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The App You Need Now: StyleSeat’s Redesigned App Is Here


We’re excited to announce the launch of our new and improved mobile app! The gorgeous design update features tools that make it easier than ever to search, discover and book beauty professionals on the go. More than 60% of bookings on StyleSeat are coming from mobile devices today and that number continues to grow. If you haven’t downloaded our app yet, it’s available in the App Store or Google Play!


Check out these exciting new features below.

New ways to search: Find a professional that fits your exact needs! You’re now one tap away from finding the perfect pro for your color, treatments, or braids. Also new: search availability for a specific date and time – all with the tap of a screen. Need a blowout today at 4 pm? You’ll get a selection of top pros instantly. Other search filters include price range, online booking, and product brands carried.


Express checkout: Paying for your services just got so much easier. No more smudged manicure when you reach for your wallet. Just add a credit card to your StyleSeat profile before your next appointment and simply accept the price, add a tip for your pro after the service, and you’re out the door looking fabulous.


My appointments: Having one central place to view past and upcoming appointments makes it easy to manage all of your beauty needs. With this feature, you can cancel, rebook, and see all previous appointments in one place.


Download the app today, and stay on top of your beauty game! New mobile app available in the App Store or Google Play.

xo,

The StyleSeat Team

We Tried It! 4 Temporary Summer Beauty Trends

Temporary trends are where it’s at for those who want to live on the edge without the commitment. But we couldn’t help being suspicious when seeing perfectly coiffed hair chalk styles or super polished temporary tattoos. Could it be that easy? Lucky for you, the team at StyleSeat tried it out and reported back!

Flash Tats

What we used: Flash tats (we chose the “Sofia” pack from flashtat.com), damp cloth, paper towel for blotting.

How to apply: Applying these is exactly like applying the temporary tattoos you used to wear as a child. Simply remove the plastic overlay, place the tattoo and wet the back with a damp cloth. Give it a minute or two, remove the paper, blot your new tat dry and you’re done!

Our verdict: Do it! These give you a seriously sophisticated summer vibe. And what other accessory will keep you looking sparkly while taking a dip in the pool? They don’t peel or fade into an ugly crinkled mess either. In fact, we’re going to have to bust out some makeup remover or oils and give it a scrub to remove it. We can’t believe they’re still looking fresh weeks later!


Hair Stenciling

What we used: Stencil (we searched “chevron arrow” to find ours online), X-ACTO knife (to cut out your stencil), temporary spray in hair color.

How to apply: Choose where you would like to see your stenciled work. You can either wear your hair down and straight or put your hair up in a bun or high ponytail and stencil underneath. If you’re looking for a style you can take down and hide, we’d suggest putting it on the back of your head while your hair is pulled up.

Our verdict: While this looks great in magazines and on runways it’s definitely hard to wear in real life. If every hair doesn’t stay straight or in one place, suddenly you have a chevron arrow that looks a little…. wonky.


Nail Wraps

What we used: Nail wraps (we used NCLA nail wraps), nail file, clear base coat.

How to apply: Start by applying a clear base coat and letting it dry. Most nail wraps come with more wraps than you actually need, so find wraps in your pack that are the right size for each of your nails. When applying the actual wrap make sure to fully stretch it across each nail in order to ensure there are no air bubbles. Air bubbles = annoying = chipped nails. After the wraps are placed on the nail, simply file off the excess wrapper and you’re done!

Our verdict: These are an awesome when you want nail art, but don’t have time to make it to the salon. We could see these being great for festivals and special occasions, but they still left us missing our perfect gel manis.


Hair Chalk

What we used: Teasing comb, clips, L’Oréal Professionnel Hairchalk.

How to apply: Start by thinking about placement. Where would you like to see your flash of color? How will it look with your current hair length and layers? We chose the right front of the hair, but wanted a style that would look blended. To achieve this, we section off the hair into three layers. We backed combed each layer, one at a time, and placed the color in the remaining hair. Then we combed the hair flat and started the next layer. By back combing the hair you can create a soft, diffused line that looks like it was placed by a professional.

Our verdict: It’s a great way to dip your toe into fashion colors if you’re still on the fence. Maybe you’ll even be persuaded to take the plunge and go permanent!


So if you’re thinking of trying something new this summer without the commitment, don’t be afraid to play around with any of these hot beauty trends! xo,

The StyleSeat Team

Guest Contributor: Felicia La Tour

  • Name:
    Felicia La Tour
  • City:
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Salon Name:
    Felicia La Tour
  • Speciality:
    Makeup
  • StyleSeat URL:
    styleseat.com/felicialatour
Felicia La Tour is a girl with lots of big dream. As a makeup artist, she enjoys bringing out the natural beauty of her clients and spreading a positive message about the beauty within. She’s self taught, ambitious and has already accomplished a lot in her still burgeoning career.

This month, we’ve connected with Felicia to get the scoop on getting the perfect brow for any occasion. Watch the video below and get your brow game on point!

StyleSeat Featured Professional: Keila Sone

  • Name:
    Keila Sone
  • City:
    East Village, NY
  • Salon Name:
    Bleu Sur Bleu Salon
  • Speciality:
    Highlights
  • Years in Industry:
    9 Years

Keila Sone is a licensed hairstylist in the New York area, possessing close to 10 years of practical experience in the beauty industry as a hair colorist and stylist. Her amazing work, ranging from color services to repair treatments, has been featured in various photo shoots, commercials & fashion shows, including high fashion media prints like Vogue. Keila is committed to bringing her client the best in hair care, while helping them discover their own hair personality from within!

Featured Work

What’s your #1 most booked/requested service?
Definitely the ombré hair color this season.
What advice would you give to beauty/wellness professionals starting out in the industry?
Work hard and practice as much as possible. Find a salon with a great education/apprentice program. Never be comfortable at your skill level no matter how many people love your work, and always look to take your skills & customer service to the next level.
What’s your favorite trend right now? Which trend is your least favorite?
My favorite trend is pastel hair color. My least favorite trend is over contoured makeup because most people are unsure how to blend it well enough :(
Tell us the best (most memorable/craziest/most exciting) thing to happen in your career so far.
I was lead/key hairstylist for Aldred Angelo for their Disney Princesses collection during New York Bridal Week. I got interviewed by bridal magazines and collaborated with some awesome designers. I loved the excitement and amazing people I worked with. It’s the most fun I had in my career thus far!

Want to be one of our StyleSeat Featured Professionals? Email us your story and photos of your work to getfeatured@styleseat.com to be considered.

StyleSeat Beauty Happy Hour

Last night, our users came out to the StyleSeat Headquarters for a fun, summertime happy hour– filled with free manis and cocktails!

We had a great time getting to know our clients in the area, while also being pampered by some of our top SF nail techs. In case you missed last night’s event, be sure to check out the pictures below:

Lila Robles from Nail Jerks prepping a client’s nails before painting and designing.

Anna showing off her final nail art design. Love it!

Some of our StyleSeat swag around the office.

Ari, Lauren & Michelle from our marketing team.

More nail art being done by Kristen from Sparkle Nails in SF.

Don’t worry if you missed out on last night’s event. We’ll be hosting more StyleSeat Happy Hours in the coming months!

xo,

The StyleSeat Team