Vagaro vs Jane
vs Pabau

We help you decide what tool is better – Vagaro vs Jane.

We’ve taken a closer look at the main differences between Vagaro and Jane to help you make a decision. And just to make things more interesting, we’ve thrown Pabau into the mix as well. Here’s a quick rundown of what each one offers.

What does Vagaro do?

Vagaro is a cloud-based salon, spa and fitness business management solution that allows professionals to book appointments and manage various facility roles. It offers an integrated solution to manage bookkeeping, payroll, client databases and inventory management.

It’s a fairly affordable option, with prices starting at $25 a month for one user. On top of their monthly fee, you can pay extra for various add-ons to get all the features you need.

What does Jane do?

Jane App is an all-in-one health and wellness practice management platform. 

Available online and on any device, Jane offers branded online booking, beautiful scheduling, insurance management, customizable charting, online intake forms, patient reminders, integrated payment processing, online appointments (telehealth) and more.

What does Pabau do?

Pabau is an all-in-one clinic management software specifically designed for medi aesthetic clinics. With clients all over the world, Pabau provides everything clinics need to reduce time spent on admin, improve the patient experience, and attract new customers. Because it’s purpose-built for med spas, it has key features that this client base will find particularly valuable.


Let’s start by breaking down the pricing in Vagaro, Jane, and Pabau…


Vagaro’s pricing starts at $25 a month for one user in one location, increasing to $85 a month for 7+ users. If you have multiple locations, you’ll have to get in touch with their team for pricing. 

They also charge for a number of add-ons, for everything from client data storage, forms, text messaging campaigns, and a client check-up app, which all cost $10 a month.


Jane have three tiers: the Base plan which costs CAN$79 a month, the Insurance plan which costs CAN$109 a month, and the corporate plan which costs CAN$399 a month. Bear in mind these prices are all for one user. 

For every additional full-time user you add, it costs between CAN$25-$30 and for every additional part-time user it costs between CAN$12.50-$15. You can also add on their online booking for groups feature for an extra CAN$15 a month.


Pabau charges a flat monthly fee. Pabau’s pricing structure is based on the number of users and every client will get access to all features in the system.

As an all-in-one system, we don’t charge extra for things such as reminder communication, data storage or client photos. The only additional costs you’ll pay are the SMS charges and advanced marketing feature, if needed. 

What are customers saying

Why Choose Pabau Over Vagaro vs Jane Vagaro Jane Pabau
Email and SMS campaigns
Want to alert clients to a special offer? Want to send a targeted campaign to your most loyal clients? You can do this all in Pabau. Jane doesn’t offer marketing emails or SMS.
No online marketplace
Vagaro (optionally) place you on their online marketplace, where you’ll be pitched alongside the competition. With Pabau, you can fully customize the online booking experience with an online booking widget to match the look and feel of your brand.
Before and after photos
Want to upload before and after photos of clients to the system? This is simple to do in Pabau and you can store them directly in the patient file. Vagaro doesn’t have a before-and-after feature.
Built-in video conferencing
Want to hold online consultations and appointments? In Jane, you’ll have to pay an extra monthly fee for this feature. In Vagaro and Pabau, it’s built-in at no extra cost.
Simple, all access features
In Vagaro, you have to pay extra to get certain features such as intake forms and data storage. With Pabau, you have access to the whole system and you won’t have to pay extra to store client details.
Robust reporting tool
Pabau has over 100 reports to choose from to cut and splice your data. You can also create and customize your own reports. Vagaro is a little light regarding reports and you may need additional software.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose
Pabau Over Vagaro and Jane

Pabau is built for medi aesthetic clinics

The best software understands you, your business, and your challenges. Meanwhile Vagaro is mostly for the salons, spas, and fitness industry. Meanwhile, Pabau has been built to meet the needs of medi aesthetic and healthcare businesses.

That’s why it has features that have been created specifically for this sector, such as automated pre-care and aftercare emails, electronic medical records (EMR), before and after photos, injection plotting, customizable forms, and so on. At Pabau, we get you.

One simple price

Want to just pay one simple price each month without having to shell out for extras? If you choose Vagaro you’ll pay a monthly fee and then have to pay extra for everything from data storage to forms. Similarly, Jane only unlocks some features on its pricier tiers - plus you’ll have to pay extra for group online appointments.

In Pabau, we keep it simple. All the features you need are under one roof, charged at one simple price. You don’t need to worry about all your add-ons adding up.

Smarter marketing features

Jane App has a LOT of fantastic features that we know practices will love. However, one area where they are a little light is marketing. Yes, you can send email and SMS reminders in Jane but you can’t send email blast campaigns blast campaigns to a large number of clients in one go.

What that means is you’ll need to budget for an additional tool to do your marketing, such as MailChimp, and ensure it talks to Jane. On the other side, in Pabau you can do everything under one roof using our marketing feature. Easy mode, activated.

Robust reporting

While Vagaro is a little light when it comes to reports, Pabau will enable you to really get under the hood of your business and drill into what’s working - and what needs improving.

In Pabau, you can choose from over 150 prebuilt reports to really drill into your data. Pull all your day-to-day data in a matter of clicks and see appointments, client numbers and revenue. Plus, identify who regularly no-shows, who your big spenders are, and more.

A documented client journey

Clinics need to collect a LOT of documentation before an appointment, right? With Pabau, you don’t have to break a sweat trying to remember everything. Simply use our app to ensure you have up-to-date health records, signed medical consents, and photos.

Not every provider has this functionality, but we know how needed by med spa practitioners. Not only does it protect the client, it also protects your business.

Customers That Chose Pabau Over Others

“After 16 years of using about 20 different client management software systems, this is the only one I can honestly say does it all, and does it all very well.”

Roxanne Merchant,

Head of Operations, Juvea Medical

“Pabau is feature-rich, allowing us functionality to grow as our business needs grow, and at the same time quite intuitive to use. Competing software offerings can’t compete!”

Daniel, Doctor,

G2 review

“I’ve been in business for almost nine years. I’ve tried a lot of different software, but I was always missing some features. This software has everything that saves my time, keeps my records and medical forms in one place, and is easy to use.”

Angelina, Owner

G2 review

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