Business & Marketing
What's a Salon Studio, Anyway?
Posted on May 16, 2018
Sola Salon Studios
For many beauty professionals, making the transition to salon ownership is a true leap of faith. When you run your own business, you wear many hats – you're a hairdresser (nail tech, esthetician, etc), marketer, bookkeeper, receptionist...among others!
At Sola, we make the transition to salon ownership seamless by providing move-in-ready salon studios alongside all the educational resources, cutting-edge technology, and support needed to run your own business.
A lot of people wonder, "so what's in a Sola location?" Imagine 20-40 boutique salons all under one roof. That's the magic of Sola!
Read on to learn why taking that leap of faith may be the best decision you ever make!
- Amenities include high-end cabinetry, comfy client chairs, sinks, a shampoo bowl, retail shelving, oversized mirrors, cabinets and draws, and so much more!
- Floor-to-ceiling walls with sliding glass doors.
- Banish building maintenance from your to-do list; we take care of the dirty work.
- Manage costs with a wide range of amenities, utilities, and WiFi - all included!
Being your own boss means no one micromanages your time or schedule. At Sola:
- Control your pricing and menu of services.
- Sell the retail products YOU believe in, keeping every cent.
- Nurture client relationships with one-on-one conversations and zero distractions from peers.
- Take charge of your schedule. From family life, becoming an educator, or pursuing outside passions, divvy your interests on your own terms.
- Not a 9-5 type? Want weekends off? No worries. Access your studio 24/7.
"Owning my studio gives me the freedom to create my hours. That's huge! I allow time for other things, like going to school while still working full-time." - esthetician Morgan Cameron
Creating Your Own Culture
Ever hear the saying, "your vibe attracts your tribe"? Turn your vision into reality with:
- Decor reflecting your taste. We'll even supply the paint!
- Choose your own artwork, furniture, music, and even your salon name!
- Provide unique touches for each client - from a favorite beverage to a favorite song - you're free to create, and adjust, the atmosphere of your salon.
"I have always worn red lipstick and a lot of people and clients know and remember me by that. I knew I had to include this pop of red in my space." - Shaila Paredes
The rewards of being in business for yourself are priceless, but that doesn't mean you have to do it all alone. We offer all the tools and support you need to design a salon life you love!
- Sola Pro: Inspiration at your fingertips! Want to watch educational vidoes that range from Business and Marketing, Inspiration and Motivation, to Artistic? Or maybe you're more interested in the latest exclusive special from your favorite brand, or checking out what local classes are occuring in your neck of the woods. Whatever your needs, we've got your covered with Sola Pro - our exclusive app that was created by Sola, for Sola.
- SolaGenius: Your all-in-one scheduling and payment processing app with the lowest rates in the biz! 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.
- Sola Sessions: Sola-exclusive education events with some of the industry's most influential artists and educators. Network with fellow Sola professionals; gather valuable takeaways to elevate your business and your craft; sip cocktails and snap selfies with stage presenters; and walk away with prizes and giveaways (plus an amazing SWAG bag).
"Given the coaching, support, and education - plus all-around good vibes you get from Sola, it's really hard not to be successful." - Mahogany Plautz
Don't just dream, do! Schedule a tour of the Sola closest to you and discover unique possibilities that await. Salon ownership is totally attainable when partnering with Sola, where you’ll find mentors, support systems, friends and partnerships all under the same roof.