Treatwell is one of the slickest beauty appointment apps we’ve seen on the market and are both delighted and impressed that something founded by a mostly male founding team, managed to understand our needs so well. Not only is the app easy to use but their customer service is fab, in my eyes, one of the most important aspect of literally any business. And with summer in full-swing, I decided to take it for a test drive myself by making a lunch time booking for some bright, summery nails.
With over 25,000 salons and spas listed and over 10 million customers across 11 countries in Europe all booking treatments from massages to haircuts, to pedicures and facials, there’s not much they don’t offer when it comes to beauty.
Available on desktop, mobile and an easy-to-use app we’re also big fans of the ‘near you’ feature, showing you real-time spa and salon availability in your area. Perfect if you’re in a hurry or your go-to salon is all booked out just when you need them most.
And if you love getting glammed up as much as we do, why not take a browse at their blog The Treatment Files, a platform we use to debunk common beauty myths, get to grips with lesser known treatments and chat to the experts about trends, must-have products and everything else in between. Nice!
While checking out the app, we also pestered them for a few beauty tips for summer and they were willing to share a few of their secrets with us!
Need some instant inspiration? Keep reading for our top 5 favourite trends this summer:
1. Glossy Black Nails
Black is back in a big way, so you don’t need to wait until the weather cools to rock this after-dark look. But to keep it glossy rather than gothic, stick to gel manis to give your nails that extra shine.
2. Undone Blow Dries
The key to a really great blow dry is not to overdo it. This year’s trend sees big and bouncy transformed into soft and subtle. Keep it whispy rather than overly styled.
3. LVL Lashes
Put the mascara down ladies, LVL lashes (which stands for lift, volume and length) is all you need for perfectly fanned, fuller lashes, and without a falsie in sight!
4. Metallic Hair
Pretty pastels are out, now it’s all about multifaceted jewel tones which add extra shine and dimension to your hair. You heard it here first.
5. Ombre Lips
It’s like balayage for your lips. Outline your lips in a darker shade, and fill in the middle with a creamy light colour. Blend well and your pout will be looking all kinds of on-point.