BOZEMAN, Mont., and DENTON, Texas, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Schedulicity, the leader in online appointment scheduling for small businesses, in conjunction with CosmoProf, a division of Beauty Systems Group, LLC, today announced the winner of the first CosmoProf Gift Card Giveaway. The contest expands the companies' partnership launched in December 2012.
Christine Robart, owner of The Looking Glass Salon in Bellingham, Washington, is the first winner of a $1,000 CosmoProf Gift Card. A new winner will be announced every month over the next year.
"I am so excited, and the timing just couldn't have been better," said Ms. Robart. "I just bought The Looking Glass Salon in February and needed to stock up on merchandise. Because of the CosmoProf gift card, I could order almost everything I needed at once!"
Prompted by an email message from CosmoProf, Ms. Robart switched to Schedulicity in February, ditching her paper calendar for Schedulicity's powerful business-building technology.
"Schedulicity has not only changed the way we work on a day-to-day basis—there is no more phone tag or phone interruption during a service to deal with cancellations and appointment changes—it has helped us reach new clientele and grow the business," Ms. Robart explained.
In February, Schedulicity and CosmoProf kicked off the contest that will give away $1,000 in CosmoProf products every month for one year. CosmoProf PROCLUB members can text "Cosmo60" to 41411, or they can visit www.cosmo60.com to enter the contest and start a free 60-day trial of Schedulicity's award-winning service.
About the Schedulicity and CosmoProf Partnership
Schedulicity provides stylists—and professionals in more than 50 other industries—with powerful online management of service scheduling. By offering access to the calendar through various digital channels (including Schedulicity.com), businesses can easily attract new clients and increase the frequency of their current clients' scheduling.
CosmoProf distributes the largest selection of the most sought-after brands in the beauty business. Reaching more than one million stylists and other professionals, CosmoProf is committed to supporting its customers with world-class professional development, elevating their artistry and making them better businesspeople.
Schedulicity and CosmoProf are transforming the beauty industry with powerful technology that is jaw-droppingly easy to use. "Chris Robart and her Looking Glass Salon are a great example of where the beauty industry is heading," said Jerry Nettuno, Schedulicity CEO. "She is creative, resourceful, and independent. The Schedulicity-CosmoProf partnership is helping Chris improve efficiency, market her business more effectively, and meet the beauty needs of her clients with the very best products and brands in the industry."
Carolyn Corporon, vice president of marketing for CosmoProf, added, "Schedulicity makes appointment scheduling so much easier, but that is just the tip of the iceberg. It is really a powerful business-improvement tool that helps beauty professionals find new customers, promote their services, and sell more products. Together, we help entrepreneurs like Chris Robart succeed."
Complete contest rules can be found at http://pages.schedulicity.com/contest-details/.
Schedulicity is the leading online appointment scheduling solution for small businesses. To date, 22 million appointments have been booked through Schedulicity in more than 2,500 cities across the U.S. and Canada, facilitating more than $1.5 billion in appointment-based commerce. Since launching in 2009 Schedulicity has earned prestigious awards for excellence in technology and customer service. Schedulicity currently serves more than 60 different business industries and 6 million consumers. To sign up for the service or to find a service provider near you, please visit http://www.schedulicity.com.
CosmoProf leads the industry with the largest selection of professional salon brands. Based in Denton, Texas, CosmoProf, is a Division of Beauty Systems Group LLC, which is a subsidiary of Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SBH) CosmoProf is a business support group that provides professional-only salon product distribution and salon support. With more than 1,000 stores in North America and more than 1,000 sales consultants, the company offers the largest assortment of professional salon brands in the industry along with a wide range of professional services including education and trade shows. CosmoProf is the choice for over a million beauty professionals across North America. To learn more, please visit http://www.cosmoprofbeauty.com or CosmoProf's Facebook Page.
Link to January CosmoProf/Schedulicity partnership press release: https://www.schedulicity.com/Company/Releases/Dec-13-2012