Phorest vs Aura Salonware
Looking for a better alternative to Aura Salonware?
Make the switch from Aura Salonware to Phorest to get industry leading marketing tools for your salon or spa – helping you get your clients back more often, spending more and generating referrals.
Here’s exactly what Phorest can offer you that Aura Salonware can’t.
Supercharge your marketing
Boost direct bookings
Protect your salon or spa
Support second to none
Top reasons why Phorest is a better choice than Aura Salonware for your salon or spa
Read in more detail exactly what Phorest can offer you that Aura Salonware can’t.
REASON #1 Supercharge your marketing
Market to your clients directly through your software
With Phorest you can send marketing email directly through the software. We provide you with tried & tested email templates to work with, as well as a library of stock photos that are free to use, and an image editor tool to make them your own.
Most salons and spas only have email addresses for 30% of their clients. Don’t put all that effort into beautiful marketing promotions, only to miss 70% of your clients! Phorest is the only salon software with a Fallback SMS feature that lets you send a link to your promotion, via SMS, to clients that do not have a valid email address on their client card.
Online Reputation Manager
Phorest has a built-in online reputation manager, helping you get hundreds of 5 star reviews on Google, Facebook and Yelp by prompting your best reviewers to share their comments online in one click, while negative feedback can be dealt with in private. Let your online reputation generate referrals for you while you sleep.
REASON #2 Boost direct bookings
Your own booking app in the app store
Give your customers a professional experience and a simple way to book with you on their own time, with your own salon or spa booking app they can download from the Apple or Android app stores.
Free SMS to clients overdue to rebook
Machine learning in Phorest recognises when your clients are overdue to rebook their usual services, and you can send an SMS to them, free of charge, to remind them to make that booking asap.
Protect your staff and your clients by minimizing close contact, but keep revenue coming into your salon or spa with video consultations. Confirmations, reminders and video links are automatically created and sent to clients and staff. Just login and chat!
REASON #3 Protect your salon or spa
Multiple no-show alerts
Unreliable clients can leave you with empty timeslots and cost valuable revenue. Phorest automatically adds a note to client records when a client doesn’t show for an appointment, and you’ll get a ‘multiple no-show’ alert when they try to book with you over the phone. This allows you to turn them away, or request they book online with a deposit, allowing you to capture their payment details and charge a no-show fee should it happen again.
REASON #4 Easier management
Stock take app
Take the chore out of stock takes with our iPhone and Android app – just scan the barcode with your phone’s camera, enter your stock count, and you’re done!
Unlimited users at no extra cost
Our aim is to help you grow your salon or spa, so why would we make our software more expensive when you grow your team? With Phorest you can add as many staff profiles and logins as you need, at no additional cost.
Before & after image portfolio
Store your before and after pictures, safe in the cloud, attached to the relevant client card, and easily search and share pictures straight to social media from the app.
REASON #5 Support second to none
Migration/import of your client info, services and products included
Many other software suppliers, like Aura Salonware, tend to leave you to sort out the switch from your previous provider by yourself, or charge fees for them to help you. At Phorest we have a dedicated onboarding and migration team to take the heavy-lifting from you. As standard, our team will help you import your client information, services, products and more, so you can make the switch with zero downtime at your salon or spa.
Renowned support team
Our clients can’t say enough good things about our excellent support team. 'Seirbhís go hiontach' (excellence in service) is a driving mantra here at Phorest. Just check out what they’re saying about us below.
Dedicated Salon Success Manager to help you increase salon revenue
With many other salon software providers you’ll get an account manager to help you get set up, or maybe answer some support questions. With Phorest you’ll be assigned a Salon Success Manager to make sure you’re getting the most from your software, assisting with marketing campaigns, and supporting you to keep growing your business and increasing your revenue.
Don’t take our word for it
Read what some of our happy clients are saying about us on review sites like Capterra, Google, GetApp and Facebook.
Ready to switch from Aura Salonware to Phorest?
Talk to us about how Phorest can help manage, market and grow your salon or spa.
Switching to Phorest is easy because we are here to help in any way
Easy MigrationAll our plans include tailored set up for your salon. We'll import your clients, staff, services and products for you. Our migration specialists have years of experience in safely migrating client record information from most other salon software.
Free Training for LifeWe'll set you and your team up with comprehensive onboarding training; and you can book additional online training sessions with us for as long as you like. New staff starting in the future? No problem, we'll get them trained up too at no extra cost.
Support second to noneOur friendly support team is on call, email or chat, and they're renowned for going above and beyond to answer your questions, big or small, as quickly as they possibly can. 'Seirbhís go hiontach' (excellence in service) is a driving mantra here at Phorest.
“We have successfully migrated some of our clients from Aura Salonware to Phorest. The team and I will help to make the process as simple as possible for you. If there’s anything we can’t migrate for you, our onboarding team will guide you through our simple input process, so you can make the transition with zero downtime at your salon or spa.”
Allen Madsen, Data Migration Specialist
at Phorest Salon Software