Best of Boston

2003 Best Waxing


Most of us look forward to a bikini wax about as much as we look forward to a root canal. Like a good dentist, a first-rate aesthetician is meticulous and professional—and makes the experience as painless as possible. Enter Austen (who, like Madonna and Sting, does not have or need a last name). His deft touch and finely honed technique make him as nimble with brows as with Brazilian bikini lines. And that’s what brings men and women alike flocking to Austen’s second-floor boutique, with its plush carpets, homey accents, and attentive but discreet service.

115 Newbury St., Boston, 617-266-4017,