Open Hair

Industry:  Service Industry
Solution: PHP Application Development

The Project

Our client based in Boston, USA wanted us to design and develop a website that will work as a one-stop hair-stylist appointment booking platform. The project demanded us to deliver a simple interface, where customers looking for Hair-stylists and hair care can search using their zip code and Book an Appointment online of their preferred stylist as per their chosen time, location and budget.

The Challenge

Open Hair website development was a challenge that required us to build a booking platform for hair salons across multiple locations and schedule appointment of ‘n’ number of hair stylists associated with the salon based on their availability (timing). The project demanded an easy-to-use interface, while ensuring that customers using the website can click-through and choose their Salon, Hair Stylist, Appointment day, time and also choose preferred rates. The website also showcases special deals from listed Salons, and also allow customers to rate stylist and offer Recommendation (visible after moderator’s permission).

Approach

  • Easy-to-use interface
  • Customers need to login to book an appointment through the website or their Facebook account.
  • Search Salon using Zip Code.
  • Search Stylist under ‘preferred salon’.
  • Search appointments by budget.
  • Rate & Recommend Hair stylists on the dedicated page.
  • Recommendation guided by moderation.
  • Secure Payment process

Solution

  • Developed a one-time website registration feature.
  • Registered users have to ‘Sign in’ to book an appointment.
  • Search appointments by budget – using minimum & maximum limit.
  • Book appointments by stylist availability (timing).
  • Cancel Appointments.
  • Rate Stylist (on 1 to 5), Recommend Stylist.
  • Recommendation programmed to be visible only by moderator’s permission.
  • Secure Payment (Paypal) Integration.
  • Receive Payment Summary, Acknowledgement of Booking Confirmation (by email).
  • Manage Appointments, Customer rating and Recommendations seamlessly.
  • This concept can also be implemented for various similar service sectors like Spa, Beauty Parlors, Clinics, and Multi-specialty Hospitals.

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