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COVID fatigue and overall burnout can lead to major strain on your emotional, mental and even physical health. Your health comes first and foremost, so we want to offer some tips for recovering from and/or avoiding COVID fatigue and burnout.  Read More

Having boundaries is crucial to running a successful business and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. And while boundaries have always been important, they have been an especially hot topic during the pandemic.  Salon business educator Gina Bianca joins us in this episode to share her expertise on this very topic. Gina wears many hats as a salon owner, an educator, a coach, and a content creator. How does she do it all, and do it well? It all boils down to one thing: boundaries.   Read More

If offering retail is not a part of your salon business, there’s a chance you’re leaving some money on the table. But when it comes to stocking your backbar, there’s a lot to consider – including partnering with the right brands that fit the culture of your salon.  Read More

It can be frustrating when you’ve blocked out your time for an appointment with a client and they cancel last minute. Or worse, they just don’t show up. Find out how to handle and prevent no-shows with SolaGenius!  Read More

With summer winding down, it’s time to capitalize on the busy back-to-school season. From collaboration with your community to sales that are too hot to resist, here are our top tips for engaging your scholastic clientele and their parents, too!  Read More

As an independent salon owner, the return to “business as usual” can result in some critical decision-making to maintain health and safety while avoiding conflict and discomfort. In this time of exciting reopenings and shifting mask regulations, we want to make sure you are equipped as a small business owner with options for communicating new salon rules to clients amongst varying comfort levels and circumstances.   Read More

Carlisha Duffey is one of our 2020 Faces of Sola and the owner of Southern Girl Natural Hair Studio in Topeka, Kansas. As Carlisha puts it, her studio is a safe place for naturally curly hair. Carlisha is a woman who wears many hats, as she is not only a hairstylist but is also a trained figure skater, writer, photographer, published author and student. She joins us on the Sola Stories Podcast to discuss her experience as an independent salon owner and how she manages to balance it all.   Read More

Do you find yourself wanting to uplevel your craft, offer something new, or produce content, but feel stuck or don’t know where to start? As a beauty professional, you are an artist, subject to the same creative blocks and slumps that infamously plague writers, performers, musicians, fine artists and creators of all kinds.   Read More

During The Sola Sessions Reconnected, we hosted a panel discussion about charging what you're worth. We received a lot of questions about charging hourly from Ashley Lantz - so many, in fact, that we decided to bring her on as a guest to discuss her recent change in price structure.  Read More

Wondering how to create an experience worth coming back for? Tune in to this episode to find out how how to create a memorable guest experience in a salon studio, while also incorporating your personality and core values into your safe haven.  Read More

Thinking of going independent? At Sola, we strive for every salon owner to experience the freedom they've been looking for; freedom to pick their service menu and products, and the freedom to have the work-life balance they desire. That's the reason why more than 16,000 beauty professionals have chosen to go Sola. So ask yourself: are you ready to experience the freedom of salon ownership?!   Read More

Let’s face it, charging what you’re worth is sometimes easier said than done. But when you are equipped with the education to assess the financial breakdown of your business, it becomes a whole lot easier to understand your value and have the confidence to charge what you’re worth. Listen as Nina Tulio, an industry-leading salon business consultant, shares ways to set prices based on fact, not fear.  Read More

Even the clients most dedicated to serious, ongoing professional skin care – are forgetting something in their ongoing quest for healthy, younger-looking skin. The neck. Read more on targeting solutions that tighten and firm skin on the neck and chest with absolutely no downtime.  Read More

On Clubhouse by Sola pro Hunter Donia who chatted with us about how to market your salon environment to the max! Hunter talks about what that means and how we should market, not just your services, but the actual space in which you work. What was appealing to you when you first went into a studio, and how can you make that exciting for clients?  Read More

In honor of the two-year anniversary of the CROWN Act being passed in the state of California, we knew we just had to catch up with Sola stylist, Danielle Green. This passionate activist, educator, social media sensation and Radically Curly Salon owner joins us on this episode to share how she turned her passion for textured hair into her life purpose.  Read More

Could your Instagram be doing more to build your business? In this episode of Sola Stories, Sola’s CMO, Jennie Wolff, and Content Queen, Angela Ribbler, team up to share useful tips to help you level up your salon’s Instagram.   Read More

Over 17,000 beauty professionals have discovered the Sola Difference and created a business they can call their own. So why do so many beauty professionals choose Sola? We wanted to go even deeper and ask, out of all of the salon suite models and companies out there, why choose Sola over another salon suite?  Read More

The Sola Sessions was all about reconnecting. For those of you who joined us live, we hope you ended the day feeling reconnected with your #SolaFam, the beauty industry, your passion, career and yourself. If you missed any Session or simply want to re-watch your favorites, the content is available to you on-demand until the end of 2021.  Read More

Forget everything you thought you knew about life behind the chair. We have the opportunity to reimagine salon life as we know it. At Sola, we're reimagining what's possible - one salon owner at a time.  Read More

On this episode, we’re bringing you a clip of one of our 20+ classes from The Sola Sessions Reconnected and we’re talking all about pricing strategies, specifically how to charge what you're worth. We're joined by three Faces of Sola - Joey Figueiredo (owner of Daicy // Figueiredo), Bianca Margolis (owner of B. Rose Studio), and Ashley Lantz (owner of Mauve), who each talk a little bit about how they got started in the beauty industry and how raising their prices has helped them elevate their careers.  Read More

We are very excited to have Tim as a keynote speaker at our upcoming virtual event The Sola Sessions Reconnected. Tune in for a sneak peek of some of the inspiration and motivation you’ll get from Tim on our virtual Sessions stage and what he is most looking forward to about connecting with our community at the event.   Read More

As a beauty professional, ongoing education is not only an edge, it is essential to growing in your craft and career. Whether you are seeking updated certifications, new skills, cutting-edge beauty tools, or business savvy classes, ongoing education is key to ensuring salon growth and prosperity.   Read More

Education is crucial in the beauty industry, that's why so many salon professionals who double as an educator wear their title with pride! If you're looking to elevate your career, we know a few educators that are sure to inspire your education aspirations. Check out the third edition of our "Sola's Best Of Series,"  featuring 4 Educators who Elevate!  Read More

Britt Seva has made a name for herself as the social media and marketing guru for hairstylists. To say we are thrilled to have Britt join us as a keynote speaker at The Sola Sessions Reconnected is an understatement! We couldn’t wait until Monday, May 17th to learn from her, so we invited Britt to connect with us on the Sola Stories Podcast to share some marketing fundamentals that will improve your business and your life. So, the question is, are YOU ready to thrive?  Read More

Most of us remember learning about the 3 R’s in elementary school – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The 3 R’s teach us to use only what is needed and to utilize recycling programs. This thinking has persevered for generations, and for the most part, this is still true. Reducing consumption will be a major contributor to driving down carbon emissions and limiting what we need to responsibly dispose of. But in an age of rapid innovation, do the other two R’s still hold true?  Read More

 
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