Never Leave Home Without…

Never leave home without your SUNSCREEN!

It is finally Spring time. The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and the sun seems to be shining a little bit brighter. Whether you are going for a jog at the park, lunch on the patio, or just driving to and from work, don’t forget the one thing you should never leave home without…your daily Sun Protection!

DID YOU KNOW that UV rays cause 90% of premature aging? Daily use of sunscreen can not only help prevent premature aging but can also slow aging in middle-aged men and women. It is important to the health of your skin that you wear at least SPF 15 as a part of your daily skin care regimen.

Are you looking for a fabulous, lightweight, non-greasy SPF that you can wear everyday under your makeup or as a moisturizer on-the-go? Look no further than Gia Marina! We carry Jan Marini’s Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33. This invisible, hydrating and weightless sunscreen feels amazing and smells great for the ultimate in daily wearability. The fast-absorbing formula features microscopic sponges for additional oil control. Antioxidant Daily Face Protectant SPF 33 provides broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection to decrease the risk of premature skin aging. It truly is a sunscreen you’ll love to wear.


For additional protection, check out our Jane Iredale foundations, most of which contain an SPF 15 or greater. Read about the different foundations here.


Don’t forget about your lips! Jane Iredale’s Lip Drink SPF 15 Lip Balm really is a drink for the lips. It is smooth, hydrating, and makes your lips feel quenched and protected. It is great to wear alone or under your favorite Jane Iredale lipsticks, stains, plumpers, and glosses.


As you embrace the warmth and glow of the sun, just remember how damaging the UV rays are to your skin when it is unprotected. Never leave home without your sunscreen. Come visit Gia Marina to see which SPF products will most benefit you and your beautiful skin! 

The Today Show visits!


The Barefoot Bride and the Trash Dress.

The Today Show Visits!


The Barefoot Brides’ very own Bridechilla, Shelby Swink, and The Today Show stopped by for a visit last night. The Bride’s wedding dress is displayed at the front of our sister boutique, The Barefoot Bride!!! Congrats to Shelby for her courage! And if anyone has seen the wedding dress, its quite a site to see. It looks like it should be in an art museum. Very beautiful and definitely colorful! Watch the video link below, and see if you can find Shelby sitting at our very own Gia Marina front desk checking her emails. How cool!


ColorProof Hair Care

At Gia Marina we carry ColorProof Evolved Color Care hair products. ColorProof is a complete line of professional luxury hair care products designed and developed by Pureology founder Jim Markham exclusively for color-treated hair.

WHY ColorProof?

All hair color fades with time due to shampooing with harsh surfactants, heat styling, and environmental factors such as exposure to UVA/UVB rays. All of these factors lessen the pigments deposited in the hair, thus causing color to fade.

ColorProof utilizes extraordinary next generation sulfate-free, salt-free surfactants to super gently cleanse hair without stripping color along with a variety of other key ingredients to deliver unsurpassed color and heat protection, and incredibly shiny, vibrant, healthy hair.

ColorProof has 4 different systems + detox products + styling products.

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MOISTURE SYSTEM: Designed for color treated hair in need of hydration. Infuses hair with deep luxurious moisture and color protection. SuperRich Moisture ShampooCondition, DeepQuench Moisture Masque, & WickedGood Weightless Shine Spray

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VOLUME SYSTEM: Designed for color treated hair in need of body and fullness. Voliminous. Vibrant. Stunning. SuperPlump Volumizing Shampoo, Condition, PowderFix Instant Volume Texture, & LiftIt Foam Mousse

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CRAZYSMOOTH SYSTEM: 4-STEP System to create remarkably smooth, extremely shiny hair with absolutely zero frizz. CrazySmooth Anti-Frizz Shampoo, Condition, Extreme Shine Treatment Oil, PlushLocks Leave-In Smooth, Anti-Frizz Treatment Masque, & RadicallySmooth Anti-Frizz Serum

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TRUCURL: Delivers curl-perfecting, frizz-defying, shine-boosting results while deeply quenching thirsty curls. Gives curls structure while nourishing and providing weightless hydration. TruCurl Perfecting Shampoo, Condition, Anti-Frizz Oil, & Curl Perfecting Creme

