Best Services in Boston 2001

Beauty and Wellness

2001 Best Massage

You can go to a luxurious, candlelit spa where they’ll charge you a C-note to slather lavender ointment on your aching back, or you can go somewhere where licensed therapists...

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Beauty and Wellness

2001 Best Hair Salon

Still think Vidal Sassoon is about those cheesy ’80s commercials? Not anymore. This international house has spearheaded trend after trend, and the Boston branch is particularly blessed with a dream...

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Beauty and Wellness

2001 Best Facial

The highly trained aestheticians at Giuliano are experts with the spa’s specialized Phytobiodermie line, which is based on Chinese herbal medicine. They say it’s about energy flow and biorhythms. We...

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Beauty and Wellness

2001 Best Women's Haircut

Finally: a hairdresser who actually listens to your requests and delivers. DeMarco stays away from a on-ecut-suits-all technique, preferring to update your look gradually without any sudden, drastic changes. Based...

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Beauty and Wellness

2001 Best Electrolysis

Deborah Kennedy and her associates miraculously transform the painful process of permanent hair removal into a gratifying, luxurious experience. These pros aren’t just electrologists—they’re therapists, artists, and quasi-scientists. Using top-of-the-line...

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General Services

2001 Best Framer

The unusually warm welcome is your first clue to this store’s stellar service. The patient and skilled staff takes the necessary time (a good half hour) to discuss how to...

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2001 Best Florist

If only all of life were as impeccable and seamless as it is inside these doors. We’re talking nearly across-the-board perfection—blooms meticulously cared for and healthy enough to live more...

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2001 Best Pet Care

They say trainer Jenifer Vickery thinks so much like a canine, she circles her pillow each night before hitting the hay. But she and her staff don’t just train dogs....

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2001 Best Shoe Repair

Larger and cleaner than the average cobble shop, Santacross makes shoes better than new every time. No repair work—heel replacement, restitching, waterproofing—is beyond the ability of the affable, helpful employees....

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2001 Best Tailor

No wonder fashion retailers from DKNY to Intermix use Fit. The high-quality workmanship that comes out of this elegantly appointed Newbury Street tailor shop is downright untouchable. But much of...

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2001 Best Restroom, Men's

Push through the porthole-windowed door, and you’ll swear you’ve walked into the design equivalent of that old “Sprockets” routine from Saturday Night Live. Everything here is in ridiculous conflict: Stately...

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2001 Best Car Service

The driving force behind Boston’s corporate power brokers is, literally, this professional and prompt company. Drivers are consistently courteous but not too chatty, and always arrive at their destinations a...

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Health and Fitness

2001 Best Gym

These days, “gym” is such a bandied-about catchword, people barely know what it means anymore. Well, we do. It means a no-frills establishment where people come to sweat, not be...

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