Beauty Expert Looking for Local Clients? This App Is Just For You

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It takes a lot of effort to get certified or licensed as a hair stylist, makeup artist or nail technician. Some licensing programs can even take up to two years to complete!

The great thing about being a beauty professional is that your skills will be in demand as long as people want to look their best. So, basically forever.

If you work independently, though, it can be difficult to find local clients and also figure out where to meet up with them if you don’t rent a chair or space in a salon.  

The Glam App helps solve that problem by pairing beauty experts with clients looking for professional beauty services right in their own homes.

The Glam App currently serves over 30,000 users in the U.S. and the U.K. and allows stylists to set their own hours and schedules, make appointments and build their clientele.

If you’d like to get a piece of the action, The Glam App is accepting sign ups from beauty experts looking for side gigs in their areas.

Although The Glam App currently serves only 22 markets, its registered beauty experts are allowed to change their location at any time. So if you’re a globetrotter, military spouse or just like to travel, The Glam App can connect you with clients when you arrive in any of the markets it serves.

Signing Up With The Glam App

To sign up with The Glam App as an independent beauty expert, you’ll need a verifiable personal tax ID and a copy of your cosmetology certificate.

Head over to The Glam App’s website and fill out the company’s online form. Once your account and information are reviewed, you can start taking appointments right through the mobile app.

Stylists typically charge from $40 to $120 and give The Glam App a 10% commission. The company say that’s a big improvement over salon commissions that range from 40% to 60%.

The Glam App is a great way for beauty pros to make a few extra bucks whenever the mood strikes or develop a long-term side gig with regular clients.

If you decide to give it a try, be sure take a look at our tips for surviving — and thriving — in the gig economy.

Lisa McGreevy is a staff writer with The Penny Hoarder. She’s willing to schlep to the store with no makeup on but won’t even take out the trash unless her nails are on point.