WWD, April 2017
New York skin experts are seeing an influx of clients looking to glow at this year's event.
With her fashionable clientele and Upper East Side location, the Met Gala is a busy season for facialist Georgia Louise of Georgia Louise Atelier. “They’re so busy getting everyone else ready, so they don’t have much time for themselves,” said Louise of her clients — a host of editors, stylists, makeup artists and designers. Speaking to WWD via phone three weeks before the big night, Louise noted that skin prep should start several weeks out. “I try to get them in once a week [starting now] — this week is when it starts to get crazy for me.”
Louise recommends three facials in three weeks, where she lifts and tightens the skin with a combination of radio-frequency and microcurrent, and uses oxygen to make it look dewy. Some VIP clients will book facials the day of to ensure optimal glow. “For any of the fashion events, everyone wants their skin shiny and cheeks lifted,” Louise said. “It’s about glossy, glossy skin and high cheeks and brows.”
This year, Louise is shifting focus to the rest of the body as well. “I just started doing the FIT Bodywrap — it’s an infrared body wrap that heats up the body and breaks down collagen and fat so you sweat out fat and toxins,” Louise said. “It’s great if you want to lose a few inches and feel amazing in your dress.”