MIKAL Salon & Spa Software

Ultimate Salon Software since 1982 


Cutting Edge Management and Marketing Ideas for Independent Operators, Salons and Spas.  Use these ideas with your MIKAL software to move your business forward.  Not using MIKAL yet?  Call us for a free evaluation and walk through of what we can do for you!  Welcome - Fred Dengler MIKAL Co-Founder and CEO

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Payroll and Goal Setting Ideas

Posted on June 22, 2020 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (34)


Redefine the systems used to reward and motivate service and management staff!

MIKAL Software allows us to design a goal setting and compensation system that will reward top performers, promote productivity, and help employees set and achieve their goals. You can tie your goal setting system into the interview process to strengthen the goal setting system and get the commitment to succeed from new hires right from the start!


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What is Xris-Xross Marketing?

Posted on June 19, 2020 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Cris-Cross Marketing is one of the latest feature in MIKAL SEVEN software and one of the BIGGEST revenue builders!

Imagine having your system send directed e-mail and texts to all clients who come to you for one service but not for another. 

How many times do you hear that clients come in for haircuts but not for manicures? Or come in for spa services but not for hair services? Or get services but not retail? 

Now with Xris-Xross MIKAL will send automatic offer...

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Summer Marketing Ideas for Salons and Spas

Posted on June 1, 2020 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (16)

That's right sell giftcards in the SUMMER!


Be creative

- Do a corporate gift card special call for example flyers. Companies are looking for easy feel good benefits for their employees and you have the perfect solution. Get a client that is in sales and out of work and get them to canvas local businesses with the flyers. Give them 10% on the cards they sell! Use our giftcard option to track this.

 - Do DOUBLE POINTS on Mon-Wed to keep the business going t...

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Appointment Confirms with CoVid19

Posted on May 12, 2020 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (7)

Make sure your Appointment Reminders and confirmations spell out your new Safe Services policies. As we prepare to ReOpen lets make sure we have the emarketing, signage, scripting, and staff all on board for safe and smart operations.

 Here is an example of the Appointment confirmation/reminder message.


 We have a new Safe Services policy. Please help us create a safe pla...

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Time to Re-Open Great Ideas

Posted on May 12, 2020 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

As we reopen or plan to reopen here are ideas to consider with you Mikal system:

- Staff scheduling: many states are limiting staff and clients in the salons and spas.

Remember that you can have alternate week schedules in MIKAL. Schedule half

The staff for each Saturday and be open 80 hours a week with 2 shifts.

- Automatic Client Service charge: set the system to put a one line service charge on every sale.

System Info, Point of Sale, Auto Service Charges R...

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Re-Opening Ideas for your Salon/Spa

Posted on May 12, 2020 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Re-Opening ideas from MIKAL


Automatic Add-On Charge for MIKAL Point-of-Sale

Mikal has a feature that allows the automatic add on of a charge on each sale or each service line item on a sale. This charge can be set up as a flat dollar amount or as a percentage of the service/ticket.


Enter a Sale and the Service Charge will appear as an additional line item and also show as a special amount on the payment screen in SIX.


Do you ne...

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Spruce Up the Salon for Summer!

Posted on May 10, 2020 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (1)

SUMMER Money Making Ideas

Now that 2020 is almost HALF over (can you believe it?) and here in Cincinnati it will be ninty degrees today!  (great isn’t it?)

So…..it’s time to get back down to business and get into the business of Summer. Now is the time to crank up the business of beauty.

Here are a couple of ideas to get you and your staff back down to business:

$ Get a staff meeting together and go over these (and your own) promo ideas. ...

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Salon Owner guest blog - what MIKAL has done for her

Posted on April 20, 2020 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (3)


I want to share with you one of the biggest challenges of my career in the beauty business and how I recovered with the knowledge I have gained from you and your team and with our MIKAL software.

In March two employees moved several blocks down to a booth operation. One stylist was the top producer who had seven years with us. The other stylist had been with us for twenty years and was a reliable performer. They accounted for more than $200,000 of gross income.

Our ...

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Camp Mikal news and ideas

Posted on April 20, 2020 at 1:15 AM Comments comments (2)

Come to CAMP MIKAL in Cincinnati this September Early Birdie only $165 - WOW half price

You will receive: 3 days of classes Sept. 19-21 2020, 150 page workbook - free, Hands on Resource area and FREE Wi-Fi,

Get ALL your questions answered, $100 Software Option Certificate - free, Information packed CD - free,

2 breakfasts and 2 luncheons - included and 1 cocktail party and hospitality event - no extra cost!

Attendee gifts - fun goodie bag

Hosted at the Cincinnat...

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Camp MIKAL is for SIX and SEVEN clients!

Posted on April 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (4)

Camp MIKAL     Sept 19-21 2020

Something for Everyone!   Present MIKAL SIX and SEVEN clients

Camp MIKAL will include:

Set up the On-line shopping cart for Gift Cards

Activate your own App with Mikal booking, specials, links to your web site and social media and more

Front desk operations shortcuts and procedures ex: set up to send preformatted emails like directions, policies, pricing right from the client screen – fast and consist...

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