2014 Software and Technology Guide

If you aren't tapped in to the latest technology, you might struggle to achieve the next level of salon business success. Technology can elevate your business and be pivotal in bringing back loyal clients, attracting new ones, motivating your team to reach goals and capturing more service and retail sales.

This brief guide introduces you to salon management software and tools developed for the professional beauty industry.

 

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BEAUTIFIED

BizLink Management Software

ClienTrak! Spa & Salon Software

Demandforce

Envision Salon & Spa Management Software

GoLoyal

John Amico Salon Software

KORVUE

Leprechaun Spa & Salon Software

Localist

MIKAL Salon & Spa Software

MiladyPro.com

Milano Software

Millennium Meevo

MINDBODY

ProSolutions Software, Inc.

Rosy Salon Software

Salon & Spa Ultimate

SalonBiz, SpaBiz

SalonBooker (Booker Software)

Salon Connexions by Keratin Complex

Salon Iris Software

Salon Target

Schedulicity

Shortcuts Software

The Shout Lounge

Snip Salon Software

StyleSeat

STX Software

SureTint Technologies

Vagaro

Webappclouds.com

WebOpenings

 

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virtualitouch.com

855-VITOUCH (855-848-6824)

sales@virtualitouch.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Virtual iTouch for Spa & Salon Mobile iPad/iPhone App

KEY FEATURES: No upfront cost with low monthly subscription model, 100 percent mobile spa and salon iPhone and iPad App, virtual monitor for managing appointments, self-service kiosk, social collaboration built in, Avatar TV (optional) to generate advertising dollars.

 

BEAUTIFIED

getbeautified.com

646-784-0567

annie@getbeautified.com

inquiries@getbeautified.com

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 Management Software

bizlinkms.com

877-424-5093

info@bizlinkms.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Automated savings plan—new platform for hybrid salons with booth renters and commission stylists working in one salon.

KEY FEATURES: Automated text message and email marketing reminders for customers to return for service visits and buy retail previously purchased.

 

ClienTrak! Spa & Salon Software

clientrak.com

800-397-4582; Fax: 412-939-3393

salesoffice@usa.net

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.

 

Demandforce

demandforce.com

800-210-0355

sales@demandforce.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Improved Intuit Local Network to connect with businesses with more than 257 million local consumers to broaden their reach and get exposure to people already doing business in their area

KEY FEATURES: Automated email and text messaging, review collection and syndication to major sites and search engines, connection with 257 million local consumers via Intuit Local Network.

 

 

 

Envision Salon & Spa Management Software

envisionsalon.com

envisiongo.com

800-231-9445

Fax: 877-231-9443

sales@ennoview.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: EnvisionCloud, full-featured online software

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, mobile solutions and integrated credit card processing with Integrity Payment Systems.

 

GoLoyal

goloyal.com

646-736-1904

Fax: 866-442-2180

sales@goloyal.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: GoLoyal’s Facebook fan program widget; plugs into the fullservice email program assisting businesses in increasing fan base on Facebook.

KEY FEATURES: Full-service email marketing; everything is managed for the client. Facebook fan program, Facebook VIP e-club subscription form, Facebook tab set-up (services, stylists, pricing tabs all within your Facebook page), website design/development, email blasts sent and resent after three days to those who haven’t opened them.

 

John Amico Salon Software

johnamicosalonsoftware.com

800-JOHNAMICO

john.amicojr@johnamico.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: John Amico Salon Software

KEY FEATURES: Online client scheduling, mobile access, appointment scheduling, email and text confirmations, email and social marketing, Facebook integration, point of sale, integrated credit card processing, inventory controls, business management.

 

KORVUE

korvue.com

866-567-8838

sales@korvue.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: KORVUE Custom Cloud, KORVUE Franchise Cloud, KORVUE Custom Mobile, KORVUE Mobile HR

KEY FEATURES: Complete end-to-end solution from scheduling to point of sale, from ecommerce to online gift cards to realtime online booking, from human resources to advanced payroll and commissions, from client portals to employee portals, from employee manager dashboards to executive dashboards, from advanced inventory management to warehouse management and electronic ordering, from electronic forms to electronic signatures, from contract management to recurring billing, from email and SMS marketing to integrated surveys and service ratings.

