Amazing Beauty Apps To Try For Your Next Big Event (Or Anytime You Want to Look Extra Amazing)
By: Sophie Wirt
In an age where there seems to be an app for literally everything, it’s no surprise that a myriad of beauty services are available through the touch of a button. From blowout bars to on-demand breakout solutions, we sifted through the app store to curate our top three picks that are definitely worth the download. And whether you’re in need of some TLC before a gala, job interview or date night, these apps have your beauty needs covered — from your head to (literally!) your toes.
If you’re a blowout addict, this members-only app is literally made for you. Prete handpicks top notch salons in your city, finds open appointments in the stylist’s schedules, and allows you to book those slots for blowouts for a flat rate of - wait for it - $35 each. Once you’re a member for a while, you’re granted access to the app’s unlimited feature, which allows you to book as many blowouts as you want for $169/month (that’s a LOT of money saved for people who get blowouts on the reg). As if all of this wasn’t exciting enough, Prete just launched a Colored Blowout Service which allows you to add one of three nonpermanent cool girl colors to you look — lavender, pastel pink, or platinum — for only $25 extra. The dye fades (gracefully!) in 5 washes, so you could experiment with a new shade every few weeks if you wanted to. The app is currently serving Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Nashville, Orange County, and Dallas areas. But don’t worry, NYC — we’re next on the list!
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a team — celeb-style — to do your hair, makeup, and nails before a big event? Glamsquad is quite literally that, offering at-your-door service for manis, hairstyles, and makeup application. In addition to beautymakers delivered directly to your abode, the app offers appointments from 6am-9pm, so whether you’re prepping for a morning meeting or night on the town, finding a time to get primped is a breeze. Nails start at $35; hair starts at $50; makeup starts at $75.
Pesky pimple pop up overnight? Unidentifiable rash creeping up? There’s nothing worse than an unanticipated skin disaster, but we all know how tricky it can be to squeeze in a last-minute derm visit. Enter Spruce — the on-demand dermatologist app. Simply snap a pic of your skin crisis, choose from a selection of highly vetted derms, and you’ll receive a customized plan of attack complete with product recommendations within 24 hours. We’re all for anything that will bring us closer to radiant skin, STAT. Appointments start at $40.
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