Who Uses This Software?

With cloud solutions for booth renters and desktop solutions for salons large and small, Salon Iris is sought after by salon owners and stylists looking for simple, but powerful, business software.


Average Ratings

109 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $29.00/month/user
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    Salon Iris starts at just $29/month for booth renters and 3 users are $59!
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • DaySmart Software
  • www.saloniris.com/
  • Founded 1999
  • United States

About Salon Iris

Since 1999, Salon Iris has been meeting the needs of thousands of salon owners. Salon Iris helps salons track clients, manage appointments, maintain product inventories, process payroll and market services in order to deliver more revenue, attract new clients and expand their brand. This award winning software features online booking, automated notifications, POS and mobile apps. Customers who use Salon Iris have reported at least a 20% increase in profit after using Salon Iris software!


Salon Iris Features

  • Booth Rental Management
  • Client Profiles
  • Employee Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Multi-Location
  • Payroll Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Recurring Appointments
  • Appointment Reminders
  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Client Profiles
  • Email Marketing
  • Employee Management
  • Inventory Management
  • Loyalty Program
  • Payroll Management
  • Point of Sale (POS)
  • Wait List Management

Salon Iris Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Salon Iris pros/cons

Apr 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the ease of using this program and the multiple reports it has. I like how it can help keep our business organised and like that I can upload digital client consent forms to their profile. My staff love the SI app where they can manage their schedules and book clients in while they are out and about.

Cons: The payroll program needs to be functional for Canadians and also wanting the online booking system to take credit cards when a client books an appointment, at least for all new clients.

Overall: It has improved with the new "premium support" but I have certainly had my challenges with the tech team department. Issues with taking the client seriously when they are having an issue and not making them feel like it's their fault. My only other complaint would be the time it takes to either make fixes or to implement suggestions. But I love the monthly rate with unlimited support feature. I love how I can always get the latest version with the monthly rate.

Must have

Nov 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Super easy to use, adding clients changing times, paying for the service it all runs smoothly. I like how it keeps track throught the day, showing late customers no shows and then checking them in when they arrive. Keeping track of products on the system so you know how many you have left if your not so good at stock counting all the time. Just a really easy simple to use nice looking programe.

Cons: It is a little expensive but once you have it you wont look back. I cant say i have anything that im unhappy about with this programe.

Overall: Keeping stock take, showing everyones clients on 1 screen is a bonus so ithers know when they are free of busy. Keeping a record of the sales and transactions.

Been using salon iris 7 years

Feb 16, 2019
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality
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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

Overall: 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.

Vendor Response

by DaySmart Software on March 20, 2019

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, a simple process that any of our Support staff could walk you through.
Salon Iris exports your entire client list to a text tab delimited file which can be easily imported into Excel for viewing purposes. It does "look weird" in text format but once loaded into Excel it is very easy to view. Open Excel and click and drag the file into Excel. You can also run a Client Report within the software that exports to Excel. Chose that option under Tools Export.

Follow up review

May 17, 2014
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

2 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I reviewed this item several years ago. I just wanted to update to clients looking or salon software. Salon Iris is a great expensive software for those looking for reports, payroll, booking, online booking options and mobile booking. Online booking is $30 extra. Mobile access is $9 per tech extra. To store data in "the cloud" it is $19 extra, get it cause I lost data twice. This is a good overall complete salon booking & POS program if you don't mind paying several hundreds of dollars to upgrade every 2-3 years. They need to upgrade their online booking software with mobile app access for clients and work out the kinks in the mobile app that they started a few years ago based on feedback from actual users.

Pros:

Very professional system. Marketing options. Free email & text reminders that you can edit. Multiple up to three services to book at one time online, not many software systems offer that. Great record options for sales, inventory and payroll. Somewhat easy to use online booking. Offers resource options to avoid double booking equipment/rooms. Offers POS options like a register. It will take a while to learn the system but they offer easy instructions and videos to learn how to use each service. The online booking option offers a nice website. They give an option to pay monthly for their software with a key you must enter monthly.

Cons:

Can't delete mobile appointments. Purchasing the system does not end after the buy. After purchasing the system I have paid $500-800 to upgrade twice since my original purchase in 2008. I did not pay for the last upgrade a few years ago. Upgrades can crash an old computer so you must use an updated computer for this software. The online booking website has not been updated/upgraded for over 8 years. Double books appointments when booking online. The company offers limited assistance until it's "upgrading time". Then you must pay for help and get no more upgrades.

