Best of Boston

Best Waxing

2002 Best Waxing


For bashful types, waxing rooms can seem like torture cells. Well, not here: Austen puts clients at ease with his affability, competence, and expertise. Bikini […] read more»
2001 Best Waxing

Amy Kernahan, Michaud Cosmetics

No one is too hirsute for the deft hands of Amy Kernahan. She’s as adroit at Brazilian bikini waxes as she is at removing facial […] read more»
2000 Best Waxing, Eyebrow

Tammy Giuoag, Perfect Nail

Perfect Nail looks like a simply average nail-and-beauty emporium tucked into a street-level storefront behind the State House on Beacon Hill. Thank goodness appearances can […] read more»
2000 Best Waxing, Body


The delicate art of hair removal with wax is practiced with finesse and care at this self-described “studio for personal grooming.” Austens happens to be […] read more»
1999 Best Waxing

Anne-Cecile Curot, Solus

Anne-Cecile moved here three years ago from Rheims, France, bringing along her down-to-earth approach to the body. Her treatments are painfree, and that French accent […] read more»
1998 Best Waxing

Salon Nordic

Having someone else yank out your body hair can be, um, intolerable. Even first-time waxes will find it quick and painless— the best two things […] read more»
1997 Best Waxing

Anne-Cecile Curot

It’s bad enough getting waxed—best to do it in a fun, distracting atmosphere (with Donna Summer cooing softly in the background). What makes this place […] read more»
1996 Best Waxing

The Spa on Newbury

Having your body hair pulled out by its roots is never pleasant, but this elegant spa’s careful, considerate treatment makes the glamour of perfectly smooth […] read more»
1995 Best Waxing

Julie Cooke at Bon Visage

Waxing’s never fun but always necessary, especially in summer. With Julie, the ordeal almost doesn’t hurt (okay, just a little, but the silky smooth results […] read more»
1990 Best Waxing

Edith Maly at Salpini & Company

Ahhh. Quick, professional, and APAP (as painless as possible). read more»