LocalSalons – Beauty Marketplace

LocalSalons is one of the largest Salon / Beauty Marketplaces on the internet with over 500,000 salons registered in the database. Salons can easily register their business into our directory and manage their listings through their dashboard. Salon owners can upload images, view leads, monitor traffic, manage booking requests and online booking.

Services Provided: Website Design • PHP Development • Graphic Design • Marketing • Social Media • PPC • Search Engine Optimization.

Project Overview

I designed and developed LocalSalons to be one of the largest marketplaces on the internet, with over 500,000 salons in the database. I developed the platform to allow Salon owners to easily add their business to the marketplace and manage their listing through CMS portal which is all custom built.

Below are some screen shots that was designed and developed by me. The website was developed using custom MVC Framework, the pages are dynamically generated through database. The admin section for salons are also dynamically generated.

On the other hand Users can go on the website to search for salons in their area, based on criteria  Zip Code, Service, Treatment Type and if the Salon has a promotion going on the user can filter promotions or coupons to download from the salon’s profile. Users can also read reviews and book directly online to get an appointment request.

Project Features

Used Yelp API to automatically integrate Reviews into salon profiles.
API-Centric infrastructure allows for application stability, meaning I can have any web application connect to localsalons or devices such as Mobile devices (iPads, Smart Phones, etc..) to return listings and appointments. It also allows for easy upgrades and trouble shooting
I developed my own Geo-Tracking system. There were a few out there like Google, Maxmind, Ip2Location etc.. to connect to, however with the large amount of traffic that LocalSalons was taking in. It would’ve increased the overhead on the website. The tracking system uses the same method that Maxmind, and other IP Tracking providers use. Accuracy is about 97% in United States.
I developed administration system that allows users, salon owners to manage their listings, upload photos, and account settings.
Zip Code Radius was an algorithm I worked on for a month. Its really accurate and can pin point a user down to the street their on. It also returns all the salons around the user’s location based on a radius.
LocalSalons is using Stripe API Payment system to manage clients and subscriptions. The subscriptions are billed monthly through Stripe.com
I used MindBodyOnline API to allow salon owners to download their services into our platform. It allows users to choose a service and automatically view availability from a staff and book line with that staff member for services. The booking request is then submitted into the salon’s POS system.
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LocalSalons.com Website Layouts.

Below are some screen shots that was designed and developed by me.
The website was developed using custom MVC Framework, the pages are dynamically generated through database.
The admin section for salons are also dynamically generated.

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