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Why the Salon Suite Concept Is Perfect for Semi-Absentee Franchising With Erin Elgin of Sola Salons

Is franchising a salon suite a good idea? The beauty industry continues to grow as more people take personal care seriously, driving more interest in health and beauty services than ever before. We're also seeing more health and beauty professionals transition to independent business ownership. Hence, salon suite franchises are a great way to capitalize on this trend. But what does it take to run such a franchise?


In this episode, Erin Elgin of Sola Salons shares her journey as a franchisee in the salon suite industry and her transition to owning real estate. She and Erik discuss the evolution of the salon suite concept and the shift towards rental salons. Erin also talks about her strengths in marketing and overcoming her initial fear of being on camera. She emphasizes the importance of authenticity and connection in her marketing efforts. 

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Erin's goal is to reduce her working hours down to five hours a week, so she has taken the steps to delegate tasks and hire an executive. She also discusses the benefits of owning real estate and her future plans. 


Tune in and discover if franchising a salon suite fits your personality and what it takes to become successful in this industry.


“I don't think anybody if they're hiring a high-level executive to replace themselves, should worry about any timeframe or what anyone is telling you about how long it should take. Just stay in your flow and what speed feels right for you.” - Erin Elgin


In This Episode:

- A brief background about Erin and Sola Salons

- Evolution of the salon suite industry

- Erin's strengths that make her a great business owner

- Overcoming fear of being on camera

- Comfort level with public speaking

- Advice to your teenage self

- Transitioning from 60 to 30 hours of work

- Hiring people and growing the team

- Finding the right executive

- How to manage and resolve conflicts

- Benefits of owning real estate

- Erin’s future plans

- Social media presence



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Connect with Erin Elgin:

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📷 Instagram (Sola Salons)

🌐 Website 


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💼 LinkedIn 


Erik Van Horn is a franchising specialist, and expert in multi-unit, semi-absentee franchise business ownership. From entrepreneur to regional developer, and investor to consultant, Erik has worn many hats over the last two decades, which has provided him unique insight into complex aspects of the industry. If you're a franchisee, a franchisor, or one aspiring to be, subscribe to the Franchise Secrets channel and visit www.FranchiseSecrets.com for even more tactical and practical tools to help you buy, grow, and sell franchises like an expert.

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Why the Salon Suite Concept Is Perfect for Semi-Absentee Franchising With Erin Elgin of Sola Salons