New York Daily News
Beauty Craves: Smartphone apps for spa and beauty services
We have smartphone apps for food delivery, taxi rides and entertainment. Now, we have applications for spa and beauty salon services. These trailblazers combine modern technology with the traditional services we love to enhance relaxation and beauty treatments by delivering professional services at less-than-salon prices directly to our doors. Zeel: the same-day, at-home massage Imagine an affordable, professional and customized massage delivered on-demand. Silicon Alley veteran Samer Hamadeh has made this a reality for New Yorkers through Zeel , a service that offers reasonably-priced, high quality, at-home massages ($120-$130 for 60-minutes, $175 for 90 minutes). Download the free app, select your gender preference, a time window, and a style (Swedish or deep tissue), and Zeel's team is on the job. Within hours, a Zeel-vetted and licensed massage therapist will arrive equipped with a table, massage oils and a playlist that transforms any apartment into a Zen retreat. Need a last-minute Valentine's Day gift? Zeel offers at-home couples massages as well as gift certificates.