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This App Will Send Beauty And Fitness Pros Right To Your Door

PRIV App

If you live in Manhattan, a new app called PRIV¬†will send beauty, fitness, or wellness pros right to your apartment within an hour. Through PRIV, you can request a personal trainer, yoga instructor, masseuse, hairstylist, manicurist or aspray-tanning pro to pay a house call (or even visit your office). Essentially, it’s like the Uber of beauty and fitness. Where was this service during all my high school sleepovers? Considering how far ahead I have to call to get a hair appointment in New York, this app is a potential lifesaver. I keep daydreaming about how nice it would be to ring up a manicurist and have my nails done while I sit on the couch watching Netflix, or have a yoga instructor pay me a visit when I’m in a funk. Scrolling through the app is like looking at a shopping list of available certified professionals in your vicinity. The pros have profiles posted that share their work history and talents, and service is available 24/7. The app itself is free, and each service has a set price listed when you choose it, including tip, which is a far cry from that awkward moment at the end of a salon appointment when you find out a surprise fee has been tacked onto your bill. PRIV intends to expand beyond Manhattan to the rest of New York City shortly (come visit me in Brooklyn, PRIV!), and services will be available in San Francisco, LA and Miami by 2015. Sounds like a sweet deal to me. New Yorkers, have any of you tried it? [PRIV]

Ciara’s Ex-Hairstylist Spills The Goods

While Ciara is sporting her cute short ‘do all over town, her hairstylist is simmering. Shirlena Allen, who says she’s been styling Ciara’s hair for over a year, says pictures of Ciara’s edgy “new” haircut posted on Twitter were totally misleading. According to Allen, the photos were taken over a year ago by Atlanta-based photographer, Derek Blanks. To prove her point, she draws attention to the fact that the photos posted by Ciara and the haircut the pop star is wearing now are “two different styles.” Instead of being happy about the exposure though, Allen is angry because the pop star allegedly has yet to pay her for it! Now, she’s trying to get paid the new-fashioned way: by yapping to blogs about it! She told a gossip site, “I asked for the wig back a year ago, and she says she can’t find it … She has no identity. Still trying to find a look.” We know Ciara’s hairstyle kind of resembles Rihanna’s, but isn’t that a bit harsh? [Bossip] Keep reading »

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