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Posted on: July 1, 2016

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Salon owners looking to make their lives easier need look no further than the team at Salon-iQ.

Salon-iQ from Intelligent Salon Software is the latest generation of salon software from founders David Levine and Andrew Atherton.

These two entrepreneurs have been at the forefront of salon technology for the past 20 years and continue to push the boundaries to ensure their software systems are fit for purpose and ready for future technologies.

It all began for iT expert David and computer programmer Andrew, in the early 1990s when they worked together developing and introducing software systems to chemists, newsagents, video game shops and hairdressing salons.

They went on to develop Computill (later rebranded as i-salon), their first generation salon software system, which was snapped up by key players including Vidal Sassoon, Nicky Clarke, Haringtons, Zappas and Browns.

By now, of course, David and Andrew had a unique insight into how to run a successful hair salon, so they decided to take on a new challenge.  They sold the successful i-salon business  in 2006 to focus on running a group of hair salons in Kent and called GREAT hairdressing.

With six salons in the GREAT hairdressing group, it was important for the salons to be able to connect and talk to one another.  Once again David and Andrew found themselves writing software to bring the technology up to date!

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David says: “We rekindled our love of technology and developed a system to connect our salons.  Three years later we had 600 salons, including lots of salon groups, using our software.  We test all our systems at GREAT hairdressing with a focus on creating systems that are easy to use and effective.  No gimmicks – just proven technology.”

Of course, along the way, David and Andrew have gained a great deal of knowledge on how to run a successful group of salons.

David explains: “Business owners have a lot to deal with.  We had to keep on top of our salon performance, run ranking reports, make sure the team was running effectively… We wanted a system that would make our lives easier so that’s exactly what we produced.”

Proven Technology For Hair & Beauty Salons

So, what do you need to make your life easier as a hair or beauty salon owner or manager?  Here are just a few of the services available from Salon-iQ.  Find out more about what Salon-iQ can do for you.

A Computerised Salon Booking System – With Salon-iQ you get an easy to use, sophisticated appointments system so you can keep track of your clients.

Mobile & Online Hair & Beauty Appointment Bookings – Make it easy for your clients (and prospective clients) to book their appointments via your website from PCs and laptops, smart phones, facebook…

A Simple Till Function – Process clients quickly and easily with a computerised till system.  You can send automated rebooking reminders, promotions, and can even scan barcodes and print out receipts.

Automated Text & Email Marketing – You can decide how you want to communicate with your clients but you might want to consider a birthday text message, a new client message, rebooking reminders and special promotions.  Timely and targeted messages designed to encourage clients back into your salon or salons.

Stock Management – Simplify the way you manage your stock and prevent slippage.

David and Andrew continue to push the boundaries when it comes to salon technology. Read their vision for the future here.