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Infographic “Holiday Shopping & Spending 2018”

The holiday season is getting close. Have you started your holiday shopping yet? Are you one of the early starters or you’re more like the extreme procrastinator type? Our infographic shows a visual representation of people’s plans on holiday shopping and spending this year. It reveals when people start to focus on their holiday shopping, how much they plan to spend on gifts this year, what are the top motivators for shopping at a new store, etc. Good  luck with your Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas holiday shopping, keeping in mind that a bargain it’s not a bargain… Read More

Black Friday Marketing Ideas for Your Salon

Black Friday is coming again soon. Sooner than expected probably and certainly sooner than Christmas, which is not too far either. Busy times as we’re approaching the holiday season. Black Friday 23 November 2018, comes right after Thanksgiving in the United States. It’s that day of the year when people freak out about finding the best possible deals, buying the newest toys, jumping on the most exclusive merchandise, latest devices, unique items they probably wouldn’t be able to afford themselves any other time of the year. The year is long and the most wonderful sale of all, only lasts one… Read More

Appointfix now works in landscape mode on tablets

Your feedback is really valuable to us. We have actually created an internal document called Desired Features were we keep track of all the requests from our users. One thing that was requested by many of you is for the app to work on landscape mode on tablets. With the latest update, available on App Store and Google Play, this is now possible! Simply change the orientation of your screen and the app will switch from portrait to landscape and vice versa. Appointfix on tablets brings the convenience of a bigger screen, plus it can also be really handy… Read More

Having a Great Appointment Book

How does a great appointment book look and what’s the best salon appointment book? Important questions. In order to answer them correctly, let’s define “appointment book” using the Cambridge Dictionary, as I love it how it invites us to make our words meaningful. There we go: “appointment book is defined as a book or a piece of software with space or page for each day, in which you record future appointments, meetings, etc.” Any surprise with the definition above? Probably yes, for some of you. Why? Because the appointment book is not only a book anymore with that very… Read More

10 Friendly Reminders Ready to Send to Your Clients

You’d like to send your clients a friendly reminder regarding their appointments with you. Great, but what should you say? “Just a friendly reminder” is a great way to start your text message, then add all the relevant info you’d like to transmit to your recipients. Below are some practical examples and templates you could employ, especially if you’re using a scheduling mobile app to manage your appointments and send friendly reminders via text messages. How to set a friendly appointment reminder? You’ve probably just started using Appointfix scheduling app and you’re setting the friendly reminder that will be sent… Read More

An Excellent Way You Can Use Your Mobile Phone to Add Value to Your Small Business

As a small business owner you probably feel some days that you’re married to your mobile phone and your appointment book. You two just can’t be apart. The cell phone is your connection to the world, your hope for more business, for more clients and more money coming in. Even if you feel sometimes like throwing it into a lake (after talking to more difficult clients or receiving some less thrilling news), you know you can’t live and do business without it. It’s your trustworthy, noisy (or calm) pocket size business partner. Your phone is a great listener and a… Read More

Benefits of Social Media Marketing for Salons, Spas and Health Centers

This is an interesting read 2018 Social Media Marketing Industry Report, about how marketers are using social media to grow their businesses. The survey done by Michael S. Stelzer and published by Social Media Examiner, is the result of the insight provided by more than 5,700 marketers, 84% being 30 years old or older, 61% women and 39% men. Some brief details about the survey participants. Half of the marketers (50%) were based in the United States, 7% in the United Kingdom, 6% in Canada, 4% in Australia, 4% in India, 2% in South Africa and 27% of the participants… Read More

Beauty Industry 2018 – Infographic

Beauty is a giant business. The industry is blooming and there are more options for skincare and makeup products than ever before. We’re talking about huge numbers. The global cosmetic products market was valued at $532.43 billion in 2017, and is expected to reach a market value of USD 805.61 billion by 2023, registering a CAGR of 7.14% during 2018-2023 on products for skin care, hair care, oral care, color cosmetic, fragrances, soaps and shower gels, and sun care products. The major players are: L’Oreal Group, Johnson’s, Procter & Gamble, Gillette, Beiersdorf AG, Avon Products, Unilever, Estee Lauder Companies, Shiseido,… Read More

5 Tips on How to Deal with Angry Clients

You might have the most wonderful clients in the world, but chances are that at times even you have to deal with some not-so-satisfied customers. One of the keys is not to take their anger personal and start being defensive as a result, but to use some little techniques instead which can bring you to solving things better, faster and with less emotional consumption. It’s important to take your client’s anger seriously, but not personally. How can you do that? Breathe and remain calm. It doesn’t matter if the client yells at you on the phone or it’s rude in… Read More

How to Arrange and Organize Your Beauty Salon

There are probably only a very few people around us who don’t feel the need to be more organized. First of all, let’s think about our “why”. Why would you want your salon organized? Think about your reasons. Among the benefits you might find that organizing can have a positive emotional effect both on you and your clients. It would help you feel less overwhelmed and enjoy your time at the salon even more.     An important reason to have an organized salon: you really care about your clients needs. People go to beauty salons to disconnect, relax and get pampered.… Read More