Best of Boston

Best Manicure

2000 Best Manicure, Suburban

Faina Fedosik, Trillium

Be warned: Faina has a devoted following, so prepare to book at least a week ahead for an appointment. The wait is worth it for [...] read more»
1999 Best Manicure

Claudia Grimaud, Salon Mario Russo

She spends so much time on your nails you'll think you're her only client for the day. Grimaud pampers you with a soothing hand massage [...] read more»
1998 Best Manicure

City Salon

What good is having a face that holds up against time and gravity if you neglect your hands? They're the surest sign of a person's [...] read more»
1997 Best Manicure

Ingenue Nail Salon

Ingenue specializes only in nails, and it shows. Situated in a townhouse off Newbury, its decor is welcoming and its facilities are extensive. The staff [...] read more»
1995 Best Manicure

Lilly at L’Elegance

Whether your nails are as long as a soap-opera villainess's, or chewed to the quick, Lilly will shape them to perfection. read more»
1994 Best Manicure

Bon Visage

Give your hands to Bella, whose thorough but gentle manicures and pleasant personality have attracted a justifiably devoted clientele. read more»
1993 Best Manicure

Mia’s Nail Salon

Mia was trained in New York, the epicenter of marvelous manicures. No wonder hers last so long. read more»
1993 Best Manicure, In-Office

Mary Ann Benda

Have cuticle cream, will travel. This high school biology teacher who moonlights as a Newbury Street manicurist also makes office calls. read more»
1992 Best Manicure


In the age of AIDS, attention to cleanliness is as important as attention to the customer. Galin lavishes attention on both. read more»
1990 Best Manicure


It's worth overlooking the "healing stones" in the manicure water for the soothing hand massage. read more»