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6 Reasons Why You Need Your Own Salon Booking App

Salon booking apps are a fairly new way to book appointments, so naturally, you might be questioning whether they are worthwhile for your business. We’ve broken down 6 reasons why you should leverage this innovative way for clients to interact with your business.
Hayley Tait
September 27, 2022
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Tip Management Software For Salons: Shortcuts Tip Cards

When an employee receives a great tip, it makes everyone happy. Your stylist has earned a monetary reward, and as a salon owner or manager, you’re over the moon that your employee is “wowing” their clients. If only tipping out your team didn’t take up so much of your valuable time! We hear your cries, and we’ve got your solution.…
Hayley Tait
September 26, 2022
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How To Retain Clients In A Salon: Gain Long-Term Clients

Many companies go above and beyond to attract you if you’re a new client but show you little to no love once they’ve got you on board, which never bodes well. Whilst attracting new clients is essential, it pays dividends to improve your client retention. Keep reading to discover how to retain clients in a salon.
Hayley Tait
September 26, 2022
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5 Examples of Effective Hair Salon Goals and Objectives

To take your salon business to the next level, you need to set clear goals and objectives. This will help you identify what you want to achieve so you can formulate a plan to get there.  As a business owner, having something tangible to work towards can keep you motivated by providing a clear focus. This will also create a…
Hayley Tait
August 10, 2022
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Salon No-Show Policy Examples To Increase Attendance

Let’s face it, as a salon owner or manager, no-shows and last-minute cancellations are extremely frustrating. On-top of this, did you know that no-show appointments cost the hairdressing industry 1.4 million dollars a year? So, how can you manage client expectations and avoid these extortionate costs? No-show policies are a must-have for any salon. If it’s laid out in black…
Hayley Tait
July 15, 2022
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How To Sell Retail Products In A Salon: Start Boosting Your Sales

Are you looking for ways to increase revenue in your salon? Selling retail products could be the answer that you’re looking for. Whilst selling may seem daunting at first, the right approach can pay dividends in contributing to the growth of your business. To help you get started, we’ve provided an overview of how to sell retail products in a…
Hayley Tait
July 15, 2022
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How To Make Your Salon Unique To Gain More Clients

At Shortcuts we know all too well how competitive the hair and beauty salon industry can be, but we also know it’s still possible to make your salon unique to gain more clients. Investing time into making your salon unique is imperative for the success of your business. With so many options available, people need a reason to choose you.
Hayley Tait
July 6, 2022
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How To Evaluate Your Salon Staff For Performance Reviews

Performance reviews can be daunting for your employees, as there is a lot of work required from management to ensure that they run smoothly and effectively. It can be difficult to know how to evaluate your salon staff, which is why we’ve compiled a list to help you structure every appraisal. Using Salon Software to Evaluate Your Staff Before we…
Hayley Tait
May 13, 2022
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FAQs About Our Salon Software: Is Shortcuts Difficult To Use?

With so many barber and salon software options out there, it's difficult to know which one is right for your business.  It can also seem overwhelming to use your software to the best of its ability. For this reason, a question ‌we get asked frequently is ‘Is Shortcuts easy to use?’ We thought we would answer that question below and…
Hayley Tait
April 20, 2022
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How to manage a hair salon business

Salon management can be complex and challenging. Managing staff, attracting new customers and running the day to day of the salon can be stressful, but it doesn't have to be. With these easy to implement steps, you will have a better understanding of how best to manage your salon.
Hayley Tait
December 14, 2021
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Our Top Tips for Nail Salon Management

Opening up a nail salon is very exciting, however running it may be a bit complicated. You need to not only stay on top of your finances and bookings but also be able to give amazing customer service to have happy and loyal customers. We have broken down each of the most important tips you need to know in order…
Hayley Tait
November 2, 2021
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Five Tips to Ace SMS Marketing for Hair Salons

SMS marketing is used a lot by salon owners, proving to be the most effective way of marketing. So you may be asking, How do I get started or what are the best way to do this? Look no further as we have written the most important tips to follow in order for you to ace SMS marketing.
Hayley Tait
November 2, 2021
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How to Hire Barbers and Retain Them

Running a barbershop isn't easy, especially within a competitive market these days. To ensure your customers are always happy, you will need to have the strongest team that does not only know what they are doing but also offers the best customer service.
Hayley Tait
November 2, 2021