Sola Stories
Sola Stories
Sola Salon Studios
Independent beauty professionals and industry leaders discuss salon suite ownership at Sola Salon Studios.
33. How To Be a Content Queen with Angela Ribbler
On this episode of Sola Stories, we are talking about all things social media, and who better to have on the show than Sola’s Social Media and Content Strategist, or as we like to call her our Content Queen, Angela Ribbler. Angela joined the Sola team in August 2018 after working 5 years in the music industry. It was her thirst for more creativity in her job that led her to Sola and today, she is the creative brain behind Sola’s blog, social media content, email newsletters, and so much
Nov 10
49 min
32. Yelp Quick Tips with Lindsey Couch
Today we are excited to have Lindsey Couch, one of our 2020 Faces of Sola, on the show to share some quick tips about marketing your salon on Yelp. Lindsey is a big Yelp advocate and believes many salon owners are missing opportunities if you aren’t leaning into the powerful, free marketing from Yelp. Tune in to hear Lindsey talk about how she got started with Yelp, how her salon made it to the number 3 position in her city, and how many new clients she gets each week from Yelp while spending $0 on Yelp
Nov 5
18 min
31. From Thirsty to Thriving with Morgan Abernathy
Full-spectrum colorist and 2020 Faces of Sola, Morgan Abernathy, has truly created a career that spans the spectrum of the beauty industry. She has gone from being told she wasn’t good enough to ever be a “great hairdresser,” to owning her own salon, educating for brands like Pulp Riot, Brazilian Bond Builder and Colortrak, and has grown an Instagram following of nearly 50K followers. But beyond all of her aspirational accomplishments, what we
Oct 27
36 min
30. Learning Through Love with Geno Stampora
To fully span the extent of Geno Stampora’s impressive career in the beauty industry, we’d need a much longer podcast. Before becoming the successful owner of multiple salons and beauty academies, as well as one of the most celebrated and sought-after motivational speakers in the industry, Geno learned first-hand what it meant to be successful working behind the chair. Geno will tell you himself, he’s not the best hairdresser in the industry, but his inept ability to understand people is what has kept
Oct 20
33 min
29. Quick Tip: Holiday Marketing with a 2020 Twist
On this Sola Stories Quick Tip, we're helping you get a jumpstart on your holiday marketing. Tune in to get all of our best holiday marketing tips and tricks for salon owners, because no matter what 2020 brought, you can still cross this year's finish line with a bang. Before you begin your marketing, and especially before the holidays are here, make sure to jot down all the important dates during the holiday season so you don’t miss a valuable holiday marketing opportunity. You can find a list of all t
Oct 13
7 min
28. Healing Through Hair with Breast Cancer Thriver, Barbara Violo
We are thrilled to bring our special guest and Breast Cancer Thriver, Barbara Violo, onto the Sola Stories podcast. Barbara owns a hair and wig studio in Sola in Long Island, New York. Barbara’s studio is a safe haven for women experiencing hair loss, primarily due to cancer as well as other causes. In her studio, she takes her clients on a journey - from shaving their heads to hair recovery and beyond. Barbara’s client experience is all about the peaceful, healing energy she is able to create for her c
Oct 6
36 min
27. How To Run Your Sola Like A Boss with Ashley Lantz
Our guest on this episode is one of our 2018 Faces of Sola, educator, SolaGenius ambassador, and, most importantly, a new mom. Ashley Lantz has made her mark on the Sola community as a true trailblazer. She was the first person to sign a lease at her Sola location in AZ, even before there were even walls and was also one of the first to lean into Sola’s technology to supercharge her business. Listen as Ashley shares her journey to Sola and how she’s used technology to run a more efficient business and
Sep 29
36 min
26. Creating Confidence + a Stunning Social Media Feed with Cuyler Engram
We are thrilled to bring Houston-based hairstylist and one of our 2020 Faces of Sola, Cuyler Engram (@cuylerdidit), on the Sola Stories Podcast. Before owning his Sola salon, Cuyler honed his craft as a makeup artist for Mac Cosmetics. After facing doubters and discrimination along his path, Cuyler is now a business owner with an Instagram following of over 16K. After years of feeling like he didn’t fit in, Cuyler has created a space he can call his own, as well as a jaw-dropping Instagram feed that helps
Sep 22
32 min
25. Popular Nobody’s Tips for Staying Hungry + Humble with John Mosley
We are honored to bring John Mosley (@popular_nobody) on the Sola Stories Podcast! John is one of the most in-demand educators in the industry, who’s grown a massive following on social media and a clientele that includes celebrities like Kendrick Lamar and Eminem. John is not just an educator on stage but in every aspect of his life. Tune in to be inspired by John’s aspirational accomplishments. His success as an entrepreneur is sure to spark a fire in you to strive for more in your own business.
Sep 15
45 min
24. Balancing Back-to-School Like A Boss
In an effort to support you finding your groove as a working parent, we hosted a panel discussion with some of our parent Faces of Sola. Our panel was moderated by Sola’s Culture Ambassador and first Sola professional, Kim Bennett, who was joined by Shelbie Donoho, Amanda Fagan, Tahesa Nelson, Ashley White and Steven Wren. Together, they discuss balancing the back-to-school struggles and how they have been balancing this new norm and share what is working for them as their individual scenarios unfold.
Sep 8
1 hr
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