The Celebrity Facialist



Celebrity Beauty Stalker, Alice Howard, talks to celebrity beauty guru Chelseé Lewis, about her life and work.

1. What is your skincare philosophy?

I believe we must all try and look after our skin as much as possible by having a fantastic cleansing routine and using products which work for you. Using SPF, having a healthy balanced diet, lots of water and exercise and regular beauty treatments to help purify, detoxify and balance the mind and body. Lifestyle and diet have a big impact on our skin.

2. Have you ever suffered from a skin complaint?

When I was a teenager I suffered from severe acne and my mother took me to a doctor on Harley Street where I had few treatments which helped my skin tremendously. My heart always goes out to anyone who has acne as a skin complaint as it’s our face and it’s very hard to cover up. Acne can really knock your confidence, so I will always do my best to try to treat this skin condition and if I can’t  then I will refer the client to a facialist who can.

3. What do you use on your own skin?

I use , Yon-Ka , Decleor and Eve Lom products which I highly rate and have used over the past 10 years.

4. What is your ultimate skin tip?

Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! My devoted clients call me ‘The Exfoliating Queen’ and I just love doing this. Obviously in moderation once or twice a week. I love the way your skin looks so clear, even more fresher and it just glows!

5. How did you start as a beauty guru?

20 years ago I started my career working for Regis in the Debenhams store in Oxford Street which was a busy hair and beauty location. It was a rewarding time and I built so much experience, knowledge and worked with some very interesting people. Following this I worked with many of the well-known product houses including high-end beauty clinics.

6. You are a renowned facialist. Why did you choose to specialise only on skin?

I found my niche whilst working for a London clinic that specialised in facial treatments and i grew into becoming a dedicated and intuitive facialist. I love my work and to me it’s not like a job! I get to meet some fantastic people helping them to feel good and most of all to look good too! It is also important to educate clients on how to look after their skin. There are so many people that still don’t know how to look after their skin. And there are plenty of Women and Men  who have injectable procedures to look young but are not looking after their skin. My clients always receive a little skin education at each salon appointment and thank me when they see the visible results!

7. Tell us about your signature treatment.

My signature facial is Le Visage. It is a treatment which is tailor-made to the clients concerns and their individual needs. Included in this facial is my signature massage which is a lymph drainage and working on the pressure points of the face. This is one of the most important part of the treatment as it brings oxygen and nutrients to the skin and also detoxifies. I would always adapt the treatment to the clients skin concern on the day and they may have a micro peel incorporated in the treatment or Aqua Microdermabrasion. This facial is results driven treatment but also extremely luxurious and pampering.

8. How much do you charge and do you have any celebrity clients?

The cost of the Le Visage treatment is £120 and I am grateful for all my clients custom and In my eyes ALL my clients are stars! Yes, I can include; Stella McCartney, Gwyneth Paltrow, Erin O’Connor, Sadie Frost, Anna Friel and Jeremy Piven, to name but a few, visit me to take care for their skin, when they can.

9.What makes you stand out from the crowd?

I am just doing me. I think always stay true to yourself and being a nice person goes a long way.

10. How long is your waiting list?

At the moment if a client calls at the beginning of the week I will always try and fit them in.

11. Who has been your biggest influence in your career?

My family. My mother and my sister have always supported me in all my decisions and encouraged me along the way. And I was always told to follow your dreams and ‘You’ can be and do what ever you want to, just go for it!

12. You are such a busy lady; tell Celebrity Beauty Stalker readers how you relax.

I relax by watching DVDs and movies, exercising, relaxing dinners with a glass of wine. And having body massages  and acupuncture.

I also like to relax with meditation and also practice mindfulness.

Chelseé Lewis is based at the Nicky Clarke Mayfair salon,11 Carlos Place, London W1K 3AX

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BEHIND THE SCENES – Top 5 Celebrity Beauty Secrets

Check out five celebrity backstage beauty secrets and tricks from the people in the know at fashion week.

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One of the easiest ways to cheat a youthful look is to draw on freckles. Makeup artist, Lynsey Alexander says that Kate Moss always asks for a smattering of freckles, “It gives you that youthful freshness and glow, the trick is to use your brow pencil and dot randomly before smudging it with your finger, so it looks like skin rather than make-up”.

