Best of Boston

2013 Best Waxing

Emily Payne, Bliss

Bikini waxing is like (repeatedly) sitting on a tack, naked, as a stranger watches. Aside from the mind-numbing pain, the experience is just embarrassing. Emily Payne has seen—and waxed—it all, and her calm demeanor and unique technique for the, um, beach-ready bum is the most dignified we’ve ever seen.

100 Stuart St., Boston, 617-261-8747,