San Francisco CA (PRWEB) May 24, 2011
StyleSeat, today announced the launch of the first ever online platform connecting beauty professionals and salon owners with their clients. Beauty and wellness industry professionals can now use free and easy solutions to run their businesses online, attract new clients and grow their revenue. Clients can now search for local services based on personalized criteria and recommendations from their social circles, easily book and manage appointments online, get access to local deals, earn future discounts for referrals and discover who and what is hot in their city. StyleSeat is utilizing the power of the Internet and social media to bring the beauty industry into the 21st century.
"We are a new type of company serving a growing industry that employs more than 2 million professionals, half of whom are independent contractors”, said Melody McCloskey, founder and CEO, StyleSeat. “We’re empowering beauty professionals and salon owners to actively grow their business and connect with today’s clientele who are using the internet to make purchasing decisions”.
Upon signing up for the service, professionals can easily:
- Create a web page, post photos and access social media tools all for free.
- Set business goals, track revenue and record metrics.
- Keep clients coming back through loyalty programs and promotions.
- Easily control schedules and bookings online or via mobile devices, and set up automatic client reminders, client messaging and task management.
- Access business education and connect to other professionals.
- Access their business on the go with a free mobile app available across iOS and Android platforms.
“Using StyleSeat has saved me so much time and money and really helped me to better organize my business. Now I can spend time concentrating on keeping my clients happy and bringing in new business. It’s super easy and everything is all in one place,” said Glenda Darling, hair stylist, Acabello salon.
Recommendations and ongoing relationships are very important when looking for a beauty and wellness service and finding new service providers can pose a challenge. StyleSeat is solving that problem by providing a seamless experience for finding, booking and sharing services. Clients signing up for the service can:
- Search for photo inspiration, browse specials, find same day appointments and easily book online, receive appointment reminders, all for free.
- Find professionals based on personal criteria (hair texture, skin type, location etc.).
- Discover what’s hot in local areas, write reviews and see where friends go for services
- Receive $25 off first service booked online and earn future discounts for referring friends.
Beauty and wellness professionals can sign up for StyleSeat by going to styleseat.com/signup.
StyleSeat is the online destination for beauty & wellness professionals and clients. Professionals can showcase their work, connect with new and existing clients, and build their business. Clients can discover new services and providers, book appointments online, and get inspired. To learn more visit http://www.styleseat.com.
Tara Wagner at press(at)styleseat(dot)com