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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

As you may know, running your own business is so incredibly rewarding. You have the freedom to set your own schedule, your own prices, and all your own rules. But being in business for yourself can also be very expensive, because we operate off of very slim profit margins. Try this one budgeting tip to bring in more money each month!  Read More

John Mosley, also known as Mr. Popular Nobody, is one of the most iconic and sought-after barbers in the industry. Although he wears many hats, John always makes time to pour love and inspiration back into his community and the greater beauty industry. Tune in to learn about John’s background, his journey creating and growing his brand, and get inspired by his passion for education.   Read More

We are thrilled to have industry icon Sonya Dove on this episode of Sola Stories...and even more thrilled to have her as an educator at The Sola Sessions Reimagined on Monday, September 27th! Listen to her stories, both personal and professional, and let your own light shine as you learn from one of the greatest.   Read More

Are you ready to take control of your career? Imagine a salon studio that’s all yours: your decor, your products, your music, your vibe; a private one-on-one environment where you get to call the shots. You set the schedule and get to do what you love-- in and out of the salon.  Read More

We’ve got a lot of amazing stuff up our sleeves for The Sola Sessions Reimagined. Here are 10 (of the many) reasons you’ll want to join us and experience the Sessions magic for yourself!   Read More

COVID fatigue and overall burnout can lead to major strain on your emotional, mental and even physical health. Your health comes first and foremost, so we want to offer some tips for recovering from and/or avoiding COVID fatigue and burnout.  Read More

Having boundaries is crucial to running a successful business and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. And while boundaries have always been important, they have been an especially hot topic during the pandemic.  Salon business educator Gina Bianca joins us in this episode to share her expertise on this very topic. Gina wears many hats as a salon owner, an educator, a coach, and a content creator. How does she do it all, and do it well? It all boils down to one thing: boundaries.   Read More

If offering retail is not a part of your salon business, there’s a chance you’re leaving some money on the table. But when it comes to stocking your backbar, there’s a lot to consider – including partnering with the right brands that fit the culture of your salon.  Read More

It can be frustrating when you’ve blocked out your time for an appointment with a client and they cancel last minute. Or worse, they just don’t show up. Find out how to handle and prevent no-shows with SolaGenius!  Read More

With summer winding down, it’s time to capitalize on the busy back-to-school season. From collaboration with your community to sales that are too hot to resist, here are our top tips for engaging your scholastic clientele and their parents, too!  Read More

As an independent salon owner, the return to “business as usual” can result in some critical decision-making to maintain health and safety while avoiding conflict and discomfort. In this time of exciting reopenings and shifting mask regulations, we want to make sure you are equipped as a small business owner with options for communicating new salon rules to clients amongst varying comfort levels and circumstances.   Read More

Carlisha Duffey is one of our 2020 Faces of Sola and the owner of Southern Girl Natural Hair Studio in Topeka, Kansas. As Carlisha puts it, her studio is a safe place for naturally curly hair. Carlisha is a woman who wears many hats, as she is not only a hairstylist but is also a trained figure skater, writer, photographer, published author and student. She joins us on the Sola Stories Podcast to discuss her experience as an independent salon owner and how she manages to balance it all.   Read More

Do you find yourself wanting to uplevel your craft, offer something new, or produce content, but feel stuck or don’t know where to start? As a beauty professional, you are an artist, subject to the same creative blocks and slumps that infamously plague writers, performers, musicians, fine artists and creators of all kinds.   Read More

During The Sola Sessions Reconnected, we hosted a panel discussion about charging what you're worth. We received a lot of questions about charging hourly from Ashley Lantz - so many, in fact, that we decided to bring her on as a guest to discuss her recent change in price structure.  Read More

Wondering how to create an experience worth coming back for? Tune in to this episode to find out how how to create a memorable guest experience in a salon studio, while also incorporating your personality and core values into your safe haven.  Read More

We want to make sure you know about all the powerful tools and resources that are available to you as a Sola professional. From helping new clients discover you, to streamlining your processes, here are 5 Sola resources you may not have known about.  Read More

Thinking of going independent? At Sola, we strive for every salon owner to experience the freedom they've been looking for; freedom to pick their service menu and products, and the freedom to have the work-life balance they desire. That's the reason why more than 16,000 beauty professionals have chosen to go Sola. So ask yourself: are you ready to experience the freedom of salon ownership?!   Read More

Let’s face it, charging what you’re worth is sometimes easier said than done. But when you are equipped with the education to assess the financial breakdown of your business, it becomes a whole lot easier to understand your value and have the confidence to charge what you’re worth. Listen as Nina Tulio, an industry-leading salon business consultant, shares ways to set prices based on fact, not fear.  Read More

Even the clients most dedicated to serious, ongoing professional skin care – are forgetting something in their ongoing quest for healthy, younger-looking skin. The neck. Read more on targeting solutions that tighten and firm skin on the neck and chest with absolutely no downtime.  Read More

On Clubhouse by Sola pro Hunter Donia who chatted with us about how to market your salon environment to the max! Hunter talks about what that means and how we should market, not just your services, but the actual space in which you work. What was appealing to you when you first went into a studio, and how can you make that exciting for clients?  Read More

 
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