Company Brings Salons and Day Spas into the 21st Century

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Online management and appointment system is saving owners time and money.

We want to make our services affordable for any type of business---independent stylists, large salons or day spas

Stylists no longer have to put down their scissors and combs to take new appointments. A new online salon management service allows stylists and salon owners to book appointments, manage inventory and market their services for less than a dollar a day. The concept for http://www.needahaircut.com was created by Jana Parker, a programmer with more than twelve years of experience.

"My niece was doing my hair and she kept answering the phone to schedule other hair appointments," Parker said. "Later, while we were at lunch, one of my nieces' customers approached her about calling to make an appointment. We thought, 'wouldn't it be nice if customers could just go online to set up their appointments?''

Jana's niece, Jennifer Thompson, has been using the online salon management system for several years.

"I can't imagine how I managed my business without it," Thompson said. "My clients have benefited because I am not constantly leaving them to answer the phone. I have been able to reach a new clientele with the online advertising package."

Jean Block, owner of Hair Theatrix in New York City, said she didn't know much about computers when she met Parker.

"It was something I had great trepidation about going into," Block said. "I had no idea where to start. I was so impressed that Jana was willing to take the time to explain to me things in a language I could understand. I'm so pleased with the site and know that I can relay on her to help me through the changes as I add more to the site."

Packages that include a website, hosting, inventory control and an online appointment service begin at $29.99.

"We want to make our services affordable for any type of business---independent stylists, large salons or day spas," Parker said. "Our other goal is to make the system easy for anyone to use."

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