IBB Local: Beauty housecalls in L.A.

The one thing I miss most about living in New York is the ability to get just about anything delivered directly to my door—oftentimes within minutes. Beauty housecalls are just one such luxury, and there’s nothing better than having someone come over, do your hair and/or makeup and be on their merry way. Basically all you have to do is get dressed (if necessary, you have someone come over and help you do that, too). There are a number of smartphone apps that make it easy to get pretty in NYC (unfortunately there are none down here in Boca Raton, Florida), and we just learned about a brand-new one that’s making Los Angeles an ever prettier place.

With BeautyFriend, a hairstylist or makeup artist is just a few taps away. Simply enter your desired appointment time, what you need done (blow-out, haircut, braids, “Red Carpet Ready”) and the app gives you a list of professionals who are available. The app also gives you a choice between BF Stylist and a BF Celebrity Stylist (whose prices are roughly double) and you can view their portfolios, specialties and reviews to help make a decision.

I have this app tucked into my travel folder for the next time I’m in la-la land, but in the meantime I’ll just have to wait for a service like this that caters to the hinterlands!