Architecture, Brokerage, Construction
Welsh & Colliers International recently helped find and customize spaces for several Sola Salon Studios in the Twin Cities area. The salons feature small working studios for hair stylists and other beauty professionals to rent out as their own business location.
Since Sola Salon Studios is a franchise, Welsh implemented their corporate design and branding standards into the new locations. The Blaine Sola Salon location (pictured) includes 27 individual studios, ranging in size from 114 – 216 square feet each. The studios are connected by hallways in a larger, 4,800 SF space with a shared lobby and waiting room.
Each studio has oversized sliding and locking glass doors that were manufactured specifically for Sola Salons. The custom doors provide privacy and security while maintaining an open, airy atmosphere. Full-spectrum lighting mimics natural daylight, allowing stylists to guarantee true colors. Structural engineering was required to ensure new window openings in each studio could be incorporated into the existing structural wall system. The result is a stylish, professional environment in which beauty professionals have everything they need to run their own business.
Welsh and Colliers were also brought onboard for Sola Salon’s Woodbury and Saint Paul locations.