1) The Glam App
Founded by celebrity hair and make-up artist, Joey Maalouf (whose clients include the likes of Rachel Zoe and Molly Sims) and actress/blogger Cara Santana, this beauty on-demand app is the latest to add to your queue. The Glam App works with a variety of freelance stylists and artists offering hair, nails and makeup services delivered straight to your door. Whether you are looking for an updo, a manicure, or a blowout, you’ll be able to select your own stylist—and request them each time you need an at-home glam session. Currently available to use in New York, Los Angeles, Orange County, Dallas and Las Vegas, this is your ticket to A-List styling perks on any budget.
Taking skincare to the next level, Spruce offers dermatologist appointments virtually through your phone. Once you’ve chosen a certified dermatologist through the app (each doctor’s profiles are available to choose from) users can then share skin issues, information and photos through the app. Whether you have an acne breakout or a skin rash, you can send photos or details regarding your condition immediately through the app. Within 24 hours, you will receive a personalized skincare treatment plan and prescriptions, if any are needed. The virtual skincare consultation and treatment plan is available for $40 for those who want to bypass a trip to the dermatologist office.
If you’re in need of an at-home (or in the office) pampering session, the Priv app allows you to order a masseuse, personal trainer, yoga instructor, hairstylist, manicurist or makeup artist directly to your doorstep. Users can order multiple services at once and select their Priv professional through the app. Available in both New York and Los Angeles, the at-home services can be delivered in as fast as an hour or booked up to 48 hours in advance for the ultimate beauty indulgence.
4) Keep Shopping
Ideal for the beauty product addict, the Keep app allows you to shop using a universal mobile cart. So now your beauty products from Chanel, CVS, Sephora and more can all be purchased at one time through the same cart, making for a seamless shopping experience. Users can also discover which beauty products are trending and new while scrolling through the feed.
5) Misfit Shine
To track your beauty sleep and health regimen, the Misfit Shine app works via Misfit’s fitness tracking watches. Through Misfit’s app you can monitor food intake, daily activity and your sleep cycle—and then you can set goals for your sleep, diet and exercise routine. Bringing a new definition to “beauty sleep,” the app’s sleep tracker works with a smart alarm to get you on a sleeping schedule that will make you feel energized and well-rested. To keep you on track for those 2015 health and diet resolutions, the app also comes with a food tracking log and suggested activity levels to meet each day.
After uploading your selfie, Visada then analyzes your picture to develop a personalized comprehensive beauty profile. The app breaks down an assessment of your skin and eye care, offering up suggestions on how to improve your beauty regimen. For makeup and hair, Visada offers product suggestions in specific colors and shades to help you perfect your beauty routine to a tee.
7) L’Oreal Makeup Genius
L’Oreal’s new app is a game-changer for any beauty lover. Gone are the days of visiting drugstores or makeup counters to try on countless smudges of different shades—this app has a real-time camera that allows you to virtually try on any beauty product or shade. The camera acts as a mirror and allows you to try on different beauty looks, showing the makeup on your face as you move. With this app you can also try different makeup looks from the red carpet, seen on celebs like Lupita Nyong’o or Jennifer Lopez.
Co-founded by stylish DJ Hannah Bronfman, Beautified is an app that allows you to find and book same-day beauty services—including last minute massages, manicures, pedicures, haircuts, blowouts, facials, waxes and makeup from approved salons. Perfect for procrastinators, Beautified only allows booking for up to 48 hours in advance for services and is available in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and Washington D.C.
9) Sephora To Go
Sephora’s beauty app is big on content—offering inspiration, hair and makeup how-to’s and shopping. It acts as a beauty-only “Instagram” for users seeking inspiration, tutorials or product reviews. You can sift through other beauty lovers’ posts and findings as well as upload your own. The app also features Sephora TV—how-to videos for hair, beauty, nails and more. Sephora fanatics can also log-in to the Beauty Insider to get rewards and points as well as receive mobile coupons. If you can spend hours shopping in Sephora, you’ll fall in love with this app at first click.
Consider this app the Groupon of Beauty. Lifebooker finds the best beauty service deals in your area ranging from highlights to Botox to mani-pedis and more. The app is available to peruse on your smartphone or on a desktop version. 30% off beauty treatments and deals for under $20? Sign us up.
Ordering a blowout or updo is now just as easy as ordering dinner. Glamsquad allows you to book a hair stylist directly to your front door to provide a blowout, a braided hairstyle or an updo from their lookbook—making it perfect for a pre-wedding glam session or special event. Get an appointment hours or days in advance. The beauty on-demand app is available in New York, Los Angeles and Miami.