Luxe Life: Hollywood’s Strangest Beauty Treatments

Gwyneth Paltrow has gotten a snake venom facial.

Mila Kunis looked gorgeous at the Golden Globes. Perfect hair, beautiful dress, glowing skin from a $7,000 ruby and diamond facial, courtesy of Scott Vincent-Borba. Wait, huh? Yes, Mila luxuriated in a spa treatment that cost more than most people’s mortgage to have perfectly poreless skin the night of the Globes, and she certainly isn’t the first celebrity to shell out big bucks for a beauty procedure. Check out our list of Hollywood’s craziest – and most expensive! – treatments.

Mila Kunis spent $10,000 on facial treatments for the Golden Globes 2011.

Eyelash ExtensionsAshley Greene gets eyelash extensions.

One of the tamer are more pervasive new beauty treatments is eyelash extensions. Ashley Greene, Nicole Kidman, and Leighton Meester are all fans of this relatively painless treatment in which a technician applies single strands of synthetic eyelashes to your natural lashes, one at a time.  The result is long, thick lashes (and no need for mascara) for four to eight weeks. Popular Hollywood salon, Makeup Mandy, charges $350 for this indulgence.

The Holistic Facial

Terri Lawton, who specializes in “age management”, has created a Holistic Facial, incorporating a combination of Cranial Sacral Therapy and Energy work. Mindful of the body/mind/spirit connection, Lawton addresses your “beauty chi” with this procedure. Her gorgeous clientele includes Demi Moore, Rachel Weisz, Kerri Russel, Jude Law, Kate Bosworth, and Naomi Watts. Oh, and prices are upon request. Read: expensive!


Demi Moore is on the cutting edge of beauty treatments.Snake Venom Facial

Before you let the name freak you out, be comforted by the fact that there are no actual snakes involved in this facial. The serum in this treatment simply mimics the effects of venom. In other words, it relaxes the face the same way venom will relaxes a snake’s prey. The result?  Improved elasticity in the skin, which reduces the appearance of fine lines, and helps to bond skin cells. A bit like Botox, but without a needle, or thankfully, a snake bite! Gwyneth Paltrow and Debra Messing have been known to shell out $200 for this treatment.


Ultimate Total Body Hydra-Dermbrasion Resurfacing

When Ellen DeGeneres, Cher, and Charlize Theron need to be paparazzi-ready, they head to Ole Hendriksen for total body hydra-dermabrasion. For a mere $395, they get an in-depth, full-body facial. According to the skin expert’s publicists, "professional grade, high-efficacy serums deeply penetrate the skin and LED light therapy delivers unsurpassed results."  The face, neck, décolleté, arms, elbows, thighs, knees, and back, all get "renewed, hydrated, and refined" in this 110-minute anti-aging treatment.  Sounds good to us! 


Leech Therapy

Demi Moore, who always seems to be at the forefront of cutting-edge beauty treatments, is a fan of this bizarre procedure. Also known as Hirudotherapy, the procedure denotes the use of medicinal leeches for purposes of detoxifying the body. It focuses on the release of blood from the deeper parts of the body and dates back to the medieval period. Yikes. Demi’s a gorgeous woman, but we’re going to have to drawn the line here!  

Gwyneth Paltrow has gotten a snake venom facial.Kate Bosworth has gotten the Terri Lawton

Diamond Massage

Soothe your aching back – with diamonds! This luxury treatment is delivered in the client’s home by Spa on Location, which teamed up with Hearts on Fire (yes, the diamond company). Their "Dream Girl" Diamond massage uses $1 million in loose diamonds to rid your body of "electromagnetic toxins" from the everyday exposure to cell phones, computers and microwaves. The cost of the massage? $25,000!


Fish HairCatherine Zeta-Jones got a sturgeon roe caviar treatment for her hair.

A few years back, it was reported that Catherine Zeta-Jones spent $470 on a liquified sturgeon roe (caviar) treatment for her hair. Supposedly, it is what gives her brown tresses the shine she’s famous for. According to reports, the lavish treatment also includes truffles and eggs. The Beluga caviar is flown in from Iran five days ahead.


Platinum Nails

In 2005, Allure, Essie Cosmetics, Platinum Guild International (PGI), and British platinum supplier Johnson Matthey, joined forces to create the nail polish “I Do” which is made with powdered platinum. The first batch came in a special platinum bottle designed by Henry Dunay, and is valued at $55,000, while a regular bottle went for about $250. When you compare them, the latter doesn’t seem so bad!