9 Reasons To Get Rid of Cash in the Salon

Mar 06, 2024

Ah, cash - that green paper with dead presidents on it that seems to get moldy and smelly if left in your jeans too long. We've all been there - after a long day of color corrections, smoothing out split ends, and fighting off Karen's demands for free highlights, you just want to collapse into the shampoo bowl. But first, you've got to do the dreaded cash-out for the day. Coins jingling, paper money sliding everywhere - is this really how we want to spend our evenings? Friends, I'm here today to tell you: there is a better way. It's time to ditch the dirty dollars and switch your salon to a cashless system once and for all.

  1. Say goodbye to counting stacks of cash

Let's be real, no one likes dealing with piles of cash. It's time-consuming, tedious, and, let's face it, kind of gross. Plus, do you really want to be that salon owner who has to make a trip to the bank every day just to deposit your hard-earned money? Ain't nobody got time for that.

2. Safety first

In this day and age, carrying around large amounts of cash is just asking for trouble. With credit and debit cards, there's no need to worry about getting robbed or losing all your profits in one fell swoop. Keep yourself and your salon safe by going cashless.

3. Bookkeeping made easy

Trying to keep track of all those cash transactions can be a nightmare for any business owner. Going cashless means all your transactions are automatically recorded and organized for you. No more sifting through receipts or trying to remember what services were paid for in cash.

4. Quick checkouts = happy clients

We've all been there - waiting in line behind someone who is fumbling with their wallet trying to find exact change while the rest of us impatiently tap our feet and mentally calculate how late we'll be for our next appointment. You can speed up the checkout process and keep your clients happy by going cashless.

5. Keeping up with the times

Let's face it: we're living in a digital world now. People expect businesses to have modern payment options like credit cards and mobile payments. Don't get left behind by sticking with old-fashioned cash-only transactions.

6. Convenience is key

Not only is it convenient for your clients to pay with their preferred method (hello, Apple Pay), but it's also convenient for your stylists and you as a salon owner. No more running out of change or dealing with counterfeit bills - just swipe or tap away!

7. Secure your profits

Cash can easily get lost, stolen, or misplaced. You can ensure that all your hard-earned profits are safely deposited into your account by going cashless. Plus, you can easily track discrepancies with digital records of all transactions.

8. Save time on bookkeeping

Bookkeeping is the bane of many business owners' existence. But by going cashless, you can save yourself time and headaches when it comes to managing your finances. No more sorting through piles of receipts or trying to balance the books - it's all done for you!

9. It's just plain cool

Let's be real: having a sleek credit card reader or accepting mobile payments just makes your salon look cooler. And who doesn't want to be known as the trendiest salon in town? So ditch the cash and embrace the future - your clients (and your time) will thank you!

Now that we've gone through 9 compelling reasons to get rid of cash in the salon, it's time to take action! Say goodbye to fumbling with wrinkled bills, remembering to run to the bank, and hello to a sleek and modern payment system. Plus, let's not forget about the added safety and security measures for you, your stylists, and your clients. No more worrying about theft or carrying around large sums of money. And with the convenience of digital payments, you'll never have to worry about running out of change or dealing with complicated transactions. So what are you waiting for? It's time to join the cashless revolution and take your salon experience to the next level! 

If you're feeling overwhelmed or unsure about making the transition, don't fret. Our coaches at DTH are here to help. We understand that change can be scary, but trust us, this one is definitely worth it. So go ahead and set up a free discovery call with us today to learn more about how we can guide you through the process seamlessly. Don't miss out on all these amazing benefits - make the switch to a cashless salon now!

“Wait! What will our front desk do if we get rid of cash?!” Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Check out this post, or maybe this one, but definitely this one

Christen Barrs is the owner of Good Hair Collective and a coach for Destroy the Hairdresser.  You can set up a discovery call with Christen directly. She firmly believes in a cashless salon and has some crazy stories to share with her students about when being cashless kept her from getting robbed.