With a host of beauty booking apps now available, guaranteeing fast, high-quality treatments is just a click away. Whether you’re looking for a last-minute mani near you or want a spray tan at home within an hour’s notice, here are the top apps to download for convenient beauty at your fingertips..
This newly-launched offering is ideal for discerning beauty lovers looking to discover new services and salons near them, from makeup and massage to hair removal. Each professional chosen to feature on the app has a full profile, complete with photos of their handiwork so you can ensure you’re getting the desired results. With a top wellness offering – including yoga classes and private trainers – simply scroll through to book an appointment.
New to the fast mani game is GlossPod, which will dispatch a top beautician to your home or office at the click of a button. Working with only the best brands, including Essie and CND Shellac, the treatment list is pleasingly affordable (prices start at £10 for al desko speed polish) and you can pay securely through the app so there’s no need to worry about having cash to hand.
This luxe New York import takes its cue from the Big Apple’s ‘any time, any place’ ethos, offering everything from blow-dries and massages to on-demand fitness classes. Within minutes you can have one of the site’s crack team of highly-vetted professionals sent straight to you, with services available seven days per week, from 6am ‘til late to suit even the most hectic of schedules.
The US-style blow-dry bar offers speedy treatments (from hair styling to nails) in the comfort of your home or office, promising to leave you groomed and glossy in 30 minutes or under. Perfect if you’re prepping for an event, the expert styling and makeup artists bring everything they need with them – including premium products – for fuss-free, fast results.
With an extensive menu of beauty treatments on offer, from massages to tanning, City Swish promises it can have an expert to you within as little as an hour’s notice – whether you’re at home or need a last-minute desk-side pep up. You can also snap up one of the app’s subscription packages (twice weekly blow-dry, anyone?) for convenient, cost-saving grooming made easy.
A premium option backed by Richard Branson, Ruuby gives you access to last-minute appointments at some of the capital’s top salons (including the likes of Michael John), all carefully vetted by the team. This beauty concierge app can also bring pros to your door should you fancy a pedi or blow-dry at home. Read other customers’ ratings and browse special packages to ensure you’re getting the best beauty bang for your buck. Plus, get an exclusive 15% OFF bookings for SL readers using the code LOVESHEERLUXE.
Savvy beauty junkies should look to Wahanda for the most comprehensive offering of affordable – but high-quality treatments. Available nationwide, you can sort through the featured salons and specialists to book in seconds, with instant in-app appointment rescheduling should your plans change at the last minute. Best of all, you can read other customers’ firsthand reviews to ensure that fake tan is going to leave you feeling more bronzed goddess than Oompa Lumpa.
Offering everything from Swedish massage to Sports and Pregnancy options, this is the app to download if you need a relaxing treatment fast – booking takes just 30 seconds and the team will have a fully qualified expert to your door with just an hour’s notice. They’ll come equipped with the full kit for spa-like results in your living room.
This London-based mobile treatment service has received rave reviews everywhere from Tatler to Harper’s Bazaar, and even offers late evening and Sunday appointments. Choose the relaxing Coconut Summer Body Massage or opt for one of the Advanced AHA Facials for a salon-esque service at home. Although not technically an app, the mobile-optimised site means a last-minute treatment is only a few taps on your smartphone away, so bookmark it now.