Beauty philosophy: "We women since we were little always want to look like someone else… We have straight hair, we want curly hair; we are blond, we want to be brunette. We are never happy," Anastasia says. "Everyone should embrace who they are.… Do the best you can do with what you have. I believe that every woman is beautiful."
Olga Lorencin-Northrup of Kinara Spa
Signature red carpet treatment: Red Carpet Facial ($150)
Replicate at home: Kinara's Red Carpet Take Home Kit ($145). This is a three-step peel, neutralizer and mask that exfoliates, diminishes pore size, controls breakouts and increases radiance. Ingredients include lactic acid, argine and green tea.
Lorencin-Northrup's story: She grew up in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. "Beauty has been a part of my life ever since I was a little girl. I started when I was 7 or 8," she says. Lorencin-Northrup remembers making homemade face masks from honey and eggs for herself and her mother. Her passions were politics, philosophy and beauty, but when she immigrated to America, barely speaking English, beauty school was her most practical option. At her first job in Encino, she built her clientele to 350 people in one year. Next she worked at Ole Henriksen, and in 2002 she opened Kinara. She built a solid following but really broke through when Halle Barry raved about her on "Good Morning America," in People and InStyle magazines and elsewhere. "People always call seeing that Halle Berry likes my product, and they say, 'I want to look like that.' It's always a funny conversation," she says.
Beauty philosophy: "Beauty regimens have to be simple but very effective," says Lorencin-Northrup, who advocates separating fads from what really works on your individual skin. "It's about knowledge. And it's about how much love you put into it."
(310) 657-9188, http://www.kinaraspa.com
Kate Somerville of Kate Somerville Skin Health Experts Clinic
Signature red carpet treatment: The Ultimate Kate ($370)
Replicate at home: The DermaLucent and oxygen treatments that are part of the Ultimate Kate are an in-clinic experience. But Somerville's Glow Kit ($265) might be the next best thing. Included are ExfoliKate, which contains physical abrasives and chemical exfoliants; Quench Hydrating Serum with hyaluronic acid; and Deep Tissue Repair, which is rich in peptides for a dewy finish.
Somerville's story: "I played with Barbie a lot when I was little and I always loved making everything around me beautiful — whether it was somebody else or a room," she says. But she was self-conscious about her looks as a child. "I had the biggest buckteeth in the world," she says. "I had frizzy hair when it wasn't in style — I was not a Barbie doll." She also had eczema and was often in dermatologists' offices. "I was really uncomfortable in my own skin," she says, which is what led her to get into the skin-care field. She became a paramedical esthetician working with plastic surgeons and dermatologists. Noticing a void of products that were effective but low in side effects, she hired a cosmetic chemist and started making her own. She opened her own clinic in 2004. Her treatments garnered buzz, and when Paris Hilton and Jessica Alba at the height of their fame credited Kate Somerville as their beauty secret, the media rolled in along with other major celebrities. Paparazzi sometimes sat outside her clinic hoping for a glimpse of one of her star clients. Now her products and treatments are available throughout the country at her clinics, on QVC and at major retailers such as Nordstrom and Sephora. Her book "Complexion Perfection!" was published this spring.
Beauty philosophy: "Natural beauty," she says, not plastic surgery. "The Beverly Hills pulled-back look is not my thing. This is for the woman who wants to stay looking like herself but gorgeous and glowing."
(323) 655-7546, http://www.katesomerville.com