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Social Network Meet Meevo Cloud-based salon management program Meevo takes the Millennium model to a whole new level. Founder and CEO John Harms explores his latest business-building platform. Appointment Book Why Meevo? What changes in the pro-beauty industry led to its creation? We created Meevo because it's everything the beauty industry could ever want in a software program: It's smart, beautiful, simple and derived from decades of industry knowledge, experience and thousands of our clients' feedback. We understood that beauty professionals want a cloud-based option that allows them to save money on hardware, maintenance and backups. So we did that, but we also included never-beforeseen features and motivational tools that are going to wow salon owners, managers and service providers all over the world. We've seen salons incorporating more and more tablets, touch devices and wireless computing, so we developed Meevo to encompass all of these things along with the award-winning features that are in our flagship product, Millennium. I can't wait for beauty professionals to finally be able to experience the excitement I've felt while helping to develop this program! What sets Meevo apart from other similar programs on the market, including its Millennium predecessor? First, it was visually designed by graphic designers and then programmed by software developers. That means that someone who is more "right-brained," as hairdressers tend to be, has designed how the system looks and feels, rather than someone who thinks more analytically. The result is a system that is beautiful and easy to use. Millennium is known for providing amazing growth to its users through business tools, client loyalty systems and accurate reports. So, Meevo needed to follow in those footsteps and involve even more ways to motivate staff, such as Smart Boards that show all major growth indicators and revenue with gauges and dials that make understanding these numbers easier. What is one of your favorite Meevo features? Meevo's Convobar is a patented natural language processor that attaches to everything you do in Meevo. One of its coolest attributes is its ability to interpret what clients are asking for when they're booking an appointment-it understands typed phrases such as "Haircut with Kathy" or "Bob tomorrow or next Tuesday," and immediately shows all of Kathy's or Bob's available, relevant times on the screen. Management Smart Board To learn more, visit FACEBOOK SHOUT-OUTS! We asked our Facebook friends, "What do you love most about being a hairstylist?" Here are a few of their responses! Adrienne Lopez: I love being part of my client's good day. Seeing that radiant smile makes everything worthwhile! Lillie Booker: I love transforming everyday-hair into head-turning glamour. 122 | BEAUTY LAUNCHPAD | NOVEMBER 2013 Alva Jo Evern Spencer: I love the relationship and trust I have built with my clients. Antonia Nardulli: Knowing that I created the best accessory that they have! Their hair! Beretta N Benitez: Making people feel beautiful.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty LaunchPad - November 2013

Beauty LaunchPad - November 2013
Log On
Editor’s Notebook
On the Cover
Salon of the Month
Giving Back
Runway Report
Mood Board
Free Launch
Quick Tips
Social Network

Beauty LaunchPad - November 2013