The Perks of a Blogger Wife
As a newcomer in Zurich and a girl who only feels put together when her nails are done, I was searching for somewhere to go for a mani-pedi. I had a whole list of criteria to match: under 25 minutes from my home via public transportation, good customer reviews, and a place that would do a gel manicure and pedicure with polish under a certain budget. Asking my colleagues resulted in places that fit one or two, but never all of my wishes.
Then I found Treatwell, an online booking platform for all your beauty needs. You can find all kind of treatments- some that I’ve never even heard of before- and filter them as you wish: Price, location, customer satisfaction, treatment type and more. I was honestly overwhelmed by all of the options there were! I went on the site wanting a specific treatment (mani-pedi) and when I saw what was available, my imagination went wild. A massage sounds wonderful! I’ve always wanted to try eyelash extensions!
You find the salon you want and book directly on the website at a time that is convenient for you! It’s that easy! You get an email to confirm and text message (if you wish) before the scheduled time to remind you of your appointment. I booked my appointment and enjoyed it immensely!
There were only two things that would make this service even better. The first would be if the appointment booking (time, place…) was synced with my Google calendar, making it super simple and streamlined. The other detail that could be slightly improved is the communication of price. It would be great if you were able to set a total budget on how much you were willing to spend on all of your treatments so you could combine different options without going above what you’re willing to spend. What I saw was that salons would sometimes try to catch your attention by stating: ‘Manicure- from CHF 20.-‘, when in actuality, removing a manicure was only CHF 20.- and an actual manicure was CHF 60.-. It’s a marketing ploy that ended up more confusing than it needed to be.
All together I had a great experience with Treatwell and will recommend them to others in search of an easy and efficient way to book a personal pampering session.
Disclaimer: Naomi Bollag got a voucher to try the Treatwell platform. All opinions are her own.