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kaiba
April 30, 2014, 12:03pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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HI, first of all I would like to say that I'm not trying to sell anything here. I'm just a stay at home dad that's trying to become a web designer.


My dad was a hairdresser for most of his life, he drowned a couple years ago on vacation. To honor him, I was thinking of building a component so hairdressers could put on their website so that customers could go straight on the website and take their appointment directly.

The problem is, and please correct me if I'm wrong but I think they're is a lot of variables to consider when making appointments in your industry that may make my idea really not work in real life.

Let me give you an example: say your client wants to have a cut and color, I'm guessing the length of his hair has major impact on the length of the appointment? In that case, I couldn't generalize a duration of an appointment. Also, I remember him taking more then 1 customer at once, I think he'd factor in the blowing time (really hope that's how you guys call this  ) so that he could start a new customer while the last one was still under the dryer.

Was this only "his thing" or is this a practice that most of you do.

I am asking because If so, I wont waste my time trying to code something like this if in practice, having a website like this would not be useful.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read, any comments/suggestion are really welcomed.

Have a great day,

Jonathan
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Flobot
August 12, 2014, 12:53pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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Hello Jonathan, it seems like a good project to me if you're good at coding. I think if you're building a scheduler you let the hairdresser decide how long they think on average each service takes. Then they populate the system with their services e.g. a cut and blow dry with the time it takes e.g. 1 hour. So, when you put the scheduler online the customer picks the service and it pre-fills the slot with the correct time.

And yes there is a lot of hairdressing software out there. We have some hairdressing salons that use ours - but that doesn't mean there isn't room for one more!
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