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Best Tanning Specialist


by IMAGE
27th Feb 2014
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Gone are the days when tan meant tangerine. An overall mahogany mask has (thankfully) been replaced by a healthy warmth from within. Don’t expect muddy ankles, patchy knees or a waft of biscuit when tended to by this set. We’ve heard they can even enhance muscle definition and trim tummies with some sleuth shading! Cork, Dublin and Kildare-based, the nominees for Best Tanning Specialist are ?

Sharon Berns, Body Connection Spa

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Body Connection Spa’s resident tanner tour de force is Sharon. A favourite with the Castleknock crew, her talent for tone and gift for glimmer will leave you feeling hot, whatever the weather.

Gemma McBride, Revive

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Set in leafy Dublin 6, Gemma at Revive is the queen of chroma customisation. She’ll advise you on what suits your complexion best before turning your skin a shade of summer. Pale, Irish ruddiness no more, you’ll hear steel drums every time you catch your reflection.

Sinead Buckley, Vedas Beauty

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Tanning at Vedas Beauty under the watchful eye of Sinead feels like a day at the beach. Her phenomenal know-how, coupled with spa-like facilities mean you won’t want to leave. When you do, however, you’ll be in a holiday haze.

Lorna McCabe, Anrol Hair and Beauty

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Anrol is Lorna backwards – there’s your beauty lesson for the day! Nothing short of a perfectionist, proprietor Lorna is seriously skilled and will give you a tan that looks and feels like the real thing, you’ll want to Instagram it immediately.

Colette O?Sullivan, Porcelain Makeup & Beauty

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Based down south, where the sun shines, Colette has a knack for knocking out bronzed goddesses. It’s not just the gleam that keeps her clientele coming back for more; her warm disposition means you’ll never feel the cold in her salon.

Katie Fox, Carter Beauty

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You’ll be cocoa crazy about your colour from Katie at Carter Beauty. With a tanning technique to rival the rays of Helios, your skin will thank you for choosing the un-ageing option. In fact, with this youthful sheen, you might even get carded!