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Have you heard the buzz about charging hourly for your salon services? We received a lot of questions about charging hourly for 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

Press play to hear about Face of Sola Antonio Willis' journey to salon ownership and how he's used his past to fuel his passions and purpose. Find out how this innovative, successful and humble barber empowers his clients to look good and feel good, too!  Read More

As you think about the ways you can work smarter in your salon this year, it is natural to think about setting boundaries and creating salon policies. By creating and implementing salon policies, you are putting rules in place to help define your boundaries with yourself and with your clients. Get all the top tips from Joey Figueiredo on creating a safe, organized and fair environment in your salon!  Read More

Are you ready to make 2022 your best year yet?  In this episode, we are joined by Faces of Sola Drew Inge and Genia Church along with industry experts Michael Cole and Nina Tulio to talk all things budgeting, raising prices, growing your clientele, goal-setting and goal-getting. Press play on this episode to start celebrating your wins, both big and small, and find out how to integrate these best practices to make this your best year yet!   Read More

As we are still celebrating the magic of the New Year, we wanted to bring two of the most inspiring people in the Sola family to talk about setting intentions and goals for 2022. Press play on this episode to join the conversation with Kim and Steve, and discover how to take achievable action steps to reach your goals and fulfill your 2022 intentions!  Read More

As 2021 comes to an end, it’s time to take a deep breath and recharge. But with the added pressure of setting goals for the new year, taking time to rest after the holiday rush is often easier said than done. Our guest, Dawn Bradley, is here to help remind us that we can’t take care of others before taking care of ourselves first.  Read More

2021 Face of Sola Alyssa Wiener joins us on this Sola Stories episode to share her story about what intrigued her to join the beauty industry, why she was drawn to vibrant hair colorations, and what it was like opening her Sola salon studio during the height of the pandemic. Find out how in her salon, Lucky 13, she can create a safe space where everyone feels welcome, heard, and seen. With Alyssa’s authenticity and empathy, her clients can feel confident embracing their authentic selves.  Read More

In this episode, Face of Sola Drew Inge joins us to spread the holiday spirit. You might know him as Do My Hair Drew on Instagram and TikTok where you can find some of the most hilarious and entertaining hairdresser-themed TikToks and Reels, but Drew is so much more than a rock star educator or social media influencer. In this episode, Drew shares the meaning of the holidays for him and why he chooses to have and share so much joy. The reality is that the holidays can be a difficult time for some people, and a little love, light and laughter can go a long way.   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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 
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