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Whether you need a last-minute blowout or a professional makeup service at your fingertips, click through for the latest beauty apps and services that have you looking great all season long.
New App: Vênsette
Former model Lauren Remington Platt's New York City beauty service, Vênsette, is like Uber for beauty—but instead of taxi drivers, you get highly trained makeup artists and hairstylists that give you a gorgeous look in the comfort of your own home. The free, just-launched app allows you to choose from a menu of looks, like a smokey eye or a classic red lip. Prices start at $175 for makeup and run up to $375 for a more elaborae, off-the-menu custom look. If you have a special date night or party coming up, we recommend booking in advance.
New App: Gwen for OPI
Gwen Stefani recently partnered with OPI to create a limited-edition line of nail polishes as well as this iPhone app: You can virtually create your own nail art from the singer's seven cool shades—no cotton balls and nail polish remover required! Click here to download it for free.
New App: Beautified
It-girl Hannah Bronfman, along with business partners Annie Evans and Peter Hananel, created this free app to let users book last-minute, discounted appointments at some of the best salons and spas in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Whether you're looking for a massage, facial, haircut, wax or mani, Beautified makes it so easy and quick to book a same-day service. Although the app launched in summer of 2013, they have plans later this year to launch in Miami and Washington D.C.
New App: GlamSquad
GlamSquad's on-demand beauty team is here to help with super last minute blowouts. The stylist only needs at least 60 minutes notice, a chair and an outlet and they bring all the hair tools. Plus, the best part? The tip is included in the $50 price tag when you book the appointment so you avoid handling any cash throughout the whole process. The app can be downloaded for free here on iTunes.
New Site: Violet Grey
Cassandra Huysentruyt Grey, Parmaount chief Brad Grey's wife, started Violet Grey in 2010 where she hosted stylists and celebrities in her Melrose Place office to get inspiration and a first-look at the latest collections before the celebs walked the red carpet. Her unique insider knowledge of the Hollywood industry—plus, her obsession for beauty—turned into The Violet Files, a digital editorial site for beauty lovers, with features on celebs like Margot Robbie and Eva Mendes. Next month, The Violet Files will have an e-commerce shop where you can buy from a curated list of beauty products with brands like Dior, Tom Ford and YSL.
New Service: Pucker
Pucker is SoHo's latest makeup-only studio developed by celebrity makeup artist Julio Sandino (he's worked on clients like Angelina Jolie and Eva Longoria) and businesswoman Hiyam McKelvey. The spacious location offers eight makeup chairs as well as a downstairs dressing room with showers and lockers. After you're all glammed up, head to their private room set up with professional lights for a mini selfie session to post your new look on Instagram. Makeup applications at the boutique start at $50 and it's located at 129 Grand Street.
New Service: Blushington
Not only can you get your hair and makeup done at Newport Beach's stylish beauty boutique, Blushington, but they also offer classes to pull off the look at home. You can choose "Makeup 101," which is an hour long session ($100 per person) on what colors and products work best on you with application tricks. For the girl that's not new to makeup, try the "Advanced Makeup" class, a two hour session ($200/person) that teaches you tips like a flawless smokey eye and contouring. Find their newest California studio at 401 Newport Center Drive, Suite A204 in Newport Beach.