Mornings are not the best time for me. After waking up at 5:30 a.m. for yoga, I’m usually ready for a nap by 7:30 a.m.—which is when I should be blow drying my hair, applying two coats of Yves Saint Laurent mascara, and changing outfits approximately four times. So when I heard about the beGlammed iPhone app, which just started offering hair and beauty services in Dallas (it’s already available in Los Angeles and Las Vegas), I wondered if my mornings were about to get a whole lot easier. And a whole lot more glamorous.
Here’s how the beGlammed app works: You download the iPhone app, where you can “order” everything from makeup applications, a blowout, updos, makeover parties, and more. Just type in your address, and technicians show up on your doorstep ready to style. It’s basically the beauty version of Uber. The “Glam Makeup session” will put you back $85, while a blowout will cost $65. This is definitely a little bit pricy, but when you factor in the convenience of it all (aka getting a blowout in your pajamas), plus the included travel fees and tips, it seems more reasonable.
I scheduled to have both my hair and makeup done Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Although there was a bit of a scheduling snafu, the problem was taken care immediately, and by 8:50 a.m. I was sitting at my dining room table, watching The Wedding Planner while Jenn worked on my blowout and Dietra started on my natural makeup look. The stylists bring all of their supplies with them—all you need to do is show up with wet hair, a clean face, and a willingness to be pampered.
In less than an hour (53 minutes to be exact) I had been glamified. I had requested a smooth, straight blowout, which was great except for a few hard-to-tame baby hairs. My makeup was also exactly what I wanted: very natural with minimal eyeliner and a strong brow. My look lasted throughout the day (multiple meetings and a party), only needing minimal touchups.
Thanks to beGlammed, it’s almost like I know what it’s like to be a Kardashian now. If only they could pick out what you wear as well—then, the app would be truly perfect.