App of the week: Urban

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There are plenty of wellness apps on the market that promise to “bring wellness straight to your door”, but how many really do?
If you are looking for wellness treatments above the standard, then download the Urban app! It offers a fantastic range of services, with an amazing interface and customer experience. In one word: IMPRESSIVE!

The concept behind Urban

Urban is on a mission to democratize wellness by making wellness rituals accessible in all urban cities. It also provides a counterweight, a refuge from, a healing of the noise, rush, stress, and pressure. Whether you are at work, at home or anywhere else, you can access a great range of wellness services, whenever you need it! All you need to do is to pick your date, your time, your practitioner and book an appointment through the app!

The co-founder Jack Tang, says: “Giles and I founded Urban in response to seeing that the wellness industry was broken for both practitioners and customers alike. We aimed to fix this by giving practitioners 72% of every booking, and at the same time giving people easy access to things that make them well. It is great to see our dream coming to life, having enabled the delivery of 600,000+ treatments generating economic value of more than £35M; with locations currently in London, Manchester, Birmingham and Paris.

The app interface

After reviewing a few beauty apps, we can say that Urban app has probably one of the best user interfaces! The app boasts great features such as direct messaging with your practitioner, a gift card service, booking history etc… that make the user experience smooth and enjoyable! The design is sleek and minimal, which makes the app looks even better!
No headache, Urban gives you the chance to book your favourite beauty treatment in no time, with the possibility to track everything with your phone.

The beauty treatments

What differentiates Urban from other beauty apps is probably the wide choice of treatments. From massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, lash treatments, blow dries, osteopathy, and physiotherapy, you can be sure to find your happiness. Each main category is divided into subcategories so you can choose from specific massages, treatments etc…
From there, select your practitioner depending on their rate, experience, and specialty, so you can make sure to receive exactly the care you need.
The little extra? Depending on the treatment you will also able to pick the duration, whether you have some extra time or not!

A great app!

From our perspective, Urban is one of the best wellness apps on the market! Well designed, straight forward and complete, it offers high-quality services in one-click. We particularly liked the extra features such as the gift card service or direct messaging. It is definitely an app to download and keep into your phone, whether you’d like to indulge yourself with a monthly treatment or just occasionally to celebrate.
Available in London, Birmingham, Paris and Manchester, we are still hoping for more locations in the near future.

You can download the Urban app for iOS and Android. For more information please visit