Best of Boston

2004 Best Manicure

Bella Santé

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, or color (the spa stocks an extensive range of Essie and OPI polishes), they’ll offer an expert opinion or just get down to the task at hand while you concentrate on the serious business of unwinding.

38 Newbury St., Boston, 617-424-9930,