Best of Boston

2005 Best Manicure

Maria Grace Rodrigues, Salon Mario Russo

Mario Russo has, at last, given Maria Grace Rodrigues a room of her own. The manicurist now sits behind a beaded curtain on the second floor of Russo’s redesigned Newbury Street salon, where a simple white workstation provides the appropriate backdrop to her calm demeanor and lighthearted banter. Best yet, her technique has been honed to perfection: Her pretty polishes last well beyond a week.

9 Newbury St., Boston, 617-424-6676,