BY LAJU IREN
Everything is being shaped by technology. Every skill, career and trade can now find expression with the touch of a screen or the click of a mouse. Even fashion is not left out of the mix; One can copy a style on instagram and order shoes from Jumia.
But make-up and hair styles aren’t so easy to mimic or demand. With good reason, women are very picky about the professionals they let touch their face and hair. But what do you do when you need a very good stylist right away? Co-founders at getbeace.com say the answer is right on their website which connects make-up artistes and hair stylists with customers who need their services within one hour.
Since its launch earlier this year, getbeace.com has garnered over 120 plus stylists and artistes across ten states of the Federation, including Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Kwara, Ekiti, Kaduna,Kogi, Enugu, Rivers and Cross River.
“It’s sort of like the Uber of style,” said Co-founder, Glory Kumuiyi. A make-up artiste herself, she was quick to realize the huge disconnect between beauty specialists and those who need their services.
“There are many make-up artistes and stylists in this country, and even much more customers. But the issue is that people don’t know artistes outside their sphere of influence, so when the person you know is not available, it becomes a big issue.
And nobody wants to use someone whose work they can’t vouch for. That’s why we have a thorough vetting process for our stylists and artistes at getbeace.com. Users can simply visit the site, find the necessary professionals around them, look through their work and receive services within the hour.”