WITH A 9.7-INCH TOUCHSCREEN and a constant stream of new apps, Apple’s recently released iPad, not only has the technology industry buzzing, but it’s quickly shaping the future of the beauty industry as well.
Korvue, developers of salon software for one-man operations up to multi-corporations, has added “native support” with the iPad to their software so it will communicate directly with the iPad. “What makes it unique is that the iPad interfaces to Korvue are definable based on the user’s needs,” says Alan Hayes, account executive for Korvue Cosmedic Division. “For example, if I want to consult a client on services and products, I can show them the details, pricing, customer feedback and even videos. If I am a manager, I can have access to all the stats, alerts and information I need. Korvue supports electronic forms and even credit card processing through the iPad.”
Some of the immediate uses with Korvue include electric forms, such as personal information and preferences like music, drink and gender preference of the technician. The iPad can accept and authorize the payment, and allow the client to sign in with the pad of their finger.
When operating Korvue salon software on the iPad, users can utilize the Electronic Menu, where clients can read about services, products and stream video. Imagine handing the client an iPad so they can view a video testimonial of the client giving commentary on a service. Users can add services and products to their existing or future appointments, as well as search for and book new appointments. Visit korvue.com for details.