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Customer success story: Buoy Salon & Spa

15 Apr 2021 by Kitomba

Wellington’s Buoy Salon & Spa has been in business for more than 35 years and has developed a fine reputation for excellence. The salon and spa’s expansive collection of awards alone speaks volumes, so we were excited to get the chance to meet with Managing Director Philippa Middleton to talk about what has made the salon and spa so successful. Continue reading…

Using Kitomba 1 on a tablet to process a sale

Redeeming vouchers in Kitomba 1

12 Apr 2021 by Kitomba

Vouchers are now an accepted payment type in Kitomba 1 Point-of-Sale, so you can redeem vouchers from anywhere in your salon, spa or clinic. Continue reading…

Google my business tips for salons spas clinics

Google My Business tips for salons, spas and clinics

31 Mar 2021 by Janelle Cheesman

Are you making the most of Google My Business for attracting new clients to your salon, spa or clinic?

Find out how to get your business found on Google maps with these expert tips for claiming and optimising your Google My Business listing.

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7 ways to upsell retail in your salon spa or clinic

7 ways to upsell retail and services in your salon, spa or clinic

29 Mar 2021 by Kitomba

Upselling retail and services is a great way to increase your salon, spa or clinic’s average client spend. Whether you introduce your clients to higher cost, more premium products or services, or recommend an upgrade or other add-ons, it can all result in a more profitable sale for your business.

So how can you ensure you’re consistently upselling to your clients?

Here are seven effective ways to upsell more retail and services in your salon, spa or clinic.
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Signs you need to hire a salon business coach

6 signs you need to hire a salon business coach

26 Mar 2021 by Janelle Cheesman

Running a business is hard work – especially if you’re a salon, spa or clinic owner who works in your business as well as on your business. It’s only natural to reach a point where you’re asking yourself “where to from here?” and wondering what you should do next in order to take your business to the next level and maximise your potential (and profits).

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average client revisit period nz au hair and beauty industries

Industry insights: Average client revisit period for the hair and beauty industry

24 Mar 2021 by Kitomba

The average revisit period for hair and beauty in both New Zealand and Australia has remained stable over the past few years, but increased considerably due to lockdown restrictions in Q2 2020.

We looked into the data to find out what the average revisit periods are for the hair and beauty industries in both New Zealand and Australia, and have provided tips for reducing your own revisit period to help increase your revenue.

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How to complete stock take for end of financial year

How to complete a stock take for the end of financial year with Kitomba

22 Mar 2021 by Kitomba

The end of the financial year is quickly approaching, which means it’s time for hair and beauty businesses to prepare for their annual stock take!

To help you get ready, we’ve put together a short guide that shows you how to easily complete a stock take using Kitomba Salon and Spa Software.

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Kitomba's Xero integration

Is Kitomba’s Xero integration right for you?

19 Mar 2021 by Kitomba

Kitomba’s Xero integration gives you the ability to quickly and accurately send your cash drawer reconciliation from Kitomba to Xero.

Our Xero integration won’t work for everyone’s business, so we want to ensure you’re fully informed before you start using it. To help you make a decision, here are eight key questions to ask yourself.

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How to do seo for salons, spas and clinics

Get your salon found on Google with basic SEO

17 Mar 2021 by Janelle Cheesman

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is a process that allows search engines, like Google and Bing, to find, read and understand your website and know when to show it to a user that’s looking for businesses similar to yours. 

For example, if you provide haircuts in Melbourne, when someone searches for “Haircut Melbourne” in Google, you want your website to feature in the list of results the searcher is shown.

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Online Booking Customisable Deposits

Online Booking update: Customisable Deposits!

15 Mar 2021 by Kitomba

You can now customise your deposit settings for individual packages and services. 

This means that while most online bookings will still use your default deposit setting, you have the ability to change the deposit settings for individual services and packages to suit your needs:

  • Make deposits higher or lower than the default setting
  • Charge full payment up front when required
  • Allow some services to be booked without paying a deposit

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