Living in Los Angeles, it’s imperative that you always show your best face. Here are the top five spots where you can make your dream of having a movie star complexion an off-screen reality.
1 The Four Seasons Los Angeles
There is no better aesthetician than Dallas Port of the Four Seasons Los Angeles: she will not only tell you what your skin needs, but then deliver the goods so you'll leave feeling like a new and improved version of yourself. Hopefully she'll tell you (or not) that you are in need of the Regenerating Facial, a clinical treatment which plumps the skin and promotes cellular renewal via an ultrasonic machine and LED light therapy, or her signature treatment, the Fire and Ice Facial, which uses masks of cinnamon and peppermint to fix your skin ailments.
2 Face Place
Beauty insiders flock to Tony Silla and Paul Rogers' in-the-know haute spot, Face Place. Shockingly, there is just one treatment offered: but it's a doozy. The spa's signature Facial Treatments features pore cleansing, oxygenation of tissues through increased circulation and a tightening galvanic current. If you need more proof this is the place to be, well, Tom Cruise comes here -- and now you know the secret to his particular fountain of youth.
3 The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel
Men and women alike flock to the day spa at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel for ocean-inspired skin treatments in the O.C. Women go gaga for the Collagen Facial, a treatment which erases fine lines and leaves skin looking dewy, while men opt for the Gentleman's Hot Towel Facial in their bid to still look youthful...and retain their masculinity.
4 La Prairie at the Hotel Bel Air
Two names that should always go together are La Prairie and Bel Air. You know you're in for an opulent treatment at this particular salon. Go for the gold (or the platinum) by indulging in one of the haute facials at the Hotel Bel Air, where a Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold is used to visibly firm, brighten and energize the skin. If heavy metals don't appeal, luxuriate in the Caviar Firming Facial, which utilizes La Prairie's opulent Caviar Extract to make your skin as smooth as a newborn's bottom.
5 Alexandra Wagner Skin Care
Alexandra Wagner's Abbot Kinney Ultimate Electro Lift facial treatment is the best thing to happen to the Westside since Gjelina opened its doors. Wagner, who trained as an organic aesthetician, uses microdermabrasion, a soothing oxygen treatment, extractions, and a customized mask, with an added microcurrent treatment to stimulate, lift, and sculpt the muscles of the face. Results are instant and you will leave feeling like the most beautiful version of you possible.