Posted on February 1, 2021
Sola Salon Studios
Over the past 16 years, Sola Salon Studios has led the path and solidified our place as the largest and fastest-growing salon studios concept. At Sola, we’re driven by our desire to use real estate to help aspiring business owners achieve their dreams, and we’re fortunate to have a growing group of franchisees who feel the same way. The best like working with the best, and just recently in 2021, we were recognized for our outstanding franchise when we were proudly named the #1 franchise in our category by Entrepreneur magazine.
Now, you may be thinking, “What exactly is a salon studio?” Imagine a collective of 20 to 40 boutique, move-in-ready salons all under one roof where hairdressers, estheticians, nail technicians and massage therapists can each individually operate their own businesses without the risk and hassle of traditional salon ownership.
Founded in 2004, Sola has been changing the salon game since our inception. Since day one, we have stayed true to our mission of putting the beauty professional first, offering beautiful salon spaces for rent to stylists and salon professionals, with included amenities like high-end cabinetry, floor-to-ceiling walls with sliding glass doors, WiFi and all utilities. Sola not only has created a turn-key solution for beauty professionals to explore a better life as an entrepreneur, but Sola provides franchising opportunities to business owners and developers seeking to grow their financial portfolio with a brand that has a meaningful mission.
Is Sola the right franchising opportunity for your next business venture? The salon services market is worth $64 billion and growing and Sola is the dominant brand in the salon studios industry.
So what makes Sola Salons the most dominant salon suites brand? It goes back to our relatively simple real estate-based business model. Sola also provides franchisees with predictable expenses and revenue as well as built-in brand equity. Says Ben Jones, Chief Development Officer, “Shared workspace is the way that many people want to work these days, and Sola is the leader in the salon studios space.”
Since finding the right franchising opportunities requires a great deal of due diligence, we’ve made it easy for you. Our Franchise Guide illustrates how the brand’s powerful real estate model serves our franchisee business owners while also empowering the independence and entrepreneurship of beauty and wellness professionals that operate in Sola Salon franchises.
At Sola, we say you’re in business for yourself, but not by yourself. That’s true of our Sola beauty professionals as well as our franchisees. When you’re ready to take the leap with Sola, we’ll be there with you every step of the way, helping with things like site selection and identifying competitive locations and markets. We also bring a network of preferred contractors who have worked on hundreds of Sola locations and can build out a 4,500 to 6,500 square-foot location with 25 to 50 fully equipped, upscale studios.
We offer a supportive culture and world-class educational events and support, which is why Sola’s occupancy and retention rate is unparalleled. Our community of beauty professionals turn our studios into their very own salons and utilize our exceptional technology-driven tools, which allow their businesses to run smoothly. What’s more, you can leverage national marketing initiatives at a local level with guidance from our in-house Local Marketing Director. Our proven strategies easily integrate into your marketing campaigns so you can attract beauty professionals to rent studios at your locations.
With over 550 locations nationwide, Sola Salon Studios is poised for unprecedented growth and already forging new paths for expansion. In the past two years, we have achieved international expansion with locations now open in Canada and Brazil. With a long-term goal of 1,000 locations and an international presence globally, we are gearing up for our next wave of growth.
Bringing her considerable franchise leadership to the Sola Home Office team is Christina Russell, who was named CEO in June 2019. Russell’s experience includes strategic leadership at companies like Curves, Camp Bow Wow and Pure Barre, and she has already brought impressive oversight and strategy across all Sola growth, both domestic and internationally.
“There has never been a better time to become a Sola franchisee,” says Jim DeBolt, owner and operator of six Sola locations in Northern Virginia. Jim, a seasoned franchise owner across multiple industries emphasizes Sola’s ease of operations and evasion of risk associated with other industry franchises, like “the regulatory and legal hassles associated with having numerous employees in the food & beverage industry and the Amazon-related risks associated with the retail industry.” And as a Sola franchisee, you’ll receive unparalleled support right from the start.
Sola attracts top investors looking for stability and may be the perfect franchising opportunity for you. “It’s a great business,” says Austin Campbell, owner of 15 locations in San Diego, California. “I honestly really love what I do. I don’t think I’ll ever want to do anything else.”
Don’t wait any longer to make your dream of owning your own business a reality. Visit solafranchising.com to find out more.
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