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Did you know that the holidays are when many businesses do 60% or more of their sales for the entire year? The time is now! Take advantage of the holiday splurge-fest with these holiday retailing tips.  Read More

Sales trends and data are showing that people are making up for the lack of “normal” holiday celebrations in 2020  in big ways and that could mean an opportunity for you to help your clients while bringing in more revenue for yourself as well. Tune in to this Quick Tip to learn ways to boost your end-of-year revenue and end this year with a bang.  Read More

So often in life and in careers, people look back and think, “I wish I knew then what I know now.” Professionals in the beauty industry are no different; but luckily at Sola, our community values community over competition. That’s why our successful independent salon owners are so excited to share advice they wish they had been given when first getting started. Here’s some advice from our Faces of Sola to future generations of beauty professionals...  Read More

We want to offer ways to turn the holiday spirit inward and love yourself up before the season’s frenzy takes hold. These self-care practices will help you feel supercharged so that you can better serve clients, connect with friends and family, and maintain balance during the busiest time of the year.   Read More

On this episode of the Sola Stories Podcast, we are joined by Face of Sola Serina Battaglini! Serina’s journey is both unique and relatable and she’s here - all the way from Ontario, Canada - to share it all with us.  Read More

The entire planet has endured 2 years of almost constant stress and unpredictability. Sure, there are always stressful events and daily surprises, but 2020 launched a barrage that most of us have never experienced before. And on top of everything that COVID threw our way, the beauty industry was hit exceptionally hard. Check out Andrew Carruther's steps for moving beyond stress and overwhelm.  Read More

There is a popular old business adage that empowers entrepreneurs to focus on customers that really matter. It is called the 80/20 rule. The 80/20 rule states that about 80% of your sales come from 20% of your clients. The rule indicates that if we focus on the most active 20% of our customers and clients, they will generate 80% of our income.  Read More

The holiday season is officially upon us...are you ready? Take a deep breath because you don't have to do it all on your own this season. At Sola, we have your back when you need it most - whether it’s during a global pandemic or when you could use some extra support during the busiest time of the year. You've got what it takes to finish this year strong, especially if you lean into the resources and support available at your fingertips.  Read More

Our guest on this Sola Stories episode is the one and only Tish Clark. Tish is one of 2021 Faces of Sola, the owner of Phormula 708 Studios and has been in the beauty industry for 15 years. Listen to hear all about Tish’s inspiring story and feel her joy and contagious energy.  Read More

The holiday season is here, and we wanted to offer you some holiday marketing tips that will help you maximize the cheer and minimize the stress. These tips may also help you to bridge the gap on any year-end financial goals. Don’t let the pumpkin spice lull you into winter hibernation - let’s make these last three months your most profitable (and fun) yet.   Read More

This episode is all about how one of our 2021 Faces of Sola went from self-doubt to success and doubling her income seemingly overnight. Ashlie Garner from Ashlie Ann Hair is a self-proclaimed “education junkie” and is a true testament to the freedom and opportunities Sola has to offer.  Read More

On this episode of Sola Stories, we are joined by four new Faces of Sola - Ashlie Inman, Tish Clark, Serina Battaglini and Alyssa Wiener. These ladies all have unique experiences with Sola, but all share one vision of the future: their future with Sola. From feeling the freedom, confidence, and support of being a Sola entrepreneur, to the hopeful and positive impact of diversity and inclusivity for their clients, Ashlie, Tish, Serena, and Alyssa share their excitement for the future.  Read More

There’s nothing that fills our cup quite like The Sola Sessions. Seeing our community of Solapreneurs connect with each other, get inspired and educated is what it’s all about. 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.  Not sure which Sessions you'd want to tune into first? Here's a recap of a few of our favorite Sessions  Read More

On this episode, we’re bringing you a clip of one of our 18 classes from The Sola Sessions Reimagined and we’re talking all about paying your rent in retail. We're joined by four Faces of Sola - Joey Figueiredo, Lindsey Couch, Tahesa Nelson, and Shae Johnson who each talk a little bit about how they got started in the retail game and how selling retail has helped them elevate their careers.  Read More

Our guest on this episode is exactly what she says she is: a Chief Awesomeness Empowerer. Nina has been such an inspiration to the Sola family through the years as a coach, mentor and friend; and we are beyond thrilled to have her join us for yet another Sola Sessions on Monday, September 27th!  Read More

John Mosley, also known as Mr. Popular Nobody, is one of the most iconic and sought-after barbers in the industry. Although he wears many hats, John always makes time to pour love and inspiration back into his community and the greater beauty industry. Tune in to learn about John’s background, his journey creating and growing his brand, and get inspired by his passion for education.   Read More

We are thrilled to have industry icon Sonya Dove on this episode of Sola Stories...and even more thrilled to have her as an educator at The Sola Sessions Reimagined on Monday, September 27th! Listen to her stories, both personal and professional, and let your own light shine as you learn from one of the greatest.   Read More

Are you ready to take control of your career? Imagine a salon studio that’s all yours: your decor, your products, your music, your vibe; a private one-on-one environment where you get to call the shots. You set the schedule and get to do what you love-- in and out of the salon.  Read More

We’ve got a lot of amazing stuff up our sleeves for The Sola Sessions Reimagined. Here are 10 (of the many) reasons you’ll want to join us and experience the Sessions magic for yourself!   Read More

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

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

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

 
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