Best Services in Boston 2013

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Beauty and Wellness

2013 Best Massage

At this integrative health center four floors above Copley Square, our therapist kicked off the 80-minute massage by asking about problem areas and preferences—and actually listened. After guiding our limbs...

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2013 Best Pedicure

Jeanne Lee doesn’t shy away from problem toes—no, she specializes in them, taking the time to rigorously cleanse, file, buff, exfoliate, and massage before unscrewing the cap to your desired...

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2013 Best Blowout

We’ve visited those trendy blowout bars, but found that pointing to a menu to order a hairstyle—not to mention being swiftly herded from sink to chair and out the door...

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2013 Best Facial

Brad Duncan is the best kind of aesthetician. He isn’t an alarmist, he doesn’t push product, and, as years of sun damage and bad living dissolve under gentle fruit enzymes,...

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2013 Best Waxing

Bikini waxing is like (repeatedly) sitting on a tack, naked, as a stranger watches. Aside from the mind-numbing pain, the experience is just embarrassing. Emily Payne has seen—and waxed—it all,...

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2013 Best Florist

Earlier this year, Lotus relocated from Columbus to Tremont, and on crisp days, the shop’s ambrosial array of flowers spills out onto the sidewalks. Watch the weekly parade of dramatic...

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2013 Best Tailor

To find Jerry’s, look for the door between Uno Chicago Grill’s two patios. Push it open. Walk down the hall to the slide-gate elevator. Take it up to the fourth...

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2013 Best Car Wash

Most car washes charge you $20 to roll your vehicle under a few spritzers and a blow dryer. At Allston, that same amount gets you full doors-to-floors tidying. (Want just...

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2013 Best Pet Grooming

Sorry to disappoint Clint Eastwood fans, but this much-loved dog spa and shop is named for owner Michelle Fournier’s Lab-retriever mix. Pooches are the stars here as groomers lovingly shampoo,...

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2013 Best House Cleaner

Few things are more intimate than hiring someone to clean your home. Tremendous Maid, thankfully, is all business: Fill out an Internet request form with your square footage and home...

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