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DaySmart Salon
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DaySmart Salon Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

DaySmart Salon product overview

Price starts from

29

Per month

Flat Rate

What is DaySmart Salon?

DaySmart Salon (formerly Salon Iris) offers packages designed to fit the needs of beauty businesses of all sizes: booth renters to small shops, hair & nail salons that that gross millions and multi-location operations that do much more. For 20 years, DaySmart has been known for extraordinary support and award-winning software that simplifies salon management. Simple subscription plans enable savvy salon managers to optimize their day-to-day operations and expand their brand - easily, automatically, and affordably.

Key benefits of using DaySmart Salon

  • Flexible schedule management, robust client records, ample business insights and much more on Windows, iPhone, iPad, and Android apps


  • Reduce no-shows using automated text or e-mail reminders and text confirmations for upcoming appointments, as well as the ability to charge deposits and no-show fees with integrated payment processing


  • Bring more clients through your door with a free website with online booking that includes integrated Facebook and Instagram appointment booking


  • Simplify management tasks with payroll and commission calculations, inventory ordering, extensive reports and expense tracking


  • Retain more clients with custom, targeted e-mails based on appointment history and purchase trends.


  • No contracts - Free 14-day trial - no credit card required


  • Real-time on-boarding training included with most subscriptions - free data transfer options


  • In-house, US-based phone and email support is available 6 days a week and live online chat support is available
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    Email/Help Desk
    Phone Support
    Knowledge Base
    Chat
    FAQs/Forum

    Training options

    Webinars
    Live Online
    Videos
    Documentation

    DaySmart Salon pricing information

    Value for money

    4.1

    /5

    353

    Starting from

    29

    Per month

    Flat Rate

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    DaySmart Salon features

    Functionality

    4.2

    /5

    353

    Total features

    50

    3 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Inventory Management
    Reporting & Statistics
    Activity Dashboard
    Alerts/Notifications
    Third-Party Integrations
    Multi-Location
    Point of Sale (POS)
    Customer Database

    Functionality contenders

    DaySmart Salon users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.4

    /5

    353

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.03/10
    Rating distribution

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    4

    3

    2

    1

    214

    80

    41

    8

    10

    Pros
    Iris has been a godsend as far as what you have the ability to customize and see. The detail is incredible compared to all other booking systems.
    User friendly, and when you need help they are happy to help how we can add multiple separate users to the account.
    Their technicians are friendly, patient and most help you even with things like the printer and other things.
    Cons
    Being incapable of changing a service provider after it has been closed out is a problem, along with not being able to combine a family at checkout.
    This merchant account system is AWFUL. It’s not easy to set up, very slow and support is very bad -READ THEIR REVIEWS FIRST.
    It is frustrating now that we have changed to the cloud based system that there is sometime a lag in switching from screen to screen.

    Overall rating contenders

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    Emma B.

    Hospitality, 1-10 employees

    Used daily for 1-2 years

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    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Liking the system we are using

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    We have always had good responses with customer service

    Pros

    Very user friendly, we are overall happy

    Cons

    There are a few things that other systems have that they do not. EX: Individual sheets for each client instead of one sheet for entire day. Also when you put in a standing appointment for the year it will not give you an error message if it overlaps with another appointment

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    Crystal W.

    Retail, 1-10 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    Good for small business

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    It’s been a great software to start with and has worked well for my small business. There are small things I would like to see changed but for the most part, it’s been good and is a reasonable price.

    Pros

    I like the ease of use, it’s pretty easy to navigate around. Lots of helpful reports for the business and very detailed client profiles. The text reminder are great to have as well!

    Cons

    There are certain features as a stylist that need to be tweaked. One is, for example, If a client comes in and wants to only buy product, you can’t just close it out, it has to have a service with it. Also, there is a limit on the amount of texts per month, and you pay for overages. Seems like we are past those types of charges in this day and age. I would certainly use the marketing more if that wasn’t the case. Very limited customer service if you have a lower end package. That should be there for everyone if you want them to be satisfied.

    NM
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    Nikki M.

    Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1-10 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend2/10

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    Been using salon iris 7 years

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    Overall I don't like salon iris and the only reason i havent switched to someone else is because they make it impossible to use the exported client file. So now im going to switch anyway and just type in my clients manually.

    Pros

    +The scheduling feature is on point. All of the options you need. The appointments drag easily. +Lots of reports to choose from

    Cons

    -Exporting clients is in a weird format and messes up, making it near impossible to leave salon iris -Your main computer has to be on with the program running in order to sign on to the mobile app. Ridiculous. -It only works with windows. In order to make it work with mac you have to download a program like parallels which takes up way too much space on the computer -If you want anything extra besides scheduling, for example: emailing clients, texting clients, etc.. they charge you like crazy. Seems money hungry -The company they require you to sign up with in order to accept credit cards through the program is ridiculously expensive and has horrible ratings online -It's more expensive than other alternatives that compare

    Vendor response

    We are sorry to hear that you're unhappy with your purchase. A few clarifications on your "Cons": Windows is one platform on which we offer this service. Thousands use our cloud platform which allows for native Mac access. We have two card processors integrated with our systems and neither of them are required, nor are either of them "ridiculously expensive". Your main point seems to be data export,...

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    Celina S.

    Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1-10 employees

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Love the program, but there’s room for improvement

    Reviewed 2 years ago
    Pros

    Most things work well, just small adjustments to improve the software overall

    Cons

    Multiple client accounts not being merged even when the information is exactly the same. Which doesn’t allow accurate history tracking. DaySmart allowed payroll and online booking and ideally did work on Instagram but does not if you need it on multiple accounts. We can’t offer a booking button on Instagram for multiple team members

    MM
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    Margret M.

    Health, Wellness and Fitness, 1-10 employees

    Used daily for 6-12 months

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    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Great program!

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    I love being able to book appointments for my hairstyling business from anywhere. No more carrying a book with me!

    Pros

    I really like using this program. It's very easy to use and was easy to set up! Even if you aren't tech savvy it still isn't an issue.

    Cons

    I don't like the fact the the price is in USD, and fluctuates with the $. I'm in Canada so it's a little pricey.

    DaySmart Salon FAQs

    Q. What type of pricing plans does DaySmart Salon offer?

    DaySmart Salon has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $29.00/month
    Pricing model: Subscription
    Free Trial: Available


    Q. Who are the typical users of DaySmart Salon?

    DaySmart Salon has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Small Business


    Q. What languages does DaySmart Salon support?

    DaySmart Salon supports the following languages:
    English


    Q. Does DaySmart Salon support mobile devices?

    DaySmart Salon supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone


    Q. Does DaySmart Salon offer an API?

    No, DaySmart Salon does not have an API available.


    Q. What other apps does DaySmart Salon integrate with?

    DaySmart Salon integrates with the following applications:
    Demandforce, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Paysafe, Meta for Business, CardConnect, Instagram


    Q. What level of support does DaySmart Salon offer?

    DaySmart Salon offers the following support options:
    Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, Knowledge Base, Chat, FAQs/Forum

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