Growing Success in Hair and Beauty

9 August 2019


In 1975, John Gunner purchased a barber shop that had been operating in Walton-on- Thames since 1931. Changing everything except the name, he transformed it into a thriving unisex salon. He then moved the business to Addlestone where it’s been for 30 years. Nowadays it’s a sizeable concern with 20 staff, 16 styling stations, 2 beauty rooms and a sunbed. Although John remains in overall charge, his son Andrew is gradually assuming more responsibility. “I deal with finances, performance, IT systems
– and even a few clients.”

They’ve been using Salon IQ software for nearly three years “It’s intuitive and simple to explain to new joiners. You can easily log in and work out what to do without much thought.”
He’s also impressed with the service from Salon IQ.

“Whenever we call, they’re very helpful and we’ve really got to know their team.”

Christies and Paymentsense

“Salon IQ told us about Connect integrated payments, so we met with Paymentsense who beat our rates.”
Connect lived up to its promise.

“It completely stopped miskeyed transactions. There’s no need to re-key card payments into the till and it’s so straightforward that our receptionist has time to talk to each customer.”

Balancing the till is easier too.

“We used to spend up to an hour faffing with card payment discrepancies or matching up receipts. Now we do it all in half the time and go home.”

Overall, Andrew is pleased with the service.

“I’m very happy to recommend Paymentsense. I know how well it’s working because I don’t have to think about it too much. I can concentrate on other aspects of the business.”

For more information please call Karen our Paymentsense specialist 01892 280123

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