Beauty Inside Out: Nicole Kidman-Approved Hair Oil, On-Demand Hollywood Beauty Treatments
The latest happenings in the world of beauty, health and wellness.
Beauty Inside Out rounds up Hollywood beauty, fitness and wellness news, from products, pop-ups and trends to spa, salon and fitness studio openings.
Celebrity hair guru Philip B. is our summer hair savior
No cuts, no color, just deeply restorative hair and scalp treatments are what you will find on the menu at celebrity hair guru Philip B.’s appointment-only WeHo atelier. Brand-new — and perfect for reviving hair that’s been overexposed to a summer’s worth of sun, sand and swim — is the Signature Oil Treatment ($700). The treatment starts with Philip thoroughly exfoliating the scalp using his Stroke of Genius brush before applying his cult Rejuvenating Oil, which Nicole Kidman uses to prep for the red carpet by letting it soak in her hair overnight. Custom blended with actives like pharmaceutical-grade peppermint oil to relieve tension in the scalp muscles, CBD oil to treat psoriasis and lavender oil for dehydration, the bespoke blend is massaged into the scalp and warmed to penetrate the follicle. Hair is then cleansed and conditioned, and blown out leaving it looking and feeling like new. “The treatment detoxes and stimulates the scalp and the oil is like food for the hair,” says Philip, who has worked with Mick Jagger, Iman and Prince. “It plumps the ends, adds length and a bounce that makes you look ten years younger.” Email email@example.com to book.
Botox and more at the touch of a button
Regi, a beauty booking platform launched by Allergan (the pharmaceutical company behind Botox, Juvederm and Latisse), is making navigating the burgeoning Los Angeles beauty scene a lot easier. The carefully curated list of providers includes not only L.A.’s leading aesthetic dermatologists Alexander Rivkin and Leif Rogers, but also a seriously impressive roster of A-list go-to salons, spas and wellness destinations including Striiike (Mandy Moore and Emily Blunt’s one-stop beauty studio); Dominique Bossavy (the insider’s semipermanent makeup specialist); Ricari Studios (the under-the-radar endermologie spot); Francesca Paige Skin (a red carpet facial favorite); and Surya Spa (where Gwyneth Paltrow and Busy Phillips do Ayurvedic detoxes). The site offers everything from injectables, laser treatments, cryotherapy and gel manicures to facials and hair services along with insider tips on everything from parking to protocol. Their concierge service can also help users to identify which treatment they want based on concerns — frown lines, thinning lips, stubborn pockets of fat and so on — then connect them with qualified providers in their area and even handle appointments.
Retouch IRL from Intraceuticals
Intraceuticals has a serious celebrity following thanks to its game-changing Oxygen Facial beloved by everyone from Cate Blanchett to Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore. Now, 17 years after breaking onto the scene, the Australia-based brand is launching RETOUCH by Intraceuticals, developed with the millennial consumer in mind and consisting of five fragrance-free, paraben-free, alcohol-free, gluten-free, silicon-free, PEG-free serums. All five serums are designed to be used in conjunction with each other or customized to create a tailored regime. The Hyaluronic Base Serum should be applied after cleansing to provide intense hydration for the skin, then supplemented with the Lift, Eyes, Lines and Highlight serums as needed. Makeup artist and brand ambassador Gina Brooke, who has worked with Madonna, Anne Hathaway and Cher, says, “I always love to use a hyaluronic serum on all of my makeup clients. Being able to customize your serum to target problem areas such as dark circles and redness allows a bespoke approach to skin care, which means you get a perfect boost where and when you need it.”
Hollywood’s must-have recovery tool is finally available to try before you buy
You’ve probably seen videos of Mark Wahlberg, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Adam Levine and Ashley Graham massaging their aching limbs with this cordless vibrating handheld device that looks like a cross between a power drill and jackhammer. Now Theragun, the leader in what’s been dubbed "percussive massage therapy," is opening a brick and mortar boutique in Westfield Century City where customers can experience the high-frequency, high-amplitude neuromuscular device that provides muscle recovery and pain relief first hand. Fifteen-minute whole-body Relaxation Experiences will cost just $25 (in comparison the G3 Pro device costs $399 to buy) and will be administered by the brand’s trained, certified specialists and specifically designed to melt away muscle tension, soreness, tightness and stress, while gently, yet effectively, calming the nervous system.
Ciel Spa pops up in the Palisades
The Palisades Village invite-only space, The Coast Lounge, will be hosting a Biologique Recherche pop-up in collaboration with the SLS Ciel Spa from August 29-31. The French heritage brand, whose cult Lotion P50 has garnered fans such as Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt and Sharon Stone, is known for its instant tightening and brightening face and body treatments. Among the services offered will be the Signature Slimming body treatment ($450), which reduces the appearance of cellulite, firms the skin and increases microcirculation in the body and Remodeling Facial ($350), using their proprietary Remodeling Machine which combines four currents (galvanic, medium and high frequencies, and electroporation) to instantly sculpt and lift. Post treatment, shop a selection of Biologique Recherche products and indulge in a glass of champagne and spa-style snacks.