Hollywood stars are set to strut the red carpet at the scaled-back Oscars, and they’re ready for their close-up.
Australian celebrity facialist Melanie Grant said stars were turning to both in-real-life and virtual facials aheads of today’s Oscars, with the new “it” treatment involving a massage of the cheeks, forehead, jawline and neck.
Sydney-based Grant – who is Chanel’s skin expert – operates VVVIP studios in Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles, where her clients have included Margot Robbie, Cate Blanchett, Kim Kardashian, Hailey Bieber, Jennifer Aniston and Victoria Beckham.
Grant’s range of pre-Oscars treatments include the “Melanie Grant x Augustinus Bader” facial, which features a massage “to boost blood flow and directly address the fascia”. In short, it’s basically a workout for the face.
The treatment had been “hugely popular” at Grant’s West Hollywood studio – as well as her location in Sydney’s Double Bay – in the lead up to the awards.
“This treatment focuses on facial massage,” Grant said, adding that it gave clients “actual results with zero down time”.