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Looking to Start Your Own Beauty Biz? Sola Salon Studios Offers Turn-Key Spaces in Alexandria

National company opens first space in Northern Virginia.

Looking to Start Your Own Beauty Biz? Sola Salon Studios Offers Turn-Key Spaces in Alexandria
Dreaming of starting your own beauty business, but not sure where to start? 

A new Alexandria business, Sola Salon Studios, that opened recently at the Shops at Eisenhower at 301 Hooffs Drive across from the Patent and Trademark Building (near the AMC Hoffman movie theaters) is attracting individual stylists, offering ready-to-go space for local hair stylists, nail technicians and cosmetologists. Weekly rates start at $325.

You can see information here on local stylists who are already in business at the Alexandria location.

Sola Salon Studios advertises itself as a place where hair stylists and others can work on their own, "without the drama" of a regular salon. Amenities for each salon space are listed here.  FAQs are here.

Space can be rented to stylists, estheticians, nail technicians,
massage therapists and other beauty professionals — each operating as independently licensed businesses. To express individuality, each professional has the ability to customize their space with distinct personal touches, including paint color, furniture, pictures and music.

Every salon space comes standard with a high-end hydraulic chair and shampoo bowl, well-lit styling area with oversized mirrors, custom cabinetry, fixtures and styling stations, pull-out color drawers with abundant storage, retail display shelving for products, instant and endless hot water supply, oversized lockable glass and aluminum sliding entry doors to each studio, stylish waiting and common areas, keyless entry and security cameras.

Sola Salon Studios was established in 2003 in Colorado and now has more than 70 locations in 20 states and serves over 2,000 beauty professionals nationwide. For more information, you can visit  solasalonstudios.com.

Sola Salon Studios which bills itself as one of the fastest-growing salon franchises in the nation, has locations all over the country; so far, it looks like the Alexandria location is the only one in Northern Virginia. There are six locations in Richmond.

Here's an overview of what Sola offers you, the salon announced in an ad on Craigslist:

- Freedom to do what you love
- Elimination of salon politics and drama
- Complete control over your studio space
- Choose the color, décor and style of your studio
- Set your own prices and hours
- Freedom to be your own boss
- Sell the retail products you want and keep 100% of the profits
- Make more money from the services you provide
- Plenty of free parking for you and your customers

Anyone interested in finding out more should contact Jeff about leasing at (703) 201-7733 or email: jeffdebolt@solasalons.com

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