These 5 Hair Apps Are Totally Worth A Download

10/14/2021

With as much time as we all spend on our smartphones every single day, it’s only right that we start using our phone addiction to help do some actual good for our strands. Thanks to the development of so many innovative apps over the last few years, our phones have now been able to aid us in booking last-minute appointments, discover new stylists, and even test-drive hair colors in real-time —all with a single swipe or tap of the finger. 

With so many incredible apps currently on the market, it’s hard to know which ones are totally worth the download. To help you out, we’ve highlighted a few of our favorites below — most of which are beneficial to both consumers and hair pros.

Ahead, five hair apps you’ll want to start using, asap!

Swivel Beauty

Cost: Free

Have natural or textured hair? Swivel Beauty makes finding an experienced stylist super easy. Whether you are looking for someone to do goddess locs or bantu braids, you’re guaranteed to find a licensed hair pro that can work with your specific hair texture. Besides matching you with an equipped stylists, Swivel also allows you to review stylists’ portfolios and ratings before ever booking an appointment on their platform. Right now it’s available in New York, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, and the D.C. area.

Download here for Apple. 

L’Oreal Professional Style My Hair

Cost: Free

If you’ve been considering making a bold hair color change, then L’Oreal Professional’s Style My Hair might finally convince you to take that plunge. This 3D hair color makeover app allows you to test out virtual hair color shades in real-time and discover which shades best suit you. From blondes and browns shades to red and pink hues, with this app you can browse countless professional hair colors to find your perfect look. The coolest part? Once you find your perfect hair color, you can share it with your friends or even your stylist at your next color appointment. 

Download here for Apple and here for Android.

Shortcut

Cost: Free

Need a quick haircut from the comfort of your home? Shortcut is a hair app that brings a licensed barber or stylist in their area, straight to you. Think of it as the Uber for haircuts. You simply input your address and select your hair service, and the app will match you with a local hair pro who will show up right at your doorstep. 

Download here for Apple and here for Android. 

DryBar

Picture a flawless blowout at your fingertips—that’s the beauty of the DryBar app. With just a few taps of a button, you can easily check times and book an appointment right from your phone, for any DryBar location. Not to mention, you can even join and manage your Barfly membership to ensure your locks stay looking their best during your most important dates throughout the month. 

Download here for Apple.

StyleSeat

StyleSeat is the premiere destination for both consumers and stylists when it comes to booking beauty, barber, and hair appointments. Whether you’re looking for a haircut or a root touch up, with this app, you can easily search for a stylist, view samples of their work, and instantly book an appointment while on the go. Better yet, stylists and salon pros who use the platform have a helpful aid for managing their salon as it provides them with a mobile appointment book, access to a client contact list, and ability to send appointment reminders to their clients.

Download here for Apple and here for Android. 

Have you tried out any of these hair apps? Let us know in the comments below!

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches.

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