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Hollywood - Looking the part

Thursday, April 22, 2004
If you plan to walk the red carpet, be seen at premieres and mix it up with the stars, then you best plan to be glam all the way!

We all know that perfectly-toned bodies, even tans and careful grooming just don't happen naturally, so we had to find out where it all happens.

Crunch opened in Manhattan in 1989 with the belief that fitness was more than just bulging biceps. It made going to the gym fun, with instructors from the world of rappers, drag queens, actors and dancers. The "no judgements" philosophy exists in every Crunch operation. People of all shapes and sizes are made welcome.

Laurent Du Fourg, owner of Prive Salon, takes care of famous hair. Uma Thurman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sharon Stone and many others put their locks in the care of this salon. Apart from tending to hair, they serve healthy snacks and teas and have a tranquil Buddha Garden Café. Upstairs is Ona Spa, an oasis providing massages, facials and body scrubs.

Splash Spa offers private themed jacuzzis for parties or romance and opens every day of the year, after running for 25 years in Los Angeles.

Roxbury Spa, while offering the usual feelgood massages and treatments, has added a unique treat, the butt facial. It tones, deblemishes, massages and polishes the neglected derriere. Those who've had one can't wait for the next!

ABS by Allen Schwartz is where you can buy glamour gowns without glamour price tags. Their line covers clothing from basics to Oscar wear.

Once you've been groomed, made-up and dressed in an outfit you've always dreamed about, why not attend the premiere of a film? Read the LA Times to find out where the latest movies are being released.

Casablanca Tours operate from the hotel and offer four-hour van tours to Graumans, the Hollywood Bowl, down Sunset Strip, the farmers market and other places of interest.


Los Angeles, California


Splash Spa opens every day at 11.30am. Prices start at around $34 for an hour, with a minimum charge of one hour.
Crunch opens on weekdays from 5am to midnight and 7am to 10pm on weekends. Sessions start at about $32.
Prive Salon is open every day and appointments are necessary.
Casablanca Tours run between 9am and 1.15pm every day. They cost about $56.
Please note prices are valid at time of filming.

More information

Casablanca Tours
7000 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood 90028
Ph: 323 461 0156

ABS by Allen Schwartz
1533 Montana Avenue
Santa Monica
Ph: 310 393 8770

Roxbury Spa
9701 South Santa Monica Boulevard
Beverly Hills 90210
Ph: 310 777 0201

8054 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles 90048
Ph: 323 653 4410

Prive Salon
7373 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles 90036
Ph: 323 931 5559

8000 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles 90046
Ph: 323 654 4550

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