When your profile is complete you'll be listed in our Client Search Directory which has over 4 million clients that are searching and booking with StyleSeat professionals. If a client searches for your name or a service you offer near your location, you'll appear so they can book with you.
Here are some great tips on increasing your rank in our directory so you can get in front of more clients:
1) Activate online booking!
Make sure you have online booking turned on! Clients use StyleSeat to find professionals they can book online so we'll always promote professionals who have online booking turned on over those that don't. You can turn this feature on by going to your profile page and then clicking "Settings".
2) Add your appointments to your StyleSeat calendar
When you or a client books an appointment through StyleSeat, that actually gives you a slight boost within our directory. That's because we want to make sure that we're only sending clients to active professionals. If you have some upcoming appointments you haven't added to your StyleSeat Calendar yet, be sure to add those in to get a quick boost.
3) Encourage your clients to book with you online!
While booking appointments by hand can definitely do the job, appointments booked by your clients through your profile actually count for more and give you a larger boost within our system. If a client wants to book with you, be sure to encourage them to visit your StyleSeat profile (styleseat.com/____) and book their appointment online.
4) Build your number of reviews
Your reviews also impact your StyleSeat rank: the more you have, the higher you'll appear! We help you by sending your clients a link to leave a rating and written review after their appointment. That's another reason to make sure you add all of your appointments to the StyleSeat Schedule - not only will you get a boost for adding the appointments, you'll also start generating more reviews.
If your client does not have an email address stored in your client list, the review notification will be sent as a text message notification.
5) Apply for ExpressPay
It's quick, convenient and easy to use! For those reasons, we give a boost to professionals enrolled in our Express Pay feature. To learn more about Express Pay and apply, click here.
6) Enroll in our New Client Delivery Program
Want StyleSeat to actively work to place new clients in your chair AND receive a bump in your search rankings? Sign-up for StyleSeats new client delivery program by clicking here!
7) Add at least 4 gallery photos
To upload a photo you'll want to log in to your account on a computer, go to Manage Photos, and click on the grey boxes you see appear. On the left you can upload a Profile Photo and in the middle of the page you can upload Gallery Photos.
You can also upload a Gallery Photo from the mobile application. To do so, select the gray camera icon from the top right hand corner of the main dashboard page. This will open the photo upload screen, so you can upload directly from your phone. Note: It can take up to 30 minutes to show your photos in the "My Photos" page of the application, however, they are automatically live on the desktop website.
8) Add a Profile Photo
To add a profile photo while managing your account on a desktop, please go to MANAGE PHOTOS and select "CLICK TO UPLOAD" under "My Profile Photo".
To upload a profile photo from your mobile device, please tap on MORE and select Profile Photo.
9) A service menu and prices
To add services or update your service menu from a computer, just go to EDIT SERVICES.
To add/edit services from the mobile app, just go to the "More" tab and tap on the "Services" button. Click on the plus sign icon to add new services. Click on the pencil icon to make edits to existing services.
*Be sure to click “Save Service” once finished.
There are a few variables that can help bump up your profile into the top search results when potential clients are searching your services and location. The order of appearance in search results is dependent upon relevance of keywords between the searched item, and the pages being searched. For example, if your StyleSeat profile lists you as a hairstylist in San Francisco, CA, and you offer a haircut as one of your services, someone who types in “haircut, San Francisco, CA” will receive your profile in their search results, though not necessarily on the first page.
Proper service titles, reviews, location/contact information, and profile/gallery photos are super important because they help to boost your search ranking.
Make sure you use the correct words, and simple descriptions when defining your profession and services. These provide the keywords that will help your page show up in search results. A client won’t typically search “Fabulosity Fierce French Manicure”, But they will search “Manicure” or “French Manicure”.
10) Add your availability
To set your availability on the desktop version of StyleSeat, please log in to your account and go to EDIT AVAILABILITY.
On mobile, please tap on MORE and select AVAILABILITY.
11) An About Me
To add your About Me on a computer, please log in to your account and click on EDIT BASIC INFO.
To add your About Me on a mobile device, please tap on the More icon at the bottom of your screen and then select Personal Info.