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10 ways to promote your online booking site and get more bookings

13 Sep 2021 by Kitomba

Do you want to get more bookings for your hair and beauty business? Here are 10 simple ways to promote your online booking platform and encourage your clients to book their salon, spa or clinic appointments online.
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Customer success story: FMK Hair Design

9 Sep 2021 by Kitomba

We recently caught up with Director of FMK Hair Design Elnaz Johanrakshan. FMK Hair Design specialises in high-quality keratin treatments and has three locations across the Auckland region. Elnaz shared her journey to success as well as her plans for growing and expanding her business.

Watch FMK Hair Design’s story in this short video, or continue reading for the full interview below.

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How to increase your bookings with Book Now buttons on Facebook and Instagram

8 Sep 2021 by Kitomba

Having Book Now buttons on your Facebook page and Instagram profile is a great way to increase bookings at your salon, spa or clinic as it makes it easy for your followers and potential clients to make appointments without needing to leave the social platform. 

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Helping you reopen your salon, spa or clinic after lockdown

6 Sep 2021 by Kitomba

We know you’ll be excited for when COVID-19 restrictions lift and your business can reopen its doors. We’ve put together a few tips and resources that we hope can help you at this busy time! Continue reading…

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Culture eats strategy for breakfast: 5 tips from Philippa Middleton

2 Sep 2021 by Kitomba

We sat down with Philippa Middleton, a successful business owner with over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience in the hair and beauty industry, to chat about how culture shapes the success of your business and how to develop your dream team.

Watch the full interview and read these top 5 tips below to find out about how to provide daily inspiration to your team, avoid burnout and know your purpose.

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9 proven ways to deal with lockdown

26 Aug 2021 by Kitomba

The COVID pandemic has been tough on everyone and made it challenging for the hair and beauty industry to operate through the uncertainty. We are now faced with a new wave of restrictions across New Zealand and Australia which can be really difficult. However, we wanted to share some ways to stay positive, balanced, and motivated to keep your business on track.

Here are some free or low-cost ideas on how to take care of yourself and your business.

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Add Book Now buttons to your Facebook page and Instagram profile

24 Aug 2021 by Kitomba

Book Now buttons make it even easier for your clients and potential clients to make an appointment with you, without even leaving their favourite social media platform!

With Kitomba’s new integration with Facebook, you can add Book Now buttons to your Facebook business page and Instagram profile, as well as any Facebook or Instagram ads you create. Continue reading…

Alannah Read, an owner of the Ella & Jade hair salon

Customer success story: Ella & Jade

2 Aug 2021 by Kitomba

We recently stopped by Ella & Jade’s newest location in Woolloongabba, Queensland to visit owner Alannah Read and her team. She told us about how she’s working on building her business, the importance of investing in your client experience and team, and her tips for other business owners. 

Hear Ella & Jade’s story in this short video, or continue reading for the full interview below.

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3 ways Facebook Business Manager can improve your social media marketing

29 Jul 2021 by Kitomba

Are you making the most of Facebook’s tools and features for businesses? The majority of your clients probably have at least one social media platform that they visit regularly, with Facebook and Instagram being among the most popular. So making sure your business is visible and regularly adding new content on these platforms is a great marketing strategy. But is it enough?
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Getting ready to install Book Now buttons on your Facebook page and Instagram profile

29 Jul 2021 by Kitomba

Book Now buttons allow your clients to book an appointment with you directly from Facebook or Instagram, powered by Kitomba’s Online Booking. 

Follow the steps below to make sure you’re all set up before adding the buttons.

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