Saks always has tons of FNO deals and exclusives on the cosmetics floor — and we highly recommend stopping by between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to meet Estee Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux — but you can head upstairs for braids and manicures. Do get it twisted at Rebecca Minkoff's braid bar, then head to Marc by Marc Jacobs for nail art courtesy of Minx. Saks Fifth Avenue
If you've ever wanted to meet Oscar de la Renta, now's your chance. The legendary designer will sign his limited-edition palette by Le Métier de Beauté in Bergdorf's beauty department. Look for handsome hirsute hunks at "BG Whisker Wars," a roundtable that tackles the big men's grooming issue of the day: to shave or not to shave? 7:30-8:30 p.m., Bergdorf Goodman
Want to get the party started early? Lord & Taylor may have the earliest pre-FNO beauty bash. Beginning at noon, the cosmetics floor will be home to dozens of makeup artists ready to touch up your makeup. At 6 p.m., celebrity makeup artists from Dior and Lancôme will do their thing, while the Laura Mercier counter will offer airbrush makeup applications. Plus, free Fango facials from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. Lord & Taylor, noon-11 p.m.
Macy's will host a slew of stars, but here are a few potential beauty-related sightings. Samantha Ronson will be spinning on the main floor to fete Gucci Guilty for Men, while Bobbi Brown is making a personal appearance on the cosmetics floor. Do stop by Lancôme to meet spokesmodel Arlenis Sosa, who is as funny as she is gorgeous. Up on the second floor, model Coco Rocha will show off the Karl Lagerfeld capsule collection. Macy's Herald Square
Milly designer Michelle Smith will be at the Clinique counter at Bloomingdale's, where she'll dish out fashion advice as makeup artists give color touch-ups. Spend $25 on Clinique and you'll score an exclusive Milly cosmetics bag stuffed with samples, too. Head to the seventh floor to check out the Diane von Furstenberg Home collection, where you can receive a henna tattoo. Bloomingdale's 59th St.
Swarovski Elements is offering a host of "FNO prep" beauty services at Henri Bendel. The Frederic Fekkai salon is providing Swarovski Elements manicures, sparkling updos, and more. Prices aren't firmed up yet, but you score primping services with the purchase of a Henri Bendel, Collette Malouf, or Jennifer Behr hair accessory. Henri Bendel, 3 p.m.
ManicuresThe endlessly creative François Nars will reveal Silver Odyssey, a pair of products created just for FNO, at his flagship boutique. We call dibs on the nail polish.Nars, 413 Bleecker St.
Be the first to shop the FNO-exclusive nail polish shades at Chanel boutiques throughout the city. You'll receive gratis mini-manicures, and who doesn't want to be wearing Chanel — if only on her nails — during Fashion Week? Chanel boutiques
Now that the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck has its own storefront, who will fill the void of cool ice cream trucks? Leave it to Color Club, who'll give manicures from a vintage Good Humor ice cream truck in the Meatpacking District.
If you can hang with giddy teenagers, visit Teen Vogue's block party for free manicures by Essie. Bleecker St. at 11th St.
MakeupCan't swing a pair of Christian Louboutin's FNO-exclusive heels? Then stop by for custom Christian Louboutin lash creations from Make Up For Ever. Christian Louboutin, 59 Horatio St.
Truebies rejoice: actress Kristin Bauer, who plays Pam on True Blood, will be at the Tarte counter at Sephora. Kat Von D and Linda Perry will sing, too. Sephora, 200 W. 42nd St.
And just around the corner, YouTube superstar Michelle Phan will be at Sephora to talk makeup, video blogging, and her experience as a Lancôme ambassador during a meet-and-greet. Sephora, 1500 Broadway
Maybelline New York will provide mini makeovers to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Great Lash mascara. Get there early, because they're giving away free tubes. Gansevoort Plaza, Little West 12th St. at 9th Ave.
Skin and body
L'Occitane will open the doors of its new boutique, where you can enjoy hand massages, chilled rosé, and French nibbles. Also, someone will win a getaway to Provence. Bonne chance. 48 Ninth Ave.
Dr. Dennis Gross, dermatologist to the stars, will be on hand to dish out personalized skin advice. Since getting an appointment with him is next to impossible these days, this is your chance to get some face-to-face guidance. Sephora, 711 Lexington Ave.
Backstreet's back, all right! Head to Kiehl's for a night of karaoke with former Backstreet Boy AJ McLean. Anyone who sings receives a free lip balm, but the performance-shy can snag free cotton candy, hot dogs, and raffle tickets for Kiehl's goodies. Kiehl's, 109 Third Ave at 13th St.