Prep for New Year’s Eve at Home With These Portable Glam Squads

Why not Seamless hairstylists and makeup artists directly to your front door?

Vênsette was founded by notable New York entrepreneur, Lauren Remington Platt, who set out to provide fashionable, working women with a trusted resource for professional hair and makeup services on-demand and on location. Lauren created Vênsette in 2011 when working long hours in finance while balancing a social life; running from the office straight to a gala or fundraiser with little time to get ready. Lauren knew that other active women were dealing with the same issue. In response, Lauren set out to create a way to bring high-end beauty professionals to the doorsteps of hard-working women balancing their careers and families with social engagements. Today, Vênsette is the premier on-demand hair and makeup service in New York City, the Hamptons, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami; trusted by over 100 luxury corporations, hotels, countless celebrities and thousands of private clientele. Vênsette services individuals and group bookings, including bridal parties and girls’ nights out. Personally tested and approved by Lauren and her team, Vênsette artists are some of the best professionals in the industry. Extensively interviewed and trained, our artists arrive on time and in uniform. They use only cutting edge products and the latest beauty techniques to ensure clients are always getting the very best in beauty. New York Magazine named Vênsette the "Best at Home Makeup Service" in their Best of New York 2012 issue and WWD credited Vênsette with reinventing the beauty service model. Vênsette has been featured in such publications as The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Ralph Lauren Magazine, Bloomberg TV and NBC, etc.

On-demand app Vênsette was founded by Lauren Remington Platt in 2011 to bring high-end beauty professionals to celebrities and private clientele (Photo: Vênsette)

It’s no secret that New Yorkers love luxury, and love it even more in the comfort of their own home. With New Year’s Eve a mere day away, the countdown begins. No, not until midnight, but until everyone arrives at the party. With last minute preparations underway, there’s no reason to leave your apartment pre-festivities. After all, you can Seamless your dinner, so why not Seamless your glam squad, directly to your front door? Grab some girlfriends, order in champagne and prepare for the party with one of these portable beauty bars.

The Looks Gallery You…Only Better It’s the way you wake up in the morning…as far as the rest of the world needs to know. Do you have a big meeting? An interview? Match.com cocktails, perhaps? This service enhances your features and gives you a flawless, natural polish. You’ll look like you on your best day.

Like Drybar, Rouge has its own signature looks you can choose from (Photo: Rouge New York).

Rouge New York: For Law & Order: SVU addicts, this is a can’t-miss opportunity to use actress Stephanie March’s (better known as ADA Alex Cabot) preferred beauty service. She’s the co-founder of Rouge New York, along with the show’s makeup artist Rebecca Perkins. Like Drybar, there are looks to choose from, ranging from “bold choice” to “total polish.” Because Ms. Perkins began in film and television, she guarantees that the makeup will last all day and well into the night, so if you’re racing around, still hunting for the perfect outfit, she can do an application in the afternoon.

Bella: If you haven’t had time to book that glass manicure yet, Bella will come to your home for gel manis, blow outs and makeup application is. They also offer combination packages if you’re truly hoping to look totally polished.

Drybar: If you already have a blow out favorite like the Cosmo or Mai-Tai, Drybar can bring the look to you with Dry-on-the-Fly. The blow out chain began as a mobile blowout business, and it’s returning to its roots with a new Uber-like experience. They’ll come to you wherever you are, so if you’re vacationing or getting in a last minute workout, they’ll stop by.

Peruse the lookbook for hair and makeup ideas (Photo: Glamsquad).

Peruse the lookbook for hair and makeup ideas (Photo: Glamsquad).

Glamsquad: The ubiquitous app lets you choose from a menu of signature hair styles and makeup looks or create an original face. You can book in advance, but for the slackers among us, there are appointments available on-demand, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

CitymaniPrep for Instagram photos holding glasses (0r bottles, no judgement) of champagne with this mani on demand app, with nail artists that will arrive as late as 11 p.m. If you’ve gathered your girlfriends, you can book on-demand manicures for your entire party.

(Photo: Priv).

PRIV aims to be “a one-stop destination for all your beauty and wellness needs” (Photo: PRIV).

PRIVPriv offers it all: blowouts and haircuts, massages, makeup application, gel manicures, men’s grooming, and tanning, in case you’re trying to convince everyone that this grey weather results in stellar sunshine. Like Yelp, each stylist has a summary, ratings from other users and pictures of previous work.

Vensette: This app offers hair services and makeup application, with stylists arriving within 45 minutes of your request. The focus is on luxury, with a staff that’s trained and approved to cater to their high-profile clientele.

 House calls and glam teams used to be only for the rich and famous. Well, not anymore. With The Glam App you too can have the luxury of in home and on demand beauty. You choose when, where and what with just the push of a button. Why shouldn’t you get to be the star of your World?


Glam App wants you to feel like a movie star (Photo: The Glam App).

The Glam App: Not to be confused with Glamsquad (although they’re incredibly similar), this app offers beauty on demand, including trendy braids and polish changes. With locations all over, if you love your look you can re-create it. Plus, the stylists are available to book on a freelance basis, so it might end with you having your very own makeup artist, available at the push of a button.

Prep for New Year’s Eve at Home With These Portable Glam Squads