Sure, we have as many hours in a day as Beyonce, but we don’t have a team of professionals helping us every step of the way. Thanks to the wild world of technology, getting glammed up by pros in the comfort of your own home, just got a little more accessible.
Let’s be honest – who doesn’t want their own glam squad? Thanks to the wonders of technology, with a few clicks of an app you can be introduced to BeGlammed, the on-demand service that comes directly to you – no matter where you are.
Yes, that’s right with just the tap of an app, you can have all the hair and makeup services you’ve ever desired right at your front door. Ah, the simplicity of having technology and beauty paired together – the most wonderful pairing! No longer do I have to attend networking or media events looking like a hot mess, someone can help me primp and polish my look.
Founded in 2014 by Maile Pacheco, a beauty industry veteran, BeGlammed has just launched in Toronto. I decided to take it out for a spin to see just how easy and convenient it was to use. First and foremost, let’s talk about the pricing. Now I know what you’re thinking: does comfort come at a price? Oddly enough: it doesn’t. BeGlammed offers different levels of stylists with prices ranging from $40 (junior stylist) – $225 (senior stylist) for hair and $60 (junior artist) to $290 (senior artist) for makeup. If you’re keeping it simple (blow-out and simple makeup application), then the prices are quite comparable to that of booking in with your local salon or blow-bar. Now add in the convenience factor and well, it makes it 100% better.
As a women, I won’t lie that I love the thrill of getting glammed up everyone now and then. I may or may not have been running around my house the night before yelling, “glam squad!” to my partner’s dismay. But regardless, the thrill of having your very own team come in and work on you gives you the feeling of being your very own Beyoncé. I was headed out to the Terrior Symposium on April 25th, a hugely important conference that brings together innovators and influencers in the hospitality and food industry. You don’t even know how good I wanted to look while schmoozing with some of my fellow peersand North America’s most respected industry leaders. I pulled up the app the night before, scrolled through to figure out what I wanted to get done (junior stylist vs. senior stylists and makeup vs. no makeup – oh, the decisions!) and booked away. The appointment was made in less than 15 minutes and the BeGlammed squad was booked to show up at my house at 7am the next day. To think, I just ordered my own personal glam squad like I order pizza. This is amazing.
Okay so let’s talk about the downsides of getting ready at home: I don’t have a lot of space in my apartment – it’s a bit tiny and cramped. Paola, the stylist (bless her heart) who showed up to my house at 7am, set-up all her gear in my living room and in the words of Tim Gunn had a “Make It Work” moment. She scoured my living room for plugs and made use of every surface area for her set-up. She did an incredible job of making the experience damn-near flawless. The upside: Paola, my stylist, made me feel absolutely comfortable as we gabbed about everything under the sun, and she got where I was going and the look I wanted to create for myself. The results: absolutely brilliant. In total, the appointment lasted an hour and a half and I felt like a million bucks.
Mobile technology is one of the most popular industries right now and it should come as no surprise that beauty is hopping on the trend. Try BeGlammed and see what it’s like for yourself.
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