[UPDATE: This story was originally published on April 5.]
Sure, we all feel enormous pressure to keep up appearances in our sometimes too-vain town. But can you imagine how stressful it would be if your livelihood depended on looking uber-attractive 24/7? We’re not talking model-slash-actresses here—we mean the beauty experts we trust implicitly to get our tresses and skin in tip-top shape. After all, if their pro ducks aren’t in a row, how can we envision them morphing us into wannabe glamour queens?
In this industry, seeing is believing, so we’ve scouted out five local beauty aces, who let us snoop around their bathrooms
and snap the secret products lurking inside each of their arsenals. Behold, the lotion- and potion-filled cabinets of L.A.’s top aestheticians, hair stylists, and makeup wunderkinds, and find out what’s cookin’ on these good-lookin’ gurus’ shelves.
Photographed by Hailley Howard