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Ritual Beauty Therapy - your local skin & beauty specialist

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Ritual Beauty Therapy is a home-based beauty salon in Paremata, Porirua.

Specialising in bespoke skin and beauty rituals that nourish your skin, body and soul. 

A safe space where you can escape the modern world, relax and recharge. The salon is surrounded by peace, birdsong and gazes over the tranquil Porirua harbour.

Meet your beauty therapist…

“Ritual Beauty Therapy is a place where your skin, body and soul are treasured and nourished. A safe space that aims to lift your self-esteem. I want you to come as you are and to feel comfortable and beautiful within your own skin, without the need for invasive treatments.” 

Nicole McKinnon, Owner and Beauty Therapist

Ritual Beauty Therapy is a boutique home-based salon led by heart and backed by science. A qualified and award-winning Beauty Therapist – Nicole’s vision is her strength.

Nicole has over 27 years in the beauty industry. Therapist, creator and friend. You’ll be greeted by her warm, bubbly smile and welcomed into the salon with open arms. A place to escape, relax, recharge and enjoy a laugh together along the way.

Get to know Nicole

My loves: Family. They mean everything to me – including my beautiful teen daughter, my loving husband and my wonderful parents who live just around the corner.

Before finding my calling as beauty therapist, I worked as a chef – I feel at peace when whipping up creations – including beauty product formulations and masques.

Favourite Quote: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci

Music to my ears. I absolutely love music. Ranging from 70’s rock, 80’s chill-out, smooth jazz to alternative pop and everything in between. Unfortunately, my family don’t recommend I give up my day job to pursue a singing career.

I’m partial to a good Prosecco or two, especially when shared with family and friends.

I can’t live without a good lipstick – my all-time favourite is Quoi’s Satin Lipstick in Ginger. And, my current favourite is Quoi’s Cream Lipstick in Playful Peach.

Nicole McKinnon

Beauty & Skin Therapy Rituals
Skin Consultation

Led by heart and backed by science

“When you base your business around the real you and come from a place of total sincerity, love and service, people will feel it in everything you do.” ~ Kat Coroy

Ritual Beauty Therapy is an intuitive led beauty salon. Nicole leads with her heart, treating your skin holistically rather than using invasive treatments. With a focus on continuing, and openly sharing, her knowledge Nicole will nourish your skin, body and soul with therapeutic techniques that work for you, instead of following trends.

An internationally qualified beauty therapist Nicole has extensive training in advanced skin analysis, cosmetic chemistry, electrolysis, relaxation massage, treatment of hormonal skin conditions, Ayurvedic facial and foot massage and nutrition.

It’s the little touches that make a big difference at Ritual Beauty Therapy – soft linen, hot steam towels, chill-out sounds, tea rituals to soak in the surrounds following your treatment and you as your most relaxed version of yourself. Come as you are.

Bespoke facials – Ritual Beauty Therapy doesn’t do ordinary

Ritual Beauty Therapy is proudly known for extraordinary, not ordinary facials.

Facials that refresh, elevate and restore. Facials that gently treat skin concerns. And, an Ayurvedic Kansa face massage that reaches beyond your skin and touches your soul. 

Healthy skin is about treating you. Doing what is right, the right way and at the right time – consistently.  Nicole will never promote a quick-fix or wave a magic wand – instead, you’ll receive a bespoke treatment that helps you achieve the skin you deserve. Confidence looks good on you.

Phorest - Inspired Skincare 

I believe in alignment.

When we care for our body and mind, many more possibilities arise for us, including healthier skin (the largest organ of the body). Cortisol (a hormone produced as a result of stress), can play havoc with our skin, creating inflammation and accelerated ageing. 

With each mindful application of Phorest, let your inner beauty shine, radiant and untamed. Speak with kindness and gratitude to the reflection in the mirror, rub your hands together before gently placing your warmed, kind hands on your face.

Open your heart and let your cells light up, allowing the blend of mindfulness, science and nature dance seamlessly for skin as smooth as moonlight.

