Posted on July 23, 2019
Sola Salon Studios
We are gearing up for our first-ever SOLD OUT Sola Sessions in Nashville on Monday, September 16th. We can't wait to see you all there. So if you are planning on joining us in Music City, U.S.A., check out these 10 reasons you should be pumped! 🙌
1. Welcome Party 🎉
We’re kicking off the Sola Sessions the only way we know how - with a bang! Join us on the rooftop and in the penthouse of the Fairlane Hotel at 5:30 pm on Sunday September, 15th for live music, snacks and apps, cash bar (first drink’s on us! 🍸) and shear demos from Hattori Hanzo Shears ✂️. The Sessions typically welcomes Sola pros from 20+ states, so come prepared to network with fellow Sola professionals and gear up for Monday’s magic!
2. Best Hair Educators In The industry 💇♀️
The Sola Sessions are known for our rockstar lineups, and this show is no exception. The event’s cast of artists includes Amika’s Global Artistic Director, Naeemah LaFond, L’ANZA’s Global Creative Director, Matt Swinney, and Sam Daly from Brazilian Bond Builder (B3).
3. Business Education to Elevate Your Salon 💯
Michael Cole (Salon Summit Business) has been in the industry for more than 30 years helping salon owners become more financially successful. His most recent program focuses on improving personal finances and professional income in record time.
4. Lessons From A Legend 🙋♀️
Geno Stampora is an industry expert and true business guru. He brings decades of experience owning and operating salons, and his work has been featured in almost every salon and spa trade magazine. His expertise lies in working with groups large and small to refine their ability to grow, as well as instructing on how to stay on the cutting-edge.
5. Faces of Sola Panel 🤩
Back by popular demand, we are bringing five inspiring Solapreneurs back together for the second Faces of Sola panel! The Faces of Sola panelists will share tips to help you create the ideal work/life balance, know and charge what you’re worth, raise your prices, give back in meaningful ways, and stay educated, connected, and inspired in the beauty industry. We cannot wait to welcome back to the Sessions stage Kim Bennett (Denver, CO), Kenya Kirk (Austin, TX), Mahogany Plautz (Minneapolis, MN), Joey Figueiredo (Prairie Village, KS), and Kelsey Morris (Columbus, OH), with panel moderator Jennie Wolff.
6. Side Sessions 💄💅
Interested in adding additional non-hair services to your menu or learning more about SolaGenius? Join us for our Side Sessions workshops with additional specialty education from some of our brand partners. Past Side Sessions classes have included tutorials from CAO Cosmetics, Muse Beauty, Skin Authority, Biolements, Dermalogica, and many more!
7. Food, Drinks, and Dancing! 💃🏻
What’s a Nashville event without food, drinks and music?! Your Sola Sessions ticket includes free lunch plus a reception after the main event with snacks and apps, a free drink ticket (plus a cash bar to keep the party going), and live music! Want to snap a selfie with Geno Stampora? Or ask Naeemah LaFond a lingering question from her segment? Stay until the very end to get face-to-face time with your favorite educators!
8. SWAG, Prizes, and Giveaways! 🎁
The Sola Sessions event partners are the best in the industry, so you know you’ll walk away with swag that will leave your Sola peers back home begging for a peak. Attendees will each receive a gift bag chock-full of goodies from every brand partner, and a handful of people will win some awesome giveaways during the day. Did someone say a free week of rent?!
9. The Funky Venue 🕺🏻
BB King’s Blues Club isn’t your average event space. Just blocks away from the honky-tonk action on Broadway, the beautiful venue boasts exposed brick, floor-to-ceiling windows, and three stages! No better place in the entire city to experience inspiration, education, and community.
10. Music City, U.S.A. 🎶🎸
Sure, Nashville is synonymous with whiskey and bluegrass. But this gem of the south has so much more to offer! Walk around the city and check out the classical and neoclassical architecture, browse Broadway Street, pick up a pair of authentic cowboy boots, stop by the Country Music Hall of Fame and Johnny Cash Museum, and eat, eat, eat! Nashville has some of the best BBQ in the country. Stop by Edley’s or Martin’s BBQ and you'll be thanking us later.
“I’m so grateful that I have been able to attend multiple Sola Sessions. I have been in the industry for eight years now, and out of all the hair shows or conventions I go to, the Sessions has taught me so many things about being a better business owner and about taking control of my life when it comes to work/life balance, working smarter not harder, providing exceptional service for our clients, and building long-lasting relationships with our customers… The Sola sessions has given me something to look forward to traveling to twice a year! I don’t want to miss another. Thank you for this amazing event! - Jessica Nalani McDaniel
The Nashville Sola Sessions are currently SOLD OUT. If you would like to join our waiting list, click here.