8 apps that will change your beauty routine forever...
If you are someone who turns up at the hair salon with inspirational cuttings from magazines, you will love Haircvt.
This unique site is an exciting platform for hair stylists to show off their recent masterpieces as modelled by their actual clients – which refreshingly come in all ages, ethnicities and hair types. Once you stumble across a cut and colour you like, you’ll be given the option to book with the exact salon and stylist that created it. But be warned, scrolling through the abundance of different looks is highly addictive.
Ever thought about going to a dermatologist for one of those fancy skin scans which show up hidden sun damage and areas prone to accelerated ageing? Us too, but before you spend make that expensive appointment, try Skin Better out for size.
This clever app – created by imaging engineers and scientists, uses special mapping software to reveal the true condition of your skin. It will grade your wrinkles, highlight area’s where sun spots are likely to appear and present you with a customised shopping list of products to invest in, based on feedback from a panel of skincare experts.
All you need to do to get started is take a quick selfie on your phone and fill out a brief skin history questionaire. The best bit? It’s completely free, click here to download it.
Need a manicure or last minute blow dry but don’t have time to pop to the salon? You need to download, Priv. This multitasking app has a vast network of certified professionals waiting to be despatched to your home or office 24/7.
Customers can select their preferred therapist based on proximity, service, images of past work, as well as previous user ratings and comments. Whether you need a last minute massage, makeover or pilates session, PRIV can provide a qualified expert at the touch of a button. What are you waiting for?
Need fresh highlights in hurry but can’t get booked in with your usual hairdresser? Wahanda will scour your closest salons for the nearest available appointment at the cheapest price, in one fell swoop direct from your phone. But be warned, with up to 60% off over 72,000 treatments at 5000 spas and salons countrywide, you might find yourself overindulging in precious me time.
What’s more if you leave feedback after your first treatment, you will automatically be offered a thank you £5 voucher towards your next one. What are you waiting for? Download it here.
Want to try out a bold make up look before you buy it but don’t fancy dabbing on an inky black eyeshadow or dark burgundy lipstick in full view of fellow shoppers? You need to download L’Oreal Paris Makeup Genius. This artistic app allow you to try all manner of make-up styles using L’Oreal cosmetics just by uploading a picture of yourself. The results are so realistic you’ll be fooled into thinking the newly made up image is real.
Once you settle on a look you like, you can shop it straight from your phone or if you still need extra words of encouragement why not share it with your friends through the apps built in community channel.
Water is the most effective and natural beauty elixir out there. If you drink enough it, better skin, effortless weightloss and a clearer head could be yours for the taking. But more often than not we fail to sip our way through the recommended 1.6 litres a day.
Enter iDrated, this savvy app prompts you to drink at regular intervals, logs your water intake and collates the amount you’ve consumed over a seven day period in an easy to understand graph. So all that’s left for you to do is to keep a bottle of this miraculous beauty fluid on you at all times!
Want to update your make-up bag but haven’t got time to pop down to your nearest department store? You need the Ask Bobbi App.
This completely free app offers expert advice and step-by-step guides anywhere, anytime. It will even book an in-store make-up lesson for you at your nearest Bobbi Brown counter should you want a more face-to-face experience.
Once you have deciphered which items will suit you, you can pop them onto your Ask Bobbi Wishlist and shop them straight from your phone, taking the faff out of hitting the shops. Plus, each time you buy a product it will automatically update you with tips and tricks on different ways you can use it. Your personal beauty consultant in your pocket!
Pretty In My Pocket is a beauty shopping tool that has a built in cosmetics community offering expert advice and honest reviews.
All you have to do to access this expert knowledge is walk into a shop, scan a beauty product, and you?ll instantly see whether anyone-from beauty bloggers to avid app users have reviewed it.
Next you will be given the option to scroll through hundreds of images of looks created by makeup artists, experts and regular users wearing the product. If you find a look you love this clever app will then give you the option to shop any additional products that have been used direct from your phone.