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DaySmart Salon

DaySmart Salon will grow your salon business with style!

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DaySmart Salon Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

DaySmart Salon product overview

Price starts from

$

29

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Per Feature

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

    211

    Price starts from

    $

    29

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    Per Feature

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

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    DaySmart Salon features

    Functionality

    4.3

    /5

    211
    Total Features52 3 categories

    Most valued features by users

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

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    DaySmart Salon users reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4

    /5

    211

    Positive reviews

    88%

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    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.51/10
    Rating distribution

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    3

    2

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    137

    49

    13

    3

    9

    Pros
    User friendly, and when you need help they are happy to help how we can add multiple separate users to the account.

    LF

    Lindsay F.

    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.

    CA

    Cassandra A.

    Their technicians are friendly, patient and most help you even with things like the printer and other things.

    LS

    Liliana S.

    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.

    DA

    Dianne A.

    This merchant account system is AWFUL. It’s not easy to set up, very slow and support is very bad -READ THEIR REVIEWS FIRST.

    Amy G.

    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.

    ji

    judith i.

    Overall rating contenders

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

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    We've been partnered with Salon Iris for 9yrs now and Love everything about the software. Easy to us

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    Scheduling, details, customer service. Organizations

    Pros

    Easy to use, customizable, easy to teach, detailed, always improving, reports, user friendly , online scheduling.

    Cons

    The app costs extra money, updates we've lost data, doesn't have copy and paste option for appointments Anymore

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

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    Best booking system hands down

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    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 . Sadly I almost got rid of iris due to their incompatibility with mac computers but after trying multiple other cloud based Booking systems I realized this they paled in comparison to what iris had to offer . I switched to their cloud version. It has been an adjustment as it doesn’t offer all of the same features as their desktop version but it is still by far better than anything else out there .

    Pros

    I love this software . It’s detail and your ability to completely control whatever you need do is unmatched . Everything from your reports to payroll to appointments / services/ products . I really can’t say anything bad about the functionality of this system both software and cloud .

    Cons

    I do not like that their software is not compatible with a MAC computer . I had to run another program that aloud me to run windows on my Mac so I could use the software and if caused serious Problems with my computer causing it to crash regularly , get viruses and run extremely slow. We switched to their cloud version which has been a hard transition as it doesnt have all of the same functionality of their desktop version . I hope It will eventually .

    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 3 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,...

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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    Super Smart Reporting + Work-in-Progress Optimization

    Reviewed 4 months ago

    DaySmart Salon is a very comprehensive software for larger salons. Their individualized reporting and rate-your-appointment emails have helped our business grow and evolve for more than a decade.

    Pros

    I love the maturity of DaySmart Salon's software - it has much more robust features than newer scheduling systems. Their 100% customizable reporting is so helpful, especially when trying to get a complete picture of numbers, setting upsell/product goals for staff members, or inventorying products.

    Cons

    DaySmart Salon's online booking is not as modern as the competitors - its' appointment search and online booking leave a bit to be desired.

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

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    Salon Iris Review

    Reviewed 2 years ago

    It's great that the client can have an interaction with the software Having the ability to view the appointment book without being in the salon

    Pros

    The ease of use, can be used immediately after unpacking Keep track of your financial health Tracks your product usage Gives you a great database of your clientele

    Cons

    When there is no internet, you cannot view your appointment book If the server is down so is the client (if you have more than one computer) No manual Too many add on's that cost you additional funds Weekly total's have to be done one day at a time No loyalty discounts for continued purchasing

    DaySmart Salon FAQs and common questions

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


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


    DaySmart Salon supports the following languages:
    English


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


    No, DaySmart Salon does not have an API available.


    DaySmart Salon integrates with the following applications:
    Demandforce, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Paysafe, Facebook, Instagram


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

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