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Staying well in a changing world 

15 May 2020 by Kitomba

During this unprecedented time there are a lot of considerations in regards to our overall health and wellness. There are many challenges such as social isolation, poor food choices, repetitive postures and patterns, relationship pressure, changes in physical environment and much more. On the flip side there are also many opportunities.

We’ve spoken with many experts to learn more about how these challenges impact our wellness. In this article we will discuss both the challenges and opportunities and give you some information, inspiration and tools to help you not only survive through this period but perhaps come out the other side better than how you went in. Continue reading…

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Kitomba 1 Waitlist

12 May 2020 by Kitomba

We’ve added a new feature to the Kitomba 1 Appointment Book – Waitlist. This allows you to add clients to your waitlist, from anywhere, on any device. Then seamlessly move them onto your appointment book to fill cancellations and gaps. We thought this feature would be highly beneficial to our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, so we moved it to the top of our list to get it out to you as quickly as possible. Continue reading…

Making a booking online with Kitomba

Online Booking appointment buffer

12 May 2020 by Kitomba

We wanted to make it easy for you to comply with Government regulations related to cleaning, disinfecting and reducing waiting room contact between clients. That’s why today we’ve released an Online Booking appointment buffer which allows you to choose to automatically add a buffer to the end of every appointment booked online.  Continue reading…

New Kitomba business features for COVID-19

Coming soon: Three brand new features to help you

4 May 2020 by Kitomba

UPDATE 12 May 2020: These features are now live! Check out the release blogs for Waitlist, cancelled and now-show client filter, and Online Booking appointment buffer to learn more.

We had a very clear direction for the development of our software in 2020, and we were days away from sharing our vision with you when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. 

Since then, we’ve seen our world change dramatically, which has had a huge impact on the hair and beauty industry. So we decided to stop what we were doing, think about what our customers needed most right now and make a plan to help meet those needs.  Continue reading…

Puravida beauty owner Sherri-lee

Still working and learning during lockdown

23 Apr 2020 by Kitomba

Sherri-lee, owner of award winning beauty salon Puravida Beauty is still working hard even though she can’t be at her salon right now. We asked her to share what she’s been getting up to during this time. Continue reading…

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Staying connected with your clients

22 Apr 2020 by Kitomba

We asked our friends at Iron + Ivy Hair if they’d share some insight on how they’re getting through the COVID-19 pandemic. The team at Iron + Ivy  feel that staying connected is now more important than ever. “With people spending even more time on their phones and social media while they’re stuck at home, you have a prime opportunity to reach out and share more of the personality behind your salon.”  Continue reading…

Taking care of your mental health during COVID-19

Taking care of yourself and your mental health

17 Apr 2020 by Kitomba

COVID-19 has changed everyone’s lives in some way. These many changes, combined with the ongoing uncertainty of this evolving situation, can take a toll on our mental health. That’s why it’s so important to acknowledge how you’re feeling and show yourself some extra kindness right now. Here are some quick tips on how to look after your mind and body.
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How Kitomba reporting can help you apply for the wage subsidy

16 Apr 2020 by Kitomba

The New Zealand Government has developed a Wage Subsidy Scheme to help employers and their staff maintain an employment connection and ensure an income for affected employees, even if the employee is unable to actually work any hours.  Continue reading…