VOGUE, February 2013
'I heard about Georgia Louise from a jet-setting facial-addict friend with a bloodhound's nose for the latest and greatest skin whisperers. "You have got to try her chakra-healing treatment," she gushed. "You'll feel like you've been on holiday for a month and you'll look ten years younger." Needless to say, I didn't walk, I ran.
Louise, a recent transplant from London, did not disappoint. After 90 minutes of magical ministrations that included meditation, massage, Reiki, Tibetan chimes (I'm still not sure what they do, but I like them), ultrasound pore cleansing, intense hydration, galvanic currents, and an LED light show, I slid, Gumby-like, out of her Upper East Side digs with an outrageously dewy and noticeably more lifted-looking complexion. On the way out, I bumped into Linda Evangelista. Uh-oh. In a city where news of a great aesthetician travels faster than a G6, I knew it wouldn't be long before I was competing with actresses, models, and other fashion types for quality time with my new BFF (best facialist forever). Sure enough, Evangelista told Gucci Westman, a makeup artist whose skin is so good she doesn't need makeup (or facials, ostensibly), who told Cameron Diaz.
Within weeks of crossing the pond, Louise had cracked a formidable nut: the New York woman, who, let's face it, demands a lot more than "cream and steam" from her facial these days. Post-extraction blotches and bloody needle marks have gone the way of the Walkman. We want great-looking skin the way we want our coffee and taxis: now. Call it instant glorification. Of course, a little TLC doesn't hurt. "New York women are well researched and impeccably groomed," says Louise. "Their hair is smooth, their nails perfect, and they want the skin to match. They are also high-strung, stressed, emotional, and exhausted, so before we do anything, I relax them. Of course I love new technology and incorporate it into my facials, but I think warmth, healing, and stimulation offered by the human touch is as powerful as a current or a laser. Together they make a pretty potent cocktail."'