Hollywood Facialist Shani Darden Opens First Flagship Skin-Care Studio


Jessica Alba, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Chrissy Teigen are enthusiasts of the aesthetician’s signature facials, which now have a new home in Beverly Hills. Come awards season — or any other time of the year, while Hollywood stars are searching for ethereal-looking skin — Shani Darden, is most of the few entrusted by Jessica Alba, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Chrissy Teigen, Amanda Seyfried, and infinite others. For years, A-listers have flocked to the professional aesthetician’s Los Angeles home for her Signature glow-giving facials; now, with the hole of her first flagship studio in Beverly Hills, anyone can ebook coveted face time with Darden and her crew.

The L.A. Facialist feted her sublime new space Thursday night with co-hosts Alba and InStyle editor Laura Brown alongside guests like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Molly Sims, January Jones, Michelle Monaghan, Milla Jovovich, Rebecca Gayheart, Lea Michele and fashion designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, among others.

“I’ve been working from my visitor house for six years,” Darden tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I failed to open this to make it a big component — to have a bunch of aestheticians and a ‘Shani spa.’ I virtually desired something that became more of me, and that’s what that is. Where I had been running, it just wasn’t quite. That’s really how it took place.”

Shani Darden

Located now not far from the thrill of Rodeo Drive, the two 300-rectangular-foot pores and skin-care haven are tucked away on a low-key stretch inside, taking walk distance of UTA and fellow star-fave the Streicher sisters’ Strike salon. Known for her relatively customized, radiance-giving remedies ($500 and up) that integrate a chemical peel, oxygen masks, and LED therapy, Darden says she opted to hold the menu easy: “I’ve gotten a few new gadgets that I honestly like; I have this new brilliant microcurrent device I’m notable enthusiastic about, and I commenced using a new oxygen treatment. I’m continually checking out things to peer what’s new and what truely works…but [the focus] will nonetheless be my signature facials.”

On provide is her tightening and lifting Custom facial (60 minutes) as well as 90-minute remedies such as the wrinkle-smoothing, breakout-banishing Signature and extensive microcurrent-powered Ultimate — all of which use products from the pro’s namesake pores and skin-care line ($38 to $ ninety-five), which include her cult-favored Retinol Reform, which Darden says she’ll soon relaunch with new packaging. (The famous person-loved anti-growing older components will remain the same.)

Another room houses a LightStim LED mattress designed to reinforce collagen manufacturing and move while reducing infection in just forty minutes. There is one new addition to the menu: the 60-minute Honest facial, which features a mask advanced with the aid of Alba and secure products from her line, Honest Beauty. “I’d been working on [Honest company founder] Jessica Alba for so long, so that just sort of made experience,” says Darden.

Darden enlisted buddy and interior designer Jake Arnold (who designed her home and whose clients consist of Julianne Hough and Ashley Tisdale) to dream up the brilliant photogenic area. “It’s  awonderful strength with all heat shades, and it is just a beautiful vibe. Jake did a terrific task; I’m in a kingdom of shock.” The 4-room space functions a the front table and side tables made from Calacatta Viola marble, a custom-made powder pink sculptural sofa, cutting-edge lights through Woe & Wé in the reception room, and antique Hans Agne Jakobsson sconces inside the powder room.

On the cabinets, L.A. Beauty buffs will discover Darden’s full skin-care collection alongside merchandise from Honest Beauty, IS Clinical, and Supergoop, in addition to cross-to devices, which include the LightStim ($169 and up) and the Déesse Pro LED phototherapy mask ($1,900), among others. Coming soon is a “clearing serum that is terrific for pimples. I, without a doubt, have lots of products that I’ve completed. It’s just about placing them out now,” says Darden.

Darden began her profession in L.A. As a version before being cast in a slew of track videos for Destiny’s Child and L.L. Cool J, earlier than turning into an aesthetician. Reflecting on her adventure, Darden explains: “I do not even understand any of it, so I think I’m in more than just a nation of shock, to be sincere. Even on foot into this area, I’m like, ‘I can’t consider that is mine.’ It’s simple, without a doubt overwhelming.”