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2015 Software and Technology Guide

July 1, 2015 | 1:00 PM

Technology in the salon is no longer only a tool for managing day-to-day activities more smoothly—it is essential to seeing your business succeed and grow. From marketing to inventory, client retention and employee satisfaction, technology is the backbone of thriving salons. This guide introduces you to the latest tools for the professional beauty industry.

 

BEAUTIFIED
BizLink Salon Software
Booker
Booksy Biz
ClienTrak! Spa & Salon Software
Envision Software
GoLoyal
iConnect POS
Insight Salon & Spa Software
Intuit Demandforce
KORVUE
Leprechaun Spa & Salon Software
LookBooker
MIKAL SIX
MiladyPro
Milano Software
MINDBODY

Meevo Cloud Salon Software by Millennium

Rosy Salon Software

Salon & Spa Ultimate

SalonBiz

Salon Connexions by Keratin Complex

Salon Iris Software

Salon Today: Salon Loyalty App

Schedulicity

Shortcuts Software

Snip Salon Software

STX Software (STX Beacon Cloud)

StyleSeat

SuperSalon

SureTint Technologies

Vagaro

Virtual iTouch

WebOpenings

 

BEAUTIFIED
getbeautified.com
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beautified/id645642284?mt=8
516-297-8313
[email protected]
Newest Product: Seamless marketplace for salons and spas to book last-minute appointments
Key Features: List and price last-minute appointments and accept bookings (salons and spas), find and book last-minute appointments (clients).

 

BizLink Salon Software
bizlinkms.com
877-424-5093
[email protected]
Newest Product: Automated profit and loss report with budgeting guidelines for professional and retail product purchasing.
Key Features: Online booking, inventory tracking, automated text message and email marketing reminders for customers to return for service visits and buy retail previously purchased.

 

Booker
booker.com
866-966-9798
[email protected]
Newest Product: Booker now provides new customers the ability to get their account live in 15 minutes or less. Through self-serve sign-up, customers are able to book appointments and accept cash payments in their business within the same day of subscribing.
Key Features: Booker Marketing Network, social promotion, booking website, Facebook booking, mobile and tablet booking, point-of-sale, credit card processing, ecommerce, mobile payments, gift certificates, client management, employee schedule and payroll, inventory management, reporting, Booker mobile app, customer loyalty promotion software, email marketing, memberships and series, client surveys and Booker Customer App

 

Booksy Biz
biz.booksy.net
206-735-3553
[email protected]
Newest Product: Client database with client communication capabilities
Key Features: Appointment management, 24/7 booking, real-time availability, staff and resource management, client database

 

ClienTrak! Salon & Spa Software
clientrak.com
800-397-4582
Fax: 412-939-3393
[email protected]
Newest Product: Mobile Feature
Key Features: Sales reporting, marketing, inventory, payroll, loyalty program, goal tracking, appointment scheduling, appointment confirmation and reminder emails, gift card sales/tracking, integrated credit card processing.

 

Envision Software
envisionsalon.com
envisiongo.com
800-231-9445
Fax: 877-231-9443
[email protected]
Newest Product: Envision Version 8 offers free additional workstations and remote connections with the network edition. Enhanced automated marketing features email customers a day after their appointment if a retail product was not purchased and reminds them to shop online or purchase at the salon. Envision Cloud is now available as a free edition for independent users.
Key Features: Desktop software or cloud-based software available with schedule and point of sale, inventory and client management, extensive business reports, online booking for staff and clients, integrated marketing, automated appointment confirmations and mobile solutions.

 

GoLoyal
goloyal.com
646-736-1904
Fax: 866-442-2180
[email protected]
Newest Product: GoLoyal’s Facebook fan program widget; plugs into the full-service email program assisting businesses in increasing fan base on Facebook.
Key Features: Full service email marketing, Facebook fan program, Facebook VIP e-club subscription form, Facebook tab set-up (services, stylists, pricing tabs are all incorporated in the Facebook page), website design/development and email blasts sent and resent after three days to those who haven’t opened them.

 

iConnect POS
geticonnectpos.com
303-757-2800
[email protected]
Newest Product: iConnect POS V4.6, including the Kiosk, which allows customers to check-in on their own without employee assistance.
Key Features: Smart register, booking, customer management, inventory management, marketing (text and email) and comprehensive reporting.

 

Insight Salon & Spa Software
salon-software.com/promo
888-919-5841
Fax: 866-219-6883
[email protected]
Newest Product: Automated scheduling of appointment confirmations and marketing through email or text. 
Key Features: Installed or Cloud, apps for mobile devices, online booking, integrated confirmations and marketing, text message marketing and QuickBooks integration.

 

Intuit Demandforce
demandforce.com
800-246-9853
Fax: 415-532-2800
[email protected]
Newest Product: Appointment Booking on Yelp, which captures new clients and new appointments from a salon’s Yelp page.
Key Features: Ready-to-go email templates and suggested campaigns, automated appointment confirmations and voice reminders, survey and certified review collection and syndication to major review sites, social referrals to attract new clients, free advertising in salon’s network with Intuit Local.

