Solo is an all-in-one solution for beauty freelancers that helps to streamline your business, saving you precious time and energy. With professional websites, an advanced booking system, an all-in-one calendar, consultation forms and stress-free payments, Solo can help with all aspects of your business admin – you just have to provide the services.
Excitingly, Solo now has a whole host of new features that make the app better than ever. Discover the new Solo features in this blog.
New Solo features
1. Promo codes
Long-anticipated, the option to add promotion codes to your services and treatments is now available. You have full control of the promotion you want to add, which of your treatments will qualify for the promotion, and which clients can use them – such as new clients only.
A great way to entice new clients, promotion codes let clients experience your skills for a discounted price. They also work to let existing clients try out a different treatment as well as their usual.
2. Client groups
Our all-new client groups feature makes it easy to discover extra insights about your clients. These can include which clients haven’t booked a treatment for a while, and any clients that have upcoming birthdays.
Promotion codes will work a dream with this feature – think birthday promotions and offers to entice your clients who haven’t booked for some time to come back.
3. Set treatments & locations from your website
Our website editor has had some love recently as we’ve been busy expanding it. Now, it’s easy to set up the treatments you want to offer as well as your booking locations straight from your booking website.
This will help you to get fully set up with Solo quicker so you can start to delight your clients with your expert services sooner using our all-in-one solution.
4. Updated calendar
Solo features an all-in-one calendar that integrates your personal commitments and bookings. Now, we’ve reworked the calendar screen from the ground up to make it snappier than ever to use. Find everything you need in one place with the Solo app.
5. Treatment library
We’ve created a new treatment library which helps you to easily set up your own menu of services for your website. Taking the fuss out of inputting your services individually, use the treatment library to select the services you’d like to offer your clients.
Other Solo features
1. Travel time assistant
Imagine having your very own personal assistant at your fingertips whenever you need them? Solo’s all-in-one calendar acts as your personal assistant so you never miss an appointment or get caught out by the traffic.
On top of showing you your next appointment and the location, Solo’s calendar calculates the estimated travel time between your last appointment location and the next. Feel confident knowing that you’ll have enough time to get to your next client.
2. Advanced booking software
Solo’s advanced booking system gives you the ability to share your live availability in 30-minute time slots so that clients can book straight in at the time they choose from when you want to work. With Solo, you can set your own schedule and times when you are unavailable, such as when you’re on a well-earned holiday.
We know that some beauty freelancers like to work as both a mobile beauty therapist and out of a salon. Solo also allows you to offer both at-home and salon bookings, helping to maximise your client base.
3. Professional websites
With Solo, you can easily build beautiful yet functional websites that stand out from the crowd and show off your skills. Add your lookbooks and top client reviews to showcase your very best work and show clients why they should choose you.
Easily customisable, you can match your website to your personal brand with Solo. Make sure you upload your treatments with descriptions, prices, and timings so your clients know what they can book.
Top tip: use the all-new treatment library to make this process as quick and easy as possible!
4. Stress-free payments
Everyone likes to handle their finances in different ways, and Solo gives you the freedom to do so. With Solo, you have ultimate control over the payment methods you want to use that best fit your business needs.
Whether you prefer up-front payments, deposits, or for clients to pay at the time of the appointment, Solo gives you the flexibility to choose. Opt for online payments, cash or bank transfers and keep track of when you have been paid and how much you are owed. Solo even gives you the ability to send out payment reminders, helping to take your business from strength to strength.
5. Online consultation forms
Consultation forms can take time and can also be difficult to store confidentially. Solo's ability to create online consultation forms helps you to stay on top of each of your client's needs without all the admin time wasted.
You can build your own consultation form or quickly choose from our library of recommended forms. Solo also allows you to send the consultation forms automatically with every booking, and store the filled-in forms seamlessly for every client.
Solo can help your independent business thrive
With our host of all-new features, Solo takes the fuss, stress and admin out of running your own beauty business.
If you’re a skilled beauty freelancer who wants to take your business to new heights, try Solo’s all-in-one solution with a 30 day free trial and 1:1 support. After the free trial, Solo costs just £10 per month.