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MIKAL Salon & Spa Software

Ultimate Salon Software since 1982

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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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New Improved On-Line Booking

Posted on January 15, 2023 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (844)

MIKAL is rolling out the new and improved On-line booking system for our salons and spas. Easy to use and full of features clients love!

 New clients can now activate an account and book on-line

Clients can prepay an appointment reservation fee by credit card to secure the appointment

Clients can see their loyalty points

Management has a dozen management reports available at the touch of a button

 Also - sell electronic Gift Cards in Mikal on-line. Se...

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Valentine's Day Salon and Spa Ideas

Posted on January 5, 2023 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (302)

Is your Salon or Spa ready to make some serious money for Valentine's Day?

MIKAL Salons and Spas are ahead of the curve and are taking advantage of the big Valentine promotions now with our award winning software. See the ideas below and give us a call with any questions! NOW is the time to get your promotion together. Don't be paralyzed by weather, a slow economy mindset and don't let the retail stores get all the Valentine Promotion $ales!

Valentine Sales ...

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Salon Owner guest blog - what MIKAL has done for her

Posted on December 30, 2022 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (823)

Fred,

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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MIKAL Client Site information - good info!

Posted on December 29, 2022 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (712)

Let's take this down time to fine tune our systems!   Have you ever logged into the Mikal Client web portal?

It has a TON of great information for you.

 

- Mikal Reports Book download a 60 page book full of examples and ideas on how to read and use your MIKAL reports. Sold for $39 – FREE DOWNLOAD this month.

 

- Quick Start Manual download is a daily operations and set up book on Mikal. Use this book to make sure your system is set up ...

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While you are waiting.....Salon and Spa Ideas

Posted on December 29, 2022 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (661)

2022 has had some challenges -  But we are starting the New Year!

Don't think New Year's Resolutions, think about your 2023 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 in...

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JITA - Add an extra appointment each day - effortlessly!

Posted on December 24, 2022 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (684)

Just imagine.................Having your MIKAL computer look at the cancellations and availability in your book and automatically send 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.

What is JITA wo...

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MIKAL now has automatic confirmation tracking

Posted on December 21, 2022 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (445)

Automatic Appointment Confirmations with MIKAL 7.1 are amazing

35 to 65 percent of clients are confirming back their appointments within an hour of receiving an appointment reminder!

 MIKAL 7.1 includes a link that clients can confirm back their appointment reminder automatically by clicking a simple link and it is updated on the Mikal confirmation list and on the client’s appointment details.

 Get 7.1 and activate this powerful feature.

Clients are lov...

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Keep your Staff after the busy season

Posted on December 20, 2022 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (1977)

Compensation systems

 Your compensation system needs to match performance to income, especially at the high end. We should not lose our top performers to a higher "percentage".

 It costs over $ 6000.00 in time, expenses, and training to bring new employees on board and get them productive. This does not allow for lost sales!

 We need to set up a compensation system that helps us to keep our top operators.

 Most salon/spa compensation systems do not...

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Cinnamon-Honey Macchiatos

Posted on October 6, 2022 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (1300)

Here is one small tactic you can add to your customer relations program that will endear you to your clients.


We know clients like to feel important… who doesn’t like to be greeted by name when they walk through the door of our salons or spas? When we ask Mrs. Smith how her home remodel is coming along, or when we ask Mrs. Skinner how her daughter did in her last soccer game… they wonder how we can remember the details of their lives. Good salon and ...

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More 5 Step Marketing with MIKAL

Posted on June 23, 2022 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (234)

Tough clients?  We have the answers!

You can MAXIMIZE the Resistant and Stalwart Experience by Marketing with MIKAL

 

Today’s consumer is more and more inclined to spend money on experiences than on items. Experience purchases now win out for up to 40% of all consumers. It is over 60% of millennials would rather spend on experiences than items!

 

How do we take advantage of this trend?

 

We offer mini experiences. We set u...

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