Attempts to Reproduce the Internet Success of

Pleasanton, California (EastBayDaily) — is poised to transform the salon industry by borrowing the blueprints from their neighbors in San Francisco. With their website, they have created a community for their users to browse the latest styles, the best reviewed stylists, and newest salon promotions. Salons are also provided with a unique and easy to update webpage, where clients can book appointments online 24/7. The company based out of Pleasanton, California has also designed a calendaring system for their salon software that syncs directly with the appointments booked online by clients.

Sound familiar? For those of you familiar with the website, it should. The company that revolutionized the restaurant industry and went public in March 2009 created a plan for success that Vagaro is attempting to follow and integrate with their salon software. “This is the future,” said Denise Avant, a salon stylist with over 22 years of experience in the industry. “People do their shopping online, book their flights online, and now they will book their hair appointments online.”

Online booking is just one of the many features offers their customers. Salons registering on the website are provided with the tools needed to manage their product inventory, payroll, point of sale, email marketing and several other features. “ gives me everything I need to run a successful business,” explained Daydre Eastwood of Streaks Salon in Modesto California. I’ve seen my business grow every month since I registered my salon. With the marketing tools Vagaro gives you, their salon software pays for itself.”

“Giving salons the ability to market themselves on our website is what makes our company unique from other salon software,” explains CEO Fred Helou. “We provide salons with the ability to send exclusively designed mass emails beyond their existing clientele and to their targeted demographic in just minutes.” This is not the only method for marketing salons on They also feature over 200 social networks where salons can advertise their special promotions and customers can post reviews and testimonials to aid in expanding the popularity of their stylist. “I love having my clients confirm their appointments online because it gives me the freedom to focus on other parts of my business instead of spending hours every night calling my customers,” said Gina Gomez a stylist located in Ripon, California.

“We want to integrate the latest technology with our salon software,” explained Helou. “I created this company with the intent to revolutionize the salon industry.” In late December 2009, released their iPhone app, the Vagaro Pro that allows service providers to manage their entire business from their smart phone. With many more exciting new products like the Vagaro Pro for iPad scheduled to be released in mid 2010 it appears that there is no limit as to what new technologies can combine with their already innovative salon software. Details at

About is headquartered in Pleasanton, California and was founded in April 2009. Their beauty salon software was created with the intent to improve the quality of customer service and attract new clients to ensure that their registered salons have fully booked calendars. Vagaro LLC is a cutting edge hair salon software company that provides their customers with innovative technology with the capability to run a successful business. For more information please visit


Zach Franceschetti