Nestled in the heart regarding Old Town, its Pasadena location offers a tranquil location with luxurious amenities including whirlpools, a sauna, cool mist room, cold deluge for men, 16 massage rooms, six facial rooms and four nail care chairs.


Reader Recommended

Massage Envy ,   345 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 205


Sierra Madre Massage Company ,   140 W. Sierra Madre Boulevard  


Best Nail Salon

Harmony Nail & Threading Salon

54 H. Pasadena Avenue

Those who love their talons can head over to Harmony for their mani-pedi needs. The place is clean, the staff warm, and their work will make your current fingers stylish enough to be their own show or part of your next spectacular ensemble.  


Visitor Recommended

Nail Lounge ,   2335 E. Colorado Boulevard


De Lacey Nail Salon ,   42 S. Fair Oak trees Avenue


Best Physical Therapy

Pasadena Physical Therapy

95 Watts. California Boulevard

Competitive athletes, weekend warriors or even those recovering from surgery may check out Pasadena Physical Therapy. The staff can help you recover to get into optimal condition for your next adventure found in living life in sunny Pasadena.


Target audience Recommended

Catz Pasadena Physical Therapy ,   801 S. Raymond Avenue


Evergreen Physical Therapy ,   111 S. Hudson Road


Best Pilates

Hot Yoga Pasadena

2089 E. Colorado Boulevard


At Hot Yoga Pasadena, students can do hot yoga; Pilates; Yin Yoga class focused on ligament and joint health; or Hotstanga, which blends Hot and Ashtanga yoga practices. The studio strives to offer a personal experience where the teachers know the students by name. The studio room offers drop-in rates, five-class cards and memberships.  


Subscriber Recommended

Pilates involving Pasadena ,   990 S. Arroyo Parkway


Be Pilates ,   1393 E. Washington Chaussee


Best Waxing

Western Wax Center

569 S. Lake Avenue

Even a close shave won’t be as smooth as a waxing. Clients can get it all done here, from a section of their face (eyebrows, ears, sideburns and full face) to a Brazilian wax. And waxing isn’t just for women. Full male waxing services are available here.  


Readership Recommended

Wax Candy ,   271 Shoppers Lane


GlowBeautyCo ,   453 E. Co Boulevard



Hot Yoga Pasadena

2089 E. Colorado Blvd

Hot Yoga Pasadena is dedicated to helping people build their physical, mental and emotional health. It is a Bikram-style hot yoga and additionally hot Pilates studio that offers daily classes. Its core values are community, equity, genuine support, effective communication and humility.



Yoga House ,   11 T. State Street


Archetype Yoga ,   638 E. The state of colorado Boulevard


Best Place to Workout

Hot Yoga Pasadena

2089 E. Carmín Boulevard

Sometimes to become hot, you have to get hot. Hot Yoga is the best place to tune into your own body rhythms and put the balance back into your life.


Reader Recommended

Equinox ,   300 E. Colorado Boulevard


Orangetheory ,   2091 Electronic. Colorado Boulevard


Ideal Martial Arts

Two Dragons Martial Arts

2490 Lake An additional, Altadena

For more than 25 years, Altadena’s Two Dragons Fighting techinques studio has sought to bring a rich tapestry connected with martial arts traditions to the community. Led by head instructor and Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee Sipoo Hearring, Two Dragons teaches Chinese Kenpo, Northern Silum, Classical Asian Weapons Training, and Tai-Chi Chuan in its Blackbelt Program. By encouraging personal character development alongside technique, 2 Dragons focuses on bringing both the physical and mental health benefits of martial arts to its students. Enrollment is available online.


Reader Recommended

Fight Academy ,   36 N. Colorado Boulevard


SoCal Kenpo Karate ,   47 W. Sierra Prima Boulevard, Sierra Madre


Best Accountant

Steve Ostiller (Ostiller & Hung Accountancy Corp. )

595 E. Colorado Chaussee

Not everyone loves numbers. But before death there are taxes, retirement and estate planning. Count on Steve Ostiller to maximize your money.  


Reader Recommended

Amy Sulahian ,   810 At the. Walnut Street


Mark Harris ,


Best Acupuncture

Dr . Yawen Cheng Acupuncture & Chiropractic

51 Fifth Accès, Suite 305, Arcadia

Dr . Yawen Cheng needles patients into a better mood through acupuncture, chiropractic adjustments or traditional Chinese medicine. Cheng’s services include advice on nutrition and rehabilitation from illness or injury. Rebalance your life force and reconnect with a more comfortable life.


