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Talking Beaute with Tamara Reid
By Tracey Lydiard, 16 Sep 2020

Talking Beaute with Tamara Reid

The fabulous Tamara Reid is an entrepreneur, community creator, conversation facilitator, and the founding director of the Beaute Industrie; a professional support group for the beauty industry which recently passed 5,000 members. We got the lowdown from Tamara on the Beaute community, how we value beauty businesses, and what’s happening in the industry right now.

Timely and NHS QR code, the easiest way to stay compliant
By Lynelle Hills, 14 Sep 2020

Timely and NHS QR code, the easiest way to stay compliant

The UK government has updated the close contact service business guidelines for working safely during Covid. From the 18th of September, it will be mandatory for salons and spas to use a system to collect NHS Test and Trace data, this includes accurate staff and client details and movements, and keep this for 21 days. The good news is Timely has you covered with the best software in the business to help you keep your salon, staff, and clients safe and compliant.

Timely Talks Blowing up the Beauty Pie
By Lynelle Hills, 14 Sep 2020

Timely Talks Blowing up the Beauty Pie

The UK beauty pie is worth £28b per year. Can we grow the industry from £28b to £50b, despite a looming recession? For this edition of Timely Talks, we’ve rounded up the  top celebrity stylists, salon coaches and tech gurus from the UK and Ireland. And, our panelists think that if we rally together, beauty businesses can bounce back stronger than ever.

High Intensity Timely Training: Life changing SMS campaigns
By Alex Davies-Parmenter, 11 Sep 2020

High Intensity Timely Training: Life changing SMS campaigns

SMS marketing is a super quick and effective way for you to successfully communicate with your clients, and with THE BEST rates on the market, sending SMS campaigns with Timely will only cost you a few dollars! Not only that; with a 99% open rate and an engagement rate eight times higher than email, Timely’s SMS campaigns are sure to boost your brand, customer retention, and uptake of new services and promotions.

Product party with Timely: Protect your business, staff, and clients with Timely Consult
By Catherine Wright, 8 Sep 2020

Product party with Timely: Protect your business, staff, and clients with Timely Consult

2020 has been a challenging time for business owners with the pressure of multiple lockdowns and a range of new health requirements to consider; from PPE, contact tracing, and new social distancing rules to financial obligations and staff management. The landscape is constantly changing, but Timely Consult is the perfect tool to help you stay in control and protect your business, staff, and clients.

High Intensity Timely Training: Boost your online booking with service groups
By Alex Davies-Parmenter, 2 Sep 2020

High Intensity Timely Training: Boost your online booking with service groups

When clients are booking online and choose the wrong services, it can be an administrative nightmare. Don’t let it put you off online booking! Our service groups feature will save the day. You can put your most commonly paired treatments and services together, making it easier for your clients and saving you hours on the phone.

High Intensity Timely Training: Lightning quick stock ordering
By Jack Harris, 24 Aug 2020

High Intensity Timely Training: Lightning quick stock ordering

Imagine the amazing things you could do with your time if you weren’t stuck in the salon, spending hours ordering stock. Imagine no more! Timely’s Stock ordering feature is so quick you can do it in under a minute, giving you more time for the things you want to be doing.

Timely Talks in association with the British Beauty Council; The future of the UK hair industry
By Lynelle Hills, 19 Aug 2020

Timely Talks in association with the British Beauty Council; The future of the UK hair industry

In this Timely Talk we chat with UK industry legends; Jayne Lewis-Orr, Charlotte Mensah, Josh Wood, Tom Chapman, and Timely CEO Ryan Baker about the impact COVID-19 has had on the UK hair industry, and what things will get better in our industry as a result of coronavirus.

High Intensity Timely Training: Taking photos and storing documents
By Jack Harris, 17 Aug 2020

High Intensity Timely Training: Taking photos and storing documents

Building a detailed client profile with before and after photos, personal details and consultation records helps to safeguard your business and create a personalised client experience, and your important client info is stored safely and securely in Timely, just a few clicks away. 

Business lessons from lockdown
By Sarah Flutey, 11 Aug 2020

Business lessons from lockdown

We recently spoke to hair and beauty legends Karla McDiarmid, Megan Panozzo, Sandy Chong, Larissa Macleman, and Joey Scandizzo about some of the key lessons they think will be important to businesses post lockdown, and what we need to be aware of as we continue to ride the Covid wave.

High Intensity Timely Training: Get serious about client loyalty
By Sarah Flutey, 10 Aug 2020

High Intensity Timely Training: Get serious about client loyalty

COVID-19 has made it harder to get our hands on our favourite brands and products, and we’ve all had to try new things. With this new consumer mindset putting our brand loyalty to the test, business owners need to work harder than ever to keep clients loyal and increase client retention. Luckily, we’ve got the answer with Timely Rewards!

Timely stands with the UK Beauty industry
By Lynelle Hills, 6 Aug 2020

Timely stands with the UK Beauty industry

Beauty businesses in the UK have fought hard to reopen, and with a long-awaited date for beauty salons and spas to reopen set for the 1st of August, appointment books were filled and cash was invested in personal protective equipment and inventory. With less than 24 hours notice, the UK Government then told these businesses to push back their reopening date for at least another two weeks, and we can’t underestimate the huge impact this will have on the industry.