5 reasons to advertise your salon, spa or clinic online

5 reasons to advertise your salon, spa or clinic online

14 Dec 2020 by Kirsten McHarg

Are you thinking about doing digital advertising for your salon, spa or clinic? Online advertising is becoming increasingly popular for its affordability and ability to easily reach your target audience. However, you’re probably wondering whether it’s worth your time and investment. 

To help you decide whether or not to advertise online, we asked salon digital marketing expert, Kirsten McHarg of Savvy Salon Marketing, what the key benefits of digital advertising are for salons, spas and clinics. 

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What salon and spa owners need to know about client loyalty

10 Dec 2020 by Kitomba

Are you looking for the best methods for retaining your clients? Building your client loyalty will help to keep your clients coming back, and since the hair and beauty industry is so competitive, having a loyal client base is more important than ever. 

There’s a big difference between a satisfied client and a loyal client, so this article covers why client loyalty is so important for retention, and how to turn your clients into loyal clients that refer your business and visit time and time again.  

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How to compare your business to your competitors

Comparing your business to competitors (why and how)

10 Dec 2020 by Kitomba

Should you compare your business to your competitors? As an owner of a salon, spa or clinic, it’s important to have your fingers firmly on the pulse of your own business as well as what’s going on around you, especially when the hair and beauty industry is so competitive.

Therefore, it’s useful to keep an eye on your competitors. Your competition can help you make informed decisions, and you can learn from them what works and what doesn’t. But don’t fall into the trap of worrying about every little step they take – it will drive you mad! You need to take a considered approach.

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How to advertise your salon, spa or clinic online [8 steps]

8 Dec 2020 by Kirsten McHarg

Do you want to start advertising your salon online, but you don’t know where to start, what to budget, or how to ensure your ads are a success? 

If you’ve put online advertising into the “too hard basket”, never fear. We asked digital marketing expert, Kirsten McHarg of Savvy Salon Marketing, for her top tips for getting started with digital advertising for salons, spas and clinics. 

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How to fill your salon’s appointment book for the New Year

7 Dec 2020 by Martin Lazare

The festive season is always a busy period, but how do you keep your appointment book full once all the Christmas fun is over?

Invest a few minutes now and pick one or two of these ideas to fill your salon, spa or clinic’s appointment book for 2022. They’re easy to implement and you’re sure to see results!
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Industry insights: COVID-19 impact on the hair and beauty industry in New Zealand and Australia

3 Dec 2020 by Kitomba

Wondering what impact COVID-19 has had on the hair and beauty industry in New Zealand and Australia? We dove deep into the data to find out. 

We sourced data about the hair and beauty industry from Kitomba Benchmark, a feature of Kitomba Salon and Spa Software that compiles and compares anonymous data from across the industry so you know where your business stands. Historical data from 2016 to 2019 was also used, and we compared Q3 2020 with Q3 2019. 

The result? An insight into the effects of lockdowns in both New Zealand and Australia, and predictions and opportunities for the future.

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Improve your business with these numbers

The best metrics for growing your salon, spa or clinic (KPIs)

2 Dec 2020 by Kitomba

Are you looking to take your business to the next level? There are some key business numbers you should keep track of and know how to improve. 

Here are the best metrics for growing your salon, spa or clinic, which can be used as key performance indicators (KPIs) for your business.

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8 ways to make your salon, spa or clinic more profitable this Christmas

23 Nov 2020 by Kitomba

The Christmas season is upon us! It’s the busiest time of the year for the hair and beauty industry and a great opportunity for a big revenue boost. 

In fact, our data shows that revenue increases by over 10% in New Zealand and Australian salons, spas and clinics between the months of October and December! 

The lead up to Christmas is hectic, but with a touch of preparation you can make this busy holiday season as enjoyable and profitable as possible.

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Customer success story: Studio 31

20 Nov 2020 by Kitomba

We recently stopped by Studio 31 in Palmerston North to see Manager Kaaren Whale and her team. We spoke about what has made the salon so successful and unique, what’s helping them to deliver an exceptional client experience, and their tips for other business owners. 

Watch Studio 31’s story in this short video, and read the full interview below.

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Send forms to your clients to complete before their appointment

17 Nov 2020 by Kitomba

Now you can send customised digital forms by email or sms – allowing your clients to complete their forms whenever and wherever they choose, while reducing visit times, waiting room contact and the use of shared devices.  Continue reading…