You don’t need a ticket to the Oscars to get that red-carpet glow — just a highly in-demand appointment at Robertson Boulevard's Kinara Skin Care Clinic and Spa. Ask presenter Jessica Biel and Dallas Buyers Club producer Rachel Winter, who both opted for the hot spot’s famed Red Carpet Facial before stepping out on Sunday's red carpet.
With a client list that reads like a who’s who of Hollywood — think Sofia Vergara, Johnny Depp, Helen Mirren and Halle Berry — the beauty haven has built a reputation with its signature offerings. Making its debut in 2009, the Red Carpet Treatment has since been refined and redefined by Kinara founder and aesthetician Olga Lorencin-Northrup. “We have perfected it for the last five years,” she told Pret-a-Reporter. “You can’t imagine the equipment we use. It’s an art form.”
The facial starts with a potent peel, for which Lorencin-Northrup has created the amino-acid-based formula, and is topped off with a neutralizer. “When you put it on, your face feels very hot. It’s white and foamy, like Alka-Seltzer on your face. You feel like your face will burn off, but it leaves you glowing,” explained Lorencin-Northrup.
Clocking in at 50 minutes -- sometimes longer, depending on individual skincare needs -- Lorencin-Northrup says clients walk out the door with flawless complexions. ”Imagine your face is like a car, and you're servicing your car at a pit stop. It’s very dynamic and dramatic,” she said.
The treatment can be customized to any type of skin, with prices starting at $250. Now that’s a facial that gets our winning vote.