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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Just In Time Appointments FILLS your Book!

Posted on October 16, 2019 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (1)

Today’s client is conservatively impulsive! That means they hold on to their money as long as they can but when the urge hits them to buy something - they do! (Remind you of anyone you know?)  30% of all clients make daily buying decisions based on "Groupon" type deals that are delivered to their in box.  So you combat that with posts on Instagram and Facebook?  How far down on the client's feed is your post if they don't look at it for an hour?  Plus - At the same...

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More Fall Money Making Ideas

Posted on October 13, 2019 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (3)

Fall Money Making Ideas

Now that Summer is over?? and here is Cincinnati it will be SIXTY degrees on Wednesday! (great isn’t it?) it’s time to get back

down to business and get into the business of Fall sales and getting ready for the Holidays - Christmas is COMING! Now is the time to crank up the business of beauty.

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

$ Go over these ideas. See what ideas generate the most excitement and appoint p...

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Camp Mikal Recap - TONS of ideas

Posted on October 11, 2019 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Camp Mikal Fall Meeting RECAP

Our Fall Meeting (just finished) was full of ideas and sharing on how to Maximize Mikal software usage. A great group of owners, managers and receptionists met for 3 days in Cincinnati and shared amazing ideas and strategies on Staffing, Marketing, Inventory Control and so much more.

THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of Mikal Bucks were given away at the Stop Wine(ing) and Eat some Cheeze party Sunday night. Winners were everywhere! Andy did an amazing job a...

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Salon and Spa Summerl Promo Ideas

Posted on June 29, 2019 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (10)


Now that summer is in full swing (depressing isn’t it?) it’s time to get back down to business and get into the business of filling that book up and making some moo laaal. 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 ideas. See what ideas generate the most excitement and appoint people and set dates f...

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JITA - Add an extra appointment each day - effortlessly!

Posted on June 28, 2019 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Just imagine.................Having your MIKAL computer look at the cancellations and availability in your book and automatically sending appointment opportunities to your clients. The book fills up! Like MAGIC….Your JITA Genie has arrived!

Every night our system looks at the availability in your book and sends your clients an e-mail or text message inviting them to take advantage of the booking opportunity. We call it JITA the Just In Time Appointment system.


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New Salon startup plan open and make $$

Posted on June 22, 2019 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (2)

Are you opening a NEW SALON and SPA this summer?


Exclusively by MIKAL

MIKAL, with almost 38 years in the business of helping salons and spas market and manage better has put together a Successful Start program for new salon and spa launches.

We have start up spreadsheets. Opening checklists, Front Desk Operations manuals, Employee Policy manuals, Award Winning Software, and HP Point-of-Sale computer systems.

Important statistics:


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Camp MIKAL is for SIX and SEVEN clients!

Posted on June 20, 2019 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Camp MIKAL     Sept 28-30 2019

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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Camp Mikal news and ideas

Posted on March 1, 2019 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (2)

Come to CAMP MIKAL in Cincinnati this September Early Birdie only $149 - WOW half price

You will receive: 3 days of classes Sept. 28-30, 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 Cincinnati Mar...

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2019 Salon and Spa Ideas

Posted on January 1, 2019 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (4)

2019 is HERE! We are starting the New Year!

Don't think New Year's Resolutions, think New Year's EVOLUTION

Resolutions don't work. The average person keeps them for less than 2 weeks (remember the gym membership, fruit diet, juicer machine etc…;). So the wheels will fall off the Resolution train.............

Why don't resolutions work? Because it is our human behavior. It is our habit. It is easy. It might even be satisfying. So instead of trying to change behav...

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Opening a new salon/spa? Use this checklist!

Posted on October 2, 2018 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

For new salon and spa start up installations

 Many times salon/spa owners concentrate on the salon design and esthetics and don’t think about the things that make a new salon/spa successful – the SYSTEM, people, and training!

 Here is a time line for making sure the business is ready to do business and be successful!

 Subject: Time line for business systems

 Working back through the business side of getting your salon/spa up and going le...

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