Best of Boston

2010 Best Waxing

Caterina Sorrenti, Rina’s Studio

The Newbury Street veteran’s solo endeavor in Newtonville is a study in making the best of a painful (and often embarrassing) salon service. Caterina Sorrenti keeps Rina’s Studio obsessively clean (no double-dipping applicators here). She’s thorough, too, though she gets this award because she’s a pro at multitasking, able to chat distractingly about real estate, the weather, and whatever else while going to town on your ingrowns.

811 Washington St., Newton, 617-527-2898,