More than 13,000 votes were cast, and now we can announce the winner of Bangor's favorite hair stylist!

Before we announce the winner, we just want to say that it's clear from the results that there's a ton of talent out there in area salons, and your customers really like you! Each of our 25 finalists had hundreds (and hundreds) of votes in the final tally.

But, Guy Ortega of Salon Bonifacio in Brewer with 12 percent of the vote, will take home the 2017 Bangor's Favorite Hair Stylist Award, which includes $100 and the coveted golden brush trophy!

Here are just some of the things his customers said about him during the nomination process:

Dedicated to his craft, flexible, funny and accommodating. You can't ask for more!!

Guy is so amazing!! He does clean work, has a beautiful salon and always cares about the long term outcome of his clients. He makes everyone feel welcomed and comfortable. He's truly just a magic worker!!!

Because he listens and you never leave the salon not feeling like you are ready for the best date of your life or you can not get ready for that date if it is a different night. Great conversation, personable and he builds you up. You just leave feeling good....I have and my wife does for weeks after her appointment.

Congratulations to Guy and to all of this year's nominees!

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