Hello and welcome to our series of articles dedicated to the analysis of useful software for your profession. Today, we will start this series with 5 great software you can use for your hair salon. So, if you are a hairdresser, owner of a hair salon, this article is made for you.
You cannot run a successful business without well-maintained accounting. Say goodbye to the days of paper statements. We are now in the digital age. If you don’t have powerful accounting software yet, or if you are starting your business, you will have to pick a tool that will allow you to fulfill your accounting obligations.
Of course, the choice will depend on your needs and possibly on your accounting partner. At Datelist, we generally recommend Zoho Books. Although sometimes complex to use, the software is very complete and will allow you to keep your accounts in order and sustainable.
Good accounting software usually comes with a client directory. This will allow you to easily retrieve information about your customers and suppliers: Name, first name, address, phone number, and possibly VAT number.
Although a sheet of paper or an excel spreadsheet can do the trick, using a digital tool will bring you better access to information and ease of research from anywhere. Choose the software that is easiest to learn or the one that best integrates with your existing tools. Zoho CRM for example if you already use Zoho for invoicing.
If you don’t have one yet, it can be interesting to create a website. This site will act as a real showcase for your salon and will allow you to demonstrate your know-how. It also allows you to integrate different modules, in order to facilitate contact or to locate your company.
To create it, you can either call on a professional or decide to get your hands dirty if you are comfortable with computers. If you don’t have computer programming skills, no worries. There are various visual tools such as Wix that will allow you to easily create a website. Don’t hesitate, the trial is usually free.
Whether or not you have decided to create a website, it is also vital to ensure a presence on social networks. Whether it’s Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter or Instagram, or any network, having an online presence will help you reach new customers and grow your business.
The good news is that you don’t have to spend hours on it. A post every now and then is plenty. Just make sure you’re regular and post quality content, like photos of your work.
If you don’t have the time, some software such as Hootsuite even allows you to schedule content in advance, so you don’t have to log in too frequently. But, don’t forget to check your private messages ;)
Finally, let’s not forget what really matters for your salon: serving your clients. By adding an online booking module on your website or social networks, you will make it easier and faster for them to book an appointment. You will be able to reach a new audience, and even offer them two-click online payment solutions.
So many advantages that prompted us to build our application, Datelist. It installs in two clicks and has all the options you could want to make your appointment scheduling work. Ready for a free trial? Don’t hesitate, and try our tool now.