Over her more than 20-year career, Christina Morain has blossomed from makeup artist to account coordinator for major cosmetics lines to opening Christina Morain Permanent Makeup, which transcends its namesake service through a range of skincare and waxing expertise. With her nonjudgmental demeanor and understanding of beauty's importance, Christina puts clients at ease as she defines sparse brows, highlights fading lip lines, and even corrects past permanent makeup applications. Meanwhile, 10 types of facial services take specialized approaches toward banishing blemishes, erasing fine lines, and keeping facial freckles from rearranging to spell "Wash me." To retain refreshed complexions, Christina stocks her spa's shelves with a range of beauty products from brands including Image Skincare, Dermalogica, and Cry Baby semi-permanent mascara.
Cut and Beyond is a full-service hair salon with a laid-back vibe. Friendly licensed stylists guide clients into leather styling chairs for face-flattering new cuts or to apply vivid highlights. They can also render updos for special occasions such as a wedding or prom?even if you're going to your prom and wedding on the same day. With thermal straightening and professional makeup applications also on the list of services, the cheerful green-painted salon leaves no stone unturned vis-a-vis beauty.
The team at Luminescent Health Spa believes that massage helps heal the mind, body, and spirit. To that end, they employ a variety of modalities from deep tissue and vibrational healing to Hawaiian loomi loomi massage. Elsewhere, aestheticians busy themselves soothing clients with facials, body scrubs, and body wraps, treatments aimed at refreshing clients and making them glow brighter than a light bulb planted in the world's largest potato.
Situated inside the Dublin Holiday Inn, Spa Bella Day Spa combines spa treatments with hotel luxuries such as an indoor pool, hot tub, and exclusive restaurant services during spa parties. Signature skincare services nourish complexions with Jean D'Arcel European cosmetics. Herbal-soaked linen body wraps, Dead Sea mud masks, and skin-purifying treatments beautify bodies while also ridding them of toxins and regret about offending a police horse.
Strictly French presents a menu of services for both everyday beautification and special events. Aestheticians skillfully wield clippers and dyes during haircut and hair-color appointments. Among the salon's many other specialties, 10 different types of skincare treatments freshen worn visages. They include customized facials, glycolic peels, and a specially designed "tune-up" for men's skin that harnesses the therapeutic power of ground-up footballs, even for men who have never heard of footballs. Special bridal services are also available, which can include updos for the bride, bridesmaids, and bride's mother.
Boasting over 15 years of haircare experience, Laura Marie tames unruly curls and rebellious frizz with Keratin and Pravana hair-smoothing treatments. After a brief consultation to examine each mane's texture, density, and invisibility powers, the trained hair whisperer will sheathe tendrils from root to tip with the smoothing solution of choice. The Pravana elixir coats strands in a formaldehyde-free mixture, blended with a conditioning nano-amino complex, vVitamin B5, and shea butter, whereas the Keratin treatment soothes flyaways and broken cuticles with a protein-packed mixture. After each approximately 90-minute treatment has processed, manes will be coerced into their newly straightened shape with a flat iron. Pravana’s all-natural aldehyde-free solution allows for immediate hair washing, whereas Keratin-covered heads may need to wait up to three days before introducing newly straightened locks to cap-less showering or waterfall diving. Both hair-smoothing treatments can leave tresses silky and frizz-free for 8–12 weeks, but Hair by Laura Marie does recommend the use of a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner ($18–$32 additional cost) to maintain results.