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In the age of Uber, Lyft and Airbnb, unique service apps are having a moment. In our 24/7 overscheduled world, we don’t always have time to wait for the next available appointment or a stylist who always runs late.
What if you have a big presentation or a hot date coming up suddenly and your hands need an emergency polish change, or you’re in desperate straits to get a quick blowout? What’s a girl to do? Enter a new crop of lifesaving beauty apps that can connect you with primping, pampering and wellness services in a flash, on your terms.
BEAUTIFIED - You can browse through luxe spas, speedy salons, even yoga studios when you're in need of a quick beauty fix, and book yourself in right through your iPhone. Just select the service you wish to book, pick an appointment time, book, and #getbeautified! Pay for your treatment or service, including tips before you arrive.
GLAMSQUAD - A self-described premier on-demand beauty service app that does house calls. Glamsquad will send professionally trained and vetted hair and makeup pros right to your home or office when you need them there. So you can get gorgeously groomed without taking one step out the door. Copy that!
STYLESEAT - You can search by type of service, location, recommendations, book appointments, cancel or reschedule if you need to, and even track your appointment history. Take advantage of perks and special Styleseat offers in 22 cities across the country and counting.
DRYBAR - With locations throughout California, New York City, Texas, Georgia, Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington DC, and more to come, Drybar is growing faster than your bangs. Their signature $40 blowout is the stuff dreams are made of, and has ignited a category of blowout chains popping up from Main Street to Madison Ave. Find one near you and book it with their app.
BEAUTYBOOKED - 24/7 access to top ranked salons and spas for hair, makeup, massage, facials, brows, and lasers. Read reviews, search for new hot spots, and book appointments with a single click. Earn 100 BB Reward Points for every appointment booked and 50 BB Reward Points for every review you write.
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Anushka is a name that has been synonymous with luxury and beauty. The icon behind this beautiful brand, Anushka Blau herself, is celebrating 40 years of legendary expertise and unparalleled results for thousands of devoted clients throughout the world. Their famous clientele range from Palm Beach and New York socialites to Olympic athletes, supermodels, television actors, news anchors, CEOs and philanthropists.
In 1974, Anushka founded the “Anushka Petite Salon” in a lush townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. I still remember this beautiful space. It was recognized by women in the know as the go to place for the most innovative cellulite treatments at a time when most doctors denied that dimpled thighs was actually a medical condition. She was always ahead of her time—a veritable pioneer in the luxury beauty and wellness industry. What began as a passion for research and results in the war against cellulite, developed into a world-class beauty empire throughout her illustrious career.
“I am positively thrilled to celebrate 40 years of the Anushka brand and all that it means for our wonderful clients,” says Anushka. “We have had a fabulous four decades at the cutting edge of beauty for the face and body, and we are so grateful to our loyal customers and colleagues for their support and referrals for all these years.”
Her visionary approach to whole body beauty that began in the ‘70s continues today at Anushka’s third successful facility, a sprawling 12,000-square-foot beauty mecca located in CityPlace in the Palm Beaches. It is a destination where fashion merges with all things beauty. The Anushka boutique features Magaschoni cashmere and silk pieces, Josie Natori, designer jewelry, leathers, Glo Minerals makeup, and the best selection of hair and skin care products from Clarisonic to Moroccanoil. The elegant and soothing atmosphere of the spa and salon and their reputation for excellence draws clients from all over the country, as well as visitors to South Florida, in search of state-of-the-art beauty and rejuvenation treatments.
The creative beauty design team at Anushka Spa, Salon & Cosmedical Centre identifies the unique characteristics of each client’s hair and face to develop a signature look. Head-turning coifs for parties, galas, and weddings are one of their specialties, along with Brazilian keratin treatments and the best quality undetectable hair extensions. Transforming makeup artistry, the latest lash extensions, brow extensions, and perfect brow shaping add the finishing touch.
Anushka is also known for her awareness of the synergistic link between inner and outer beauty that has guided her to create signature treatments and products utilizing the latest technologies. The Cosmedical Centre is under the direction of Bonnie Marting, DNP ARNP, who performs a full spectrum of fillers including Sculptra Aesthetic, Radiesse, and Juvederm Voluma, toxins, lasers, Venus Freeze, body shaping, neck contouring, and advanced aesthetic treatments. Board certified plastic surgeon Daniel Morello, MD, FACS, past president of the American Society for Aesthetic Surgery (ASAPS) consults with Anushka clients interested in facelifts, eyelid surgery, breast lifts, tummy tucks, and more.
“Anushka and her whole team of professionals typify beauty and aesthetics with their state-of-the-art spa that is an extension of their brilliant personalities, fashion sense, and a prime example of how comprehensive spa services should be delivered,” says Steve Fagien, Boca Raton oculoplastic surgeon.
Next time you’re in South Florida, you can schedule your BOTOX, have your legs waxed, get your face peeled, with a mani/pedi and a blowout, and pick up a little something to wear for Saturday night all under one stunning roof! Check out their special offers for amazing deals through their 40th anniversary celebration and beyond.
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Just opened in the heart of Soho’s Prince Street, bareMinerals’ new concept shop proudly displays this cult makeup brand’s award-winning complexion fixers in a fresh new way.
The brand’s first-ever bareMinerals Shade Shop is a new way to experience all the brand has to offer. Helping beauty buyers to get flawless complexions without a hitch, you can look for your bareMinerals shade by light, medium, tan, dark, and deep. The collection is specifically curated by skin tone, so even if you don’t know your perfect shade, you can find it easily. It’s like a playground for makeup lovers. Even women who are averse to wearing makeup will love how easy it is to shop this way. You can test, try, and explore all the looks you want in a unique and entertaining way. Check out the newest addition—bareMinerals Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation SPF20 ($29).
bareMinerals has dedicated one wall of the shop just to showcase portraits of women with their responses to the question “What makes you feel beautiful?” The loft-level floor of the new bareMinerals Shade Shop will be used exclusively for special events and community activities such as workshops, parties, and convos with Leslie Blodgett, creator of bareMinerals.
For over 35 years, bareMinerals has built up a powerful community of fans who are passionate about the brand. It’s the ultimate feel good cosmetics range!
bareMinerals Shade Shop Soho, 118 Prince Street, New York