Emmys Beauty 101
Skin! Hair! Brows! The industry's favorite destinations to get HD-camera ready for the TV business' most glamorous evening.
Kinara | 656 N. Robertson Blvd.
The 50-minute HydraFacial is a favorite of VIPs such as Kate Winslet, Amy Poehler and Evan Rachel Wood. It combines nonlaser resurfacing technology with hydrating and antioxidant-rich serums that provide an immediate glow without reddening or down time. Equally popular is the Bioslimming Wrap, which uses a concentration of caffeine, algae extract and thermo agents (hot and cold) to reduce the appearance of cellulite. They recommend six to 12 weekly treatments, but according to Kinara, clients can see as much as 1.6 inches lost around the waist and thighs after the initial wrap. ($200 for facial, $125 for wrap, 310-657-9188)
Ole Henriksen | 8622 W. Sunset Blvd.
Mad Men's Christina Hendricks and Dexter's Julia Stiles have booked appointments at this zenlike West Hollywood spa with earthy-green interiors and soothing candlelight. The preferred treatment is the Ultimate Hydra-Dermabrasion Experience. It's an 80-minute facial that uses blue and red LED lights to reduce bacteria on oily-prone skin and stimulate collagen production, which lessens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure also includes gentle exfoliation, an organic lemon peel and a custom-blended mask. Guys such as Entourage exec producer Mark Wahlberg prefer the Purifying Complexion Treatment, which uses antibacterial extracts to help unclog pores and clear up breakouts. ($120 to $245 depending on treatment, 310-854-7700)
Face Place | 8701 Santa Monica Blvd.
Execs jetting between coasts can pop into the Face Place's West Hollywood or downtown NYC skin clinics for the Signature Treatment. The 75-minute procedure includes extractions, a vitamin C infusion and galvanic current (a steady electric current) to tighten and firm facial tissue. Regulars include Too Big to Fail producer Carol Fenelon, Ryan Murphy and Weeds director Scott Ellis. The key is to have the treatment seven to 10 days in advance of the awards show and again one to two days before. ($120 to $140, price upon request for house calls, 310-855-1150)
Sonya Dakar | 9975 Santa Monica Blvd.
Nominees Gwyneth Paltrow and Sofia Vergara visit Sonya Dakar pre-Emmys. Dakar customizes a series of treatments including her Fitness Facial with an acid peel, a Diamond Peel (real crushed diamonds rubbed over the skin for a less invasive version of microdermabrasion), an Oxygen Facial and LED light therapy. Paltrow also uses Dakar's at-home products Eyeposuction and Stem Cell Transformer twice a day leading up to the big show. ($250 for fitness facial, $350 for diamond peel, $500 for oxygen facial, $800 for LED light therapy, 310-553-7344)
Mzia Shiman Spa | 5 E. 59th St., New York City
Desiree Gruber, exec producer of the Emmy-nominated Project Runway, preps with the KeSARI Facial at Mzia Shiman. The procedure, created to repair sun damage at the end of summer, begins with aromatherapy and deep pore cleansing, followed by oxygen and the KeSARI Indian clay mask to purify and remove excess oil. A vitamin-rich serum and brightening eye cream are applied at the end of the 60-minute session. Shiman recommends that clients have the facial done in the evening because the serum makes skin sensitive to the sun. ($175, 212-933-4389)
Gina Mari | 9201 W. Sunset Blvd.
Heidi Klum, supervising producer of Syfy's Warehouse 13, Holly Harold and Marcia Cross get the Ultimate Glow facial at Gina Mari. The procedure combines Mari's Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Infusion Treatment (a noninvasive combination of oxygen and a serum with hyaluronic acid to hydrate, increase firmness and reduce fine lines) with face and body LED light therapy. Mari is the only person in town who offers LED body light therapy, which can help smooth the décolletage area if you're planning to wear a strapless or plunging gown on Emmy night. ($400 and up, 310-276-7601)
Vanitymark Brow Bar | 8218 W. Third St.
The just-opened space inside West Hollywood's Stript Wax Bar uses tools and products from makeup artist Brett Freedman's beauty line, Vanitymark. Ask for sculpting expert Olga Zepada. The Middle's Patricia Heaton and Desperate Housewives producer Sabrina Wind already have booked appointments. ($35, 323-951-9517)
Tonya Crooks | 8217 Beverly Blvd.
