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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Vijay from Infobahn Softworld
Specialty: Franchise
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Brilliant cloud based solution

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I really like the way the system confirms appointments and manage the entire inventory. You can monitor the entire staff and accordingly your clients will be attracted.

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while conversating with clients there is nothing specific to maintain their requested data, which can actually be noted.

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George from Infobahn Softworld
Specialty: Franchise
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2018

March 2018

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

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The automated reach out to Cilents is such a time saving feature. I do like the loyalty scheme feature this I feel will support further growth together with the intervertebral social media marketing.

Cons

The training sessions I feel would be much more beneficial in smaller groups. With Phorest there does appear to be a lot of add ons to your original purchase price and monthly fee but hopefully as phorest's software encourages growth & Cilent retention these will be an investment.

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Nancy from Fringe Salon and Color Bar
Specialty: Salon/Spa
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Amazingly easy transfer

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It's capabilities and mobile app convenience. The access that our clients have to the system. User voice in the system allows suggestions to better services, create new possibilities, and to make the actual user's voice heard to make a difference with the software. Great customer support! It was very easy to switch from our old salon software to Phorest.

Cons

It's still a little bit quirky, but the support line is very helpful and always available to troubleshoot.

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laura from Laura the eyelash fairy
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

The best receptionist ive ever had

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Online booking is such a huge help. The bookings judt keep coming.
Ability to charge for no shows is a god send

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Online booking option is so helpful as we send it in our automated email response. The ability to fully charge no shows is a really good deterrent also.

Cons

It crashes every once in a while. Usually for no more than 60 minutes and probably only a handful of times a year. They are very quick to get on top of any problems

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

Own a saloon, or beauty spa, you should try this

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What I like the most is that Phorest Salon Software is a one stop shop for Hair Salons, Beauty Salons and Spas.

Cons

It is a great software for saloons, by far the one I like the most. Pricing can feel a little expensive for some people.

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

Really great well thought out software

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We are choosing this software after receiving a demo walkthrough for our Salon. It has just about everything you need. We especially like how review features on major sites like Google and Facebook are built in to the software to help get the most reviews possible.

We like the drag and drop features for moving appointments around. Text or email notifications with confirmation links for the customer to confirm the appointment. Tons of reports.

Cons

A little pricey for the top level. Not a huge selection of integrated hardware. We were hoping they would have a card reader similar to the square reader but they do not.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Anna from Tru Colors Salon and Day Spa

June 2018

June 2018

Stressful, hectic, traumatic

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Better time clock management
Better reports and end of week emails
Loved the communication to our clients reminders and follow up emails

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I loved the reports, the ease of using it on a mobile device, the communication it kept up on with our clients, and the ease of rebooking clients.

Cons

Not being able to book clients in for the correct time frame, not being able to book tanning appointments or packages, having to schedule a training to learn how to operate the software during my business hours, not having customer support available

Review Source: Capterra
 

Andy from GreenIST
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Great Software, Great Support but could be improved

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The automation and easy of management saved our business 10 to 30 hours a month, its an absolute dream but i just wish it could do more and be relevant in todays market

Pros

This software is absolutely great for any salon, we use it our self in our Worthing branch and it makes managing appointments extremely easy!

No training is needed as its very easy to use, the drag and drop interface makes scheduling our employees great, and if theres ever an absence its able to give us a staff by staff feature of their day plan (if its all booked in with Phorest)

Cons

What we have done to give the client complete control is integrate this software into our website, this lets them see all of their available options and times for treatments.

What i would like to see in the near future is staff, so someone can book a specific appointment with a member of our team!

The system itself is closed to the outside world so its quiet hard to grow your company once your using this software, its limited by its own design and before you invest i would make sure you aren't looking for any additional features before committing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Linda from Stringers Hairdressing (Lincoln)

March 2018

March 2018

Makes salon administration easy

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Everything, it's easy to use, very convenient, gives me access to the salon 24/7. Very professional & the customer support is excellent.

Cons

The software comes at a price & there are fees that come with online booking etc. There are occasionally issues with access as it is cloud based which affects our ability to process clients & make bookings but these are very rare.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Geraldine from Complete hair and beauty

January 2018

January 2018

Makes life easier for client and company

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The app to access staff. The ease of online bookings. The reports that cut down an owners time for accounting

Cons

The fact that for myself I've been trading for 11 years but have no financial report ported over to Phorest so can't compare year to year. A lot of the clients notes where missing too.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Norma from Beautiful People
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

January 2018

January 2018

So far has been great. Everyone is very helpful

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I feel that once i enter in all the information, it will actually save us time

Pros

What I like the most about the software are the marketing texts that are customizable and able to send out as necessary

Cons

What I like least about the software is that it needs to be uploaded into your computer vs just signing in from a website

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sandra from Savvi Beauty Clinic

January 2018

January 2018

I have this software for last 7 years and think it is the best in the market

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I think this software is great. Contact to client is easy, online bookings, easy in use etc.

