Posted on February 18, 2020
Sola Salon Studios
On Monday, April 27th, the Sola Sessions is heading to the beautiful pacific northwest! We’re bringing the magic to Portland, Oregon and we can't wait for you to experience what we have in store for you!
1. Sunday Education & Welcome Reception (included in your ticket)
Don’t forget that your Sessions ticket includes SO much more than just a full day of education and inspiration on Monday, April 27th! We’ve partnered with Hattori Hanzo Shears to bring you a FREE cutting class on Sunday with Roy Jay White (@thehillbillybarber) from 3 to 5 pm at the Duniway Hotel. After the class, head to the bar at the Duniway hotel for a welcome reception with live music, passed apps and a cash bar! Make sure you RSVP to these events via the Eventbrite ticketing page.
2. Hands-On Color Class with Jack Winn Pro ($150)
If you’re itching for more hands-on education, we’ve got you covered! Join CEO/founder Jack Winn and national educators Rex Paxton (@rexpaxton) and Sherri Swann (@sherriswannhair) for a Sola-exclusive, in-depth blonding class designed to elevate your technique behind the chair. The class will cover root shading, baby lighting, foiling the “money piece”, foilayuage, balayage and the art of toning. Click Here for more details and to purchase your ticket.
3. Artistic and Business Education from Industry Luminaries
We’re bringing a top-notch, best-in-class, rock star lineup to the Sessions stage! Sam Villa (@samvillahair), Andrew Carruthers (@andrew.carruthers), John Mosley (@popular_nobody), Richard Mannah (@richardmannah), Jill Buck (@jill901), Nina Kovner (@passionsquared), Jennie Wolff (@jenniethewolff), Kelly Cardenas (@therealkellycardenas), Kim Bennett (@kimi_kisses)… it really can’t get any better. And in case you didn’t know, the Sola Sessions is exclusive to Sola professionals. It’s a more intimate show than some of the bigger industry events – so you can sip a cocktail at the end of the night while snapping a selfie with Sam Villa. Enough said 📸😍🙌
4. Vendor Expo Jam-Packed With Your Favorite Brands 🛍
The Sola Sessions is more than inspiration, education and community. It's also about that shop, shop, shop! Enjoy exclusive day-of-show specials from Hattori Hanzo Shears, Skin Authority, HairDo, SalonCentric, CosmoProf, Popular Nobody, Jack Winn Pro, Sam Villa, Redken, SolaGenius, Kelly Cardenas (and more to be announced)!
5. Faces of Sola Panel
What do you get when you bring five thriving Sola business owners together for a panel discussion? Honesty, candor, wisdom, connection, community, and inspiration to run your Sola like a boss! Panelists will share tips for finding the ideal work/life balance, knowing what you're worth, raising your prices, giving back in meaningful ways, and the importance of staying educated, connected, and inspired within the beauty industry. You won't want to miss hearing from our rockstar 2020 Faces of Sola panel!
6. Side Sessions Classes
You might be thinking that the Sola Sessions is all about hair. Well, you'd be wrong! Whether you're an esthetician, makeup artist, nail tech, or any other type of Sola salon owner, we’re here to tell you, the Sola Sessions is for you too! In addition to an entire morning of business and marketing education applicable to ANY time of Sola salon owner, you can choose from a variety of Side Sessions classes in the afternoon catered specifically to our non-hair professionals. Skin Authority will present 2020 trends in beauty, skincare and retail. Come ready to learn about modern product innovations, new technology, and how to take your retail and services to the next level. In addition, our SolaGenius Ambassadors will conduct a SolaGenius 101 class and answer all your burning technology questions to help you streamline your business and increase your revenue.
7. Lunch and Reception 🍽🍸
Your ticket includes lunch, all the coffee and tea you can drink throughout the day, and a reception with passed apps and a cash bar. And it happens to be catered by Elephants Deli – for anyone outside of Portland not familiar with Elephants, you’ll be thanking us later 😉
8. Prizes and Giveaways 🎉
We have the best event sponsors in the industry, and they always show up big time for the Sola Sessions! We’ll have a swag bag overflowing with goodies, plus prizes and giveaways throughout the day from all our event sponsors. Oh and don’t forget about that free week of rent that Sola will award one lucky person in attendance! How's that for a return on your investment?!
9. The Duniway Hotel
The Duniway Hotel is a true gem in the heart of downtown Portland! It’s a perfect complement to the Sessions – gorgeous rooms, boutique amenities and superb staff. Locals flock to the hotel restaurant for world-class cuisine and a fun bar atmosphere. Don’t forget about the heated pool, huge patio to unwind after the event and gorgeous Portland views. We've also snagged you a special discounted rate of $199/night just for the Sola Sessions (limited availability). Click here to book and don't forget to enter the code SSS into the group/convention code to receive your discount.
10. Portland, OR
Sure, Portland has earned a reputation as the coffee-loving, hipster capital of the northwest with a penchant for microbrews and food carts. It is all of this, but it’s also so much more! Portland is located about an hour and a half from the coast, and also an hour and a half from Mt. Hood. Meaning, if you’re feeling really adventurous, come a couple of days or early or stay a day or two late to get your ocean and mountain fix all in one day! And don’t forget about the wineries in the Willamette Valley and Columbia River gorge. So much to see and sip! 🍷
So if you haven't done so already, grab your ticket to the Portland Sola Sessions NOW! You won't want to miss a moment of the magic ✨
Got your ticket already? Don't forget to book a room at the Duniway hotel for a special discounted rate ($199/night). Click here to book your room and don't forget to enter the code SSS into the group/convention code to receive the discounted rate.