Clever collaborations can transform salon businesses...

Did you know that hairdressing boasts double the UK average of business owners aged 25 and under*? We’re just going to let that sink in...

Whether you’ve been gunning for business ownership right from the start, or it’s been a slow-burn goal as you’ve gained industry experience, hairdressing supports and encourages young entrepreneurs.

We’re not going to sugar-coat it: turning that pipe dream into reality takes hard work, dedication and planning but the good news is you don’t have to do it alone.

You may have used Treatwell as a customer but for hair and beauty businesses, there’s a whole online marketplace to help you get organised, so that you can concentrate on creativity and client care. 
“Treatwell was the first company to tackle the creation of an online hair and beauty marketplace, and today we are the biggest in Europe. About 20 million hair and beauty appointments are booked via our website and app – that’s one every 1.5 seconds.” says Jeff Sloan, Data Product Manager at Treatwell.

“We realise some salon owners find data scary, but it’s actually vital for helping you understand what people want from you, and how you can adapt your business to thrive. For example, we know that almost half of all bookings through Treatwell are made when salons are closed, and 35 per cent are made last-minute. That shows that people want to make bookings anywhere, anytime. So we take that data insight and turn it into business actions for the salon – helping them get online, of course, but also things like being smarter about pricing or what to include on their treatment menus.”

For consumers, Treatwell makes booking hair and beauty appointments simple, fast and around the clock, with reviews from other users helping them to make informed choices. But salons need Treatwell too, as Jeff points out:

“Our software helps salons manage their diaries, employees and their cashier system and it allows us to see their availability – and in seeing that, we can deliver customers to them.

“We have lots of exciting new product developments in the pipeline to help our partner salons better maximise their occupancy and build awareness.”

*UK Hair & Barber Council Report 2019