Best of Boston

2017 Best Waxing

Exhale Back Bay

We’ll admit, a bikini wax is not the most enjoyable reason to visit Exhale’s pristine Arlington Street outpost—but the spa’s serene vibes, privacy-ensuring labyrinthine layout, and fully stocked locker rooms make an, ahem, hair-raising visit as bearable as humanly possible. And thanks to the efficient deployment of the non-irritating, soy-based wax, all it takes is a few deep breaths before you’re refreshed and on your way.

28 Arlington St., Boston, 617-532-7000,