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One can't help but put on a happy face at MAC

Colorful couture in the form of eyeshadows, lipsticks and eye-liners pack the shelves at MAC (Regency Square Mall, 805-8958; St. Johns Town Center, 564-4224; Avenues Mall, 538-0677). The area’s Best Makeup Seller has the expertise and all the products to bring every set of eyes, cheekbones and lips to life.

Solé Spa (1112 Third St. S., 249-4577) provides the Best Body Treatments in Jacksonville Beach, including full-body wraps, body polishes, and back and shoulder polishes. And co-owner Diana Manzano, this year’s Best Waxer, has the feather touch to take the ouch out of hair removal.

Individuality, function and style are the key concepts at this year’s Best Salon, Lockstar Cut & Color Studio (869 Stockton St., 388-7270), where the stylists are committed to providing a tailor-made look for each of their faithful clients. Armed with an arsenal of hair color, Lockstar’s Carol Apperson was voted Best Hair Colorist, bringing dull hair to life every day.

Nereida Barker, owner of Elite Sessions by Nereida (8825 Perimeter Park Blvd., Southside, 997-8455), uses her combs and shears to craft beauty out of hair, earning her this year’s Best Hair Stylist title.

Free weights, treadmills, fitness classes, tanning and friendly staff members make Bailey’s Powerhouse Gym the Best Health Club. And with 10 locations on the First Coast, there’s no reason to ever miss a workout.

Pamper your fingertips and toes at Blow Out Hair Studio (2222 Park St., 384-5605), where $45 buys the Best Mani/Pedi combo around.

Voters say Natural Body (St. Johns Town Center, 482-0780) gives the Best Massage. Indulge in a relaxing rubdown in one of 12 rooms, or surprise your sweetie with a couple’s session, and find out for yourself.

According to you, the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club (200 Ponte Vedra Blvd., 285-1111) has the region’s Best Spa, with 30,000 square feet of space and a menu of more than a hundred pampering services.

Canadian clothier lululemon athletica (St. Johns Town Center, 645-7904) sells the Best Workout Wear for men and women in a variety of colors and fabrics perfect for yoga and running.

Beginners and advanced yoga lovers alike voted Ananda Kula (4150 Herschel St., 680-7344) in Avondale as the Best Yoga Studio, where classes are offered every day