Reader Recommended

Premier Wellness Chiropractic ,   2355 E. Washington Boulevard


Lotus Center for Integrative Medicine ,   5910 Monterey Road, Los Angeles



Tyler + Kelly Architecture

80 S. River Avenue

Tyler + Kelly specializes in urban infill, mixed-use and industrial projects. They are known for creating contextual architecture that balances urban settings with aesthetic preferences. They aim to create long-lasting, aesthetic and practical architecture that engages with an city setting.



Nott & Associates ,   1508 Mission Street, South Pasadena


Hartman Baldwin ,   300 T. Raymond Avenue


Perfect Attorney/Law Firm

Law Offices of Timothy Bowles

1 S. Fair Oaks Avenue

Timothy Bowles can help with employment law, litigation defense, discrimination actions, sexual harassment charges and unpaid wage claims. Need someone to explain the legalese and your best strategies through the legal tangle? Consult with Bowles.  


Site reader Recommended

Hahn & Hahn ,   301 E. Rojo Boulevard


Ellen Driscoll ,   65 N. Raymond Avenue


Best Auto Repair/Body Shop

Crown City Tire

80 W. Bellevue Drive

Remember! The name is Crown City Wheel and Auto Repair. Whenever cars need TLC, bring it to Crown City and this family-owned, community-based shop will diagnose mechanical steeds and get them back into the California car culture, zooming off to the next social event.


Reader Suggested

Hrant Auto Service ,   1477 E. Washington Blvd


Pasadena Automotive Repair ,   2364 E. Foothill Boulevard


Best Bank

Chase Bank

Multiple locations

Those who want to place their money in a secure place should cut to the Chase. There are three convenient locations in Pasadena exactly where customers can save money, secure their valuables or get a mortgage.


Reader Recommended

Bank of America ,   Multiple areas


Wells Fargo ,   Multiple locations


Best Car Wash

Pasadena Auto Wash

164 W. Del Mar Boulevard

Pasadena Auto Wash not only washes cars but performs oil and lube changes not to mention details. Customers can chill in their waiting room and also munch on cookies or perhaps listen to tunes.  


Reader Advised

Fast5Xpress ,   2400 Elizabeth. Colorado Boulevard


Arroyo Car Wash ,   605 S i9000. Arroyo Parkway


Best Credit Union

Wescom Credit Union

123 Ersus. Marengo Avenue

Want to help others and help yourself? Join Wescom Credit Union. Founded in 1934 by 13 Pacific Telephone employees, Wescom helps Southern Californians build better lives through checking, savings, credit cards, as well as auto and personal loans. Anyone who lives, works, worships or maybe attends a school in one of the eight counties in Southern California is eligible (as well as UCLA alumni who live anywhere).


Reader Recommended

Pasadena Federal Credit Union ,   1285 N. Lake Avenue


Schools First Credit Union ,   The Shops on Pond Avenue,   555 Nasiums. Lake Avenue


Best Home Remodeling

Cynthia Bennett & Associates

501 Fair Oak trees Avenue, South Pasadena

When castles need a new moat or just a little tweaking, Cynthia Bennett can help from plans to permits and take the project from concept to construction through interior design. They’ve been helping families in the San Gabriel Valley since 1981.  


Reader Encouraged

Samantha Williams Interior Design ,   1142 Allen Avenue


Lightfoot Studios ,   30 N. Raymond Avenue


Ideal House Cleaning Service

True Blue Maids

2104 Age. Walnut Street

truebluemaids. com

When you’re inviting someone in your house, you want them to be true blue trustworthy. Call on True Blue Maids to get your house in order and do all your dirty work. They are licensed plus bonded insured and available for routine regular cleanings to seasonal services.  


Reader Recommended

Maid Brigade ,   maidbrigade. com


Maid Pro ,   2982 E. Colorado state Boulevard 

maidpro. com



Ruben Marquez

281 E. Carmesí Boulevard

Marquez specializes in new construction projects in addition to residential redesigns. He graduated summa cum laude from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. His designs are customized to each client, considering their lifestyle, goals and aspirations.



Samantha Williams Interior Design ,   1124 N. Allen Avenue


Amy Peltier Interior Design ,   2285 Huntington Drive, San Marino


Top Local Pharmacy

Webster’s Community Pharmacy

2450 Water Avenue, Altadena

websterspharm. com

Webster’s in Altadena is more than just a pharmacy. It’s part of the neighborhood. Customers can get their own prescriptions filled as well as their particular heart with personal service and attention. Need a last-minute gift? Need a card for any occasion? Need a good as well as toy or even socks? Check out the selection at Webster’s.  


