Are you a hairdresser or hair salon owner looking to set up a website with online booking for your clients? In this post we describe how to set up a WordPress website for your hairdressing business complete with a easy to use online booking form in just 5 steps.
Step 1: Register a domain and get Ecenica WordPress Hosting
First you’ll need to register a domain and get hosting to let you create your new hairdresser website. At Ecenica we make it easy and save you time by a pre-installing WordPress, the world’s most popular website builder, on our WordPress Hosting plans. This coupled with awesome speed and FREE SSL certificates means you have a fast and secure website for your hair salon or hairdressing business.
You can add WordPress Hosting in just a few seconds:
- View our WordPress Hosting plans and pick the one which suits you. Choose Monthly or Annual and get 2 Months Free.
- Search for a domain name for your business. The domain is what people will enter in their web browser to find your website.
- Continue to checkout.
Step 2: Log in to your pre-installed WordPress site
When you purchase a Ecenica WordPress hosting plan we save you time and pre-install a fresh copy of the very latest WordPress for you. This saves you a heap of time and makes it easy for you to get started.
We’ll send you an email with your new WordPress website details. All you have to do is check your emails for the login link:
https://yourdomain.com/wp-admin and enter the username and password we’ve created for you.
Now you’ve logged in to your WordPress Dashboard you can start setting up your new hairdresser website for your hair salon or hairdressing business.
Step 3: Purchase and install the Premium Theme for your hairdresser website
Now you’ve set up WordPress on your domain you can start customising your website to suit your needs. WordPress uses ‘themes’ which tell your website how it will look. The great thing about WordPress is it offers thousands of themes and is highly customisable to your exact needs.
In this guide we are using the Entrepreneur theme to create our hairdresser website. The Entrepreneur theme is a premium theme, this means much of the work has been done for you as it includes a professional design with stock photos relating to hairdressing, the online booking feature and also support and updates. At the time of writing there is a one-off fee of $59 to purchase this theme. We know lots of businesses like to keep start-up fees low for websites, so it’s worth bearing in mind this is a one-off fee and once you have the theme it is yours to use for as long as you want.
Purchase WordPress Entrepreneur theme here
Once you have purchased the theme you’ll be emailed a link to download the theme files. Choose Installable WordPress File Only
Log in to your WordPress Dashboard. Click Appearance > Themes. Click Add New. Click Upload and then Browse. Select the Entrepreneur theme .zip file you downloaded earlier. Click Install Now
When your theme has finished installing click Activate. This will launch the theme set up wizard.
Step 4: Configure your hairdresser website
Click Let’s Go on the wizard and follow the prompts to install customizations and plugins your hairdresser website will need.
When you get to Theme Demo Style choose Hairstylist and click Continue. Click Continue again to install all the demo content. Keep continuing to finish the setup.
After your website is set up with the demo content you can start customising it to make it yours.
First change the logo. Click Appearance > Customize > Theme Options > Logo. Click the logo and upload your logo image from your PC or Mac.
Next set up your online booking. From the WordPress Dashboard click Appointments > Settings. The booking settings allows you to set how long your time slots as well as how many slots are available throughout the day.
Step 5: Start adding content to help clients find you
Now you’ve got a website setup ready to receive bookings you’ll need content to start to rank on Google and allow people to find you.
- Open your website and click Edit with Elementor
- You’ll now be able to edit your website content. Click a section to change the text.
- Once you’re ready, click the green Update button to make your new changes live on your website.
Congratulations. You are now well on the way to making your new website a success!
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