Imagery is an essential part of your work as a hairstylist. Often, clients will have a vivid picture in their mind’s eye of an ideal cut or colour, but be unable to express their vision in words. Make it easier to unleash your inner artistry by keeping iPad tablets near each of your hairdressing salon chairs. After you make several bookmarks of websites that feature the latest trendy cuts and hues, this technology can easily replace traditional styling books that serve a purpose, but are often very bulky.
Although many people look forward to the idea of a new hairstyle, others view the prospect with uncertainty. Despite your best efforts to ensure a client that his or her face shape or features would work well with a certain cut, doubt may still exist.
For help, install a few apps on the iPad that are specific to the beauty industry, and can help you give timid clients a clearer perspective about the potential outcome of your handiwork. This makes it possible for clients to enjoy a deeper understanding of a proposed style, beyond just looking in salon mirrors and trying to visualise it.
Keeping Clients Occupied
Certain procedures, such as highlighting and permanent curls take a while to do. Go beyond giving a client a magazine to read by offering an iPad, instead. Some games can be played with relatively little movement or interaction with the touchscreen, allowing you to do your job, without worrying that a client will get bored.
Booking Appointments and Making Payments
iPads also have a useful place at salon reception desks. Technological advancements have meant that an increasing number of businesses are able to perform transactions without relying on paper documents.
To keep things running efficiently, you may find it worthwhile to install an app that allows payments to occur via the iPad interface. Clients will also appreciate that some choices allow purchase receipts to be sent directly to a specified e-mail address. These advantages help you streamline necessary services, and be kinder to the environment too, because you don’t have to use paper.
Also, make it easier for people to book their return visit to one of your hair salon chairs by offering appointment scheduling on the iPad. Sometimes, you can get an appointment set in seconds, and then let your busiest clients go about the rest of their day.
If you’re not already using devices like iPads in your studio, maybe it’s time to start thinking about them as a possibility for improving client service levels.