Could you tell us about the early days of your independent hair stylist business and the challenges you faced?
About a year and a half ago, I ventured into the world of hair artistry with no prior background in beauty. It was a complete career change, and I was simultaneously working another job. The decision to dive into this field was driven by a deep passion for creating beautiful bespoke haircuts for individuals. I took a leap of faith, handed in my notice three months before starting my hair stylist training, and set out on this transformative journey.
How were you managing your bookings initially, and what prompted you to seek out a solution like Glambook Pro?
In the beginning, it was a bit chaotic. I was taking bookings through various messaging platforms like Instagram DMs, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp – you name it! It got overwhelming quickly.
Can you share how Glambook Pro has impacted your business since you started using it?
Glambook Pro has been a game-changer for me in many ways. It brought in new clients and made it incredibly easy for my existing clients to access my services. The reminder emails, the availability checks, and the treatment menu – everything is straightforward, which, in my opinion, is crucial for a positive user experience.
In what ways has Glambook Pro influenced your confidence and professionalism in running your own business?
Oh, significantly! When you're a solo practitioner juggling everything in your business, it can be overwhelming. Glambook Pro streamlined both my real-time operations and the mental load. The peace of mind it brings, knowing that my clients receive reminders and arrive on time, is invaluable. It has made me feel more confident and professional in managing my business.
What specific features of Glambook Pro stand out to you and enable you to do things you couldn't before?
The reduction in admin time is a massive plus. I used to have constant back-and-forths with clients, but now they can book easily. It has lightened the load, and I feel more on top of things. The simplicity of the booking process, the security it provides, and the effectiveness of the consultation forms have garnered positive feedback from my clients.
For other beauty professionals still using older systems or methods, what advice would you offer based on your experience with Glambook Pro?
If you think Glambook Pro is a good fit for your business, it most likely is. Having that professional link on your social media profiles and making the booking process simple for clients is brilliant. The subscription is affordable, and I get everything I need and more. It's a complete no-brainer for me. Invest in yourself and your business – you won't regret it.
Interviewer: Thank you, Jane, for sharing your inspiring journey with Glambook Pro. It's clear that the app has played a pivotal role in transforming your business and enhancing your overall experience as a beauty specialist.
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