Smartphones and digital devices can feel like the enemy for wellness experts who want their clients to feel calm, present, and healthy. However, many estheticians have found ways to make smartphones work for them.
Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but… there’s an app for that. Yes, there are specific apps out there designed to give spa professionals peace of mind. Scheduling and payment apps eliminate the need to write everything down and potentially lose important information. And that’s just the beginning!
The following apps are catered to spa professionals, estheticians, and anyone who wants to live a healthy and mindful lifestyle.
If you are a new spa business owner or esthetician, let us be the first to tell you about the wonders of the Mindbody app. (Veterans probably think this is old news.)
Clients can book services on the Mindbody app and business owners can easily keep track of appointments and class sizes.
Maybe you’ve been using Mindbody and want to try something else.
Vagaro is another salon management app that has received reviews and customer satisfaction ratings similar to Mindbody. Even better, it’s a fraction of the price ($25/month compared to Mindbody’s $125/month) and is available to enterprises of all sizes.
Vagaro also offers advantages when it comes to managing loyalty programs and social media marketing campaigns.
If a large portion of your business includes eCommerce, consider going with the Omnify app. This is an even more cost-effective app ($19/month) that helps business owners manage sales, digital marketing campaigns, and customer profiles.
Business owners can also automate payments and invoices to keep everything running smoothly.
Insight Timer aims to create a community of meditators and mindful people around the world to offer timed and guided meditations that spa professionals can share with their clients.
Some of the guided meditations consist of music and binaural beats that create feelings of peace, comfort, or even a rush of positive energy.
If you enjoy playing music during your treatments or classes, the Tempo Magic app may become your new best friend. Users can change the BPM of songs and easily create a cohesive playlist that your clients will enjoy.
As a skincare or wellness expert, you may find yourself telling your clients over and over to stay hydrated.
The Plant Nanny app won’t help you manage appointments or grow your business, but it is a great app to share with clients. This app reminds users to drink water throughout the day with a cute little plant. When you drink water, the plant grows.
This is another great app that you can share with clients who want to keep their skin healthy. The sunZapp app reminds users when it’s time to reapply sunscreen.
Users can also add information about their skin (and their family members’ skin) for more personalized reminders.
It seems that every business has their own app… so why not create your own? The Bobile app helps small business owners create an app that clients can download. If you want to share news, create a community within your customer base, or offer promotions, the Bobile app can help you get there.
This is just a sampling of what’s out there. Download a few of these to check them out, check with others in the industry about their favorites, or do some exploring on your own.