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This system is easy to use, i like that there are regular updates to make its better and better. Very good support, too.

Cons

I would like if the working with the database on the pages would be easier. For example- if you work on clients database if you go from page 1 to work on page 2 to delete or archive some client the system automatically brings you back to page one. It is quite annoying if you are working on page 5 and you would like to work with more than one client on this page. You constantly have to scroll the system from page one. (I am not sure I explained this correctly :))

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lucy from Brooke's Beauty & Spa

January 2018

January 2018

This software has changed my life!

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It made Christmas in my salon run the best yet. Adequate appointments with sufficient turnaround time enabled all of us in the salon to be far less stressed and under pressure. Love it, love it, love it!

Cons

The fact that I can't set a maximum amount of treatments (i.e massage) for each day. We have to physically watch the diaries and cancel where necessary in order for me to ensure each therapist doesn't have, say, 7 massages one after the other

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jesse from Au Fait

January 2018

January 2018

Really good so far!

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User friendly

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So much easier to find your way around - soooo user friendly! Customer support is amazing - they are so friendly and get back to you ASAP. Almost everything I need and the training was great!

Cons

just a couple thing - wish having 1 person pay for 2 different people was easier (we have a lot of families) Also wish there was a 3 segment timing structure (Start - Gap - Finish)

Review Source: Capterra
 

Abhi from Skin Image

December 2017

December 2017

Still very new to Phorest but so far so good. Customer service is excellent and software features.

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Features, it covers 90% functionality what we needed. Reports are good. Ease of use, Marketing assistance are main pros.

Cons

Forms are not ready yet. We can not sell courses online (without any good reason). Little expensive for new salon owners.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lilly from Vanilla Tramp
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Exceedingly excellent!

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Offer a better experience for our clients and launch our salon from a good salon to an excellent salon that stands out from the rest.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kou from Salonis Hair Limited

November 2017

November 2017

New to Phorest they have been super helpful so far!

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Easy to understand, hopefully boost the business, app is a great extra feature, able to use on many devices and check on the business at any time, training is great for the whole team

Cons

Commissions still need to be done separately which could included on the software to make a more well rounded product

Review Source: Capterra
 

Angela from Sensoria Beauty
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2017

November 2017

Excellent Customer Support

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Really helps me to manage the business more easily

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Quick and efficient support by experts.
Easy to use software.
Lots of reports
Makes running the business that bit easier!

Cons

Doesn't integrate with merchant services unit- have to cash up twice, once on system and once on merchant service terminal and hope the two match!
No stats on emails which makes me still prefer Mailchimp

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michal from Diamond Hairdressing

November 2017

November 2017

Pretty easy to follow. Great team to deal with

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Nice and easy to use. Does a lot of things for you. Help to run a busy salon. Compare to I-Salon System it has much wider offer of things it does. Really like the features. Very clear to read.

Cons

I just would add possibility of popping out alert for each online booking appointment like "please contact the salon" for particular service if the service can not be booked with the app.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Hayley from COCCO SALON

November 2017

November 2017

Great for innovation and new things but basics are lacking. Things to improve!

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The reporting is good when managing the team at a glance.

Client emailing / marketing is good for keeping in touch
Being able to access the system anywhere without paying extra is good

Cons

Quoting prices to clients is long winded and difficult.
The user interface when taking payments isn't as fluid as shortcuts.
Tracking schedules and reporting hours to send to payrol isn't good enough. Will track worked hours only, cannot track holiday hours. Support are sometimes dismissive of these issues.
The advanced stuff is great but the basics are lacking
Too large commission taken from online bookings

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mark from Salon POP

November 2017

November 2017

completely awesome very knowledgeable.

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Love the program and it's accessibility. It's very similar to programs that I have had before. Waiting for our next training. I have nothing else at this time..

Review Source: Capterra
 

sharon from Definition skin aesthetics
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

November 2017

November 2017

first class training. The support and speed this was set up was fabulous .

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there are too many too list. but the way you can connect to clients and that your staff can download the app to look at their column is a massive positive. saves keep logging into computer, especially if you have gone to lunch or at home and want to check your day.

Pros

everything. I've used i-salon and shortcuts and there is no comparison. the help desk was amazing. everything was perfect. i love the treat cards and the fact that it is paperless. massive advantage to us. fantastic having consultation cards on system looks very professional and the company is very forward thinking .

Review Source: Capterra
 

Catriona from Serenity beauty & skin clinic ferbane

November 2017

November 2017

Its a great system with lots of added benefits

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Online booking tool is brilliant and the salon apps are super easy and efficient.. the marketing tools are great sms reminders sms marketing email etc. the system was very easy to use

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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