Facialists with a stellar technique are a find. We just wish we didn’t have to tell you their names! Shortlisting the best in the business, countrywide, nominated for Best Facialist are …
Ruth Burke, Howth Haven
Set on Howth’s harbour-front, the backdrop to Ruth Burke’s facial calisthenics couldn’t be more rejuvenating. It’s a hideaway to retire to when you need a little TLC. Your skin will glow with a maritime flush (sea legs optional).
Rachel Walsh, Sanctum Skincare Clinic
In a room with a view, overlooking Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Square, proprietor Rachel Walsh offers a unique approach to skincare. Drawing from her background in Chinese medicine, she leaves skin feeling renewed through a combination of holistic therapies fused with cosmetic science. East meets West meets complexion coalition.
Elaine Butler-Doolin, Bespoke Beauty
This dermis doyenne has a dexterous skill when it comes to facial salvation. When she’s not treating the complexions of her Dublin clients, you’ll catch a bubbly Elaine on TV educating the nation with her beauty know-how.
Michelle McDonagh, Michelle’s Beauty Rooms, Galway
The eponymous Michelle McDonagh looks after the beautiful tribeswomen of the West. Not only is her technique numero uno, she’s always first to introduce the hottest skincare lines and treatments.
Sinead Doherty, Complete Beauty, Co Mayo
Sinead is Ballina’s authority on face fundamentals. She’ll re-tune your skin antenna until it sounds less Bee Gees and more Beyoncé. With a roster of returning clients, Complete Beauty feels like a second home.
Eavanna Breen, Akina
Expect expert analysis and a tailored treatment at the hands of Akina’s Eavanna Breen. Advanced aesthetics is where it’s at. Facials in this Temple Bar retreat rescue, revive and restore skin’s natural luminosity.