Get your goals on track with our curated roundup of the best business apps for stylists and salon owners.
With so many business-building and hairstyling apps available (and new ones cropping up every day), it’s difficult to know which ones are best for you. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a new hairstylist, we’ve rounded up the latest in apps that will help you build your business and inspire your creativity. This week, we’re highlighting our top five inspiration business apps for stylists and salon owners.
This easy-to-use app allows salon owners to customize a system that works for their size of business today and anticipates how it will grow in the future. With a comprehensive list of features that includes point of sale, scheduling and marketing, it also tracks client colour formulas, provides automatic appointment reminders and generates a wait list, which can be used to fill in cancelled appointment times.
Among the features of Salon Iris, Demandforce is a marketing tool that enables salons to stay connected with clients and manage their online reputation. Geographically target new clients with marketing promotions, and offer existing clients campaigns that will reward their loyalty. In fact, Demandforce guarantees a consistent value or your next month is free.
A salon management tool, Booker allows you to schedule your clients via the app or through social media, making it easier than ever for clients to get an appointment. In addition to offering ease of point-of- sale, the app enables you to create online gift cards and connect your clients to your online store, giving you additional retailing opportunities. Among the app’s many features, the data management and reporting tool allows you to easily identify opportunities for growth in your business.
Salon Software Pro
An organizational tool, Salon Software Pro is easy to use for salon owners and hairstylists and features a main menu with four options, Masters, Clients, Reports and Scheduler. By creating individual profiles for each hairstylist, the app tracks appointment timing and stores data including client contact information. It allows both the client and hairstylist to update information regularly, making it easy to stay in touch with your clients. The app also features a tool that generates reports of hairstylists earnings and peak times for scheduling appointments.