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MUST-HAVES: Renew and Restore. Create a clean slate for perfection. ClearItUp Detox Shampoo, PureRelease Instant Detangle, & DrySpell Color Protect Dry Shampoo

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STYLE: Get body. Get control. Get the perfect blow-dry. HeatProof Anti-Frizz Blow Dry Creme, PerfectPlay Style Gel, FiberBlast Texture Creme, PowerSculpt Hard Hold Gel, & ControlCraze Style and Shine Creme

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FINISH: Fine mist sprays deliver the weightless hold you crave and the glossiest shine possible. AllAround Flexible Hold Hairspray, UtraMarathon Strong Hold Hairspray, & HumidityRx Anti-Frizz WeatherProof Spray

EVERY ColorProof Product is:

  • 100% Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • Sulfate-Free/Salt-Free
  • Paraben-Free
  • Free of Known Carcinogens
  • Keratin-Free
  • Phthalate-Free
  • PABA-Free
  • Mineral Oil-Free
  • Biodegradable Formulas
  • Sustainable
  • Never Tested on Animals

Cyndii Jo, our amazing hairstylist at Gia Marina, uses all ColorProof products and recommends them for all hair types.

Cyndii Jo is a full-service hair stylist who expertly cuts, colors, and styles all hair types (men and women). Call us to schedule your appointment with her and call us with any ColorProof questions you may have! Try ColorProof today! Your hair will thank you!


Pretty Ties

Gia Marina has a NEW product to offer just in time to stuff some stockings…custom-made PRETTY TIES!


Our PRETTY TIES are elastic, hand-knotted hair ties.

  • Pretty ties are gentle on your hair and do not leave a crease.
  • They stretch to support any hairstyle.
  • Pretty ties do not pull and dent your hair like traditional ponytail holders.
  • You can also wear them as bracelets and ensure that you always have a hair tie with you when you need one.
  • Pretty ties are completely hand washable.

Our PRETTY TIES are sold individually and as a set of 4. We have many different kinds and colors, and we have some sparkly holiday PRETTY TIES available now! If you have a guy in your life with some long locks, we also have GUY TIES!

PRETTY TIES are sold at Gia Marina and other local Memphis shops. Also, stay tuned for our upcoming online shop where you can buy PRETTY TIES and more!

Come get your Gia Marina PRETTY TIES and call us to find out where else you can find them. 901.685.5020




Why Mineral Makeup?

At Gia Marina, we use JANE IREDALE makeup, and we are here to tell you why it is our FAVORITE makeup and the BEST makeup for your skin!

Jane Iredale has 5 different mineral foundations. Find out which one is right for your skin type and the coverage you desire!

1PUREPRESSED BASE (pressed powder)

This weightless, oil free powder provides a semi-matte finish with sheer to medium coverage. It conceals and provides an SPF 20. It is very water-resistant, and it also prevents moisture loss.





 AMAZING BASE (loose powder)

This weightless, oil free loose powder provides a radiant, dewey finish with sheer to medium coverage. It is a highly-pigmented powder that provides and all-day coverage. SPF 20.



3 LIQUID MINERALS (treatment serum with pigment)

This pigmented treatment serum diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimizes pores, and evens out skin tones with sheer to medium coverage. It plumps, hydrates, and nourishes the skin. Liquid Minerals helps to calm inflammation and visually perfects and covers redness.




DREAM TINT (tinted moisturizer)

This oil-free and lightweight tinted moisturizer is hydrating and also helps prevent water loss. It provides sheer to medium coverage with SPF 15. It calms inflammation and improves skin elasticity.



5GLOW TIME (BB cream)

This full-coverage mineral BB cream nourishes and moisturizes the skin. It is water resistant and provides an SPF 25. Glow Time covers blemishes, minimizes pores, disguises wrinkles, and smoothes and brightens skin. 




Jane Iredale is THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP. The mineral foundations are great for your skin and will not clog your pores. The powders are anti-bacterial and do not contain any fillers such as talc or potential skin sensitizers. Most of the foundations provide four important functions in one: foundation, concealer, sunscreen, and active skin care benefits.

Come see us to get color-matched and find the perfect foundation for your skin!

“The most beautiful cosmetic you can wear is a healthy skin.” ~Jane Iredale

It’s Time to Shed That Summer Skin

Sadly summer is coming to end, but fall is just around the corner! It’s time to shed that dead skin from the summer and reveal a fresh, smooth complexion for the autumn season.

