12 Fun Gifts for Hairdressers They’ll Be Sure To Love

Birthdays, seasonal holidays, anniversaries, salon launches: there are many opportunities throughout the year to treat the stylist in your life. Knowing what to buy a hairdresser, however, is a little tricky sometimes. Here’s our list of top unique gifts for hairdressers for you to bookmark and refer back to for every present-buying occasion! 12 Gifts […]

Customer Spotlight: Belleza Hair and Nail Studio, Inc.

Salon Iris customers are passionate small business owners who excel at what they do. As part of our commitment to supporting and educating entrepreneurs, we created a Customer Spotlight series to showcase our customers’ expertise in growing a successful business. For our latest Customer Spotlight, we sat down with Dawn and Ann Belleza, owners of […]

Decorating Your Salon For The Holiday Season

Christmas is coming around quick and your chairs will be fully booked, but is your salon in the holiday spirit? Adding some salon decorations for Christmas is the perfect way to attract new customers, create a better client experience and keep stressed-out employees in the holiday spirit. Set yourself up for a great customer experience […]

How to Beat the Winter Blues in Your Salon

Do you feel like someone managed to zap all of the energy out of your normally happy salon? If you’re feeling this way, it probably isn’t in your head. It isn’t unusual for employee morale and mood to fall a bit during the winter months. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects a lot of people, and it […]

How to Properly Tip Your Nail Technician

Tipping can be a tricky business. According to survey results, 27% of respondents find themselves in ‘tipping situations’ that they haven’t encountered before. Tipping your nail technician may be one of these. While you might be unsure of how much to tip at the nail salon, there are many good reasons for tipping. If you have had […]

Salon Owners: Ditch Pen & Paper for Maximum Efficiency and Success

Since the dawn of the salon, there have been blotter calendars at the front desk (with plenty of pencils!) but as with most other areas of life, tech is taking over. Salon owners managing their salon business by using paper calendars & files makes it tedious, time-consuming, and more than occasionally, frustrating. Imagine spending more […]

How to Sell More Gift Cards in Your Salon This Holiday Season

We can already hear the sound of jingling bells in the distance, and the shelves are stocked full of pumpkin spice-flavored everything. That means the holidays are on their way, and the salon world rejoices for the entire holiday season and the money magic it brings. As a salon, you will want to make the […]

7 Ways To Prepare Your Salon For Small Business Saturday

When American Express started Small Business Saturdays, or at least when they got involved, small business owners rejoiced. Not only was it part of Amex’s plan to lower their rates for businesses, but it brought some love back to Main street. To this day, businesses all over the US look forward to Small Business Saturday. […]

Your Small Business Saturday Checklist Is Here!

Small Business Saturday is the perfect opportunity to place your business in the spotlight. Start preparing and promoting now to make the most of November 30th — the day dedicated to spreading awareness (and driving sales!) for small businesses. With Small Business Saturday just weeks away, you’ll need our simple marketing checklist to make this […]

Customer Spotlight: National Women’s Small Business Month

October marks National Women’s Small Business month – a time to recognize the accomplishments of women entrepreneurs and their contributions to the economy. DaySmart Software, makers of Salon Iris, has always been invested in the growth of women small business owners. In fact, 85% of our customers are female-owned businesses. With that, we wanted to […]