Best of Boston

BEST Pedicure

2013 BEST Pedicure

Jeanne Lee

Boston

Jeanne Lee doesn’t shy away from problem toes—no, she specializes in them, taking the time to rigorously cleanse, file, buff, exfoliate, and massage before unscrewing the cap to your desired polish. And because Lee works with only one other nail… read more»

2012 BEST Pedicure

Jeanne Salon

Boston

We brought our feet to Jeanne Lee’s no-frills salon after a long winter of neglect. Without a drop of judgment, Lee whipped our rough nails into sandal shape and smoothed our calloused heels, leaving us with soft, polished tootsies too… read more»

2010 BEST Pedicure
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Emerge Spa and Salon

Boston

For those who go regularly to get buffed, the occasional cheap pedicure will do. For the rest of us, with our callused heels, blistered toes, and chipped polish, the Emerge deluxe pedicure functions like a foot intervention. First, anything unsightly… read more»

2009 BEST Pedicure
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Shayna Shirazi

Boston

Meet the sweet-as-pie Shirazi and you might assume she’s merely another perfectly nice toe polisher. How wrong you’d be: This woman whips feet into the best shape of their lives. She goes to town on calluses and doesn’t shy away… read more»

2008 BEST Pedicure
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Rose Pagliarulo, the Loft

Boston

Your tootsies will be in tip-top flip-flop shape for weeks after a visit to Pagliarulo, whose secret weapons include a custom-made ‘sander’ (used once, then tossed) and just the right amount of vigorous buffing. read more»

2007 BEST Pedicure

Jeanne Lee, Salon Trio

Boston

Whether they’ve been subjected to abuse-by-peep-toe-stiletto or simply abuse-by-pavement-pounding, city feet are often sad little appendages in desperate need of attention and pampering. Bolstered by a background in Chinese reflexology, this Salon Trio co-owner and longtime Newbury vet has a… read more»

2006 BEST Pedicure
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Marina Kan, Bella Sante

Boston

We used to prefer our pedicures short and sweet. But after just one Bella Foot Facial with Marina Kan, we’ve grown more than happy to linger. What’s not to love about dozing for 80 minutes in a plush armchair while… read more»

2005 BEST Pedicure

Victoria Turovsky, Blü Salon

Boston

We’re not kind to our feet. We shove them into toe-squishing shoes, pound them on rough pavement, and expose them to God knows what in the locker- room shower. Not to worry: Victoria Turovsky smoothes over all these small cruelties…. read more»

2004 BEST Pedicure

Claudia Grimaud, Jardin Day Spa

Boston

Few pedicures truly exfoliate tired, rough feet; even fewer actually redeem them. The capable hands of Claudia Grimaud can do both. The kindly, experienced Brazilian has earned a justifiably devoted following since opening her sunny spa last year. The reason… read more»

2003 BEST Pedicure

Claudia Grimaud, Jardin Day Spa

Boston

There are pedicures, and then there are pedicures. One changes the color of your toenails; the other actually changes the way your feet feel on your body. It’s the second kind that Claudia Grimaud has down to an art form…. read more»