April 2, 2007
Celeb Hotspots in L.A.
How do the stars look so hot? We’ve unearthed the shops that cater to celebrities in L.A.
By Amber Nasrulla & Jennifer Weatherhead
The Spa: Belle Visage Day & Spa, Studio City, 818-907-0502
Aluma Skin Renewal, a non-surgical facelift (US $325/30 min.) that temporarily reduces wrinkles and tightens skin. “A lot of clients do the eye area before a photo shoot,” notes Tina Keshishian, who co-owns the spa with Kirsten Dunst’s mom, Inez.
Loyal clients: Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhal
Favourite product: Paul Scerri Regenerating Serum (US $70/1.75 oz)
Nip/Tuck: Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery, Beverly Hills, 310-550-6300 Three weeks before the Oscars, celebs check in through a private VIP entrance. Then, in a minimally invasive (and extremely popular) procedure, Dr. Lloyd Krieger uses liposuction to thin out fat under the chin and neck. ($4,000/45 min.)
JLo’s brows are expertly shaped at Anastasia Beverly Hills.
Fingers & Toes: The Peninsula Spa, Beverly Hills, 310-551-2888 Pacific Coast Manicure: In the one-person only nail salon, sip champagne and munch dried fruit. (US $65/45min.) Peninsula Signature Pedicure: Reflexology, an herbal foot bath, and jasmine oil massage plus polish. (US $155/75 min.)
Clients: Packed with stars before the Oscars. Sarah Jessica Parker and the cast of The Sopranos have reportedly been spotted there. Product: Somme Institute Eye Cream (US $68/5 oz.)
High Brow: Anastasia Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills, 310-273-3155 or 888-409-BROW Brow shaping: A seven-step process with Anastasia Soare (US $75/20 min.) (US $40/20 min. with an assistant) Well-groomed clients: Madonna, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey Favourite product: Anastasia Clear Brow Gel (US $21/35 oz.)
Pearly whites: Bill Dorfman, Beverly Hills 310-277-5678 Dr. Dorfman of Extreme Makeover fame sees celebrity clients one week before the Oscars. A 45-minute in office Zoom treatment lightens teeth by eight to ten shades. (US $450) Clients: Extensive and confidential celebrity clientele list Product: BreathRx kit includes toothpaste, a tongue scraper, mouth rinse (US $36)
Super Stylists Stylist: Phillip Bloch
Fave brands: Marchesa gowns; Larisa Barrera handbags
Where to buy: Neiman Marcus; Bergdorf Goodman
Clients: Halle Berry, Salma Hayek, Jim Carrey, Jada Pinkett Smith
Stylist: Ricci DeMartino
Fave brand: Shoes and accessories by Stuart Weitzman
Where to buy: Stuart Weitzman, Beverly Hills, 310-860-9600
Clients: Eva Longoria, Lisa Kudrow
Stylist: Jeanne Yang
Hot brand: Giambattista Valli, Armani
Where to buy: Paris; Milan; Cameron Silver’s Decades Gallery in L.A.