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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.
Hair coloring has come a long way since the ancient Gauls and Saxons dyed their hair with natural pigments derived from plants and minerals. And appropriate hair color has long been a sign of status—the ancient Greeks and Egyptians used natural hair dyes regularly to show rank and to look younger. Since few resort to crushing plants and roots in their kitchen anymore, unless you’re a true naturalist, at home hair kits are the best options.
Ninety million people in the U.S. color their hair, so it’s no surprise that the “at-home color kit” concept has grown in leaps and bounds. Madison Reed, brainchild of start-up expert Amy Errett, boasts colorist Sally Hershberger as an adviser, and is