After working in many different salons as an employee, manager, wedding coordinator and as a self-employed stylist, Gioia Gomez, currently based at Akasu Hair Studio & Spa, found the perfect balance. “There are many different ways to be a productive, profitable hairdresser. No one way is the right way for everyone,” she says. “I’ve found being a solo artist is a perfect fit for me.”
Sola reminds stylists that they are never alone.
“We’re 13 years old but five years ago we had 70 locations,” Clark says. “Today, we are close to 400 open locations, nationwide."
New Year, new resolutions! We asked our SOLO Artist Advisory Council, a panel of industry experts who lend their voices to important topics for independent stylists, their opinion on “What new, creative business strategies should Solo Artists try in 2018?”
Independent Stylists from across the country named as Ambassadors for Coty's salon professional brand.
Let the gift giving begin! The holiday season is upon us—how will you treat yourself and your clients? CosmoProf is celebrating the spirit of the season by offering duos, trios and gift sets from your favorite brands.
Imagine the freedom of setting a flexible schedule, having the perfect work-life balance or the power of determining how every cent earned is spent. What about saying “yes” to other opportunities—whether personal or professional—because you can? Women entrepreneurship is growing—are you going to be one of them?
Solo artists can set themselves apart by developing and promoting service expertise and retail solutions specifically for curly clients.
Both Solo Artists, mother/daughter duo, Tammy and Lauren Muniz, have developed an ideal working relationship. Though the family business model may not be ideal for everyone, Tammy and Lauren have garnered a lot of success with this strategy. Today, there are plenty of working stylists who are trying to navigate the landscape of developing their own business while staying involved with their families. Here are a few pointers.