Keeping up appearances is crucial for the Hollywood glitterati, so naturally Los Angeles has a variety of ways to help its famous residents stay fresh-looking and camera-ready. From a tailor-made facial for brightening post-party skin to a spa package that combats jet lag, here is a look at how Tinseltown beautifies itself.
Pressed Juicery’s Juice Cleanses
You are what you drink seems to be the philosophy behind Pressed Juicery, a
delivery service that has locations in celeb-populated neighbourhoods like
Malibu, Brentwood and West Hollywood. It serves a variety of raw, unpasteurized
juices that purport to aid in detoxing one’s system. Order up a bottle of Detox
1, made up of lemon juice, cayenne pepper and filtered water, or commit to a
cleanse package like Cleanse 3, which is
described as being “for detox lovers” as it is heavily vegetable based and has
the lowest sugar levels of the three cleanses. At $70 a day for a package of
six juice bottles (you can opt for the three-day program or five-day), this
health kick is not for the struggling actor. But it is extremely popular among
stars like Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie and Elijah Wood.
Spa’s Flight Recovery
Since jet-setting around the world can wreak havoc on a starlet’s mental
health, not to mention complexion, Pasadena’s Huntington Spa created a
special package specifically to help relieve jet lag. The $290 two-hour
treatment is comprised of an herbal salt scrub, a tension-relieving Chuan
Harmony Massage (a full body oil massage using acupressure and relaxation
massage techniques) and a foot massage.
After hitting the award party circuit, even the most gorgeous stars need help,
and many, like Kirsten Dunst and Robert Downey Jr usually flock to Sonya
Dakar’s skin clinic to find it. The $350 Hangover Facial, with
its deep cleansing, detoxing and de-puffing treatment, aims to make one look
well-rested, even after attending the after, after, after-soiree.
Red Carpet Ready services
For the awards season (until 31 March), this Beverly Hills spa located in the
Montage Hotel offers a series of treatments to get its clients ready for the big show. TV actress Azita Ghanizada
from Body of Proof recently splurged on the Lifetime Achievement Award
treatment: an hour-long massage and facial, a mani/pedi, a blowdry and a style.
Prices range from $185 to $375 depending on the treatment, and special event
makeup application is also available for an additional $100.
Caroline Pardilla is the Los Angeles
Localite for BBC Travel. She also writes Carolineoncrack.com.