Photo: Courtesy of Glam Squad
Call it the Seamless of hair and makeup: in the same way you would order sushi or pizza for dinner, you can just as easily sort out beauty appointments, both for you and your bridal party. Check out our five favorite apps to make the New York brides' already hectic life just a little easier.
Well-designed and allowing you to book specific beauty looks ("The Bronzed Beauty," "The Starlet"), Glam Squad also adds manis and pedis to its on-delivery beauty menu — not to mention a $20 credit for signing up for its mailing list. The app also get specific with its wedding packages, offering looks for engagement photos, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners — the works. Individual services start at $75, plus 20 percent for gratuity upon booking.
If you want a "personal beauty team" buzzing around you like Mariah Carey before her #1 tour, do like Mimi does and download beGlammed. The app has special bridal party packages at three levels (starting at $240) — including two hours of hair and makeup plus a consultation prior to your wedding. Your entourage (ok, bridesmaids, minimum of three) can get done up for $95. This app appeals to planners as well as day-of catastrophes: you can book from two months to three hours in advance. Plus, 18 percent tip is automatically added to each service so cash need not touch your manicured hand.
Book Your Look
With a blog featuring vintage magazine tears serving as inspiration, Book Your Look lets you see its stylists' bios and portfolios, then choose the best fit based on your date and budget. Many of the stylists do commercial work as well as wedding and events — ideal for brides with an editorial vision in mind. Bridal hair and makeup are priced à la carte, starting at $125 for each service (or $75 per bridesmaid) depending on the level of stylist, but the service offers group rates for parties of six or more.
The Glam App
Ideal for last minute appointments (i.e.: your mom's usual hair stylist is having car trouble and she needs her blowout NOW), The Glam App operates likes Uber. Tap the service you need (hair, nails, makeup) and it geo locates stylists closest to you with the soonest availability. After you choose one, they will make a house call, saving you all kinds of day-of drama.
Feeling a little tight day-of? Mother-in-law to-be have you stressed? Why not book an on-demand yoga session or massage while the girls are getting ready? Priv gives you all the beauty essentials — hair, hails, makeup — but adds fitness, massage, and spray tan to its offerings. Plus, you can use Priv to treat your dude to a little pampering: the app includes on-site beard trimming and shave. For weddings, Priv enlists its client experience department, making sure you're matched you with the right stylists.