IN THE BEGINNING…
Technopreneuer Dilan deSilva founder/owner of Webappclouds LLC and salonclouds+ reached his “Eureka Moment” during a casual conversation over a cup of tea one balmy summer afternoon in 2012 with Christy Chorleton the owner of Techniques Salon and Spa.
Christy was in quest of new business possibilities as she laid out the challenges and emerging demands of the salon and spa business in general.
Dilan, an absolute novice to the style industry then, listened diligently and thoughtfully.
His tech-centric mind went into overdrive culminating in a flash of insight as he saw the key to a solution in mobile app revolution that Apple has set in motion since 2008. It was gaining mega momentum in multifarious fields.
Dilan agreed with Christy that it was time to fill the void that was plain to see in the salon industry.
As an embryo project Dilan innovated and designed the Techniques App as his first salon and spa app on iOS software.
It was a simple task and took hardly any time. Besides his Macbook and one developer he managed to create the Techniques Salon and Spa app.
There were over 900 downloads of that app within the first 24 hours of it appearance. Christy naturally was over the moon, ecstatic over the outcome.
As for Dilan, he realized that he has found his own holy grail.
He took the app venture to the cloud as his salon clientele grew leaps and bounds almost overnight.
Webappclouds/Salonclouds+ ascent to the top was no mean task. Dilan single handedly produced the right business model, gathered efficient and qualified manpower who he credits everyday for the success of Webappclouds and saloncloudsplus. Above all built a formidable client base during the span of two years.
From the very beginning the demand for the app has been very positive. There was hardly any need to resort to high-powered advertising. Word of mouth and personal networking were good enough to garner a strong clientele.
The perceptible success of SalonCloudPlus app hardly went unrecognized by the heavy weights in the industry. Dilan is often invited to participate in trade events to speak and make presentations about his highly successful product.
He has come a long way in a very short time. From running a booth with compliments of Raylon in 2012, today he enjoys front-end status as a leading Salon App entrepreneur at these shows and conventions.
The key element to success of SalonCloudsPlus app is its inherent potential in delivering lucrative results speedily and effectively.
The company gives priority to clients’ individual needs, personalize and customize their product to reap higher profits.
For instance, an app for a specific client is created with input and standpoint of the owners and well as their stylists themselves.
Being proactive in its customer centric approach and strategically focused on networking for growth have had a positive effect.
Simplicity is the catalyst for the cloud based SalonCloudsPlus that can effortlessly b used by anyone with a mobile device connected to the Internet.
From its modest one-man beginning, today it has a 30-manpower base with a 24/7 global reach. The company is grateful.
Today the App is making waves with Version 3 providing its clientele with higher benefits.
Based on the cloud, riding the new Salon 3.0 is integrated with some of the high-end salon software and links to Facebook, email and other relevant websites. This new version is helpful in garnering new business, and deploying a high level of search engine optimization.
Its sleek and responsive client-friendly format provides dynamic changes aimed at simplicity, yet geared towards boosting the revenue base of salons and spas.
Being a compulsive innovator Dilan now has sights in introducing an eMagazine to enhance digital lifestyles offered by SalonCloudPlus to its loyal clientele.
This value added media service with editorial and pictorial content will undoubtedly reinforce a respective salon’s brand and popularity.