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Salon Iris Software Features

why people love Salon Iris
  • Runs on your PC (business or home computer)
  • Works with printers, cash drawers, and scanners
  • Log in from anywhere with Remote Access and apps for iPhone, iPad & Android
  • Optimized for small to large salons and spas and includes marketing, payroll, pictures, accounting, and more

pick which edition is Right For You


Standard edition

Professional edition

Multi- Computer edition

Multi- Location edition

max number of employees/users






computer licenses included




two+ (at one location)

two+ (at two locations)

appointment book, client management, remote access, and sales

personalized software themes

appointment book

client records & purchase history

client formula history

client photo management

service and product sales

employee scheduling & time clock

inventory tracking

sales totals and sales tax reporting

automatic database backups

customizable gift card integration

appointment notifications

client messaging

e-mail receipts

Google Calendar tags

professional e-mail templates

credit card processing

online booking compatible

client profile marketing

online data backup

call reminder compatible

advanced marketing with

remote access and
iPhone/iPad & Android apps

expanded reporting, full inventory control, and more

over 200 additional detailed reports

product ordering & auto reordering

print barcode labels for any items

employee password protection

complete accounting, marketing, and payroll

payroll, check printing, W2/1099

marketing campaign manager

manage rooms & equipment

client document tracking

general ledger

profit and loss reporting

employee reminders

wait list & standing appointments

Aveda business equivalent reporting

mass e-mail marketing

QuickBooks Connect

multiple computer support for networks

share on multiple computers

multiple business location support

manage multiple business locations

additional reports for multi-location

Note: Unlimited additional computer licenses may be purchased for the Multi-Computer and Multi-Location editions.

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Colors and Themes to Match Your Style

Keeping up with the current trends is important. That is why Salon Iris offers 20 beautiful and modern themes you can use to customize the appearance of the software. With Salon Iris, you can personalize the software's look and feel to your heart's content.

Software themes and colors

Easily Manage Salon and Spa Appointments

Salon Iris has the most powerful and simple appointment book available to help you manage your salon.

Customized color codes make it easy to quickly view when an employee is available to book, to view what type of appointments you have for the day, and even determine who still needs to receive a confirmation call or e-mail.

Book, rebook, check in clients, and so much more with just a couple of clicks. Creating an appointment is easy, and keeping your employee's appointments organized is even easier when using Salon Iris.

Salon and spa appointment management

Client Tracking for Beauty Salon Management

Salon Iris salon software allows you to create a detailed, custom client list, including pictures. All editions of Salon Iris software can store an unlimited number of clients in the database, so you will never run out of space! Learn about your clientele from your software! Managing your salon is easier with a contact database with all the important information you need about each of your clients. Salon Iris software also has built-in reports to display top spending clients, percent of clients that are retained by employees, new client lists, client referral types and many others!

Each client has a complete purchase history profile which contains information about previous product and service sales to help you suggest items to clients during their visits. No-shows and cancellations are also tracked per client so you know who to follow up with, and special pop-up notes can be made for each client to give you an extra alert when creating or editing any appointment for the client.

client information and purchase history

Client Formula History

Record detailed formula history for each client. Quickly pull up and/or print formula history for a client before their appointment or whenever you need fast access to detailed color information. Formula history notes are completely flexible and can contain any amount of information, so you will always have all that you need at your fingertips!

client formula history

Unlimited Before, After, and Profile Photos

Salon Iris can store, display, and print an unlimited number of pictures of each client with just a click of the button. Use any webcam or digital camera to take photos and add directly into Salon Iris software, or add an existing photo file from anywhere on the computer - even scanned images!

You can use the Picture Manager to store a series of before and after photos when doing a series of services, and keep a main picture of your client that comes up when scheduling and editing appointments and sales!

store unlimited client photos

Quick and Easy Product and Service Sales

Salon Iris management software allows you to enter a list of services, prices, and descriptions that your business offers. Scan barcodes to quickly sell products, add products or services to a ticket by looking up an item from an available list or entering a quick ID, and even handle pre-paid services so that clients can pay for a series of services in advance quickly and easily.

quick and easy salon product and service sales

Easily Manage Employee Schedules

Enter each employee's schedule of working hours for individual days and even set up a recurring schedule for the employee to record many days' schedule at a time. The Salon Iris Appointment Book reflects the employees' schedule by displaying what days and times they are working or unavailable.

