Business & Marketing
10 Things You'll Miss if You're Not at The Denver Sola Sessions
Posted on April 13, 2022
On Monday, May 16th, the Sola Sessions is heading to the beautiful Mile High City! We’re bringing the magic to the place where it all began - Denver, Colorado - and we can't wait for you to experience what we have in store for you!
1. Welcome Party 🎉
We’re kicking off the Sola Sessions the only way we know how - with a bang! Join us at Bigsby’s Folly at 5:30 pm on Sunday, May 15th for live music, snacks and apps and cash bar (first drink’s on us! 🍸). The Sessions typically welcome Sola pros from 20+ states, so come prepared to network with fellow Sola professionals and gear up for Monday’s magic! Grab your welcome party add-on ticket here.
2. Education from the Industry’s Best
Have you seen our 🔥 Sola Sessions lineup? Dr. Bertice Berry, award-winning entertainer, lecturer and comedian is joining us on stage as our keynote speaker to kick off the main event. On the business stage, we’ve got Britt Seva, Yene Damtew, and Dawn Bradley - and on the artistic stage, we’ve got Anthony Cole and Toni Garcia-Jackson from Wella, Lori Zabel and Sarah Bramham from Redken, and Colin Caruso and Regine Valcin from John Paul Mitchell Systems… it really can’t get any better.
And in case you didn’t know, this event 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 your fav educator. Enough said 📸😍
3. All-Day Business and Marketing Education
We know that having the proper business knowledge is absolutely essential to succeeding as a salon owner - which is why we have an entire stage dedicated to all-day business education. We are bringing you business, marketing finance and mental health education to help you create a sustainable and successful salon business… and so you can truly enjoy the perks of being the BOSS 👑
Whether you’re a stylist, nail tech, massage therapist, makeup artist, or any other salon professional, you’ll walk away with valuable takeaways to elevate your salon business.
4. Side Session Workshops
Not a hairstylist? Interested in adding additional non-hair services to your menu? In addition to business education, we are also offering side Session workshops for alternative services. Join Dawn Gantt from Bioelements, Adar Venyige from Dazzle Dry and more!
Stop by these side Sessions and unleash your potential!
5. Expo Hall with Your Favorite Brands
Starting at 9 am on Monday, May 16th, the Vendor Expo will offer a great way to connect more with our event partners, get face-to-face time with your favorite brands, and of course everyone’s favorite, SHOP!
6. Networking with Your Sola Fam and Educators!
It’s been over two years since we’ve had an in-person Sessions… Are you ready to reconnect and celebrate with you Sola fam? We know we are! The event brings together Sola professionals from all over the country. Take advantage of this unique environment to connect with other like-minded, rock-star business owners like yourself!
One of the best perks? Networking with all of the event presenters up close and personal! There’s plenty of time throughout the day to mix and mingle, or even ask your favorite educator a follow-up question from the show 🤩
7. Faces of Sola Panel
What do you get when you bring thriving Sola business owners together for a panel discussion? Honesty, candor, wisdom, connection, community, and inspiration to run your Sola like a boss! They'll be sharing tips and best practices for increasing your salon revenue. We can't wait for these Sola pros to take the stage and share their knowledge and experience with you - because let’s face it, independent salon owners learn best from each other!
8. Swag Bag and Giveaways
The Sola Sessions event partners are the best in the industry, so you know you’ll walk away with swag that will leave your Sola neighbors back home begging for a peak. Attendees will each receive a gift bag chock-full of goodies from our brand partners, and a handful of people will win some awesome giveaways during the day. 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 Source Hotel
We've secured a room block at The Source Hotel, which is a 10-minute walk or less than a 5-minute drive to all event venues. With the hotel's modern aesthetic and scenic views from any room, this is the perfect stay when visiting Denver. The marketplace inside the Source includes a culinary complex, with a collection of 25 artisans including a bakery, pizzeria, modern wood-fired restaurant, barber, retail goods store, apparel shop, florist, brewery, and barbecue. Good food, good company and great views... what more could you need? 🙌
Book your room before April 15th to snag our discounted rate of $209/night. To book a room, please call the hotel at 720.409.1200 and reference "CORPSOLAMAY22".
10. Experience the Mile High City
We are so excited to host the Sola Sessions in the heart of Denver, Colorado! Take in the gorgeous mountain scenery, sip on some local brews and snap some insta-worthy photos. We are sure that Denver will have your heart by the end of your trip!
If you haven't bought your ticket yet, they are flying! Platinum and VIP are already sold out, but it's not too late to join us for the main event. Avoid FOMO and GRAB YOURS NOW!