If I were a salon…

shanaazp —  November 7, 2013 — Leave a comment

It’s been said that a new haircut is as good as a change of scenery, and many people, especially women could agree.

It’s a new season and with that comes new trends, new hairstyles, new colours and new looks. Whether you’re a male, a female, a child, have long hair or short hair, straight hair or curly hair, a visit to your salon is always in order

Thinking back to when I was a hotel, a concert or even a spa, I have now also thought of how prepaid cards could be useful to me as a salon.

If I were a salon

What would you do with these cards?

Issuing prepaid cards at my salon could come with a number of uses and benefits, both for me and for my clients.

I could use them as instant private label gift cards to issue complimentary treatments, from hair cuts, to colours, washes and  more. I could also sell them so that individuals or corporates can get them as gifts.

What are the benefits of this?

  • No more confusion on whether the voucher has expired, or if it has already been used
  • Easier administration of vouchers that are sold or even given away as a freebie
  • Moving forward onto a paperless system

From rewards to gifts and incentives, there are plenty of other uses for prepaid cards within a salon environment.

1-    Salon gift cards

  • For corporate entities as prizes for customers
  • For corporate entities as incentives for employees
  • For the general public as gifts
  • For my management to give to loyal guests

2-    Rewards cards

  • Reward loyal guests for continued business
  • Swipe anytime they use a salon in my chain
  • Swipes help them build up points or monetary value
  • Exchange points for a salon gift card, a discount on their next visit or perhaps a free service or treatment

3-    Incentive cards

  • For my employees
  • Source of motivation
  • Employee of the month will receive a free treatment or service


  • My first step is to create card numbers on the Tutuka website
  • I could print these numbers onto anything from paper vouchers to plastic cards or even salon-themed cards
  • Once existing clientele have finished with their treatment, I could also issue them with a voucher for other treatments that are not so common, promoting the use of the service as well as offering them an opportunity to come back
  • A gift card can be sold, to customers who wish to give a treatment as a gift
  • The card is scanned or swiped for the payment of these treatments

And there you go, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3:

1- Go to Tutuka’s website

website3 (640x438)

2- Set your login details

signup (800x363)

(NB: you will be derided for weak passwords)

3- Done


You can now create, load and redeem closed loop* prepaid card accounts at your leisure.



Swift and simple, the prepaid process is both easy and beneficial with Tutuka.

*closed loop cards are those issued by a specific merchant and can only be redeemed at that same merchant.


No Comments

Be the first to start the conversation!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s