Stars from around the world flock to Los Angeles for their moment to sparkle on the red carpet. How do they get their glow? Luxury spas around the city offer A-list treatments incorporating ingredients from diamonds and meteorite dust to caviar. These treatments aren’t just for those who sip champagne beyond the velvet rope. If you want celebrity-worthy pampering for yourself, check out the best ways to get red carpet ready in L.A.
Red Carpet Sparkle, The Spa at Beverly Wilshire
Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills (A Four Seasons Hotel) sits in the middle of the most exclusive red carpet events. What better way to experience the excitement than with the Four-Star spa’s Red Carpet Sparkle treatments? Choosing among them can be difficult, so you may want to opt for the Deluxe Sparkle Package and receive them all.
Whether you book each treatment separately or enjoy the combination of all three, your experience begins with a glass of champagne and a visit to the spa’s eucalyptus steam room. You will then indulge in the Sparkle and Shine treatment, which includes the Diamond White Facial and Diamond Manicure (though if you book the package, the manicure will be part of the Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend treatment). The facial utilizes diamond-cut quartz and incorporates specialized ingredients to instantly re-energize, strengthen and tighten the skin; it even continues to lift and plump your skin after the facial is complete. The manicure uses a diamond-dust mud polish that purifies and illuminates the skin as your hands are exfoliated and massaged.
Then, with Diamonds are Forever, you’ll receive the Diamond Magnetic body ritual, which eliminates dry skin and rebalances and energizes the mind removing any electromagnetic pollution. You’ll be polished with a luminous diamond-dust mud — made from crushed diamonds — that will be removed with magnets to rebalance your body’s internal energy; a full body massage follows. You’ll also be treated to a Knesko Diamond Face Mask, which is made of diamond powder and is infused into marine collagen to hydrate, brighten and rejuvenate your skin.
Finally, with Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend, you’ll receive a diamond manicure and pedicure, and also take home a complimentary Butter nail polish of your choice, as well as Knesko eye pads that brighten and freshen your under eye area. The complete deluxe package also includes a Natura Bissé Diamond Collection gift set so you can continue to sparkle days after leaving the spa.
Red Carpet Ready Ritual, Ciel Spa
SLS Hotel Beverly Hills’ reputation for taking luxury standards and fusing them with character and creativity extends to its luxurious Philippe Starck-designed spa. The three-hour Red Carpet Ready Ritual commences with an exfoliating body scrub, followed by a hot stone massage during which heated basalt stones and Swedish massage techniques deeply penetrate tight muscles and improve circulation. You’ll then receive a rejuvenating facial customized to your skin’s primary needs. Your VIP experience is crowned with a signature ’do from celebrity stylist Robert Vetica in his salon at the spa.
Indulge in exclusive La Prairie spa treatments at Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Beverly Hills Hotel Spa by La Prairie and Five-Star Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie. The luxurious oases offer the Gold, Diamonds and More package that will have you glittering from head to toe. Your experience begins with a 90-minute Diamond Perfection body treatment during which your skin will be polished from top to bottom with La Prairie’s Cellular Mineral body exfoliator. The scrub incorporates elements such as diamond and amethyst powders, and even meteorite dust to help your body shed dead skin cells, revealing baby-soft skin. After the exfoliation, you’ll be covered with La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Luxe Body Soufflé that will illuminate, tone and hydrate your derma. The treatment also includes the Pure Gold Radiance facial, which utilizes La Prairie’s gold-infused Cellular Radiance Concentrate Pure Gold serum that lifts, firms and brightens your skin, then concludes with a soothing footbath.
Red Carpet Glow, Spa Montage
You’ll feel better than a celebrity with all the pampering that Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Spa Montage offers in the heart of Beverly Hills. Build in time prior to your appointment to bask in the bubbling mosaic-tiled whirlpool or to sunbathe by the rooftop pool before you get whisked away for your spa service. Especially for the season, the spa offers its Red Carpet Glow, which will make you shine wherever you may be going. The treatment incorporates a 30-minute Moroccan Body Buffer that exfoliates and hydrates your skin, followed by a Moroccan Glow Spray Tan. If you’d also like to give your face some love, the special Camera Ready treatment is a 60-minute customized facial that includes a complete skin analysis and approach personalized to your needs. This experience culminates with a brow shaping.
SpaRitual Manicure and Pedicure, The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel books up with reservations from your favorite celebrities, and it’s in the epicenter of all the parties and festivities that surround it. The Hollywood buzz even extends to its Four-Star spa, which has partnered with SpaRitual to exclusively feature its Award Season Nail Lacquer Collection. The dynamic shades that range from light pink to glitter to deep red and metallic were picked to epitomize the emotion of the season. They come with names such as Outstanding Performance, The Manicure Goes To, Star Quality, After Party and Step & Repeat. Spotlight your favorite hue in any one of the spa’s signature manicures and pedicures, which you can also book to have in-room or in a poolside cabana.
Photos Courtesy of Four Seasons and Ciel Spa at SLS