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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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Kitomba’s 2019 holiday support hours

27 Nov 2019 by Kitomba

The holiday season is almost here and we wanted to let you know our support hours during this time.

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Martin Lazare

Martin Lazare

Managing Director, Esteem Media
Martin Lazare is the Managing Director of Esteem Media, a digital marketing and business development company in Penrith that helps small to medium-sized enterprises leverage their digital marketing efforts with innovative and strategic solutions. Martin is also a Salon Owner looking after operations at Esteem Hair Beauty Spa, which is an award-winning facility in the Penrith, NSW market, for the past 6 years.

Martin specialises in using digital marketing channels, marketing campaigns and analysis to see what works and what doesn’t. Backed by his experience, he understands how to deliver compelling results for his clients. Driving this is his passion for digital marketing, managing and developing people & their businesses, taking leaps of faith (because no challenge is too big or small) and getting results, as he’s a goal driven marketer.
Martin Lazare
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New colours for cancelled and no show appointments

21 Nov 2019 by Kitomba

We’ve made it easier for you to see your cancelled and no show appointments in Kitomba and Kitomba 1! Look out for this update over the coming weeks.

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Tis’ the season to be…. FOCUSED!

14 Nov 2019 by Jay Chapman

We’re heading into December, are you ready for it? Have you set your goals? Got all your ducks in a row ready to create an amazing year for you, your team and your clients?

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Make this Christmas your most profitable one yet

11 Nov 2019 by Kitomba

The Christmas season is almost here! Love it or hate it, it’s the busiest time of the year for our industry and an opportunity for a big revenue boost. In fact, our data shows that revenue increases by over 10% in New Zealand and Australian salons, spas and clinics between the months of October and December. The lead up to Christmas is hectic but it doesn’t need to be stressful. With a bit of preparation, you can make this holiday season not only busy, but also fun and profitable.

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10 festive ways to wow your clients this Christmas

7 Nov 2019 by Kitomba

Providing a great client experience in the lead up to Christmas isn’t always easy. However, with some effective teamwork and a few great ideas, you can create an exceptional experience for your clients! Continue reading…