Best of Boston

BEST Pedicure

2014 BEST Pedicure



Some pedicures are utilitarian—file, buff, polish, and out the door in 30 minutes or less. Bliss’s glam foot treatments are anything but. Want to watch your favorite show (headphones provided) while a technician buffs your calluses? Zone out with a… read more»

2013 BEST Pedicure

Jeanne Lee


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


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»

2011 BEST Pedicure



The foot treatments here are as good for your head as they are for your toes. Grab a magazine and settle into one of two elevated pedicure stations. Then your snacks and tea arrive. And then you notice the flat-screen… read more»

2010 BEST Pedicure

Emerge Spa and Salon


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

Shayna Shirazi


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

Rose Pagliarulo, the Loft


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


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

Marina Kan, Bella Sante


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


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»