Renowned esthetician Joanna Czech studied biology in her native Poland, but fate had other plans: 30 years later, she is one of the most sought-after skincare experts in the world. With a life-changing cancer diagnosis at the age of 35, Czech amended her diet (“anti-candida is best”), mindset (“I stopped worrying about stupid things”) and workouts (“yoga and kickboxing keep me sane”). The 53-year-old’s eponymous salon in Dallas has a three-month waitlist, but with people like Anna Wintour and Uma Thurman as clients and Czech a glowing example of her own philosophy, it’s worth the wait.
PERSONAL CHEF, NANCY PINION “She cooks according to the diet while making it taste delicious. She suggests new ingredients that are power foods.” 214.693.3684
YOGA INSTRUCTOR, JAMIE DAVIS “I meet with her privately and she adjusts the training to my needs—like after surgery, I was still able to work out, but she amended it.” 214.797.0204
NUTRTIONIST, LAUREN SLAYTON “She makes me keep my calendar of foods that I eat—even though she is in New York and I am in Dallas. She gives great travel advice.” 212.769.4300
HAIR STYLIST, KIRSTEN PATTERSON “Kirsten is able to turn my fine hair into something more with a simple haircut.” 214.526.2226