Franchise Business Review's 2022 Top 100 Recession-Proof Franchises

March 31, 2022
We're thrilled that Sola Salons has been named a Top 100 Recession-Proof Franchises List for 2022 by Franchise Business Review! “While no business is 100% recession-proof, these franchise businesses have demonstrated that they are highly recession-resistant based on historical performance,” said Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “For people seeking to be their own boss, the Top 100 Recession-Proof businesses we identified this year not only have outstanding satisfaction among their owners—one of the most important factors to consider before investing in any franchise opportunity—but they have performed well in good times and bad and we feel they hold a strong advantage to outperform their competitors in the years ahead.”
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Sola Salons Announces Acquisition of Twenty New Corporate Owned Locations

March 17, 2022
We are excited to announce that the Sola Salons corporate office has acquired 10 Sola locations in Virginia and 10 Sola locations in Baltimore, Maryland and Greater Washington D.C. Metro area from former Sola franchise owners! Through this acquisition, our home office is now the largest franchisee in the system with 59 corporate owned locations and one under development. Check out the IFA's recent story to learn more about the acquisition.
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Sola Salons Enjoys Strong 2021 with 600th Location Opening

February 3, 2022
Sola Salons has opened its 600th location in Janesville, Wisconsin. In addition to expanding our franchise footprint, we are also celebrating a year of achievements including 53 new locations, 72 signed franchise agreements, and reaching a milestone of 18,000 independent beauty professionals in 2021 throughout the U.S.
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Franchise Business Review Names 2022 Top Franchises

January 19, 2022
We are thrilled to announce that Sola Salons has been named a Top Franchise for 2022 by Franchise Business Review! This is the 17th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities that is based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Sola was among over 300 franchise brands, representing more than 30,000 franchise owners, that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research. Our franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems, including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity. Cheers to our entire Sola team for earning this wonderful recognition!
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Entrepreneur's 2022 Franchise 500 Ranking

January 6, 2022
Sola Salons is excited to share our ranking on this year's Entrepreneur Media Franchise 500 list. We're ranked #1 in the Salon Studios category and #50 overall! Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 is the world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking, assessing franchise costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability. Congratulations to our Sola team on this esteemed award!
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Authority Magazine Interview with Mark Bouzianis

November 11, 2021
Sola Salons franchisee, Mark Bouzianis, recently sat down with Authority Magazine to discuss his impressive hotel industry background and how he pivoted during the pandemic to franchise with Sola Salons. The interview explores the reason Mark invested in Sola and the flexibility of the model.
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Franchise Times Names Top 400

October 7, 2021
Sola Salons is excited to share our ranking on this year's Franchise Times Top 400 list. Our brand was ranked at #260 this year, moving up seven spots from last year's placement as a result of our strong growth and systemwide sales numbers. Franchise Times Top 400 is the most comprehensive ranking of the top 400 largest franchise systems in the country and is backed by more than 20 years of research. Congratulations to the entire Sola team on this huge honor!
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Franchise Business Review Names 2021 Top Multi-Unit Franchises

October 7, 2021
Sola Salons is honored to be named one of Franchise Business Review's Best Multi-Unit Franchise Opportunities of 2021! We have many talented multi-unit business owners already in the Sola network, and we hope to continue to inspire more business professionals who are looking to diversify their portfolio with our real estate rental model.
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Franchise Business Review Names 2021 Most Profitable Franchises

October 1, 2021
Sola Salons was selected as a 2021 Most Profitable Franchise by Franchise Business Review and is one of just 50 franchise companies to be recognized for strong financial performance and high franchisee satisfaction. The ranking was determined by Franchise Business Review's industry research and the surveying of Sola Salons franchisees about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems. We're honored to receive this accolade and take pride in working together with our franchisees to achieve the most success and satisfaction.
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Sola Salons Announces Acquisition of Nine New Corporate Owned Locations

September 22, 2021
Sola Salons has acquired nine new corporate locations. In addition to the nine units that will now be integrated into the Sola home office’s corporate portfolio, three additional units were purchased from Blue Lion Salon Studios by existing franchise owners in the Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas in Texas. Read more about our exciting growth on Franchising World. 
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