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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, directly from 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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Facebook Business Manager basics for salons, spas and clinics

27 Jul 2021 by Kitomba

Facebook is a great way to promote your hair or beauty business but it can be complicated to manage. Luckily there is Facebook Business Manager – a handy tool that allows you to manage your pages, ads, billing, and keep all your assets in one place. 

Learn more about how to set up your Facebook Business Manager with these expert tips.

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Nail the basics of your Facebook page with our 6 tips

22 Jul 2021 by Kitomba

What’s one of the easiest ways to engage with your current and potential clients? The answer is, Facebook! It makes it simple for clients to message you about appointments, or check out what services and packages you have to offer. The benefits of Facebook go beyond just that though! Keep reading to find out why Facebook is still good for businesses and how to make a great business page.
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Using Facebook pages in your salon & spa business

20 Jul 2021 by Kitomba

Facebook is now well and truly integrated in our personal lives. It’s how we stay in contact with old and new friends, share news, invites, photos, and videos. It’s become the way many of us stay ‘in the know’ with our favourite brands and products. But the real beauty of Facebook is the voice it gives to small, local businesses, such as salons and spas. Never before have we had such a direct way to ‘talk’ with our clients and community on a daily basis.

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Life at Kitomba

15 Jul 2021 by Kitomba

At Kitomba, we’re very proud of our team and our culture as we get to work with the most talented, driven, curious, kind and fun people. We’re also passionate about our customers and committed to their success in the hair and beauty industry. While we work hard, we always find time to connect, get to know each other and have a good time. 

Read on to get to know the Kitomba team and learn more about the activities and events we participate in.

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Connect & engage with your clients using Facebook

4 Jul 2021 by Kitomba

Do you need some fresh new ideas or tips to boost your Facebook activity and engage with your clients?

Check out these easy and fun Facebook activities that will help grow your ‘likes’ with your clients. Continue reading…