These apps are a must for any hairdresser looking to help their business, keep up with the latest hair news and have a bit of fun on their mobile.
1. Business apps
Keep track of your appointments and make profiles for your clients with MyChair ($19.99). You can record their contact information, appointments and formula notes. MyChair also keeps track of how often clients visit the salon so you can send them a friendly reminder right from your phone when they should come in for a cut or root touch up.
Personal Salon Assistant ($99) has all the same functions of MyChair, but comes with a higher price tag because it offers even more for the tech savvy, organized stylist on the go. Beyond keeping a schedule and tracking your clients’ information, you can also store products your salon carries for quick reference, effectively double book appointments, sell gift certificates, extensively track your finances and accept credit card payments from your device.
2. Makeovers in minutes
Show scared or unsure clients what their dream hair could look like. The Hair MakeOver app ($1.99) allows you to take a picture of your client’s face and show them what they could look like with a different styles in minutes, all risk-free.
If it’s a colour they’re curious about download Hair Colour Booth ($1.99) and show them what they could look like with a different hue, highlights or even dip dyed ends!
3. News and trends
Keep abreast with all the latest beauty industry news, events, trends, and collections with Salon Magazine’s free app, which is updated daily!
Enjoy educational videos right from your phone so you can easily recreate a look for your client on the spot.
The Hair Education by Christiano Lanza ($5.99) app offers detailed step-by-step cut and colour instructions for recreating Christiano Lanza’s latest inspiring hairstyles.
Watch videos from style expert Nick Berardi with the NickEducation HD app, as he shows you how to bring the most innovative techniques to your salon every day. The app is free but you must be a member of www.nickeducation.com to watch.
5. Just for fun
Toca Hair Salon ($1.99) is perfect for the little hairstylist in training (and it’s also pretty fun for adults). Create funky looks your clients would never let you do in real life and take a picture to share with friends online.
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