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LA's Best Beauty Apps for At-Home Hair & Makeup Services

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Between all the marathon dress shopping and gift hunting, who has time for self-prettification these days? From same-day undie delivery to free Uber rides to LA's Carusovilles, the tech world caters to practically every need of time-pressed Angelenos, including beauty. For those can barely pencil in a visit to one-stop beautification stops like Blushington, DryBar, Blo, dpHUE and others this busy holiday season, there are a handful of smartphone apps that offer on-demand hair and makeup services at the push of a button swipe of a smartphone screen. Welcome to the future.

To save you from the hair-pulling task of untangling all the deets, we've sorted through all the necessary 411 to help you better understand your options. Below, find a breakdown of apps that are serving tech-savvy beauty buffs in LA, like beGlammed, Glamsquad, StyleBee, Stylisted, and PRIV.

The App: beGlammed (Available on iOS or book through their site here)
Services & Pricing: $95 for makeup (including faux lashes), $70 for a blowout, $85 for an updo, $155 for makeup/downdo/faux lash application; add-ons ($10 to $30) and more services available (Update: Pricing has been updated; the company tells us it launched new prices today)
The Tip Sitch: Tip is added on top of the cost
Hours: 8am to 10pm

↑ The App: Glamsquad (Available on iOS or book through their site here)
How it Works: Choose from 10 hairstyles or 7 makeup looks, then book
Services & Pricing: $75 for makeup, $50 for blowout/styling, $125 for hair and makeup
The Tip Sitch: 20% gratuity and tax are added on top of the cost; see the full rundown here
Hours: 6:30am to 9pm; to book outside of service hours, email reservations@glamsquad.com or call 212-202-2938. Glamsquad tells us they'll have limited hours on Christmas Eve, and that they'll be open New Year's Eve (closed on Christmas and New Year's Day)

The App: PRIV (Available on iOS and Android)
How It Works: Choose your services, then book a pro who can arrive within the hour
Services & Pricing: $75 for makeup ($125 for airbrush), $75 for updo, $50 for a blowout/styling, $40 for dry styling, and more; plus fitness, massage, nails, and haircut services (facials and spray tans coming soon)
The Tip Sitch: Tax and tip are included in the price
Hours: 6pam to 7pm

StyleBee (Available on iOS)
How It Works: Choose your services, then schedule an for a minimum of two hours in advance
Services & Pricing: $85 for makeup, $85 for updo, $50 for a blowout/styling, $160 for updo and makeup, $135 for blowout and makeup, plus massage services
The Tip Sitch: 20% gratuity will automatically be charged to your card
Hours: 7:30am to 10:30pm

The App: Stylisted (Available on iOS or book through their site here)
How It Works: Book in advance by choosing your service and appointment date/time, then select from a network of vetted local hairstylists and makeup artists; same-day seshes can be booked by emailing clienthelp@thestylisted.com
Services & Pricing: $65 and up for blowouts, $75 and up for updos, $60 and up for dry styling, $140 and up; note that it varies per stylist
The Tip Sitch: Not included
Hours: 5am to 9pm, but varies by stylist
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