Why you should be using a salon booking system

Salon Booking System

Here at Sports Booker, we understand the importance of reliable booking system for your hair salon or barbers. A good booking system will take care of your customers journey from booking to arrival and allow for bookings outside of business hours.

With so many free and paid salon and barber booking systems on the market, it can sometimes be tempting to go down the free booking system route. However, these booking systems are usually just an online booking calendar, without any additional features or support.

A salon booking system like Sports Booker is much more than just a calendar. We give you the ability to manage your client relationships and appointments with ease. Our built-in EPOS till solution takes care of retail product transactions, with a fully integrated back-office solution for stock control.

Read on to find out how Sports Booker can give you and your clients the peace of mind that your bookings are taken care of prior to customer arrival.


Salon booking system features


  • Get access to your booking portal from any Apple or Android device with the Sports Booker App. The App allows you to view live availability in calendar view and book appointments outside of business hours. Plus, your customers will never miss an appointment with push notifications and you’ll be able to manage your bookings all in a few clicks.


  • Send paperless waiver forms to complete online so you can spend more time with your clients.


  • Enable gift voucher and package purchasing to allow new customers to try out your facilities and help you begin the transition towards customer loyalty and customer advocacy.


  • Online accessibility for both you and your clients.


  • Allow repeat bookings over a set number of days, weeks, months or years.


  • Automated mobile text messaging and email for booking confirmations and reminders to help reduce no shows.


  • EPOS till compatibility to offer in house or on the shelf products.


  • Give you or your employees a diary and reminders for appointments so you never double book.


  • Ease of assigning a colleague to a specific activity.


  • Allow your customers to book online 24/7 with a bespoke client booking portal.


  • Customise the design with brand colours and images to represent your business to ensure continuity.


  • Book new clients, allocate clients to specific team members and make rebooking effortless.


  • Send customisable email marketing campaigns and text messages with sales and marketing integration to help keep customers engaged.


  • Keep track of business with a variety of customisable management reports so you can easily see what’s working for your salon.


Why Sports Booker is more than just a simple booking system

Sports Booker is stress-free and easy to use. Our salon booking system connects with other payment systems such as Stripe and UK Fast to provide you with the all in one solution.

All aspects of the Sports Booker booking system are user friendly for both your employees and clients. For most people, it takes about an hour to be able to use the system competently.

We offer email and telephone support as part of the monthly subscription fee. Our Service Desk is manned by our support analysts, with over 25 year’s experience within the IT support field.


Account manager, Alice MacNicol, comments:

“Sports Bookers salon booking system is incredibly versatile allowing you to adapt to the ‘new normal’, by being able to manage your bookings and monitor how many customers will be in the salon at any one time. Our easy to use customer-facing site can help your customers to book to save any walk-ins. As well as many other different features to help support your business needs.”


Helpful links

To find out how Sports Booker can streamline your salon’s booking process, book a free demo here.

Visit our FAQ page to find out more about using Sports Booker.

Take a look at our case studies to see how Sports Booker can help.

Meet the team and get to know Alice MacNicol.