C California Style

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Kiss and Tell

by C California Style

Keeping in top form—Hollywood style—can take a village. Here’s an insiders’ list of the people and places behind the aspirational looks you love.


Let’s Makeup


Top artists share their takes on the season’s high-impact looks


Clients: Brie Larson, January Jones, Emma Stone

“We’re seeing a return to jewel tones—which are colors I love to play with, especially metallic shades and brick reds—my favorite.”

CHANEL Rouge Allure Intense Long-wear Lip Colour in Ultraberry, $37; Stylo Yeux Waterproof Long-Lasting Eyeliner in Cassis, $33; Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Illusoire, $36, chanel.com.

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Clients: Chloë Grace Moretz, Scarlett Johansson, Saoirse Ronan

“Right now we’re seeing a lot of metallics and bold colors on the eyes, glitter everywhere, and glossy stains of reds, plums and fuchsias.”

YSL Vinyl Cream Lip Stain in Rouge Remix, $36; Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Midnight Cowboy, $20; Nars Velvet Lip Glide in Danceteria, $26, sephora.com.

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Clients: Lily Collins, Mandy Moore, Reese Witherspoon

“There has been a fabulous resurgence of blue eyeshadow. When it comes to color, I often use it as a wash versus doing something too bold: Think watercolor versus acrylic.”

NARS Dual Intensity Eye Shadow in Arcturus, $29, sephora.com. LAURA MERCIER Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Mint Snow, $29, lauramercier.com. URBAN DECAY 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Abyss, $20, urbandecay.com.

Fresh Paint 


“Color trends this fall and winter are inspired by nature—think mustard, moss, rust and deep plum tones,” says April Foreman, a celebrity manicurist who is a fixture on photo sets and frequently works with Kerry Washington and Charlize Theron. “It’s all about wearing rich tones with an unexpected pop of color.” Foreman’s fall favorites: Dior Vernis in Skyline, $27, dior.com. OPI Nail Lacquer in “Liv” in the Gray, $9, opi.com. • Olive & June founder Sarah Gibson Tuttle also reports seeing “variations in neutrals, like lavender gray and milky latte, as well as super-dark shades from burgundy to navy.” No matter what shade you choose to go with this season, Foreman advises, “You can never go wrong with perfectly manicured nails in a hue that suits your skin tone topped off with a glossy finish.” Gibson Tuttle adds, “Neutral shades can make your nails look longer and elegant, while vampy colors help shorter nails make more of a statement.” Gibson Tuttle’s fall favorites: RGB Cosmetics in Sea, $18, net-a-porter.com. Deborah Lippmann in Modern Love, $18, deborahlippmann.com.


Skin Deep


These elite facialists have tricks in their arsenal



These elite facialists have tricks in their arsenal: high-tech microdermabrasion, micro current, LED light therapy, peels, oxygen therapy, vitamin infusions, as well as yogurt and beer-infused treatments. They may be pricey and require a commitment, but their signature programs help to whip famous clients’ skin into shape—because a healthy glow is the gold standard in beauty.

Joanna Vargas
Triple Crown facial, $550. Fans: Emma Stone, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Karlie Kloss. By appointment, 310-424-5141; joannavargas.com; @jvskincare.

Vanessa Hernandez
Custom facial, $375. Fans: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Capshaw, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Amber Valletta. 11677 San Vicente Blvd., Ste. 214, Brentwood, 310-849-4452; vhskincare.com; @vhskin.

Shani Darden
Custom facial, $300. Fans: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Jessica Alba, Emmy Rossum, Chrissy Teigen. By appointment, booking@shanidarden.com; shanidarden.com; @shanidarden.

Kát Rudu
Jet Set facial, from $250. Fans: Eva Mendes, Kate Beckinsale. By appointment, 310-850-5652; katrudu.com; @katrudu.

Ram-Prakash Khalsa
Custom facial, from $350. Fans: Chloë Grace Moretz, Haley Bennett. Lancer Dermatology, 440 N. Rodeo Dr., B.H., 310‑278-8444; lancerskin.com; @rpkface.


Brow Game


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“The eyes are the focal point of any face, and the brow frames the eyes. Healthy, full eyebrows keep us looking youthful, detracting from dark circles under the eyes, and other skin imperfections. Clients tell me that with full, healthy brows they feel they can hold off on injectables and facial surgeries. A fuller, softly shaped brow is the most natural way you can look your youngest and best,” attests Beverly Hills-based Kristie Streicher, whose clients include Emily Blunt and Rachel Weisz. Streicher is known for her trademark Feathered Brow technique—a full, naturally shaped eyebrow with soft edges rather than the harsh lines you get from waxing and brow stencils. $200, striiike.com; @streichersisters.

LONG-TERM INVESTMENT For a more permanent effect, Beverly Hills specialist Dominique Bossavy offers a Micro Color Infusion treatment for brows, creating fullness and shape with pigment that can last up to three years. From around $1,500, dominiquebossavy.com.



Mane Squeeze


SCOTTY CUNHA. PHOTO: Vijat Mohindra.

SCOTTY CUNHA. PHOTO: Vijat Mohindra.

Cheeky and lighthearted Scotty Cunha is always the life of the party. Add to that his styling expertise and huge social media presence, and it’s easy to see why he is irresistible to celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Emma Roberts and Lucy Hale. When he’s not on location or jet-setting around the world, find Cunha at the Andy Lecompte Salon in West Hollywood, creating the tousled tresses that are his signature. The truth about maintaining Hollywood hair? Hair that’s styled almost daily for events, parties or filming is a lot harder to maintain. The more styling and heat, the drier the hair. Coloring too frequently can also cause damage. So I love conditioning treatments! Use coconut oil on the last day of a blowout, or use leave-in conditioners that are light and not greasy, like Kiehl’s Hair Conditioner and Grooming Aid Formula 133 or Paul Mitchell Detangler for kids. Insta-ready in a flash? When in doubt, topknot it! It elevates a look and is so chic and easy to do. Favorite trend? I will always love the undone look. A super chic or fancy dress should be offset by undone, effortless chic hair. @thescottycunha.

