MODERN Recap: Sola Periods and Sola Professional Awards

Sola Salon Studios hosted its annual Sola Periods training occasion, unique to its neighborhood of Sola suite professionals, on June 18-Twentieth within the coronary heart of downtown Austin, TX. This yr’s version of Periods passed off on the lovely Lodge Van Zandt and included the ceremony of the first-ever Sola Professional Awards, a brand new competitors for Sola’s community of artists.

Award-winning magnificence and barbering business audio system, in addition to skilled manufacturers and educators from across the U.S., joined the Sola household in Austin for 3 days of top-notch training, inspiration, and celebration.

We at MODERN had been honored to be invited to expertise the occasion, in addition to the robust sense of neighborhood between the Sola artists from all around the nation. Listed here are a few of our takeaways from our time at Sola Periods.


The primary day of Sola Periods featured actions unique to VIP attendees, that includes motivational talks and workouts with stylist coaches Nina Tulio (@ninatulio) and Daybreak Bradley (@dawnbradleyhair), and the VIP social gathering across the pool that night. The dwell band, scrumptious drinks, and upscale appetizers supplied by Lodge Van Zandt set the vibe for the thrill within the days to come back.

The social gathering additionally featured a specialty virgin cocktail known as the “CAUSE-mopolitan,” the proceeds from which had been donated to Magnificence Adjustments Lives.


The primary stage was the setting for the second day, the place Daybreak Bradley performed the position of energetic emcee, serving to to maintain everybody energized and unfastened all through the day with stretches and dancing.

Tabatha Coffey's keynote address.    -  Courtesy of Sola Salon Studios

Tabatha Coffey’s keynote tackle.

Courtesy of Sola Salon Studios

World-renowned hairstylist, life coach, and Periods’ keynote speaker Tabatha Coffey (@tabathacoffey) was warmly obtained and spoke about braveness versus confidence, and the way one impacts the opposite.

“Braveness asks you to take motion,” stated Coffey. “You want braveness to begin, then the arrogance will come.”

Barber, neighborhood activist, and Andis ambassador John Mosley (@popular_nobody) took the stage to talk about branding and advertising and marketing, utilizing his personal model, Well-liked No one, for instance. One main piece of recommendation from Mosley was to maintain logos easy for simple model recognition and flexibility.

Nina Tulio was up subsequent with a speak about reclaiming your worth—your private, inside self-worth. She inspired the room to scream out loud as a gaggle within the title of therapeutic, letting any insecurities, traumas, and hesitations out of the physique. She suggested the viewers on methods to put their wants and wishes first, change the way in which they discuss to themselves, and to set requirements and non-negotiables for his or her companies.

International Inventive Director of Dwelling Proof, Michael Shaun Corby (@michaelshauncorby), had legendary photographer Babak and Hollywood hairstylist Frida Aradottir name in just about for a panel dialogue on photoshoots and on-set styling, along with having educator Francesca Rivetti be a part of the dialog in particular person.

Subsequent was dynamic duo Michael and Ramona Woods (@theramonawoods), the founders of haircare model Ashtae. The pair dove deep into the significance of “MINE-ing what you are promoting,” which implies realizing your numbers and successfully managing your funds, however this was no odd finance lecture. Michael had the viewers in stitches together with his humorous antics, interspersed between his and Ramona’s extremely helpful cash and tax ideas.

“When there is no such thing as a GOAL, there is no such thing as a GOLD,” the couple expressed repeatedly.

Jack Winn, founding father of Jack Winn Professional, took the stage to speak about how to make more cash within the salon by means of the ability of high-quality retail. Closing out the training for the day was stylist coach Sarai Speer (@theplatinumgiraffe) with a chat on pricing your companies and leveling up what you are promoting by enhancing your consumer expertise.


On the night of day two, attendees dressed of their finest and gathered round the principle stage, which now had the addition of a vogue present runway. This was the inaugural Sola Professional Awards ceremony, The Better of 20K celebration, the place eight Sola professionals who entered the competition can be introduced as winners of their respective classes.

We’d like to increase an enormous congratulations to the next eight, first-ever Sola Professional Awards winners for his or her wonderful entries:

TEXTURE: Eric Kelley @hairbyerickelley


BLONDES: Jessica Mild @the.blonde.dimension


EXTENSIONS: Meg Silver @megsilverhair


BARBER CUT: Johnathon Gilyard @theocdbarber


STUDIO DESIGN: Valeria Pasillas @lashvault_co


SKIN: Angie Barraza @angieblushbeauty


NAIL DESIGN: Sara Clark @freaky_fresh_phalanges




All through the award ceremony, some fascinating and high-energy hairstyling performances passed off on stage. Kimberly Michelle (@thekimberlymichelle), Inventive Director of Jack Winn Professional, rapidly and expertly created a high-volume 80s shag on her mannequin, who then strutted down the runway.

Wella ambassadors Anthony Cole (@anthonycolesebastian) and Enrique Lamboy (@kique_stylist) had a big group of fashions delight the group on the runway with their beautiful Shinefinity hair colours.

To shut out the night, Michael Shaun Corby and Francesca Rivetti returned to the stage to chop just a few completely different kinds in tandem, even doing a humorous “three updos in three minutes” problem, which had the viewers rolling.


The third day of Sola Periods was filled with breakouts, offering attendees with the chance to take a seat in on a variety of particular model courses and product demos they actually needed to see.

For instance, OLAPLEX educator Coko Taft (@cokothenatural) dove deep into the science behind the model’s skilled and client bond-building merchandise, and demonstrated their use on textured hair.

John Mosley went over a few of his signature barbering methods with Andis instruments, a favourite among the many attendees.

One panel, moderated by Nina Tulio, featured a chat with a number of the Faces of Sola about what they do to reinforce their purchasers’ experiences in and out of doors of their suites.

General, the occasion was certainly one of camaraderie, celebration, and high-quality training from most of the prime skilled manufacturers and audio system within the magnificence business. Attendees loved Sola Periods immensely as new buddies {and professional} relationships had been made, and we completely loved our time as nicely.


And at last, though the occasion was unique to Sola magnificence and barbering execs, Sola has chosen to do a giveaway of 10 Sola Periods swag luggage to the MODERN neighborhood. Every bag incorporates $500 value {of professional} merchandise, together with from Andis, Moroccanoil, Paul Mitchell, Dermaclara, Wella, Dwelling proof, and extra. The giveaway is up our our Instagram web page at @modernsalon, and 10 winners might be chosen to obtain swag luggage after the competition ends on the night time of Thursday, June twenty ninth, 2023.

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