Posted on January 6, 2021
Sola Salon Studios
At Sola, education and support are at the heart of our brand promise. With the start of the new year, we want to shine a light on some of the amazing education available for independent beauty professionals through Sola's industry-leading education.
Our special guest on this episode, Melissa Bennett, truly puts the “Pro” in Sola Pro. She has led the charge with our Sola-exclusive Sola Pro app and worked with hundreds of brand partners to curate video content, webinars, Facebook Lives, Instagram takeovers, and much more virtual education for the Sola community. She is also the executional mastermind behind the Sola Sessions and has planned 11 amazing events for Sola across the country.
Tune in to hear Melissa and Jennie discuss the importance of education in our industry, how Sola education has evolved over the years, and what the future looks like for education for the Sola community and beyond.
If you have an idea for a topic you’d like us to cover, a brand you’d like added to Sola Pro, or an educator you think would be valuable to our community, email Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In This Episode
[03:08] Welcome to the show, Melissa!
[03:40] Melissa shares her role at Sola and how it has evolved over the years.
[05:32] Melissa speaks about building the Sola Pro app.
[08:23] Jennie discusses the magical experience the first Sola Session was in 2016.
[11:34] Jennie speaks about how important education has always been for Sola.
[12:59] Melissa shares some education initiatives that she has worked on for Sola.
[15:26] They discuss how important responding to the surveys they send out is to improve Sola education.
[18:52] Melissa shares how Sola has strived to bring important content to the community, even though COVID.
[20:36] Jennie speaks about the back to work program Melissa put together with Barbicide.
[22:59] Melissa discusses the Sola Pro refresh project.
[26:00] Do you feel there are any gaps in what Sola Pro is offering? Anything you would like to see?
[29:09] Melissa speaks about how she feels education can help individuals stay in the industry longer.
[33:11] Thank you so much for being on the show!
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