When you invest in the beauty industry, you are investing in a booming industry that is worth $64 billion dollars. Not only are you investing in a booming industry, but you have the chance to become your own boss and have a flexible work schedule as an independent beauty professional. This is where the Sola Salon Studios franchise comes in. Founded in 2004 by Stratton Smith and Matt Briger, they strived to provide independent beauty professionals with a community that allows them to build the career of their dreams. As a franchise owner with them, you can expect to have control of your business, from your schedule, environment, pricing, and so much more. The brand awarded its first franchise in 2005, and since then it has grown to over 570 locations with over 17,000 beauty professionals. The brand is expanding in the U.S. and Canada, with 50 more locations in development. Real estate rental is an important aspect of the business, in addition to exceptional beauty care. Its real estate rental model requires minimal staff, drives occupancy and leads to high customer retention rates. An ideal franchise owner doesn't even have to be a beauty professional or have prior franchise ownership experience in order to succeed in running the franchise. The franchise also provides its franchise owners with some of the best support and training in the business. From site selection and marketing to on-going education and training, the franchise will give you all the tools and information you need to run the business as best as you can.