We all appreciate a good beauty tutorial. But finding all the right tutorials takes a lot of time. That’s why Kayla Arias created Tresscove, an app available today for iPhone and iPad that gathers all the best beauty content from around the Web in one place.
Arias came up with the idea as a class project when she was pursuing her master’s degree at Parsons School of Design. “I was inspired by the way in which the natural-hair community had empowered women, including myself, to love themselves and their natural hair, all through sharing beauty tutorials,” says Arias. “I wished there were a mobile platform to further support this type of relationship we women could have with each other and make it even more accessible, so I designed this!”
And while Tresscove’s main function is to give beauty junkies a massive hub where they can effortlessly swipe through tutorials and content from major publications, perhaps the second-most attractive aspect of the app is how easy Arias has made it for the normal person to create his or her own tutorial. And because the tutorials are swipe-able collections of photos, there is no video aspect, which means no extra equipment—like a camera or editing software—is required. All you have to do it take separate pictures of each step of your tutorial, arrange them in the order you’d like, add captions and product tags, and post it.
But if you love videos, don’t worry: Arias made sure to include the option to create videos that last up to two minutes.
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