Best of Boston

1997 Best Manicure

Ingenue Nail Salon

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 is well trained and helpful, offering knowledgeable opinions on everything from nail-tip maintenance to polish color. The salon stays open until 8:30 p.m. on Thursday; men are also welcome.

51 Gloucester St., Boston, 617-375-6164,