Whether you’re laying local on Nantucket or jetting off to the Greek isles this summer, no bikini-worthy vacation is complete without a proper wax. These Boston spas will not only leave you ready to bare, they’ll keep the process as painless as possible. Do you dare?
The recipient of over 17 “Best of Boston” awards, Bella Sante is known among insiders as the bikini wax destination. Guests are greeted by a warm, knowledgeable concierge before they’re whisked away to a pre-treatment room that offers private storage for personal belongings, plush robes and slippers and proprietary-blended aromatherapy and spa essentials so they may relax before their service begins. Bella Sante’s aestheticians are well-educated and experienced–so much so that your wax (we recommend the Brazilian) is over before you knew it began.
Bella Sante is located at 38 Newbury Street, Boston, 617.424.9930
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental is the new kid in town, and unlike other luxury hotels in the area that may offer an anonymous in-room massage, this spa has earned its bragging rights: it won Boston magazine’s “Best of Boston” award for best day spa in 2009. It’s also Forbes‘ only Five-Star® spa in Massachusetts.
Mandarin Oriental is located at 776 Boylston Street, Boston, 617.535.8888
Gretchen Monahan, Bostonian mastermind and wonder-woman behind the eponymous Gretta Luxe and Gretta Cole brands, keeps her spa staff astute, assured, and accessible. Whether it’s your first time visiting the spa (in that case, we recommend a basic bikini wax), or you’re a seasoned pro (try the California bikini wax–no visit to Malibu required), Gretta Cole’s staff will answer your every question and query, and with smiles on their faces.
Gretta Cole is located at 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, 617.266.02166
A Back Bay gem, one of Exhale Spa’s many facets, in addition to its serious variety of mind and body works, is its waxing services. Much like its other speciazlied programs, you can have your wax customized as specifically as you’d like it to be–just ask for a “tailored wax” when you book your appointment.
Exhale Spa is located at 28 Arlington Street, Boston, 617.532.7000
The Spa at Sports Club/LA
High atop the tree tops of the Boston Common rests an oasis in the sky: The Spa at Sports Club/LA. Though this Ritz Carlton is residence-only, the Ritz Carlton brand echos throughout its architectually-pleasing walls. Ride the elevator to the top of the building, just a few stops shy of the penthouses, and exit into a calm departure from the chaos of the Theatre District below. The Spa’s staff will assist you in deciding which wax is best for you; truth be told, we like them all.
The Spa at Sports Club/LA is located within the Ritz Carlton, 4 Avery Street, Boston, 617.375.8200