As you may know, there are a lot of software options for hairstylists today. What you might not know is that there is a big difference between each of them.
We care about putting more money in your wallet and more time in your calendar, #beautyKOs, so you can focus on what you do best: making people feel and look beautiful. See below for a comparison of some hairstylist software on the market today.
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|Point of Sales Solution||✔||✔||$99 one-time setup fee on the initial order + support cost (tiered).||Included. Credit card processing is an additional (optional add-on) cost.||N/A||✔||Paper + point of sale = potential & probable mistakes.|
|Online Scheduler (Including SMS & Email Reminders)||Dedicated site for client scheduling: ScheduleFresh.com||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||Does a physical appointment book count?|
|Salon Relationship Manager||✔||✔||✔||✔||N/A||N/A||Requires tedious note-taking.|
|Marketing Automation||Included||Additional cost for each service provider level||Additional cost||Additional cost||N/A||N/A||Nothing automated about paper.|
|Credit Card Processing Rates||Integrated 2.75% flat rate.||Add-on and rates negotiable.||Rates negotiable.||2.65% flat rate per swipe. Automatic end-of-day batching for $0.10 per day.Additional cost starting at $6.50 per month (optional a la carte service).||2.75% per swipe.For each new client delivered, the first appointment charged is split 50/50 with the stylist and Styleseat.||2.75% per swiped, dipped, or tapped payment. 3.5% + 15 cents for keyed-in card payments.||Can't easily process pen and paper.|
|Reporting||Simple, customized reporting so you can create the report you need.Able to assign as tag to any service, membership, package, etc. and produce a report using that variable. Example: You can tag "red hair" and create a report for how much money you made doing red hair this quarter.||Customized reports available.||Customized reports available.||Customized reports available.||Basic business reporting available.||Basic transactional reporting.||Nope.|
|Focus||First app built specifically for independent hairstylists!||Salons or multiple service providers||Salons or multiple service providers||Salons or multiple service providers||Used by individual stylists or salons to schedule appointments||Used by individual stylists or salons to accept payments for services rendered.||Providing a blank slate.|
|Support||Included and award-winning for the past 9 years!||✔||Tiered support based on need (starts free & goes up to $100+ a month).||✔||No phone support, only email.||✔||Can't call paper when you're having trouble.|
|Price||$19.99 per month||$29 and up per month.||$69 and up per month.||$25 and up per month.||$25 and up per month.||$30 a month for independents, 2-5 for $50, unlimited for $90.||A tree's life.|