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    Celebrity Stylists Dished On How Expensive It Is To Get Ready For The Oscars

    One night requires a lot of hands, a lot of patience, and a LOT of money.

    In the past, we've seen some gorgeous gowns and sizzling suits at the Oscars. I love to see what everyone wears for the big night, but have you ever wondered how much it REALLY costs to get ready for the Oscars?

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    "The work involved in leading up to the Oscars, up until the day itself, is a lot of work," Ashunta Sheriff, celebrity makeup artist, told BuzzFeed. "Aside from the stylist, fashion designers, and the numerous fittings that talent has to go through to pick their final selection, we also have to test out hair and makeup and make sure they are achieving the vision they have for their client."

    Before everything else, we've got to talk about skin and skincare.


    It's great to think that celebrities just wake up looking fabulous, but a lot of them are getting their skin prepped a month (or more) out! "Some of my celebrity clientele come for a bit of everything," said Melissa Haloossim, clinical director and co-founder of Skin Thesis LA. "The most popular options are the Laser Facial, Black Diamond Facial, and Radio Frequency Tightening (wherever the celebrity wants some improvement). The Black Diamond Facial is unique to Skin Thesis. There’s no-downtime and it helps rejuvenate the appearance of aging and damaged skin. The non-invasive treatment focuses on improving melasma, pigmentation, texture and fine lines. It can also help combat acne by reducing inflammation." The price tag on these celebrity-approved facials? Well, it ranges. "They can start anywhere from $350, for example, for the Oxylight Facial, to $600 for something like the Runway Facial," Haloossim said.

    And yes, the prep is long. "Many of my celebrity clients start preparing for an event such as the Oscars months in advance," said Dr. Michelle Henry, a celebrity dermatologic surgeon. "I have had patients spend upwards of 15k preparing one month prior to the event." Procedures happening a week before? "I love the hydrafacial to infuse glow inducing hydration," Dr. Henry told BuzzFeed. "I also love LED light facials to help reduce any reactivity and redness on the big day."

    More intense procedures. like Botox or fillers, require three to four weeks, Dr. Behrooz Torkian, a facial plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California, told Page Six.

    Next, celebrities need stylists who can get them poppin' for the night!

    For the night, you'll want your hair to be absolutely snatched!

    So why is it so expensive? Redway told BuzzFeed it's because of prep (amongst many things). "When working with a client, you have to think will you need hair extensions, new products, the tools you will use, and a lot of hair pins."

    Makeup is extremely important for the night, especially with all those hot lights celebrities will be under on the red carpet!

    And we can't forget nails and how much time goes into that perfect mani.

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    "Getting clients glammed and ready for award season and red carpet events are highly coveted by industry pros and aspiring manicurists," Gracie J, celebrity manicurist based in New York City, told BuzzFeed.

    "Depending on the event and celebrity status, many brands will pay top dollar for the shot of being captured at said event by leading digital spaces," she said. "It’s like product placement and advertising without the excessive marketing plan and outlandish budget. It can be quite lucrative. One client will ensure your full rent is paid for the month and then some."

    Would you ever want to walk the red carpet?