Wednesday July 15, 2020

Salon software firm aims to help clients avoid taking too big a Covid cut

Phorest has 7,000 hair and beauty clients between Ireland, Britain, the US, Australia, Germany and Finland

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

28th June, 2020
John Doran, director of engineering at Phorest, has been busy since the government announced hair salons can open from tomorrow. Picture: Arthur Carron

John Doran was relaxing outdoors last Friday, enjoying some socially distanced beers with friends at the end of a long week.

Then the government announced that hair salons would be reopening on June 29, and whatever plans the director of engineering at Phorest had for the weekend went out the window. After three months of lockdown, it was go-time.

Phorest provides software for hair and beauty salons that allows them to manage their day-to-day operations, from...

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