4th year using the software that creates intermittent errors in calculating totals on invoices.

May 27, 2017
1/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to use and would be fantastic if the software team could resolve a couple of issues we've had.

We still use the software as we are aware of it's flaw and can be easily corrected.

Cons: Salon Iris software occasionally creates errors in calculating totals on tickets (receipts). For example... the last error we found was an invoice that did not include the tax in the total for the client to pay. Instead it showed the tax as a change amount to return to the client. Salon Iris customer support can never recreate the multiple errors we have found and therefore can not send an update to fix the problem.

I suggest current users to check the sales and taxes charged balance with the money collected each day to verify there have been no errors. If you find an error... you can easily correct it be editing the ticket, delete and re-enter a service, product or tip and the software will auto correct it's error.

Also would not produce a report that was request by a government auditor that asked us for a single report to show... invoice no., date, product purchase, service purchase, tax 1 and tax 2 for a specific time period

We are using version 10 and will update once issues have been addressed. Otherwise, we may look for an alternative.

Overall: Works well as long as you have a system in place to monitor errors and know how to correct the errors. We currently still use the software

I'm a BIG fan of Salon Iris

Apr 10, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Powerful functionality that runs more than "just my appointment book"

Cons: Interface looks a lot like Microsoft apps, so lots of nested menus to work through

Overall: I genuinely like the pay-as-you-go model they offer. Features get added without my having to do much and my monthly costs are pretty predictable. The interface is very Windowsy (if that's a word) but there is a LOT of functionality built into Salon iris so I can understand not having the super interfaces I've seen in some other salon solutions - which were easy to use, but didn't do as much. Also, L-O-V-E the customer service people when I do have a question.

Recommendations to other buyers: They get customer service, that's for sure. I've used other products from "bigger companies" and never had the level of service from anyone else that I get from Salon Iris.

I love that I have my work schedule in the palm of my hand. I have had excellent customer support.

Jun 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: That I can sell a gift certificate or book a client to look up a previous purchases any where that I may be .

Cons: I get very annoyed when my WiFi at home gets turned off because I have teenagers and I can not access my program in a perfect world the program would work even without the main computer on ... can this possibly be solved ;)

Overall: Convenience of doing business even when I am not home as I live in a small city and bump into client who decide on the fly to book an appointment and I can do that for them .

Salon Iris Review

May 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The ability to monitor inventory, keep track of sales, produce marketing plans, personalize client information for record keeping purposes, and control appointment scheduling along with sending reminders all from one single program.

Cons: What I liked least about this software was the delay between mobile scheduling and desktop scheduling. The system would also allow for you to overbook when scheduling services for clients.

Michael Carroll

Mar 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Customers tracking, Taxes, appointment reminders. Many options and features.

Cons: Cash draw opens on credit card purchase and the "comments" on the ticket does not show on the ticket when printed. The "comments" actually important to us and probably to other users.

Overall: I am happy to say that I'm glad I selected to use IRIS software to help manage my company over your competitors. Moreover, my partners and I are happy with the support department. We had one bad experienced with a technical support member but when our rep called us back to apologize and spent 1.57 hour to help guide us to better understand the software. Our rep is very patient and took his time walk us through the process of setting up the software and took his time showing us the great things IRIS offers that we didn't know about. Our rep is exactly what Customer Satisfaction truly means. Thank You and please keep up the GREAT job!

Recommendations to other buyers: "Rotation" - what this means is most Hair and Nails salon industries has a rotation turn for the employee. Mobile apps - as an administrator, we can't update or edit an appointment. It is currently required all of our employees to have mobile access for the owners to be able to use mobile apps. Additionally, if you could add bar code on the bottom of each ticket would be helpful to the owners.

Overall Salon iris is a blessing

Jun 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: i have been using salon iris for about 4 years now it has done wonders for me taking me from a pen and paper business to digitizing my appointments, Customer service is a breeze (most of the time) short hold.

Cons: 2 important think i would like to see added to this software and then this will be the best spa software out there a better online booking and intake and treatment record option

I'm overall happy w Salon Iris. Easy to use. It's fairly quick to make an appointment or check etc

Oct 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I think the remote access on my phone is the best thing about SI. It's super convenient and makes sense for making appointments theses days. Clients like to message me all hours of the day week.

