For magnificence and magnificence on demand, Miami startup Glamo has you lined

For magnificence and magnificence on demand, Miami startup Glamo has you lined

By Krysten Brenlla

Making an appointment at your native magnificence salon can really feel like a drag, with many salons or barbershops taking appointments months upfront. As your New Yr’s Eve occasion inches nearer, your hair or nails might have that additional enhance, and with out an appointment, it could appear unimaginable to get them completed right now.

That’s the place Glamo steps in – a magnificence utility that enables prospects to schedule a stylist, at any time, for any service they want.

One of the best half? The stylist can come proper to your own home.  

“Being from Jamaica and being round Jamaican mother and father, I used to be naturally born into entrepreneurship,” mentioned Rishielle Giscombe, founding father of Glamo [pictured above]. “Once I moved to Florida, I at all times had an inclination to assist individuals, so I began going to my good friend’s homes to do their hair. That’s when Glamo was born.”

Giscombe launched her enterprise, initially referred to as Rishelle’s Cellular Magnificence Salon, in 2015, and went from 10 purchasers to 150 purchasers in two months.

To maintain the momentum going, she employed her first workers ­– three stylists – all who helped her remodel Rishielle’s Cellular Magnificence Salon right into a booming enterprise for stylists and barbers throughout Florida.

Round that point, Giscombe seen that Uber was reworking the market with its instantaneous pickup/drop off providers. With the motivation to maintain pushing her enterprise to the subsequent stage, she realized that together with her personal web site and cell utility, Rishelle’s Cellular Magnificence Salon had the potential to remodel the sweetness business.

“I immediately thought, ‘it is a game-changer’,” Giscombe mentioned. “So I employed net designers that helped me construct out this subsequent part of my enterprise, and that’s when the magic occurred.”

 The net designers suggested Giscombe to discover a identify that was shorter and catchier for the brand new web site, which is the place Glamo was born.

A Glamo hairstylist (at proper) together with her completely happy consumer.

In 2018, Giscombe’s group launched the brand new model and Glamo web site/scheduling service. Instantly on Glamo’s web site, purchasers can login, choose the service they’re in search of, and select the stylist closest to them primarily based on their worth vary. Then, purchasers can guide the stylist on-line, and the stylist can come to their dwelling in as little as half-hour.

“The core of Glamo’s enterprise is on-demand styling,” Giscome continued. “Once we show our know-how, it’s to showcase that fast service – you don’t have to fret about going to the salon anymore – Glamo will help you with no matter you want, wherever you might be.”

Because the launch of the scheduling service, Glamo’s enterprise has boomed, with the appliance internet hosting greater than 13,000 stylists from throughout the nation and world – all accessible to guide. 

For the long run, Glamo hopes to grow to be a world firm, the place stylists not should depend upon renting out their chairs in barbershops or salons for purchasers. As a substitute, Glamo hopes to be a trendsetter for stylists seeking to construct their very own schedules.

A Glamo at-home go to

“With Glamo, I need to change the construction of the standard salon enterprise,” Giscombe continued. “As a stylist working with Glamo, or on the Glamo platform, you don’t have to purchase your personal chair, be restricted to overhead prices, or one sales space in a magnificence salon – with Glamo, you will be your personal boss, and that’s what I like.”

Glamo is at present elevating $1.2 million to construct out its cell utility in January 2023, so shoppers all over the world can have entry to Glamo stylists on-the-go. The corporate can also be engaged on launching new providers like market buying and on-demand supply on particular magnificence merchandise, like hair extensions.

This yr, Glamo was chosen as one among 60 startups nationally for Google for Startup’s Black Founders Fund.

“With Glamo, I need to create a brand new financial and alter the way in which magnificence is for individuals,” Giscombe mentioned. “Glamo is making a distinction.”


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