Celebs do a lot more than slip into a beautiful dress with perfect hair and makeup to get ready for the red carpet. Whether it’s the Academy Awards or a movie premiere, celebrity stylists know that their clients will be photographed and scrutinized from every angle.
It’s a continuous cycle of beauty upkeep, which involves everything from Botox to fillers and lasers before nails are polished and makeup is ever applied.
Here’s a peak at what it takes to get your fav stars red carpet ready, according to the likes of celebrity makeup artists, nutritionists, dermatologists and more, who have seen it all.
Good skin is the base for everything. Dermatologist Amy Wechsler recommends Botox, which takes two weeks to work, as well as fillers, which take one week to settle. Celebs must be mindful to book appointments ahead of time since both treatments can cause bruising.
Cost: Three areas of Botox plus a couple of syringes of a filler like Restylane: $2,000 to $4,000.
Wechsler also recommends monthly Clear and Brilliant laser treatments to stimulate collagen production to achieve a from-within glow.
Cost: $500 per treatment.
Brows: Celebs would never be seen with unruly brows on the red carpet. Anastasia of Beverly Hills is the best to fit and frame your brows to your face.
Eyelash Extensions: After getting their brows done at Anastasia, celebs can often be seen hitting up Lôngmi Lashes for lush lash extensions across the street.
Cost: $330 with founder Daniel Dinh.
Teeth: Kim Kardashian’s dentist, Kevin Sands, charges $2,500 per tooth for porcelain veneers, and recommends the 10 and 10 — 10 on top, 10 on the bottom.
Hair Color: A favorite pre-show hair treatment among celebs is a gloss by Tracey Cunningham of MèCHE Salon. Now we know Gwyneth Paltrow’s secret to her shiny locks.
Cost: $125 for a gloss to $525 for highlights.
Underarms: Some celebs go so far as to get Botox injections underneath their arms to minimize sweat.
Hands: Hands aren’t just treated to a luxurious mani. Those stars grappling with lines, wrinkles or sunspots on their hands undergo two to four Fraxel laser treatments.
Cost: $1,000 to $1,650
Slimming: If stars need to fit into a gown fast, Cool Sculpting is a well-known celebrity go-to procedure that freezes fat.
Cost: $850 an hour.
Cleansing: Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington depend on nutritionist Kimberly Snyder’s 48-hour Red Carpet Slimdown plan before a big event.
Laser Hair Removal: Laser hair removal isn’t just limited to one area of the body, celebs do the face, arms, hands and even the back for those sexy backless gowns.
Cost: $200 to $1,000, depending on body part.
Self Tanning: Julia Roberts and Gwyneth Paltrow have both called on Amy Rittiner to deliver a golden glow in the comfort of their own homes.
Cost: $150 to $300
The Day Of
Skin: Skincare esthetician Shani Darden treats the complexions of Jessica Alba and Rosie Huntington-Whitely with a lactic acid peel followed by LED light therapy to give the perfect glow for showtime.
Hair and Makeup: Rates for a top hair stylist or makeup artist start at $3,500 up to $5,000. Since studios have recently cut back on costs, it’s not uncommon for a top artist from a major beauty brand to charge $8,000 for a brand sponsorship, which includes interviews and TV appearances to publicize the look and products used.
Cost: $10,000 and up
Manicure and pedicure: Top celeb manicurist Lisa Logan (Beyonce’s go-to manicurist) can cash in almost as much as a makeup artist.
Source: Women’s Wear Daily