Phorest Salon Software


 

Phorest is a salon management software solution designed for small and midsize businesses that features appointment bookings, point-of-sale, inventory management and reporting. The software offers cloud-based deployment and a salon-branded app for mobile phones and tablets.

Phorest features online booking which allows salon staff to manage bookings from the salon’s website and through Facebook. Once an appointment is booked, it gets updated in the system automatically to help reduce overbooking.

Phorest features “Client ReConnect” which allows users to send automated emails to customers based on their booking histories. The software also offers a point-of-sale module which helps users to record all their sales and orders in a single place and maintain a cash register. With the help of a stock control module, users receive notifications when inventory levels are low.

 

Phorest Salon  - Dashboard
 
  • Phorest Salon  - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • Phorest Salon  - Appointments
    Appointments
  • Phorest Salon  - Marketing
    Marketing
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

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Jessica from The Ruby Rooms-Royston

October 2017

October 2017

Best thing we ever did taking on phorest

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I love that I finally have my life back and zero clients contacting me ever, I love that it does absolutely everything and the marketing side of the system is amazing!!!

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There is nothing bad that I could say about the system at the moment I enjoy all its functions and it serves us well!

Source: Capterra
 

Vi from VG Medispa

October 2017

October 2017

It is a good software, easy to use and quick.

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I like that everything is easy to find. Big buttons, does what it says on the tin really. Easy to input data, maybe too easy that people just don't input anything else apart from name, tel and email and still saves it? I like the email functionality which is free, SMS functionality but it is paid. Also can link to social media, which is good for salons with less than 3 branches (easier to manage the content).

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Reports are not as easy to do, if you do not want the standard stuff. I would personally improve that bit and make clever reports. Also, I would prefer the app to be improved as it looks very dated and old and it is not as personalised as you would need. Additionally, push notifications on the app for appointment reminders should come as standard and at the moment this function is not available. Everyone does push notifications, even for pushing content on blogs and social media.

Source: Capterra
 

Stacey from Head shed

October 2017

October 2017

Couldn't do without it

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Easy to use great content makes running a salon Easy.staff kpi and tracking performance .great customer service problems always solved

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There is nothing I don't like.online booking can be messed up sometimes .I also don't like the stock system too hard to manage

Source: Capterra
 

Kirsten from Body matters
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Great training

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Don't know yet

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Not sure yet only been using for a week and got a lot groundwork to do to put in all info before I get to grips with it and hard to do when full with clients all the time

Source: Capterra
 

Samantha from Veil Of

September 2017

September 2017

Brand New to the system. Been a license stylist for 13 years

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The marketing aspect. The SMS messaging and online booking. I like having all the training options too. Great way to grow my business.

Cons

More features for independent contractors. Feels like system was built mostly for commission based salons.

Source: Capterra
 

Jennifer from Salon 35
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Thoroughly impressed so far... especially with customer service and support

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Flexibility in the software to edit things. Also online booking

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Customer service, support, functionality, ease of use, user friendly, flexible software and customisable

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Unable to change package time lengths etc but that's minor but overall I'm extremely happy with the software

Source: Capterra
 

Ashley from Verdure Day Spa & Wellness Center
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

very informative

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I have gotten a great scheduling software with a wide array of additional services that make marketing and staying in contact with my clients a breeze.

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I like the ease of use and accessibility. The functions are simple and make the process painless. Also, the customer support is exceptional!

Source: Capterra
 

harpreet from Beauty By Thread

September 2017

September 2017

Good Software but it can be better

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easy to use , one of the best software in the market , support team is great , cost effective , upgrade with new feature and improvement is always a plus .

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few general things are missing , it is always good to wok on big improvements but its also important to work on few general things too
for example Paymentmate software from phorest needs to be released
Please bring reprint receipt option on appointment page
Please add currency calculater on cash up
user voice needs to be redesign

Source: Capterra
 

Jackie from Bodywise beauty salon Ltd
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Bowled over by this system after 23 yrs of pencil & paper bookings. Glad I made the leap to Phorest

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Professionalism and accuracy along with lots of feature just starting to enjoy.

Pros

The speed I can make bookings and changes. Clear, straight forward screens, easily understandable and visible. Great marketing features which I know will bring big changes to our salon. Great staff reports showing clear results of sales, targets and utilisation - a real help for one-to-ones. Appointment reminders and email marketing are a great feature which I am enjoing learning to use. Can wait for all the positive changes Phorest will bring our salon.

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One or two niggly things on the screen but all about personal preference. I'd like a time scale on both sides of the page, and the hours to be shown in bold with the quarter past half past and quarter to in normal size. When I make a few selections of treatments for a client and she changes her mind the timings don't automatically bunch together - for example if the client selected an hour treatment followed by a half hour treatment the system would say book 3pm for the first and 4 pm for the second, but if the client then changed her mind with the first treatment and changed it to a half hour treatment the system keeps 3pm for the first appointment but leaves the second appointment at 4pm whereas it should automatically shift it up to 3.30pm. The only other thing we'd like is a page down button on the key board - out laptop isn't touch screen and the mouse is only a pad - it is difficult to slid up and down the page while holding a phone in one hand!

