7 Business-Enhancing Apps You Need on Your Phone

L’Oréal Professionnel Style My Hair

  • Helps clients choose their next haircut, style and professional color
  • Incorporates face shape to aid in selections
  • Features the latest trends and red-carpet looks
  • Includes Salon Locator
  • Gallery makes it easy to save favorite looks
  • How-to tutorials included

Redken Style Station

  • Recently upgraded and features more than 6,000 hair color formulas
  • Facilitates foolproof color customization
  • Prevents overprocessing via multiple-alarm timer
  • Fun new emojis
  • Free for iPhone and Android

Salon Centric

  • Access product information, reviews and how-tos by scanning barcodes
  • Directly purchase items or create a “Favorites” list and send to your local store or consultant
  • Educational and event listings
  • Activate an “Add-On Service Calculator”
  • Most popular features found on the homescreen
  • Free for iPhone and Android


  • Remove skin flaws, whiten teeth, correct red eye and even change face shape
  • Create cool lighting effects
  • Defocus or blur backgrounds
  • Remove stray hairs or cover up grays
  • Live edit while preparing to take the photo

Matrix Professional

  • Easy, swipe-able layout that’s intuitive
  • In-depth product information cards
  • Savable, custom color recommendations
  • Technique library
  • Distributor locator
  • “Black Book” for record-keeping
  • Virtual makeover tool
  • Free for iPhone and Android


  • Edit photos; create and save presets
  • Convert any image to unique street art
  • Transform photos into realistic-looking sketches
  • Personalize: draw, write or doodle directly on images
  • Overlay two photos to produce a double-exposure effect
  • $3.99 for iPhone and Android

L’Oréal Professionnel Pro Fiber

  • Acts as a diagnostic assistant
  • Ask clients key questions provided by the app
  • Calculate a hair profile
  • Provide a flexible prescription for hair repair
  • Emailing option allows for client follow-up
  • Free for iPhone and Android

Confessions of a Hairstylist

  • Educational app from Jenny Strebe, @theconfessionsofahairstylist
  • Simple step-by-step updo videos for weddings and other formal events
  • Three new videos updated monthly
  • $9.99 a month/$99 a year for iPhone and Android

Many thanks to our sponsors Redken, Pureology, Matrix, L’Oreal Professionnel, Baxter of California, Level Loyalty and Salon Centric for making this digital supplement possible.

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