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BEST Manicure

2007 BEST Manicure, Brookline

Day Spa Magi

Boston

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2007 BEST Manicure, Harvard Square

Pyara Spa and Salon

Cambridge

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2007 BEST Manicure

Rose Pagliarulo, The Loft Salon + Day Spa

Boston

Well-manicured hands and nails are the mark of the prosperous. Which is why you’ll want to ditch the unpredictable results and spotty hygiene of quick-stop nail joints and pay a visit to this 20-year veteran instead. Using new tools for… read more »

2007 BEST Manicure, Jamaica Plain

Fresh Hair

Boston

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2006 BEST Manicure
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g2o Spa and Salon

Boston

Like sugar-free diets, most manicures rarely last the week. Inna Klim’s, on the other hand, have major staying power. The 12-year g2o veteran whips gnarly cuticles into shape, buffs and moisturizes nails and hands, and finishes it all off with… read more »

2005 BEST Manicure

Maria Grace Rodrigues, Salon Mario Russo

Boston

Mario Russo has, at last, given Maria Grace Rodrigues a room of her own. The manicurist now sits behind a beaded curtain on the second floor of Russo’s redesigned Newbury Street salon, where a simple white workstation provides the appropriate… read more »

2004 BEST Manicure

Bella Santé

Boston

The staff at this low-key, blissfully relaxing spa makes having your nails buffed and polished a special occasion. Manicurists delicately file nails and trim cuticles, throwing in a tension-melting hand massage to boot. And if you’re unsure about length, shape,… read more »

2003 BEST Manicure

Bella Santé

Boston

You could get a less expensive manicure at any of the walk-in salons that line Newbury Street, but will it last a blissful, chip-free week? A manicure at Bella Santé will, and that, combined with the friendly service, exceptional cleanliness,… read more »

2002 BEST Manicure

Maria Rodriguez, Salon Mario Russo

Boston

A manicure by Maria Rodriguez is, hands down, a tour de force. Her perfectionist’s eye to detail (from clipping and buffing to lengthy hand massages) is impeccable, her conversation keeps the process interesting, and her easygoing demeanor makes the often-impossible… read more »

2001 BEST Manicure

Bella Santé

Boston

When a manicure lasts longer than two weeks, you can consider it a work of art. Though Bella Santé excels in many other ways as a day spa, it’s the manicures that most impress us, consistently ensuring the most perfectly… read more »