As a salon manager you will be at the center of salon operations. You will have to deal with everything, good and bad, when it comes to managing both staff and clients; it’s a big responsibility! At the same time, it’s not a corporate environment, and stylists tend to be independent, opinionated, and creative, and while that’s great, it’s also a challenge. Luckily there are apps to help. Here are the best iPhone apps for salon management.
The best iPhone apps for salon management
29 Jun 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Do you own a salon, manage a spa or rent a booth at one of these types of facilities? If so, then check out this highly effective app. You can book your clients, sync with other devices, import all contacts, add and view appointments for days or weeks or months, search for available appointments, add reoccurring appointments, customize your services and prices, create a waiting list, create and view your customer database, have clients pay you directly through the app, send out marketing materials and more. Download this app today and thank us later.
- An incredible app for spa or salon owners and renters
- Add, book and view your appointment calendar
- Create a waiting list for new clients
- Create customer database, Clients pay through app
- Send out marketing materials through app and website
Ovatu Manager helps you to stay on top of your appointments. Use the app’s simple, clean scheduling tools to book single, multi, or group appointments as you need. The app sends automated reminders, and encourages repeat business with follow-up notifications. You only have to enter your weekly timetable once and never bother with it again until or unless something changes. You can create an invoice from within the app, promote new services and offers, and filter by employee or service or only to customers who haven’t booked an appointment in a few weeks.
- Point of every sale
- Enter your weekly timetable once and don’t worry about it again
- Stay on top of your appointments
- Integrated marketing tools
- Free iPhone app for salon management
TapStyle makes it easy, efficient, and stylish to manage your salon. Features include customer management, hair catalog, booking/scheduling management, automatic data backup, business analysis and graphical stats, accounting, service record log, and Point of Sales options. The app is free to use and there are two types of licenses that will give you access to unlimited data storage and all of the features. You can get a fixed-term license in durations of one, three, six, and 12 months, or an aug-renewable subscription license that goes by month.
- Hair catalog
- Customer management features
- Marketing and booking reminders
- Automatic data backup
- Free with in-app purchases
SetMore is an appointment scheduling app that uses proven methods to help you be as efficient and successful as possible with all your scheduling needs. No matter if you’re just starting out or have been in the business for years, you’ll love this powerful appointment management app. You can use it for up to 20 staff, unlimited services, unlimited customers, and unlimited appointments. It stays synced with your choice of calendar, you get free responsive online booking pages in the event you don’t have a website, and if you do have a FB page and a website, there are buttons for those. It literally takes under two minutes to start online scheduling using this app.
- Quick and easy to use
- Use it for up to 20 staff
- Unlimited customers, appointments, and services
- Booking buttons for FB and your website
- Scroll through individual staff schedules
My Book of Clients Salon means you have your Book with you all the time, whenever you have your iPhone with you. This increases your booking opportunities since you’re always able to set an appointment with a new or existing client. It’s easy to use: it looks and feels like the standard calendar and contact menu, and uses the existing client info from your Contacts in your iPhone. You can schedule repeating appointments, the app shows how much money you’re bringing in each day/week/month/year, and the “Finding Clients” page shows you clients who haven’t booked with you in a while so you can get in touch with them to follow up.
- Reminders so you don’t miss appointments
- Linked to your client page, which is linked to your calendar
- Highlight events and appointments
- Schedule repeating appointments
- One-time purchase
Salon Manager makes your salon more efficient by offering all the necessary features you need to run it. You get different calendar views, inventory management for items and stock, booking and schedule management, booking preferences, receipt PDF, POS with different payment options, inventory management, and more. You get customer management with log history and report, expense management where you enter your expense receipts with the option to attach photos, and you can change the app’s theme to fit the color of your business. The app is free to download and use but the premium features and unlimited data storage require a license.
- Service record log
- Gift voucher
- Hair catalog
- Data backup and restore
- Different calendar view options
Skincare Pro helps estheticians and skin care professionals manage their business and client info. The app offers complete financial and client support for your business; all info is kept on your iPhone and you don’t have to have an Internet connection. Features include contact management, automatically created invoices, instantly available financial information, help and support, and you can copy invoices and estimates to reuse them with other clients. You can contact clients using email or text, manage documents, download your financial info in a spreadsheet format, and more.
- Document design and delivery
- Connect with your clients
- Instantly available financial information
- Use it offline
- In-app purchases
SalonCentric was designed to make it easy for customers to connect with SalonCentric, earn rewards, get inspiration, and more. You get a digital wallet with special deals and rewards you can personalize your social media feed, showing your favorite brands and artists, and you get time-saving shopping lists that you create and send to your sales consultant or store. If you love SalonCentric, you’ll love the app. There’s now a new Favorites option for quicker access to your rewards cards and coupons.
- Connect with SalonCentric
- Professional salon products
- For licensed cosmetologists only
- Exclusive deals and rewards
- Personalized social media feed
Salon Manager is a full-service app for anyone who works in a salon setting and needs to be able to track clients and their visits. Provides complete client and financial support, and invoices are automatically created from your entires. You can store notes and track other communications with your clients, instantly access the financial info for any client, and the app supports international currency. You can use images from the camera or album to use for your logo or to attach to your invoices and estimates. You can view financial information or download it for further analysis in a spreadsheet format.
- Comprehensive business app
- Invoices are automatically created
- All info is stored on your device
- Free and paid features
- Multiple sales tax rate setup
Salon Objectives is an app meant for independent beauty professionals that will help you take your business to the next level by making your tasks fast, easy, and on-target. It’s cloud-based, and keeps your data separate from that of the salon manager’s. You own the data, clients, and contact information. Features include client profiles with history records, a running diary, reports, unique timeline approach to the daily calendar, automatic text message and email reminders to your clients, and unique methods to reduce clicks and load times. Finally, it’s all in the cloud so you don’t have to worry about losing your data.
- Keep your data separate from the salon manager’s system
- Unique timeline approach
- Running diary
- Reduce clicks and load times
- Free iPhone apps for salon management