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My Hollywood transformation: The ultimate extreme makeover experience

West Hollywood, California is a place where the stars shine brighter, the glitz and glamour are part of the everyday norm, and where anything is possible. As a travel journalist for TVNZ Breakfast, I recently had a once in a lifetime opportunity of an extreme makeover experience, and it was truly a day to remember.

I do actually pride myself on being a very good stalker, but this was a genuine appointment – no hiding behind the bushes and leaping out as he gets into his car (for example). The show’s all about the whole hoopla of celebrity-ism and I was required to come face to hair-do with none other than Steve Lococo of B2V Salon.

The Ultimate Hair Experience with Steve Lococo

I’ve been to many fabulous hotels in WeHo, but this time, it’s different. As soon as I entered the B2V Salon, I knew I was in for something special. Steve Lococo, the famed Extreme Makeover stylist to the stars, greeted me with a warm smile and immediately put me at ease. Rather than criticizing my hair or telling me ‘honey you need work!‘ – which I tried to get him to say on camera, he offered practical tips and advice on how I could style my short coiffure to look my best.

And then the real magic began. Steve got to work, using his incredible talent and skill to transform my hair into something truly extraordinary. He went for the “explosion” look, a dramatic and edgy style that I never would have dared to try on my own. The result was stunning – I felt like a completely new person, full of confidence and glamour.

My selfie with Steve Lococo during my extreme makeover experience inside the B2V Salon.
Steve Lococo and his latest Hollywood diva!

A Makeup Session with Deborah Esposito

No extreme makeover experience would be complete without the perfect makeup to match, and that’s where Deborah Esposito comes in. Deborah is a true artist when it comes to makeup, having worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. She does makeup for stars on Oscar night, has worked on Annie Liebovitz shoots – and today she’s got me. Her expertise shone through as she worked her magic on my face, expertly concealing any imperfections and highlighting my best features.

Deborah’s makeup skills are truly impressive, and it was an honor to have her work her magic on me. She used a range of high-quality products and techniques to create a look that was both glamorous and natural, perfectly complementing the dramatic hairstyle Steve had created.

My Extreme Makeover Experience – The Final Look!

As I looked in the mirror at the end of my extreme makeover experience, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I looked like a completely new person – confident, glamorous, and ready to take on the world. Steve loved my hair (yay Kelly at Blaze Newmarket – big Up’s girl!) and decided to go for “the explosion”! The hairstyle and flawless makeup combined to create a look that was truly unforgettable.

Steve Lococo and Deborah Esposito are both incredibly talented and passionate about their work, and they truly go above and beyond to ensure that every client feels like a superstar.

Va va voom baby!!

A Diva in West Hollywood

Here’s the clip we made of my 3-minutes like a diva in West Hollywood

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Hi, I'm Megan Singleton and I'm the word slinger of this travel blog as well as on radio in NZ every Sunday. Former Travel Editor at Yahoo NZ and current freelance writer for a few newspapers and mags from time to time, I set off on this travel writing journey 20 years ago and I've pretty much always got a suitcase half packed (or half un-packed!) I'd love you to join me on Facebook or Twitter and sign up for my newsletters if you want loads of travel tips, advice and deals!