 

KORVUE
korvue.com
866-567-8838
[email protected]
Newest Product: The 5th major release of Korvue Human Resources and the 3rd major release of Korvue Provider
Key Features: Complete end-to-end solutions that are fully customizable, including point-of-sale, scheduling, online booking call center (inbound and outbound), ecommerce, online gift cards, client and employee portals, warehouse management, order fulfillment, electronic forms, electronic and text surveys, and email and text marketing.

 

Leprechaun Salon & Spa Software
leprechaun-software.com
800-373-1684
Fax: 412-939-3393
[email protected]
Newest Product: Mobile Feature
Key Features: Sales reporting, marketing, inventory, payroll, loyalty program, goal tracking, appointment scheduling, appointment confirmation and reminder emails, gift card sales/tracking, integrated credit card processing.

 

LookBooker
lookbooker.co
917-971-4639
[email protected]
Newest Product: LookBooker debuted in 2014 as an online platform with a search functionality that enables clients to search by service or curated neighborhood, compare and instantly book an appointment from any web or mobile device.
Key Features: Users can search, select and instantly confirm appointments online with the convenience and efficiency of aggregated salon information, a 24/7 booking window and seamless access from web and mobile sites.

 

MIKAL SIX
mikal-salon-software.com
800-448-5420
Fax: 513-528-8264
[email protected]
Newest Product: Xris-Xross Marketing to enable automatic cross marketing of services to clients receiving one category of services but not another.
Key Features: Full point-of-sale and appointment booking with easy, menu-driven operation. Complete back office management with employee/contractor tracking, goals, payroll, inventory and accounting. Automatic email and text message marketing.

 

MiladyPro
miladypro.com
800-998-7498 ext. 2700
[email protected]
Newest Product: Online classes in both technical and business training, featuring MiladyPro’s Razor Cutting Series with Nick Arrojo. All classes are eligible for CEUs in select states that require them to maintain licensure.
Key Features: Partnerships with top industry talent, such as Nick Arrojo, Charlie Price, and John Simpson, to provide the highest quality technical training. Various resources with multiple pricing options serve all levels of stylist or owner. All digital resources purchased can be used on a desktop, laptop or tablet device.  

 

Milano Software
milanosoftware.com
905-884-4888 / TF: 800-667-1596
Fax: 905-884-9505
[email protected]
Newest Product: Mobile app, text message marketing, online booking and mobile payment.
Key Features: point-of-sale, appointment scheduling, inventory tracking and purchasing, customer and staff management, loyalty rewards, gift cards, automatic marketing, appointment reminders and confirmation via email and text, business and key performance indicators (KPI) reporting, integrated credit and debit card processing and hotel integration.

 

MINDBODY
mindbodyonline.com
877-755-4279
[email protected]
Newest Product: Quick Checkout, allowing transactions to be completed and clients to be rebooked without leaving the schedule screen.
Key Features: Online booking, point-of-sale, mobile app for stylists and clients, marketing tools, client profiles, credit card processing, inventory tracking and reports on sales, revenue and attendance. 

 

Meevo Cloud Salon Software by Millennium
meevo.com
973-402-9500
Fax: 973-531-9846
[email protected]
Newest Product: Meevo Cloud Salon Software by Millennium
Key Features: Gamification, leader boards, Convobar, Smart Center, online booking, customizable smart tiles, Convobuilder, Success Center, role-based log-in, multi-tasking in the Cloud, key reports, appointment book with drag and drop, staff scheduling, inventory management, Smart Boards, highest level of credit card security (Point-2-Point Encryption), Register with Smart Receipt.

 

Rosy Salon Software
rosysalonsoftware.com
877-346-7679
[email protected]
Newest Product: Client connect (automated marketing)
Key Features: 100% mobile access, online client scheduling, ecommerce, email/text confirmations and notifications, automated email marketing, point-of-sale, inventory management, advanced reporting.

 

Salon & Spa Ultimate
salonultimate.com
855-466-9332
[email protected]
Newest Product: Ability to run entire management software from an iPad.
Key Features: Software that is a hybrid system – Salon Ultimate offers the reliability of a desktop program and convenience of a web app that syncs in real time. Complete tablet functionality, point-of-sale, email marketing, text message integration for confirmations as well as client chat.

 

SalonBiz
salonbizsoftware.com
888-809-2802
Fax: 985-439-9561
[email protected]
Newest Product: Native Stylist and Owner App, available in the App Store, give stylists access to their appointment book, clients’ notes and history, formulas and real-time performance stats. Push notifications will alert a stylist’s phone or Apple Watch as soon as a client checks in at the front desk.
Key Features: Online booking, which is optimized for mobile, allows pre-payments, and requires no calling to finalize bookings. Mobile app books and monitors goals in real-time from a smartphone. Single client database for multiple locations simplifies marketing communications and delivers accurate reporting.

