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Last updated: February 06, 2018

5 Tech Upgrades To Better Your Salon In 2018

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It’s 2018—clients today expect automation and ease when it comes to booking appointments and making payments. If you aren’t using digital solutions in your salon, make it a goal this year to upgrade your technology and make your life easier! Here are five ideas to increase salon business with technology.


1. Create A Business App

  • Give clients a way to access your business 24/7 with a mobile app.
  • App benefits include:
    • Added guest loyalty
    • Communication about appointments
    • Special promotional offers
    • Consultations
    • Events


2. Make The Payment Process Easier

  • Make your check-out process mobile friendly with NFC-enabled terminals. NFC (near field communication) allows contactless payments during the credit card process—think Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay.
  • NFC-enabled payments are the future—they’re secure, fast and convenient. 
  • To accept this new type of payment method, the salon must upgrade to a credit card terminal that accommodates NFC payments.



3. Embrace Live Video

  • 2018 will be the year of video—that means Instagram Live, Facebook Live and YouTube Live events will be everywhere. 
  • Live video is more appealing to brand audiences: 80% would rather watch live video from a brand than read a blog, and 82% prefer live video from a brand to social posts.
  • Mobile viewers spend 8 times longer with live video than other on-demand options.
  • One of the biggest perks? Live video doesn’t have to cost anything and can be done straight from a smartphone.
  • If you’re looking to invest in live video, there are cost-effective cameras that offer high-quality live streaming without tying up someone’s personal phone.


Don’t Forget About Lighting

  • Bad lighting can age clients in seconds and underrepresent your work.
  • Invest in better lighting at mirror stations such as LED vanity lighting or ring lights.
  • Create a selfie station at the salon—post-service selfies are a powerful marketing tool for stylists and the salons/spas.
  • Brand the selfie station with your salon’s logo and hashtags, and of course, use a spot with good lighting!


Go Mobile For Management

  • Now more than ever, salons and spas are upgrading their business management software.
  • Salon and spa cloud software such as Meevo 2 offer a mobile-friendly register and fully functioning inventory tools, plus a smart waitlist with mobile confirmations and more. 
  • Watch this quick video on Meevo 2!



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