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Beauty
Published Friday Oct 02, 2020 by Sara Lesher

Unlocking Your Mindbody: How to Book Beauty Appointments Online Near You

From streetwear to sweatpants, our ideas of beauty have shifted, and people are adapting their styles to fit the state of the world today. We’ve seen many valiant efforts of home beauty—cutting family members’ hair, trimming our own eyebrows, and everything in between. Through it all, we’ve realized just how much we love and miss our stylists. 

You may know Mindbody as a fitness app, but we’re here today to discuss all the ways you can use the app to up-level your beauty wellness routines, too.  

Need a blowout post-sweat sesh? We got you.  

Want to find a tanning salon in your area? Look no further.  

How about a mani-pedi? Got that, too! 

Sugaring? Waxing? Threading? Yep, yes, and definitely.  

Here is how to activate your Mindbody app to book beauty services near you. Let’s go! 


Try something new

If beauty salons and spas are open near you, you might be ready to head back in. In fact, 64% of you feel comfortable returning to hair salons right now. But after all this time at home, you might be feeling like it’s time to add some new services to your roster.  

On the Mindbody app, you can filter the beauty categories to find hair salons, face treatments, nail salons, hair removal, makeup/lash/brow services, med spas, tanning, and even tattoos and piercings. Plus, if you’re a new client, you can browse Intro Offers to get deals on services exclusively for newbies.

Experience the low-touch journey

You may be expecting your salons and spas to feel as normal as possible and as safe as possible at the same time. And if you’re visiting a salon on Mindbody, you can rest assured that you’ll have the most comfortable experience you can. With our new low-touch journey, you can go through the entire booking, check-in, waiver-signing, payment, tipping, product-purchasing, and reviewing processes digitally. This limits the amount of contact you have with people and physical items like pens, paper, and pin pads to keep you as safe as possible when returning to the salon.

Book your favorites 

Have a favorite salon you frequent already? Use the Mindbody app to view schedule and availability for specific services, book and pay for appointments, and leave great reviews when you’re done! Want to share your favorite salon with a friend? You can do that, too. Just click on the salon on Mindbody and tap the little share icon in the top right corner to spread the love. 

If salons near you are open, and you’re ready to start heading back, Mindbody is a great place to start whether you’re looking for something new, trying to stay safe, or wanting to spread some extra love to your favorite salons and stylists. So, what are you waiting for? 

Sara Lesher
Written by
Sara Lesher
Marketing Content Associate
About the author
Spoiled by the San Diego sunshine, Sara’s hobbies include beaching, hiking, concert-going, and brewery-hopping. As Mindbody’s marketing content associate, she naturally loves reading and writing… so if you have any book recommendations, let her know. And just between us: she’s committed to health and wellness but loves a good taco (shoutout TJ Tacos in Escondido).
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Fitness
Published Friday Nov 13, 2020 by Denise Prichard

Why You Need a Virtual Workout Buddy

Fitness
Motivation

Ah, 2020—the year that truly put our sanity to the test.  On top of that, something that most people use to navigate through a tough time has essentially been stripped away from us—our normal workout routines. I don’t know about you, but even skipping a week at the gym can send me into a tailspin. But several months of sheltering in place and being forced to adapt to this new normal?

That’s a different story.  

While I think we can all say we’re grateful that fitness studios were quick to offer virtual classes when COVID-19 hit—there is something about constantly working out by ourselves that may trigger some of us to hit pause on our workout routines and start turning towards less robust habits. *Reluctantly raises hand* 

The other day I came across a stat that really set off some alarms. According to a recent study, Americans are spending an additional two hours each day on their couch since March 2020. As of recently, I can say I’m totally guilty of a little too much R&R. While an evening of Netflix and wine once sounded like heaven on earth for most of us, I think it’s safe to say the repetition of this is starting to get kind of old. Also, Schitt’s Creek is over now, so I really don’t have any excuse to not dedicate my free time to jumping back into my at-home workouts.  

I started pondering what made dial back my fitness routine in the first place? Was it a lack of motivation? No, not really. Screen fatigue? I think my Netflix history outlined above would tell you that’s a solid ‘no.’ Then it hit me—the thing that motivated me to stay on top of my fitness goals was being around other people with the same goals. Pre-COVID, going to my favorite spin studio and the local yoga hot spot was how I typically spent my social hour during the workweek. I realized the best way to amp up my at-home workout routine was to re-connect with my workout buddies and start doing virtual classes together to create that sense of community I craved.  

If you’re also experiencing some form of live stream lull when it comes to your workouts, then getting a virtual workout buddy may be exactly what you need. Here’s why: 


A virtual workout buddy keeps you accountable. 

Just like in-person workouts, making plans to sweat it out with one of your friends motivates you to show up and be your best self.  According to the Mindbody Wellness Index, 25% of the folks we surveyed said they found it difficult to hold themselves accountable to their workout goals on their own—and an additional 20% of people said a lack of support was responsible for missed workouts.  


A virtual workout buddy will push you further. 

Everybody enjoys a little friendly competition, right? Maybe you have a friend who is a powerhouse at virtual HIIT—try signing up for a class with them to help you take your workout to a whole new level.  


A virtual workout buddy makes you more adventurous. 

Getting a workout sesh in with a friend is the perfect time to try a new exercise such as virtual yoga or virtual barre. Trying something new can be scary—I get it. But by trying a new type of exercise with a friend, you can both give each other a confidence boost by acting as each other’s personal hype man.   


A virtual workout buddy helps keep you social.

Look, we’re all craving human interaction these days—and I know I’m not the only one who is missing weekly happy hours with friends. Luckily, fitness studios are getting creative with their virtual offerings post-workout, too! When we asked members of our MindbodyOne Community how they are keeping things interesting for their students in the virtual space, they said they are hosting monthly virtual wine dates to share fitness stories and personal victories. Not only do you get to drink wine, but you and your buddy get to meet other like-minded people at the same time.  

As 2020 winds down (thank goodness), you have a unique opportunity to reconnect with your friends and take your workout sessions to the next level with a virtual workout buddy. So, why not start now? Book a virtual fitness class and encourage your friends to show up for you and themselves today.

denise prichard
Written by
Denise Prichard
Marketing Content Specialist
About the author
Denise Prichard is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and an experienced content marketing professional with a penchant for writing compelling copy within the health, wellness and beauty industries. When she isn't writing or editing, you can find her teaching yoga classes, at a spin class or hanging out with her rescue pups.