Prep for the Oscars this year as if you were primed to receive the evening’s highest honors yourself.
The Academy’s biggest night is coming up this weekend, and of course, we can’t wait to see who takes home the big awards. Even more importantly, maybe, is who shows up in the best (and worst!) attire, and who will earn nods for beautiful hair, makeup and skin. The stars themselves know how important this is, as well, which is why we’d imagine they’ve been spending all week prepping to look and feel their best. Here’s what we’d recommend for them…and these are treatments you, too can enjoy!
Luipita Nyong’o has been the name on the tip of everyone’s tongue all awards season long. From her outstanding breakout performance in 12 Years A Slave to nailing her red carpet look time after time, this supporting actress nominee has earned her status as the one to watch. We’re so happy for this deserving star…but we can’t help our jealousy over her maddeningly flawless skin! How does one get so lucky in the genes department!?
Well, it might not be all genes. Most A-listers indulge in regular facials to keep their skin glowing. For Lupita, and anyone else looking to mimic her angelic glow (read: everyone), we’d recommend the 80 Minute Bee-Alive Royal Jelly Anti-Aging Facial from Essential Retreat Day Spa in Norwalk, CT. A deeply exfoliating enzyme peel and pure royal jelly mask can help even mere mortals achieve skin (almost) as radiant as Lupita’s.
If you haven’t been following along, you may be surprised by which star’s hair is generating the most buzz this awards season. That accolade can be awarded to none other than Jared Leto and his ombre locks, which have been spoken about almost as much as his game-changing role of Rayon in Dallas Buyers Club. Everyone is dying to know whether we’ll see loose waves or some man-bun action this weekend!
One thing is for sure— Leto must be planning to deep condition his strands and trim the ends this week to ensure his tresses are picture-perfect come Sunday. The Signature Hair Treatment and Haircut at Frasada Salon & Day Spa in Oceanside, NY should do the trick! Others with enviable hair may enjoy this treatment, too .
America’s sweetheart is also one of the hardest working ladies in Hollywood! Aside from her nominated role in American Hustle, Lawrence also starred in The Hunger Games: Catching Fireas heroine Katniss Everdeen last year. Plus, she’s set to star in the release of two blockbusters in 2014: X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I. That’s quite a few projects for one actress to take on all at once!
With all of that going on, Miss Lawrence is bound to be majorly stressed out. We’re sure she would appreciate a pampering, relaxing massage prior to awards season’s final show this weekend! We’d say the 90 Minute Hot Stone Massage at Synergy Spa in Raleigh, NC should do the trick, and leave her nice and relaxed for the big night.
American Hustle’s other female lead, Amy Adams, also had a standout performance this season. We don’t know what we loved more about her role in this year’s most nominated flick—her fiery red locks or feisty accent.
Adams is one starlet who has shown consistency with at least one thing this awards season—that is, showing a lot of skin, just like her character in American Hustle. A 60 Minute Silky Chocolate Full Body Scrub from A Little Touch of Heaven in Newport Beach, CA, is just what she needs to keep her skin smooth and perfected for her next low-cut ensemble.
Leo’s performance as Jordan Belfort, a quaalude-popping, swindling stock broker on Long Island in the 90’s, will be hailed as one of his best. Who knew this serious soul had such strong comedic chops?! Leo has definitely earned his accolades and truly deserves to bring home a statue (finally)—and with the pressure on, he’s got to be getting a little nervous.
For Leo, we’d go with the 80 Minute Champagne and Roses Deep Tissue Massage with Foot Reflexology to relieve his tension and center his energy for the big night. This treatment, at Euphoria Massage and Spa in Little Falls, NJ, comes with a glass of champagne, too because Leo, you’re always a winner in our book!
Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.