Best Services in Boston 2012

Beauty and Wellness

2012 Best Day Spa

Fireside lounge. Penthouse roof deck. Inhalation-therapy relaxation room. The amenities at this vast Newbury Street retreat are top-notch—as are the always-invigorating services. Whether you stop in for a deep-hydration facial...

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2012 Best Hair Salon

The meticulous stylists at Bradley & Diegel have a lot to offer—razor-sharp cuts, perfectly placed highlights, soothing shampoos. Unlike at other high-end spots, however, they offer these things sans snobbery,...

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2012 Best Facial

Skoah’s slogan is “personal training for your skin,” and yes, a facial here is honestly one of our favorite workouts. All that deep cleansing and extracting while we kick back...

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2012 Best Car Wash

Your trusty auto deserves some proper pampering, and the friendly staffers at Allston Car Wash are happy to oblige. Choose from the extensive menu of services, then watch as your...

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2012 Best House Cleaner

The Maids didn’t so much clean our apartment as unleash a hellfire of spic-and-span. Wearing vacuums on their backs and armed with motorized bottles (seriously), the housecleaners left no corner,...

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2012 Best Interior Designer

Polly Lewis and Maribeth Brostowski are carefully guarded secrets among Boston’s glitterati. The designers have incredible taste and restraint, and we adore their pluck. Just one example of their fine...

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2012 Best Mechanic

Your parents’ mechanic was honest and treated the family Cadillac like a fourth child. Car doctors like that may be endangered these days, but they aren’t extinct—not while Harry Nesdekidis...

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2012 Best Florist

It takes a true artist to put flowers together with panache. New Leaf Flores co-owners Jeb Taylor and Daniel Lopez-Ospina craft stunning floral designs with a twist—be it an unexpected...

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2012 Best Shoe Repair

After clomping around the city for a few years, our Italian-leather boots were in dire need of a makeover. “Oy. You must really love these,’ said this shop’s proprietor as...

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2012 Best Tailor

When the tower of too-big thrift-store finds and too-long jeans in our closet threatens to topple, we head straight to Flavio Antonio Rivas and his affable team, who nip and...

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Health and Fitness

2012 Best Health Club

Pro athletes, cops, Harvard professors, and grandmas join this hard-core Everett gym to get stronger, faster, and better. With three levels filled with Olympic weight-lifting platforms, boxing bags, and kettlebells,...

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