Primp With These Top Beauty and Style Services In Los Angeles

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Once again, awards season is upon us and red carpets are being rolled out across town. But the big-screen players aren’t the only ones deserving of accolades. From the best Korean spas in LA to undiscovered secrets in Beverly Hills, this list will surprise you. Herewith, we round up the most noteworthy fashion and beauty players around town to primp and prime you for your own red-carpet moment. And the awards go to…

By Lesley McKenzie

Best Lash Treatment
For a camera-ready close-up, turn to the eyelash genies at the LashDip studio in José Eber’s Beverly Hills salon. Here, an expertly trained technician employs baby-fine silk lash inserts to create covetable, customized lashes. Whether you’re looking to go big with long, fluttery lashes, or simply enhance your natural look, LashDip’s semi-permanent extensions and waterproof coating are a gentle, lasting option. In the mood for more oomph? Turn to the brand’s new makeup line, featuring colored mascaras and Swarovski crystal embellishments, designed for use over the extensions. Applications range from $200 to $300. 360 N. Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, 310.858.4000.

Best Brow Shaper
For serious brow wow, head to Kelley Baker Brows. Venice-based Kelley Baker has tweezed her way to the top of the beauty world. Boasting a client base that has included Kelly Rowland and Jaime Pressly, Baker and her team sculpt eyebrows according to face shape from the comforts of her petite Abbot Kinney Boulevard salon. Maintain your brows with Baker’s eponymous makeup line, including a must-have eyebrow highlighter. Brow-shaping starts at $45. 1636-38 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, 310.314.2769; Lasky Clinic, 201 South Laskey Dr., Beverly Hills, 310.461.3839.

Best Facial
Celebs swear by Santa Monica’s Arcona Studio, which has been keeping fans aglow since 1989. All treatments are based upon the studio’s namesake potent, all-natural product line, including the signature facial contouring; the spa touts it as an alternative to cosmetic surgery. Expect a full-face workout during this massage, which tones and tightens the visage while draining lymph nodes. Opt for the Red-Carpet Radiance Treatment, which includes contouring, oxygen spray and LED therapy. 80 minutes, $175. 425 Broadway, Santa Monica, 310.458.3800.

Best Body Treatment
Pamper your inner celebrity at the spa at the iconic Sunset Marquis hotel, Los Angeles’ most renowned A-lister haven. Privacy is top of mind at this historic 50-year-old property, where each of four lavish treatment rooms comes equipped with a locker room and cascading shower. Slip into the lap of luxury with the Rock Star Body Tune, complete with a hot-stone body treatment and head massage, topped off with a shot of Scotch. 80 minutes, $220. 1200 Alta Loma Road, West Hollywood, 310.358.3700.

Best Hairstylists
To tame your mane, look no further than the dream team of Johnny Ramirez and Anh Co Tran, partners in Beverly Hills’ Ramirez Tran Salon. Celebrity colorist Ramirez has earned major industry cred for his ability to create natural-looking, sun-kissed California tresses and color-correct damaged hair. Stylist Co Tran’s scissors have worked their magic on luminaries including Brooke Shields, Vera Wang, Kevin Costner and Aubrey Plaza. Score appointments with this formidable duo for a game-changing hair experience. Color starts at $150; cut with Anh $300. 8912 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, 310.724.8167.

Best Style Services
For this season’s most coveted looks, head to the Grove’s members-only boutique StyleHaus, where an in-house team of stylists is on hand to customize your own show-stopping look. Membership benefits include a personal style consultation for which results will be kept on file for future pulls and clothing requests. Need a gown in a hurry? Not to worry. A personal stylist will make selections based on your preferences and send them to your location. Prices vary. 189 The Grove Drive, L.A., 323.655.5900.

Best Workout
Move over, Bikram yoga. Things are really heating up in the fitness world with the arrival of the first U.S. Iobella studio in Santa Monica. Developed in Argentina, the method entails exercises with pulleys in pods heated to the body’s natural temperature of 98 degrees Fahrenheit. Results include toning and conditioning as well as strengthening of the immune system. Thirty-minute workouts at the women-only spa are followed by downtime in a private oxygenated lounge. $150 per session. 507 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.579.2078.

Best Personal Shopper
In the immortal words of Clueless’ Cher Horowitz: “Do you prefer ‘fashion victim’ or ‘ensembly challenged’?” Employ the assistance of LaLaLuxe founder and luxury lifestyle expert Nicole Pollard and neither label will apply to you. In-the-know Pollard whisks you off to Elyse Walker’s Pacific Palisades fashion emporium to help select a hard-to-find J. Mendel or Alexander McQueen stunner. Or, you might head to Des Kohan to pick up the latest ethereal Juan Carlos Obando gowns, then to Jimmy Choo for sexy stilettos. Celebrity tailor Paul Fox is on Pollard’s speed dial to ensure that gowns fit like a glove. Shopping trips start at $400.


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