HOLLYWOOD—Yes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year-awards season! Glamour and glitz, from beautiful gowns to opulent jewels, A-listers never fail to impress and never fail to pull out all the stops for the year’s red carpet kickoff. The 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards took place on January 5, 2020. The stars spent hours before the show with their team of stylists, makeup artists, manicurists, hair stylists. aestheticians and more.

So how do the stars prepare? Along with diet and fitness. Stars begin prepping for the awards show months in advance. They are ordered by their personal trainers to eliminate flour and wheat products to reduce bloating, processed foods, alcohol, butter, and sugar, at the very least. Until awards season is done, many subsist on leafy veggies, steamed fish and chicken, fruits, nuts, and green tea.

Some take the extreme route and do juice fasts or detox cleanses. Many of the celebrities also indulge in frequent massages to promote relaxation and circulation, and to sleep at least eight hours per night. Less stress means less cortisol, a hormone that can contribute to weight gain. A high-profile star may get a massage every day during the week before the awards show.

We can’t forget the extra help. A couple weeks before the show, many stars turn to cosmetic dermatologists and plastic surgeons for a few tiny tweaks. One popular choice is a series of treatments with the Zerona laser, which uses pulsed light to shrink fat cells. After six sessions (at $500-$700 apiece), patients can lose up to five inches.

To prevent any jiggling in the jowls, cleavage, or back of the arms, some celebs opt for Thermage treatments, which use radio waves to stimulate tissues to tighten. They may also indulge in a little IPL, microdermabrasion, Botox, or fillers like Restylane and Juvéderm to fill wrinkles and marionette lines.

The smile, which they turn to dentistry. They don’t want dingy teeth, so they go for whitening strips, stars can afford treatments like the Pola Office +, a whitening system using a 35 percent hydrogen peroxide solution to remove stains from teeth (for reference, most home whiteners use about 10 percent hydrogen peroxide).

Cosmetic dentists-to-the-stars offer treatments, which costs about $1200, and whitens teeth in as little as a half hour. They also do the wraps and peels for the skin. Facials to remove debris and produce a glow. Key words, exfoliate and brighten. Yes, after all that buffing and polishing, celebrity skin still needs an extra finishing touch, and no one wants to risk a self-applied fake tan. Before awards shows, celebs go for a fake, bake tan in the privacy of their own home.

So there you have it, after weeks of work, thousands of dollars in fees, and delirium brought on by lack of carbs, stars are ready to begin the process of getting manicured, styled, made up, and dressed up. It’s hard work, but once she steps out of the limo, looking naturally refreshed and naturally beautiful, it’s all worth it for the red carpet photos and awards show season.

With the Academy Award nominations coming out on January 13, stars are in full gear for the Oscars. Not so fast, we have The Screen Actor Guild Awards on January 19. The Grammy Awards on January 26. The Oscar nominees luncheon on January 27. The Writers Guild of America Awards on February 1. Then the granddaddy of all awards, the Academy Awards on February 9.

Rose’s Scoop: If Elvis Presley was alive, he would be celebrating his 85th birthday on January 8, 2020. His birthday celebration will take place at 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd. in Memphis.