These Manchester beauticians are delivering a touch of TLC straight to your doorstep
Call us spoilt, but we hate waiting - whether for a bus, our ASOS order or for the next addictive Netflix series. Blame social media and today’s instant-gratification lifestyle; couple that with our saturated schedules and fears of missing out (FOMO), finding that all-important ‘me time’ can be near impossible.
Introducing beauty on demand – apps that allow you to book beauty services direct to your door. From the perfect salon blow dry to new nails, Uber-style beauty apps allow you to browse and book local beauticians to visit you in your own home (or your office, your nan's house, the dentist waiting room...) Simply select the type of appointment you want, the day and time-slot and instantly find available beauticians in your local area. Why work around the salon’s calendar when you can make the salon work around you?
From massages to makeup, these are the on-demand beauty apps you need to try in Manchester.
Founded by former Grazia fashion Editor-in-Chief Fiona McIntosh, BLOW LTD is the beauty app you need to know if you want to get that perfect salon finish round the clock. The newly launched app was born out of America’s love for blow dry bars – salons that exclusively offer short, quick wash and blow-drying appointments to revamp your hair. Famous fans of her app include Nicole Scherzinger, Suki Waterhouse, Millie Mackintosh and Rosie Fortescue. Book hair and beauty pros to your home for selective treatments including signature blow dries, makeup and nails.
Spend hours scrolling through fashion and beauty brands’ Instagrams? Then meet your new partner in beauty binging crime: Lifestyler. Formerly 'Palette', the social network-inspired beauty app connects people with fashion, beauty, hair and interior styling professionals through Facebook-style profiles. Relaunching soon.
If fitting in an hour-round trip to your local spa takes too much out of your daily schedule, then try booking a one of Urban Massage’s on-demand treatments at your home or office. Designed to fit around working professionals’ busy lives, the app offers a host of treatments from sports massages to reflexology, each carried out by an experienced specialist. Prices start at £45.
Celebrity Stylists Janine Dixon and Joshua Bates built their careers adorning the faces of TV stars, before partnering with business consultant Daniel Allman to launch a new kind of beauty app. No Filter Needed lets you browse a portfolio of hair styles and makeup looks, before booking an appointment to recreate the look in your home by one of the team’s expert stylists.