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Things To Be Thankful For When You Go Sola image

It’s the season of giving thanks and the holidays are a great time to reflect and count your blessings. We hope that in your reflection, you remember to thank yourself for going Sola! In case you need a reminder, we've got you covered.

"If you’ve ever worked for someone else (and I bet you have) you remember the feeling of having a fantastic new idea, only for it to be squashed flat. But as an entrepreneur, though, you can take that idea and make it a reality…and it’s thrilling!" - @beautybyshanaaz

1. The Freedom of Being Your Own Boss

Need we say more? At Sola, you get to work for the greatest boss ever - YOU! That means you call all the shots. You have control over your services, your products, the music you listen to, the color of your walls and the clients you serve. Use the products you love to create, in the space you love to create in, to create an experience you and your clients both love.

 "I am thankful to be independent because I get to be in control of my life. I can set boundaries and stick to them, I can carry the products I believe in. I can set my own hours and be my own boss." - @fitzhairdesign

2. A Schedule That Fits Your Lifestyle

We know that it can be hard to balance a thriving career and fulfilling personal life, especially around the holidays. Find time to enjoy the important things in life like spending time with family can feel nearly impossible when your schedule revolves around someone else's hours, and taking time off can be a hassle. But with 24-hour access to your studio and the freedom to choose when you want to work, you have the power to create a schedule that works for YOU - allowing you to have a work-life balance that is incomparable!

"I am thankful to be independent because it allows me the freedom of making my own schedule (which makes for great work-life balance), offering more services, being my own boss, and more time with my clients. Best decision I've ever made!" - @love_your_skinn

"I am thankful to be independent because I get to be a mother first. As a single mom, I am thankful for the flexibility to create my own hours and show up for my daughter when she needs me." - @crownedbyrosellc

3. Private and Personalized Space 

Full floor-to-ceiling walls and sliding doors for privacy allow you the opportunity to nurture client relationships with one-on-one private conversations and zero distractions from others. You have the opportunity to provide unique personal touches for each client - from a favorite beverage to a favorite song - you're free to create and adjust the atmosphere of your salon.

Not only do you get your own private space, but you get to decorate it too! Choose decor that reflects your taste and we’ll supply the paint. You get to choose your own artwork, furniture, music and even your salon name!

 "I am thankful to be independent because I can control the environment in my own studio. I have created a place for my clients to have the experience they crave. I can give them my full attention 💗 Thank you, Sola." - @sheliasmystylist

"I love being in charge of my own freedom. My salon is a vibe that I created on my own. I am able to be myself and express myself in my own space!" - @dreyagothands

4. The Best Tools and Education in the Biz.

Sola Pro: Our free education app for all Sola professionals provides inspiration and education at your fingertips! Want to watch educational videos that range from business and marketing to inspiration and motivation? Or maybe you're more interested in the latest exclusive deal from your favorite brand or checking out what local classes are coming to your neck of the woods. You can get all that and so much more in Sola Pro!

Webinars: We also offer tons of free webinars ranging in topics from marketing and social media to KPIs to How To Raise Your Prices – all available to watch on-demand in the palm of your hand in the Sola Pro app.

Your own Sola webpage: As a Sola professional, you will have your very own Sola webpage on www.solasalons.com, which you can easily customize in Sola Pro with a descriptive bio, an image gallery, contact information and hours, as well as an online booking button (for SolaGenius users).

SolaGenius: Sola’s all-in-one scheduling and payment processing app has the lowest rates in the biz! Available to Sola professionals for just $20/month, meet your new digital personal assistant. SolaGenius’s features include 24/7 online booking, a simple calendar interface, notifications and reminders, text message marketing, client notes, analytics and reports, and reliable customer support. Run your Sola like a boss with SolaGenius! Click here to learn more about SolaGenius.

BookNow: In January 2019, we rolled out our revolutionary online search and booking engine, called BookNow, to help drive new customers to our Sola pros.

How does it work? Think of it like Open Table for beauty services. We drive tons of traffic to our website (like millions of people…) who are looking to book an appointment with a beauty professional. Then, when they come to solasalons.com they can search by location, date, service and availability and browse our directory of hairdressers, nail techs, estheticians, massage therapists, barbers, etc, (who use SolaGenius) and they can book right online, 24 hours a day. SolaGenius takes care of the business for you leaving you to focus on what you love most. 

BeautyHive: We’ve heard that stocking your salon’s backbar can be complex, inefficient, and impersonal. And because we always have your back at Sola, we’ve teamed up with BeautyHive to change that. BeautyHive is an online salon distributor created just for independent beauty professionals! Shop top brands like Redken, Framar, Olaplex, Biolage, PulpRiot, Schwarzkopf, and more! Save valuable time making trips to the beauty supply store while earning rewards and deals exclusive to Solapreneurs. Learn more at www.BeautyHive.com!

Sola Sessions: We know how important education is to continue growing your career. So we created the Sola Sessions, which are Sola-exclusive education events with some of the industry's most influential artists and educators. At the Sola Sessions, held once a year in different cities around the country, our community is able to network with fellow Sola professionals, gather valuable takeaways to elevate their business and craft, sip cocktails and snap selfies with some of their idols and mentors. Plus there’s swag – lots and lots of swag 🙌