The Best Apps for Booking Beauty Appointments

Get your nails and hair done on the fly with the help of these 5 services.

The Best Apps for Booking Beauty Appointments
(Art by Tanya Leigh Washington)

Whether you need a last minute wax or are looking for a new hairdresser, a few taps on these beauty booking apps and you're good to go.  Some have the professionals travel directly to you (hello, lunch break manicure!), while others help to schedule a same-day appointment at a top salon in your area. Not sure which app is right for you? Don't sweat it. We're breaking down the five best booking apps on the market and exploring what they have to offer. (Bonus: they're all free to download in the app store if you'd like to explore for yourself!)


The Best Apps for Booking Beauty Appointments
(Source: BeautyNow)

Instantly book beauty appointments with BeautyNow directly from your phone. Just pick your preferred time and treatment and the app will find the best and most convenient location near you. Plus, you can read Yelp reviews directly in the app before booking your appointment to ensure satisfaction.

Participating Cities: Available across the U.S.

Services offered: Hair, Makeup, Nails, Massages, Facials, Waxing, Body Services, Tanning and Med Spa Services


If you want to feel like a celebrity, this is the app for you. Glamsquad sends its rigorously trained beauty professionals directly to the location of your choice. Browse the in-app style menu, then book the services you would like. Upon arrival the pros will get to work simultaneously, making you feel truly pampered.

Participating Cities: NYC, LA, Miami, Hamptons

Services offered: Hair, Makeup and Nails (NYC only)


The Best Apps for Booking Beauty Appointments
(Source: Priv)

In addition to its beauty treatments, Priv is stepping up its game with wellness services. Fitness specialists, manicurists, spray tan experts and other certified professionals will be ready to work where and when you want them. Customers have the ability to select a Priv Pro based on user ratings, work portfolios and availability.

Participating Cities: NYC, London, LA, Hamptons, OC, Austin

Services offered: Haircuts, Blowouts, Nails, Massages, Makeup, Fitness, Straight Shaves and Spray Tans


Try out a new professional for your next beauty treatment through StyleSeat. Search the app based on service, location or recommendations. With both beauty and fitness experts, clients can also browse stylists' past work to get inspired before booking appointments online.

Participating Cities: Available in 15,000 cities across the U.S.

Services offered: Haircuts, Hair Styling, Hair Color, Weaves and Extensions, Nails, Makeup, Massages, Waxing, Facials and Blowouts


The Best Apps for Booking Beauty Appointments
(Source: Beautified)

Beautified is your on-demand beauty concierge for last minute services. (Seriously, you can only book same-day or next-day appointments.) Instead of providing a laundry list of locations to choose from, the app only shares a curated selection of top quality salons and spas to help make the decision process easier for you.

Participating City: NYC

Services Offered: Workouts, Blowouts, Massages, Haircuts, Manicures, Pedicures, Waxing, Makeup and Facials

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