How a Hollywood beauty expert gets faces ready for the Oscars

‘My male clients often want chiseled chins, a jaw like Robert Pattinson or John Hamm. My beauty mantra is that it is better to maintain than to reclaim and always try to be preventative.’ For chiseled jawlines, Sherill will often use a laser treatment called SculpSure to zap away excess fat, and then dermal fillers such as Sculptra to create a more defined jawline, and occasionally even administers a face-lift with dissolvable threads which gives the face a lifted appearance.   

In recent years in aesthetics there has been a move towards overall skin health, texture and tone, as well as classic injectables, which is what Sherill calls “combination therapy”. ‘As there is no exercise for the skin, and we stop making new collagen naturally at 25, so sometimes my clients need help from lasers. There are a number of tightening lasers that can thicken those collagen fibers and cause the skin to adhere.’ 

Post-lockdown Sherrill has also seen a surge in interest in body slimming and sculpting treatments, such as Emsculpt, because of extra lockdown weight. ‘Due to the pandemic everyone is at home cooking so much and we are wearing comfy clothes,’ she says. For many high profile clients Sherrill will often use Botox under armpits, which helps to drastically reduce sweat patches on the red carpet.   

If Sherrill only has a couple of days to prep any of her client’s skin before an event, she will use her own facial roller, Uplift, to drain puffiness in the face and help to tone the muscle, as well as LED light therapy and oxygen therapy, which don’t require any downtime and give the skin an instant boost. ‘It would make any celebrity look like they have spent the last month in a health spa,’ she adds. 

‘In Hollywood, professional beauty treatments have become far more accepted for both men and women. I ask the question why is it ok to renovate your home – but you are supposed to feel guilty for doing something for yourself. I don’t encourage my A-listers to do treatments but why not do them if they make them feel happier and more confident, especially before a big event.’ 

In a recent survey with cosmetic treatment specialist Uvence, 29 percent of men in Britain report visible signs of stress and premature ageing, particularly around the eyes, with 11 percent of men in Britain feel that they look at least five years older as a result of the stress and anxiety brought about by lockdown and the pandemic.