When it comes to beauty services, most of us have a ‘go-to’ : the masseuse who makes your stress melt away in minutes or the hairdresser who really gets what taking ‘just this much off’ means. But finding your beauty service soul mate isn’t always the easiest process. You can lose hours on Google, reading through reviews and trying to scope out the salons near you- and that’s before you’ve even started the procedure of finding an appointment time that works for everyone. Luckily, there are some amazing new apps available that are designed to make the whole process a lot simpler. Both Ruuby and Go Priv are available through the app store and offer users a digital beauty concierge service – helping you to locate and book appointments near you with the click of a button. Just in the same way that Uber has changed the way we travel, and Instagram has changed the way we share our lives, these beauty apps are going to change the way you keep yourself looking and feel great from head to toe.
Ruuby was established in 2014 to offer a simplified booking process for what was often a confusing, convoluted and unfruitful process. Users can browse through available appointments at listed spas and salons, snap up exclusive offers, share their experiences on social media, and pay securely through the app so that once your treatment is over you don’t have to worry about ruining your freshly painted nails while trying to find your credit card.
Ruuby only lists services that have been tried and tested by the team, guaranteeing that you can rest easy about trying somewhere new. And the best bit is no more waiting on the lines to be told everything is fully booked up.
I used the app to book a ‘Champagne Facial’ with Michael John at the Belgravia branch which promised to give me a Hollywood glow. Using honey cleansers, mud masks, exfoliating enzyme treatments and anti-ageing products, this facials is the whole works. I left feeling completely relaxed and my skin was brighter, tighter and looked so much healthier. A week later and I can still see the effects!
When you’re already under time pressure and stress, what could be simpler than getting an artist directly to your door?
While Go Priv is also a digital concierge, rather than helping the user locate salons it is more about bringing professional services and practitioners directly to you. Users can choose from a wide list of services, including hairdressing, nails, massage, makeup, fitness, shaving, and spray tan. Priv lists available beauty therapists, hair stylists and make up artists along with their reviews, and you can book them directly to your door.
I love using it for make-up services before big events and for an at home massages when I’m too hungover and lazy to leave the house.
Lots of love,