Life can get pretty hectic for women: meetings, errands, kids, partners and just general adulting can mean a trip to the salon is a laughable addition to the to-do list. So, in today’s beauty age where convenience is key, the industry has realised there’s something to be said for bringing their services direct to your door. Enter: mobile beauty. Here’s our pick of the best.
Uber of the beauty world: Luxit
The Luxit App is a godsend for the time poor (so, everyone) - you can get the closest therapist in your area to respond to your request within the hour. Or, book in advance through the online service. The whole process takes just minutes - blowdries, makeup application and tanning, they have all bases covered. Their flexible hours (8am to 10pm, seven days) mean they’re about as convenient as mobile beauty comes.
Holistic Haven At Home - Still Beauty
This Melbourne based soul-saviour offers health and wellbeing treatments to keep you zen - no pesky traffic on the way home from the spa undoing all the calming goodness of a therapeutic treatment. Perfect for when your maintenance needs aren't just skin-deep. Oh, and if you are lucky enough to get the owner, Joanna, her hands are magic. Take care of the mind, body and soul, and then just float into bed.
Better than a home-dye job: Colin Bond
Colin is a well-versed hairdresser with 19 years of experience under his styling tool belt. His business Bond Mobile Hairdressing services the Sydney area, offering styling and colouring in the comfort of your home. So not being able to find three plus hours to squeeze in a hair appointment, doesn't mean sacrificing a quality cut and colour.
For Saving face: James the Travelling Peelsman
As soon as we heard the words ‘mobile advanced cosmeceutical skincare solutions’, we were sold. Servicing Melbourne and Sydney, these face-savers offer an array of treatments including skin needling and chemical peels, all from home or work. Lunch break microdermabrasion, anyone?
Pre Friday Night Tan & Talons: Nails By Kel
Hit two birds with one very convenient stone thanks to Kel, who has manis, pedis and your flawless spray tan sorted. Favoured by the likes of Delta Goodrem, Kel will leave you glowing and polished without stepping an unpedi'd foot outside. Kel has also launched her own at-home spray and mousse tanning range, Liquid Sunshine by Kel - tried, tested and approved by the Beauticate team (we are beyond impressed).
MUm-friendly Pampering: Purely Polished
Purely Polished is a mobile mani/pedi service founded by Iman Davamoni shortly after she had a baby and realised how difficult it was to take a pampered time-out (so, she gets it). There is no compromising on quality, either. With amazing results, this is your go-to for perfect nails using brands like FABY that are minus harmful chemicals that are normally in polish - ideal for mums with new bubs in the house.
Story by Emily Algar.