Sola Salon Studios was recently named a top franchise to buy by Forbes Magazine. The accolade and success of the company is all credited to the more than 5,000 salon professionals at 230 locations nationwide and growing.
“Being able to give the American dream to thousands of stylists, it’s been the most rewarding business endeavor we’ve ever done,” said Stratton Smith, co-founder of Sola Salon Studios. “It’s all about experiencing the freedom to live the life you love.”
Unilever announced that it has signed an agreement to acquireMURAD, a leading clinical skincare brand. This follows the recent acquisitions of Dermalogica, Kate Somerville and REN, which jointly position Unilever as a key player in the personal care prestige segment.
Mark Buston (@MarkBustos) is a special guy. A VERY successful hairdresser, Bustos is booked back to back earning $175/cut at his base, the Three Square Studio in NYC. But on his day off Bustos goes out into the homeless community and approaches the needy to offer free haircuts. He has cut hundreds of street people, touching both their hearts and souls.
Guests in a hotel are almost always there for an event that they want to look great for, whether it’s a vacation, a wedding or a business meeting. However, after the hassle of packing and travelling, there’s always something that gets lost in the mix – like nails! They have an outfit planned to perfection, but forgot that chipped nails are going to look awful in those peep-toe heels. So, they head to the hotel concierge and ask about near-by salons that offer manis and pedis.
Today, Dermalogica announced to its global "Tribe" of staff, professional skin therapists, accounts and distributors that it will be selling to Unilever, one of the world's largest consumer goods corporations.
The North American Wella Studios, with locations in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, and a Wella Atelier Studio in Miami, offer education to elevate the professional hairdresser at any stage of his or her career.