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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

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

It's safe to say your clients will be eager to visit you when they come out of their COVID-hiding - make sure they know how to re-book efficiently and well in advance! Check out these awesome tips from the Faces of Sola and get ready to open your studio #SolaStrong.   Read More

To our beloved #SolaFam, we are so excited to get you back into your studios! As we look toward mandates lifting, we want to make sure that you are set to reopen your doors #SolaStrong. At Sola, we have so many resources to help make this process easier for you. From your Sola webpage to tips and tricks on the Sola Blog to a new guide regarding sanitization best practices, we have thought of everything to make your transition back to your studio as strong as it can possibly be.   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

At Sola, we have so many resources to help make this process easier for you. From your Sola webpage to tips and tricks on the Sola Blog to a new guide regarding sanitization best practices, we have thought of everything to make your transition to Sola as seamless and strong as it can possibly be. Follow the below checklist to make sure you are set up for success.  Read More

What would you do with a few more hours back in your day? Spend more time with your family? Squeeze in a few more appointments? Relax? Follow these 4 tips to save yourself time and give yourself the peace of mind you need and deserve as a go-getting salon owner.  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

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

Have you heard of Clubhouse yet? This invite-only, audio-based social media platform has been the hottest new app of 2021. Read on for 5 reasons why you should get in on the Clubhouse action  Read More

After the challenges 2020 brought us, we are desperate to reconnect with our community and have our community reconnect with each other - and that's exactly what The Sola Sessions Reconnected is all about. Sola’s first virtual education event will be co-hosted by Kim Bennett (@kimi_kisses) and Steven Wren (@mrwrencuts), and our dynamic co-hosting duo has teamed up on this episode to share what they are most looking forward to.  Read More