How to Harness the Power of Social Media For your Spa

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Now, more than ever, the right social media post has the power to make or break a brand or product. Influencers on Instagram and TikTok share their favorite beauty items or regimens and their sea of followers rush to like, comment, swipe up and buy.
With the boom of social media, med spas have capitalized on both digital marketing and e-commerce to offer services and products to a wider clientele base. But without strong social media strategies, your online presence can flounder. Here’s five ways to harness the power of social media for your spa:

1. Hone in on your Brand

Embracing social media marketing may feel daunting at first — how do you stay “on trend” or stand out in a sea of competitors? Start by examining your spa or esthetician business closely.
Honing in on your offerings and image can help streamline your brand and strengthen your digital presence. Consider the following questions when building a social media presence:

  • What makes my business unique?
  • Have I identified my goals for both my spa and social media marketing
  • Am I presenting an honest and authentic presence online?
  • Who is my target audience? And what are their spa and beauty needs?

2. Select the Right Platforms

With so many different platform options out there, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. Rather than trying to utilize all of them to create a presence, select a few to start strong with. And consider the demographics of your clientele.
Facebook tends to have older users, while Instagram and TikTok have a younger base. If you offer training services or products to other businesses, LinkedIn may be a crucial platform for you.
Wherever you post, make sure you are sharing business content that is appropriate to that platform — and that users can find your business website and contact information easily.

3. Engage Often (and Consistently!)

Social media is driven by posts, stories, likes, and follows. What is the secret to having your post pop up at the top of the feed and receive the exposure you need? Engaging often and consistently with your followers will help you build a strong social media presence for your spa.
Set up a schedule to post new content and stick to it. Scheduling tools like Hootsuite and Social Pilot can help you manage all your online platforms in one place and create new posts to send out. Different platforms have different ideal posting frequencies and it’s important to track your post analytics to discover what is working best for you over time.
And don’t forget to add the appropriate hashtags and links so potential clients can discover your content and your spa business!
All of this being said, the most important thing is to post regular content that is consistent with your brand. Do this over time and you are far more likely to see steady growth in followers and brand awareness.

4. Highlight Your Clientele

You already know your clientele are your spa’s best asset. But have you harnessed their positive feedback on social media?
Encouraging clients to share images and testimonials on their social media platforms can be a game changer. And it’s great free marketing!
Free products or future discounts can incentivize clients or patients to:

  • Tag your business in their Instagram posts
  • Use the “check-in” feature on Facebook to increase business exposure
  • Give you reviews on Facebook, Google, Yelp, or other platforms

Don’t forget to highlight your clients on your own social media platforms, too! With their permission, share their post-treatment selfies or pictures and tag them in a featured clients section of your profile.
5. Grab Attention with Great Images
Lastly, remember that visuals are key in both the social media and spa worlds. Clients drawn to spa services are already seeking beauty and a refreshed look. Capitalizing on striking visuals can encourage people to choose your spa.
In terms of social media platforms, that means using amazing images. Natural, effortless beauty and lifestyle images can help set the tone for your business. And more importantly, they can capture the eye — and pocketbooks! — of new clientele seeking your services.
If you do not want to create your own social media pictures, there are free and subscription based image websites like Shutterstock and Pixels.
Bottom line? The power of social media for your spa business is undeniable and more relevant than ever.
If you are seeking a way to make your business stand out, NewMed Concepts can offer training services that can give you an edge over the competition and help you stand out on any virtual platform. Contact NewMed Concepts today to learn more about unique opportunities, services, and products for your spa or esthetician business.