Best of Boston

Best Waxing

2016 Best Waxing, Bikini


Let’s face it: Bikini waxes aren’t fun. At best, you’re scraped and chiseled as quickly and painlessly as possible. Enter Bliss, at the W hotel. [...] read more»
2014 Best Waxing, Bikini

European Wax Center

Let’s get one thing straight: A bikini wax is not a spa treatment. We’re here to break the news that a wax requires—above all else—cleanliness [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»
2012 Best Waxing, Bikini


This spa eases the awkwardness of down-there waxing right from the start: Simply point to a style on the chart of nether-region hairdos and sink [...] read more»
2011 Best Waxing

Karen Golden Skin Care

While some beauty pros are notable for what they add to your look, Golden stands out for what she takes off: untamed hair, wherever it [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»
2009 Best Waxing

Leila Garczynski, Exhale

When testing this category, one might expect things to get a little uncomfortable. But unsanitary? Thanks, but no thanks! (In truth, some of the most [...] read more»
2008 Best Waxing, Bikini

Alison Braverman, Etant

Chatty and lightning-quick, the self-described perfectionist will put you at ease, show you how to breathe, and get you (and every last one of your [...] read more»
2008 Best Waxing

Katherine Silva, Beaucage

No matter the crevice or curve, unwanted hair has nowhere to hide from this ultrathorough aesthetician. Silva tailors her attack: hard wax for certain hair [...] read more»
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 [...] read more»