A-List Beauty: The Facials, Massages, and Specialty Treatments the Stars Swear By

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Jan. 28 2015, Updated 2:12 p.m. ET

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There's a reason Hollywood's elite looks as good as they do and we're spilling their best-kept, "beauty black book" secrets right here—get ready to book your appointment.

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Bliss Spa

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Liv Tyler and Molly Sims are fans of the Bliss Triple Oxygen Facial, which is the spa's most popular treatment. This facial starts with a skin-type-specific peel then follows with an oxygen wrap, extractions, application of the Triple Oxygen cream and mask, an energizing, hydrating enzyme pack and a vitaminized oxygen spray. Hey, it's called Bliss for a reason.

Triple Oxygen Facial, $165 for 75 minutes,

Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Astoria New York

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One of the most requested services by celebs at the Guerlain Spa at the Waldorf Astoria New York is the Abeille Royale Facial, which is a 90-minute anti-aging treatment, BUT their new "Milk, Rooftop Herbs, and Haute Honey" mani/pedi is not to be missed! This service incorporates rosemary from the hotel's new rooftop garden in a lemon sugar scrub as well as "Top of the Waldorf Honey" from six beehives that live on the 20th floor space—um, sign us up??

Abeille Royale Facial, $295,

“Milk, Rooftop Herbs, and Haute Honey” Manicure, $60 and Pedicure, $80,

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Elemis Day Spa

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Sienna Miller maintains her flawless face by getting the Visible Brilliance Facial at the Elemis Day Spa. This anti-aging face and eye treatment firms, while reducing dark circles and increasing your skin's elasticity by 40% after just 1 treatment. If it's good enough for Sienna, it's good enough for us.

Elemis Visible Brilliance Facial, $155 for 75 minutes,

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The Institute, Erno Laszlo New York

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Both Brooke Shields and Katrina Bowden are fans of the custom facials at The Erno Laszlo Institute in New York's Soho district. Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Jackie O, and Audrey Hepburn all visited The Institute regularly over 40 years ago and now the newly reopened space will serve as a hot spot for celebs and dedicated customers alike.

$3,000 for a 12-month membership or $1,000 for three months, which includes: a customized Skin Rejuvenation Program of Nutrition Boosting Facials and Cellular Regeneration Peels focusing on skin correction and maintenance,

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Lovella Salon


When you want glowing, seriously soft skin, you go to Anjelica Huston's longtime facialist Behare, at NYC's Lovella Salon. Huston has said that "Behare gives the best facial massage in the world" and she wasn't kidding. Lovella’s new facial bar offers an express face lift and a firming eye treatment, but our favorite service is the Repêchage Four Layer Facial, which incorporates a cooling seaweed mask followed by a warming mineral mask that naturally heats to 101° F upon application and is removed in one solid layer. Trust us—your skin has never felt better.

Repêchage Four-Layer Facial, $100,

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Blake Lively lives for Kérastase's in-salon Fusio Dose treatments, which make hair stronger, softer, and shinier. The Gossip Girl star keeps her blonde locks looking major by getting them every few weeks!

Kérastase In-Salon Fusio Dose Treatments, $25, visit to locate a salon near you.

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The Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa

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In between shooting America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks unwinds at The Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa in The Plaza Hotel. The supermodel was in recently for a Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage, where she raved about their Peppermint scented Firming Concentrate and Divine Oil, describing it as “sexy.” Plus, one of the coolest things about this spa is the 800-square-foot French Paradox Wine Lounge located in the cellar—a little aperitif post-pampering never hurt anyone.

Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage, $205 for a 50-minute massage,

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Uni K Wax


Kim K's bestie Larsa Pippen is a big fan of the all-natural, pain-free wax treatments at Uni K and has visited several of the Miami locations, as well as their new center in Westwood, LA. Uni K makes their own wax right in the salon so you don't have to worry about where yours is coming from, plus they have some of the best prices around!

Prices range from $5-25 for face (men/women); $10-30 for body (men/women); and $11-50 for bikini (men/women),

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Joanna Vargas Spa


How do stars like Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams prepare for major awards shows? With Joanna Vargas' Sleeping Beauty Treatment, obviously. Her LED Bed boosts collagen while correcting imperfections like fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots by increasing cell regeneration with red and infrared light. If LED lights heal the skin 300% faster, we're all for it!

Sleeping Beauty Treatment, $225 for 30 minutes,

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Paradisus Playa del Carmen

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The YHI Spa at Paradisus Playa del Carmen in Mexico is known for their mud facials, zen-like sanctuaries (with indoor and outdoor treatment rooms), hydrotheraphy baths, and biomassages, so it's no wonder celebs like Gabrielle Union, Hayden Panettiere, and Kendra Wilkinson are fans of the gorgeous resort.

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