Sign Up to Squire for the Culture and Convenience
Men enjoy their time in the barbershop just as much as women enjoy being in the salon. A time to unwind, pamper yourself, and “talk shop.”
Well, 2020 threw us a curveball with the pandemic, and the new standard consists of making reservations, wearing masks, and ordering online.
Squire, is a mobile app that allows you to conveniently book appointments and pay for barber and salon services while supplying owners with customer relationship management software, a point of sale system, and analytics to track clients.
Founded in 2015 by Songe LaRon and Dave Salvant, coining Squire as “The Uber of Haircuts.”
“Over the past three years, the Barber Shops industry in the U.S. has averaged annual growth of 6% to reach $1 billion in revenue”.
LaRon, an attorney, and Salvant in finance turned entrepreneurs, met while attending Columbia University stepped it up a notch while noticing that the barbershops’ blueprint was the same. They were accepting cash-only payments, long wait times, and scheduling irregularities. In this day and age of technology, it was time to upgrade. They took it a step further by running a barbershop to get the full experience, which confirmed their next move to launch Squire.
The app allows customers to search for barbers and salons, book an appointment for $.99, and apply it upon checkout via your smartphone. Quick and convenient!
Squire recently raised $35 million in a Series -B funding round with help from the San Francisco 49ers.
“This Series-B round includes $27 million in equity financing and $7 million in debt financing, bringing the total raised to $46.2 million for the tech startup.
This money from this investment will help the company add financial services to its digital platform, used in 35 cities in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K., according to a press release.”
Currently, Squire is waiving all subscription fees due to the pandemic until December 31, 2020. So in preparation for the new year, give Squire a try. You can find additional information on squire here.
Feature photo credit via (Squire)