July 31, 2015

Here’s a mobile app that might change your life, only because it’s so easy to get a booking for your favourite beauty service. It could be anything, from eyebrow embroidery, eyebrow threading, gelish nail art, hair colouring, or makeup for that special event, Vanitee has them all. Think of it like Airbnb, where you can scroll through hundreds of listings to find a beauty service that suits your needs, and book it right away, without having to call or e-mail.

Founded by Douglas Gan, Peng Kong Choy, Kuik Xiao Shi and Meters Ang, we like that the service supports small businesses, and we can find and get connected to lesser-known, kinda indie, experts in the beauty industry, rather than having to try our luck at a vast shopping mall.

Here are more reasons why we’re very, very keen on this mobile app:

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1. Hundreds of beauty listings, which you can book immediately. 

Here are just some of the services they offer: manicures, makeup, facials, hair styling, eyebrow shaping and embroidery, lash extensions. Instead of going through the hassle of phone calls and e-mails, just click the appointment time you want, and it’s done! Some beauty artists also provide the service at your preferred location, though you might have to pay a little extra. According to the company, Vanitee clocks 70 bookings and $3,300 in transactions in a given hour.

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2. Services that are surprisingly affordable.

Yep, you can get a cute manicure for just $10. Here are some of the standout ones, while there are really lots more if you scroll through the app. It’s possible to book them on a web browser too, and you can read what others have to say on their reviews section. Eyebrow shaping services can cost $5, while there are lash extensions services that go for less than $100. You can also get makeup services for that D&D party or pre-wedding photoshoots.


3. They highlight plenty of small beauty businesses. 

The founders promise absolute transparency and no hard selling tactics – and that’s because the beauty artists go through a quality check first. Each listing is carefully selected and personally verified by the Vanitee’s Artist Care Team, based on guidelines such as cleanliness, quality commitment, authentic reviews and expertise in the field, for instance. And if you’re a budding nail or beauty artist, you can consider listing your service here.

Vanitee, available for download at the iTunes App Store and for Android phones on Google Play.

All images, courtesy of Vanitee. 

WIN! We’re giving away 3 x $150 credits for beauty services on mobile app Vanitee! For a chance to win, head to our LINE timeline (just search NYLON SINGAPORE on LINE) to like and share the post, and leave a comment, by 2 Aug, 6pm.