There was a time when non-techies can still stay afloat in their business or in the workplace without an online presence or the use of technology. This is virtually impossible these days because if you’re a salon owner, for example, and you do not have a website or a blog where clients can know more about your business, then you might as well not exist. The good news is that you can easily maximize the use of technology to smoothly run your business, or make your job as a salon professional more efficient and smooth-sailing.
Must-Download Apps for Hairstylists
If you’re a hairstylist, for example, there are plenty of apps that you can use to make your professional life a lot easier. Don’t get left behind by downloading these easy-to-use apps which are specifically designed for hairstylists and those who are in the salon business:
1. For managing the salon business
With fees ranging from $4.99 to $99, there are apps that you can download to easily manage your salon business. MyChair helps you keep track of client information, how often they visit the salon, and you can use it to send them reminders when it’s time for them to book a touch-up appointment. TapStyle lets you manage the salon’s schedule, keep a service log record, manage inventory, and view a hair catalog that your clients can use. Personal Salon Assistant is on the higher end of the price spectrum but it is more high-tech and organized, allowing you to store information about the products carried by your salon, double book appointments, accept credit card payments, and track your finances.
2. For booking appointments
If you’re a hairstylist who is in charge of booking appointments, there are plenty of apps that you can use for that. Spa-Salon, Booker, MINDBODY, Rosy, Spaware Salonware, Schedulicity, Salon Iris, Envision, StyleSeat, and Genbook are some examples.
3. For makeovers
Both fun and useful, makeover apps can be downloaded for free, while others are available for a minimal fee. Makeover apps can be used for both hair and makeup clients, and are available for download on iOS and Android devices. A just-for-fun makeover app that you can download is Toca Hair Salon.
4. For news and trends about the beauty industry
As a hairstylist, you need to stay abreast about the latest trends in the beauty industry and to keep yourself updated, there’s an app for that! Do download Salon Magazine’s free app which gives you daily updates about the latest trends in hair and makeup.
5. For trying on hairstyles and haircuts
If you have a client who is not sure about chopping off five inches of her hair but she really wants to try it out, you can use the Hair MakeOver app. This lets you upload a photo of your client’s face and give you a preview of what different hairstyles would look like without having to actually cut the hair off. You can also check out HairTryOn, How to Make Your Hair Look Fab, Virtual Hairstyle, Haircut Studio, Hair MakeOver, and Hairstyle Wizard. For checking out different hair colors, there’s NewDo, Hair Color Premium, and Hair Color Booth.
So what are you waiting for? Take your pick from these apps and download them on your phone or tablet computer to make your life as a salon professional a lot easier.