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This year, make a plan to work smarter, not harder.

25 Mar 2020 by Kyra Sproule

Now that the new year excitement has settled and we get back to work, it’s a great time to look at your business and set goals for the year to come. Look closely at yourself, your team and your tools to see if you can streamline everything into one well oiled machine. Here’s how to get started!

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Overcome the overwhelm: 5 tips to prepare for the end of the financial year

23 Mar 2020 by Ashlee Laura

Being a busy salon owner myself, I understand how hard it can be to stay on top of everything, especially when you are working in the business and have only limited time to work on it. Receipts get lost, money goes missing, bills become outstanding, supplier accounts maxed out. Over time, the responsibility of managing the accounting side becomes so overwhelming that you outsource the one thing I personally feel every salon owner should be doing: managing your finances. Continue reading…

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How Kitomba can help you during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

20 Mar 2020 by Kitomba

A lot has changed in the past few weeks with COVID-19 and news continues to move quickly. We’ve created this blog as a place where we can share information and provide you with ways Kitomba can help you and your business at this difficult time. Continue reading…

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Up and coming beauty trends for 2020

19 Mar 2020 by Kitomba

Kitomba felt so privileged to be asked to take part in the Professional Beauty Round Table recently. Our amazing Partnership Manager Rosemary was the perfect person to take a seat at the event as she’s been with Kitomba for 9 years, and has been working in the hair and beauty industry for 20. The aim of the Professional Beauty roundtable event is to bring industry experts together to discuss topics and trends relevant to the beauty industry. The focus for the thirteenth roundtable was: “The 2020 Vision – Beauty Trends”.  

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Increase brand awareness and help grow your customer base with these social media tips

5 Feb 2020 by Martin Lazare

These days, there’s no excuse for not including social media in your broader marketing strategy. It is important to have a presence on social media for many reasons, including establishing brand awareness, generating leads and growing your customer base.

We’ve got a few hot tips that you can start implementing right now to help take your social media marketing to the next level.

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Making the switch to Time Sheets and Time Clock – Vivo Hair & Beauty

30 Jan 2020 by Kitomba

We sat down with Natalie, Regional Manager of Vivo Hair & Beauty, to discuss how they implemented Kitomba’s Time Sheets and Time Clock features into their business, and how it’s completely changed the way they process payroll. Continue reading…

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Top hair and beauty business tips from our award-winning customers

30 Jan 2020 by Isabella Castle

It was incredibly exciting to celebrate The Industry Awards for the tenth time in 2019 and we were so proud to work alongside HITO and NZARH to bring such an amazing event to the industry! We were in awe as we watched so many of our talented customers walk across the stage at The Industry Awards after being announced as winners and we have to say they’re all pretty incredible! So we thought we’d sit down with them and learn more about what has made them so successful and share our learnings with the rest of our amazing customers!

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Fill up your appointment book for the New Year

5 Dec 2019 by Martin Lazare

The festive season is always a busy period, but how do you keep your appointment book full once all the fun is over? Invest a few minutes now and pick one or two of these ideas to get you started. They’re easy to implement and you’re sure to see results! Continue reading…

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The barbershop quartet – 4 steps to providing a brilliant barbershop experience

3 Dec 2019 by Jodie Rasmus

My partner’s beard has gone through a myriad of transformations over the years, evolving and morphing according to fashion, comfort and whim. 

With my interest in the industry, I’ve practically been in the chair with him for each of multiple visits to different barbershops. He loves to share his experiences with me and we’ve grown to appreciate the finer skills involved in ‘best practice’ barbering.

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