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The Top Salon Apps for Beauty Biz Success

The beauty industry has always been a booming place–but in the past decade, the tech industry has taken notice.

The result? Killer software and amazing apps designed to help you boost your biz and drive success in your career. 

As you know, the world of tech (just like the beauty industry) is constantly evolving. These are the latest and greatest apps at the moment–but that doesn't mean new and exciting ones aren't popping up every moment! 

For the moment, we’ve rounded up some of our all-time fave salon apps for industry professionals (like you!) to help streamline your beauty business and take your beauty pro career to the elite level.

Gloss Genius 

Gloss Genius is an app that was designed to help business owners (specifically salon owners!) elevate their businesses, boost their income, and attract new clients. It's another one of those all-in-one kind of apps that provides you with features like:

Several phones show the GlossGenius salon app on their screens.

This image was sourced from GlossGenius.com.

  • Automated appointment scheduling

  • Client management

  • Marketing solutions

  • Payment processing

  • Same-business-day transfers 

And more! The whole goal of Gloss Genius is to treat you like who you are–a professional business owner who wants (and deserves) seamless salon solutions to make everything streamlined.


Want to throw a little freelance work or mobile stylist capabilities into the ring? You want to download GlamSquad.

This app is all about connecting freelance beauty pros with clients looking for services from the best MUAs, nail techs, stylists, and beyond. 

They link up with you and hire you to come to them (wherever they might be). No salon, suite, or booth is needed.  

You can earn more money, set your own schedule, and curate a list of dedicated clientele all from a single app on your phone. 

The new SalonCentric app for iPhone and Android phones features all of your favorite products right at your fingertips. From rates and reviews to barcode scans automatically included in Saved Searches, this new application can provide easier access to reordering products to keep your salon stocked.

SalonCentric’s app makes shopping for salon supplies a breeze by providing:

  • In-app shopping
  • A scanner for barcodes for more information on any product you pick up
  • A healthy list of coupons, sales, and special offers
  • A frequently updated list of events and shows in your area with the option to purchase tickets through the app and sync to your calendar

SalonCentric’s free app is a must for any stylist looking to stay connected and well stocked!

A screen shows a shot of Vagaro, a salon app.

This image was sourced from Vagaro.com

Vagaro is one of those amazing all-in-one apps that offers you a touch of everything. Designed to help you grow your business, it's a CRM-based software with mobile app availability that helps you organize, track, and market yourself simply and effectively. 

Seamless booking? Check. Marketing integrations? Yep. Online store, inventory tracking, POS, and payroll? Oh yeah, all that in more.

StyleSeat is more than just a booking app–it's a platform that provides beauty and wellness pros with exciting ways to connect with new and existing clients, showcase their work, and build their businesses digitally. 

Members of the StyleSeat app are listed on the StyleSeat site where clients can discover their services and unique offerings. Through StyleSeat they can book you (or your salon) online.

 The app allows you to create your own booking website through StyleSeat, grants you access to a wide network of clients seeking out your services, and offers key customization to make your StyleSheat shop all your own. 

A series of phones shows off the salon app StyleSeat.

This image was sourced from StyleSeat.com

Cosmoprof App

Cosmoprof, your exclusive salon partner, has developed an app tailored to the modern stylist for iPhone and Android phones that takes all the wild, moving parts of your life as a stylist and keeps them neat and organized all in one place.

With the Cosmoprof app, you can:

  • Create client profiles detailing everything you need to know about each client, from formulas to basic preferences
  • Organize your schedule with their built-in scheduling feature
  • Process payments quickly via Quick Pay with Square
  • Send and receive messages within the app, eliminating multiple forms of communication to enhance client/stylist relationships

You can keep tabs on every aspect of your business right from your Cosmoprof app.

A phone shows off the salon app from Cosmoprof.


The MINDBODY app is perfect for new stylists who are looking to build their client base and simplify their business. With its’ focus on marketing in addition to business management, the MINDBODY app helps clients find you, aiming to make your small business more efficient.

MINDBODY provides you with the following features:

  • MINDBODY allows clients to find you! Putting your business on MINDBODY will bring you up as an option when clients search for a stylist, helping you grow your business with a single tap.
  • Easy scheduling. The MINDBODY app’s scheduling system allows business owners to control every aspect of scheduling, allowing specific tasks or clients to be assigned quickly and housing each schedule within the app.
  • Quick online booking. Clients can book instantly through the MINDBODY app.
  • Easy-to-use analytics. The MINDBODY app tracks each client interaction, allowing you to see easily what your business looks like through the app analyzing your profits, bookings, and more.

This comprehensive app is a great choice for business owners who are seriously numbers-minded, keeping all of your data in one place while helping clients find you.

Milady's State Board Prep Exam App 

Milady Standard Cosmetology Exam Review is a state board exam prep app.

Milady is the only app of its’ kind on this list—an app for those who aren’t yet stylists, but cosmetology school students on their journey to becoming licensed.

The app offers a question of the day, comprehensive guides, and tons of in-depth chapter tests to help ensure you grasp the material.

If you’re prepping for state boards, using Milady is a must to ensure you are totally prepared to get licensed!

A phone screen shows off the salon app Milady State Exam prep.

This image was sourced from Milady.com

Salon Software By Rosy

Salon Software by Rosy is an ideal service for those of us who are a bit more scatterbrained. It stores all its’ information not on your phone, tablet, or computer, but in the cloud!


This unique software was designed specifically for the salon and spa industry to ensure stylists and businesses can access their scheduling system from anywhere, providing you with the ability to manage your business on the go and the security of knowing your information is safely stored at all times.

So, what do you think? Now that you've seen the potential out there from adding tech to your biz, are you ready to invest in the world of salon apps and beauty apps? We thought so. If you're on the fence about salon apps, we've got advice–give just ONE a try. Watch how it transforms your beauty biz. 

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