If you’re selling add-ons such as styling products alongside hairdressing appointments, these can easily be added to the appointment transaction at checkout.
You can also allocate resources to a service, for example rooms or chairs. When a service is booked where a certain resource is required, it will then be booked automatically. Similarly, specific staff members can be added to a service.
To keep the booking calendar free conflicts, you can book in personal events that apply to your business schedule. For example, lunch and time off can be booked so that customers won’t be able to opt for a service during these times when a team member is unavailable.
A paid Appointments subscription (2+ users) includes advanced staff permissions called Team Plus (normally $35/month). This lets you create custom permissions and roles for different employees about what features they can access in the app. The free plan for one user has a decent range of team settings already, including timecards, shifts and staff analytics, but only one set of permissions.
The Square Payroll subscription (from $40 monthly) adds a host of tax, accounting, contracting and payroll features useful for paying staff in salons.
With staff commissions, you can add tiered or flat-rate commissions that apply when certain services or products are sold. Otherwise, various tipping options can be set up in the app.