Here’s a list of apps that have one thing in common: they are all dedicated to salons. You’ll find a wide mix here from tools that will help actual stylists with their craft, management tools, productivity tools, and a selection of fun games so that even if you aren’t a stylist in real life you can be one in a digital sense. The game-based apps are fun for all ages, making this list appealing to kids as well.
The best iPad apps for salon management
14 Aug 2017, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
If you own a beauty salon and are looking for a way to deal with the business and management end of things the TapStyle for hair salon app could be the perfect tool. This one provides owners with a variety of tools meant to help them run, manage, schedule, and make bookings at their salon. Some of the features including in the app is a service record log complete with a photo, manage your customer contact information, make a schedule and book appointments, and the app can provide you with an inventory management system. There is a booking and marketing reminder tool, your information is automatically backed-up, and you can perform accounting duties through the app. If you want to see how your business is performing just check out your data as plotted on a graph.
- Use as a productivity, management, and organizational tool
- Track your inventory
- Manage your customers
- Make bookings
- Backup data
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BooksyBIZ is an end-to-end app that will let you manage your salon and help you grow your business. It features self-service bookings so you clients can book free slots anytime, from anywhere. You will be able to store client information and offer them marketing and loyalty programs from within the app. It will also generate financial reports and allow you to take online payments for services rendered.
- Lets clients book appointments 24/7
- Manage your calender effortlessly
- Stores information about your client
- Built-in marketing features
- Generates financial reports and takes online payments
There's no need to spend a fortune on a scheduling and booking tool, or resort to the basic paper and pen to write down bookings. The Salon Appointment Manager app provides stylist with a professional way to schedule and book all the different services offered in their salon. This is meant to be a user-friendly tool that can actually streamline the booking aspect of your business. Import your clients straight from your address book and then you can add all the information you want to each client. Not only can you book the appointments in the app you can also contact clients through it by text or email, you can view reports, and use the calendar for a variety of information.
- Simplify and streamline the booking process
- Add notes and more to each client
- Data is backed up to the cloud
- Make use of the reporting tools
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Sometimes it can be hard being an independent salon owner as you don't necessarily have the big budget for business tools. The Salon Objectives app can act as a wonderful tool that can really help your business boom and keep you focused and heading towards your goals. The app is synced with the Cloud and gives users a place to manage their client information, reports, data, and all the contact information. There is a built-in calendar, a diary, a place to set up your client profiles, create reports, and send out email or text messages to clients.
- Meant for small independent salon owners
- Organize all your data in one spot
- Data is backed up to the Cloud
- Content loads smooth and fast
- Make use of the built-in calendar
- Create reports
- Keep track of client profiles
If you rent a booth or own a salon/spa, Vagaro Pro will handle all of your appointments, information of your customers, your history, and more. It will send text and email reminders, and can even charge credit cards. It will sync all of your appointments and other data amount your computer and your iPad, send email receipts to your customers, and have all of your customer info and appointments backed up so if you lose your device everything is saved. You can use the website to run income reports, use your unique URL to put on your business card, and take online appointments from Facebook.
- Calendar and booking app
- Keeps a database of customers
- Point of Sale and credit card processing
- Automatic sync
- Free iPad app for salon management
SetMore Appointments is an appointment scheduling app that will help you not only keep track of your appointments, but will also help you get more bookings. No matter if you’re a startup or an established business, this app will work for you. You can have up to 20 staff, unlimited services, unlimited customers, and unlimited appointments listed. The app stays synced with your calendar app (SetMore supports most of the popular ones), and if you have a Facebook page or website, the app has a booking button for them. You’ll be able to set appointments using your iPad, scroll through your staff members’ schedules, see a weekly overview of upcoming appointments, and much more.
- Appointment scheduling app
- Data is synced locally and in the cloud
- Weekly view of upcoming appointments
- Buttons to booking pages
- Free iPad app for salon management
Visibook is an appointment booking tool that both you and your clients can use to make things easier. You’ll be able to manage your schedule and clients will be able to book their appointments using the app or your online calendar. The app offers easy booking and customer tracking, individual and group scheduling, a payments tool, client messaging and notes, and more. You’ll be able to reduce no-shows when you use confirmations and reminders, work around your personal calendar, and manage your staff so you can see your employees’ schedules as well.
- Control your schedule
- Reduce no-shows
- Easy to book and track customers
- Payments tool
- Free iPad app for salon management
Salon Manager will change how you run your salon business. It’s loaded with features like different calendar views, service record log, inventory management, booking and schedule management, expense management, hair catalog, and more. You can use it to accept payments via credit card, debit card, and Paypal; create and send receipts via email to customers; create business reports; and set booking length and booking hours. You can also customize the app’s theme to fit the color of your business.
- Schedule and booking management
- Accept payments
- Manage inventory
- Handle accounting
- Free with in-app subscriptions
Salon Manager by JZ Mobile LLC is a full-featured app for anyone who works or runs a salon business. It’s designed to help you track clients and their visits. It links to your Contacts and Calendar so you won't have to enter in info; just input your products, services, and supplies, and you’re set. It offers total financial and client support. All of the info is stored on your iPad and you don’t need an Internet connection to use it. You can manage your supplies and expenses; keep track of your services, products, and supplies; and stay on top of suppliers for product and overhead expenses. The app automatically creates invoices and supports multiple payment methods.
- See financial info for any client with one tap
- Contact management
- Complete client and financial support
- No Internet required
- Paid salon management app with several in-app purchase options
Salon Software Pro is designed to help you handle the stylists/masters, clients, reports, and schedules of everyone in your salon/barber shop/tattoo parlor/any other kind of shop where you provide services to clients in the health and beauty industry. It’s quick and easy to use, and you can create different profiles for each stylist/professional in your shop and include all of their jobs, how much they earn, entire in appointments and clients, and much more. Overall, the app is simple to use, and great for both start-ups and established salons. Salon owners and stylists will enjoy being able to check their schedules without having to be at work, and make changes to their availability without having to call in.
- Salon management software
- Handle the stylists and masters in your shop
- Manage client info
- View your schedule from anywhere
- One-time purchase