Additionally, employees can clock in and out using the Time Clock feature, and you can track the working hours for each employee in addition to the scheduled hours. If you are using the Payroll feature as well, you can import time clock hours into payroll to calculate hourly pay for each employee.

salon employee time clock

Manage Inventory and Product Information

Salon Iris salon software allows you to track your products, including the quantity in stock, which is automatically updated every time a product is sold and inventory is received. Salon Iris salon software works with barcode scanners so that you can quickly sell your products to clients or add new products to the database.

salon product inventory and sales

Sales Totals and Sales Tax Reporting

View a detailed sales totals report for your entire business or a single employee over any range of dates. You can get information about service sales totals, product sales totals, returns, and so much more!

View a complete break-down of payment types for all tickets that were closed. See a record of the sales tax that was collected by the business so that you know that paying your taxes will be quick and easy with this accurate reporting.

total sales and sales tax report

Automatic and Secure Database Backups

Salon Iris salon software comes with an easy-to-use built-in backup system. This simplifies the process of backing up your information and helps reduce the chance of client information loss if your computer is damaged. All of your important client, sales, product, service, employee, and other key information is saved if you ever need to restore all of your information.

Backups can also be manually made to a separate device, so that in the event of a computer failure you can recover all of your information on a new computer easily. Want to see when you made your last backup? Just go to the Options screen and take a look. Salon Iris salon software remembers this date! Restoring your data is also simple. Answer a few questions and your database and related information will be restored.

automatic database backups
customized salon gift cards

Beautiful Gift Cards for Your Salon and Spa

Provide a professional touch, free advertisement, and have immediate income when gift cards are sold. You can get custom designed and pre-designed gift cards that will integrate directly with Salon Iris to provide a quick and efficient way for your clients to pre-pay for products and services.

After a gift card is purchased, it can be used on returning visits to pay for purchases. And unlike paper gift certificates, gift cards are durable and reusable, so your investment will last for many birthdays and holidays to come!

Integrated Credit Card Processing

Salon Iris offers the convenience of completely integrated credit card processing at competitive rates. You can run credit cards directly through Salon Iris software in just a few easy steps. You can accept payments through Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.

You can also setup multiple merchant accounts so that your booth renters and independent contractors can process credit card cards transactions through their own accounts.

XCharge Integrated Processing
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integrated credit card processing

Powerful Online Booking System

powerful online booking for salons and spas

Your clients can book and schedule an appointment in just a few minutes, and you will get a complete website that is fully customizable for your business, market to new clients, and give information about services that you offer. You can feature all your business info, including hours, service list, specials and employee.

Unlimited custom webpages for flexible content and navigation. Easy styling with an intuitive "what you see is what you get" editor. Edit text, colors, photos, videos, fonts, and more right from the website. Customize your Facebook application to allow customers to easily book right from your Facebook page.

Your appointment availability is automatically updated in real time, and new appointments will be shown as soon as they are scheduled. Check out our demo website to see what online booking can offer your salon.

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Online Booking

Automatic Appointment Reminders by Phone

Salon Iris salon and spa software works with automatic reminder call software. You have the option of getting the additional software to do the automatic reminder calls, although you do not need to use the automatic reminder call software to use Salon Iris salon and spa software.

The automatic reminder call software allows you to record an appointment reminder message. The automatic reminder call software then calls each of your clients and plays the message for him or her.

A $25 setup fee for the automatic reminder call software applies and there is a nominal monthly usage fee for the automatic reminder call software. To order and get details on monthly usage fees for automatic reminder calls, please call Rolling Hill Enterprises Inc. at 1-888-858-6673 or visit their web site.

