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Data Confirms October 17 Begins the Holiday Salon Appointment Rush

While you might be focused on your salon team's Halloween costume contest, your clients are already contemplating booking their Christmas appointments, according to data from Phorest Salon Software. That means now is the time to get your holiday marketing rolling.

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Top Irish Tech Firm Opens US Headquarters in Philadelphia

With a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a flurry of congratulatory speeches, Phorest makes Philadelphia home for its US operations.

Large or Little: What Two Salons Love about their Salon Software

The technology needs of different salons can vary dramatically, depending on the size and complexity of the operation. But these two case studies proves that Shortcuts fits the bill no matter the size.

STAMP 2019: Urban Betty's New Website Drives In New Clients

With its whimsical imagery, clever vernacular and an ability to find a stylist that matches your personality, Urban Betty's website brings in 700 new clients a month.

Marketing the Salon in the Modern Tech Era

Long gone are the days of marketing your salon with one simple ad. To break through the clutter, today's marketing messages must be multipronged--saying the right thing to the right people, when and where they're ready for the message. Today's technology makes that easier than ever.

Opening a Second Salon? Here's the Most Important Thing to Do

Lei Cicero bought a failing salon and turned it around, then used data from her software management program to tell her when the time was right to expand.

Letting Google Do the Work for Your Clients

With Shortcuts Software's partnership with Google, the "Book Now" appears on participating salon's Google listings, making it easier than ever for new guests to find their way into the salon.

What You Need to Know Before Purchasing a POS System

Today's salon management software programs come with a lot of bells and whistles, but what are the key features you need to run a growing and profitable business? This blog outlines the essential things to consider before you make that investment.

Why Charging Your No-Shows Makes Good Business Sense

There are those clients who only miss appointments in a true emergency, and those who are habitual offenders. Phorest's Shauna O'Halloran proves that charging a no-show fee actually boosts client retention, while protecting your business from this bad habit.

Data Confirms Demand for Online Booking

New research shows 46% of appointments are booked when salons are closed, and 43% of Gen Z clients expect salons and spas to offer online booking.