In 2009, while visiting Kyoto, Japan, San Francisco denizen Victoria Tsai discovered an ancient book of geisha beauty secrets, which she brought to life with the launch of her brand, Tatcha, later that year.
Dubbed an “IT GIRL” by Yves Saint Laurent in the 1970s, American actress, supermodel and jet-setting goddess Marisa Berenson shares her approach to beauty with an eponymous skin‑care line, and a holistic lifestyle book set to hit shelves late next year.
From her crimson lips to her perfectly coiffed pressed waves, burlesque queen and red-carpet fixture Dita Von Teese has never been caught in an “off-duty” moment—not even while exiting her beloved Pilates class.
When Santa Monica–based Julia and Craig Noik began conceptualizing their inaugural skincare line, African Botanics, three years ago, the husband-and-wife team turned to their native South Africa for their all-star ingredient, marula seed oil.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, time just seems to slip away. Here, the Golden State’s natural beauties—from Kyleigh Kühn in San Francisco to Tatjana Patitz in Santa Barbara—share their picture-perfect plans. Plus, new discoveries in each locale.
It seems “enlightenment” is a laughing matter. The Dalai Lama lands in LaLa land and entertains the locals with his message of compassion—and everyone from Naomi Watts and Eva Longoria to Jeremy Renner and Jim Carrey are moved to tears, titters and tweets.
Paying homage to one of her favorite streets in N.Y.’s West Village (Barrow Street), Michelle Snyder has returned to her native San Francisco after working as a top stylist at Whittemore and Bumble and Bumble and designed her first solo salon.
“I was watching an environmental documentary that had nothing to do with beauty, and it sparked something,” recalls Gregg Renfrew, the founder of new skincare line Beautycounter, which launched in March.
Top colorist Amanda George (formerly of Neil George) and stylist Jonathan Antin (of Bravo’s “Blow Out”) will expand Jonathan & George this summer as well as offer an hour-long natural oil elixir treatment.
When L.A.-based Jessica Alba debuted her kid-focused line The Honest Company last year, little did she know her friends (moms Kelly Sawyer-Patricof and Nicole Richie among them) would incorporate the luscious creams into their own beauty routines.
With “rival” salons in Beverly Hills, top hair colorist Tracey Cunningham (Byron and Tracey) and stylist Neil Weisberg (Neil George) realized they were better off together and opened Mèche this past winter.