The number of salons able to amplify their color profits is set to rocket following the expansion of Vish integration to include more mainstream POS software systems. As of early 2021, all salons using Shortcuts Software will be able to seamlessly connect their front desk with their color department to maximize revenue. This unique ability is already available to salons linked to Booker, Salonbiz, Phorest, and Boulevard.
Vish is the only intelligent color management system that can integrate directly with a salon’s existing POS software, channelling all information on usage, formulas, waste and more to the heart of the business.
Its easy-to-use pictorial interface removes the burden of calculating formulas or taking detailed client notes, making it invaluable to stylists. Meanwhile, the management team can keep an eye on inventory, streamline the reordering process and monitor usage across all services by each team member. The salon will hold each stylist’s formula and so can be transparent about unit costs to the client.
"Vish automatically relays every ounce used instantly to the front desk, showing the salon owner or manager the product costs as well as quantities and how much is wasted," explained Vish co-founder and CEO Joshua Howard. "It can be transformative for salons. The unit costs of every tube of color, lightener or toner used can be added to the client bill, ensuring the basic costs of the service are fully reimbursed. This alone can generate an average of 10-15 percent more revenue, giving profit margins similar to retail."
Statistics collected by Vish since it burst on to the hairdressing scene more than two years ago have revealed that salons are squandering up to 40 percent of their color through over-mixing and over-applying. But Vish salons soon see this figure drop because the system remembers amounts and surpluses from previous client visits and will recommend smaller quantities to the stylist.
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