Phorest vs SalonIQ
Looking for a better alternative to SalonIQ?
Make the switch from SalonIQ to Phorest for a more intuitive and easy-to-use software your whole team will love, with features to supercharge your marketing and bookings.
Here’s exactly what Phorest can offer you that SalonIQ can’t.
Supercharge your marketing
Boost direct bookings
Protect your salon
Easier salon management
Top reasons why Phorest is a better choice than SalonIQ for your salon
Read in more detail exactly what Phorest can offer you that SalonIQ can’t.
REASON #1 Supercharge your marketing
Put your own stamp on your marketing emails
The Phorest marketing email editor includes a library of stock photos that are free to use, and an image editor tool to make them your own.
Most salons 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.
REASON #2 Boost direct bookings
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.
Automated Rebooking feature
Taking that one step further, if you don’t want to remember to hit send on that campaign to your overdue clients each day, you can use the automated rebooking feature to automatically send that reminder SMS for you.
Protect your staff and your clients by minimising close contact, but keep revenue coming into your salon with video consultations. Confirmations, reminders and video links are automatically created and sent to clients and staff. Just login and chat!
Share before & after pics to socials from the system
Before and after pictures are an incredible way of boosting the online reputation of your salon, which is why Phorest integrates with your social media channels to allow you to share images online with the click of a button. Show the world how good you are at what you do and watch the bookings start rolling in.
REASON #3 Protect your salon
Full control over whether a client can book online
Have a client that consistently no-shows or cancels at the last minute? Phorest allows you to block clients from booking online, directing them to call the salon directly if they wish to make an appointment, and flagging them on your in-salon system when they call as an extra reminder. Protect your revenue while discreetly warning your team of bad client behaviour for full control over your appointment book.
Set data retention limits that protect you & your clients
With data protection a vital component in any business,, Phorest helps safeguard your compliance by allowing you to set data retention limits on all client information gathered. Use these limits to automatically delete client data after a certain period of non-engagement, ensuring you’re not storing any information you don’t need or targeting people with marketing content that they don’t want.
REASON #4 Easier salon management
Xero & Quickbooks Integration
Say goodbye to undertaking manual admin and sending lengthy reports to your accountant! Phorest integrates fully with Xero and Quickbooks to streamline your accounting, ensuring your salon business operations remain transparent, compliant, and simple all year round; as they should be.
REASON #5 Support
Assigned your very own Business Advisor after onboarding
Here at Phorest, we never expect you to run your business alone; that’s why we assign each salon a dedicated Business Advisor after onboarding. Phorest’s Business Advisors are our in-house experts, there to help with anything related to your business, the Phorest system, or the industry in general. We value connection and growth; for you and your business.
Access Phorest’s industry-leading educational & learning resources
Phorest is more than a salon software, it’s a community of growth-focused professionals who love to learn. Access Phorest Academy, our in-depth educational platform, attend Phorest events like the annual Salon Owner’s Summit in Dublin, or learn more about the industry by delving into our PhorestFM podcast or Phorest blog. We’re here to help you thrive.
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 SalonIQ to Phorest?
Talk to us about how Phorest can help manage, market and grow your salon.
Switching to Phorest is easy because we are here to help in any way
All our plans include tailored system 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 Life
We’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.
Top Class Support Team
Our friendly support team is on call or chat, and they’re renowned for going above and beyond to answer your questions, big or small, as quickly as they can. ‘Seirbhís go hiontach’ (excellence in service) is a driving mantra here at Phorest.
“We have successfully migrated many salons from SalonIQ to Phorest. The team and I will help to make the process as simple as possible for you – we can import your client list, appointments and history, staff, services and more. If there’s anything we can’t import 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.”
Shane Kelly, Data Migration Specialist
at Phorest Salon Software