The Best Beauty Apps for At-Home Hair and Makeup Brides Need to Try

Getting glam has never been easier

Updated 02/05/19

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Between the time your partner pops the question and your wedding day, there are a ton of important events. And of course, you’ll want to look your absolute best for each one—which means hair, makeup, and manis. Luckily, with these beauty apps, getting glam has never been easier.

What if we told you that running around town to various appointments wasn’t necessary? On-demand beauty services eliminate all that run-around—and the stress and time that go with it. With just a few swipes and taps, you can dispatch a makeup artist, hairstylist, manicurist, and other beauty professionals right to your location. That's right, whether you need to get glam for your engagement party, bridal shower, boudoir shoot, or wedding day, these beauty apps promise prettification in the comfort of your own home.

Here are six of our favorites.

Glamsquad

Services: Hair, makeup, and nails

Where: Boston, Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, San Francisco, South Florida, and Washington D.C.

How it works: Select the desired service, date, time, and location. You'll get a confirmation within seconds and Glamsquad will send stylists to your door.

Price: From $35 for nails, $50 for hair, $75 for makeup; $150 for each bridal trial and day-of service

FYI: Glamsquad has a dedicated team of bridal beauty pros. Plus, on-demand bookings are available from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.—so early morning appointments and evening oomph sessions are no problem!

Priv

Services: Hair, makeup, nails, spray tans, facials, massages, and personal training

Where: Austin, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.

How it works: Pick a location and service. Then choose from a roster of top-rated professionals based on your schedule.

Price: From $50 for hair, $40 for makeup, $10 for nails, $45 for spa, and $70 for fitness (all include tip)

FYI: Priv goes beyond on-demand salon offerings. In need of a stress-melting massage or glow-boosting facial? How about an at-home sweat session?

The Glam App

Services: Hair, makeup, and nails

Where: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, London, Louisville, Miami, Minneapolis, Nashville, Northern New Jersey, New York, Orange County, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington D.C.

How it works: Click your preferred experience level (newbies cost less), date, and time. The prescreened freelance stylist who responds first gets the gig and you receive a confirmation text.

Price: From $50 for hair and nails, and $75 for makeup

FYI: The Glam App functions like a virtual talent agency for A-list beauty experts, letting users opt for specific artists. No wonder it’s a favorite of celebs like Jessica Alba and Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

Stylisted

Services: Hair and makeup

Where: Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington D.C.

How it works: Filter by location, date, time, and desired service. Browse profiles (bios, reviews, photos, and menu with rates) of available stylists in your area and schedule an appointment.

Price: From $50 for hair and $75 for makeup

FYI: Stylisted also has a wedding concierge. Cost-conscious brides will love the option to sort by price. Plus, clients can connect with pros via text before the session to share inspo photos and hammer out details.

Beglammed

Services: Hair, makeup, and nails

Where: Atlanta, Austin, Boca Raton, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Worth, Hoboken, Houston, Jersey City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Napa/Sonoma, Nashville, New York, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Beach, Palm Springs, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Scottsdale, Toronto, and Washington D.C.

How it works: Pick out a date, time, location, and payment method to secure your reservation. Sit back, relax, and wait for your squad to arrive.

Price: From $40 for nails, $50 for hair, $75 for makeup; $75 for each bridal trial, and $125 for each day-of service

FYI: Beglammed caters to individuals, groups (hello, bachelorette party), and weddings. Bonus for big-day beauty is the option for airbrush makeup, faux lashes, and touch-ups.

Style Seat

Services: Hair, makeup, nails, spray tans, eyelash extensions, waxing, and more

Where: 16,000 cities nationwide—including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco

How it works: Browse destination-specific directories of artist profiles to see photos, rates, and reviews. Then book!

Price: Varies significantly by stylist and location

FYI: Style Seat is heads above the rest (pun intended) when it comes to coif variety with blowouts, updos, cuts, color, extensions, weaves, and more. So if you don’t have time for a trim or highlights before a special event, this might just be your app.

Before you click...
For weddings, aim to reserve a few months out to make sure your preferred pro is available. Forgot? Don’t fret! Most companies will do their best to accommodate last-minute bookings.

Always check to see whether gratuity is included. (Just like with brick-and-mortar salons, a 20 percent tip is recommended.)

Getting married outside one of the regular service areas? Some on-demand beauty services, like Glamsquad, will push the borders (for a fee) to accommodate brides and bridesmaids.

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