Ritual Beauty Therapy Menu


Achieve the skin you deserve. Extraordinary facials, bespoke to your skin conditions.

Refresher Facial (30mins) $79
30 minutes of bespoke luxury. The facial that will put the pep back into your day.

Elevation Facial (1 hour) $115
Elevate your skin and soul.  This bespoke facial starts with our power cleanse. We then optimise your skin function with enzyme therapy before applying a luxurious masque, toning and moisturising your skin. Includes our signature aromatic lifting and sculpting facial massage and your choice of hand or foot massage.

Signature Recovery Facial (90mins) $155
A facial like no other. It’s time to rest and recover. Experience all the luxuries and skin benefits of the elevation facial - enhanced with multiple masques, bespoke serums and finished with an eyebrow shape.

Ayurvedic Kansa Face massage (75mins) $129
A deeply relaxing, hand-crafted, natural face lift. Enhanced by the magic of the bronzed Kansa wand to tighten and rejuvenate your skin.

Acne Blitz Facial $85
Wave goodbye to acne with this medicated facial treatment. A combination of education and a bespoke treatment for your skin.

Add LED Therapy to any facial $35
Balance and stimulate skin processes. Experience the skin benefits and luxury of the LED glow.


Hair removal
Upper lip or chin wax $20
Upper lip and chin $29
Bikini or Underarm $29
Half leg wax $42
3/4 leg wax $50
G-string $35
Brazilian $59
Half leg and bikini or underarm $59         
Full leg wax $70
Full leg and bikini $79

Eyelash Tint $33
Eyebrow sculpt/shape OR tint $25
Eyebrow shape AND tint $45
Eye Trio (lash and brow tint and shape) $59
Henna brow tint including shape $60

Back, neck and shoulder massage $65
Ayurvedic Vatki foot massage (1hr) $105

15 minutes $33
30 minutes $55
45 minutes $75

Hands & feet
Shape and Polish $45
Deluxe Pedicure $89
Full Pedicure with Peel $99

Proud stockist of Aspect Dr, Kalahari & Nimue Skincare – Aspect Sunscreen – IBD Nail Polish – Brush on Block – Kiki Health nutritional supplements - Rageism & Aspect Mineral Make Up.

If you’d like to purchase or learn more about the small, curated range of retail products please contact Nicole.

Kind Words

“Nicole takes the idea of ‘beauty’ to a whole new level in her practice. It’s not just physical beauty- she actively creates a culture of beautifulness based on kindness, mindfulness, and promoting self-care. Her natural products reflect this also, which makes the ritual of using them at home a total joy. xxx” Anita

“I have been going to Nicole for many years. She’s absolutely the most lovely professional lady I have met in a long time. Nothing is too much trouble and she certainly goes above and beyond to make your appointment a wonderful experience. I live in the Wairarapa and will not go to anyone but Nicole.” – Christine

“Coming to see Nicole is wonderful. Always welcoming and relaxing. Her knowledge is amazing and having used her Kokulu Natural Skincare Mallow and Pomegranate moisturizer my skin is so healthy now. Would highly recommend and give her 10 out of 10.” -  Emma

“I highly recommend Ritual Beauty. Nicole is lovely, caring and an absolute professional. You can tell that she is doing something she loves and has a passion for. The surroundings are very relaxing and calming, and bonus is the heated bed on those cold months!” – Kirstine

“My teenage daughter had troubled skin - after trying a number of prescribed ointments, which dried out her skin and didn’t work in the long term, we visited Nicole at Ritual Beauty. Nicole’s very gentle and caring approach combined with the amazing treatments completely changed my daughters’ skin.  My daughter’s acne has almost completely gone, and her skin is looking better than ever. Thank you so much Nicole x” - Nadine

“Ritual Beauty Therapy is an oasis away from life’s craziness. Nicole is knowledgeable, skilled and so lovely. You will leave feeling made over, inside and out.” – Shelley