What Celebrities Are Doing Right Now to Prep For Awards Season

Celebrities are kicking off the New Year by getting scalp massages with charcoal.

The holidays are over, but red-carpet season is just beginning. The Golden Globe Awards will kick off the season of awards—and couture dresses—on Sunday, and what will follow is a long list of events for which celebs must be their tannest, trimmest, and most beautiful. Here's what they're doing to prepare, starting now.

They’re Burning Fat Cells—But Not In The Gym!

Nurse Jamie has amassed quite a celebrity following. Her inventions range from her Beauty Bear Age Delay Pillow to the EGF Platinum System skincare. Her latest weapon for reversing the years comes in the form of a light-based body-contouring machine, which claims to gradually and permanently reduce fat cells in troublesome areas of your physique during one 25-minute nonsurgical procedure. “We use SculpSure, the only laser with a guaranteed circumference reduction result to eliminate and destroy fat cells around the muscles. I also often go in with an injectable that can reduce fat pockets, and then we tighten the skin as well with laser therapy,” says Nurse Jamie. The nurse also banishes the dreaded bra or back bulge with SculpSure and uses it on hips, flanks, waist and tummy areas. “This is just for the stubborn, hard-to-reach areas and the places that a gown may not be forgiving,” she says.

Using Diamonds for Peels

Sonya Dakar and her skin clinic take up an entire building in Beverly Hills, where celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Drew Barrymore, and Jennifer Lawrence can slip in and out without the prying paparazzi. The most popular treatment is The Diamond Peel, as it helps to resurface the skin, diminishing the look of acne scars and dark spots. After a series of six treatments, the complexion looks brighter and more youthful. “Even with a full face of makeup on the red carpet, celebrities still want a smooth, radiant complexion underneath,” says Dakar.“The best makeup is good skin!” The treatment can also be performed on the chest and back, so it’s ideal for clients who plan to wear more revealing gowns during awards season.

Prepping Their Feet For Stilettos

The Spa on Rodeo is a luxury wellness spa located in the heart of Beverly Hills. Known as the “High Heels Doctor,” founder Bobby Pourziaee believes that healthy feet are the foundation for optimal well-being. Dr. Bobby and his staff offer both traditional and alternative therapies, including sole reflexology, cupping, and results-oriented skin revision treatments.

Getting Permanent Makeup Applied

Dominque Bossavy—a California-based “creator and artist”—performs permanent makeup on the eyebrows and infuses a stain into famously pouty lips with her highly regarded no-makeup, makeup technique. “I bring back all of your features in a natural way,” says Bossavy. The subtle procedures can be done up to two or three days before a red-carpet event, and can last for up to three years.

Applying Charcoal to Their Scalps

You don’t want a dry, flaky scalp shedding on your black-tie Balmain gown, do you? At Salon Kazumi in Beverly Hills an exclusive Japanese “Sumi” is used on the scalp in the form of a blue-hued bamboo charcoal—which is considered a blessing from the Forrest—a paste mask which detoxifies, and soothing eucalyptus that relaxes and hydrates the scalp.

Hooking up to the I.V.

The I.V. Doc is a leading, luxury, in-home hydration service that both Kim Kardashian and Kate Upton have used. The “Beautify” treatment for a hydrated and glowing complexion before big red carpet events is highly sought after. This treatment is loaded with a custom blend of vitamins and electrolytes which, when administered intravenously, instantly promotes healthy, glowing skin and hair. It’s a quick, 30-minute boost loved by A-listers when they need to look camera-ready in a hurry. Hotel calls are also not uncommon for the doctor with the I.V. fluid treatments and vitamin infusions. The service is also popular to treat ailments like hangovers, jet-lag, fatigue, dehydration and the common cold and flu.

Finally, There Is Good, Old-Fashioned Exercise.

We recently spotted Kyle Richards and Lisa Rinna on the rowing machines (a low-impact Pilates of sorts) while practicing the Lit Method in West Hollywood. But, look no further than celebrity trainer Sebastien Lagree for another kind of quick burn. Lagree created the patented Lagree Fitness Method and the Megaformer machine. “Celebs are very cardio-oriented before the awards season in order to look their best and fit into their dresses,” says Lagree. The exercise method combines cardio and strength training, which provides lean muscle tone by keeping the muscles contracted for longer than most other workouts. Each exercise is held for 60 to 120 seconds, and helps tightens and sculpt the muscles but you won’t bulk up and it only takes 25 minutes.

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