Customer success story: Bedlam Hair Design & Bliss Day Spa

Customer success story: Bedlam Hair Design & Bliss Day Spa

4 Jul 2022 by Kitomba

We sat down with Nadia Howard, owner of Bedlam Hair Design & Bliss Day Spa on the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand, to talk about how she stepped out of her business after nearly 28 years in the industry and how Kitomba helps her to run her business remotely.

Watch the video below for an overview and keep reading to learn more about how Nadia is running a successful hair and beauty business from a distance.

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SMART goal setting tips for salons, spas and clinics

1 Jul 2022 by Kitomba

A new financial year presents the perfect opportunity to reflect, plan and set new goals for your business. It’s important to take a step back to look at how your salon, spa or clinic performed over the year, and use these learnings to set goals for the year ahead.

To help you achieve this, we’ve got a framework you can use for setting SMART business goals to help ensure you achieve them.

Here’s how you can reflect, plan and set new goals!

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How to create the ultimate client journey for your salon, spa or clinic with Kitomba

26 May 2022 by Kitomba

Over the past ten years, the purchasing behaviour of hair and beauty clients has evolved from minimal research and mostly word of mouth salon recommendations to clients actively searching to connect with your brand and a keen interest to get to know you early on in their purchasing journey. Clients expect salons to have beautiful user-friendly websites and a real social media presence, and the ability to book an appointment online, or via their favourite social media platforms. They also expect to receive SMS text reminders about their appointments, as well as, after-care instructions by email. Lastly, a growing trend is the desire to have a personalised and tailored experience to their specific needs and preferences. 

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Five ways to attract top talent

12 May 2022 by Diana Beaufort

What makes you a great employer and your workplace a fantastic place to work? That is the number one question that potential employees will be asking themselves. Take some time to identify your unique culture and what makes you and your team special.

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Quickly and easily upsell retail products with Kitomba

10 May 2022 by Kitomba

Let Kitomba do the hard work so you can quickly and easily upsell retail products in your salon, spa or clinic. Here’s the rundown on one of our popular features – the upsell retail button!  Continue reading…

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3 ways to become an expert in retail sales

3 May 2022 by Kitomba

Selling more retail is one of the fastest ways to boost your profits, so here are 3 ways to become an expert in retail sales.

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20 years of Kitomba Salon and Spa Software

22 Apr 2022 by Kitomba

The 22nd of April 2022 marked 20 years of Kitomba. We are so proud to be part of such an incredible industry and to have helped it be more successful for two decades.

So much has changed over the last 20 years, so we want to take you on a trip down memory lane to show you how Kitomba and our software has evolved during this time. Continue reading…

Mother's Day Marketing

How to make this your most successful Mother’s Day yet

13 Apr 2022 by Alyssa McArley

Mother’s Day provides the perfect opportunity to do some great marketing and provide your customers with some ideal Mother’s Day offers. Here’s how to run a successful Mother’s Day marketing campaign.

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Top 5 digital forms for hair salons and beauty clinics

12 Apr 2022 by Kitomba

Digital client forms are a fantastic tool to improve your client experience and reduce visit times and waiting room contact. They also help decrease administration workload and paperwork allowing your staff to focus on clients and their needs. You can create a variety of forms that suit the requirements of your hair and beauty business to collect client information and consent, record treatment history, as well as gather feedback from your clients. 

Here are the top 5 digital client forms that are popular with salons, spas and clinics.

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is free salon software really free?

The lowdown on free salon software: is it really free?

12 Apr 2022 by Janelle Cheesman

There is no such thing as a free lunch and this saying rings true when it comes to free salon software. We were curious about how free salon scheduling systems make money and what we found might surprise you.

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