On Aug. 6, Sola Salon Studios and the multiple stylists that share that space celebrated their one year anniversary in East Liberty by hosting a unique open house. The public was invited to come in and visit the technicians and their guest vendors. There were clothing and jewery vendors as well as a woman that did henna designs on hands.
SALON OWNER WITH GUEST—Betsy Parks and client Ache Smith.
SALON OWNER WITH GUEST—Faye Blair with vendor Rayna Carter.
SALON OWNER WITH CLIENT—Stephanie Thompson and client Velaria Bradley.
SALON OWNER WITH CLIENT—Jess Morrison and Alexis Bartholomew
SALON OWNER WITH GUEST—Vendor Renay Warren and Michelle Slater.
SALON OWNER WITH GUEST—Lui and salon owner Miranda Ganoe. (Photos by Debbie Norrell)
The story of Sola is an interesting one. The “condo concept” of individually owned salons in one building began with two gentlemen in the mid-west. The residents of Sola Salon Studios are given the freedom and benefits of salon ownership without the upfront costs and risks associated with opening a traditional salon. Each technician has their own space that they can freely decorate and they pay a weekly fee that includes utilities.
SALON OWNER WITH CLIENT—Grace Kosko and Jackie Caterino
SALON OWNER WITH CLIENT—Chaz Young and client Tammy Capani.
The East Liberty location has nine spaces accommodating barbers, hair stylists and estheticians. Manicures, pedicures and facials are also available.
Sola Salon Studios is located at 5921 Baum Blvd., in East Liberty.