9 On-demand beauty services that come to your door
More and more beauty apps and services are cropping up in this great nation that offer you spa treatments in the comfort of your own home: And here are nine of them.
Thanks to Beautiq, you never have to go through another pre-party beauty meltdown again. From blowouts to extensions, false lashes to brow waxes, your personal stylist will pop by with all the tools and products you need for the custom makeover of your dreams. Beautiq services are currently available in Orange County, and are coming soon to Los Angeles. They also invite you to suggest where you want them to launch next.
Swan is comprised of talented service providers who will leave you looking and feeling ah-mazing. Whether you want a mani/pedi, blowout, makeover or tan, they've got you covered. Swan services are currently available in Austin and Dallas.
TheStylisted is an app that allows you to book in-home hair and makeup appointments with a beauty professional of your choosing (all profiles are vetted before appearing on the site). It's basically the Match.com of the beauty industry, where you get to decide if they're second-date material. TheStylisted services are currently available in New York and Chicago.
Vensette provides on-demand hair and makeup services to fashionable working women who are balancing their careers and families with social engagements and no time to spare. Like many beauty apps, their services include individual and group bookings (like bridal parties and girls' nights out). Vensette services are currently available in New York, the Hamptons and LA.
cityMANI's adorable slogan is "bringing color to the world one manicure at a time." No matter the occasion, cityMANI will bring the manicure directly to you: You can book manicures just for you, as well as for friends, events, wedding and birthday parties. cityMANI services are available in New York.
Get ready like a star — literally. The BeautyFriend app gives you the chance to be styled by the same professionals your fave celebs turn to. You can choose your stylist based on their location, availability, proximity, portfolio and specialties. BeautyFriend services are currently available in LA.
Also available in LA, StyleBee offers styling, makeup and updo services, as well as massage services in select locations. Shortly, they'll also be providing eyelash extensions and mani/pedis. Whether you're at home, the office or the hotel, StyleBee professionals will come to you.
Glamsquad offers fabulous blowout and makeup services (seriously, check out the ah-mazing lookbook on their website). Their services are available in New York, and in August 2014 they'll be expanding to LA, followed by other cities in fall/winter 2014-15.
PRIV offers beauty and wellness services. From blowouts to manicures to personal training, they'll send a professional to you within the hour (kind of like pizza). PRIV services are available in Manhattan, with plans to expand to London, LA and San Francisco in the future.