Best of Boston

2008 Best Waxing, West

Bella Skin

Likable as Trina Holland and Chani Leighton are, you’d think twice about meeting them in a dark alley. Focused, relentless, whip-quick—the seemingly easygoing owners of Bella Skin harbor serious ninja skills. As it happens, that makes for outstanding hair-removal technique: Armed with hard wax (sticks to hair, not skin) and chitchat, they strip clients smooth in a near-painless flash. While everything from furry brows to fuzzy toes is fair game, first-time bikini and Brazilian waxes are a specialty. Newbies never know what hit ’em.

846 Walnut St., Newton, 617-796-7900,