Featured Businesses for April Available for Scheduling on BookNow by Pingup

As the mercury on the thermometer (finally) starts to rise this month, we expect you will be finding yourself out and about more often. For April, make sure you are presenting your best self to the outside world by booking with any of these featured businesses on our mobile scheduling app BookNow by Pingup. Download it and get booking.

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Elements Skin Care & Massage
3408 Mendocino Ave Santa Rosa, CA

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Nails 111 Lounge
111 Alton Rd Miami Beach, FL

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Rinse Salon
419 South 20th St Philadelphia, PA

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Windsor Court Spa
300 Gravier St New Orleans, LA

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BlowPop Dry Bar
245 Horton Plaza San Diego, CA

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Salon 46
512 North Henry St Alexandria, VA

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Zama Massage
2149 NE Broadway St Portland, OR

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Stillwater Float Center
213 N 10th St Boise, ID

Book appointments with these and thousands of other businesses coast to coast using our free iPhone app BookNow by Pingup.

Getting Ready for Prom Season

For teenage girls across the country, spring marks the start of one of the most exciting times of the year: prom season. And even though prom night might still be a few months away, it’s important to start getting organized early to avoid a last minute prom tragedy. Here are a few items on your dream night checklist that you should start crossing off now:

Find the Perfect Dress

While prom might still seem ages away, now is the time hit the mall and find the perfect gown. While every girl has the image in her mind of finding a dress off the rack that fits them like a glove, more often than not, this won’t be the case. The dress you fall in love with will probably need to be ordered in a different size and/or color and need to undergo alterations, so make sure you give yourself at least six to eight weeks to ensure your dream dress is ready for the big night.

Pick your crew

Once you have found your dream dress, it’s important to start planning the details for the big night—starting with how you are getting there. Whether you have a date or are planning a solo trip with girlfriends, picking your crew and booking the limo/party bus/town car now is important if you want to avoid rolling up to prom in your mom’s minivan. Create a Facebook group or email chain and invite your friends to join, so you can easily coordinate and make sure your glamorous look is matched with an equally sleek mode of transportation.

Book your appointments

No fabulous prom look is complete without a luxurious salon outing. So if you want to ensure your go-to salon has time to master your look, it’s important to book your hair and nail appointments early. In many cases, you will need to book a good four to six weeks in advance. Since every girl in your school will probably rush to a limited number of salons within a matter of a few hours, it is definitely not an appointment you want to wait until the last minute to make.

If you want to avoid waiting on hold to book your appointments or being frustrated when you call after hours, use Pingup’s new BookNow app.

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring: 4 Beauty Trends to Embrace the Change in Season

It’s official: With the cold winter days finally beginning to thaw, it’s time to embrace a beautiful new look to usher in the warmer weather. So pack away your heavy winter layers, dark polishes and smoky eyes and instead try out some of our favorite spring beauty trends.

bold lip colorsBold Lips
As spring begins to blossom, make a statement with bold lip colors. This is a simple way to make any look pop. Try a raspberry pink or a ruby red to compliment simple eye makeup and you will have an effortlessly glamorous look.

lighter shade nailsNude Nails
Now that the cold winter days are behind us (hopefully), it’s time to toss aside your black, plum, and navy nail lacquers for a lighter shade. Nude nail colors are a hot trend this spring, and for good reason—this clean, polished look is perfect for every occasion from work to a first date, or even wedding attire.

the gradual ombre hair for men or womenThe Gradual Ombre
The ombre was one of the hottest looks adopted by men and women alike on the red carpet this awards season, and it’s the perfect trend to jump on if you are looking to lighten up your locks this spring.

the pixie haircut trend for womenThe Pixie
If you are looking for a dramatic change with the shift in seasons, the pixie is a fierce “do” that is a growing trend amongst some of Hollywood’s favorite stars, and a way to really shed some layers this spring.

Where Are You Spending Your St. Patrick’s Day?

Happy St. Patrick's Day from Pingup

With St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner, people across the country are preparing for the one day a year that everyone gets to celebrate their Irish heritage (whether they are actually Irish or not). So where are the best bars and pubs to enjoy some corned beef and cabbage, a cold Guinness, and maybe even an authentic accent or two? Here are our picks for the best spots to spend your weekend celebrating St. Patty’s Day:

Boston:

McGreevy’s A local favorite, McGreevy’s is known for two things: being owned by the Dropkick Murphy’s—those guys that brought you the Departed theme song—and hosting the most unpredictably raucous St. Patty’s Day party in Boston. This year, patrons can win a trip for two to Dublin that includes an exclusive tour of the Jameson Distillery – make sure you register by the 16th!

The Black Rose A must-stop bar on St. Patrick’s Day, the Black Rose will not disappoint with its perfectly poured brews and signature corned beef. Stop by this weekend for Irish music and other continuous entertainment.

Check out the full list of pubs and bars to celebrate in Boston here.

New York:

McSorley’s With 2014 marking its 160th anniversary, McSorley’s has seen everyone from Abraham Lincoln to John Lennon walk through its doors. When it comes to drink choice, there’s only one: McSorley’s own signature ale. With drinks good enough to survive prohibition, McSorley’s is a must on St. Patty’s Day.

Molly’s Pub and Shebeen A re-creation of an authentic Irish pub, Molly’s Pub and Shebeen is a perennial  NYC favorite. With a sawdust covered floor and a thickly accented staff, where better to enjoy a tall Smithwick’s on St. Patrick’s Day?

Check out the full list of pubs and bars to celebrate in NYC here.

Chicago:

O’Rourke’s Office A short trip from the St. Patrick’s Day parade route, O’Rourke’s Office is a great on-the-beaten-path stop for parade-goers looking to unwind with a midday cocktail and some live music.

Sedgwick’s Bar and Grill Get an early jump on the St. Patrick’s Day festivities at Sedgwick’s Bar and Grill with an Irish breakfast. From 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., patrons can enjoy a full breakfast buffet (drinks included) for only $20.

Check out the full list of pubs and bars to celebrate in Chicago here.

So get out your finest green apparel and accessories, and rock the “Kiss Me I’m Irish” shirt while out on the town—you are sure to find the perfect spot to celebrate St. Patty’s Day, no matter what city you call home.