Source: Capterra
 

Mary from Newbridge College
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2017

September 2017

positive experience

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We have full control on how we use the sytem. Customers rarely if at all have any complaints. Any errors are merely human ones

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The system is efficient, reliable and user friendly. Clear instructions on how to use. Allows us to use frequently.

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Confined to 160 characters for single text. Should be able to set up various ways to have replies from customer.

Source: Capterra
 

Naoise from Glam Gals

September 2017

September 2017

It's very "blonde" Friendly

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It is a very straight forward to use and most definitely better/easier than any other system I used over the years. The team are so friendly /helpful.. you can be very tired at the end of a 10-12 hour day and maybe your cash up isn't going to plan. I've called the support team with such silly questions, if I can't figure out something from pure tiredness and I'm always treated with such politeness/and I'm not felt in any way that I have annoyed anyone.
I also love all the reports, available to me. Just to be able to see how some staff are doing or product sales or overall takings..

Cons

I'd love to see more of an easier approach to showing if the client was new or old when they check in, and also if they have had a patch test with us or not, especially for hd brows and waxing. (I'm saying that maybe there is something that's as clear as day but I've just never been shown how to do this)

Source: Capterra
 

Brid from Beauty at Eleven, Cashel.

September 2017

September 2017

So easy to use. It really takes the stress out of day to day running of my salon

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The weekly & monthly reports on all services, stock, products & staff so helpful.
On line booking has massively increased our business. our clients love the on line booking.
the promotional emails are great for quite weeks.
The treat cards really work for new clients to get them to return again.

Cons

clients having to much access to their client services history on line.
not having a cancellation list for online users

Source: Capterra
 

David from iFloat

September 2017

September 2017

Great Software!

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First of all let me make it very clear that this software is the BEST in the market... everything about it is easy to use, the best support team I've ever come across. I'd compare the support team experience to Amazone's or PayPal's customer service. There's nothing wrong with the software whatsoever but minor issues that I'd put it down in Cons section.

Source: Capterra
 

Sarah from Scentsations

August 2017

August 2017

I've only had the software in for a couple of days & I already love it.

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So professional. Love the prompts it gives to rebook, love how you can do your stock take & send messages to the clients after their visit to the salon. Nice touches & very professional.

Source: Capterra
 

Mavis from Sivam Hair and Beauty
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

I have never meet, dealt or be on a business relationship so admirable. Everyone must hear of Phores

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Features Flexibility Ease of use The intelligence behind it
So customer focus
Marketing focus
Marketing made easy

Source: Capterra
 

laura from Laura The Eyelash fairy
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

it has already made our working day so much easier and its only in 48 hours!

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The ease of booking, moving and rebooking clients and the time saving cashing up in the evening is life changing!

Source: Capterra
 

Pat from Jemz Salon
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

I have only been using the software for a week now and already I am noticing big changes to my salon

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This software has given me control of my salon as I don't work in the salon, I know what is going on and able to keep on top of my business.

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Easy to use and navigate around, the various colours kinda personalise the calendar but still makes it very user friendly. I did not margin for the ongoing training offered by Phorest at my convenience , I expected to be able to get hold of someone when I want for any issues that I come across and I have not been disappointed thus far. I was a little dubious about the monthly price of the software package but now I am seeing that its good value for my hard earn cash. I hope this continue but so far I have no reason to think otherwise. I am looking forward to a long and prosperous working relationship with Phorest. Phorest you rock.

Source: Capterra
 

Misty from LaLa Lash

August 2017

August 2017

We are enjoying the reports and watching our business grow. The training has been helpful for us.

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The clients scheduling is awesome. It's very easy to use and manage. Client cards is a great option. We like the fact we can see notes on our calendar screen

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The thing we like the least is the way confirmations are Handled with the client. We would like a daily report of the clients who've confirmed for their appt and a list of clients to call and confirm for the day. It also would be nice to have a call report the day after appts so we can call each client and see how their Appt was. At this point, we are only calling clients who haven't submitted a review. We believe if they've submitted a 5 Star review they are very happy and no need to call.

Source: Capterra
 

Linda from Stringers Hairdressing Lincoln

August 2017

August 2017

So far it appears to be what we want

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All together in one package, dairy, marketing, sales, stock control etc on line sales & links to Facebook Instagram etc

Cons

Expensive and on going costs could be high depending on SMS usage. Treat cards are expensive & I didn't realise you don't need them as the points can be put on automatically

Source: Capterra
 

Tina from LaLa Lash Couture Boutique
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

It's been an easy transition, despite all the working parts involved. I'm impressed with software

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online booking, text message marketing, financial reports, loyalty rewards, email marketing

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I like the ease of making appointments and the financial reports available. I love the text message ability for marketing!

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I am disappointed you don't have the online feature for capturing a credit card for a same day service. It has to be all deposits for all online appointments or none and I don't think that's appropriate.

Source: Capterra
 
 
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