The 3 Best Beauty Booking Apps Reviewed
In this day and age, you can have anything you want at the touch of a button. From restaurant food to taxis and even dates (Tinder, here's looking at you), apps have revolutionised the way we book and plan - so why shouldn't the beauty world get a slice of the action? Gone are the days of making appointments for bikini waxes in the most hushed tones possible in a crowded office, or playing verbal ping-pong while you and a receptionist fire dates and times at each other - there's now a much slicker, smoother and wholly more convienient way to book your beauty appointments. We've sized up three of the new kids on the block to see who offers the best value, deals and most importantly, level of service.
The Luxury App - PRIV
Hailing from New York, where everything from laundry to lattes is on-demand and people want things yesterday, PRIV covers beauty and fitness bookings. The PRIV app is a totally painless and efficient way to book beauty: choose from a selection of services including personal training, hair cuts and colouring, massage and nails, then enter your postcode, and choose a therapist to come to you at home or work and work their magic. So you can have your makeup done while you're in your jammies watching Friends, which is how we imagine Kim K does it. Services are available 7 days a week from 6am-10pm to fit even the most hectic of schedules.
Visit www.gopriv.com for more details.
The Beauty Bargainista's Dream - Wahanda
Savvy shoppers, pay attention. If you like a good deal but don't want to scrimp on quality (and to be honest, who doesn't?), then Wahanda is for you. Available nationwide online and in a handy app, Wahanda allows you to browse and book spa appointments from brows to tanning - and lots of them are discounted. Booking is a total doddle, and you can get a good look at the salon or spa before you book. The company just celebrated their sixth birthday, too, with plenty of happy customers.
Visit www.wahanda.co.uk for more details.
For The Discerning Beauty Lover**
**Vaniday, a newly launched booking site has one real point of difference. If you fall head over heels for one manicurist who does a superior paint job, or an acupucturist who has you on cloud nine, you can search for them rather than by salon, so you can keep tabs on your favourite pros. Plus, each professional has a full profile on the app, complete with a picture gallery so you can browse their other work. Perfect for ensuring you and your makeup artist have the same idea of 'natural'...
Visit www.vaniday.co.uk for more details