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Think like a star with Beauty Call

(Patrice Vinci Salon)

Often behind-the-scene glimpses at what goes into readying a star for an awards show are better than the presentation itself, from sneak peaks into the boudoir (hot rollers included) to red carpet interrogations about designer gowns. Next time you need to ready yourself for a big event (if not the Oscars then perhaps your niece’s bat mitzvah), avoid the deafening sounds of salon chatter and blow dryers by dialing up your own dream team. Newbury Street’s Patrice Vinci Salon recently launched Beauty Call, which offers local hair and makeup pros, including Nestor Cruz and Jordania Vasquez, who will come right to your home. Just don’t forget to thank them in your acceptance speech. Beauty Call, $200 per hour per stylist through Patrice Vinci Salon, 91 Newbury St., Boston, 617-267-1900, www.patricevinci.com