The Future is Sola
Posted on September 7, 2021
Sola Salon Studios
Are you ready to take control of your career? Imagine a salon studio that’s all yours: your decor, products and vibe; a private one-on-one salon suite where you call the shots. You set your schedule and do what you love, in and out of the salon.
If you're ready to take control of your career and invest in your future, look no further than Sola. With a supportive community of 17,000+ like-minded independent salon owners and industry-leading education and technology, we're here to help you have a seamless transition into the #SolaBoss life.
What does a future at Sola look like for you?
Be Your Own Boss
Have you ever dreamt of owning your own salon? Sola offers move-in-ready salon studios that provide an opportunity for you to take control of your own future, without the headaches and hassles of owning a traditional salon. Being your own boss provides you freedom and power over your day-to-day, unlike anything you can experience when someone else is calling the shots.
Take it from 2020 Faces of Sola Gina Micheletti, "There is so much freedom in being a business owner and it is a lot more simple than most think. Sola makes it so easy to transition! It’s worth the risk."
A Seamless Transition
Studios are available in a variety of layouts for all types of beauty professionals, including hairdressers, nail technicians, estheticians, makeup artists and more. Each move-in-ready studio comes equipped with:
- Floor-to-ceiling walls with sliding glass doors: Perfect for one-on-one privacy with clients and for maintaining control of the cleanliness and sanitation of your own space.
- High-end cabinetry
- Comfortable client chairs
- A shampoo bowl and/or sink
- Retail shelving
- Oversized mirrors
- Cabinets and drawers
- Facilities manager to ensure up-keep and cleanliness of common areas
- Utilities and WiFi included
Create the Salon of your Dreams
No more molding yourself to fit into the culture of your salon. At Sola, your salon is a complete reflection of you! You choose your Music, candles, art, flowers, colors, plants, snacks, beverages, products. And even better? You dictate the energy within your space. No more drama. No more fuss. Let your vibe attract your tribe.
Work with Your Ideal Clients
The Sola community was built on the foundations of freedom, authenticity and independence. In your own salon, you have the freedom to be yourself and attract the clients you want to work with, not just the ones who happen to sit in your chair. The #SolaFam consists of all types of beauty professionals with various specialties who want to create a more comfortable, tailor-made salon environment for themselves and their clients. Bring clients with you, or build your base with the help of the Sola community and education to help you, like these do's and don'ts for maintaining a thriving clientele.
Control Your Schedule
When you're running the show, you can create a schedule that fits within your lifestyle. Do you want to work 3 12-hour days a week or 6 4-hour days. Do you want to have off every Saturday so you can watch your kids soccer games? The choice is yours! With 24/7 access to your studio, you choose your availability and salon hours so you can create a work-life balance that feels best for you, your family and your unique lifestyle. With flexibility, you’re able to pursue your personal goals while giving great salon service to your guests.
Learn and Grow with our Supportive Community
The #SolaFam represents more than 17,000 Solapreneurs, making up the largest and fastest-growing community of independent salon owners in the world.
While it is great to be in business for yourself, it is not always as great being in business by yourself. Throughout the pandemic, our Sola community held each other up and inspired each other to keep pushing through the most challenging moments. Our community constantly reminds each other that alone we are strong, but together we are #SolaStrong. When you want to do your own thing, go for it! But when you need someone to turn to, someone who understands the pains and struggles of being an independent salon owner, your #SolaFam will always have your back.
"Even though we are our own boss, Sola created this awesome opportunity where we still have each other just a couple steps away. If you need help, ask for it, we are a Sola family in this Sola community." - Shelbie Donoho, 2020 Faces of Sola
Cutting-Edge Technology to Streamline Your Systems
Sola helps salon professionals maximize their business potential by providing cutting-edge platforms to help you run your business like the boss you are. Before launching each platform, we did extensive research, surveying and consulting with our diverse and experienced community of beauty professionals to provide technology that streamlines the day-to-day operations of an independent salon owner, so that you can spend less time on logistics and more time doing what you love!
- Sola Pro App: Exclusive to Sola’s independent salon owners, the Sola Pro App is a free, one-stop shop for business and marketing education, artistic inspiration, exclusive deals from professional beauty brands, access to manage your own Sola webpage and more. Sola Pro also features Sola’s virtual education series, the Sola Stories Podcast and the Sola Blog so you can keep tabs on the latest Sola education on the go, in between clients, on your drive to work - whenever it works for you!
- SolaGenius: SolaGenius is an all-in-one salon management app designed to supercharge your salon business. SolaGenius is equipped with an easy-to-use online booking website and backend, client management, automated text and email communications, touchless checkout, analytics reporting and so much more.
- BeautyHive: BeautyHive is a Sola-exclusive online distributor that provides an easier way to stock your salon. After years of research, this platform was created specifically to fit the needs of busy independent salon owners. Save valuable time making trips to the beauty supply store while earning rewards and deals exclusive to Solapreneurs.
- Your Website: Using the Sola Pro App, you can easily manage and update your very own webpage. Have a strong web presence without the hassle of managing a clunky website or having to worry about web development. We feature all Sola professionals on www.solasalons.com, which is an optional opportunity to build your client base with the help of the robust Sola network.
Becoming a salon owner can be daunting. That’s why Sola provides ongoing opportunities to learn, grow and evolve through our professional resources.
2020 Faces of Sola Ashley Sciulli reflects, "Sola offers so much support, help, motivation and education. I can't imagine starting a business without support from Sola. I am constantly reminded I made a great decision."
- The Sola Blog: The Sola Blog provides resources to Sola professionals for business and financial management, COVID-era support, salon inspiration, mental health, marketing support, salon operations advice and so much more.
- Sola Stories: The Sola podcast, Sola Stories, features salon professionals, salon owners and industry experts sharing their business journeys, tricks of the trade and more. Gain industry insight and enjoy a whole community of salon owners to whom you will relate, learn from and feel totally inspired by.
- The Sola Sessions: The Sola Sessions are educational events featuring top artists, educators and industry leaders, providing an opportunity to connect with your Sola community and the greater beauty industry, learn new techniques for your craft and business, and stay inspired as an independent salon owner. Grab your ticket to The Sola Sessions Reimagined on Monday, September 27th - no need to be a Sola professional to virtually attend!
- Virtual Education: Sola offers free webinars that cover topics ranging from marketing to social media to raising your prices. We will keep you at the top of your game with cutting-edge updates to learn and grow as an independent salon owner.
Unlimited Growth Potential
At Sola, we believe in your ability to grow and develop through your career, both as an individual and a professional. As 2021 Faces of Sola Kim Pags expressed, "Sola has allowed me to grow so much as a stylist, business owner, and as an overall more confident woman! [Sola is a] space for beauty professionals to flourish and take control of their lives.”
If nothing changes, nothing changes. We want to provide you with the opportunity to transform your career and redefine your future, however you dream it. As big as you can dream, you can do it at Sola.
A Brighter Future
It is time to decide the trajectory of your future as a beauty professional in a rapidly changing industry. While we provide a salon studio, ongoing support, community experiences and educational opportunities, you get to define for yourself what your future and your career truly look like.
Remember, the future is not something we enter. The future is something we create. Create a brighter future at Sola...lease your very own salon studio today!