As we head towards the end of lockdown, we are excited to visit our favourite hair salons, beauty parlours and nail bars for some much-needed treatments – but what if you still don’t feel comfortable leaving the security of your home? That’s where the capital’s top mobile beauty services come in, willing to come to you for everything from a pre-staycation wax, soothing massages, relaxing facials to expert manis and pedis – all with added safety measures including technicians wearing full PPE. Here’s our pick of the best beauty apps and mobile beauty services for post-lockdown at home treatments.
This award-winning mobile beauty service, founded by Forbes’ 30 under 30 tech entrepreneur Venetia Archer, has a network of over 200 vetted, experienced beauty experts, including industry insiders such as Anna Wintour’s hair stylist and Suki Waterhouse’s make-up artist, so you know that quality is assured.
Their extensive menu includes a huge range of services, from the usual hair, massage, waxing and spray tanning to more niche treatments including vitamin drips, reflexology and osteopathy. Their exclusive new Black Label service also provides members with access to elite international therapists, who will tailor treatments according to your personal needs.
While working as the lifestyle manager at Quintessentially, Glow & Dry’s founder Scarlett Gray noticed a lack of companies offering top-level mobile beauty services, which led to a genius light bulb moment. The result is her one-of-a-kind at-home beauty offering, a personally curated little black book of the best technicians in the business.
Their exclusive dedicated online concierge service connects you with fully vetted beauticians across a range of treatments, from massage therapists and nail technicians to tanning experts and leading hairdressers and elite make-up artists. Think of it as having the ultimate styling squad on speed dial.
This mobile beauty service was founded by industry dynamo Keila Doyle, who was inspired to launch the app after her many years in the beauty business led her to realise that both beauticians and clients were not being treated fairly. Identifying a huge gap in the market – particularly noting how many services didn’t cater to the needs of afro hair – she decided to do something about it.
And so she pulled together a team of expert technicians from around the capital to cater to people from all races, backgrounds and hair types with her extensive list of beauty treatments. Now My Beauty Squad operates in London, Birmingham, Cork and Dublin, with more cities on the way.
This innovative app focuses on connecting clients with the perfect therapist by carefully curating their vetted team of experts, which they refer to as ‘Salonettes’. Each of their technicians has their own profile and mini bio online, which they write themselves, meaning you can choose someone with the right level of expertise that you really connect with.
Their treatments include the usual manicures, pedicures, massages, spray tans and waxes, but a quick search through their beauticians’ profiles reveal plenty of bespoke touches, including technicians that specialise in intricate nail art and therapists that deliver the dreamiest aromatherapy massages.
This high-end, on-demand mobile beauty service app brings the full spa experience directly to your door. With a team of 200 dedicated ‘Sparistas’, the app offers one of the widest massage menus you’re likely to come across, offering everything from deep muscle recovery to Swedish, Thai and couples massages, all using natural AromaWorks oils.
Alongside their relaxation treatments they also offer a wide range of mobile beauty services, from luxury facials and eyelash extensions to waxing, tanning and nails. They even have an entire section dedicated to male grooming, with their most popular treatments including simple manicures and pedicures and hassle-free haircuts.
The first of its kind, The Sparkle Fairy, aka Jo Kennedy, is a mobile on-demand dental hygienist with almost 20 years’ experience. Appearing at your door with everything she needs to do her magic, including a reclining chair and sterilised tools, this is by far the most relaxing way to get your teeth cleaned.
With a gentle touch and a cheery demeanour, she’ll deftly tailor the clean to suit your needs, whether you suffer from sensitive teeth or sore gums. Her most popular offering is the Diamond Clean service which, as well as a full hygienist appointment, includes Prophy-Jet air polishing that removes staining and brightens your teeth to the whitest shade naturally possible.