Maghan Morin believes in beauty accessibility; that’s why she’s made it her mission to develop a first-of-its-kind spa for women of color in Hallandale Beach. Launched in 2021, Melanated Beauty Spa caters to the different types of skin on the Fitzpatrick scale (which measures the amount of melanin in the skin, ranging from Type I to Type VII).
Morin has dealt with her own difficult skin journey. Dermatologist visit after dermatologist visit provided no relief for her severe acne, until she found a solution. “My parents spent so much money trying to figure it out,” she recalls, “but I found an aesthetician who really helped me understand how to take care of my skin.”
Morin now caters to her clients with an expansive menu of treatments, from facials and massages to body contouring, brows, and more, all with a focus on specially formulated products. “The Melanated brand is about inclusivity and people of color being seen as taking care of themselves,” she says, noting that her business also provides a professional space for aestheticians of color. “I’ve been very intentional about making sure that people feel seen when they come here.”
Clients can become a member of the “Self-Care Club” and receive two benefits per month; they can also book out the spa for events like bridal showers and birthdays. With the success of her South Florida locale, Morin plans to open a second spa in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2023.