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Hi fastlaners!

Recently I have been brainstorming on new idea - app that shows hairdressers(more specialist in future) in your area and availability that allows for customers book an appointment in few clicks.

Beneficials for customers:
  • No need to call and ask for availability as it is visable
  • You can compare prices, locations and reviews of specialists
  • Can look for offers and discounts
  • Get reminders after certain time about your next visit and your favorit specialist availability
  • Send message or request to your hairdresser
  • Pay using app, so no valet, cash or card
  • To see real person that take cares of you and not picture of interior of salon

There is nothing similar in reagion that I am based - Baltic countries. I know that there are similar apps in more developed countries and I would like to hear your experiences using them and your thoughts about idea in general.

Maybe we have people who are working in this industry. I would like hear pain points of daily work experiences.

Looking forward to hear from anyone! :)
 

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In my experience as a woman, once I find a hair stylist, massage therapist, whatever that I like, I stick to them like glue no matter what. My hair stylist books out 12 weeks in advance at the minimum. I simply don't care.
What makes your professionals different? Chances are if they are good at what they do, they are booked up. I decided to treat myself to a facial with someone I've been following for years. I booked my appt in October a few weeks ago. I'll wait.

Someone who is loyal won't care about prices or scheduling. This may be just an American thing but thought I would state my opinion.

The pay feature and online scheduling is here in the US so you're onto something.
 

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In my experience as a woman, once I find a hair stylist, massage therapist, whatever that I like, I stick to them like glue no matter what. My hair stylist books out 12 weeks in advance at the minimum. I simply don't care.
What makes your professionals different? Chances are if they are good at what they do, they are booked up. I decided to treat myself to a facial with someone I've been following for years. I booked my appt in October a few weeks ago. I'll wait.

Someone who is loyal won't care about prices or scheduling. This may be just an American thing but thought I would state my opinion.

The pay feature and online scheduling is here in the US so you're onto something.
Thanks for your reply. That is exactly what I am looking for! Here loyalty very much depends of what typo of people are involved :) I know that in many cases people(woman especially) like to keep their hairdressers, but there are times when you have to go through selection process.

Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that even for you or your hairdresser is more convenient when you see table of availability and you can book without calling/texting to arrange date and time.

If you use booking and payment apps, could you share names? Thanks!
 

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Hairdressers book several people during several appt times. My hair takes 3 hours but 1 hour of it I'm under a dryer so she can take another client. How can you book through an app when there are lots of different variables like that?

The app that I tend to use near me is https://www.vagaro.com/
 

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Hairdressers book several people during several appt times. My hair takes 3 hours but 1 hour of it I'm under a dryer so she can take another client. How can you book through an app when there are lots of different variables like that?

The app that I tend to use near me is https://www.vagaro.com/
I had conversation with one of hairdressers and she had concerns regarding the same situation. Solution select type of service that you require, if haidresser needs additional information there will be some type of question form, after you submit application to book specific time haidresser at her end approves it and she has option to split that booking. Lets say those 3 hours. That means other potential customers will see that time is available( for one or other type of service if that is needed) and you will see that time is reserved for you.

If there are more specific variables it can be discussed using chat option.

Goal is to reach simplicity so as less activity as possible for customer and specialist. Ahhh other thing that I have in mind is tips function and maybe gallery of the best work of that specialist, so for those who would like to try something new, but not sure what.

Thanks for the link btw!

Hmmm... I am just think ing if there is developed enough filters on the phone to see how one or other type of haircut looks on person?
 

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In Moscow, there are several startups based on this idea. Don’t know if they are successful or not, though.
 

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In Moscow, there are several startups based on this idea. Don’t know if they are successful or not, though.
Thanks for reply! Can you please share links/names of them?
 

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Thanks for reply! Can you please share links/names of them?
clickerbook, tap2visit, dikidi - from google search “запись к парикмахеру онлайн”. There are probably other similar services as well.
 

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clickerbook, tap2visit, dikidi - from google search “запись к парикмахеру онлайн”. There are probably other similar services as well.
These type of service going to every field of life. It is convenient for both sides and I was very surprise that here in Lithuania we have just web browser based 2015 model of "buy coupone" service in this field.
 

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People here use Schedulicity app or directly on the website of the barbershop. You schedule it, pick the service and pay on it. It sends you a calendar reminder and text.
 

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My barber has used a couple over the years. The latest is Booksy. I don’t really use it, as I’m scheduled every other week for eternity, but I know he likes it.
 

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I like the idea, i would first of course see what the competition already has running.
Find out, what can you do better with your app that your competition currently can't solve?
 

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