From hair education to training tools to look-books, hairstylists now have access to resources at their fingertips through the marvelous development that is the app. Here are a few of our favorites:
1. Hair Color Booth
This app is incredibly fun, and it is useful for both hairstylists and their clients. This app allows stylists and their clients to try out different hair colors, highlights, and lowlights on a selfie before they decide to take the plunge and try it on their actual self.
The downside is when you color your picture with your finger, it’s pretty hard to stay within the lines so the finished product won’t look perfect. You also are just choosing colors off a spectrum rather than choosing real hair color brands.
You can download the app here.
There is no doubt this is pretty nifty software (It can book appointments, store your notes, and charge your clients), and that is why it comes at a pretty nifty price. Fresha has no monthly fee and charges a percentage of every transaction. That means it can work with the budget of almost any size business and can scale with you as you grow. If you are looking for some of the same features, but are looking for something more cost-effective, you might try one of the dozens of alternatives such as Salon IRIS, Photo Finish Salon, MyChair, or Vagara Pro.
You can learn more and download the app here.
3. Hair Education by Christiano Lanza
There are multiple hair education apps available through Christiano Lanza’s program. If you are interested in upping your hairstyling and coloring game and getting inspired to learn new techniques, these fairly inexpensive apps offer a great option.
4. Headsheets App
This app gives you digital headsheets and lets you store them easily. It’s pretty cool.
5. L’Oreal Professionnel USA
If you or your salon uses L’Oreal hair color, this app can make your life easier and more techy (in a good way.)
6. Style Station by Redken
If you are more of a Redken fan, This app offers much the same functionality as the L’Oreal app. The point is the phrase, “There’s an app for that,” now applies to hair products.
BY LYNDSEY LARSEN
Lyndsey Larsen is the Marketing Manager for Beauty & Bodywork Insurance and writes about business, marketing, entrepreneurship, and insurance.
Lyndsey Larsen is an experienced writer with a background in corporate communications and nonprofits, SAAS corporations, and nutraceutical companies. She has previously worked as a journalist for regional and national publications. In her spare time, she enjoys chasing butterflies, rockhounding, and spending time with her two kids in Utah’s mountains or deserts. Find Lyndsey on LinkedIn.