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We are very excited to have Tim as a keynote speaker at our upcoming virtual event The Sola Sessions Reconnected. Tune in for a sneak peek of some of the inspiration and motivation you’ll get from Tim on our virtual Sessions stage and what he is most looking forward to about connecting with our community at the event.   Read More

As a beauty professional, ongoing education is not only an edge, it is essential to growing in your craft and career. Whether you are seeking updated certifications, new skills, cutting-edge beauty tools, or business savvy classes, ongoing education is key to ensuring salon growth and prosperity.   Read More

Education is crucial in the beauty industry, that's why so many salon professionals who double as an educator wear their title with pride! If you're looking to elevate your career, we know a few educators that are sure to inspire your education aspirations. Check out the third edition of our "Sola's Best Of Series,"  featuring 4 Educators who Elevate!  Read More

Britt Seva has made a name for herself as the social media and marketing guru for hairstylists. To say we are thrilled to have Britt join us as a keynote speaker at The Sola Sessions Reconnected is an understatement! We couldn’t wait until Monday, May 17th to learn from her, so we invited Britt to connect with us on the Sola Stories Podcast to share some marketing fundamentals that will improve your business and your life. So, the question is, are YOU ready to thrive?  Read More

Most of us remember learning about the 3 R’s in elementary school – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The 3 R’s teach us to use only what is needed and to utilize recycling programs. This thinking has persevered for generations, and for the most part, this is still true. Reducing consumption will be a major contributor to driving down carbon emissions and limiting what we need to responsibly dispose of. But in an age of rapid innovation, do the other two R’s still hold true?  Read More

Have you heard of Clubhouse yet? This invite-only, audio-based social media platform has been the hottest new app of 2021. Read on for 5 reasons why you should get in on the Clubhouse action  Read More

You’ve been dreaming about owning your own salon, about the flexibility and the possibility of being your own boss. But, how do you know if you’re really ready?  Read More

After the challenges 2020 brought us, we are desperate to reconnect with our community and have our community reconnect with each other - and that's exactly what The Sola Sessions Reconnected is all about. Sola’s first virtual education event will be co-hosted by Kim Bennett (@kimi_kisses) and Steven Wren (@mrwrencuts), and our dynamic co-hosting duo has teamed up on this episode to share what they are most looking forward to.  Read More

The Sessions are all about connection, and after a rollercoaster of a year, we are ready to reconnect with all of you! On Monday, May 17th, we are bringing the Sola Sessions to you for a virtual event. Here are 10 reasons why you'll want to join us.  Read More

We are excited to announce the Sola Exchange Program! You will be able to work in someone else’s studio and take over their clients for a week, in the interest of trying to rebuild our Sola community.  Read More

Andrew Carruthers has been a friend to the Sola family for a long time and has had a career that’s truly been a journey. Tune in to hear what initially drew him into the beauty industry, how he became Director of Education for Sam Villa, and how he’s successfully pivoted his career so many times.   Read More

As a salon owner, you wear so many hats. Systems help you create more efficiency in your business so you can spend more time doing the things you love most. On this episode, Faces of Sola Ashley White and Steven Wren share how they lean into the tools created by Sola to set themselves up for success and, if you're not already leaning into any of these tools, how you can get started.   Read More

At Sola, we want you to create the salon of your dreams with space and structure that empowers your business to flourish. We provide the space, but it is your creative and entrepreneurial spirit that truly brings your studio to life. Your Sola is your castle, your oasis, your creation station, your zone of genius - and it is up to you to make it support your highest goals and dreams.  Read More

If you’re uncomfortable with the idea of selling products to your clients, you’re leaving a lot of money on the table... money that could literally pay your salon's weekly rent. We know - you’re an artist, not a salesperson, but think of it this way: You’re actually doing your clients a service when you send them home with the products they need to preserve their hair color, keep frizz at bay, tame unruly curls or add volume to limp, lifeless locks. They’ll thank you later when they notice that the sulfate-free shampoo you recommended kept their color from fading or that they were able to recreate the look you gave them in the salon because they bought the styling products and tools you recommended.  Read More

Let’s talk retail! We brought Ashley Lantz, 2018 Faces of Sola and the queen of paying her rent in retail, back on the Sola Stories podcast to talk about how she uses retail to positively impact her bottom line. Listen as Ashley discusses how leaning into the tools provided by Sola have helped her retail business grow.  Read More

As an independent salon owner, selling retail is a major opportunity for increasing your bottom line. Not only do you get to choose the products that line your shelves, but you also get to keep 100% of the profits from the retail you sell. Check out the second edition of our "Sola's Best Of Series,"  featuring 7 Solapreneurs who are total retail rockstars.  Read More

Are you trying to set new goals to help your business grow? Knowing and understanding your numbers are the fastest way to make positive changes that impact your bottom line. To see significant growth in your business, you need to understand the parts of your business that show whether you are meeting or exceeding your guests' expectations, improving guests' loyalty, and increasing your overall revenue. Tune in as we read ‘Understanding Your Sola Business' from the Sola blog.  Read More

It is important to regularly assess your business for a few reasons. As a Sola Professional, you are in total control of your own opportunity and earning potential. So whether you’re trying to set new goals to help your business grow or know how successful you were last quarter, it is up to you to know your numbers so that you can make positive changes that impact your business.  Read More

To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, nothing is certain except death and taxes, and with April 15 creeping up on us, we asked Ashley Lantz to help navigate the murky waters of filing your taxes as an independent salon owner. Ashley is a SolaGenius Ambassador and owner of TressPassing in Avondale, Arizona, just outside of Phoenix.  Read More

Our guest on this episode is a master at setting up systems to run an efficient business, and when it comes to using the tools and resources Sola has put forth, she leans in 100%. Listen as Tahesa Nelson, owner of Studio 406 talks about the key systems that allow her to balance her salon and personal life to feel fulfilled behind the chair and at home with her son.  Read More

A new $900 billion Coronavirus relief bill has been signed into law by the President. The bill includes updates to the Paycheck Protection Program, which most people simply call “PPP”.  The PPP is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.  Read more about these loans and how they can offset your 2020 losses.  Read More

As a single black mother, being a successful business owner has not been easy. However, I am confident that I am demonstrating to my son and others that being successful is rewarding.  Read More

When salons first shut down at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we immediately turned to our friends at Barbicide to educate our community on how to safely return to their salon as soon as governments allowed. We are grateful for our ongoing partnership with Barbicide and are thrilled to welcome Leslie back to the Sola community on the Sola Stories Podcast!   Read More

We are totally swooning over these stunning studios! Check out the first edition of our new "Sola's Best Of Series," featuring the top 10 studios we're crushin' on right now.  Read More

Listen up, Sola newbies! On this audio blog, we’re reading So you signed your lease, now what?  Since becoming a #SolaBoss comes with both triumphs and challenges, it's not uncommon to take a step back from being on cloud nine and ask, “What next?” Tune in for a list of to-dos and priorities you should focus on in the first few weeks of your new life as a Sola salon owner.   Read More

 
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