DaySmart Salon

RATING:

4.3

(356)

About DaySmart Salon

Trust DaySmart Salon's 20 years of industry expertise to propel your salon business to success. More than a scheduling solution, we drive unparalleled excellence, seamlessly integrating scheduling, payment processing, and business management features that streamline operations, elevate the client experience, and optimize revenue streams, offering instant access from anywhere. Whether you are an independent service provider, salon owner, salon employee, or managing a multi-employee business, DaySmart Salon's versatile platform caters to all needs. It frees you from tedious tasks and gives you more time to focus on what truly matters. All while unlocking your business's full potential and transforming your approach to salon management. Start your 14-day free tri...

Awards and Recognition

FrontRunner 2023
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DaySmart Salon Pricing

Basic: $29 per month - 1 user only Deluxe: $69 per month - 3 users included + $9/month for each additional employee Premier: Unlimited Users, Complete Feature Set for $129 per month Platinum: Everything in Premier plus 2,500 text marketing and text messaging packages, our Online Reputation Management add-on and a realtime QuickBooks connector for $249/month.

Starting price: 

$29.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

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DaySmart Salon Reviews

Overall Rating

4.3

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

4.5

Value for money

4

Functionality

4

Most Helpful Reviews for DaySmart Salon

1 - 5 of 355 Reviews

Anonymous

501-1,000 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: GetApp
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed September 2021

Comprehensive Platform foe your spa/salon business

PROS

I love that it has a booking calendar for appointments, client management, and POS all in one! Super straight forward for inventory, scheduling, adding employees and clients to the system.

CONS

There are a few areas that could be more user friendly. Overriding and customizing things like packages and gift certificates is a little messy.

Joseph

Consumer Services, 2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed January 2020

Salon Iris Review

It's great that the client can have an interaction with the software Having the ability to view the appointment book without being in the salon

PROS

The ease of use, can be used immediately after unpacking Keep track of your financial health Tracks your product usage Gives you a great database of your clientele

CONS

When there is no internet, you cannot view your appointment book If the server is down so is the client (if you have more than one computer) No manual Too many add on's that cost you additional funds Weekly total's have to be done one day at a time No loyalty discounts for continued purchasing

Reason for choosing DaySmart Salon

Have the ability to own the software without additional fees or updates

Reasons for switching to DaySmart Salon

I could not purchase the software

Heather

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

2

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed February 2022

Recently switched to DaySmart

So far I am disappointed and hope that something comes to market with the features I need because this one is just in need of too many improvements

PROS

I like that the system allows booth renters to receive their funds directly and commissioned service providers can remain on a separate payroll. Not easy to set this up, but this was the only software/ POS system I could find that had this capability. This is important because it allows consistency in my shop and all customers can check out in one place.

CONS

There are so many things I don't like about this software; if another system becomes available that allows booth renters to be paid direct while commission employees to be paid through the shop payroll and has the other features I need, I will be switching again. Don't like: 1- phone/iPad app doesn't allow alot of important features that are only available on the desktop version 2- the system is slow and lags a lot 3- payroll is not included and you must pay a separate payroll provider (such as gusto or paychex etc) 4- System is expensive for what you get- on top of the monthly software cost, you need to pay a separate payroll provider and you have to rent or buy a credit card machine ($30 a month rental on top of the already expensive costs) 5- set up was difficult and you get very minimal help with it 6- there are too many separate departments, making it difficult to problem solve (ie. merchant processing is totally separate from the POS/software and communication between departs is awful) 7- bad communication- ordered a card reader, it was awful and didn't work, the new one was supposed to arrive weeks ago and we still haven't received it. If we didn't call, they would never keep us in the loop). 8- if you are not tech savvy you will have trouble learning this system- interfaces are so different from tablet to desktop and there are too many moving parts. This system has the potential t be good, but has a LONG way to go

Reason for choosing DaySmart Salon

Phorest didn't have the pay features I needed Squire is awful if you carry a variety of retail

Reasons for switching to DaySmart Salon

Square was lacking certain features and financially raping me

John

Consumer Services, 2-10 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed March 2024

Must-have cloud solution for salon management

Overall, this application is a must-have if you run a salon or barbershop.

PROS

- Cloud implementation means no down time as long as there is an internet connection - Browser front end allows employees to work from from anywhere and use their own equipment, and the salon no longer has to own and maintain a server, just inexpensive laptops - The application is extremely flexible, so it can match how you do business - Reporting is comprehensive and useful

CONS

- Because the application is flexible, the administrator will have to do some data entry if not converting from an older version of DaySmart (may not apply to all users) - If DaySmart is not integrated as the merchant services provider, there is an extra step when processing payments (minor issue)

tiffanie

Health, Wellness and Fitness, 11-50 employees

Used daily for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed January 2020

Great Software for a Caribbean User

We have been using salon iris for 6 years . I love that the system updateds often they are always adding a new feature which is great for no additional cost. The points reward system given my customers loyal campaign for no additional cost.

PROS

I love the moblie feature for my spa to book appointment using there phones and she there shedule in real time

CONS

I wish as a administrator i could see more detail information using moblie . I wish the credit card functions would work for Caribbean countries so we could do more

Reason for choosing DaySmart Salon

The loyalty loints, moblie app and it features work great for Caribbean customers most software only work for us business

Reasons for switching to DaySmart Salon

The feature didnt fit my needs