Phorest vs Inspire by STX (fka STX Cloud)

Looking for a better alternative to Inspire by STX?

Make the switch from Inspire by STX to Phorest to get the management and marketing tools you need to keep your clients coming back again and again.

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Here’s exactly what Phorest can offer you that Inspire by STX can’t.

STX Inspire

Supercharge your marketing

Boost direct bookings

Easier management

Protect your salon

Top-class support team

Top reasons why Phorest is a better choice than Inspire by STX for your salon

Read in more detail exactly what Phorest can offer you that Inspire by STX can’t.

REASON #1 Supercharge your marketing




REASON #2 Boost direct bookings




REASON #3 Make management easier




REASON #4 Protect your salon

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.

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REASON #5 Support second to none




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.

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Ready to switch from Inspire by STX to Phorest?

Talk to us about how Phorest can help manage, market and grow your salon.

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Switching to Phorest is easy because we are here to help in any way


Easy Migration

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 Inspire (fka STX Cloud) to Phorest.  The team and I will help to make the process as simple as possible for you, bringing across your client information and history, appointments, gift cards, staff, services and more. 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.”

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Shane Kelly, Data Migration Specialist
at Phorest Salon Software

We hate to brag but... people really like what we do

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