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New iPad App for Hair Stylists Available From Fast-Expanding "Find Your Perfect Stylist" Website


July 9, 2012 - Carmel, IN

MyBestFriendsHair.com, the popular new website that helps people find their perfect hairstylist, today released an iPad app (www.mybestfriendshair.com/ipad) for hair stylists that functions like a savvy assistant by expanding and improving their business. The new app, Style Seeker, gives stylists a major boost during initial consultations by providing hairstyle photos, specific suggestions and color ideas so stylist and client can more easily discuss new looks and styles, while maintaining that personal one-on-one relationship. The app also helps stylists to manage and maintain their client contacts and information.

An instant phenomenon, MyBestFriendsHair.com launched last July and has leaped ahead of growth projections, with monthly stylist membership more than tripling just in the last month. Containing client reviews of stylists, salon profiles, makeovers and more, the site quickly became the Match.com for finding a stylist. The site includes tens of thousands of salons and thousands of stylists from all 50 states.

Beauty Meets Technology

Many stylists find that the initial consultation between the stylist and a new prospect is the "make or break" opportunity for nailing that first appointment. Style Seeker lets a stylist quickly sort through all the variables such as lengths, colors and looks, allowing the stylist to present only appropriate options that can help determine what a client really wants. Loaded with hundreds of photos of hair styles and color looks, and updated monthly, Style Seeker allows stylists to easily filter and sort through looks with just a touch.

Stylists can also use their iPad cameras to take before and after photos and store them on the app as a personal 'gallery' of hair as well as keep complete records and contact information for their clients.

"For most stylists, whether independent or part of a large salon, managing client information and keeping photos, information on color, products and cuts, has traditionally been a paper-based job," said Janell Shaffer, CEO, MyBestFriendsHair.com. "Now stylists can leverage technology to both capture and manage all of that vital client information in one place as well as to enhance each visit. Our ultimate goal is to help make each visit with a customer a personal one. We want to develop tools that are easy to use and help foster that strong relationship between a stylist and their customers."

By having it available on the iPad and shortly following with iPhone and other mobile devices, stylists can conveniently carry it with them to their station and input any new information right on the spot.

The new app provides:

  • A simple interface to input and update client contact information
  • A tool to store a client's haircuts and ideas in a personal 'hair' gallery
  • A time efficient way to consult with prospective clients
  • A tool to manage and collect looks and ideas to suggest to clients
  • A convenient way to save photos of a client's hair 'history'

The Style Seeker can be downloaded from iTunes for the iPad with iPhone and other tablet versions coming soon. More information about the iPad version of Style Seeker is available at www.mybestfriendshair.com/ipad.

About MyBestFriendsHair.com

MyBestFriendsHair.com is the only place to go to find a perfect hairstylist match. The site is a destination for customers to rave or dish about their hair stylists -- bringing that familiar conversation onto the web for all to share. Containing unbiased client reviews of stylists, salon profiles, makeovers and more, the site has quickly become the Match.com for finding a stylist. Photo portfolios of stylists' work are also posted on the site. MyBestFriendsHair.com also offers a free app for My Best Friend's Hair members, Style Seeker. Headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, the company was founded in 2011 and has received its first round of investments. For more information, visit www.mybestfriendshair.com.

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