The It List: O.C's Best-Kept Style and Beauty Secrets

By Allison Mitchell | January 6, 2020 | Style & Beauty

Beautiful boutiques, top docs and skin secrets are revealed. Prepare to look and feel your very best.

THE RAREST TIME PIECES: Eurocollective

A coveted collection of hard-to-find and custom watches from the likes of Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe and Richard Mille are housed at this Fashion Island superstore thanks to curator Dara Taheri of EuroWatch. INSIDER'S TIP: Taheri will traverse the globe to hunt down the timepiece of your dreams. “I’ll tell them the price and get it for them within a week,” says the entrepreneur. 563 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach

THE DESIGNER DESTINATION: South Coast Plaza

As the largest shopping center on the West Coast, SCP is home to more designer stores than any other destination in O.C., which includes the only Louis Vuitton atelier in North America. INSIDER"S TIP: Private shopping rooms are housed in most of SCP’s high-end boutiques. Ask to head there for the VIP treatment. 333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa

THE HAIR ARTIST: Jason Alarcon

This styling ace will have you tressed to impress with the finest extensions and accessories (think braids weaved with sparkling baubles). INSIDER'S TIP: Book an at-home appointment in advance. Alarcon is one of O.C.’s most in-demand talents.

THE MAKEUP MASTER: Parie Rezaei

An illustration artist, Rezaei’s artistic eye extends to prettying the faces of O.C.’s most beautiful brides and socialites. INSIDER'S TIP: After she does your makeup for your big day, book her to paint custom portraits.

THE EXOTIC GEM SPECIALISTS: Lugano Diamonds

From rings punctuated by rare padparadscha sapphires to earrings dripping in jaw-dropping emeralds, the pieces crafted at Lugano are true showstoppers. INSIDER'S TIP: Founders Idit and Moti Ferder specialize in creating one-of-a-kind designs featuring gems scoured from around the world. 620 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach

THE SKINCARE SAVANTS: Zo Skin Centre

Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Zein Obagi and his team of experts are renowned for turning back time and improving the skin’s overall health. INSIDER'S TIP: Dr. Obagi’s signature skincare collection works wonders thanks to a customized regimen for each individual client. 883 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach and 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach

THE BOOMING BEAUTY BRAND: The Route Beauty

Nurse practitioner Nancy Pellegrino (owner of Newport’s NP Aesthetics) and partner Courtney Baber’s new medical-grade, five-piece skincare line has taken off at lightning speed, making Oprah’s Favorite Things issue in less than two months since its launch. INSIDER'S TIP: The oxygenating Party Peel is the new gold standard for luxury at-home pampering. 180 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach

THE ORGANIC FACIALIST: Facial Lounge

For 20 years, owner and licensed esthetician Amber Rose Johnson has been helping locals put their best faces forward with facials that utilize only the most natural ingredients. INSIDER'S TIP: You won’t find a standard menu of facials here—each organic treatment is individually customized. 3810 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar

THE DIAMONDS THAT DAZZLE: Hyde Park Jewelers

Previously Traditional Jewelers, this Fashion Island favorite offers diamond-clad collections from Mikimoto, Roberto Coin and more. INSIDER'S TIP: Hyde Park’s in-house line, available in California exclusively at Fashion Island, includes diamonds of every color of the rainbow. 817 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach

THE ROLEX DREAM TEAM: Tourneau

You won’t find a wider range of Rolex designs in O.C. than at this Tourneau-branded boutique at South Coast Plaza. INSIDER'S TIP: Head down to the Jewel Court to the main Tourneau store, where more than 8,000 unique watch styles are available from more than 100 iconic brands. 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa

THE FEMALE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH: Liftique

Skip the knife and tighten things up the noninvasive way (from your skin to your vagina) at this new-to-O.C. women’s medical clinic by founder Meryl Kern. INSIDER'S TIP: Slim down sans general anesthesia with Liftique Snapback Lipo, which removes unwanted fat deposits with minimal downtime. 3701 Birch St., Newport Beach

THE SKILLFUL SURGEON: Dr. Mark Anton, Anton Aesthetics

An award-winning board-certified plastic surgeon with dual fellowships in face and breasts, Dr. Anton is known for natural results. INSIDER'S TIP: Surgical, nonsurgical and nutritional offerings come together in Dr. Anton’s holistic program, Youthgevity: How To Live Longer. 1501 Superior Ave., Newport Beach

THE NONIVASIVE VISIONARIES: Dr. Jed Horowitz and Dr. Larry Nichter, Biospa

Inject and laser your way to your ideal look under the guidance of these board-certified plastic surgeons, who tackle everything from cellulite reduction to hair restoration to sweat elimination. INSIDER'S TIP: With BioSpa’s location situated across the hall from the doctors’ Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery, the pair can advise on all types of treatment options. 3991 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach



Photography by: Photo Courtesy of The Route Beauty