Have you ever passed by a luxury salon and longingly pressed your nose against the glass, wishing you could walk in and get an appointment? Unless you plan weeks in advance, you’re usually out of luck. But next time, don’t give up, because there’s a new generation of apps and online services designed to make booking last-minute appointments a lot easier. Yes, the end of bad-idea, instantly chipped walk-in manicures is nigh!
Making a beauty appointment online is nothing new, but services like Beauty Booked and Beautified are putting a luxury twist on the trend. Beauty Booked, a membership website, offers instant appointments at New York City spas and salons such as Guerlain Spa, Clarins Skin Spa, and Ten Over Ten. Beautified, the brainchild of DJ and socialite Hannah Bronfman, is an app for the iPhone that will get you in the door at DreamDry, Caudalie Spa at The Plaza, Warren-Tricomi Salons, and John Barrett. All of the Beautified salons have been “hand curated” by Bronfman and co-founders Annie Evans and Peter Hananel, ensuring cool-girl cred, and you can choose from eight different appointment options, including haircuts and massages to lash extensions and waxing. Unlike some deal-centric competitors, however, Beautified appointments are not necessarily discounted—because convenience and quality come at a cost.
Curious? Allure readers can go to GetBeautified.com now and request an invite with the referral code “GetBeautified” to gain early access.
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