What better way to do that than with GLYCOLIC ACID! Let us tell you a little bit about glycolic acid, its benefits, and what we have to offer here at Gia Marina.

What is glycolic acid?

Glycolic acid is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) derived from cane sugar. Glycolic acid is an exfoliator. It safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, bringing fresh new skin to the surface. Using glycolic acid:

  • Reduces fine lines and signs of premature aging by increasing cell turnover
  • Can help lighten discoloration of the skin, such as sun spots or age spots
  • Releases and dissolves dead skin cells, clearing up blocked pores and blackheads

What services do we offer?

beauty salon, facial peeling mask with retinol and fruit acidsGLYCOLIC PEELS!

We use Jan Marini’s 40% glycolic peels to provide your skin with a gentle resurfacing. These are great “lunch time peels” because they are quick and can be easily done on your lunch break. Experience skin rejuvenation from a series of multiple treatments with minimal to no visible skin peeling. Check out the glycolic peels that we offer here!

The glycolic peels are most effective when you are using the proper skincare products at home. It is important to not only receive the treatments regularly (every 4-6 weeks) but to also do your part to care for your skin daily at home. Which brings us to our…

Jan-Marini-Skin-ResearchGLYCOLIC CLEANSERS!

At Gia Marina, we carry Jan Marini Skin Research skincare products. Jan Marini has two excellent glycolic cleansers that gently exfoliate the skin. These cleansers are most effective when used daily with the Jan Marini Skin Care Management system.

The BIOGLYCOLIC FACE CLEANSER is a 12% glycolic cleanser that provides deep follicular cleansing and resurfacing, leaving the skin feeling clean, soft, and hydrated.

The BIOGLYCOLIC OILY SKIN CLEANSING GEL is a 12% glycolic gel cleanser that deeply cleans and cuts through oil leaving skin feeling exceptionally clean and soft.


Call Gia Marina today to schedule your glycolic peel, and come in and try out our products!


Do You Dare to Dermablade?

Facial Treatment Gia Marina is now offering Dermablade! We receive many questions about what Dermablading is and how it will effect the regrowth of the hair, so we are here to answer all your questions about Dermablading today!

What is Dermablading?  Dermablading is a procedure that gently removes fine vellous facial hair (peach fuzz) using a sterile surgical blade. Dermablading exfoliates the outer layer of dead skin, resulting in a more refined, smooth, glowing appearance. Products also penetrate the skin better following a Dermablade treatment.

Does the hair grow back thicker?  Hair returns softly and does not become coarser because of this treatment. The hair removed with a Dermablade treatment is the fine vellous hair (peach fuzz) found on a woman’s cheeks, jaw, and neck. It differs from terminal hair which is the course hair on the legs, underarms, and brows. When vellous hair is cut, the structure of the hair is not damaged, therefore it does not grow back any thicker.

How often should I receive this treatment?  The normal skin growth cycle is around 30 days and since Dermablading removes about 2-3 weeks worth of dead skin cells, it is best to wait 3-4 weeks between treatments.

Can I combine a Dermablade with other treatments?  Absolutely! A chemical peel or facial following a Dermablade is an excellent way to ensure that the products penetrates the skin deeper and more evenly.

Are there any other benefits to receiving a Dermablade treatment?

Regular Dermablade treatments can potentially:

  • Diminsh fine lines
  • Smooth acne scarring
  • Improve skin tone and texture
  • Generate new healthy cell growth
  • Enhance penetration of skin care products

All of our Dermablade treatments at Gia Marina are performed by our experienced and licensed Aesthetician Sarah. Do your skin a favor and schedule a Dermablade today! 901-685-5020


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Gia Marina is the Mid-South’s beauty oasis right in the heart of East Memphis.  Our mission is to bring out the natural beauty in you so that you leave feeling confident about our products, our services and most of all, yourself.

Gia Marina specializes in eyebrows, lashes and makeup application and also offers a variety of high-end beauty products for purchase.  We are proud purveyors of the fabulous Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics , Jan Marini Skin Research, Winks eyelashes by Georgie Beauty, and newly added is Keratin Complex hair smoothing products.

Come by for a visit – you won’t be disappointed!