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Emmys: Where Nominees Keri Russell and Robin Wright Will Prep for the Big Night

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A star-soaked dermatology clinic and two invite-only skin-care lounges have popped up like (anti-inflammatory) mushrooms, as every nominee and attendee gives their appearance one last go.

Next week, the lobby of a certain medical building in Beverly Hills will look more like the entrance to Craig's than the gateway to a health care facility. David Colbert, the Manhattan-based dermatologist who gave Jennifer Lawrence, Cate Blanchett, Michael Fassbender and Robin Wright their Oscar glow, will be back in town with a four-day pop-up clinic for Emmy weekend on Brighton Way (appointments@nydg.com; 212-533-8888). Starting Sept. 15, he will draw a parade of attendees and nominees, including Wright, Keri Russell and Naomi Watts. Almost all patients will receive Colbert's signature Triad: a three-step beautifier that begins with microdermabrasion, followed by a laser-toning device and a lavender flower exfoliation.

For the Emmys, Colbert will add the Sublime infrared tightener for the face and neck, the Proforma to firm up abs and thighs, and a collagen bed. "The Sublime gives you an immediate visible effect around the mouth and eyes, while the Proforma helps people fit into their gowns,'' he says. Wright is opting for the Triad, intense pulsed light (IPL) for extra collagen and elastin boosting, and the collagen bed. "The IPL evens skin tone immediately, and the bed is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory,'' says Colbert. "It will make you look better that night.'' Russell is following her Triad with an Illumino mask containing exfoliating and brightening lactic acid and swiftlet nest extract, which has a smoothing effect. "We like to call it the inside-out peel,'' says Colbert.

Another awards pop-up is the invitation-only Emmy Style Lounge and Party on Sept. 15, hosted by event producer and entertainment publicist Doris Bergman in the atrium of Fig & Olive on Melrose Place. Expected to partake in some of the services (such as Skintech Studios' Venus Legacy machine, which softens wrinkles on the neck and decolletage and firms skin overall) are Jane Lynch, Jon Voight, Courtney B. Vance, Angela Bassett and Ray Parker Jr., who will be performing the Ghostbusters song on TV's big night. "I invite Emmy nominees, winners, series regulars and former Oscar nominees and winners, but no reality people,'' she insists.

It's the 10th year event marketer Gavin Keilly will host his Emmy suite, which takes place Sept. 16 and 17 on the L'Ermitage rooftop in Beverly Hills. Viola Davis, Maisie Williams and Felicity Huffman are among the expected guests invited to get massages courtesy of the Burke Williams spa. "We used to have a makeup artist, but in 2013 an Emmy-nominated actress hated the way her face came out, was upset and rushed to the restroom to remove it,'' he recalls. "It was then we decided to stop offering that service."

This story first appeared in the Sept. 23 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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