DC In-Home Beauty Service: Beauty in a Beat

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My blogging neighbor Tammy of JeepMomma.com and I had an utter blast reviewing the newly-launched Beauty in a Beat (BIAB) service at my house.

BIAB is Washington, D.C.’s new convenient and instant on-demand beauty services app (free on iTunes and Google Play) that brings highly trained hair stylists, nail technicians, and makeup artists directly to our homes, offices or any location we need. You can book your appointment on your mobile device through the app, or through the BIAB website or Facebook page.

Crazy Cool Convenience

Fellow busy moms: Do you find that sometimes the most awesome events on our calendars can become the most stressful because it feels impossible to schedule those beauty appointments? On the date that I have something special to attend, I am always running to get a mani before the nail place closes. Or I am sweating through my new blow out as I rush from the salon back to home zip into my dress before the babysitter rings the doorbell.

Yesterday a BIAB team came to my house at 2pm and gave me a gel manicure at my kitchen table. They also provided event-level pro makeup to my friend Tammy in my living room.

I did not need to secure childcare for Alice because the appointments were happening right in the middle of her play area. That sweet girl can wreck havoc in a salon, leaving bottles of Essie in her wake, but yesterday she simply showed off to the stylists her own collection of “glamour lady” accessories.

In less than an hour, we were hugging everyone good-bye and my mani was perfection, and Tammy looked ready for the runway.

No driving.

No Metro.

No sweating.

No sitters.

No stressing.

My dream would to have a standing mani appointment come to the house every other week. And at just $40 for a gel manicure –  the same price charged by the nail place in my local strip mall!  – this dream can be a reality.

I would have thought it would cost an extra $100 surcharge to bring a service to the house! But the prices for all services are the same as most salons near me.

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Confession: I sheepishly adore how Caroline Stansbury on Ladies of London has stylists come to her office to give her manis, makeup and more while she is mid-meeting. And now thanks to BIAB, we DC women can have this outrageous, indulgent convenience, too at a price we can afford.

Founder Heather Coote rocks 

Heather Coote found that between her busy work schedule, post-work events and staying healthy by going to the gym, it was nearly impossible to make appointments for regular beauty services. To help manage her time efficiently, she would have stylists come to her location at her convenience, saving time on travel and waiting at salons.

This small adjustment made a world of difference for Heather. Her professional life kept her busy and amidst all the social and professional organizations she was a part of, having a personal stylist perform services in her home always left her looking presentable and ready for a night out. Heather realized that other people could benefit from the convenience of on-demand beauty services, and Beauty in a Beat was born.


“There is always some kind of event going on in the D.C. area, so I felt Beauty in a Beat would be a great service that all women can use and appreciate,” said Coote. “I can’t count how many times I’ve had conversations with friends and coworkers about the need to rush out of work to get to a salon before an event. I’m trying to help on-the-go women benefit from more time in the day without having to sacrifice anything else.”

Locations Beauty in a Beat serves 

Beauty in a Beat provides service within a 15-mile radius of Washington, D.C.’s city center that includes the following neighborhoods:

• All quadrants of Washington, D.C.
• Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, McLean and Tyson’s Corner in Virginia
• Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Silver Spring and Hyattsville in Maryland

Services Beauty in a Beat provides 

Beauty in a Beat offers concierge services at a client’s pre-selected location, providing them with an affordable, flexible, luxurious and pampered experience from top quality personnel seven days a week from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Services include blowouts for women, hair extensions, hairstyling, makeup application, and full nail services including tips, gels, polish and nail art.

Stylists are all trained, experienced and talented professionals who have been thoroughly vetted by Beauty in a Beat’s own team of beauty experts. All stylists are trained to style all textures of hair and make sure all ethnicities of women look on-trend and gorgeous. 

Blow-out $50
Blow-out and style or up-do $80
Full extensions $225
Partial extensions $200

Makeup Services $75

Manicure $25
Gel Manicure $40
Full Set Tips $40
Fill-In $25

Try Beauty in a Beat today! Book a service to come to your home, your office, your girls’ night in, your hotel before an event or wedding. And do not be surprised if you look in my kitchen window some random weekday and see me getting a mani amidst the dirty dishes.

A Parent in Silver Spring and JeepMomma received a service each for review. No additional compensation received. 


  1. jessica, send them to my casa por favorrrrrrr! I just need a pedicure 🙂 I love to leave the house, but every once in a while, I wouldn’t mind these types of services to come to me! xoxo

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