 

Leprechaun Spa & Salon Software

leprechaun-software.com

800-373-1684

Fax: 412-939-3393

salesoffice@usa.net

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.

 

Localist

localist.com

773-451-3000

sales@localist.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Localist interactive online calendaring platform

KEY FEATURES: Cloud-based calendaring platform helps salons build and manage custom online calendars to support training and education activities, publish and promote events, create newsletters, track RSVPs, integrate calendar content with social media platforms, search and filter events to match interests, Tailgate (native mobile app).

 

MIKAL Salon & Spa Software

mikal.com

800-448-5420

Fax: 513-528-8264

sales@mikal.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Just in Time Appointment (JITA) marketing system and Employee Mobile Booking App (EMBA)

KEY FEATURES: Integrated one-vendor solution from booking and sales tracking to e-marketing and accounting; book client appointments from anywhere with smartphone/iPhone, enter new client information, pre-booking, show schedule in realtime.

 

MiladyPro.com

miladypro.com

800-998-7498 ext. 2700 for sales

delmar.milady@cengage.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Newly launched web site for ongoing professional beauty and wellness education

KEY FEATURES: Online, on-demand technical and business education, articles, free webinars, job coaching, books, community interaction, portfolio building.

 

 

Milano Software

milanosoftware.com

905-884-4888

Fax: 905-884-9505

sales@milanosoftware.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Mobile/Version 8/MilanoConnect

KEY FEATURES: Appointment bookings, business management and marketing.

 

Millennium Meevo

millenniumsi.com

973-402-9500

Fax: 973-402-8813

rmaconi@millenniumsi.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Meevo Cloud Salon Software

KEY FEATURES: Convobar, Smart Center, customizable smart tiles, success center, role-based, multi-tasking in the Cloud, industry leading reports, innovative appointment book, staff scheduling, inventory management, smart boards, easy/simplified training, highest level of credit card security (Point-2-Point Encryption).

 

 

MINDBODY

mindbodyonline.com

805-419-2856

georgia.suter@mindbodyonline.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Multiple-appointment booking

KEY FEATURES: Client management, scheduling, payroll, point of sale, inventory management, marketing, analytics, online booking, Facebook appointment booking.

 

ProSolutions Software, Inc.

Prosolutionssoftware.com

800-710-3879

Fax: 818-897-6429

info@prosolutionssoftware.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: DARCI, daily automated reminder and client information system

KEY FEATURES: SQL database, instant conversion of reports to Excel, data mining for custom reports, DARCI, online store, and all of the traditional features you expect from salon and spa management software.

 

 

Rosy Salon Software

getrosy.com

877-346-7679

sales@rosysalonsoftware.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Rosy free, mobile-friendly web page, fully customized websites

KEY FEATURES: Online client scheduling, appointment scheduling, point of sale inventory controls, text and email confirmations, email and social marketing, mobile access, Facebook integration, business management.

 

Salon & Spa Ultimate

salonultimate.com

855-466-9332

Fax: 855-466-9332

sales@salonultimate.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Integrated customer satisfaction surveys

KEY FEATURES: Automated mailing system, mobile optimized appointment book, last-minute appointment offers, full-featured cloud access, automatic data backup, online gift card sales, consolidated web management for multi-location.

 

SalonBiz, SpaBiz

salonbizsoftware.com

888-809-2802

Fax: 985-439-9561

contactus@salonbiz.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: SalonBiz Cloud

KEY FEATURES: Simplify marketing communications and get accurate reporting with single-client database for multi-locations, establish an online presence for clients with web booking, drive stylist performance with our mobile app (which gives access to their numbers and their book).

 

SalonBooker (Booker Software)

salonbooker.com

866-966-9798

sales@salonbooker.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Booker Mobile App

KEY FEATURES: Social promotion, appointment distribution, booking website, email marketing, scheduling, online booking, Facebook booking, mobile and tablet booking, point of sale, credit card processing, ecommerce, mobile payment processing, customer management, employee schedule and payroll, inventory management, reporting.

