Save some time this holiday season by having the salon come to you with Stylu.

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Between all the errands, the last-minute work rush and the seasonal events, 'tis the season you’re short on time—and you seem to have even less of it when you’re getting stuck in the holiday traffic. Save yourself some time and still look festive and pretty by skipping the salon for Stylu.

What’s Stylu and How Does It Work?

161216 holidayhack4 middleStylu is an app that can be downloaded to any Android or iOS device. It allows you to schedule an appointment with an experienced beauty professional for hair or makeup at a location that is most convenient for you, whether that’s at your home or office, no traveling required for you. Stylists will bring everything needed. You’ll just need to provide an outlet for any hot tools, a chair for you to sit in and a tabletop or work surface. (Really, the kitchen table or your desk is just fine!)

Each appointment begins with a short consultation. Simply have a rough idea of what look you’re going for (pictures always help!) and your stylist or makeup artist will let you know of any concerns about recreating the look for you or any suggestions they may have to make your entrance at that suave company party on point.

Your MUA or stylist will have all the products they’ll need to create the right look for you, but if you happen to have a personal preference for what’s used or have a stunning gold barrette you’d like incorporated into your look, just let them know.

Finally, because payments are processed through the app—just like Uber—there’s no need to have money on hand. Your appointment and tip are already covered.

Now, you may be wondering if your on-demand beauty helper will be just as good as a stylist or MUA at the hottest salon? Don’t worry. All of Stylu’s makeup artists and hair stylists go through an interview and audition process and have plenty of former experience. In fact, my hairstylist, who styled that voluminuous high pony on the left, once worked backstage at the Contessa Awards, which are basically the Oscars of the hairstyling world, so you’ll be in good hands.

All that’s left then is your nail and eyebrow/lash tinting appointments and we have simple solutions for those too with our 12 Days of Holiday Hacks, so stay tuned!

Photos: Stylu Facebook page