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Ireland’s top 7 wedding facialists

They say that skin prep should start between 8 and 12 months from your wedding date.

Yes, the mysterious ‘they.’ Although this was confirmed to me after speaking to two different facialists (both of whom are on this list) for advice to get the best pre-wedding glow.

With so many choices these days and lots product confusion, it can be difficult to know where to start. Although your friends might mean well by offering their best skincare advice or what works for them – they are not professionals. And when it comes to pre-wedding skin, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.

Whether you’re looking for a day-before facial or someone to take you on the journey to perfect pre-wedding skin – these are top Irish facialists and skin gurus, who truly know their shit.

Ciara Darcy Skin Coach

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Address: 28 William Street South, Dublin, D02 DX47
Products: Alumier MD, Image
Facials Prices: From €150 (sometimes there are monthly specials)
Online Skin Consultation? Yes

Offering both online and in-person consultations, Ciara is an expert in advising on problematic skin. Ciara will work with you to create a paired back and simple skincare regime that will start you on your way to that wedding glow you’re after.


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Address: 16 Fitzwilliam St. Upper, Basement Floor, Dublin 2, D02Y221
Products: Ayuna, Biologique Recherche, Deviant Skincare, Heliocare, Vitner’s Daughter
Facials Prices: From €180
Online Skin Consultation? No

Floraison is the ultimate boutique facial experience. Tucked off Fitzwilliam Square, Floraison is a hint of Heaven, and you’re almost guaranteed to float out. Dawn and Kakie are wizards regarding skin and recommendations, working with clients to make small changes to their skincare routine to get better skin – investment is suggested but not forced. Each facial is bespoke; created to help target each individual’s skin concerns. Dawn, founder, and skin goddess, also offers the ever-popular ‘Day Before Facial’ to give brides, mother-of-the-brides, and everyone in between that wedding glow.

The Facialist

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Address: Yoga Dublin, 28a Dartmouth Road, Ranelagh, Dublin 6, D06HV20
Products: Products are available after consultation.
Facials Prices: From €145
Online Skin Consultation? No

Alongside more traditional forms of tailored and bespoke facials, Sophia Woods of The Facialist also offers numerous other skin treatments, from skin needling, lasers, chemical peels, LED light therapy, and even radio-frequency therapy. For anyone looking to start their skin journey with Sophia, The Signature Facial should be the first stop. Offering advice and product suggestions, Sophia will guide you on your journey.

Institute of Dermatologists

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Address: 10 Pembroke Place, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, D04 V1W6
Products: Biologique Recherche, Cln Skincare, Elta MD Skincare and more
Facials Prices: From €165
Online Skin Consultation? No

The Institute of Dermatologists are a group of highly trained skin experts offering all sorts of skin and facial treatments like PRP and Profilo, IPL and chemical peels. The team at the Institute of Dermatologists aim to help everyone with all sorts of skin types and skin issues like acne and rosacea.

Melissa Ferguson The Facialist

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Address: 11 Thomas Street, Co Limerick
Products: Biologique Recherche, Vintner’s Daughter
Facial Prices: Bride To Be Facial from €260
Online Skin Consultation? No

Loved and recommended throughout Munster, Melissa Ferguson is the queen of skin care. Using unique non-thermal lasers, micro-needling and peels, Melissa aims to leave her client’s skin repaired, glowing and re-energised.

Monica Tolan Salon

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Address: 2 Vauxhall St, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin, K32 XC78 and Churchgate, Main Street, Malahide, K36 K072
Products: Alumier MD, Caudalie, Environ and more
Facial Prices: From €95
Online Skin Consultation? Yes

An OG in the skincare and facial game, the Monica Tolan Salon has been a go-to for Irish influencers and celebs since day dot (1980, to be exact). Now run by Monica’s daughters Corrina and Rhona, the salon is still a strong contender for anyone searching for a skin transformation in Dublin. Offering customised facials and branded facials (ie. Caudalie facials) as well as skin needling and pigment peels, the team can offer a varied package to get you to your best skin.

SKIN By Olga

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Address: 34 Donnybrook Road, Dublin, D04 P9R6
Products: Auteur, Biologique Recherche, Environ, Heliocare, Modern Botany, Valmont and more.
Facial Prices: From €195
Online Skin Consultation? Yes

Olga (and her team) are skin experts. The team will create the best skin solutions for your concerns using a combination of premium products, machines, LED light technology, and facial massage techniques. The Signature Facial is, well.. the signature facial, and it varies from person to person based on getting the best results for your skin. The team at SKIN by Olga also offers a bespoke ‘at home’ facial package.

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