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As an independent salon owner, you wear many hats, and sometimes it may feel challenging to juggle all of your day-to-day tasks, stay organized and maintain a healthy work-life balance. But we've got you covered... because, with Sola, you can have it all. Check out these 4 ways you can streamline your business and stay organized in 2022!   Read More

Are you ready to make 2022 your best year yet?  In this episode, we are joined by Faces of Sola Drew Inge and Genia Church along with industry experts Michael Cole and Nina Tulio to talk all things budgeting, raising prices, growing your clientele, goal-setting and goal-getting. Press play on this episode to start celebrating your wins, both big and small, and find out how to integrate these best practices to make this your best year yet!   Read More

A new year is a perfect opportunity to get organized. After the holidays, things may feel a bit chaotic. Be patient with yourself as you get things back in order after the holiday rush. From self-care to schedule mastery, the time has come to set the foundation for a productive and successful year.  From self-care to schedule mastery, the time has come to set the foundation to ring in 2022. It’s time to level up. Are you with us?   Read More

As we are still celebrating the magic of the New Year, we wanted to bring two of the most inspiring people in the Sola family to talk about setting intentions and goals for 2022. Press play on this episode to join the conversation with Kim and Steve, and discover how to take achievable action steps to reach your goals and fulfill your 2022 intentions!  Read More

As 2021 comes to an end, it’s time to take a deep breath and recharge. But with the added pressure of setting goals for the new year, taking time to rest after the holiday rush is often easier said than done. Our guest, Dawn Bradley, is here to help remind us that we can’t take care of others before taking care of ourselves first.  Read More

2021 Face of Sola Alyssa Wiener joins us on this Sola Stories episode to share her story about what intrigued her to join the beauty industry, why she was drawn to vibrant hair colorations, and what it was like opening her Sola salon studio during the height of the pandemic. Find out how in her salon, Lucky 13, she can create a safe space where everyone feels welcome, heard, and seen. With Alyssa’s authenticity and empathy, her clients can feel confident embracing their authentic selves.  Read More

We want to offer ways to turn the holiday spirit inward and love yourself up before the season’s frenzy takes hold. These self-care practices will help you feel supercharged from Thanksgiving all the way through the New Year, so that you can better serve clients, connect with friends and family, and maintain balance during the busiest time of the year.  Read More

In this episode, Face of Sola Drew Inge joins us to spread the holiday spirit. You might know him as Do My Hair Drew on Instagram and TikTok where you can find some of the most hilarious and entertaining hairdresser-themed TikToks and Reels, but Drew is so much more than a rock star educator or social media influencer. In this episode, Drew shares the meaning of the holidays for him and why he chooses to have and share so much joy. The reality is that the holidays can be a difficult time for some people, and a little love, light and laughter can go a long way.   Read More

Did you know that the holidays are when many businesses do 60% or more of their sales for the entire year? The time is now! Take advantage of the holiday splurge-fest with these holiday retailing tips.  Read More

The holiday season is in full swing, which means back-to-back appointments, text and email marketing, gift card promotions, and one final retail push. With so much going on, things can feel hectic... but you don’t have to do it all alone - SolaGenius, the all-in-one salon management app, is here to help you during the busiest time of the year.   Read More

To help us all give back this #GivingTuesday, we're bringing you some charitable inspiration with this list of organizations that live in the hearts of members of our Sola community. We encourage you to read, share and consider donating to one of these wonderful organizations.  Read More

Sales trends and data are showing that people are making up for the lack of “normal” holiday celebrations in 2020  in big ways and that could mean an opportunity for you to help your clients while bringing in more revenue for yourself as well. Tune in to this Quick Tip to learn ways to boost your end-of-year revenue and end this year with a bang.  Read More

So often in life and in careers, people look back and think, “I wish I knew then what I know now.” Professionals in the beauty industry are no different; but luckily at Sola, our community values community over competition. That’s why our successful independent salon owners are so excited to share advice they wish they had been given when first getting started. Here’s some advice from our Faces of Sola to future generations of beauty professionals...  Read More

