Empty salons because of the coronavirus pandemic

A hairy situation

Picture this.

The global coronavirus pandemic is finally over.

People quarantined in their homes for months finally step outside to celebrate with their friends and family.

However, no one can recognize each other anymore.

After months no access to barbers, hair stylists and beauticians, everyone looks like they stepped off the Paleolithic Era.

everyone after leaving their homes after the quarantine period

Fortunately, the situation does not necessarily have to be this way, thanks to technological solutions.

The impact of coronavirus

The global coronavirus outbreak is posing a huge challenge for almost every major industry.

The salon industry is also expected to be hit quite hard.

With governments putting cities into lockdown mode and restricting people from going out of their houses, hair and nail salons are struggling to find a steady stream of customers right now.

And unless businesses adapt, they stand to lose millions in earnings.

At a time when people are concerned about stocking up on essentials, visiting a salon may be the least of people’s worries at this moment.

However, that doesn’t mean people will not need salon services during this time.

After all, grooming has become such an integral part of our lives.

And with no certainty about the length of the quarantine period, your customers would not wish to go a long time without their timely haircuts and beauty treatments.

You can capitalize on this by providing on-demand salon services to your customers through a salon app.

How can salon apps be beneficial now?

1. Online appointment

Using your app, your customers can see available dates and times for booking and reserve a timeslot that best suits them.

The customers can also view when their favorite stylists and beauticians are available for booking.

This saves them the hassle of making repeated phone calls to the salon and coordinating with the beauticians.

2. Contactless payment

It is well known that physical currencies like cashes, coins and cards

can harbor germs and viruses for long periods of time.

At a time when people are staying at home to minimize getting infected, payments with cash during this pandemic is almost suicidal.

With in-app contactless payment methods, both you and your customers can thus minimize the risk of coming into contact with the virus.

3. eCommerce store

Your customers may run out of their products like facewash, shampoos etc. while being quarantined.

You can help them out by giving them a platform to purchase their necessary healthcare and grooming products.

Additionally, they will receive their products at their doorsteps, saving them from

4. Push notifications

Through push notifications, you can keep your customers informed about when your staff will be reaching their houses.

This will allow them to prepare for their visit and take the necessary precautions.

You can also notify them when a certain product is available at your e-store and give them updates about their orders.


The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted how going mobile can save several industries right now.

With no end in sight for the end of coronavirus, developing a salon app for your business is guaranteed to help you keep your business afloat.

Developing the perfect app requires finding a company that listens to your ideas and brings them to life.

Fortunately for you, help is just a click away.

Idea Usher has years of experience developing iOS and Android apps for the salon industry.

Our team of expert programmers, designers and testers ensure that your app is built to your specifications and provides your customers with a smooth in-app experience.

Get in touch with us to get free quotes.

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