We know that running a salon can be very tiring. Not only do you have to deliver the results the clients expect from you, but you also have to juggle a lot of other things that comes with owning a beauty salon. You can’t simply focus on your art when you might lose a costumer if you don’t answer a phone call or an email in time.

Today, we are making your life easier by listing eight of the best and easiest online appointment scheduling apps for salons. These are used by millions of people, across the globe, every day. These apps help salons make their whole booking systems more efficient while they also help you build long lasting costumer relationships. Is this exactly what you need? Then we suggest that you keep reading;

1. Shedul

 

Shedul is one of the most widely used appointment scheduling softwares for salons, available in more than 120 countries and used by more than 150,000 people. Let’s take a look at why Shedul is so popular:

The user interface of this software is very attractive. It’ll stay in peoples’ minds once they’ve paid it a visit. Shedul offers many useful features that are simple to use and access.

shedul review

Capterra, a software review website, gave Shedul 5 out of 5 stars.

Reputation:

Shedul is one of the best salon and spa management softwares. The software has earned its brilliant reputation thanks to some of the most popular people in the beauty industry who swears by it when it comes to improving their booking systems.

Charges:

Shedul is free for everyone. No credit cards, no trial period, only unlimited use for free!

Features:

  • Schedule appointments
  • Manage your clients
  • Reduce No-Shows
  • Review activity
  • Sales of products
  • And more
Pros:
  • Easy access from both desktop and mobile
  • Super simple to book an appointment with no calls needed
  • A very clear overview of the appointments, like a simple spreadsheet
  • High quality features for free
  • Excellent and professional customer service
Cons:
  • The site and response may lag sometimes, but it isn’t always noticeable
  • There is no mobile app to download

2. Setmore

 

Setmore is another popular scheduling software, used by millions of people from many different countries. It solves the problem of determining availability on both sides without the hassle of multiple emails back and forth. Another unique thing is that customers can choose to pay in advance which also gets rid of the payment process at the salon.

Reputation:

It’s a very well reputed brand in terms of the quality it maintains, the services and the trustworthiness they provide. This service is used by millions all over the world. The android and iOS applications have 100K+ downloads and counting.

Charges:

Setmore is very cost effective for the smaller salons, which is a big plus. You can easily train your staff with very informative instructions from Setmore.

Features:
  • Eliminate No-Shows
  • Accumulates more appointments
  • Flexible online calendar
  • Mobile app available
  • 24/7 support
  • Free public-facing salon booking page
  • And more
Setmore booking

Create your own salon booking page at www.setmore.com

Pros:
  • User interface is smooth, attractive and easy-to-use
  • Available on desktop and mobile app
  • Hassle free reminders and easy scheduling
  • Payments in advance allowed
Cons:
  • Some glitches with the available time slots 

3. Salon Iris

Salon Iris is a software that offers many features that make the life of a salon owner much easier. You can track clients, track product inventory, process payrolls and more to attract more clients to your business.

Reputation:

The reputation of Salon Iris is impressive. The scheduling software has many loyal clients from as early as 1999. This makes them one of the most established scheduling apps on the market.

Charges:

Salon Iris Cloud Edition starts at $29/month. You are offered a 14-day-trial if you want.

Features:
  • Online appointments via desktop and mobile
  • POS and multiple locations
  • Stay in touch with clients and keep them coming back
Salon Iris Testimonials

Happy clients loving the software at www.saloniris.com.

Pros:
  • Very user friendly and easy to use
  • Offers essential business services that actually help
  • Free web based training available on their website
Cons:
  • Even though they offer some of the best services, they do not have a text message service which is normal almost everywhere nowadays
  • Not open on weekends

4. Mycuts

MyCuts is one of the most user friendly scheduling apps. The software is said to be best for smaller salons that want to build a strong and long lasting relationship with their clients. The software is free up to 25 clients, which is great for new salons.

Charges:

The pricing of this software depends largely on which plan you choose according to your specific needs. Mycuts offers three different plans, and the basic plan is free to use. When you have more than 25 registered clients, you have to choose a standard or a premium plan. Both are quite affordable.

