Whether you need a bang trim on vacation or a new colorist in the city that you live, the next wave of beauty apps has you covered. These beauty service booking apps take all the guesswork out of getting an appointment. Some can arrange for beauty professionals to come directly to you—if you need a makeup artist or manicurist for your wedding, for example—help you secure a same-day appointment at a top salon, or find a new stylist in your city.
To discover the best beauty booking apps you need to make room for on your home screen, keep scrolling for seven of our faves.
What many people think is solely an app dedicated to fitness and wellness has recently launched into beauty as well. Now, you can use Mindbody to search and book beauty treatments—including haircuts and color, facials, manicures, brow waxes, and more—from wherever you are so that you can snag a dose of self-care whether you're at home, on vacation, or traveling for work.
What once was a New York-only staple has now expanded to all over the U.S. and even into Toronto. Priv has created a network of beauty industry professionals—including manicurists, personal trainers, masseuses, and more—that you can reach with the touch of a button. Using the app, you can request the professional of your choosing to come to any location, any time, any day.
If you're lucky enough to find yourself near a Blushinton location, this app is a must. (They currently have locations in California, New York City, and Texas.) Whether you need makeup for a wedding or just a girls’ night out, you can browse inspiration and book an appointment at Blushington using their app. The makeup salon also offers eyelash extensions and makeup lessons, and their makeup applications start at a reasonable $40.
Want to sneak out of the office for a blowout on your lunch break? Now you can discretely check times and book an appointment right from your iPhone for any Drybar location. The app also helps you find the closest location and provides directions.
Need a quick blowout from the comfort of your hotel or living room? GlamSquad is a hair and makeup bar that comes to you. Right now it’s available in New York, Southern California, South Florida, Washington D.C., Boston, Long Island, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Consider StyleSeat the well-informed girlfriend you've always wanted. Whether you need a haircut on vacation or want to find a new colorist in your city, this app will point you to the right professional. Browse the portfolios and reviews of artists in a list of cities—Tampa, Seattle, Houston, Denver, and many more—and make the appointment right on the app.
Beauty doesn't only apply to makeup, manicures, and blowouts—massages make the cut, too. If you want to bliss out to the expertise of a professional massage therapist from the comfort of your own home, it's time to download Zeel. The app lets you book in-home massages based on time, pressure, and therapist preferences.
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