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As we approach the climax of Awards Season, the Oscars (have you printed out Racked's Bingo board yet?), our city is buzzing with beauty and gifting lounges for fancy people to calm their nerves at. Just like last year, we'll be crashing all the top spots to give you an exclusive look at the generous actions that take place inside these lavish affairs. First stop: SLS Hotel's Oscar Beauty Lounge.
Located inside the starry property's luxurious Ciel Spa, this second annual event was sponsored by Parisian haircare company Leonor Greyl, which meant blowdryers were on full blast the entire day. Guests pulled up a chair inside the spa's Hilary Swank-frequented salon, Robert Vetica, where the master himself was on-hand to give tips on tresses and take Instagram snaps. (Here's our editor Natalie Alcala with the man himself.)
Besides blowouts, NARS makeup and manis were served, as were molecular gastronomy snacks and selfies inside BMW cars that were parked right outside. Because, why not? Take a tour of the happenings below and stay tuned for more Oscar lounge adventures.