Want to get the A-list treatment? Be sure to book a spot at one of these celebrity beauty salons, dotted around the world and frequented by your favourite globetrotting stars, for a world-class facial, hairstyle and more.
1. Jenny House
Where: 16-1 Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Don’t be put off by the cute name. This is considered one of the largest celebrity beauty salons in Seoul’s glitzy, upmarket Cheongdam-dong area. What gives Jenny House even more beauty cred? Its stable of make-up artists and hairstylists has reportedly styled more than 500 Korean celebrities, including Han Ji Min, Lee Min Jung, Park Shin Hye and the all-girl After School band. Here, you can get a trendy perm, followed by a relaxing hand and foot spa session. And if you have a big night out, book a make-up artist to doll you up, just like a K-drama star.
2. Musee Neuf
Where: 14-4 Apujeong-ro 72-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
This is led by the stylish Kim Hwal Ran, whose celebrity fans include Kim Hee Sun, Jung Hye Young, Kim Hyo Jin and Shin Se Kyung. They love her impressive contouring skills that seek to flatter Asian facial features. Located in the posh Gangnam district, Musee Neuf has also been responsible for the make-up of a few celeb weddings. So, if you are planning to do your bridal photography shoot in Seoul, you know where to go.
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3. Ling Skin Care
Where: 105 West 77th St #1; 12 East 16th St, New York
Celebrity facialist Ling Chan, who comes from humble beginnings in Hong Kong, has a much-coveted line-up of famous clients including Naomi Campbell, Mariah Carey and even Madonna. Her facials, such as the “Wow” Signature Facial, incorporate massage to boost lymphatic drainage and circulation — always a good thing if you want healthy-looking skin.
4. Joanna Vargas
Where: 501 5th Ave, Suite 1203, New York, NY 10017; Sunset Tower Hotel, 8358 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069, Los Angeles
Come awards season, Hollywood royalty such as Julianne Moore and Sofia Coppola head to one of her two salons in the US for her Supernova treatment. In one hour, this facial promises to achieve red carpet-worthy (read: glowing) skin. It uses microcurrents and cryotherapy as well as a rich collagen mask to give your skin anti-inflammatory, de-puffing and super-hydrating benefits.
5. Christine Chin
Where: 82 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
Try the Glow Facial here. It combines shiatsu massage strokes with a pore-purifying clay mask and a hydrating gel mask to give the radiant complexion that you love on Chin’s clients, including Gisele Bundchen, Padma Lakshmi and the still-hot-at-48 Jennifer Lopez. Fun fact: The Malaysia-born Chin is also known as Mean Christine, not because of a less than-savoury personality, but because she pays attention to the most minute details.
6. Tracie Martyn
Where: 101 5th Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10003
Actress Kate Winslet loves how Martyn’s Resculpting Facial makes her look like she just had a relaxing two-week holiday. In other words, you are guaranteed that elusive post-vacay, well-rested look. Other A-list clients include Rihanna, Oprah Winfrey and Kim Kardashian. An aptly named Red Carpet Facial aims to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, firm up the jawline and cheekbones, and lift the eye area — yes, all the help you need to look paparazzi-perfect.
7. The Hale Clinic
Where: 4 Harley St, Marylebone, London W1G 9PB, UK
This is where you can try Deborah Mitchell’s Bee Venom Facial treatment that British royalty — think Kate Middleton — swears by. Other stars popping in for this facial include Victoria Beckham and Kate Hudson. Using a mix of facial massages and organic skincare products, Mitchell’s magic hands are known to smooth out fine lines and plump up tired skin. But of course, it will be hard to get an appointment with the lady herself. The next best thing: her Heaven Bee Venom Mask for home use.
8. The Peninsula Beverly Hills
Where: 9882 South Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Jennifer Aniston has been seen slipping into The Peninsula Spa for its Organic Oxygen Facial to quench parched skin with a pure, concentrated oxygen mist. If you prefer a body treatment, opt for the Shiffa Gemstone Revival body massage. As its name suggests, it uses gemstones such as sapphires and diamonds — which the massage oils are said to contain — to soothe away tension as well as achy, jet-lagged muscles.
9. Nichola Joss
Where: nicholajoss.com for updates on pop-up salons
Surely, the hottest name in 2018 is Meghan Markle. And if you are wondering where she gets that luminous skin, it’s partly thanks to Nichola Joss whose Bespoke Sculpting Inner Facial is about, yes, massaging your skin from inside your mouth to relax the muscle tissue and firm up facial muscles.
10. Le Spa at Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme
Where: 5 Rue de la Paix, Paris, 75002, France
French supermodels and rock stars reportedly flock here for the legendary Creme de La Mer treatment, which lasts a heavenly two hours and 45 minutes (not that anyone will complain). What this involves: An Energising Body Treatment and the Regenerating Radiance and Purifying Facial. Indulgent? Oui!
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