Cons: I think it may be a good idea to customize the display of the screen. There is quite a few options that we don't use and it would be nice to simplify the view and easier to navigate with less options.

Salon iris is a great product for booking and products. Simple and very user friendly.

Jul 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Anyone can book a service once you have information imput into software. If there are mistakes you know when it was entered day and time. Love to text and email reminders. It cuts down on no show appointments or reschedule issues. You can send out email and text special s.

Cons: Little time consuming entering all information. Closing out day was a little hard to figure out for what I needed.

Best company ever!!!

Mar 15, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I am blow away with the customer support from Salon Iris. The politeness of support staff, the patience that they have show with me and my staff getting our new Salon Iris system up and going , all has been incredible. I want to especially thank our personal support person , . (yes you get a PERSONAL support person), he continually goes out of his way to call and check on us, to see how things are going, and if we need any assistance. All staff are the most polite and kind company members I have ever had the pleasure to work with. We love our software, and are finding more and more great reports and features that we never had in the past. Using our phones for Remote booking of appointments in our small town is great, and super easy feature to use. From the client ticket you are able to Drag and move appointments on the main screen, edit clients information, see a full month to month calander to the left side of the screen ,. From staff page you can change prices charged for each stylist , change time for each stylist for each service with a few clicks. Also able to change the width of each staff members column so you can see all your staff on one screen without having to scroll. Staff scheduled hours is so easy to enter, and so easy to adjust.. even months in advanced. Back office and totals are so easy, I can see with one click all the totals for the day, and even broken down by the exact service or product purchased . We are learning more new features everyday, and all sooooo easy to use, this system has surpassed all my expectations and more! YOU ROCK SALON IRIS!!!!

Newest version has some flaws

Mar 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love that there are so many features and customer support is always quick to help. Their support chat is the best!

Cons: The newest version, in my opinion, has some flaws. The client search feature when adding a ticket limits you and is more difficult to find a client quickly. The app is clunky and not always easy to use.

Overall: Overall- I like the program and would recommend to other salons!

I have my own customer support person!

Feb 11, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This program does everything!!!

Cons: The inventory... boo! If you ring up something to check the price it still takes it out of inventory even if you void it off.

Overall: Salon Iris is easy to use and does everything! I always need support and it's great to have David! He has been assigned our company so I always have the same person! He knows our salon and people and the things we are working on. He is amazing! My favorite part of salon iris!

Recommendations to other buyers: Customer Support 5 stars!!!!

Best customer support and service!

Mar 07, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It takes care of all my business needs. The training on how to use the program.

Cons: The pricing for it.

Overall: I was having problems with my computer as it is old and I am planning to replace it. On several occasions I called to get my program running and even though it took a long time I was given the best service and made to feel my problem was important.

Recommendations to other buyers: Maybe once I have had the chance to set down and take advantage of the training I will be able to revisit this question.

salon iris review

Apr 11, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Software is easy to use . great customer support.

Cons: a little pricey and extra cost for text message confirmations

Overall: great

Vendor Response

by DaySmart Software on April 16, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review Salon Iris, Kelley. There are text packages available which might be a better fit for you if you're sending more than the allowance within your edition.
Please contact our Sales department and they can help you get into something that works for you at a fixed cost.

It's very convenient.

Oct 18, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like the easy access to my schedule and clients ticket. The daily access is very convenient. I like being able to add services to my ticket.

Cons: I would like to be able to view the history of the client while still in the appointment book screen.

Overall: Daily access to my schedule. On the minute ability to add another item on the ticket.

Billing issue

Feb 10, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to navigate and very helpful support

Cons: Not open on weekends

Overall: Michael was extremely helpful ! He assessed my issue and fixed it immediately and went steps further to prevent it from happening again . He is an asset to your company and turned a bad situation Into a great outcome and reduced my stress considerably . I was very grateful to be working with him today .

Amazing customer support

Mar 10, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to navigate and use.

Overall: We have been using Salon Iris for the last nine years and we just upgraded our system to online booking! We really love the user-friendly salon program and the customer support we get when we have questions. Rep has been a pleasure to work with when I have any problems! He is very knowledgeable and has really been so helpful!

Great experience and outstanding customer service

Jul 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use even for the technically challenged. When I have had issues (usually caused by me) they were quickly and efficiently handled with a phone call to customer service.