 

Salon Connexions by Keratin Complex
salonconnexions.com
866-709-7786
Newest Product: Connexions by Keratin Complex
Key Features: Salon can easily manage Keratin Complex business, earn points and redeem those for products, tools, marketing and educational support; sales reps have a log-in and can manage all of the Keratin Complex accounts and keep up-to-date what is being purchased and redeemed by salons; distributor administrators can also run reports to learn how each of their salons are doing with Keratin Complex products.

 

 

Salon Iris Software
saloniris.com
800-527-7600
Fax: 734-943-6018
[email protected]
Newest Product: Salon Iris Version 11 for desktop offers online booking and the new Salon Iris Messaging Service, an enterprise-quality email and texting platform. Salon Iris Cloud subscription now includes online booking, messaging, appointment reminders and mass marketing tools. 
Key Features: iPhone, iPad and Android apps, complete point-of-sale and management system, payroll and employee management, advanced email and text message marketing, online booking with Facebook integration and Demandforce and QuickBooks integration.

 

Salon Today: Salon Loyalty App
salontodaytoolkit.com
865-236-2787
[email protected]
Newest Product: Online booking in real-time for Salon Biz users, and social media integration for direct image uploads to Salon Today websites.
Key Features: Social media integration with direct tie-in to Salon Today provided websites, customer control panel which allows user to update imagery and content shown on the app, push notifications of specials or other messages, salon services and specials, consultation feature, and online appointments in real-time for Spa Biz users.

 

Schedulicity
schedulicity.com
877-582-0494
[email protected]
Newest Product: iPhone App for business  
Key Features: Responsive design web application, email marketing, deal features (Deal Manager & Fill My Book), client management, business reports, multiple service scheduling, automatic appointment reminders (email & text), and a no-show protection feature.

 

Shortcuts Software
shortcuts.net
866-678-7324
[email protected]
Newest Product: mySALONapp allows stylists to stay connected to their clients by providing instant access to news, specials and the ability to book or check themselves in from anywhere.
Key Features: Live online booking, 2-way text confirmations, point-of-sale, End of Day Wizard, Walk-in Manager, wait-time display board, client management promotions, memberships, loyalty platform, email and text message marketing.

 

Snip Salon Software
snipsalonsoftware.com
888-424-3202
[email protected]
Newest Product: Text reminders
Key Features: Remote schedule access, automatic email reminders, automatic text reminders, client history.

 

STX Software (STX Beacon Cloud)
stxsoftware.com
800-766-4778
[email protected]
Newest Product: STX Beacon is a complete cloud-based system that allows anyone to access from any device, anywhere; a complete management system in the palm of your hand.
Key Features: Appointment book, client records/history, refer-a-friend business builder, inventory management, branded email marketing, email/text appointment confirmations and reminders, point-of-sale payment acceptance, cloud-based complete mobility.

 

StyleSeat
styleseat.com/salontools
212-839-0111
[email protected]
Newest Product: This year, L’Oreal USA Professional Products Division launched an ecommerce collaboration with StyleSeat. Now, clients can purchase salon-only authentic products online through their stylist or salon. Brands include Essie Professional, Kérastase, L’Oréal Professionnel, Matrix, Mizani, Pureology, Redken, and Shu Uemura Art of Hair. L’Oréal handles everything from fulfillment to customer service and the salon or stylist receives the commission. Early results have even shown that online sales don’t cannibalize in-salon retail sales, but they can supplement in-salon sales.
Key Features: Creating a personal profile to showcase your work with photos and highlight client recommendations, online booking, email marketing, text message appointment reminders, schedule management and ecommerce.

 

SuperSalon
supersalon.com
888-458-1001
[email protected]
Newest Product: Mobile app, which allows customers to book, select services and choose their preferred stylist from the convenience of their mobile device.
Key Features: Point-of-sale, touch screen self-check-in kiosk, cloud-based back office system, appointment booking.

 

Suretint Technologies
suretint.com
877-820-1656
[email protected]
Newest Product: MIA by Suretint Technologies ‘My Intelligent Assistant’
Key Features: Precision color and batch sizing, accurate repeatable formulas, comprehensive client history and inventory management and reporting.

 

Vagaro
vagaro.com/salonsoftware
800-919-0157 ext. 1 for sales
[email protected]
Newest Product: Vagaro Pro App
Key Features: Automatic email marketing (“Thank you” emails, birthday emails, etc.), service bundling, inventory management on-the-go, calendar syncing (with iCal, Google, Outlook), 24/7 online booking, email and text reminders for stylists and customers, credit card processing, reports and payroll, customer tracking, inventory management, free website, social marketing and email marketing.

 

Virtual iTouch
virtualitouch.com
855-VITOUCH
[email protected]
Newest Product: Full Analytic Dashboard
Key Features: Full service mobile point-of-sale solution, integrated CRM System, integrated inventory management solution, payroll and commissions, loyalty integration, gift card management, email and social marketing, walk-in and next available support.

 

WebOpenings
webopenings.com
646-736-1900
Fax: 866-442-2180
[email protected]
Newest Product: Point-of-sale software integrations
Key Features: Last minute bookings, yield management, new customer acquisition, automated Facebook marketing.  

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