2966 White Bear Ave., Maplewood, MN 55109

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Our salon is conveniently located on the border of White Bear Lake and Maplewood, on White Bear Ave (across from Maplewood Mall), and is the premier salon suite and salon studio destination for the Twin Cities' northeast metro area. Nearby retailers/restaurants include Michael's, Hobby Lobby, Aldi, Olive Garden, and Jake's. The Maplewood mall area is easily accessible with I-694, Hwy 36, and I-35E located nearby and serves the Twin Cities' northeast metro area including White Bear Lake, Vadnais Heights, North Saint Paul, Mahtomedi, Oakdale, and more!

The salon itself also treats your clients with ample parking, tons of natural light, and great amenities. Our Sola Twin Cities Education Center is also located inside the this location!  Stylists call our LEASING number at 612-437-0270 or today to reserve your studio salon suite.  We have amazing move-in specials for those that sign up now. Contact us to arrange for a confidential tour.

Please contact your style professional directly for an appointment by clicking the link above left. 

Our location is beautifully constructed with the independent beauty professional in mind.  It features 34 individual studio salon suites, perfect for hair stylists, estheticians, make-up artists, eyelash and eyebrow artists, nail technicians, massage therapists, and a range of other professionals in the cosmetology industry.  Studios range from single, large, and double sizes.  They are move-in ready and equipped with shampoo bowls, cabinets, and shelving fixtures- everything you need to open your salon in no time!

Live the life you love and finally achieve your own success. Find your place at Sola Salon Studios and start working on your terms. 


-Hold on to every dollar you make 

-Have the ability to set your own hours 

-Be a part of a tight-knit community 

-Design your own salon suite space 

We invite you to join the Sola Salons community and experience a level of freedom and support you won't find anyplace else.

WHY SOLA?  More Freedom, More Money, More Creativity, More Upgrades, More Education, More Social Events, More Fun!

For leasing information on studio opportunities and to set up your confidential tour please contact us at 612-437-0270 or email at


Move-In Special
Contact us to find out more about our current move-in perks, including free rent, to help you get started at Sola!

TWO SINGLE STUDIOS AVAILABLE FOR LEASE IN NOVEMBER!! If you've been looking for the perfect place to move your business, you've found it!

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KSTP News – Sola Twin Cities announces waiving rent for all studio owners

August 14, 2020

Sola Twin Cities Owner Erin Elgin was interviewed on KSTP from the Atlanta airport this afternoon to discuss the decision Sunday night to turn off rent for @solatwincities studio owners choosing to voluntarily close due to COVID-19. This all changed late last night with the mandatory closure, which now updated Sola’s policy to turn rent off for all 340 @solatwincities owners for as long as this mandated closure goes on. “This will be a major financial hit for Patrick and I every week this closure goes on, but we know it was the right move,” says Erin Elgin.

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KSTP Local News - Sola Twin Cities asks Gov. Walz to Expand Unemployment Benefits

August 14, 2020

The owners of Sola Salon Studios - Twin Cities decided to stop charging rent when it went into effect. Erin and Patrick Elgin operate eight locations where about 340 beauty professionals rent space for their businesses.  Now they are asking Gov. Walz to expand who qualifies for unemployment benefits. They posted a letter on Facebook calling on Walz and state lawmakers to adjust unemployment benefits so that all self-employed sole practitioners can apply.  The letter has reached over 90,000 and been shared over 700 times.

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Sola Salons West Saint Paul Local News

August 5, 2020

Town Square Television attended the ribbon cutting for Sola Salon Studios in West St. Paul on Monday, 2/3. This new building completes the City of West St. Paul's plan to redevelop and reinvigorate the Town Center Two business district.

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Modern Salon: 8 Steps to Opening a Salon Studio

December 30, 2017

You’ve been dreaming about owning your own salon, about the flexibility and autonomy of being your own boss. But, how do you know if you’re really ready? Read this article to find out!

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Your Life, Your Style®

Studio Amenities
  • Fully enclosed, private, locking studio
  • High-end styling chair and shampoo bowl
  • Full-spectrum lighting and oversize mirrors
  • Luxurious cabinets and fixtures
  • Individual ventilation in each studio
  • Instant and abundant hot water supply
  • Onsite laundry and shared amenities
  • All utilities and Wi-Fi included
  • And much more...
Salon Professional Benefits
  • Keep 100% of your profits
  • Access group insurance and Sola discounts
  • Escape salon politics and drama
  • Manage your own schedule
  • Personalize your salon space
  • Set pricing for services and products
  • Sell the retail products you love
  • Play your own music
  • Enjoy private conversations

I chose Sola because I knew that it would change my life in so many positive ways. I love being surrounded by likeminded salon owners and having the freedom to do what I love. I can take more time off to spend with my family, travel and play.

Sue Scott

Sue Scott

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