Best Services in Boston 2000

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Beauty and Wellness

2000 Best Day Spa

This Newbury Street destination is everything a spa should be: luxurious, tranquil, soothing, and relaxing. Yes, you can get the usual spa fare like facials, massages, and various body treatments;...

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Beauty and Wellness

2000 Best Waxing, Eyebrow

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 be deceiving: Running the show...

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Beauty and Wellness

2000 Best Blowout

Important client in town? Anniversary dinner at a fancy restaurant? Job interview? For those occasions when it’s important to have your hair looking just right, a professional blow-dry session is...

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Beauty and Wellness

2000 Best Facial

Pass through the frosted glass door to the spa area of Giuliano’s and experience the ultimate in feminine luxury. The aestheticians bustling about this girly-girls’ playhouse are absolute pros, and...

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Beauty and Wellness

2000 Best Makeup Arist

After working under the tutelage of makeup-guro-to-the-stars Bobbi Brown, Rusty has come to Boston to transform our faces. He applies makeup with Brown’s signature minimalist technique, which strives for natural,...

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2000 Best Dog Walking

Hands down, Schwartz is the most distinguished walker of dogs in the city. Gray-haired and bespectacled, Philip stalks the streets of the South End, Back Bay, and Beacon Hill with...

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2000 Best Boutique Hotel

Paul Roiff’s $21 million hotel project in Beacon Hill is the ultimate in modernity. The boutique atmosphere extends to the rooms themselves, which feature an incredible roster of amenities in...

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2000 Best Upholsterer

Don’t throw that sofa out: Getting it re-upholstered couldn’t be easier, thanks to Fabric Place. The array of chintz, cushions, bias piping, and floral repeats might be overwhelming—at last count...

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2000 Best Shoe Repair

Been missing truly great customer service in your life? Here’s some advice: Take an old or broken pair of shoes to Alexander’s. This family-owned business takes pride in its work,...

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2000 Best Movers

It is worth the hassle of moving simply for the pleasure of employing perennial winners Gentle Giant. The entire process unfolds like a dream: Book the move with a phone...

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2000 Best Framer

You know you’ve come to the right place when you read a sign that says “Unless constantly nurtured, nothing is as short-lived as a good customer.” Abiding by that philosophy,...

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Health and Fitness

2000 Best Personal Trainer

Equal parts stern taskmaster, supportive coach, exercise physiologist, and physical therapist, Michael Wood is everything a person could want in a personal trainer. His workouts will leave you stiff, but...

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Health and Fitness

2000 Best Gym

Boston Body is a gym for gym people. Nowhere else in town can compete with its variety of classes, the most popular of which is “Butts and Guts.” But the...

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Health and Fitness

2000 Best Pilates

Kathy Van Patten’s small private gym in the heart of Beacon Hill is the best home in town of the avant-garde exercise technique known as Pilates. An exercise trend since...

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Health and Fitness

2000 Best Gym, Women

Can you imagine actually looking forward to working out? We couldn’t either, until Healthworks came along. This minichain of made-for-women gyms has a solid philosophy. The gym shave state-of-the-art equipment,...

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