A new bride tells you which beauty apps will get you the wedding hair and makeup of your dreams
Finding the right makeup artist and hairstylist for your wedding can be overwhelming, especially when those two things can make or break your big day. No one wants to stress over curls that won’t hold or a makeup look that doesn’t make you feel like yourself. Luckily, your dream hair and makeup are only a beauty app away.
For me, searching for a makeup artist and hairstylist who understood my beauty vision was a daunting task. There were so many options available, and it seemed like nothing was tailored to my wants and needs. I wanted a smoky eye, but not too smoky; soft pink lips, but nothing too muted. That’s where a beauty service app can come in handy.
Instead of spending hours researching salons and looking through a million beauty Instagram accounts, downloading an app that offers resources and one-on-one time with makeup artists and hairstylists will not only save you time and energy, but it will take away some wedding planning stress. Trust me.
Let these beauty service apps do all the work for you, while you sit back and enjoy some much-needed pampering time…I mean, while you do in-depth research for your bridal hair and makeup.
Vênsette makes booking a hairstylist and makeup artist easy, and it’s all curated with brides in mind. The app offers on-demand bookings of high-profile artists who will come straight to your door, and brides can pick artists who specialize in weddings and red carpet events. You’ll feel like you’re getting the royal treatment. Every bridal package includes hair and makeup trials to ensure that the right artist is matched to fit your beauty wants and needs. However, Vênsette recommends booking 3 to 12 months in advance to ensure access to your preferred artist. If you want to sample the on-demand booking first, all you have to do is choose a date, time, and location, and an artist will come to you. Prices range from $150 to $350. The services are currently offered in N.Y.C., L.A., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Miami.
How could we not include Glamsquad? They are synonymous with beauty app services. All you have to do is select the service you’re looking for (hair, makeup, nails, etc.), a date, time, and location. Viola, the GlamSquad will come to you. For makeup, the starting price is $75, but add-ons, like false lashes, cost extra. You can get services in L.A., Orange County, N.Y.C., New Jersey, Washington D.C., South Florida, and Boston. While this feature doesn’t appear on the app, GlamSquad also provides special services specifically for brides on its website. You can choose from hair and makeup services for you or a group. You can even book a makeup and hair trial. It’s just as easy as booking through the app, and prices start at $125.
Priv offers a plethora of services through its app, including makeup and hair. You’ll be working with top-rated professionals, and they’ll come straight to your doorstep. Easy, right? You can book in cities like L.A., Orange County, N.Y.C., Long Island, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and Austin. Makeup services range between $40 and $250, and you can choose from brow shaping to lash extensions and more. It’s the same with hair services. Prices range from $50 to $100, and you can select blowouts, cuts, updos, and anything in between. You can tailor your services to fit your beauty needs, which is great when you’re looking for possible makeup looks and styles for your wedding.
Even though Prête specializes in hair services, specifically high-quality blowouts, that doesn’t mean you should rule this beauty service app out. Finding the right hairstylist for your wedding can be hard, so booking a blowout at a top-rated salon in your city can make your search a lot easier. Right now, you can book in N.Y.C., L.A., San Francisco, Orange County, San Diego, Austin, Dallas, Chicago, Nashville, and Atlanta. Blowouts start at $35. Getting pampered and possibly finding your dream stylist for your wedding is only a click away.
Bella on Demand offers a multitude of beauty services including hair, makeup, and nails from elite stylists and artists. Along with its regular beauty services are bridal options. Like the other apps, Bella on Demand comes to you, and its services are available in N.Y.C., Washington D.C., Miami, Las Vegas, and L.A.. It also appears that services start at $75, but prices vary depending on what service you’re looking for. One thing’s for sure: Since you’re working with top-tier professionals, you know you’re in good hands.
Just like the name suggests, you’ll look glam as hell when you book makeup services through this beauty app. The Glam App offers a range of services from hair, to nails, to makeup. The great thing about this app is that you can find makeup artists or hairstylists that fit your budget since there are different levels of experience to choose from. However, it’s unclear what the price range is. Right now, the Glam App lets you book in a bunch of cities compared to the other apps. You can book in L.A., Orange County, San Francisco, N.Y.C., Dallas, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Miami, New Jersey, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Chicago, Boston, San Diego, Detroit, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Louisville, Houston, Nashville, New Orleans, Seattle, Orlando, St. Louis, Charleston, and London.
Swivel Beauty was made with people of color in mind. The app allows users to search through customized criteria like choosing a stylist based on your desired hairstyle, hair type, etc. Then a list of curated, top-notch stylists and salons will pop up for the service you’re looking for. All you have to do is book a date and time, and the app does the rest. Making it even more personal, you can check out a salon or stylist’s Instagram profile, get pricing information (which varies), and read through reviews. Aside from finding salons and stylists that know how to style people of color’s hair types, there are also stylists who will come straight to you. Right now you can find curated salons and stylists in NYC and Washington D.C.
Blushington is known for being a one-stop shop for all things beauty. They offer everything from eyelash extensions to red carpet-ready makeup. And while they provide a bunch of services in-store (including a bridal consultation and wedding makeup), Blushington’s beauty app offers a service called Blush on the Go. It includes makeup services like the Full Face Makeup Application package. The best part? The makeup artist comes to you. Not only will you be able to test out Blushington’s makeup artists in the comfort of your own home, but if you end up loving your makeup, you can easily book them for your wedding and head in-store on your big day. Did we mention they serve champagne while you’re getting pampered? You can find Blushington in L.A., N.Y.C., and Dallas. Prices start at $125.
In the same way Swivel Beauty caters to people of color, so does Bonnti. It’s a beauty app service that will help you navigate and simplify your hair experience. However, instead of stylists coming to you, Bonnti filters salons and stylists that fit your hairstyle needs and budget. It’s also a great app for building a community, which can be a great resource when looking for a hairstylist on your big day. With Bonnti, you can search through its “Comb-Thru” feature, which is almost like Tinder, in a sense that it connects you to stylists based on whether or not you swipe left or right on a hairstyle. Yahoo Lifestyle pointed out that Bonnti plans to expand in the East Coast soon, but it’s unclear where its services are offered. One thing is for sure: When it comes to stylists, Bonnti only works with the best of the best.
Like other beauty service apps, BeGlammed delivers top-tier hairstylists and makeup artists straight to you. All you have to do is schedule a date, time, and location and a team of beauty professionals will get you all dolled up. BeGlammed also offers bridal services on the app. Prices for both bridal hair and makeup start at $125. However, you can book a hair and makeup trial in one sitting for about $150 (starting at $75 per service). You can book in L.A., N.Y.C., Miami, Las Vegas, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, Orange County, San Diego, Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Phoenix, and Scottsdale.
Like all the other apps, Stylisted will bring the makeup and hair professionals to you. All you have to do is choose your city, your desired service (hair, makeup, nails, etc.), filter through its stylists that fit your service, pick a time and date, and boom! Your stylist will be at your front door. Stylisted takes it one step further though. In the same way you can book a stylist normally, you can use the same filters and search through makeup artists and stylists that work specifically on weddings. You can look through photos, pricing, client reviews, and then pick the bridal stylist that fits your needs and budget. The app even lets you book a wedding trial first that way you can find “the one” stylist or artist on your big day. You can book in Chicago, N.Y.C., L.A., and Washington D.C.