Overall: I wouldn't want to run my business without it.. love the automatic text and email reminders to clients for appointments..

Highly recommend

May 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Loved the ease of using this salon software program. The fact that you can access through an app on phone is key!

Cons: Sometimes the app wasn't always working which was an inconvenience at times.

Overall: Love salon iris, I've used a couple of other programs and this has been my favorite!

Great! Such an easy software to use.

Jun 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I've used Salon iris for over 7yrs. Love the latest version. Seems like things that were needed are there and the kinks have been worked out

Overall: Clients love the email notifications and reminders. They also love that I can look up their client history and they don't have to remember a lipstick or foundation shade

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

Oct 27, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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: Scheduling, details, customer service. Organizations

Very easy to use

Oct 17, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Able to keep track of my schedule easily. Can check my schedule and am able to book appointments anywhere and anytime day or night.

Cons: When our internet at the salon is down. We can't use the app. I feel it should work whenever with the app on our phones

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It's really pricey for what you get

Dec 14, 2017
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like that Salon Iris has an app that the stylists could use and book from their phones. And they could room reports from their phones, too without blocking up the salon computer.

Cons: I didn't like that the stylists couldn't book for other stylists from their app. Example: if a family comes in and splits between 2 stylists, they couldn't call 1 stylists to book the 2+ services. They'd have to call both

Very easy to learn

Jun 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The staff is always willing to help and take their time with you. Very easy to learn. Would highly recommend.

Cons: Texting should be included for the price you pay. Shouldn't have to pay per text since it's what've eryone really wants

Overall: Easy to keep track of

EXCEPTIONAL SOFTWARE

Mar 02, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is user friendly.

Cons: I wish it wasn't as expensive to run.

Overall: I am usually not very good at computer software but salon Iris make me look like I am. The help I received from customer support was fantastic. It was fast, efficient and very professional. Thank you for making my job easier. I appreciate it very much

Michael is a Great Rep.

Mar 21, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Lot's of features and options.

Cons: Receipt printing and "comments" not printing on a hard copy of receipts. No bar code scan on the printed tickets.

Overall: I wasn't happy at first because I felt some tech support didn't want to spend certain times on the phone to help me setup the software. Our rep was the only tech willing to spent as much time as I needed. We need more of our rep in your company. He is a superior customer service agent. He is a prime example of Customer Satisfaction.

Recommendations to other buyers: There are over 600,000 Hair and Nails Salon in United States. If you want capture even 70% of this market, I highly advise you to speak to me (Kevin) regarding resolving all the issues in the "Salon" business. Every owners and Partners go through the same issue. The main problem IRIS can help solved is "Rotation". It is the most important subject and issue in this industry. I have a solution to resolved this issue and by resolving this issue, you will gain more sells through the solution you have created. Please contact me if you wish to hear about the solution I have to all of the Salons industries. Thank you, Kevin!

Great all around!

Feb 15, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Cons: The emailing system I believe needs some altering. We have had clients show up at the wrong time many times bc of the email format.

Overall: Mike helped us today and he was more than helpful and we appreciate his hard work! He was able to help with all of the questions that we had.

The best part of this software are the reports. No other software can compare to the reports

Aug 11, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love how detailed this software allows you to be. The reports really help you track your numbers and hold every employee accountable. It also has goal settings to help staff better recognize and achieve their targets in sales and services.

Cons: Poor customer service, not mac compatible , often redundant, not user friendly, support is not pst friendly they close at 4pm pst

Great software. Easy to use. Nice templates. Great for employees to used. Customers love it.

Feb 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love that my customers can click on my website to schedule their appointment without my instructions.

Cons: I don't really have much to says, instead of if customer was to do cancellation, the software will not tell you if the customer canceling. But their is a software it called DemandForce for better quality. They are partnership with Salon Iris.

Salon Iris - Unbelievable POS

Sep 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software does everything well. It takes a bit of work to setup but you are assigned a tech to help get through everything from loading clients to setting up employees. The scheduling is very easy to use and the online scheduling works very well too. You can extend this to include product inventory, salary calculations and booth renters plus employees. The system is very stable. The entire team learned how to use it very quickly too. The marketing module is easy to figure out too with nice segmentation features.

Cons: The employee hours scheduling is a bit unusual to figure out. You have to book people into the time clock in the future to schedule their hours and then make adjustments if they take a day off. Minor inconvenience.