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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

sales@daysmart.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Salon Iris Version 11 with next generation of online booking

KEY FEATURES: Complete point of sales system with integrated credit card processing, scheduling and appointment management system, product and inventory management, remote access with iOS and Android apps, advanced email and SMS marketing, online booking with Facebook integration, Quickbooks synchronization module, Demandforce integration.

 

 

Salon Target

salontarget.com

800-424-7629

Fax: 781-944-1311

sales@salontarget.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Stylist Perfect stations

KEY FEATURES: State-of-the-art web-based salon management system, integrated online booking, branded email and text marketing, automated voice/email/text confirmations, client review capture, in-salon advertising, unique real-time communication system between stylist stations and front desk, secure off-site system access through Internet, salon chain enterprise system available, and iPad, mobile, Windows and Apple compatible.

 

Schedulicity

schedulicity.com

877-582-0494

michael@schedulicity.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Fill My Book

KEY FEATURES: Touch-friendly online appointment calendar, automatic appointment reminders (email and text), client-segmented email marketing, multiple service scheduling, mobile web application, Book Again feature for clients, comprehensive client profile module, product add-ons at time of booking, business page listing at the schedulicity.com portal, reporting module.

 

Shortcuts Software

shortcuts.net

866-678-7324

info@shortcuts.net

NEWEST PRODUCT: Shortcuts Fusion

KEY FEATURES: Appointment booking, confirmation, remote access via mobile and tablet, point of sale, inventory management, client management promotions, reporting, email and text message marketing, client satisfaction and service review management, wallboards, self-check-in, automated email marketing, automated surveys, memberships, loyalty clubs and marketing.

 

The Shout Lounge

theshoutlounge.com

info@theshoutlounge.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Plan your pins on Pinterest (new to list of social media services supported)

KEY FEATURES: Schedules social media posts in the future using a calendar, automatically publishes it at key times of the day, reports performance metrics and notifications of online brand mentions.

 

Snip Salon Software

snipsalonsoftware.com

888-424-3203

jason@snipsalonsoftware.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Ability to track each client’s referral method

KEY FEATURES: See and schedule appointments from anywhere, automatic email and text appointment reminders, full client history, reporting.

 

StyleSeat

styleseat.com

888-496-6833

info@styleseat.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: StyleSeat Payments (for both clients and professionals)

KEY FEATURES: Access new clients through online marketplace, online booking and full scheduling, payment processing online and in salons, full mobile application and website, business management tools, automatic text message and email notifications.

 

STX Software

stxsoftware.com

800-766-4778 ext. 1 for sales

sales@stxsoftware.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Online Services (OLS) for STX

KEY FEATURES: Email marketing, online booking, 24/7 gift card sales, email/text appointment reminders, automated data backup, remote employee schedule access

 

SureTint Technologies

suretint.com

877-820-1656

info@suretint.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: SureTint System 4.0

KEY FEATURES: Tablet computers, LCD touchscreen monitors, USB Smart Scale and SureTint’s patented Color Management Software that includes proprietary batch sizing technology. Reduces color waste, provides on-demand reports, improves accuracy of formulas delivering consistency, efficiency and savings.

 

Vagaro

vagaro.com/salon-software

800-919-0157 ext. 1 for sales

sales@vagaro.com

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, email marketing

 

Webappclouds.com

Webappclouds.com

saloncloudsplus.com

256-450-0050

Fax: 215-420-1838

Or text APP to 68398.

app@webappclouds.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: Salon Mobile App for Clients

KEY FEATURES: Appointment request, app sharing via social media, check appointment status, mobile referral program, click to call, mobile appointment reminders, GPS driving directions to salon, reviews, gallery, custom feedback, before-and-after shots, services menu, mobile gift cards, contact us, geofencing, about us, push notifications, custom app branding, special offer distribution via app, check-in rewards, app share, scratch-off tickets.

 

WebOpenings

webopenings.com

646-736-1900

Fax: 866-442-2180

sales@webopenings.com

NEWEST PRODUCT: New point of sales software integrations launched enable many more spas and salons to utilize WebOpenings.

KEY FEATURES: Assists in last-minute appointment booking automatically, integrated with point of sale systems, yield management rules platform where business determines which service(s), which provider(s), at what price point, during what time frame to fill; performance-based; Facebook online booking.