Eyebrow pro Crooks -- who's shaping The Big C nominee Laura Linney's arches this year -- does lash tinting with a temporary, nontoxic vegetable dye. "The lashes appear fuller and longer in close-ups," says Crooks, who works out of L.A.'s Mirror Mirror Beauty Studio but makes house calls. ($50 for shaping, $35 for tinting, 310-279-7465)
Sally Hershberger L.A. | 700 N. La Cienega Blvd.
Nominee Diane Lane heads to this 3,000-square-foot modern-looking penthouse salon in West Hollywood to have her highlights brightened by colorist Negin Zand. "I'm giving Diane a golden-brown base with honey highlights for this year's red carpet," says Zand, whose Emmy clientele also includes So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley. "Cat's going a little blonder, and we're doing lots of gloss for shine this time." ($400 and up for highlights, 310-854-4922)
Juan Juan | 9667 Wilshire Blvd.
January Jones goes to hairstylist Jennifer J. at Juan Juan's Beverly Hills salon to freshen up her golden highlights right before Emmy night. She also gets the custom-blend deep conditioning Karastase treatment (takes 10 to 30 minutes, depending on hair type) to help hydrate hair and repair damage. The result is silky, friz-free locks with added shine. ($175 and up for partial highlights, $300 and up for full highlights, $40 to $75 for conditioning, 310-278-5826)
Oliver Ifergan Atelier | 205 S. Robertson Blvd.
WME agent Richard Weitz, who reps Tina Fey and Joel McHale, cleans up at this minimalist six-chair salon in Beverly Hills, which features a rotating collection of art coffee-table books. Weitz has his hair trimmed by owner Oliver Ifergan and never leaves without picking up a bottle of Whoop styling pomade ($18). ($100 and up for haircuts with Ifergan, 310-967-0100)
Lukaro | 323 N. Beverly Drive
Privacy is paramount at Lukaro, where famed colorist/co-owner Rona O'Connor can close off her area inside the airy 4,000-square-foot Beverly Hills salon to keep anyone from seeing the A-list clients in her chair. "For an awards show, I adjust the shades to complement their dress and skin tone. If the hair is off, it can ruin the look," says O'Connor, who has worked with Debra Messing and Blake Lively. "I add some dimension to keep the color from looking flat and finish with a beautiful gloss for shine." ($95 and up for base color, $350 for full head of multiple shades, $100 for gloss, 310-275-2536)
Pressed Juicery | 13050 San Vicente Blvd., 3939 Cross Creek Road
With a location next to Brentwood's Country Mart and a new truck stationed at Malibu's Country Mart, Pressed Juicery is the drink of choice for Zooey Deschanel, Ron Meyer and Steve Tisch. You can buy individual bottles -- pineapple, pear, mint and ginger are popular -- or order a cleanse (ranging from beginner to detox pro) online and have the bottles delivered. Lasting three to five days, the cleanse combines greens (kale, spinach, parsley) and roots (beet and carrot) with special detox drinks and almond milk. You have six juices a day, plus chlorophyll water and aloe vera water -- no solids. And be prepared to cut out alcohol, caffeine and nicotine. ($6.50 per juice, $70 a day, pressedjuicery.com)
Famed bronzer Coco starts with a very light skin-tone enhancing treatment based on the client's forearm, which is usually a little darker from driving, then builds up the color with a second layer and adds contouring. Coco, who has worked with Eva Longoria for past Emmys, only makes house calls. ($350, 323-283-4449)
Ona Spa | 7373 Beverly Blvd.
Friday Night Lights nominee Connie Britton loves the Ona airbrush tan because it's organic, odorless and fast-drying. As a bonus, contouring is done to help create the illusion of being 10 pounds slimmer when the HD cameras roll. An Ona Aloe Body Polish is recommended ahead of time to slough off dead skin. ($65 in spa, $145 and up at home, 323-931-4442)
St. Tropez | 656 N. Robertson Blvd.
Cheryl Hines and Slate PR's Robin Baum come in for 15-minute sessions customized to the individual's skin tone for a natural, believable glow. The Ethereal Tan is a subtle finish for those with naturally porcelain skin, while the Muse Tan gives a darker, all-over bronze. ($75, 310-657-9188)