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Design the Perfect Salon Studio to Align With Your Brand

 "Moving from a traditional salon to your own studio can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. No salon was EVER built in one day." Bianca Margolis shares how she figured out her vision for her salon and her business.

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You're Invited to The Sola Sessions Reconnected on May 17

Independent salon owners are invited to attend this virtual education event featuring the industry’s best!

After 25 Years in Commission Salons, Why This Stylist Went Solo

Making the move from an employee-based salon to the independent contractor model is a very personal, one-size-does-not-fit-all for stylists.  Here’s how one hairdresser has experienced the change.

Why 5-Star Reviews Deserve as Much Effort as Your Instagram

While your Instagram portfolio is going to speak to technical results, reviews are going to speak about results *and* the experience. Here, Jennifer Kenny walks you through how to start raking in the reviews for your work.

5 Questions You Should Ask Yourself Before Going Independent

If you're thinking about going independent but you're unsure of where to begin, we asked the team at CocoLemon to draw on their experiences and share how you can turn ambition into a reality. The takeaway: It is easier to build a future with a solid starting point.

Helping Independent Stylists Increase Income, ShearShare Partners with PocketSuite

Partnership enables ShearSharers to unlock revenue potential from their existing client base.

New iluk PRO App Designed 100% for Self-Employed Beauty Pros

The all-in-one app manages all the administrative tasks so independents can focus on their business or take time off.

Salon Suite Brands Band Together to Call Out California Officials

The companies' CEOs are asking Governor Newsom to consider reopening their salon suites, saying that because of the unique layout and design, salon suites have the ability to meet the health and safety standards much like a dental or medical office facility.

Should You Raise Prices When Salons Reopen?

What you decide to do will depend on your area, how COVID-19 affected your business and your own comfort level.  For some direction and advice, we looked to salon industry experts and their suggestions for reopening.

At Work and Happy to Have Her Hands Back in Hair

Stylist Janel Latessa worried that her clients would be hesitant to return. The opposite has been true. Read about her successful reopening and get some tips for navigating your own return.

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