The 10 Best Beauty Apps for At-Home Hair and Makeup


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Between the time your partner pops the question and your wedding day, there are a ton of important events to plan for. Of course, you’ll want to look your absolute best for each one—which means hair, makeup, and manis. Luckily, with on-demand dress and 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 goes with it. With just a few swipes and taps, you can dispatch a makeup artist, hairstylist, manicurist, or other beauty professional right to your location. Whether you need to spruce up for your engagement party, bridal shower, boudoir shoot, or wedding day, these beauty apps promise prettification in the comfort of your own home.

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

Below, we rounded up the 10 best makeup apps so you can beautify at home for your wedding and beyond.

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The quintessential on-demand beauty app, Glamsquad has a dedicated team of vetted beauty pros who are ready to do your hair, makeup, and nails for any event. 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!

Services: Hair, makeup, nails, and bridal.

Where: New York City, Hoboken, Jersey City, Washington D.C., Boston, South Florida, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco Bay Area.

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

Price: From $40 for nails; from $55 for hair; from $85 for makeup; $150 per service for bridal hair trial, bridal makeup trial, day-of makeup, and day-of hair; $100 per service for bridal party hair trial, bridal party makeup trial, day-of hair, and day-of makeup.

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Priv goes beyond the basic on-demand salon offerings. Available from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. seven days a week, Priv has pros ranging from hair stylists to masseuses to Pilates instructors. And, with its new professional piercing service, Pierced by Priv, you can even get your ears pierced in the comfort of your living room!

Services: Hair, makeup, nails, spa services, ear piercing, fitness, men's grooming, and bridal.

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

How it works: First, choose your location. Then, select your service; multiple services can be selected at once. Last, choose from a roster of top-rated professionals who are available based on your schedule.

Price: Varies based on location.

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If you're looking for some red-carpet-level glam, look no further than Vensette. They work with only the best artists in the industry and use high-end, top-quality products. When you book an at-home beauty session with Vensette, you can be confident your artist has been vetted and trained to the highest standard (and has probably had a few celebrity clients).

Services: Hair and makeup.

Where: New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami.

How It Works: Complete the online form with your contact information and desired services and Vensette's concierge will contact you to book.

Price: Price upon request.

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The great thing about StyleBee is its pros are available in most major cities for the basics like hair and makeup, and the prices are affordable. They also offer an added bonus of costume makeup and makeup lessons in select areas.

Services: Hair, makeup, nails, makeup lessons, bridal, and costume makeup.

Where: 400+ U.S. cities.

How It Works: First, select your service. Then, set your time and location, and StyleBee will match you with one of its pros.

Price: (Gratuity is added to all prices) $50 for blowout; $85 for updo; $85 for makeup; $135 for blowout and makeup; $170 for updo and makeup; $50 for men's cut; $50 for manicure; $60 for pedicure; $100 for manicure and pedicure; $100 for makeup lesson; Price upon request for wedding and costume makeup.

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As the name might suggest, MySpa2Go doesn't just offer makeup, nail, and hair services, but spa services like waxing, facials, and massages, too, so you can get a full pampering session in one go. This app is currently only available for every service in New York City, but it now offers select services in a few other areas, including Los Angeles.

Services: Nails, massage, eyelash extensions, hair, makeup, waxing or sugaring, and facials.

Where: New York City (all of Manhattan and select areas of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx), Long Island, the Hamptons, Los Angeles, and London, U.K.

How It Works: Simply choose a date, time, and service, and they'll send a pro to your door.

Prices: From $40 for nails; from $130 for massage; $250 for eyelash extensions and $160 for refills; from $100 for hair; $100 for makeup; from $25 for waxing; from $150 for facial.

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StyleSeat is a head above the rest (pun intended) when it comes to coif variety with a directory of stylists offering blowouts, updos, cuts, color, extensions, weaves, and more. But that's not all—it'll hook you up with local beauty pros in any and every category. So if you need a last-minute haircut, wax, and manicure before a special event, this might just be your app.

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, and 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.

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BeautyLynk calls itself "The personalized on-demand hair and makeup service for women of all shades and hair textures." This is a great app for those with textured hair, as its pros are skilled in working with styles like braids and locs, but services run the gamut from blowouts to bridal makeovers.

Services: Hair (including blowouts, cuts, braids, wigs, weaves, and locs), makeup, and nails.

Where: 30 U.S. cities.

How It Works: Download the app, and choose your location and desired service. A pro will be dispatched right to your door.

Price: Varies by service.

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Dedicated solely to hair, Shortcut offers in-home haircuts and other hair services for men, women, and children of all ages, so you can get your flower girl and ring bearer ready, too. The app partners with local salons in your area to dispatch hair pros to your home, office, or other location, on-demand.

Services: Hair.

Where: Boston, Chicago, Denver, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orange County, Philadelphia, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, Tampa, and Washington D.C.

How It Works: Explore and chat with hair pros in your city on the app. Once you choose a stylist and service, set your desired time, date, and location, and your pro will come straight to your door.

Price: Varies by service and location.

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Prête—which means "ready" in French—is the blowout app. They partner with the best salons in each of the cities they serve to get you the blowout you desire at the click of a button. While you technically have to leave your home, you can choose a salon that's as close as possible, and you don't have to do any work to find it.

Services: Blowouts

Where: Austin, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Orange County, and San Diego; Blowout parties available in all 50 states.

How It Works: For individual appointments, download the app and set your location. Set the time of your appointment and choose your favorite salons, and Prête will find you an open appointment slot. For blowout parties, book by emailing the concierge.

Price: $38 for one blowout; $105 for three blowouts; $165 for five blowouts; $299 per month for unlimited blowouts; $65 per person for blowout parties.

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With Booksy, the pros you book don't come straight to your door, but you can book local appointments (same-day often available) 24/7 with any beauty or wellness professional regardless of your location (and for free!). From hairstylists to personal trainers to tattoo artists, Booksy makes it super easy to schedule a service straight from your phone.

Services: Hair, makeup, nails, eyebrows and lashes, massage, tattoo, personal training, hair removal, piercing, holistic medicine, and much more.

Where: Available globally.

How It Works: Download the app and set your location. Search for your desired service and browse professionals in your area before booking your appointment at your desired date and time.

Price: Varies by service and location.

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