Best Services in Boston 1997

Beauty and Wellness

1997 Best Waxing

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 unique is Cecile, a charming...

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Beauty and Wellness

1997 Best Manicure

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 is well trained and helpful,...

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Beauty and Wellness

1997 Best Massage

There’s nothing more disappointing than a bad backrub. Go to Backworks, a clean, professional, and distinctly non-New Age storefront in the financial district. Ask for Renee, and spring for the...

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1997 Best Doorman

If you’re checking into the Ritz, you’re probably used to kid gloves anyway. But here’s a guy who not only watches your car, gets your luggage taken care of, and...

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1997 Best Florist

For a simple bouquet of wildflowers or an intricate centerpiece for your wedding, Winston wins. It stocks everything from the freshest cut stems to topiaries and potted plants, and its...

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1997 Best Car Wash

To quote ourselves from a few years back, Mattapan Car Wash is Cadillac cleaning at Corolla prices. A gentle scrubbing for only $6.50, and a thorough interior wiping and sweeping...

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1997 Best Pet Store

Thank God, an animal supermarket that hasn’t succumbed to the Chain Store Massacre. The fresh- and saltwater fish selections are astounding, with the occasional availability of stingrays, three-foot snowflake eels,...

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1997 Best Framer

The friendly folks at Framers’ Workshop give you a choice. You can simply drop off your MFA poster/diploma/illuminated manuscript, and pick it up behind glass two weeks later. Or you...

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1997 Best Pet Care

The dog lovers at Somerville’s Pet Companions never call what they do kenneling, a term which implies confinement. Those in the know refer to Pat Companions as the Ritz for...

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Health and Fitness

1997 Best Herbalist

The renowned proprietor of E. Shan Tang apothecary, Wang stocks an exotic A-Z of medicinal herbs. But his clinical expertise is what sends Bostonians flocking to him for treatment: He...

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Health and Fitness

1997 Best Acupuncture

Matsumoto is an international celebrity in her field. Part of a rising generation of specialists who have quietly revolutionalized the profession, she combines Chinese medical theory with Western pathology. Her...

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