Best Services in Boston 2007

Beauty and Wellness

2007 Best Day Spa, Nantucket

Finding a great island spa can be a tricky business, with descriptions like “laid-back” actually translating to “remote location” and “untrained staff.” At Tresses, the efficient stylists, aestheticians, and masseurs...

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Beauty and Wellness

2007 Best Manicure

Well-manicured hands and nails are the mark of the prosperous. Which is why you’ll want to ditch the unpredictable results and spotty hygiene of quick-stop nail joints and pay a...

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2007 Best Massage

“Bloodless surgery” isn’t a phrase typically associated with spa treatments. Then again, there’s nothing typical about the way that Quincy native Moore—who coined the term to describe his massages—operates. His...

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Beauty and Wellness

2007 Best Pedicure

Whether they’ve been subjected to abuse-by-peep-toe-stiletto or simply abuse-by-pavement-pounding, city feet are often sad little appendages in desperate need of attention and pampering. Bolstered by a background in Chinese reflexology,...

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Beauty and Wellness

2007 Best Day Spa

Unlike the various do-everything McSpas around town, Bella Sante succeeds with a focused approach: extremely well-trained aestheticians; European-made products; a clean, comfortable space; and a changing slate of seasonal treatments....

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Beauty and Wellness

2007 Best Facial

New England weather can be brutal on the skin, stripping away good oils and parching a delicate puss. Skin-care mistress Caroline Frost rejuvenates tired skin with a gentle exfoliant and...

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Beauty and Wellness

2007 Best Waxing

After three decades in the business, spa owner Mkhitaryan has developed a rare power: the ability to make the most uncomfortable of beauty rituals a bit less so, and with...

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General Services

2007 Best Movers

Few people bother to write the Better Business Bureau to impart praise, but Gentle Giant, which gets 80 percent of its customers from repeats and referrals, inspires fierce and outspoken...

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2007 Best Hotel, Berkshires

Fleeing the city seems an idyllic notion, until you find yourself bunking down among doily-strewn antiques and overpowering potpourri at a B&B advertising bucolic “charm.” A rare exception is the...

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2007 Best Florist

Some florists scare you off with raggedly stocked refrigerator cases and their fondness for baby’s breath and similarly out-of-date fillers. Others make you nervous with their don’t-touch austerity (hey, where...

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2007 Best Personal Shopper

Bolstered by a fashion design background (she cofounded the children’s line Due Sorelle), the 37-year-old Neely has earned raves for her hip and highly practical consulting services, which mix the...

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2007 Best Shoe Repair

Cobblestones are charming. Replacing a $900 pair of limited-edition size 11 Louboutins because a heel snapped off in that picturesque paving material—again—is not. We scoured the city for a place...

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2007 Best Tailor

They’re not cheap, but the Rivas brothers can always be trusted to shorten a pair of jeans (miraculously keeping the original hem), nip in a slightly saggy couture gown, or...

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2007 Best Car Wash

When you were a kid, the car wash was a magical journey through a world of gigantic brushes, gushing foam, and torrents of water. Now that you’ve joined the ranks...

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2007 Best House Cleaner

Amid a flurry of cleaning services catering to on-the-go urbanites, the Jamaica Plain outpost of this national operation shows an unbeatable blend of polish and professionalism. After setting the appointment...

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Health and Fitness

2007 Best Yoga Instructor

A former Emmy-winning television producer, Leydon spices up traditional (but challenging) vinyasa-flow yoga with inspiring music and unexpected sequences to show aspiring yogis how to find their own path to...

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Health and Fitness

2007 Best Nutritionist

Reen, a registered dietitian and certified sports nutritionist and personal trainer, helped launch the life coaching program at the city’s leading fitness outpost, the Sports Club/LA. He also tends to...

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Health and Fitness

2007 Best Golf Pro

A class-A PGA pro who’s done teaching stints at the Legends Club of Tennessee and Stow Acres Country Club, Parker gives duffers a 21st-century swing at his high-tech indoor training...

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