Lock Stars


JEN ATKIN of Andy Lecompte Salon. PHOTO: PHOTO: Mike Rosenthal.

JEN ATKIN of Andy Lecompte Salon. PHOTO: PHOTO: Mike Rosenthal.

These top salons tout Tinseltown’s star stylists. In the past, everyone vied to be a client of a chosen few, or risked settling for the unknown. But with the advent of Instagram, up-and-comers can showcase their impressive talents.

Mèche Salon
Headliner: colorist Tracey Cunningham. 8820 Burton Way, B.H., 310-278-8930; mechesalonla.com; @mechesalonla.

Ramirez | Tran
Headliners: stylist Anh Co Tran and colorist Johnny Ramirez. 8912 W. Olympic Blvd., B.H., 310-724-8167; ramireztran.com; @ramireztransalon.

Nine Zero One
Headliner: stylist Riawna Capri. 8469 Melrose Pl., W.H., 310-855-9099; ninezeroonesalon.com; @ninezeroone.

Spoke & Weal
Headliner: stylist Jon Reyman. 8211 W. Third St., L.A., 323-591-0979; spokeandweal.com; @spokeandweal.

Mare Salon
Headliner: stylist Mara Roszak. 152 N. Wetherly Dr., W.H., 424-274-3479; maresalon.com; @mare_salon.

Andy Lecompte Salon
Headliners: stylists Andy Lecompte and Jen Atkin. 616 N. Almont Dr., W.H., 310‑273‑4100; andylecomptesalon.com; @andylecomptesalon.

Chris McMillan Salon
Headliner: stylist Chris McMillan. 8944 Burton Way, B.H., 310-285-0088; chrismcmillanthesalon.com; @chrismcmillanthesalon.

Goddard + Bragg
Headliner: colorist Lorri Goddard. 656 N. Robertson Blvd., W.H., 310-321-4035; goddardbragg.com; @goddardbragg.

Great Lengths


PRISCILLA VALLES. PHOTO: courtesy of starworks artists.

PRISCILLA VALLES. PHOTO: courtesy of starworks artists.

“My clients tell me, ‘You’re our little secret,’ ” says hair-extension specialist Priscilla Valles, the unsung hero of celebrity hair. Without her expertise many of Hollywood’s biggest names wouldn’t have the gorgeous manes we lust after—think Chrissy Teigen, Kylie Jenner, Selena Gomez, Hailey Baldwin. Many people are afraid of getting extensions; they think it will damage their hair. “It’s a misconception,” says Valles. “Extensions are meant to be less stress on your hair. They make your hair look fuller and healthier. With proper application, the right care, and not keeping them in too long, extensions should be a positive experience.” From $2,000, @priscillavalles.


Work it Out


TARYN TOOMEY of The Class. PHOTO: Jaimie Baird.

TARYN TOOMEY of The Class. PHOTO: Jaimie Baird.

Did you know there’s a level of Hollywood trainers (Harley Pasternak, Gunnar Peterson and Andie Hecker among them) so exclusive even A-listers aren’t guaranteed access? Never fear: Here’s an array of top-notch studio classes available for mere mortals (and celebrities, too!).

The Class by Taryn Toomey
Spiritually charged calisthenic workout. Fans: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Christy Turlington Burns. $25/class, taryntoomey.com; @theclassbytt.

The NYC-based studio, which debuts this month on the West Coast, focuses on sculpting using slower movements, dance cardio and boxing. Fans: Taylor Swift, Karlie Kloss, Taylor Hill. $40/class, 8067 W. Third St., W.H.,  modelfit.com; @modelfit.

Body by Simone
Dance cardio and conditioning. Fans: Reese Witherspoon, Emmy Rossum, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. $28/class, bodybysimone.com; @bodybysimone.

Barry’s Bootcamp
Original treadmill boot camp, which is also opening in Venice by the end of the year. Fans: David and Victoria Beckham, Aimee Song. $28/class, 1106 N. La Cienega Blvd., W.H., barrysbootcamp.com; @barrysbootcamp.

The Playground LA Dance
Modern dance and fitness by Robin Antin, opening this month. Fans: Drew Barrymore, Minka Kelly, Victoria Beckham. Prices vary, 7375 Melrose Ave., W.H., @the_playground_la.

Watch Your Tone


“I was [working out] five days a week and I could not get rid of my love handles,” confides Danny Holbus, founder of DMH Aesthetics on Larchmont Boulevard. “But six weeks after one CoolSculpting treatment, I didn’t recognize myself.” There’s no doubt diet and exercise are the key to getting in shape, but sometimes it’s not enough. CoolSculpting freezes “subcutaneous, superficial ‘squishy’ fat from stubborn areas like the stomach, love handles, bra-strap fat, underarms and double chins,” Holbus says. “Each treatment reduces fat by about 22 percent.” The two machines at his clinic are in constant use. Since 2010, DMH Aesthetics has performed more than 10,000 treatments, and is the No. 1 provider of the service nationwide. From $1,200, 111 N. Larchmont Blvd., L.A., dmhaesthetics.com; @dmhaesthetics.

Edited by Jenny Murray.
Written by Kelly Atterton.