5 Things You Need to Do for Awards Season in West Hollywood

Spring. Summer. Fall. Winter. And, if you're in West Hollywood, awards season.

Award show season is upon us, and it’s all anyone can talk about. Who will win the most prestigious awards? What will they be wearing when they do? And where will the winners go to celebrate their victories after the show? Even if you’re not up for an Academy Award, you can still participate in all the fun and excitement of the season. Pamper yourself with a “red carpet” treatment at a West Hollywood salon, get your favorite celeb’s look or visit stars’ top places to eat with our recommendations below.

1. Perfect Your Canvas

Great skin gives you the best canvas for a glowing look and perfect makeup application. The EDITION Custom Facial at The Spa at West Hollywood EDITION was created to get guests and clients red-carpet ready. Consider getting a deep-cleansing facial two to three weeks before an event to clear the skin. A day or two before your event, think about a microcurrent facial to tone, tighten and brighten the skin. Finally, try a hydrating mask to temporarily plump the skin, improve texture and make you look well-rested and fresh.

Tip: If you have a dreaded blemish, a steroid shot can help shrink it, but experts suggest doing this 48 hours before the event — especially if you’ve never had one.

2. Wake Up & Makeup

Deciding on the right makeup look for your big night out can be overwhelming. Whether you want the full-on slay of your favorite makeup content creator, the total coverage of a Hollywood leading lady or the effortless no-makeup-makeup-look of a runway model, a pro artist will know how to give you what you want. Check with your hotel concierge or consider one of these businesses offering makeup services:

3. Style Me, Please

A woman wearing a leather jacket looks in the mirror while shopping at Fred Segal in West Hollywood, California.

Have you ever dreamed of working with a professional fashion stylist? Here are a few favorite stores and shopping centers that Hollywood stylists visit to get inspired, pull looks and dress their A-list clients. We’ve included a luxury consignment shop — you might even score a piece once owned by your Hollywood fave!

Tip: Make sure to bring a pair of heels and maybe your undergarments (we’re looking at you, Spanx!) to get an accurate idea of how something might look on your big night.

4.  Color, Cut, Style, Extensions?

Watching Hollywood’s leading ladies transform themselves for the red carpet is so much fun. Make sure your hair is on point, too, by booking with one of these celeb-favorite salons.

Tip: Scroll the salon’s Instagram accounts to see which stylist can give you precisely what you want.

5.  No Photos, Please

Actually, we lied. We want all the photos. Now that you have glowing skin, the perfect makeup, beautiful hair and an outfit that makes you feel ah-maz-ing, you have to take the perfect photo for your social media feed. West Hollywood is famous for its social media-worthy locations, so grab your camera (or iPhone) and a friend and visit one of these picture-perfect spots before you lose the light.

Tip: You may want to opt for your camera phone because some of these locations may ask you to stop if your session looks and feels like a pro photo shoot.

Bonus: Break a Sweat

Some say that you don’t have to get ready if you stay ready. So, consider upping your fitness game now. West Hollywood boasts a little something for everyone. You can try anything from boxing to HIIT to Pilates and much more.

Book a suite at one of these West Hollywood hotels and stay where the stars get red-carpet ready.

Updated from the original article by Maxine Tatlonghari.

Maxine Tatlonghari
About Maxine Tatlonghari
Maxine Tatlonghari is the award-winning #femalefounder behind the Vanity Girl Hollywood brand. She is also a beauty boss lifestyle blogger and serves as the first Vice Chair of the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. She has been featured in Forbes and Huffington Post. She lives, works and plays in West Hollywood.

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