When you’re busy, self care often falls by the wayside. Between work and travel and a myriad of other activities, little things like getting your hair trimmed, eyebrows waxed, or a quick manicure can seem like a chore. At least that’s how it feels to me. Most of my life is organized online, so like the proverbial tree falling in the forest, if an appointment doesn’t fit in an app on my iPhone, it’s like it was never there at all.
That’s where Whittl comes in. Whittl is an app that puts hundreds of salons, spas, and barber shops in your neighborhood right at your fingertips. It removes the barriers to self care, such as setting an appointment and looking under your couch cushions for tip money, so that you can have a seamless experience. The app lets you book and pay for appointments, including tip, right through your phone. With a quick touch of a button, you can see available services nearby, book an appointment, and pay for it all from the app or Whittl website. The best part about Whittl is that it never closes—if you wake up in the morning with an invitation to fabulous party that same night, you can easily book and pay for an appointment through Whittl.
In preparation of an upcoming trip to Los Angeles (and because my nails were in desperate need of some professional loving), I used Whittl to book a manicure and pedicure at nearby Paradise Nail and Spa on the swanky Newbury Street in Boston. The entire experience was easy, from launching the app and inputting my payment information to tipping the manicurist. Whittl also includes Yelp and Whittl user reviews, a map so you can see where you’re going, and the salon hours and contact information.
My manicure and pedicure at Paradise Nail and Spa was great and just what I needed. When I arrived, the friendly husband and wife salon owners greeted me and provided all-at-once manicure/pedicure experience. I left an hour later polished and relaxed and ready to take on the day—thanks Whittl! Whittl just launched in Boston and participating salons and spas are growing by the day.
The days of calling salons to book appointments and fumbling for cash with wet nails are over for me. If you’re the kind of person who is too busy to deal with calling for appointments and desperately (or not so desperately) need some self care, check out Whittl!
I received a manicure and pedicure free of charge, courtesy of Whittle, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.