Define. Skin Care & Esthetics

Define. Skin Care & Esthetics

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Your skin is your largest organ, and Define. Skin Care and Esthetics is here to help keep it healthy.


Candace Matsuda, Jamie Matsey, Emily Gallagher, founders of Define. Skin Care and Esthetics met in beauty school where they studied the field of esthetics. They’ve since become close friends, and now business partners.


“The three of us love everything beauty related and enjoy educating others,” says Gallagher. “Candace has been an aspiring make up artist for years. I have been doing freelance make up applications and filming beauty videos via YouTube, inspiring girls to be confident and showing them how to apply makeup in a more basic manner as well as different styles.”


Matsuda, Matsey and Gallagher wanted to reach out to people who were interested in learning more about the upkeep of their skin’s overall well-being. So, they created a serene environment for people to relax and receive a healthy dose of pampering. “Candace and I came up with the idea for the brand last year. That’s when we started discussing the notion over lunch, generating names, figuring out our vision and brainstorming what services we could offer to the public,” Gallagher explains. “Finally, we just said ‘Let’s make it happen!'”


Define. Skin Care and Esthetics officially opened in July 2014 with a grand opening event for the public that offered gift bags, door prizes, skin readings and chair massages.


Since then, business for Define. Skin Care and Esthetics has been booming and is off to a great start, according to Gallagher. “In our first two months we have accumulated a good client base,” Gallagher adds. “[They] seem to be eager to try out their high standard services and learn more about how to maintain the healthy glow everyone seeks.”


The day spa offers up a wide variety of services, including facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, make up and lash application, waxing, and relaxation massages. Prices range from $10 to $150. “We educate our clients during every service, striving to teach them all about their skin and what they can do to target their concerns,” adds Gallagher. “We also promote different products that they can use at home to maintain a good complexion, outside of our facilities.”


What makes Define. Skin Care and Esthetics unique? “Some spas tend to be cramped and full of commotion,” says Gallagher. “One aspect that makes our day spa unique is the tranquil and calming environment; in addition to our exclusive focus on skin care services.”


To learn more about Define. Skin Care and Esthetics, visit or “like” them on Facebook.

Events and Editorial Intern - Megan Baker is currently pursuing her Bachelor's in Marketing with a minor in Journalism at the University of Cincinnati. As an editorial intern, Megan is responsible for writing bi-weekly articles for various categories, in addition to working several events hosted by Cincy Chic. She aspires to work as an editorial wardrobe stylist for a high fashion magazine such as Vogue, to one day become a successful, published author and also to travel the world. Aside from working hard toward achieving her goals, Megan lives her life as a fashion connoisseur, coffee addict, and cherishes time spent with her family and close friends. Contact her at