Ever found yourself scrolling through thousands of posts on Instagram or Pinterest in front of your hairstylist, looking for that perfect silver-grey ombre dye job you saw the day before but can’t, for the life of you, seem to find today? How about going to the nail salon, looking through what they offer, realizing that you don’t actually want any of the designs and wishing you had had the opportunity to look through them online instead?
If so, co-founder of WAH Nails, Sharmadean Reid, has the solution to your problems. Reid, along with two other co-founders, Dan Woodbury and Ken Lalobo, has come up with the idea of a social networking site just for this purpose.
According to its website, beautystack is a platform to “help specialist beauty professionals publish their content and manage their bookings”, assisting beauty professionals who are currently building their clientele via social media platforms such as Instagram by allowing them not just to showcase their services but also to make and manage reservations on the same platform. For now, the platform appears to be invitation-only, but beauty professionals and potential clients can register to express their interest via the links on the platform.
If your interest has been piqued by this idea, yours certainly hasn’t been the only one. According to FinSMEs, the company has already raised slightly under USD 1 million in seed funding, including from angel investors and LocalGlobe, a venture capital firm based in the UK.