Client Profile Marketing

Use our powerful filtering tool to generate lists for important e-mails, creating mail merge lists, print mailing labels, and more. Pull client's with certain birthdays, purchased specific products and services, or haven't been in your business for months. The Marketing Filter makes it easy to group your clients hundreds of ways.

marketing filter

Online Backup for Your Most Critical Assets

gillware online data backup

Salon Iris has teamed up with Gillware Online Backup to offer a solution designed to automatically backup your Salon Iris database to the cloud, protecting your critical data from permanent loss.

With online backup, you don't have to worry about the common reasons other backup strategies fail, like forgetfulness, storage device failures, hardware theft, or local disasters. You can also use the online backup tool for other valuable data stored on your computer in addition to your Salon Iris database, so all of your important data is stored online in one location and can be restored anytime, day or night.

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Automate Marketing & Enhance Your Web Presence with Demandforce

Salon Iris integrates with Demandforce

Demandforce integration with Salon Iris is a totally optional feature that is popular with large salons; however, it works on all editions of our software.

The Demandforce integration grows your business through automated email, text, social media and online review programs to attract new clients, recover lost clients and measure results. The Demandforce integration expands your presence across the web by automatically providing and updating your business information on 140+ sites and search engines including Google, Facebook and CityGrid. To learn more, visit

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Send Clients Personalized Text Messages &

Salon Iris allows you to quickly and easily text message and e-mail your clients. In just seconds, you can type a message and send it to your client's phone. Create templates for commonly used messages to connect even faster. Communicating with your clients has never been simpler.

client messaging

Appointment Reminders for Google Calendar

Your clients can easily add their appointments at your salon or spa to their own Google Calendar. With this feature, no-shows are reduced because your clients will be reminded of their appointment at home, on their smartphones, and wherever else they access Google Calendar.

Google Calendar tags

Your Salon Is Now Accessible from Anywhere

You can stay connected to your business no matter where you are. Access your appointments, make time blocks, close tickets, process credit cards, run reports and more from your home computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone. Everything stays perfectly in sync, so everything you do while out of the salon is immediately updated in your business.

Remote Access provides your business with all the benefits of web-based software, backed by the power of Salon Iris software installed on your business computer. You get all the flexibility you want to use your mobile devices and any computer from anywhere, along with all the amazing features offered by Salon Iris while at your business.

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Send Professional E-mails Directly from Salon Iris Software

Compose and send full-color HTML e-mails customizable text color, size, and font. Include pictures and special layouts to send catchy, modern e-mails to your clients for reminders. E-mails are sent directly from the software so you can communicate directly with individual clients.

Would you like to send mass marketing e-mails through the software? Purchase the professional edition of the software or higher and you will unlock even more marketing capabilities! Save templates of your e-mails that can be re-used over and over to save you time with recurring emails.

send html emails to salon clients

Over 200 Reports!

Salon Iris software includes over 200 built-in reports that will help you to get details about your sales, clients, products, and so much more! The built-in reports are easy-to-use and provide you with key details that will help you to run your business effectively.

Most reports can be viewed in a simple grid as well as a full-color graph! You will be able to visually see all the information about your business in a variety of ways, and print the information to keep on record.

salon business reporting

Aveda-Equivalent Benchmarking Report

If your salon takes part in Aveda's ABC program (or even if not), Salon Iris makes it easy for you to determine your business's performance in one detailed report. This report features service and product sales information, as well as client retention, pre-booking, productivity, and more.

Get information for your business as a whole and each employee individually over any range of dates, and compare your information with Aveda's industry goals to compare how your business is doing. Never has measuring your business's performance been so easy.

aveda report

Inventory Management and Auto-Reordering

At the touch of a button, Salon Iris can print a complete product list and tell you which items need to be ordered. Salon Iris also comes with a built-in reorder reminder feature so that you can set the level at which you will need to order your products, and you will be automatically notified when your need to order your products, and how many should be ordered. You can even create a purchase order directly from your low-inventory list, email the purchase order to your vendor, print a vendor check and record the payment in your General Ledger in just a few quick clicks.

