Posted on November 29, 2016
On Monday, November 14, 2016, more than 150 salon professionals from 11 states gathered at the Hilton Center City for the Sola Sessions!
Throughout the day, education on the main stage featured customer service tips on how to better understand your guests and thrive as an independent business owner to holiday marketing ideas to color application techniques to knowing your numbers, cutting, styling and so much more! Emcee Kim Bennett Horvath, Sola’s first ever stylist and Culture Ambassador kicked off the event by inspiring stylists to think about the future of the industry. She shared stories from her experiences as a 12-year Sola veteran, and congratulated the audience for taking the leap with Sola. She reminded the audience that sometimes, when you jump, the going gets tough, but you’ll never thrive without making that jump in the first place.
Kim Bennett Horvath, Sola Salon Studios Culture Ambassador & Director of Industry Relations
The Charlotte Sola Sessions featured top educators from various aspects of the professional beauty industry, including Terri Cowan (Professional Salon Concepts), Nick Berardi (Wella), Jennie Wolff (Sola Salon Studios VP Marketing & Education), Danielle Keasling (Matrix), Rob Cass (Salon Prophets / Wella), and Jason Reyes and Donna Mizell (Paul Mitchell). Additionally, Hattori Hanzo Shears, Hydropeptide, KLASS Beauty hosted additional learning opportunities at their vendor tables, and presented short segments on the main stage equipped with awesome giveaways!
Terri Cowan, Professional Salon Concepts
Jennie Wolff, Sola Salon Studios VP Marketing & Education
Nick Berardi, Wella
Danielle Keasling, Matrix
Rob Cass, Wella / Salon Prophets
Jason Reyes & Donna Mizell, Paul Mitchell
The Sola community walked away feeling inspired and motivated to take what they learned back to the salon and end the year with a bang! Below are a few testimonials they shared:
If you missed the Charlotte Sola Session, mark your calendar for an upcoming event! Join us in Dallas, TX on Monday, February 13, 2017. Additional 2017 Sola Sessions dates to be announced.
For more information about the Sola Sessions, click here.