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Vanity Fair’s Beauty Director Gets Oscar’s-Ready

By: SunHee Grinnell

As I hit la-la land (Oscar-worthy movie reference very much intended) this year, I wondered what it would be like to get ready for the Oscars like a real movie star. Although it took pretty much all day, I must say that the whole experience is truly as glamorous as it appears.

Achieving the perfect canvas for makeup starts with good skin. At 10:30 on Sunday morning, my first stop was a visit with Joanna Czech, Hollywood’s go-to aesthetician (her celebrity roster includes Jordana Brewster, Rihanna, and Uma Thurman, plus Sting, Trudie Styler, and more!) when she’s in town, from Dallas. I managed to get on her #czechlist at the Sunset Tower Hotel yesterday, where she gave me the most beautifying facial. Designed especially for awards season, Czech performed her customized LED red-carpet facial. The treatment consisted of her bewitching combinations of specialized machines and technology, such as OxyLight, Diamond Exfoliation, and Ultrasound plus Micro-currents, along with very effective potions and elixirs, while implementing oxygen infusion with vitamins and appropriate serums from Biologique Recherche, Environ, La Mer, and Raha Medical Gels + Serums, to name a few. The result is incredibly hydrating, plumping, lifting, brightening, and tightening, leaving me with a glow like never before. Furthermore, she also had created a skin-plumping treatment designed especially for the hands, to match the glowing facial. Divine!