It’s no secret that scores of celebs come to West Hollywood to get red-carpet ready during awards season, and throughout the year. That’s because the entertainment world’s most prestigious award shows, including the Golden Globes, the Grammy’s and the Oscars, are held right here in Los Angeles. And it doesn’t hurt that West Hollywood is home to more wellness treatments per square mile than anywhere on the West Coast!
But you don’t have to be an A-lister to get a red-carpet glow-up — just head to these luxe West Hollywood gyms, spas and salons that cater to the stars.
Getting a toned and sculpted body for red-carpet appearances is a big commitment that often involves a team of personal trainers. Get a taste of that lifestyle at Dogpound, an exclusive gym in West Hollywood’s Design District that’s home to some of the most sought-after trainers in LA. Founder/owner Kirk Myers has personally trained Hugh Jackman, Taylor Swift and a legion of Victoria’s Secret models. Famously ripped Adam Levine is one of the gym’s main investors. You can book individual classes on Dogpound’s website.
Want to try the workout that gives Jennifer Aniston her enviable physique? Pvolve, a method designed by and for women, uses low-impact movement and specialized equipment to help sculpt the body and improve mobility, balance and posture. Aniston loved the workout so much she joined the company as a partner in 2023. And she’s not the only fan: Models like Molly Sims and Dev Windsor are among Pvolve’s devotees. If you love it, you can continue your journey at home with streaming workouts.
Founded in West Hollywood more than 25 years ago, this uber-popular gym with a cult-like following now has 70+ locations from Dallas to Dubai. Celebs like Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal and the Beckhams have taken Barry’s intense workouts, and you can, too. Grab a three-class pack or seven-day membership and find out what all the hype is about.
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Facialist-to-the-stars Joanna Vargas has a loyal fanbase, from her skincare line to her flagship spas in West Hollywood and New York. Her WeHo location is such a hot spot that there’s a designated entrance for VIPs. Vargas’ legendary Triple Crown Facial is a celeb secret for a red-carpet refresh — just ask clients like Karlie Kloss, Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams.
Ole Henriksen Face/Body Spa
Skincare pioneer Ole Henriksen is practically a household name, and his brand’s exclusive spa in West Hollywood is a go-to for award-show regulars. For the ultimate pre-event glow, opt for the Red Carpet + Facial. It utilizes state-of-the-art tools, including HydraFacial™, LED lights and LHE micro-photo therapy, along with stem-cell serums and a proprietary oxygen-serum infusion. But the real star of this treatment is Venus Freeze™, a device that uses multi-polar radio frequency and pulsed electromagnetic fields to achieve the effect of a nonsurgical facelift.
Bamford Wellness Spa and Face Gym, 1 Hotel West Hollywood
The eco-luxurious 1 Hotel West Hollywood is home to not one, but two wellness destinations. Bamford Wellness Spa was created by British organic wellness expert Carole Bamford to nurture the body, mind and spirit. The spa’s Red Carpet Experience Facial targets the deeper layers of the skin through gua sha face massage and cryotherapy for a more radiant, sculpted and firmer-looking face.
Right at the hotel’s front entrance is FaceGym, touted as the world’s only “gym studio for the face.” Concentrating on the muscles first, the “trainers” literally put your face through the same paces as your body with a warm-up, cardio, sculpt and cool-down through a series of hand movements, skincare products and high-tech tools. You’ll never look at a facial the same way again.
The Spa at The West Hollywood EDITION
This luxurious spa in one of West Hollywood’s trendiest luxury hotels combines cutting-edge technology with holistic methods. The Gala Facial was created specifically with A-list guests in mind. It includes a nourishing oxygen facial and exfoliating Jet Peel technology to leave your skin gleaming, plus a hand scrub or hair and scalp treatment for added pampering.
A well-kept celebrity secret since 1972, Face Place has a long list of superstar clients that includes Brad Pitt, Laura Dern and Cindy Crawford. Along with their signature iDerm Deep Skin Ionization Process, which uses galvanic current to clean and rejuvenate the skin, Face Place has a stacked medical aesthetics menu that includes botox, fillers, radiofrequency microneedling, plasma-fibroblast skin tightening, photofacial rejuvenation and laser hair removal.
Transform Your Tresses
Andy Lecompte Salon
Stylist Andy Lecompte has a celebrity roster a mile long, including Penelope Cruz, Madonna and Miley Cyrus. Hop into one of his talented stylists’ chairs for a cut and color refresh inspired by your favorite celeb.
British-born Benjamin Mohapi trained under the tutelage of John Frieda, and has since become a celebrity stylist in his own right. Past clients include Keira Knightley, Cameron Diaz and Ellen DeGeneres, so you know you’re in good hands. While in West Hollywood, make an appointment at Benjamin Salon for a cut, color or luxury conditioning treatment.
Alex Roldan Salon
Veteran celebrity hair stylist Alex Roldan has handled the locks of Kris Jenner and Paris Hilton, among others. You can get the celeb treatment with Roldan’s team at his lobby-level salon at the London West Hollywood.
The preferred salon of some of Hollywood’s brightest young stars, Mare was founded by a trio of stylists — Mara Roszak, Alex Polillo and Denis De Souza — who met while working at Andy Lecompte Salon. Ask the professionals at this chic studio to recreate the looks of one of their star clients, such as Emma Stone, Elle Fanning, Brie Larson and Olivia Wilde.
This article was updated from an earlier article by Carole Dixon. Header Image Courtesy of Diana Reith