Top Freeware and Software for Salons

Because so many small businesses out there are salons (hair salons, nail salons, massage parlors, tanning salons, etc) I decided to compile a list of software for salons. Prices range from free, to $1600. Check out the options. If there is a program you like to use that I missed, please let me know under comments and I’ll check it out. Keep in mind that this list is geared towards small businesses, other larger businesses might benefit more from enterprise scheduling software solutions.

30-day free trial, $39.95 to buy.

“Salon Calendar is a modern and easy to use software tool for schedule management in companies or for individual use. It offers a number of features for organizing efficient and handy working schedule for masters in hair salons, beauty, manicure or aesthetic shops, tanning salons, fitness studios, wedding salons, fashion shops, beauty centers, plastic, and cosmetic surgery clinics.”

30 day free trial 99.95 one time fee to buy

“This salon software management program includes an appointment book with drag and drop capability, overwrite protection and a free text feature. There are also inventory, services, and SMS text messaging so you can send an email to a customers cell phone from within the program, payroll, POS with split tendered and split tickets, reports, Gift log, Gift cards, Credit cards, Debit card , Automated Reminders.”

Free trial is for unlimited time, but only lets you input 10 clients. It also includes 30 days of free online appointment booking. They also offer an assortment of hardware solutions and other services such as credit card processing. The “standard” package runs $699 and there are other options including a LAN package at $1599.

“This salon and spa software is a complete salon and spa software package for your salon or spa that is powerful, yet simple-to-use or your money back. Salon Iris salon and spa software tracks clients, inventory, employees, appointments, payroll, networking, and much more. Salon Iris salon and spa software works with cash drawers, bar code scanners, receipt printers, and other hardware, including touch screens.

Free. This is just a fun tool, it is not scheduling/POS.

“With this entertaining and creative software, you can design your own fashion look for Men. This make-over tool for men is loaded with features designed to assist in the creation of a handsome new look. You can experiment with hair styles like Blunt Bob, Casual, Soft Dimensional, Razor cut, Short Topper, Traditional, Twisted Quiff, Wavy Layer and more.”


“NailSoft v1.5 is a Nail and Hair Salon management system. It is used to do daily customers in and out activities. It is user friendly by windows graphical conduction. A password is used to access important information like employee’s data and your own salon pricing list. Also, you can tell exactly when was the last time the client came in for service, and what he/she had and who served him/her.”

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