Overall: Great software. This solution has been around for a long time and you can tell they have continually improved it the end user in mind.

Great Experience, Self Independent, Growth, Great Marketing and more.

Jun 13, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 7.0/10 Not
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Pros: I love that a customer schedule their appointment I get an email right away. I love that I can design my website however I choose to graphic. I love to send out Newletters to my clients monthly. I can go on and on about how great Salon Iris is to my company.

Cons: I don't like that additional features, are extra fee. But if you want your business to growth, investment will work to expand your business.

David was very helpful

Aug 04, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 10.0/10 Not
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Pros: How user friendly it is

Overall: David was very helpful in walking me through launching and navigating my update. Would reccommend him to anyone!

This service is excellent.

Jun 13, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This software offers the benefits of having a secretary without the cost of hiring an employee. For a small business owner, it's important to have options that keep operating cost affordable.

Cons: I'd like better options for website designs and additions (for the same money. If you'd like to email me I'd be happy to offer more detailed suggestions.

Overall: Scheduling, confirmations, reminders and reciepts sent to customers.

This last update has made salon iris even that much better!

Oct 26, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend: 8.0/10 Not
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Pros: Ease of use on mobile devices. I love the option box that pops up now when you click on an appointment.

Cons: That I cant look up client history or info through the appointment. I have to go back and look that up through clients section.

Look around first.

Jul 20, 2009
3/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Great report system including totals and retail, even payroll without state. Modern design and easy to schedule. Online appointment system for extra $30 month. Love the appointment reminders but hard to set up. Documents transfer to Quickbooks but I can't seem to make it work all the time and I am techy. Payroll is great and prints out checks, but does not do pay per hour and commission together. They have credit card acceptance through their system by X charge with okay rates. They also have a great gift card system by barcode scan.

Cons: Online appointment system is constantly double booking.

Software is randomly updated (can't believe it is tested first) and creates simple problems. Don't rely on a constantly smooth running system. Each additional computer system is additional $700 each or add $1,800 for unlimited. Client system repeats clients and it's very annoying because it makes their history worthless. The Vista updating they did crashed my system once when I was on XP. The constant upgrading they do without informing you causes my front desk employees to be confused the next day on how to use it.

Overall: Paid $1,200 for the professional. I have had this system for 2 years. I am about to expand and I am going to try another software maybe millenium or virtual spa salon that I have heard good things about. I am not happy with this system. You need to purchase their epson printer, a barcode scanner and MMF register to make it work easier. Reports and Payroll is Amazing. Wish they would test the system out in a real salon before they upgrade, that is where most of the headache lies...and believe me if you own a spa or salon it is a MAJOR headache.

Good software

Apr 14, 2017
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Text messaging feature, sent reminders, has an app, online booking

Cons: The system has shut down multiple times, could be more simple on some of the steps

Overall: I had an overall good experience. I love all the feature it served for my clients. I loved the text messaging feature, online booking and it be overall easy to use

Recommendations to other buyers: Overall a good system.

We were using Meevo. Didn't have near the features! Glad we made the switch!

Jun 19, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Everything! You can do reporting, you can do payroll, just about anything you can think of. And customer service is awesome!

Cons: The only thing I wish we could change is the remote access. It would be nice to just straight up have an app that didn't have to run off of the main computer.

Love this app

Apr 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It was extremely user-friendly, having been a bit app shy in the past, I was skeptical about using this for my business. But the ease of it was incredible. Very intuitive.

Cons: This was a great app but I found it to be a bit too pricey as far as a monthly charge. They raised the price since I have started working for myself and I couldn't justify it.

Vendor Response

by DaySmart Software on April 30, 2018

Hello Claire, thank you for the kind words.
We're obviously sorry to see that we failed to meet your Customer Support expectations. It is worth noting that we've never raised the prices of our subscriptions, so we wanted to look into it but can't find your name or business in our system. Can you call our Sales Manager so we can sort this out? Thanks!

Awesome Salon Software!

Jan 14, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have used Salon Iris since 2008. We started as a small salon with no spa services, but then we expanded in 2010 to a 4000 sq ft Salon and Day Spa that specializes in Hair and Lash Extensions. Salon Iris has grown with us as we have expanded. With any software there can be issues, but they work with us to improve and to fix any issues. They take what we recommend and incorporate into updates. Training new staff can be an issue in any business, but it has been easy to train new staff members to use the software.