My Cuts Pricing

An overview of the different memberships at www.mycutsapp.com.

Reputation:

Even if they seem to be mainly focusing on smaller salons, their reputation is very good compared to their bigger competitors.

Features:
  • Appointment scheduling (weeks in advance)
  • Client management
  • Inventory tracking
  • And more
Pros:
  • Easy to use with the option to schedule appointments weeks in advance
  • Helps the small salon owner create a client database
  • Excellent text message service like confirmations and reminders
Cons:
  • Can’t look up past appointments on the mobile app
  • The client limit of 25 might not be enough for a free plan

5. Zenoti

Do you consider your salon busy? Zenoti allows appointments to be made quickly. It finds room for last minute appointments and you can quickly answer guest questions via the software. Your busy days become more manageable with this booking system.

Charges:

Pricing varies depending on which plan you use. You have to contact them and tell them what your needs are in order to get a price.

Reputation:

This software is trusted by over 5000 clients worldwide. The number might seem small compared to the previous apps but Zenoti is still a very good app overall.

Zenoti features

Some of the features at www.zenoti.com.

Features:
  • Client management
  • Mobile apps for clients, employees and managers
  • Inventory tracking
  • Many options for online booking of appointments
  • And more
Pros:
  • Zenoti is cloud-based and supports multiple locations with built in inventory tracking, loyalty and employee apps
  • Analytics and management of KPI data is offered
Cons:
  • You have to contact them for pricing which prolongs the process of downloading the software
  • Some of the features seem complicated at first and may take some time to learn

SalonLite

 

Salonlite is a cloud based app that is built to be easy to download and use right away. With the latest features, it offers high technology solutions for salons all over the world.

Charges:

Salonlite offers free features but you can also choose to upgrade and pay as little as $10.

Reputation:

Thanks to the new technologies that this software focuses on, their reputation is very good among salons. The process of getting started isn’t complicated at all and the free option is much appreciated.

Salonlite features

Some of the many features salonlite offers at www.salonlite.com.

Features:
  • Email and text message service
  • Business intelligence and analytics
  • Inventory tracking
  • And more
Pros:
  • User interface is smooth, attractive and easy to use
  • Hassle free reminders and easy scheduling
  • Informative website and instructions
Cons:
  • Some of the free options might seem too basic 

ZooQit

ZooQit is a software that’s very user friendly, that both looks attractive and is smooth to use. Both salons and clients in London love this scheduling app.

Charges:

Again, the pricing depends on what you need and if you will be using the mobile app and the software together, or the software alone. Whichever you choose, they will provide you with a wide selection of features.

Reputation:

ZooQit is a newer app and hasn’t yet gotten a “reputation”. However, the users that have started using the cloud based solution are very happy with the service.

Features:
  • Smart marketing tools
  • Reports and analytics
  • Client reminders
Pros:
  • Client data base and text message services to confirm and remind clients
  • The software is not too complicated and is easy to start using right away
  • Very easy to schedule appointments
Cons:
  • It’s only available in London for now 

Spadesk

Spadesk is a beautiful app that is easy to use from all kinds of devices, whether that’s a desktop, a mobile or a tablet.

Charges:

It’s 100% free of cost, and all the features are accessible as well.

Reputation:

Spadesk isn’t as reputed compared to its competitors but its services are high standard and deserve to be much more popular.

Features:
  • Free billing
  • Simple to use online booking system
  • Client management
  • Employee management
  • Inventory tracking
Pros:
  • Very attractive user interface
  • Simple to learn and use in minutes
Cons:
  • It’s not available worldwide
  • Many experience a lot of bugs in the mobile app
  • The mobile app is only available for Android users which can make salons lose clients who are iOS users

There are many different scheduling apps to choose from. What’s important is to analyze your salons’ needs and choose a software that can match them for maximum efficiency. Good luck!

 

Andrea Eriksson

Posted by Andrea Eriksson

Andrea is a cappuccino loving professional experience collector who also likes to write about her passions from time to time.