This Kim Kardashian-Approved Facialist Is Coming to The Hamptons For One Month Only
By: Celia Ellenberg
When the facialist Joanna Czech left New York for Dallas six years ago, she maintained her high-profile black book of celebrities, models, designers, and editors with monthly trips back to Manhattan. But that changed after she opened her namesake skin-care studio in 2015, which made her a more permanent fixture in Texas. This did not sit well with her regulars. “Now, I’m back,” says the Polish-born blonde who has promised to be more available to her devoted clientele, turning up behind the scenes at this year’s Met Gala. A few weeks later, before being honored at the CFDA awards, Kim Kardashian West posted a selfie of her supernatural complexion shortly after getting “czeched”—as Czech’s loyal fan base refers to having a treatment with her. And, starting next month, Czech will solidify her return with a monthlong Hamptons residency in Sag Harbor.
“There’s a different vibe there,” Czech says of the laid-back attitude of the Long Island beach town, which made it the perfect destination for her to pop-up in with a few of her favorite machines in tow—micro-current for toning, diamond peel for exfoliation, and a few new toys she’ll be bringing along for the trip. “It’s very spot-oriented,” Czech says of her cryotherapy machine that kicks out bursts of cold air in six levels up to -43 degrees Celsius as a means of stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. While more industrial “cryo” machines, as she refers to the newly popular technology, typically require only two to three minutes of exposure, she prefers a more targeted (and carefully regulated) 20 minutes with her device, moving it across different areas of the face that can most benefit from its tightening, brightening, and anti-inflammatory abilities. Coupled with an immune-boosting, purifying mist of negative ionized air that she uses in tandem with a series of LED light panels—yellow to reduce pigmentation; red to help with product absorption; blue to kill bacteria; and green to target redness—the cumulative effect is akin to “feeling as though you’ve physically and emotionally been walking on the beach all day,” she says, a great hack if you don’t have access to oceanfront property in Sag Harbor for the afternoon (or an even more elusive surf-side parking pass).
But don’t let her technology-driven expertise obscure one of the best features of a facial with Czech, who has a pair of the most skillful and gifted hands in the business. “I think people enjoy my massage,” she says modestly of her well known ability to knead out fine lines and contour jawlines and cheekbones in a single session. The lifting and plumping effects are addicting, which is why investing in the at-home facial roller Czech just launched as part of her curated Czech List product offering is the perfect thing to self-gift while you wait for her next trip back East.