HAIR AND MAKEUP HAVE ALWAYS BEEN RED CARPET ESSENTIALS FOR A-LISTERS, BUT EQUALLY IMPORTANT IS A LIFTED, LIT-FROM-WITHIN COMPLEXION. THESE HOLLYWOOD FACIALISTS AND TRANSFORMATIVE TREATMENTS ARE GOTOS WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING EVENT-PREPPED. HERE ARE THE EXCLUSIVE HEAD-TO-TOE TREATMENTS TO BOOK THIS EMMY SEASON AND BEYOND.
A peek inside Vargas’ spa at Sunset Tower. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Joanna Vargas PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Head to Joanna Vargas’ spa at the Sunset Tower hotel for head-to-toe services that leave a long-lasting glow. Start with the collagen and elastin-triggering Triple Crown facial, which incorporates a combination of microdermabrasion, microcurrent and oxygen-infused therapy to refine, lift and tone the skin. Then, move on to The Rub, a full-body treatment that works in an exfoliating diamond peel, a hot towel cleanse and a nourishing massage with shredded coconut and coconut oil—both of which have anti-inflammatory and ultramoisturizing properties.
CLIENT LIST: Rachel Brosnahan, Mindy Kaling, Keri Russell, Juno Temple, Louisa Jacobson
West Hollywood, joannavargas.com
Esthetician Cynthia Franco’s Head to Toe Glow treatment targets the entire body, using a variety of techniques such as microcurrent, lymphatic cupping massage, masking and more. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
This pampering and effective red-carpet-ready treatment really does it all. Starting with whole-body dry exfoliation and lymphatic cupping massage, Franco—who works from jeweler Jacquie Aiche’s headquarters—then applies a detoxifying infrared wrap. While wrapped, she performs a bespoke, massage-filled lymphatic facial on the client that involves a double cleanse, microdermabrasion, gentle extractions, noninvasive microcurrent for lift, and more. The experience continues with a shower, followed by specialty masks, LED light therapy and oxygen infusion. After an application of finishing lotions and oils, clients are lifted, glowing and ready to take on the carpet with confidence.
CLIENT LIST: Salma Hayek, Ana de Armas
Beverly Hills, cynthiamarietherapy.com
Having recently moved into a new studio space in Beverly Hills, A-lister go-to Angela Caglia’s star is continuing to rise. Her treatments will soon be offered at the Conrad Hotel (opening June 1), and her just-launched CrystalLED face mask is an instant hit. To get clients ready for the carpet, Caglia mixes both techy and holistic techniques into each customized treatment, including microcurrent, LED therapy, cryotherapy, lactic peels, ultrasound, oxygen infusion, organic rose blended masks, gua sha and more. She also makes sure to apply crystals and a custom-designed rose quartz chest blanket and mask. The end result—glowy, lifted and fully hydrated—can last up to seven days.
CLIENT LIST: Barbra Streisand, Minnie Driver, Georgia Jagger, Helena Christensen
Beverly Hills, angelacaglia.com
Angela Caglia incorporates the healing power of rose quartz in her facial services. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Shani Darden PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Known for her no-nonsense, results-driven facials, Shani Darden tailors her services according to each client’s unique needs. But the results—glowy, lifted skin that lasts—are, thankfully, the same for everyone. Darden incorporates several steps into her facials, including a light chemical peel, oxygen therapy, vibration therapy, microcurrent, extractions if needed, LED light therapy and more. “Typically, my clients come in the week of the event and occasionally the day of,” says Darden, who recommends a lactic acid peel for all skin types. “My signature facial is noninvasive yet still very effective, so they walk out glowing immediately!”
CLIENT LIST: Lily Rabe, Kristen Stewart, Emmy Rossum, Kelly Rowland
Beverly Hills, shanidarden.com
The Red Carpet Facial developed by Dr. Rita Rakus at Fairmont Spa Century Plaza PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
This hourlong service designed by world-renowned U.K.-based esthetician Dr. Rita Rakus—who recently opened a clinic at the new Fairmont Spa Century Plaza—highlights an exclusive hydrofacial technique developed by the doctor, along with other technologies to plump, lift, detox and more. A patented Vortex technology delivers hyaluronic acid, horse chestnut seed extract, magnesium peptides and more for plumping and counteracting free radicals, while LED lights reduce redness and stimulate collagen. Additional steps, like a reparative mask and microcurrent for lifting muscle, guarantee an instant, enviable glow.
CLIENT LIST: Lady Kitty Spencer, Melissa Odabash
Century City, fairmontcenturyplaza.com
Darden’s chic Beverly Hills studio, designed by Jake Arnold. PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
The Beauty Sandwich founder Ivan Pol IVAN POL PHOTO BY STEPHEN BUSKEN
Ivan Pol’s technique—dubbed The Beauty Sandwich—is perfect for achieving that lifted, glowy look that’s so perfect for the red carpet, or, for many of his clients, for simply strutting down L.A.’s starry streets. Pol’s treatments refresh and rejuvenate the face and neck by incorporating a proprietary combination of radio frequency stacked like a sandwich, to elevate, sculpt and define. Pol—who recently partnered with Chanel for pre-Oscar and Met Gala facials, where he sculpted the faces of Katy Perry, Emma Stone and more—favors a natural look, and makes sure to customize each client’s session accordingly. Coming soon: a refreshed design at his jewel box Pacific Palisades studio.
CLIENT LIST: Lily James, Kirsten Dunst, Kourtney Kardashian
Pacific Palisades, thebeautysandwich.com