Inventory levels can be easily updated using a barcode scanner or data collector when your orders arrive from vendors so that the stock levels in Salon Iris software can be easily maintained.

salon product automatic purchase orders

Print Barcode Labels for Unlabeled Inventory

print product barcodes

Print a barcode label for any product in your database! For any of your items that might not come with a barcode label already printed, you can make your own to take advantage of the quick barcode scanning that Salon Iris offers when selling products to a client. Best of all, you don't even have to have a special printer to do it!

Salon Iris software can print barcode labels to your regular full-size printer using sheets of labels, or can print to a special label printer such as the Dymo LabelWriter when you want to print single labels at a time. Many label sizes are supported, so no matter what the product you can print the perfect sized barcode label.

Employee Password Protection & Auto-Logout

Setting up password protection in Salon Iris software is easy! Each major screen and feature can be password protected. Each employee may have his/her unique password and list of screens and features that can be accessed. Salon Iris also works with custom Employee ID cards so that employees can quickly swipe a card to access any protected feature.

Set up the automatic log out feature to make sure employees will not stay logged in if the computer remains inactive. Automatic logout further increases the security of your system, while making it easier on your employees.

employee passwords

E-mail or Text Appointment Notifications

Save time calling clients to remind them of upcoming appointments. Salon Iris will automatically send e-mail or text reminders to your clients before the appointment. Reminder messages are completely customizable, and can be sent automatically throughout the day so that clients are always notified of upcoming appointments.

Salon Iris can also notify your clients or employess when changes are made to their appointment, or when a new appointment is scheduled for them.

automatic appointment notifications

E-mail Receipts

Why waste time and money? E-mail your customer their receipts. Salon Iris can e-mail their receipt automatically, or allow your clients to choose with prompts. Without missing a beat you can keep your clients happy and keep their e-mail address up-to-date.

e-mail receipts

Extensive Payroll and Check Printing System

The Salon Iris salon software Payroll feature works with virtually all worldwide payroll systems, including the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. Efficiently handle your payroll with these features:

  • Full support for employee product and service commissions
  • Calculate hourly wages and set up salary amounts
  • Track and settle tips with payroll
  • Deduct Federal, State and Local taxes
  • Set up custom deductions that are specific to your business or location
  • Manage healthcare and retirement fund deductions
  • Download free Federal Tax table updates
  • Calculate back bar deductions for product usage during services
  • Print payroll checks and check stubs
  • Determine year-to-date and end-of-year payroll information (W2 and 1099)

With the Salon Iris payroll system, there is no need to have an outsourced company or separate accounting program to manage your payroll. You will save time and money by letting your own salon management software handle calculations and check printing!

salon payroll

Marketing Campaign Management System

Using the powerful Marketing feature in Salon Iris, you will be able to construct lists of clients based on purchase history and client information.

Marketing Campaigns are perfect if you want to track and manage all of your marketing content.

marketing management

Mass E-mail Marketing

Mass E-mail Marketing Campaigns are perfect if you want to notify your clients of specials, follow up after specific services, or say "Happy Birthday!" with a special offer.

Mass E-mail Marketing Campaigns can have an e-mail template associated with them to easily send out your mass email and refer to your offer. Check out the effectiveness of your campaign through return-rate reports. Quickly view which clients received each campaign notification in the client history.

Automate your campaign and let the software send your emails monthly, weekly, or whenever! With recurring campaigns, you can set up newsletters and important e-mails to be sent  as often as you need. Let those holiday promotions send themselves.

mass marketing

Automatically Sync Using QuickBooks Connect

We offer complete synchronization with QuickBooks, so all of your transactions, clients, inventory, ledger entries, and more will be entered into QuickBooks automatically. Just set up QuickBooks Connect once, and Salon Iris will transfer your information to QuickBooks automatically throughout the day. Then, you or your accountant will be able to use QuickBooks for its widely accepted standard accounting reporting without re-entering any of your day-to-day transactions. You can purchase the QuickBooks Connect module for Salon Iris Version 11 and set it up in just a few minutes and get started syncing right away.