If you are looking for a software program that can be easy to use but also has all the bells and whistles of online and marketing built in this is the software program for you. it incorporates not only booking appointments but you can use all the other great features to track gift cards and gift certificates, take deposits, track tanning or other prepaid services, do purchase orders for products and many other wonderful and useful features.

Salon Iris and my business

Aug 11, 2009
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Having owned and run salons for many years Salon Iris is simply a complete godsend! I tried so many other packages and well.... there either just plain rubbish, not good value or just not as flexible as Salon Iris. Our business simply could not operate without Salon Iris. The features available for even novice users help make the running of our salon a breeze.... I know exactly what'' s happening in my salon... at the click of a button! This gives me a huge advantage over my competitors; turnover and profits have increased by over 25% thanks to the easy to use appointment booking system SMS & email reminder system and No Show clients are virtually a thing of the past....

Cons: None, this software is a complete godsend!

Overall: Buy it... it will totally transform your salon business!

Wonderful!

Nov 02, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I really like Salon Iris because I feel that it is very user friendly. There are a lot of different buttons all over the screen but once you have figured them out it helps one work very quickly!

Cons: I don't like the fact that there is pretty much only one way of doing things. I like having the options with other softwares to customize the page I am looking at to make it look more professional and elegant.

East of use between devices.

Jun 11, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I started about 7 months ago to use Salon Iris. It's been a great software for my facial spa business. I have the ability to set up my salon from home PC, set appointments, send reminders etc all with ease. Then at the spa I just pull up Salon Iris on my Ipad and it's just like I'm at my PC. Any change on one device is mirrored on them all. Online booking is simple and a breeze to get clients used to using. It's nice and I love the new look on the mobile version- I opened my Ipad to a surprise this morning and it was better and lovelier than ever. The only suggestion would be to me the mobile devised to change the colors. I am not a fan of shocking pink. We used to be able to but with the update it has reverted back to pink. Great fan I am! Suggest Salon Iris for anyone running a salon-type business.

Great Performance!

Nov 10, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: We like the ease of using it, and the text messaging system and alerts. The app is also very helpful!

Cons: It does not connect the resources in the salon to the stylists. It only connects the services to the resource. Do not like how the resources show up on the appointment book screen.

Overall: It's easy to use and we have seen positive results. A lot of our clients love the text messaging alert system!

Recommendations to other buyers: Make the resources link to the stylists rather than the services.

Not a free trial

Oct 26, 2014
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This app looked great to try for the 30 day free trial, however I can't cancel my trial. Only 5 minutes after trying, It wants me to pay $19 before it lets me cancel, which is outrageous.

I have sent 3 emails on advice from the customer service over the past 3 days.

Still not reply

Vendor Response

by DaySmart Software on October 27, 2014

Michelle,

We appreciate trying our Salon Iris Cloud app and apologize that your emails were not responded to in a timely manner.

The Cloud app is free for 30 days and there is no obligation to pay for the service. I noticed that your credit card information was not added to your account so the service will auto cancel at the end of the 30 day free trial, however, based on your request I have canceled the account today.

If you have any other questions, you can reach us at (800) 423-8100.

Sincerely,

Salon Iris

Salon Iris Rocks!

Jun 09, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love how easy Salon Iris is to use. Im able to keep everything organized clearly for a busy salon .

Cons: I wish that there was a simpler way to print out our complete client list and their contact information.

Easy, Managing and fun to operate.

Dec 08, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: If my clients want addition service i can operate changes. I really love clients profile, marketing email, designing website templates.

Cons: To add more feature is extra, but if you want to make money you have to spend money. If a cancel I can't not see it. I wish Salon Iris can add invoice payment for client that's no call no show.

Salon owner

May 15, 2015
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I am very impressed with the software. I looked into many different programs that will work well with my salon and above all Salon Iris is set apart from them. all the integrated features are easy to use and is built to increase volume.my business growth becomes easier because of the system. it is great for small and big business and I highly recommend to anybodywho is either starting their new salon or planning on expanding their business. their customer service is excellent and I was assigned a rep his name is Kevin and he is extremely knowledgeable of the software and puts customer service ahead of anything else.

P.S. Ask for Kevin

thank you Salon iris and Kevin,

John Tsapakis

Giggles Kids Salon