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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.
On Monday, October 15, the international hair care brand Davines will give you a chance to get a haircut for a mere $15 donation and at the same time support a great environmental and humanitarian cause. From Vancouver, Canada to Orlando, Florida, more than 150 hair salons in the U.S. and Canada will be opening their doors to support the second annual Davines Sustainable Beauty Day.
One hundred percent of the donations collected on Sustainable Beauty Day will go to The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation. This organization plants fruit trees in impoverished communities in developing countries to provide improved nutrition and long term environmental benefits. Last year, Davines raised more tha
This week’s GORGEOUS GIVEAWAY comes straight from Las Vegas. We are giving away one Battle of the Strands Celebrity Gift Bag (a $250 value), which was distributed at the Battle of the Strands hair competition held in Las Vegas on October 2, 2011. The gift bag features hair products, fat-fighting chocolates and even an Anand Bhatt CD. The purpose of the show was to promote the Las Vegas beauty industry and highlight its thriving salon industry and talented and respected artists. Five salons competed in the show creating looks that fit the evening’s theme: Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.
The Kim Vo Salon at the Mirage Casino took home the top honor receiving the award
Fake tans have come a long way since the 1970s creams that left skin streaked, orange and unhealthy looking – like you overdosed on Vitamin A or ate a bowl of carrots. Does anyone remember QT? As if the funky smell wasn’t bad enough, it was next to impossible to get the greasy lotion on without lines, streaks, and nasty stripes.
There are so many great options in terms of products, shades, applications, that women can get a gorgeous bronzed look with ease. For diehard fake tan fans, spas and salons offer the option of mist-on tanning or spray tans. It is the lazy girl’s way to get a gorgeous, streak-free tan. Technicians will assist you in a booth that sprays a very fine mist of s