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Our weekly series Get Right for Summer has one aim: to make sure you're completely beautified before the thermostat hits 90. Whether you're in the market for a new manicurist or you want to try your luck at getting faux bronzed, we'll tell you where to go.


Bliss Spa at the W Boston Hotel

Waxing—the dreaded final step in your beach prep. These five local spas and salons are waiting with a variety of waxes and strips in hand to make sure your skin is smooth from head-to-toe, but they are especially focused on the ultra-sensitive bikini region.


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1. Skin & Body Works

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77 Holland Street
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 623-9100
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Davis Square denizens have strong opinions on the wax work of Priscilla at Skin & Body Works, where she is known to give a clean, in-and-out, 15 minute $45 Brazilian. Can't beat it. [Photo]

2. Jacquelyn's Day Spa

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107 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110
(978) 495-2242
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Jacquelyn Ezzell, longtime waxing pro, boasts a pain-free touch and well-priced menu ($25 bikni, $45 Brazilian, $75 full leg with bikini). Enjoy a gentle, essential oil lavender wax and perhaps book a facial or massage in your same trip. You can even text her for appointments. Also keep in mind that embedded within the same space is Solace Wax, run by Liz Johnston, offering a bikini starting at $30 and Brazilian $65+. [Photo]

3. Bliss Spa at W Boston

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100 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 261-8747
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National chain Bliss is known for a painless, unparalleled waxing menu. While not the cheapest hair removal of the bunch, it is predictably on-point and centrally located within the W Hotel. With a $35 basic bikini and $75 Brazilian, the spa also offers a "Betweeny" option for $55. Combine any with a full or partial leg, or try its add-on "Bikini Ingrown Eliminator" exfoliation treatment (15-minutes, $70). [Photo]

4. Body by Blo

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157 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 426-0874
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This Seaport District newcomer is linked to the Blo blow dry bar concept, offering a competitively priced waxing menu along with a nail bar for full-service beautifying. A traditional bikini runs you $25, while a thong wax ($40) is smooth on the sides, front, and back. Finally, a Brazilian rings in at $50. [Photo]

5. Karen Golden Skin Care

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308 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 738-4700
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Karen and Page, a Best of Boston-winning duo, leave no stray behind at this Coolidge Corner spot specializing in bikinis ($45) and Brazilians ($65). Keep in mind though that they are in-demand, so clients often book weeks in advance, and only accept cash. [Photo]

1. Skin & Body Works

77 Holland Street, Somerville, MA 02144
Davis Square denizens have strong opinions on the wax work of Priscilla at Skin & Body Works, where she is known to give a clean, in-and-out, 15 minute $45 Brazilian. Can't beat it. [Photo]
77 Holland Street
Somerville, MA 02144

2. Jacquelyn's Day Spa

107 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02110
Jacquelyn Ezzell, longtime waxing pro, boasts a pain-free touch and well-priced menu ($25 bikni, $45 Brazilian, $75 full leg with bikini). Enjoy a gentle, essential oil lavender wax and perhaps book a facial or massage in your same trip. You can even text her for appointments. Also keep in mind that embedded within the same space is Solace Wax, run by Liz Johnston, offering a bikini starting at $30 and Brazilian $65+. [Photo]
107 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02110

3. Bliss Spa at W Boston

100 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116
National chain Bliss is known for a painless, unparalleled waxing menu. While not the cheapest hair removal of the bunch, it is predictably on-point and centrally located within the W Hotel. With a $35 basic bikini and $75 Brazilian, the spa also offers a "Betweeny" option for $55. Combine any with a full or partial leg, or try its add-on "Bikini Ingrown Eliminator" exfoliation treatment (15-minutes, $70). [Photo]
100 Stuart Street
Boston, MA 02116

4. Body by Blo

157 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210
This Seaport District newcomer is linked to the Blo blow dry bar concept, offering a competitively priced waxing menu along with a nail bar for full-service beautifying. A traditional bikini runs you $25, while a thong wax ($40) is smooth on the sides, front, and back. Finally, a Brazilian rings in at $50. [Photo]
157 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210

5. Karen Golden Skin Care

308 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Karen and Page, a Best of Boston-winning duo, leave no stray behind at this Coolidge Corner spot specializing in bikinis ($45) and Brazilians ($65). Keep in mind though that they are in-demand, so clients often book weeks in advance, and only accept cash. [Photo]
308 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446