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Guide to reopening your salon

Hard times bring out the best and worst in humankind. As lockdowns grip the majority of Australia and New Zealand, civil unrest erupts in Afghanistan, and wild weather rips through Turkey and other parts of the EU – so many of us are feeling down in the dumps. And when you’re in a negative head space, that can seep through to every conversation and interaction you have with others.   
Caitlin Adamson
September 16, 2021
How customers are coping during lockdownBlog

How customers are coping during lockdown

Hard times bring out the best and worst in humankind. As lockdowns grip the majority of Australia and New Zealand, civil unrest erupts in Afghanistan, and wild weather rips through Turkey and other parts of the EU – so many of us are feeling down in the dumps. And when you’re in a negative head space, that can seep through to every conversation and interaction you have with others.   
Channing
September 9, 2021
9 ways to maintain your emotional wellbeing in lockdownBlog

9 ways to maintain your emotional wellbeing in lockdown

Hard times bring out the best and worst in humankind. As lockdowns grip the majority of Australia and New Zealand, civil unrest erupts in Afghanistan, and wild weather rips through Turkey and other parts of the EU – so many of us are feeling down in the dumps. And when you’re in a negative head space, that can seep through to every conversation and interaction you have with others.   
Channing
September 2, 2021
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Being kind in hard times

Hard times bring out the best and worst in humankind. As lockdowns grip the majority of Australia and New Zealand, civil unrest erupts in Afghanistan, and wild weather rips through Turkey and other parts of the EU – so many of us are feeling down in the dumps. And when you’re in a negative head space, that can seep through to every conversation and interaction you have with others.   
Caitlin Adamson
September 1, 2021
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What the government’s support packages in each state mean for your business

With each state experiencing their own roller-coaster journey with the COVID-19 pandemic, it can get pretty confusing for some business owners as to what applies to them. Luckily, Victoria and South Australia have just come out of their lockdown, but we’ve now seen some local government areas in Queensland put into a snap lockdown, and Sydney’s lockdown extended yet again.
Caitlin Adamson
August 2, 2021
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Why you need Shortcuts 8.1 in your life… like YESTERDAY!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or had your head buried deep in all the restriction and lockdown carnage Covid is leaving in business right now, then you may have heard our not-so-little secret. WE LAUNCHED SHORTCUTS 8.1! Here’s all the amazing features you have to look forward to in 8.1!
Caitlin Adamson
July 27, 2021
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Manage your appointment book better than ever in Shortcuts 8.1

Barbers have carved their own niche in the hair industry – creating successful modern-day barbershops built on the foundations of tradition and heroing one of the longest standing trades. They’ve been revived to become places where fellas go not just for the trendy short back and sides cut, but for a unique experience. An experience where they get to sit back and relax with beer and banter. 
Caitlin Adamson
July 22, 2021
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How to Make Your Walkins Feel Like Kings

Barbers have carved their own niche in the hair industry – creating successful modern-day barbershops built on the foundations of tradition and heroing one of the longest standing trades. They’ve been revived to become places where fellas go not just for the trendy short back and sides cut, but for a unique experience. An experience where they get to sit back and relax with beer and banter. 
Caitlin Adamson
July 15, 2021
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ShortcutsPay: The Priceless Value of Complete Payment Integration

Ever been so flat-out in the salon you’ve rushed a client’s checkout, accidentally keying in $10 instead of $100 – uh oh! You just lost $90 on the transaction and your client’s already zipped out the door? #Awkies! Don’t worry we’ve all been there before...it’s a common mistake that happens more than you think in the salon industry. 
Channing
July 12, 2021
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The Perfect Client Experience

As salon owners, we’re constantly wondering if the service we’re providing is enough. Is my client happy? Will they come back? What if they tell people bad things about my business? The thoughts are endless. 
chloe
July 2, 2021
What’s Coming: A New EraBlog

What’s Coming: A New Era

As we get cosy with the idea of 2021, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. I feel that this year is going to hold so much potential for salons who have proven they can survive and thrive through whatever the world can throw at them, after the fiasco of 2020.
Jo Burgess
March 29, 2021
Refresh, Revive, Reset: Journey to a Better YouBlog

Refresh, Revive, Reset: Journey to a Better You

We all love a good makeover story. The feeling of polishing something that’s past it’s prime to make it shiny and new again. We all need our Mia Thermopolis moment in the Princess Diaries when the hand-held mirrors part ways to reveal the new and improved Princess of Genovia. Ugh, an early noughties dream. We’d LOVE to have a makeover just like that on ourselves one day… 😉
Caitlin Adamson
March 23, 2021
2020 in review (P.S it wasn’t all bad!)Blog

2020 in review (P.S it wasn’t all bad!)

Ok guys, we get it… 2020 was a rubbish year. From bushfires to a global pandemic, lockdowns to protests, to wild weather and a wild ride of a US election thrown in, it was a year that was… a lot... to handle. At best. But in amongst the real-bad, we like to think there was some good.
Caitlin Adamson
December 16, 2020
You need a break! Here’s how you prep for itBlog

Prep for the busy (and storm) season!

Let’s face it, when you have a salon, spa or barber business to run you’re BUSY. With a capital B. You have a lot on your plate, juggling all the demands of your business, not to mention family, friends, and life in general. So wherever you can make your life easier, you’re going to be jumping on that opportunity, right? The simplest way to make your life easier is to (drum roll please…) automate. Seriously. Anything you can automate, just do it!
Caitlin Adamson
December 11, 2020