The Benefits Of Salon Management Systems
Owning a hairdressing or beauty salon demands a high level of creativity, interpersonal skills and the ability to keep up-to-date with latest styling trends. However, your salon, as with any business in the digital age, needs to be computerised to improve.
Up to now you’ve been getting along fine with your book keeping, stock taking and appointments log so you may not see the benefits in changing things; after all, you’re a creative, not a computer geek.
Yet a good software package that offers a complete salon management system will simplify, not complicate your life, leaving you to concentrate on your creativity.
Here’s a look at the benefits of a computerised salon management system:
There’s no need to flip between pages, erasing and re-writing appointments or trying to decipher your colleague’s handwriting.
Appointments systems are incredibly simple to use and you’ll have everything you need on one page to keep your appointments organised and running smoothly. You can colour code for even easier use and you can add notes to specific appointments without running out of space.
Handwritten client notes can be mislaid and make it easier for you to make mistakes. Computerised records give you a detailed profile package for every client from past and present treatments to allergies and even how they take their coffee.
Running out of products is inconvenient and looks unprofessional. A stock control system is far quicker, less complicated and more accurate than traditional stock taking methods. You’ll know exactly what stock you have and which products are running low.
Client feedback is vital for a successful business. A management system is the perfect way of recording clients’ opinion. It allows you to keep records of surveys in one place so you can accurately assess what works, what doesn’t and relevant changes that can be made to improve the business.
Cloud Based Computing
Be in constant touch with your business, wherever you are. Cloud based software allows you to access the management system remotely so if you’re off sick, attending a seminar or training course, or even on holiday, you can stay up to date with the day to day running of your salon.
If you have more than one salon, a group management system allows you to control your different premises from one centralised system.