Best of Boston

Best Manicure

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, […] 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? […] 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) […] 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 […] read more»
2000 Best Manicure, City

Dolores Sanborn, Austen’s

Boston
Our nails were ugly. So when we got the tip to see Dolores at Austen’s, we were only too happy to test her out. Could […] read more»
2000 Best Manicure, Suburban

Faina Fedosik, Trillium

Wellesley
Be warned: Faina has a devoted following, so prepare to book at least a week ahead for an appointment. The wait is worth it for […] read more»
1999 Best Manicure

Claudia Grimaud, Salon Mario Russo

Boston
She spends so much time on your nails you’ll think you’re her only client for the day. Grimaud pampers you with a soothing hand massage […] read more»
1998 Best Manicure

City Salon

Boston
What good is having a face that holds up against time and gravity if you neglect your hands? They’re the surest sign of a person’s […] read more»
1997 Best Manicure

Ingenue Nail Salon

Boston
Ingenue specializes only in nails, and it shows. Situated in a townhouse off Newbury, its decor is welcoming and its facilities are extensive. The staff […] read more»
1995 Best Manicure

Lilly at L’Elegance

Boston
Whether your nails are as long as a soap-opera villainess’s, or chewed to the quick, Lilly will shape them to perfection. read more»
1994 Best Manicure

Bon Visage

Boston
Give your hands to Bella, whose thorough but gentle manicures and pleasant personality have attracted a justifiably devoted clientele. read more»
1993 Best Manicure

Mia’s Nail Salon

Boston
Mia was trained in New York, the epicenter of marvelous manicures. No wonder hers last so long. read more»
1993 Best Manicure, In-Office

Mary Ann Benda

Boston
Have cuticle cream, will travel. This high school biology teacher who moonlights as a Newbury Street manicurist also makes office calls. read more»
1992 Best Manicure

Beaucage

Boston
In the age of AIDS, attention to cleanliness is as important as attention to the customer. Galin lavishes attention on both. read more»
1990 Best Manicure

Beaucage

Boston
It’s worth overlooking the “healing stones” in the manicure water for the soothing hand massage. read more»