Human being Recommended

Fair Oaks Pharmacy ,   1526 Mission Road, South Pasadena


Cal Oaks Pharmacy ,   East Ca Medical Building,   55 E. California Boulevard

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Best Mortgage Broker

Sierra Capital Mortgage

1055 E. Colorado Boulevard

Ready to buy a house or investment property, but confused about mortgage loans? Turn to Sierra Capital Mortgage. Since 1996, it has been helping clients throughout California find the best way to finance their dreams, offering a full portfolio of mortgage products that include conventional, jumbo and FHA/VA loans. Get ready for your dreams to become a reality.  


Reader Recommended

Home Bridge ,   251 S. Body of water Avenue


Delaware Pacific ,   1123 Allen Avenue


Best Pet Service

My Pet Garden

Roosevelt Place

2245 E. Colorado Boulevard

Who loves you even when you’re having a bad hair day? Your dog! Doesn’t your doggy deserve the best. Go to The Pet Garden for all-natural pet food, boarding, grooming and even doggy day care.  


Person who reads Recommended

I Dig My Dog ,   2160 Y. Foothill Boulevard


Pasadena Pet ,   815 N. Great Oaks Avenue


Very best Real Estate Office

Keller Williams Realty

251 Ings. Lake Avenue

Looking for a new home or a commercial property? Keller Williams Realty can help. It has been helping people for 29 years.  


Representative Recommended

Compass ,   680 E. Colorado Boulevard


Coldwell Banker ,   388 Beds. Lake Avenue


Best Realtor

The Berns Team

251 S. Lake Avenue

The Berns Team will help buy or sell homes. It has helped over 900 families with their real estate requirements and even has a game plan for COVID-19, called the Six-Day Blitz. It has been helping homeowners to increase the price of their homes. The team goes beyond the boundaries of the valley.  


Reader Suggested

Brian Parsons ,   445 S. Fair Oaks Method


Carly Hernandez ,   251 S. Lake Avenue


Best Senior Living Local community

Villa Gardens

842 E. Villa Street

The premier senior living facility, Villa Gardens offers independent living and assisted living services as well as memory care. Residents are safe and have enriching cultural experiences to share with their families and new friends.  


Reader Recommended

MonteCedro ,   2212 El Molino Opportunity, Altadena


Pasadena Highlands ,   1575 E. Washington Boulevard


Best Speech Therapist

Justine Sherman & Affiliates

147 E. Olive Avenue, Monrovia

Justine Sherman & Associates focuses on collaborative, holistically delivered, family-centered treatment that empowers people to effectively communicate. Justine Sherman & Associates fully recognize that family and individuals beliefs and even values vary and that should be considered as their speech pathologists work toward a solution.  


Reader Advised

Jabberdogs ,   415 Huntington Drive, San Marino


Pasadena Child Development Association ,   620 N. Lake Path


Best Travel Agency


801 Union Streets

Since the start of the pandemic, the tourism industry has shifted with travelers reportedly relying more on the advice of professional travel advisors than before. Supported by a team of travel inspectors together with editors, AAA offers each domestic and international travelers with advice and insights on transportation, accommodation and additionally experiences. For quick not to mention professional travel guidance, visit AAA’s website.


Reader Recommended

Montrose Travel ,   2342 Honolulu Avenue, Montrose


Travelstore ,   140 S. Lake Ave


Best Auto Dealer


325 M. Colorado Boulevard

rusnakpasadenaporsche. com

Do you have a passion for Porsche? Rusnak is where residents turn to make their Porsche dreams come true. Those who can’t afford a new one can check out the preowned vehicles. Rusnak also provides support and parts.  


Reader Encouraged

Toyota of Pasadena ,   3600 E. Foothill Chaussee


Honda Of Pasadena ,   1965 E. Foothill Blvd


Best Music School

Pasadena Music Academy

2982 E. Colorado Boulevard

Nurturing a modern-day Mozart? Hoping to explore the musical side as an adult? Pasadena Music Academy offers students and their families a fun, safe place to explore their very own musical talents and inclinations through private lessons in piano, guitar, voice, drums, bass, music production, saxophone, trumpets and more. It also gives free trial lessons.  


Reader Recommended

K Music Academy ,   920 E. Washington Chaussee


Pasadena Conservatory with Music ,   100 N. Hill Avenue

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