AWARDS SHOW PREP

Believe it or not, even the most glamorous starlet doesn’t wake up red carpet ready. There’s a lot of hard work and dedication that goes into looking pristine and perfect. From detoxes to makeup and hair, here are the (sometimes crazy) steps actresses take to get ready for their primetime close-up.

Juice Cleanse: Celebs live and breathe diet and exercise, but right before a big awards show, they have to step up their game. Enter: a detoxifying juice cleanse. An instant belly slimmer, a three-day cleanse is a standard amongst actresses. The latest Hollywood craze is Pressed Juicery’s tasty drinks, which are both healthy and delicious. It’s a win-win.

The Red Carpet Facial: Adoured by celebrities with glowing skin, Tracie Martyn’s “Red Carpet Facial” is legendary. Stars leave with radiant skin, reduced puffiness, lifted eyes and cheekbones and a redefined jawline. It is basically a non-invasive facelift, and one of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets. 59 Fifth Avenue – 212.206.9333

Eyebrows: No matter the form of removal – waxing, threading, tweezing – every woman has had an eyebrow horror story, except the lucky few who get their brows done by expert Anastasia Soare. For January’s Golden Globes, she worked with JLo, Heidi Klum and Megan Fox, to name a few. For the brow shaping of a lifetime, visit her Beverly Hills salon. 438 North Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA – 310.273.3155

Perfect Blowout: The most talented hairstylists in the world flock to LA during awards season to create covetable looks for A-listers. From intricate chignons to retro waves, starlets have so many interesting options when it comes to hair. At the recent Globes ceremony, Lucy Liu took a risk that paid off with a messy fishtail braid created by Andy Lecompte. Andy Lecompte Salon, 616 North Almont Drive, West Hollywood, CA – 310.273.4100

Glowing Skin: Porcelain skin is in right now…Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain are dominating the red carpet with their Snow White complexions, but there are still stars who love looking like they just got back from a tropical vacation. For those ladies, like Sofia Vergara and Eva Longoria, St. Tropez brand is the top choice. It leaves a healthy, vibrant glow with no streaks and none of the dangerous side effects that could result from tanning beds.

Quick Fix Spanx: Stars have virtually perfect figures thanks to extensive diets, exercise and detox, but you won’t find one celebrity who will step out on the red carpet without this undercover wonder. Spanx is a gift to actresses and regular women alike. It just creates smooth lines and brings out the best in any couture gown.

Makeup: Most leading ladies keep their makeup simple on the red carpet to avoid making any beauty faux pas, but the real standouts take a risk. Jessica Alba looked incredible at the Golden Globes with her bombshell tangerine pout. Her beauty look was created by Lauren Andersen.

All of these steps together create the glamorous looks we see at the Oscars, Globes and Grammys. The results clearly pay off, but it’s exhausting! Do you think you have what it takes to get ready like a celeb?

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