Lime and mint walls accentuate white paper lanterns hanging in Dublin's Synergy Nail Spa, where a team of aestheticians and manicurists flutter about, sprucing up the digits and countenances of clients. Manicures and pedicures cascade across a menu of services, boasting a long-lasting Shellac mani that shrouds nails in bright CND polish alongside a paraffin wax treatment that leaves hands as smooth as a jazz quartet in a roller-skating competition. A hydropeptide facial imbues parched façades with natural antioxidants, and eyelash extensions augment peepers with synthetic lashes that boost flirtatious flutter for up to eight weeks. To lengthen locks, highlight dull coifs, or redesign head topiary, Dublin's Synergy Nail Spa's stylist will wield her skills and an overturned stool at wild manes.
While studying cosmetology at Paul Mitchell the School, Tiffani Kowalski learned the ins and outs of epidermal healing. More than five years later, the certified aesthetician demonstrates those skills inside a private treatment room with soft green walls and burnished wood floors. Here, Tiffani invites clients to slip beneath a blanket as she exfoliates, brightens, and softens complexions with mango- and pumpkin-infused chemical peels and facials. She also applies waterproof eyelash extensions, which come in a variety of lengths and thicknesses, to define eye lines and uses Jane Iredale cosmetics to create a range of looks, from dramatic evening peepers to natural, flushed cheeks.
From behind Gamma Salon's futuristic, chocolate-hued salon chairs, skilled stylists attend to manes with Kérastase, L'Oréal Professional, Inoa, and Schwarzkopf products. Before the first snip, they consult with clients to determine the best cuts and hues to complement face shapes, lifestyles, and humidity levels inside spacesuits. Additionally, stylists texturize hair with perms, add volume and length with extensions, and soften and unwind curls with relaxer treatments.
Holding titles such as licensed aesthetician and physician's assistant, the team at Skin Perfection brings years of training and expertise to their complexion-refining treatments. As experts, they have mastered a wide range of methods for restoring youthful appearances, from the microdermabrasion sessions and chemical peels that remove dull skin to the dermal fillers and injectable cheesecakes that plump up facial creases. Clinic owner Yvonne Hogue knows her way around such medical-grade products as Obagi, Skinceuticals, and Prevage MD, and her colleague and protégé Gilda Simonian builds her own repertoire of services under Hogue’s supervision.
Molly Moreno, the beauty expert behind Sublime Skin Therapy, keeps her clients looking their best with facials, waxes, and tanning treatments. She makes use of various chemical peels to tackle acne and signs of aging, and her back facials clear shoulders of blemishes and ingrown dorsal fins. Her organic spray tans give birthday suits an even, summery glow, and by applying eyelash extensions, she is able to add drama and glamor to every wink.
Since its inception as a medical skincare center in 2007, Splendor Medical Spa has blossomed into a full-service day spa maintained by a staff of aestheticians, massage therapists, and acupuncturists. With a multitude of techniques inspired by traditional Eastern medicine, the team works to assuage aches and cleanse skin. Included in the talented lineup are two doctors, who engage their medical know-how during therapeutic massages, comprehensive health consultations, reflexology treatments, and seminars on how to keep the nose from beeping in Operation. Aestheticians tackle epidermal woes alongside their medical brethren, brandishing imported Japanese and Taiwanese products from brands such as SK-II and Dr.Ci:Labo.