To celebrate the release of our new Perfect Shine Clarifying Scalp Scrub, we held a sweepstakes to send one lucky winner (and a friend) on an all expense paid trip to LA for a clarifying, end of summer experience! In addition to pulling out all the stops for travel and stay, we also wanted to treat these winners to an ultra-exclusive styling service with celebrity hairstylist, Andrew Fitzsimons. This past weekend our winner Kristia and her mother flew out for the experience of a lifetime and we’re here to recap the trip.
The “NatureLab Tokyo – Win a Trip to LA” contest had finally come to a close and after a randomized selection process, Kristia Meyer of MN was chosen and announced on instagram. Excited and a little surprised, Kristia could hardly believe the news. “I couldn't believe it was real. When I first saw the announcement on IG I was on a plane and I had to re-read it over and over again! Nobody actually wins these I thought.” But it was real and she did win and the good times were only just beginning. After selecting her plus one and putting in her notice with work, Kristia and her mother Bonita would soon be on their way to sunny Los Angeles.
Kristia and her mother preparing to depart for LA
October 4th arrived, and it was finally time to depart for their Hollywood weekend. Kristia and her mother Bonita hopped on their plane and were headed to LAX. After a few in-flight movies, the ladies had arrived and were greeted by their car service to head to West Hollywood’s renowned La Peer Kimpton Hotel. There they were greeted by a flower arrangement, branded swag and of course, Japanese candy. The gorgeous suite boasted a stunning West Hollywood view, living room and full bar.
The Juliet Suite at the La Peer Kimpton Hotel West Hollywood
After the ladies arrived we made sure to greet them and make sure they were checked in smoothly. Then it was off to a fabulous dinner and in bed in time for their appointment with Andrew bright and early the next morning.
Kristia relaxing before her Saturday morning appointment with Andrew
The first stop on Kristia’s Saturday morning routine was to take full advantage of the Kimpton's complimentary Kombucha bar. “Fresh Kombucha in the lobby. I could get used to this” she posted to her Instagram stories while awaiting her session with Andrew.
If you don’t know him by name, you most certainly know him by his clientele. Andrew’s clients include the Kar-Jenner family, Adriana Lima, Shay Mitchell, and many more. He was on his way and ready to give the ladies the celebrity treatment. Once arrived, Andrew set-up and was on a mission to give our winners their dream hair; a voluminous blowout for Bonita and sleek beachy waves for Kristia. For Bonita, the name of the game was lift, so Andrew used NatureLab Tokyo’s Volume Texture Mist to provide volume, and heat protection while blow-drying and setting her hair. For Kristia, it was all about shine + movement and after carefully styling all of her curls, he finished with our Perfect Smooth Oil to add shine and sleekness while moisturizing and preventing flyaways.
Kristia, Bonita and Andrew Fitzsimons after their styling service
The finished looks were nothing short of stunning, of course. After loads of laughs and a few glasses of Champagne, this mother daughter duo were ready for a day on the town, featuring their freshly styled hair using NatureLab Tokyo.
Kristia enjoying the hotel happy hour before heading to dinner
Kristia and Bonita enjoyed shopping and dining for the rest of their trip and went home with an assortment of NatureLab goodies to use and love. It was our absolute pleasure to host them and we hope that they had an amazing, clarifying trip to LA!
Thank you to everyone who entered our sweepstakes-- be sure to follow us on Instagram @naturelabtokyo and keep your eyes peeled to be the first to know about our next giveaway!