iluk, a Canadian start-up that matches people looking for a last-minute appointment with the city’s best salons that have empty slots to fill, announces the launch of iluk PRO, an app that is 100% designed for self-employed professionals in the beauty and hair industry that either run their business from home, rent a chair or space, or provide mobile services for their clients in their homes. iluk PRO enables professionals to save at least 5 hours per week by automating the administrative tasks related to the management of clients, bookings, their digital calendar, payments and reminders.
iluk PRO is an app designed hand-in-hand with beauty and hair professionals, thus ensuring its features and solutions cater to their specific needs: from being able to pre-set how far they are willing to travel for an at-home service, to charging clients for extras post-appointment such as parking or additional services. iluk PRO eliminates back-and-forth exchanges with clients through DMs, text messages, phone calls and emails.
iluk PRO also empowers their clients to book appointments themselves at their own convenience. When people are able to book their beauty and hair appointments online, 54% of them choose to do so outside of regular business hours. iluk PRO therefore provides beauty and hair professionals with an affordable solution for growing their revenue, while saving them time that they can either spend growing their business or doing other things they love.
Today’s announcement is a win for independent beauty and hair professionals, as the launch of iluk PRO helps fulfill all their needs for running a successful business: allowing them to seamlessly accept online bookings and contactless payments, save client profiles and preferences to increase client loyalty and retention, have an overview of revenue and invoices in order to monitor their business’s day-to-day operations, while allowing them to have total control and flexibility over their schedule and work/life balance.
“With more than 80% of professionals in the beauty and hair industry being women, and with women being the hardest-hit by job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, iluk PRO helps self-employed and freelance professionals find the flexibility and financial freedom needed when juggling between family, a full-time job or side-hustle, and time for self-care” said Karine Mazareanu, co-founder and CEO of iluk. “iluk PRO aims at eliminating time wasted switching between apps, and strives to be the all-in-one app a professional will need to manage their business: from client management and online booking, to reminders, connecting their Instagram in order for them to showcase their finest work, as well as having their very own webpage. All of which can be set up in less than 10 minutes.”
iluk is on a mission to build a community of the next generation of entrepreneurs in the beauty and hair industry. iluk believes anyone can be a successful entrepreneur with the right tools and iluk PRO is the first and best tool with which to get started.
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Originally posted on Modern Salon