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Last updated: June 18, 2019

Sola Salon Studios Appoints Christina Russell To Chief Executive Officer

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Sola Salon Studios announced that Christina Russell has recently been named Chief Executive Officer. Christina brings an extensive senior leadership background in franchising with leading companies such as Curves, Camp Bow Wow and Pure Barre, where she was recently CEO. In addition to her corporate roles, she began her career in the franchise industry as a multi-unit owner, which provides her a rich perspective and background that she brings to this role.


“The entire Sola team—internally and externally—would like to extend a warm welcome to Christina,” says Myrle McNeal, Chief Operating Officer, Sola Salon Studios. “Her vast expertise and experience affords her a keen understanding of the Sola business model and the skills to help propel us to the next level.” 


Christina will be responsible for overseeing leadership, strategy and execution for all growth initiatives within the Sola Salon Studios franchise, both domestically and internationally, including operational management of all company-owned and operated Sola locations. She will be based in Denver, reporting to the company’s Board of Directors.


“I am excited to assume this role because I truly believe in Sola and what it stands for,” says Christina. “We are the category leader, and I believe that’s just a starting point toward the next phase of growth and opportunity. I believe in the Sola team and their passionate commitment to the beauty industry overall and the many entrepreneurial, independent beauty professionals.”

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