What: BeGlammed connects customers needing cosmetology services for special occassions with the cosmetologists willing to do the job

Expected pay: $30 – $90 per hour

Husl$core: $$$$

Commissions & Fees: 40% + part of the tip

Where: Select U.S. cities.

Requirements: Have a valid cosmetology license for hairstylists and nail technicians; two or more years of experience; smart phone (Apple or Android); perform well in an in-person audition

Review: 

BeGlammed connects customers needing cosmetology services for special occassions with the cosmetologists willing to do the job. Customer rates range from $50 to $155 per hour (for bridal makeup with lashes), and stylists keep 60% of what they earn, plus the bulk of the tip.

Of course, stylists pay for their own supplies and the cost of getting to the client, so your net profit will be less. Moreover, when a client has ordered two services, such as hair styling and makeup done by different stylists, the app tends to schedule them together. That leaves one of you cooling your heels.

The site’s commission is also substantial. And if you cancel any appointments within seven days of the appointment date, you get fined $25 or the amount that your commission would have been for the appointment.

That said, The app will also pay you for all but $5, if you have to pay to park. And it appears to have plenty of jobs for stylists. You get paid weekly by direct deposit.

If hourly pay estimates on Glassdoor are in the ballpark, BeGlammed also pays dramatically better than it’s main competitor, GlamSquad. We also commend BeGlammed for being transparent with its terms for stylists, which GlamSquad is not.

What their stylists say (from Glassdoor)

I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at beGlammed (Los Angeles, CA) in August 2015. For the interview: Show up with a model and do her makeup. The girls interviewing you have advanced training and experience and know what to look for. They then place you in a tier based on your skills and years in the industry.

Caring company from the CEO down! Always warm and friendly staff members. I wish there were more Elite jobs consistently as I love working for this company. I was affected by the hurricane in Houston recently and I was assisted with a personal email from the founder offering assistance. All because I am a fellow Be Glammed team member as part of the Elite team. The help I received was a show of love and support which I greatly appreciated!

You need to be close to your phone to get gigs, which is hard for people who have another job

You make your own schedule. the other companies i work for put you on a schedule and you are supposed to stick to it. Beglammed just books appointments and you take them if you want them. its great if you’re slow in the salon and something comes in. The girls in the office are awesome too. 

The pay isn’t the best, but its not too bad. If you do both hair and makeup its better because there are times you will do both on an appointment. I work for glam squad too and they only let you do one or the other.

Great support team

I’ve been working for beGlammed, as a freelance artist, since November 2014. beglammed has helped me build my portfolio and keeps me busy with clients. It is nice to focus on servicing your clients and focusing in artistry without worrying about paying for advertising, getting clients, paperwork or chasing clients to get paid. They do all that for me! The team at headquarters have always been very helpful and answer any concerns or questions I mights have.  It’s easy to overbook or overlap your appointments so be careful.

Very busy, lots of jobs, management and customer service is extremely nice and personable, you meet lots of great clients with the potential of getting more requests. Freedom of taking appointments only when you’re available, making your own schedule, very easy system to work with. If there is a problem, the people at the office are always very nice and accommodating. If you need to cancel an appointment, they’re usually always able to find another stylist to cover for you.

BeGlammed takes 40% commission and 5% of your tip, which is quite a bit considering you’re using all of your own products and driving to the clients. You can get paid more for one appointment than you can by doing an all day event with them. BeGlammed would be even more amazing to work for if they didn’t take such a huge commission from the stylist. If not that, then I think compensation for gas money and product would be great too. I think all day events should be a higher pay as well.

Fills the gaps

I was one of the first artists to be hired by beGlammed when they launched in L.A. nearly 3 years ago. My experience working with them has always been positive. As a freelance artist, consistent work is hard to come by, and beGlammed has provided me with opportunities to fill in gaps in my schedule. I can accept or decline gigs based on my availability. They have also opened doors to work at weddings, special events, photoshoots, music videos, and with high-profile clientele. Competition is fierce, and if you’re not quick enough to respond to the appointment notifications, it is your loss. It has become increasingly difficult to accept open gigs when they are already taken by another artist who received the notification a nano-second before you.

Being a traveling hair and makeup professional as well as educator, it is such a benefit to know that I can pick up work in various city’s and states while meeting fun clients from different walks of life. 

Working for Beglammed as a freelance makeup artist is such a blessing. I’ve worked every venue (cosmetics, tv, photoshoots, fashion shows, movies, commercials, high profile events & weddings) and work has always been up and down.

I’ve been working with Beglammed now for 2 years and their bookings fill in the gaps when I’m free and keeps the wheels turning. Money is not overrated.

Great experience

Beglammed truly has been a great experience for me. I’m so very thankful for everyone there. I have some amazing stories of support given to me by their in house team, Maile Pacheco the founder of Beglammed and even the CEO Rebby Greg, who stepped up to help me out when I was working out of town. They are all truly dedicated to having a special company to work for.

I love being in charge of my schedule and being my own girlboss. Alexis at the corporate office is such a pleasure to have as support for your role with beglammed. She always has your back and has your best interest. The pay is great especially if you are top tier (elite), if you see a lower tier you don’t have to take if its too far from you. I have had some great opportunities with beGlammed, like styling celebrities and doing photo shoots and events. I am now spoiled cause there is no way in hell I can go back to salon life