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Top 5 spring nail designs trending in 2020

A woman’s hands are her label, as they are an important detail people observe when they first come into contact. Whether you shake your hand to meet someone or you’re at the table while eating, everyone will notice how your nails look like. Women always want to be fashionable, to wear what is on-trend according to the season. That being said, it is important to keep yourself informed, especially when it comes to nail trends. We all adore staying at the salon while doing our nails, isn’t it? But we’re never decided when it comes to choosing a new color… Read More

9 optimal ways small business owners can cope with stress and anxiety

In previous articles we looked at some ways in which small business owners can deal with stress and anxiety. Here we are continuing to look at this topic, in order to help small business owners such as: hairstylists, barbers, nail technicians, personal trainers, dentists, pet groomers, lash artists, massage therapists, and other small business owners, deal better with the anxiety and stress in their personal and business lives. Appointfix scheduling app relieves the scheduling appointments stress for all of our users. We’re thrilled to hear our clients’ success stories of how their small business efficiency improved, as well as… Read More

Best 8 hairstylist memes that will make you burst out laughing

Isn’t it nice to know that March is approaching, winter is almost gone and you’re just thinking about how pleasant will it be to enjoy again the long walks during the warm days?  Nature blooms, so do you!  Now that spring is almost there and we all feel the need to do absolutely something else than focus on what we have to do, we thought that you might need a break, enjoy some funny memes and restart working. We all feel the need to spend some comical moments in our work breaks, so as memes are everywhere nowadays, they are… Read More

The difference between anxiety and stress | Valuable insight for entrepreneurs

Anxiety is a normal human reaction and it acts like an alarm system which is activated whenever you perceive danger. But if you constantly feel worried and nervous, even when there’s no real danger or threat, you should pay attention, as it may be a symptom of an anxiety disorder. Coping with anxiety is a challenge for a large number of small business owners. That is why, it was not surprising when “dealing with anxiety” was one of the topics some of our Appointfix users would like to read more about. According to statistics, “about 40 million American adults are… Read More

Thomas Mercatante’s story: how to grow up a personal trainer business through self-discipline and dedication

Thomas Mercatante became a Certified Trainer and Nutrition Coach in order to help people build sustainable body and habit transformations. He reaches the results he wants through total dedication, self-discipline, and consistency.  If you feel like you have a lack of motivation, read his story. You’ll earn it back immediately! 🙂 1. Who or what inspired you to become a personal trainer and how did you end up starting your business?  My own struggles with weight and my past experiences with bullying inspired me to become a better version of myself, which lead me to the gym and personal training.… Read More

12 Stress management tips for hairstylists, barbers and beauty industry professionals

Beauty industry professionals who are also small business owners, are not worried about the possibility of being fired next week. If you’re a hairdresser or barber, working as an independent professional, or you own your own salon or barbershop, there’s no anxiety about losing your job. Because you are your own boss. Even more, hair stylists, barbers, lash artists, nail techs and makeup artists are blessed to work in a field they really like. Yes, most of the beauty industry professionals choose their profession because of real passion and love for what they do. Therefore, when counting your blessings as… Read More

How can hairstylists and barbers increase service prices without losing clients?

One of the main struggles for hairstylists, make up artists, nail techs, lash artists and fitness trainers, is how to communicate a price increase to their clients, without losing any of them. The majority of Appointifix users are independent professionals and small business owners working in the beauty, health and fitness industries. In the past few months we wanted to get a better understanding of the main challenges small business owners face. With the goal in mind to understand our users business struggles, we started to communicate more in depth with our clients. We asked them about their business and… Read More

What are the real costs of running a salon business or a barber shop?

In this article we’re looking at business running costs and how to calculate them. We’ve seen this to be a real challenge for hair stylists, barbers and salon owners. Knowing your business overall costs can help you decide the right pricing strategy for your business and transparent communication with your clients about the prices of the beauty services you provide. Due to lack of experience, when it comes to pricing their work, many small business owners get their numbers from what other businesses (their competition) charge, or from what they think would be a good (low) price to attract more… Read More

Top 5 personal trainer business tips that will help you succeed

It’s hard to imagine a healthy lifestyle without regularly practicing sport. Training helps you maintain a strong, healthy body and gain a greater life expectancy, in the conditions of a polluted environment and an unhealthy, rushy life-living. More than never, we need to motivate people to practice any kind of sport, as the XXIst century comes with a sedentary lifestyle. Whether we want to lose weight or we learn from the mistakes of those around us, at one point, sport becomes a fundamental element in our lives. A recent statistics show that in the United States approximately 340 000 certified… Read More

How to save time with the new integration of Appointfix with the iOS Search

We know you’re juggling all day long with all kinds of tasks, working on clients, scheduling new appointments, taking care of your loved ones…We know, that’s why we’re always looking for ways to help you save time and do things a little bit easier. With our last update, version 5.9, we’ve introduced a new integration with the iOS Search. So if you’re using Appointfix on an Apple device, you can now search directly from there for a client name, service, note in an appointment and you’ll get results from Appointfix. You’ll be able to quickly open a client’s file or… Read More