Phorest vs Shortcuts

Looking for a better alternative to Shortcuts?

Make the switch from Shortcuts to Phorest to finally take control of your brand marketing and see the results in your bottom line. Tools like our Online Reputation Manager allow you to be in control of your brand, while our complete system lets you see the return on your investment right to the till.

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Here’s exactly what Phorest can offer you that Shortcuts can’t.


Supercharge your marketing

Protect your salon

Boost direct bookings

Easier management


Top reasons why Phorest is a better choice than Shortcuts for your salon

Read in more detail exactly what Phorest can offer you that Shortcuts can’t.

REASON #1 Supercharge your marketing




REASON #2 Protect your salon

We’re not a marketplace or directory

Phorest doesn’t run a salon marketplace or directory, like some other salon software providers. That means we won’t pit you against other salons in your area, appealing to customers shopping around for the lowest price. All of our marketing tools are designed to help you get your clients back in, spending more and generating referrals.

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REASON #3 Boost direct bookings




REASON #4 Easier management




REASON #5 Renowned Support Team




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 Shortcuts 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 hundreds of salons from Shortcuts to Phorest.  The team and I will help to make the process as simple as possible for you, with zero downtime for your salon. We can bring across all your client information and history, appointments, staff, rosters, gift vouchers, services, products and more. You don’t have to worry about losing anything.”

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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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