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Kitomba features that help you share and record important COVID-19 information

19 Nov 2021 by Kitomba

As COVID-19 continues to change the way we work and live, we’ve had many customers reach out to ask how Kitomba can help with these ongoing changes and government requirements. While every country and state have different rules and requirements, we’ve put together a list of features that you might find useful at this time to collect vaccination information and ensure your clients are aware of your current COVID-19 related policies.  Continue reading…

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New to Kitomba 1: View and send appointment messages

27 Oct 2021 by Kitomba

Appointment messages are now easily accessible from anywhere, anytime, on any device. If you don’t see this new feature immediately, you will receive it the next time your Kitomba is running and it updates to the latest version. Continue reading…

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How to define your salon or spa’s target market

26 Oct 2021 by Kitomba

Understanding your clients is crucial to the success of any marketing strategy for salons and spas. It is only through truly understanding who your clients are that you can clearly define what they want and need from your hair and beauty business. So before you even start developing your marketing strategy for the year, continue reading to find out how to define your salon or spa’s target audience.

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6 tips to rock an amazing client experience

18 Oct 2021 by Kitomba

If you can truly listen and understand your client’s needs, not only will you be able to improve the client experience at your salon, spa or beauty clinic, but you’ll also boost your bottom line. When you’re building relationships with your clients, it’s about much more than focusing on salon decor or decreasing wait times. We sat down with salon business coach Caitlyn Menzel who shared her insights on why client experience matters along with expert tips that you can start implementing today. Caitlyn has been a successful owner of hairdressing, beauty and barbering salons for years and knows first-hand how client experience can make or break your business. 

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How to leverage your software during the busy Christmas season

How to leverage your software during the busy Christmas season

16 Oct 2021 by Kitomba

Are you using your salon software effectively? Christmas time always brings in more clients and more money, but with that comes long busy days. Luckily your salon software can help make sure you’re maximising your profits and minimising your stress.

Here are 8 expert tips covering the software features you need to be using to make your life that little bit easier through the holiday rush! While this article uses Kitomba Salon and Spa Software as an example, these tips should apply to almost any salon software provider. Continue reading…

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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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