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When a new year rolls around, people tend to use the excitement and momentum to inspire change for the purpose of growth in one or more areas of our lives. Whether it’s a short-lived resolution or a complete lifestyle change, a new year is an ideal time to evaluate where you currently are and where you want to be.

Regardless of how big or small, no matter what your goals are for 2020, we want to help. Because at Sola, it's all about you. Your Dream. Your Vision. Your Salon. 

Your Vision: Working With The Products and Clients You Love 💙

Doing what you love allows you to truly master your craft - and what better way to master it than with your ideal clients and products? At Sola, you can feel at ease knowing that everything is catered to you and your preferences, and not the other way around.

“Coming into 2019, I started with a clean slate. I left the salon I was at. I wasn’t able to be creative or do what I loved. I felt stuck. I was honestly depressed. I wanted to make a change... so I let go of 80% of my clients and kept 20 clients. I came to Sola to start over and gain my dream clients. Not only do I now have a full clientele filled with my dream clients, but I am able to be creative and use the brands I love!” - @glory_hair_studio

Your Dream: You Charge What You're Worth and Keep 100% of Your Profits 💯

It's your time, your passion, your skills, and your art. Why should someone else keep your profits?  When you work for someone else, you allow them to decide what you're worth. But at Sola, you set your own prices! YOU charge what you're worth. YOU raise your prices. YOU keep the profits from what YOU choose to retail.

“Here [at Sola], I am going into 2020 in a way more personable environment, thriving with more time with my clients and bankrolling because someone isn’t pocketing more than half of what I’m bringing in. Yay for getting out and taking the leap!” -@hairbykatieclark

Your Dream: A Schedule That Fits Your Lifestyle 📆

It can be difficult to balance a thriving career alongside a fulfilling personal life. 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!

“Sola is the greatest thing that has happened to me. Balancing being a businesswoman, working my dream career, raising two kids, and being a wife all on my own time frame with no limitations” - @hairbykatieclark

Your Vision: A Private, Personalized Space That's Best For You and Your Clients ✨

At Sola, the privacy and intimacy of your own salon is one priceless perk both you and your clients get to enjoy. When you are able to create your salon environment to reflect your personality, your salon becomes part of your brand and your client experience. Make it a place they love coming back to (almost) as much as you do!

“Clients love the studio for its esthetics and privacy. I’m able to customize the experience for my brides and clients. I now have stylists reaching out to me to join the team because of my online presence.” - @jodisnowdenandco

Your Dream: You Love Your Boss (Because You Are The Boss)! 👊

What more could you ask for than to experience the freedom and benefits of salon ownership?! 

“My main goal was to open my own studio and give myself the freedom to do my business, my way. It's the best decision I've ever made, and it's been the best year ever!” - @artist_erinlaw

Your Vision: A Seamless Transition To Owning Your Salon

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.

“Sola has helped by having the ease of starting your business, allowing you to expand and by the community of other business owners sharing clientele and so much more! I am a year and a half in, and I am super excited to see what 2020 will bring!” - @lashesbyronda

Your Dream: Access To The Best Tools and Education in the Industry 🙌

We know the key to growth as an independent beauty professional is continuing your education to elevate your skillset and help you bring your A-game year after year. At Sola, we offer...

  • Online education with Sola Pro: Our one-stop-shop for business and marketing education, artistic inspiration, exclusive deals from the industry and so much more.
  • In-person education at the Sola Sessions: We host two Sola Sessions in different cities each year to bring our beauty professionals from all over together to learn, mingle and get inspired by the industry's top educators and platform artists. In 2020, be on the lookout for the Sola Sessions in Portland in the Spring and Denver in the fall!
  • All-in-one salon management platform, SolaGenius: Our scheduling, client management, and payment processing app was designed with the independent beauty professional in mind to supercharge your businesses with a full suite of business support tools
  • BookNow by SolaGenius, a revolutionary online booking search engine where clients can search, discover and book directly with our beauty professionals right on the homepage of solasalons.com

“I know the biggest concern is ‘how about walk-ins’ or ‘how about education?’ The funny thing is, I have gotten more new clients at Sola than I did working for someone else. And I’ve been able to sign myself up for amazing classes! What Sola has given me is full control. There is nothing like being in full control of your business, and how you put yourself out there, and how you market yourself.” - Nelly Weeks, @voyagedesplendeur

“My goals for 2020 are to keep growing my team, my brand and get into a larger Sola Studio. Sola can help me get there by continuing to educate and inspire. I love following you here on the gram and I love reading the blog.” - @jodisnowdenandco

Your Vision: Being A Part of A Supportive Community of 14,000+ Solapreneurs

Support at Sola goes deeper than just technology and education. When you go Sola, you become a part of a community of 14,000+ independent beauty professionals, or what we call it, the #SolaFam. Our Sola pros know that the best resources are each other. "The emotional support I got from everyone in my building was overwhelming. The amount of education and business building tools Sola offers to its stylists has been very helpful. The community keeps you strong, thriving and positive!" - @hannahbethshairdesign

Not only does your #SolaFam help in times of need, but they also inspire each other to dream bigger. When we asked our community what some of their 2020 goals were they said:

So here's to a great year at Sola full of dreaming big and crushing goals... Won't you join us? Your Dream. Your Vision. Your Salon. 💭✨

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