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An app-etite for beauty – Favorite beauty apps

Bring the salon experience to your home with our favorite beauty apps.

Favorite Beauty Apps

The Glam App

The Uber of our favorite beauty apps, this service delivers experts to your door within minutes. Whether you’re seeking intricate braids or a pristine blowout, the company works with a slew of stylists to match your style and budget. It’s currently available in 16 cities from Atlanta to Washington, DC. Cost: Free. Available: Apple store.


Book appointments at local hair salons, nail bars and day spas with the touch of a button. The platform features vetted beauty spots, editorial reviews from Allure magazine and options for booking appointments at various times or dates. Little wonder it’s been compared to Open Table. Cost: Free. Available: Apple store.


Whether you’re in need of a spray tan, massage or hair cut, this app boasts a network of vetted professionals that make house calls. The services can be accessed within an hour or booked up to 48 hours in advance. At present it’s only available in New York, the Hamptons, Los Angeles, Orange County and Austin. Cost: Free. Available: Apple store and Google Play.


Reapply lipstick, check your foundation or review your bangs with this app that transforms your iPhone’s forward-facing camera into a functional mirror. Tapping the screen pauses the image, which can also be shared on social channels. Cost: Free. Available: Apple store.

InStyle Hairstyle Try-On

If you’re interested in mimicking Blake Lively’s mane or Shailene Woodley’s chopped locks, then this app is for you. It allows users to see themselves in the buzziest celebrity styles, and filter by color, trend and hair type. You can share the results and locate an InStyle-approved salon. Cost: Free. Available: Apple store.