Launching soon: Beau — Stylists who come to you

We’ve been working for months now on a project that we are excited to launch in private beta.

Beau ( is Chicago’s on-demand beauty app, for men & women. Our stylists offer haircuts, blowouts, updos and makeup services, all in the comfort of your home or office.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Book — Select your preferred time, services and Beau professional.
  2. Confirm — We’ll confirm your appointment via email and process payments automatically.
  3. Service — A Beau professional will arrive at your location and provide top-notch beauty services.
  4. Review — Rate and tip your Beau professional. We recommend a 20% tip.

Some other features of Beau that we’ve baked in:

  • Flexible scheduling — Beau stylist hours are 7:00 AM — 10:00 PM. Whether you have busy morning meetings or a big date, we’ll be there.
  • Best stylists in Chicago — Beau professionals are licensed, formally trained and work at the best salons in the city.

Our team will emphasize a focus in customer support: making sure everyone, from users to stylists, are happy 100% of the time.


We’ll be offering three pricing tiers based on stylist experience level (Junior, Senior, and Master stylists). Tips to professionals are paid after service is provided (we recommend 20%).

  • Male Haircut ($40, $50, $65)
  • Female Haircut ($50, $60, $75)
  • Blowout ($40, $50, $65)
  • Updo ($65, $75, $90)
  • Makeup ($50, $60, $75)

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Ravi working on UX paper prototyping to get the experience right

Originally published at on August 20, 2015.

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