'Hailo for haircuts' app launch

Two entrepreneurs are aiming to capture a slice of the multi-billion euro global beauty business with a new service dubbed 'Hailo for haircuts'.

Gillian Nelis

Managing Editor @gnelis
10th August, 2013
Kieran Walsh and David O'Flynn of WhatSalon. Photo: Feargal Ward

Two entrepreneurs are aiming to capture a slice of the multi-billion euro global beauty business with a new service dubbed 'Hailo for haircuts'. WhatSalon, which launches in Cork today, allows customers to book last minute hair or beauty appointments via an app on their mobile phone.

The system is similar to that used by Hailo, which allows users to find and electronically 'hail' taxis that are available nearby. Users of the app specify the hair...

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