It’s the most wonderful time of the year... almost! But first, we have to get through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. These shopping "holidays" were created to help consumers prep for the enormous season of gift-giving that is upon us, and as a small business owner, you can actually benefit from all three! You just have to be savvy about preparing your sales and promotions in advance. Here are some tips to get you prepped and ready for the late November shopping frenzy.  Read More

On this episode of the Sola Stories Podcast, we are joined by Face of Sola Serina Battaglini! Serina’s journey is both unique and relatable and she’s here - all the way from Ontario, Canada - to share it all with us.  Read More

The entire planet has endured 2 years of almost constant stress and unpredictability. Sure, there are always stressful events and daily surprises, but 2020 launched a barrage that most of us have never experienced before. And on top of everything that COVID threw our way, the beauty industry was hit exceptionally hard. Check out Andrew Carruther's steps for moving beyond stress and overwhelm.  Read More

There is a popular old business adage that empowers entrepreneurs to focus on customers that really matter. It is called the 80/20 rule. The 80/20 rule states that about 80% of your sales come from 20% of your clients. The rule indicates that if we focus on the most active 20% of our customers and clients, they will generate 80% of our income.  Read More

The holiday season is officially upon us...are you ready? Take a deep breath because you don't have to do it all on your own this season. At Sola, we have your back when you need it most - whether it’s during a global pandemic, or when you could use some extra support during the busiest time of the year. You've got what it takes to finish this year strong, especially if you lean into the resources and support available at your fingertips.   Read More

Our guest on this Sola Stories episode is the one and only Tish Clark. Tish is one of 2021 Faces of Sola, the owner of Phormula 708 Studios and has been in the beauty industry for 15 years. Listen to hear all about Tish’s inspiring story and feel her joy and contagious energy.  Read More

The holiday season is here, and we wanted to offer you some holiday marketing tips that will help you maximize the cheer and minimize the stress. These tips may also help you to bridge the gap on any year-end financial goals. Don’t let the pumpkin spice lull you into winter hibernation - let’s make these last three months your most profitable (and fun) yet.   Read More

This episode is all about how one of our 2021 Faces of Sola went from self-doubt to success and doubling her income seemingly overnight. Ashlie Garner from Ashlie Ann Hair is a self-proclaimed “education junkie” and is a true testament to the freedom and opportunities Sola has to offer.  Read More

On this episode of Sola Stories, we are joined by four new Faces of Sola - Ashlie Inman, Tish Clark, Serina Battaglini and Alyssa Wiener. These ladies all have unique experiences with Sola, but all share one vision of the future: their future with Sola. From feeling the freedom, confidence, and support of being a Sola entrepreneur, to the hopeful and positive impact of diversity and inclusivity for their clients, Ashlie, Tish, Serena, and Alyssa share their excitement for the future.  Read More

There’s nothing that fills our cup quite like The Sola Sessions. Seeing our community of Solapreneurs connect with each other, get inspired and educated is what it’s all about. If you missed any Session or simply want to re-watch your favorites, the content is available to you on-demand until the end of 2021.  Not sure which Sessions you'd want to tune into first? Here's a recap of a few of our favorite Sessions  Read More

On this episode, we’re bringing you a clip of one of our 18 classes from The Sola Sessions Reimagined and we’re talking all about paying your rent in retail. We're joined by four Faces of Sola - Joey Figueiredo, Lindsey Couch, Tahesa Nelson, and Shae Johnson who each talk a little bit about how they got started in the retail game and how selling retail has helped them elevate their careers.  Read More

Our guest on this episode is exactly what she says she is: a Chief Awesomeness Empowerer. Nina has been such an inspiration to the Sola family through the years as a coach, mentor and friend; and we are beyond thrilled to have her join us for yet another Sola Sessions on Monday, September 27th!  Read More

 
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