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In March of 2020, the world unexpectedly turned upside down. Salons across the globe were forced to shut down, and as we embrace what’s on the other side of reopening, we are adjusting to a new way of being and a new way of interacting in salons. There are new sanitation requirements, different expectations from consumers, and no one is exempt from this major adjustment. At Sola, our 500+ locations in the United States, Canada and Brazil are all feeling the impact of the new world we find ourselves living in.

As we adjust to this new normal, now, more than ever, you need a salon that's going to work for you. Whether you are looking for total control of your salon environment, less to space to manage and sanitize on a regular basis, or a way to help you and your clients feel more comfortable upon reentering the world, a private studio at Sola - with floor-to-ceiling walls and doors - may be the perfect place for you.

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At Sola, we lease one and two-chair salon studios, providing you with a totally private, controlled environment for you and your clients. You control the policies, procedures, hours and cleanliness in a space where you can do what you love. With nearly 16 years of experience and 15,000 independent salon owners, 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 you need to operate your own salon business.

So, why could making the move to a Sola studio may be the best fit for you right now?

What's Inside?

Sola provides all you need and more in beautiful, customizable move-in-ready salon studios. Studios come in a variety of layouts for all types of beauty professionals, including hairdressers, nail techs, estheticians, and makeup artists!  Each 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

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Freedom

Being your own boss means you have complete control of your salon’s culture, services and schedule. At Sola, you can:

  • Control your pricing and menu of services
  • Sell the retail products you believe in and keep 100 percent of your profits
  • Take charge of your schedule! You choose how you manage your time. Enjoy your time out of the salon whether it’s with your family, educating for a brand, or pursuing outside passions. You create the flexibility to make your schedule work for YOU!
  • Access your studio 24/7. Whether you need more time after reopening to rebook your guests or if you need an extra day off to protect your energy, you make the call based on what works best for you and your clients.

"I am finally on the path to creating the life I want. I am doing more of what I love. I am living my life by my own rules, and that was possible thanks to Sola!" - Carlisha Duffey Nunnally, Southern Girl Natural Hair Studio.

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Create Your Own Culture

Ever hear the saying, "your vibe attracts your tribe"? At Sola, you're free to create and adjust the atmosphere of your salon. Turn your vision into reality by:

  • Branding your business both online and in your studio
  • Decorating your space to reflect your taste. We'll even supply the paint!
  • Choosing your own artwork, furniture, music and more
  • Providing unique touches for each client and nurturing relationships with private interactions

"I love the feeling of walking into my studio. I love knowing I have complete control of the vibe and creativity. I love seeing my clients smiling when they look in the mirror. I love feeling accomplished when I close my door at the end of the day." - Ashley Sciulli, Ashley Hair Designs

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Sola Support

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 work smarter and not harder. At Sola, we have learned what makes independent salon owners successful and have created programs to help our community succeed, including:  

  • Sola Pro App: Free for all Sola professionals! We like to call it inspiration at your fingertips. Using the Sola Pro app, you can access hundreds of hours of FREE educational videos, ranging from topics like business and marketing, inspiration and motivation, to artistic education provided by over 120 brands and top industry educators. Additionally, you can scroll through the latest exclusive special offers from your favorite brands and save money on everyday essentials through PerkSpot
  • SolaGenius: Our all-in-one salon management platform was built in partnership with GlossGenius and can help you manage all aspects of owning a salon with one easy-to-use app. From marketing to client management to communications to understanding your numbers, SolaGenius will truly change the way you do business. Not only can it seamlessly integrate the many aspects of being a beauty professional and salon owner, but it will also free up your time to do what you love.
  • BookNow by SolaGenius: Our revolutionary online booking and search engine allows clients to find and book your services directly from the main Sola website, anytime and anywhere! Let us help drive business to you so you can spend more time doing focusing on what you love.

"The bottom line was (and still is!) that Sola wanted me to be successful in this new venture - and they made the entire transition seamless. When I signed the lease for my studio, I was in charge, but I certainly was not alone. I had help every step of the way. I was encouraged, I felt an immediate sense of community, and I felt empowered - empowered to make this all my own and to move forward! Sola has my back, and they have truly cared about me growing my business and succeeding." - Ashley White, Ashley White Studio

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Whether you’re facing an unprecedented and unexpected change in your career, or are simply ready to venture out on your own, we know that you need a salon environment that works for you. And salon ownership is totally attainable when partnering with Sola, where you’ll find mentors, support systems, friends, and partnerships all under the same roof!

Want to learn more? Download our Guide To Going Independent

 
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