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Success story: EdwardsAndCo

10 Feb 2023 by Kitomba

EdwardsAndCo is an outstanding example of success in the Australian hair industry. With nine locations across the country, EdwardsAndCo has seen incredible growth in the 10 years they’ve been operating, even during the pandemic. 

Watch the video below and keep reading to learn how National Operations Manager and 2IC, Jacob Faour,  oversees nine salons across Australia. He talks about how he uses Kitomba Salon and Spa Software to his advantage, and his top tips for salon owners and managers with multiple sites.

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Upcoming event: Retail Sales Masterclass with Paul Carbis

9 Feb 2023 by Kitomba

Industry statistics tell us that on average 24% of client visits in New Zealand include retail. That means 76% of client visits are leaving without buying retail products. If you want to vastly increase your revenue this year, selling retail is a simple way to do it.

That’s why at Kitomba we are proud to be sponsoring the Retail Sales Masterclass tour with Paul Carbis, and you’re invited to attend! 

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10 day challenge for salons

Free 10-Day Sales Challenge to boost your salon’s revenue

20 Jan 2023 by Kitomba

Are you up for a challenge? We’ve partnered with Patricia Ross, salon owner, sales expert and wealth empowerment coach from First Class Services to provide a free 10-day sales challenge for salons on Monday 30 January 2023 to kick-off the new year by increasing your revenue by at least $3,000 in 10 days! 

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Kitomba’s 2022 holiday support hours

19 Dec 2022 by Kitomba

The holiday season is here and we wanted to let you know our support hours during the holiday 2022-2023 period.

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Success story: Aboki Hair

19 Oct 2022 by Kitomba

We recently spoke with Melissa and John van Gosliga, co-owners of Aboki Hair in Nelson, New Zealand. They told us how they’ve managed to run a thriving business for more than 27 years, and successfully lead a big team of 18 staff aged between 20 and 75 years old!  

Watch the video and keep reading to hear their story and their top tips for other salons.

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Success story: MANE Salon

25 Aug 2022 by Kitomba

We spoke with Janine Simons, owner of MANE Salon in Wellington, New Zealand, about what makes her salon so successful. She credits her team, their shared values, and a dedicated training programme for keeping them at the top of their game.

Watch the short video and keep reading to hear Janine’s story and her top tips for salon owners.

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Customer success story: Bedlam Hair Design & Bliss Day Spa

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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20 years of Kitomba Salon and Spa Software

22 Apr 2022 by Kitomba

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

The company, which started as a small startup in New Zealand, has grown over the last two decades to become one of the largest salon and spa software solutions in the New Zealand and Australian market, helping hair and beauty businesses to streamline their day-to-day processes, increase their revenue and achieve success.

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…

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Success story: Vivo Hair and Skin Clinics

31 May 2021 by Kitomba

It was almost 10 years ago that the first ever Vivo Salon was opened and now there are over 90 Vivo Hair and Skin Clinics across New Zealand. It has been an incredible journey to watch and we’ve loved seeing them grow. 

We spoke to Executive Director, Lynden Mason, to ask him about what he loves about the industry, his business journey and the importance of empowering your staff to achieve success. Continue reading…

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Industry insights: Retail statistics for the hair and beauty industry

23 Apr 2021 by Kitomba

The hair and beauty industries in New Zealand and Australia experienced pent-up demand for services and retail in 2020 after lockdowns. Some were even able to pivot quickly to selling retail online while their businesses remained closed. Continue reading…