Best Manicure in Boston

2015 Best Manicure

MiniLuxe

Boston

This was a winner in our 2015 Best of Boston Readers’ Poll. See all the 2015 winners…Read More

2014 Best Manicure

MiniLuxe

Getting a weekly manicure is one of life’s little luxuries, and this local chainlet has the process down to a science—literally. The salon’s "Clean Lab" uses hospital-grade sterilization techniques to…Read More

2013 Best Manicure

Wet Paint Nail Spa

Cambridge

This eco-friendly, health-obsessed nail salon does things a little bit differently—for starters, you won’t find your favorite OPI and Essie shades on offer (too many chemicals). What you do get:…Read More

2012 Best Manicure

MiniLuxe

Boston

We have one strategy when it comes to the manicure: Get in and out as fast as possible. Unfortunately, speedy service at many salons can come at the expense of…Read More

2011 Best Manicure, West

MiniLuxe

Boston

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…Read More

2010 Best Manicure

MiniLuxe

Boston

MiniLuxe garners raves for its devotion to hygiene (technicians sterilize tools in the same machines used by surgeons and dentists), but the three-year-old chain takes its perfectionism a step further:…Read More

2009 Best Manicure

Val Chiaradia, The Loft Salon and Day Spa

Boston

Perched in an uncomfortable chair, your hands bound (inevitably, an itch) while a stranger picks at your cuticles, you cant help but wonder: Is a speedy, painless, and long-lasting manicure…Read More

2008 Best Manicure

Danuta Rak, Bella Santé

Boston

Call her the nail whisperer: Having notched 20 years on Newbury, Rak can tame even the scraggliest, most ill-behaved digits into a groomed and gleaming set…Read More

2007 Best Manicure

Rose Pagliarulo, The Loft Salon + Day Spa

Boston

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…Read More

2006 Best Manicure

g2o Spa and Salon

Boston

Like sugar-free diets, most manicures rarely last the week. Inna Klim’s, on the other hand, have major staying power. The 12-year g2o veteran whips gnarly cuticles into shape, buffs and…Read More

2004 Best Manicure

Bella Santé

Boston

The staff at this low-key, blissfully relaxing spa makes having your nails buffed and polished a special occasion. Manicurists delicately file nails and trim cuticles, throwing in a tension-melting hand…Read More

2003 Best Manicure

Bella Santé

Boston

You could get a less expensive manicure at any of the walk-in salons that line Newbury Street, but will it last a blissful, chip-free week? A manicure at Bella Santé…Read More

2002 Best Manicure

Maria Rodriguez, Salon Mario Russo

Boston

A manicure by Maria Rodriguez is, hands down, a tour de force. Her perfectionist’s eye to detail (from clipping and buffing to lengthy hand massages) is impeccable, her conversation keeps…Read More

2001 Best Manicure

Bella Santé

Boston

When a manicure lasts longer than two weeks, you can consider it a work of art. Though Bella Santé excels in many other ways as a day spa, it’s the…Read More

2000 Best Manicure, City

Dolores Sanborn, Austen’s

Boston

Our nails were ugly. So when we got the tip to see Dolores at Austen’s, we were only too happy to test her out. Could our yucky stubs be transformed…Read More

2000 Best Manicure, Suburban

Faina Fedosik, Trillium

Wellesley

Be warned: Faina has a devoted following, so prepare to book at least a week ahead for an appointment. The wait is worth it for the extra-long hand massage and…Read More

1999 Best Manicure

Claudia Grimaud, Salon Mario Russo

Boston

She spends so much time on your nails you’ll think you’re her only client for the day. Grimaud pampers you with a soothing hand massage and expertly takes the rough…Read More

1998 Best Manicure

City Salon

Boston

What good is having a face that holds up against time and gravity if you neglect your hands? They’re the surest sign of a person’s true age. A manicure by…Read More

1997 Best Manicure

Ingenue Nail Salon

Boston

Ingenue specializes only in nails, and it shows. Situated in a townhouse off Newbury, its decor is welcoming and its facilities are extensive. The staff is well trained and helpful,…Read More

1995 Best Manicure

Lilly at L’Elegance

Boston

Whether your nails are as long as a soap-opera villainess’s, or chewed to the quick, Lilly will shape them to perfection…Read More

1994 Best Manicure

Bon Visage

Boston

Give your hands to Bella, whose thorough but gentle manicures and pleasant personality have attracted a justifiably devoted clientele…Read More

1993 Best Manicure, In-Office

Mary Ann Benda

Boston

Have cuticle cream, will travel. This high school biology teacher who moonlights as a Newbury Street manicurist also makes office calls…Read More

1993 Best Manicure

Mia’s Nail Salon

Boston

Mia was trained in New York, the epicenter of marvelous manicures. No wonder hers last so long…Read More

1992 Best Manicure

Beaucage

Boston

In the age of AIDS, attention to cleanliness is as important as attention to the customer. Galin lavishes attention on both…Read More

1990 Best Manicure

Beaucage

Boston

It’s worth overlooking the “healing stones” in the manicure water for the soothing hand massage…Read More

1982 Best Manicure

The Studio

Boston

Tom Green’s place offers a soothing atmosphere and a friendly staff…Read More

1981 Best Manicure

The Studio

Boston

Formerly the Nail Studio, this salon has an intimate atmosphere and good-quality service, giving owner Tom Green a devoted clientele. Try the hot protein treatment…Read More

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