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The 4 best Australian beauty service apps to download now.

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Beauty appointments seem to be the only service left that requires a phonebook. These days, groceries, clothes shopping and taxis are just a touch of a button away and hell, you can now even order pizza just by sending an emoji.

Thankfully, a growing number of beauty service apps are popping up to fill the gap. No more awkward phone calls to salons and no more stressing out when you need an emergency wax, tan or haircut — these tried and tested Aussie beauty service apps have your back.

1. Glamazon

Offering both beauty and fitness appointment makes Glamazon a must-have. Book in advance or pick up cancelled appointments from premium salons like Edwards and Co, Kristen Fisher Eyebrows and The Nail Lab that have been carefully vetted and selected for you. You can also score some big discounts with their VIP pricing for last-minute bookings.

The new GlamFit update allows you to book one-off yoga, personal training, boxing and even meditation sessions on the go too.

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Cost: Free

Available: iPhone

Services: Australia-wide

2. Dial A Style

If having all the beauty services you could desire at your fingertips isn't enough, how about having them come directly to your sofa? Calling itself the "Uber of the hair and beauty industry", Dial A Style can have a stylist at your door within two hours — ideal for those beauty emergencies.

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From hair, makeup, beauty, tanning and even massage, the app connects you with nearby fully qualified professionals who bring all the necessary tools and equipment with them. 'Glam squad' in real life, anyone?

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Cost: Free

Available: iPhone and Android

Services: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Gold Coast, with plans to expand in 2016.

3. Vaniday

Whether you're looking for a new salon or spa to try out or an emergency appointment at your favourite, Vaniday can help.

Currently servicing Sydney and more recently Melbourne, the app allows you to book at any time of day or night with immediate availabilities to browse and instant confirmation (as well as handy reminders for the forgetful among us!).  The GPS feature also shows salons that are nearby with a short description, as well as a list of the new and most popular to get you inspired — which is perfect if you're new to an area.

"I found Vaniday easy to use, and it introduced me to a lot of great hair and beauty businesses in my neighbourhood that I hadn't even realised were there," says Associate Editor Kahla, who has used it a number of times.

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Cost: Free

Available: iPhone and Android

Services: Melbourne, Sydney.

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4. Beauro

If you're looking for a beauty insider's guide to Melbourne, Beauro is your new best friend. On the (very stylish-looking, just FYI) app, you'll find all the best salons and spas at your fingertips.

The interface is easy to use: simply select the service you want, browse detailed and personally reviewed descriptions of the salons that offer it, and book your appointment. There's also a handy price list that tells you how long each service takes.

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Cost: Free

Available: iPhone

Services: Melbourne

What's your must-have beauty app?

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