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Gritty Pretty· Meet the Facialist that treat Hollywood’s Most High-Profile Celebrities

They’re the women who are on speed dial for L.A.’s elite, trusted to fix, enhance and transform celebrity skin year-round — think Emily Ratajowski, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Meghan Markle, Kate Hudson and Bella Hadid.

Luckily these facialists, while notoriously in-demand, aren’t available exclusively to the A-List, so you too can get that Hollywood glow (given that you book your appointment well in advance). Behold: our round-up of the women who keep Hollywood’s skin in check.

Clocking over 20 years of experience, Melanie Grant is one of Australia’s most renowned facialists, with clinics in both Melbourne and Sydney. Grant has an ultra-exclusive list of clientele — including homegrown talent such as Georgia Fowler, Lara Worthington, Nicole Trunfio, and Gritty Pretty’s Spring 2019 covergirl, Phoebe Tonkin — all of whom sing her praises.

It was only a matter of time before she took her talented hands across the Pacific, opening her Los Angeles skin studio earlier this year on the iconic Melrose Place. Before long, Hollywood heavyweights such as Victoria Beckham and Kim Kardashian, came knocking.

What is it about Grant’s skin philosophy that garners so much adoration? “I combine clinical efficacy with my heritage in beauty,” Grant recently shared with Gritty Pretty. “I have seen the true benefits of peels, lasers, light therapy, and ultrasound, but there is something to be said for the healing and healthful benefits for the skin when incorporating traditional beauty practices.”

If you book in with Melanie, don’t expect any old thing off the treatment menu. “I don’t have signature treatments, just a signature result — healthy, glowing, natural skin,” says Grant. “We have a great repertoire of products and modalities to perfectly customise our treatments.”

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