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You can achieve fashion lashes with Queen of Lashes Sue Marsh. London lash queen Sue who counts supermodel Naomi Campbell as a client has created a unique formula from the salon to the catwalk using her Eye Boutique lashes range. These fabulous falsies are infused with four colours and two lengths and applying them is easy with Sue’s illuminated magnifying mirror and unique lash holder. Sue Marsh Eye Boutique Lashes, £8, Lash Holder, £15, Magnifying Eye-Mirror £10, and Hypoallergenic Adhesive, £8 from and  

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Eyebrows are in for the foreseeable future. If you haven’t been blessed with Delevingne eyebrows, Terry de Gunzburg, founder of ByTerry says: “Apply a nourishing balm to your eyebrows before going to bed. This will guarantee extra strength and growth—thicker eyebrows in two weeks.”


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Matte foundations can settle on the skin and often exaggerate pores and wrinkles. Joanna Czech, Uma Thurman’s facialist, says: “Skin looks younger and fresher when you can see it through your foundation, unlike water-based versions, they won’t highlight enlarged pores and fine lines.”

Czech also says: “Make your own by mixing your favourite serum or facial oil in with your regular foundation.”

Mixing serum into your foundation is a great way to ensure your skin stays hydrated all day.

Skincare expert at What Skin Needs, Sonja Dymalovski, recommends using a serum that includes natural oils as they reduce the chance of breakouts.

Sonja says: “Hydration is the key to young looking skin, and adding a serum to your foundation is a great way to get that youthful dewy look. I would go for a serum with oils that have anti-inflammatory and soothing properties like Jojoba oil and Plantolin. Try Hydrating Facial Serum by What Skin Needs, £17.99.

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Who knew that you could find a great conditioner tucked away in your fridge! Blake Lively told Brydie: “My mom taught me this really great beauty tip. She used to put oil or mayonnaise on the bottom half of her hair before she would shower. That way, when she would shampoo, the soap wouldn’t strip the bottom of the hair and dry it out making it brittle.

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If you are desperate for a tan, but don’t want to hit the beach, get over to see celebrity tanning expert James Read at THE STUDIO at Harvey Nichols.  Read counts Ellie Goulding and Mariah Carey as clients and with over 12 years’ experience in the beauty industry, James Read is the UK’s leading self-tan expert. At his studio a bespoke, one of a kind tanning machine is used to create James’ famous layering technique and achieve the most natural-looking, long-lasting tan. You’ll emerge 30 minutes later and almost think that you just came back from an exotic break!  The Signature Tan is £40.00

Or why not turn your bathroom into a tanning station to achieve a natural golden tone.


Just remember to 1.Exfoliate 2. Moisturise all over first, before you apply an even layer of self-tan. Leaving step’s 1 and 2 out will result in looking fake! Be sure to use you Vaseline over eyebrows first to avoid discorlation. Using a Tanning Mitt apply the lotion to the body in circular motions making sure you spread the lotion all way up to your ears. This will ensure a more realistic tan; white around the ears is a dead giveaway and not a good look! For that ultimate home tan, try James Read SLEEP MASK TAN BODY. Infused with Aloe Vera, Hyaluronic Acid and Algae Extract to leave skin hydrated and moisturised, as well as ensuring your tan lasts longer and fades away evenly. Go on, give it a glow!

James Read SLEEP MASK TAN BODY is priced £35.00 from

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If you’re going to be flashing your pins like supermodel Bella Hadid and plan to wear one of this season’s hot slinky dresses, legs need to be stubble-free.  Waxing will keep them smooth for up to six weeks. Try a Full Leg Wax at Strip, a Lycon wax experience that is a longer lasting stubble free alternative to standard shaving and leaves skin with a soft sheen.

For hair-free pins get them done professionally at Strip. I did.

Strip Full Leg Wax is priced at £44.00

112 Talbot Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 1JR

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Protect skin, hair, lips and nails in Spring and Summer with sunscreen beauty products that are guaranteed to keep you protected and fresh and keep you looking glamorous just like a screen icon.


Products and Stockists

Green People Scent Free Sun Lotion SPF 30, £21,

Daniel Sandler Retexturizing Face Primer SPF 20,  £20.50

Laura Mercier Lip Balm SPF 15, £17.50

Barry M Do It Like A Nude, £4.99

Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil, £21.50