Nuz’s clients: Amanda Seyfried and Jessie J
Star treatment Shopping, champagne-sipping, tweeting… the glitterati
give their nails a hard time. Luckily, Nuz Shugaa at secret celebrity haunt,
The Beauty Lounge in London, is on hand to keep famous talons looking
tip-top. “The Gellux manicure is the first choice of our celebrity clients
because it’s available in 24 shades, dries in 30 seconds and lasts two
weeks,” says Nuz. “Gellux is a thick gel polish, finished with a glossy top
coat and placed under an LED light to set.”
Blow it Gellux manicures in-salon with Nuz cost from £50, and in your
own home costs from £100. Visit Beautylounge.co.uk.
Budget it For a do-it-yourself gel manicure, try the Red Carpet
Manicure Portable LED Kit, £59.95, for long-lasting nails.
Nail it kit OPI Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go Replenishing Treatment, £10.21;
Andrea Fulerton Toe & Finger Files, £2.99 (1); Smooch Nail
Polish in Fuscia, £6.50 (2)
Nilam’s clients: The Saturdays, Little Mix, Jorgie Porter and Jennifer
Star treatment If you listened hard enough when high-definition TVs
were introduced, you would have heard the screams of celebs everywhere. No
flaw would be left unseen again, especially when it came to unruly brows.
Thankfully, eyebrow superhero Nilam Patel swooped in with her seven-step HD
Brow programme to save them all.
“We use tinting, waxing and threading to create the optimum brow shape. So
many people are stunned by how it can transform your face,” Nilam says. “It
can take up to 18 months to grow your brows into the perfect shape for your
face. We use a special lotion to make hair follicles grow faster, but we
advise clients to visit us once a month for shaping.”
Blow it An appointment with Nilam costs from £45. Brow sessions with HD
technicians nationwide cost from £25. Visit Hd-brows.co.uk.
Budget it “The worst habit people have is over plucking,” Nilam warns.
“Use powder to softly colour in the shape you want, then tweeze from below.
In the unshaded areas, use a large mirror, rather than a compact, and stand
back every so often to check it looks OK.” If you make a mistake use
eyeshadow to fill in any gaps.
Wow brow kit Tweezerman Slant Tweezer in Neon Pink, £20 (3)
HD Brows Eye & Brow Palette, £19.96
Nichola’s clients: Elle Macpherson, Kate Moss, Cate Blanchett and Charlize
Star treatment Partied-out skin and bags bigger than the Beckhams’
luggage allowance will not be forgiving under the flash of the paparazzi
bulb. Luckily, skin guru Nichola is on hand for celeb close-ups. “I give
clients radiant, luminous skin, and massage is a big part of that,” says
Nichola. Her trademark treatment? The Inner Facial, which involves massaging
cheeks and gums from inside the mouth to diffuse tension in the jaw and
sculpt the the face.
Blow it From £200 per treatment. Visit Nicholajoss.com.
Budget it “A weekly, at-home face mask can make all the difference,”
says Nichola, who revealed she has The Sanctuary 5-Minute Thermal Detox Mask
in her kit and uses it regularly on her star clients. “It’s great for
opening up pores and drawing out impurities. And whether you’re cleansing or
moisturising, use your fingertips and gently massage in small circles to
apply. It takes seconds but can make a huge difference, toning skin and
brightening the complexion.”
Fresh-faced kit The Sanctuary 5-Minute Thermal Detox Mask, £10.20
(4) Avon Rejuvenate Revitalising 2-in-1 Gel Cleanser, £7.50
Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream, £5.81 (5)
James’ clients: Christine Bleakley, Denise Van Outen and Katherine Jenkins
Star treatment Celebs can’t possibly be seen pale – and the first
person that they go to is James. This bronzing god offers a bespoke tanning
“I design tans based on what my clients will be wearing, their hair, eyes and
skin tone,” he says. “With so much flesh on show, skin is as important as
hair and make-up for the red carpet.”
Blow it A visit to James at AWAY Spa in the W London hotel costs from
£40. Home visits from £50.
Budget it “Preparation is key whether you’re in a salon or DIY-ing it.
To get a smooth colour it’s vital you exfoliate first with an exfoliating
glove,” explains James. Got post-tan orange palms? Rub on toothpaste, then
rinse. No one will ever know.
Buff bronze kit Superdrug Body Glove, £2.49 Pale Garnier
Ambre Solaire Light Glow Dry Body Mist Fair Skin, £11.29 (6)
Medium Sienna X Extremely Natural Self Tan, £21 Olive Vita
Liberata Rich Silken Chocolate Tinted Self Tan, £22.49 (7)
Paola’s clients: Daisy Lowe, Kylie Minogue, Jamie Winstone and Alice Dellal
Star treatment “Big hair is very glam, but it takes a while to
achieve,” says Paola from The House Of Rush. Prepping hair with a treatment,
drying, and setting with rollers can take up to three hours.”
Blow it Paola’s time is priced on appointment, from £80 for a blow-dry
and treatment. Blow-dries at Rush salons start from £50. See Rush.co.uk.
Budget it “Start with the basics and invest in a good shampoo and
conditioner,” Paola says. “I can’t live without Kérastase and Moroccan Oil –
ideal for when hair needs a moisture boost.” Straightening your locks? Hold
your head upside down for added volume.
Lush locks kit Kérastase Masque Nutri-Thermique, £16.95
Moroccan Oil Moisture repair Shampoo and Conditioner, £15 each