Best Services in Boston 2011

Beauty and Wellness

2011 Best Day Spa

Fresh from a move to a completely renovated space, G2O’s spa includes a bevy of places to bliss out between appointments, including the salt-air-infused Brine relaxation room, a plush penthouse...

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Beauty and Wellness

2011 Best Facial

Having endured all kinds of spa mumbo-jumbo and dubious beauty-boosting therapies (“And the final step is a blast of air from our oxygen machine….”), we began to wonder: Since when...

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Beauty and Wellness

2011 Best Waxing

While some beauty pros are notable for what they add to your look, Golden stands out for what she takes off: untamed hair, wherever it may lurk. With extreme precision...

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2011 Best Manicure, West

Germaphobes, this is your safe haven. From the single-use buffers and nail files to the individually packed, disinfected trimming tools, MiniLuxe feels cleaner than most hospital rooms. But just because...

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Beauty and Wellness

2011 Best Massage

Bella sante strikes the right combination of peaceful spa (fruit-infused water, plush furnishings) and briskly run business (in and done in half an hour). Technicians prune and preen nails into...

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Beauty and Wellness

2011 Best Massage

Bustling Ardan may not scream “relaxation.” But downstairs, as you lie on a heated massage table in a candlelit room, the commotion melts away. Massage therapist/medical aesthetician Sarah Rattet incorporates...

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2011 Best House Cleaner

Clean home, meet clean conscience. When you summon the grime busters of Somerville-based EcoClean, they come bearing only the greenest equipment and supplies: environmentally friendly microfiber cloths, nontoxic cleansers, and...

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2011 Best Dog Trainer

After suffering through trainers who merely barked advice (our ears are still ringing), we were overjoyed to discover owner Vera Wilkinson’s quiet expertise. Certified both as a dog-behavior consultant and...

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2011 Best Florist

From 1 to 3 p.m. each day, Jeb Taylor and Daniel Lopez-Ospina close up their petite J.P. shop for an afternoon siesta. Perhaps that’s when they dream up otherworldly designs...

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2011 Best Music, Used

This beloved store serves bargain hunters and obsessive collectors alike. What would be a rare find elsewhere is commonplace at Looney Tunes, especially when it comes to the jazz, soul,...

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2011 Best Car Wash

When’s the last time a car-wash attendant opened a door for you? At Allston Car Wash, staffers are always courteous to customers—and make sure to dote on their vehicles, too....

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