The Hair Facial: Madonna and her daughter Lourdes are only two of the many celebs who've indulged in a "Hair Facial" from Kinara stylist Shelee Maeda—who, for $85, will massage soy protein into your follicles, then moisturize and steam your hair cuticles open so your locks can absorb all those good nutrients. The treatment aims to soften your hair and give it more shine—making it easier to style for big red carpet events.
BioSlimming Active Wrap: After your hair facial, stick around at Kinara for a slimming wrap. When you see actresses in person, they're teeny-weeny. Those waists fit into the most miniscule of dresses during awards season—and one secret weapon they use to lose the last few inches is the BioSLimming Active Wrap ($180), which uses an infrared heated wrap and essential oils, active algae extracts and caffeine to fight cellulite, boost fat metabolism and most importantly, reduce the size of your waist.
The Ultimate Blow-Out: Blow-outs are one thing LA does well—and the competition is fierce. Getting a slot is almost like trying to gatecrash the Oscars. The head-honchos are Adam Campbell at Prive Salon, who does Angie, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson and Jennifer Garner; and Rossano Ferretti, who just opened his 20th salon and, at $1000 per hair-cut, is probably the priciest hairdresser in the world. His clients include Gaga, Salma Hayek and Sharon Stone.
The Red Carpet Facial: There have been many imitators, but the bona-fide, real-deal original "Red Carpet Facial" founder (she even has that name trademarked), is Tracie Martyn. A friend went to her recently and found herself right between Tilda Swinton and Kate Winslet’s appointments. Using a ‘Resculptor’ device, which emits an electric current, Tracie stimulates the skin. Then amber LED lights help erase fine lines. Tracie uses her own products to reduce puffiness, lift the eyes and cheekbones, and define the jawline. Its basically like having facelift, without having a facelift.
Reformer Pilates: Reformer pilates (the type done in a crazy-looking machine with ropes attached to it) is all the rage in Hollywood right now. Perhaps because you get abs super-quickly from it, or perhaps because you get to exercise lying down and therefore not ruin your makeup, but celebs like George Clooney hone their bodies at Zen Fitness.
Resultwear: Halle Berry, Ginnifer Goodwin, Sofia Vergara and Cate Blanchett keep their curves going in and out at the right places with Resultwear, the latest suck-it-all-in underwear brand. This line has a reversible one-shoulder seamless underwire-free bra top, and an all-in-one minidress with a tummy panel that flattens everything.
Juice Cleansing: A three-day juice cleanse prior to the Oscars is fairly standard amongst many actresses (and actors—I hear Jake Gyllenhaal is a fan), but finally there’s one that doesn’t taste disgusting. Pressed Juicery let’s you pick the yummiest combinations—like cucumber, pineapple, coconut and aloe vera (tastes like a healthy pina colada) and almond milk, dates, vanilla bean and sea salt (tastes like a vanilla milkshake)—and delivers them to your door. The company has developed a hydraulic press which manages to release more than four times more vitamins and minerals than regular juicers. So there.
And another thing—Aloe Gloe is the latest drink fad—only 35 calories!—to sweep LA. Aloe vera improves digestion and rehydrates—both important things for pre-carpet prep! "The Organic Aloe Vera in Aloe Gloe is great for Skin, Digestion, and Immunity," says Aloe Gloe co-founder Danny Stepper. "Many of our drinkers believe that Aloe Vera has a calming healing effect when consumed, which I can imagine would be helpful for celebrities on the Red Carpet."
St. Tropez Tanning: The crop of whiter-than-pale starlets rocking the red carpet lately (Rooney Mara, Carey Mulligan, Emma Stone) has truly split the Hollywood crowd when it comes to skin tone trends. The beach bunnies like Eva Longoria and Sofia Vergara will hit St. Tropez’s super plush tanning lounge at the Four Seasons Hotel, where they will be sprayed, contoured and polished with the new Make Me Glow treatment, using a gold skin illuminator, bronzing rocks and body polish. At the other end of the spectrum is Jessica Biel’s favourite spa, Carasoin, who has a new Skin Brightening treatment, which gives you that porcelain-doll effect—lightening skin and smoothing pigmentation using lactic acid and a kefir scrub.
Stylehaus' Styling Suite: Most actresses will hire a top stylist to source their dress, shoes, jewels and clutch bag, but this year anyone can experience the A-list treatment at Stylehaus, a pop-up suite set up at the Mondrian hotel on Sunset Boulevard. Pay a fee, and you’ll get dressed by a team of professional stylists, in designers such as Valentino, Versace and Karl Lagerfeld. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Christina Milian and Sharon Osbourne have all been in—what a cool idea!