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4 great reasons to take deposits for online bookings

1 Dec 2023 by Kitomba

Whether or not you should take deposits for appointments made at your salon, spa or clinic is often a hot topic in the hair and beauty industry. However, there are a number of reasons you should think about collecting deposits for appointments, and here are the four most important!
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How to leverage your software during the busy Christmas season (10 tips)

27 Nov 2023 by Kitomba

The lead up to Christmas time always brings in more clients and with that more money – which is great! However this often means long, busy and stressful days for salon managers and owners, as well as staff. Make sure you’re getting the best out of all your salon software has to offer to reduce this stress. 

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5 steps for a successful Christmas season in your salon

24 Nov 2023 by Malcolm Gibbons

Now I know, you know, that Christmas will happen this year whether you’re ready or not, so you might as well be ready!

Make some time to gather your thoughts, put together some ideas and sketch out a plan for your Christmas marketing. Think about timing, budget, staff, products and promotions. It may all seem very daunting at this stage, however planning now will not only save you time and hassle later, but will also boost your business profits this coming Christmas and New Year.

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Fill last-minute cancellations with Kitomba Waitlist

20 Nov 2023 by Kitomba

As the busiest time for the hair and beauty industry approaches, you might have started running into the problem of receiving more appointment requests than your appointment book can fit! 

While it’s certainly a nice problem to have, sometimes illness or other events outside of your clients’ control can mean they have to cancel, or postpone their appointments at the last minute. 

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How to use hashtags to grow your salon’s Instagram

10 Nov 2023 by Kirsten McHarg

In today’s digital age, social media platforms have become powerful tools for businesses to connect with their target audience and increase brand visibility. Instagram reigns supreme as the platform where images and videos take centre stage.

Whether you’re a salon, spa, or beauty clinic looking to expand your online presence, you’ve probably heard of the tiny yet mighty symbols that can make or break your Instagram game when used effectively: #hashtags.

But how can you ensure that your content gets noticed in a sea of millions of posts?
The answer lies in harnessing the power of hashtags.

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Top tips for a successful busy season in the hair and beauty industry

6 Nov 2023 by Kitomba

We interviewed Trish Ross, owner of award-winning salon Ross & Co Hair Design and founder and salon coach at First Class Services, where she shared her tips for a successful busy season in the hair and beauty industry. 

Keep reading to learn the strategies she uses with her team to reduce stress, boost retail sales, and ensure clients receive excellent service every time throughout the busy lead-up to Christmas.

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Success story: Reds Hair

1 Nov 2023 by Kitomba

Reds Hair in Pukerua Bay, New Zealand is an inspirational example of navigating the challenges of motherhood while being a business owner in the hair industry. Having taken over the business during the COVID-19 pandemic and learning they were both pregnant at the same time, co-owners Jenna and Nic share their unique story of how they balance motherhood and running a successful hair salon.

Watch the video below and keep reading to hear about Jenna’s and Nic’s inspirational story.

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New feature: Staff Timetables and Business Leave in Kitomba 1

30 Oct 2023 by Kitomba

We’ve released new Staff Timetables and Business Leave features in Kitomba 1 to make it easy to manage staff rosters, planned and unplanned leave, and any last-minute changes to your staff timetables from anywhere, at any time, using any device.

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New feature: Manage Rooms and Equipment in Kitomba 1

30 Oct 2023 by Kitomba

We’ve released Rooms and Equipment in Kitomba 1 so you can easily create, and manage, your room and equipment availability from anywhere, at any time, using any device.

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New feature: Edit and delete invoices in Kitomba 1

30 Oct 2023 by Kitomba

To help you manage your invoices more efficiently, we’ve added the ability to edit and delete invoices in Kitomba 1 for selected users, and we’ve made it easier to invoice packages.

If you’re a Diamond or Platinum customer with admin-level user permissions, when selecting an invoice through the Sales tab or Appointment Book in Kitomba 1 you will have the additional options to edit or delete the invoice. 

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