Would you rather rent a studio suite or rent a spot at an existing salon? Here are some questions to ask yourself to help you in making your choice.
When it comes to discussing her hair, your techniques, the newest trends and even the best place to get gluten-free food, you can talk to your client confidently and endlessly. But when it’s time for her to pay the bill, your poise plummets, you avoid eye contact and you try to wrap up the transaction as quickly as possible.
After announcing that investment groups had made a significant investment in Sola Salon Suites, we spoke with leadership there to learn more about what that would mean for the Sola community.
Where should you devote your social media energy—Facebook or Instagram? The answer is—both!
"...the vast majority of booth rental salons as currently constituted in California are now in legal jeopardy."
Two independent stylists receive the trip of a lifetime.
The event also celebrated Sola's milestone for 10,000 salon owners in over 400 locations.
The change in season can trigger a change in hair color for clients. The SOLO Artist Advisory Council of industry experts answer how you can help your clients transition color according to the season.
After working in many salons as an employee, manager, wedding coordinator and as a self-employed stylist, Gioia Gomez, currently based at Akasu Hair Studio & Spa, in Portland, Oregon, 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.”
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The change in season can trigger a change in hair color for clients. We asked our SOLO Artist Advisory Council, a panel of industry experts who lend their voice to important topics for independent stylists their opinion on “How can solo artists—and all artists—help clients for transition color from winter to spring?”
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."