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Meet MaryKate McInerney of Kissed in West Roxbury

Today we’d like to introduce you to MaryKate McInerney.

MaryKate, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I graduated from Assumption College with an accounting major in 2014. After graduation, I briefly worked for a bank, but I quickly realized that accounting/finance was not my calling.

Skincare had always been an obsession of mine, so I decided to attend the Catherine Hinds Institute of Esthetics in 2014. I later graduated as a Licensed Esthetician from their Master Esthetics (1,200-hour) program with an extensive background in cosmetic products and ingredients.

In high school and my early years in college, I frequently worshipped the sun. Whether I chose to lie outside or visit a tanning bed, I was constantly chasing a tan. When I began esthetic school, I soon learned how damaging the sun, and the radiation it emits, is for the skin. I found out that the sun is the greatest cause of damaged, prematurely aged skin.

I was educated about the body’s largest organ and the harm I had caused to mine over the years, but I still wasn’t ready to embrace my Irish complexion. As a result, I became passionate about airbrush tanning. After a couple of years in the beauty industry, I established Kissed, an organic airbrush tanning service, as a much healthier and safer method for obtaining a glowing appearance. My hope is to educate people on the importance of skin health and other alternatives to sun tanning that look just as natural.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Testing and educating myself on all of the different professional tanning solutions on the market. It has been time consuming, but I have made sure that the colors I offer will meet the needs of all types of skin tones and shades, while only using the most natural, healthiest, and safest ingredients available.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
At Kissed, only use the most natural and beneficial solution is used. The solution is completely customizable, derived from organic sugar beets, 100% Vegan (PETA approved), and fragrance + paraben free.

It also contains naturally derived aloe vera, which helps to moisturize the skin, providing a longer lasting airbrush tan that fades evenly. Every color contains powerful antioxidants, which reduce the signs of aging and help fight free-radical damage in the skin.

Contact Info:

  • Address: Opening in May!
    166 Spring Street
    West Roxbury, MA 02132
    Mobile Appointments Available!
  • Website:
  • Phone: 857-400-9062
  • Email:

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