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Schedule Rooms and Equipment

You can easily schedule rooms for facial treatments and massages, as well as manage tanning beds, pedicure chairs, or even full classrooms - all using the versatile Resource feature. The rooms and equipment will appear in the Appointment Book alongside your employees. Salon Iris will find an available resource that is required for a service when you book, so you won't have to juggle what rooms or equipment is available when your client comes in. Salon Iris will alert you if no resources are available at the time you are trying to book, so you won't overbook your spa areas.

You can also set capacities for your resources, allowing you to book more than one appointment with a resource at once. This makes managing group services or classes easy. Salon Iris keeps track of how many appointments are booked in resources, and will let you know when it is booked to capacity.


Store Important Client Documents

Each client can have his or her own documents linked so that you can keep important medical, legal, or informational notes needed for spa services on file. Any file that is saved on your computer can be linked to a client, so you can quickly and easily access scanned documents and images, service agreements, or questionnaires in just about any file format.

We even include simple template documents that you can use for new client forms or release forms to help get you started.

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Manage Your Accounts with the General Ledger

Track all of your financial transactions for multiple bank accounts, such as a checking account, business account and savings account. These transactions can be rent payments, utility payments, supplier shipments, written checks, and most other financial transactions that can occur within a business. The General Ledger works very much like an interactive bank account statement. Salon Iris software can even calculate the current balance of your account based on what checks have cleared.

general ledger

View Business Profit and Loss Info

The Salon Iris software Profit and Loss report provides the comprehensive tools for analyzing the income, expense, and net profit for your business. Display a complete breakdown of your business's income and deductions based on sales transactions, payroll records, and general ledger entries. Run the Profit and Loss report over any date range to view a summary of how your business is performing financially during any time period.

profit and loss report

Automatically Remind Employees of Important Tasks

Create reminders that are associated with a client, a ticket, or just a general notification for employees. Use the Auto-Notify feature and Salon Iris will automatically notify you until a reminder is marked as complete.

Each reminder can be marked as complete or incomplete, can have a priority defined, and have a start and due date. You will be able to set up a notify schedule so that notifications will be shown to you at the beginning of the day, periodically throughout the day, or not at all.

employee reminders

Automatically Fill Openings with the Wait List

The Wait List feature allows you to create a list of clients who have no previously scheduled appointment and are in the lobby waiting for an available employee, or would like to schedule an appointment for a future date that is currently booked. On a Wait List entry, you will be able to add multiple services and employees, and define when the client is available to come in. Salon Iris will look for openings in your appointment book as existing appointments are cancelled or moved, and you will be notified when a match is found for a wait listed appointment request so that you can keep your appointment book full and your clients happy!

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Use Salon Iris on Multiple Computers

Salon Iris has been designed to operate exceptionally in a local area network. Several computers on a network can be connected, and your employees can use Salon Iris software simultaneously for all of their scheduling, reporting, and management tasks.

All of the information in Salon Iris (i.e. clients, appointments, products, services, etc.) will be available on each of the computers. Your Appointment Book will continuously refresh automatically to make sure to display all of the most up-to-date information, even when edited on another computer.

Connect Multiple Locations Together

The Wide Area Networking (WAN) version of Salon Iris allows multiple locations of your business to share information with each other. An unlimited number of stores anywhere in the world can be set up to share information, making it perfect for any corporate or franchise business, as well as multiple locations owned by a single person. Setup is easy and requires little additional hardware to allow your multiple locations to connect.

With the WAN edition of Salon Iris software, you can switch to another location's database to view clients, book appointments, update inventory, run reports, and so much more.

Unique Reports for Wide Area Networking

Special reports that can only be found in the WAN edition of Salon Iris will help you to manage all of your locations more efficiently. You will be able to determine the sales totals for all locations combined, show a complete inventory count of all locations, and more.