If you have not gotten a chance to read the write up in local newspaper Knoxville Mercury, run out & grab a copy. Ben Miller, Master stylist at Lox Salon, is on the front cover! We are so proud to know such a talented stylist and have gotten to work side by side with him for the last 4 years. As his product company, Anchors Hair Co., continues to grow however it has been harder for Ben to put in the time behind the chair. Pomades are in high demand so Ben has decided to put the shears down & say goodbye to the salon environment, at least for the time being. We hate to see him go, but are so excited for the adventures his new company will bring to him & his family.
If you are one of the lucky to have met Ben and sat in his chair while he works his magic, I recommend stopping in and seeing him one last time before the holiday season. Maybe get an autographed copy of his article. We are so proud of him and can’t wait to see what next year brings! Best of luck, Ben!
Here is the link to the article:
Porsche Williams, Nail tech extraordinaire, keeps us warm & toasty this Holiday Season with her Custom Spa Pedicure.
This full 90min of pampering involves a relaxing aromatherapy foot soak, followed by nail shaping and cuticle care. Next, an exfoliating sugar scrub is applied to replace dry, calloused feet with smooth, soft skin. Finally, detox and destress with an antioxidant-rich moisturizing mud mask massaged into legs & feet, then wrapped with a hot towel for the full spa experience. Finish with the polish of your choice and you are as good as new! A complimentary adult beverage is included and a warm neck pillow to ensure you fully relax and unwind.
Beat the winter blues by calling to schedule your Spa Pedicure toady!
This past year we have seen a lot of growth here at Lox Salon. We have welcomed 2 new stylists, Melissa Duda & Chelsea LeBlanc, and a new front desk manager, Justin Roberts. We have celebrated 2 weddings and a birth. We have expanded to include a nail station and a massage room.We have added a whole new line of all natural Mens’ products. 2015 has been a good year for changes. With all that change, however, comes the bad with the good.
In recent months, we had to say goodbye to two amazing employees: Mandi Lawson ,LMT and Megan Moskowitz, Stylist & Educator. We were sad to see them go but excited about the opportunities they had been offered to expand in their careers. Megan is now a Salon Manager, as well as, Educator for Eufora Haircare back in her hometown of California. While Mandi, when she is not busy massaging for UT’s athletic team, she can be found working part time at Meadow Sweet on Gay St. We miss them both and the wonderful, positive spirit they contributed to the salon environment. We congratulate them both on their successful careers and wish them the very best!
Miss you Guys!-The Lox Team
Earlier this month 4 year Lox stylist, Liv Halcomb, came to me with a proposition. She loves her job but needed another creative outlet. We often have photo shoots with the team and sponsor charity events at the salon, but she wanted to combine the 2 & host them more often. What we needed was a Creative Team & she wanted to lead it. I couldn’t be more excited or proud. Lox had expanded to 14 employees in the past year and that can be hard to manage. Here was someone who was willing to take on that challenge, & was eager to do so. I gave an enthusiastic, Yes!
If you have not had the pleasure of getting to know Liv personally, here are a few questions she was willing to answer about herself & her newly acquired position.
Lox: How long have you been in this industry?
Liv: 6 years
Lox: How did you first get inspired to pursue a career in the hair industry?
Liv: I’ve always been an artist and I thought going into this industry would be a great way to translate art into a career. 6 years later I love my career even more than I could have imagined I would.
Lox Salon opened it’s doors in September of 2006, filling a niche market that Knoxvillians were unaware they were ready for. How this town has embraced change since then! We are excited to be a part of this growing and increasingly vibrant city, & could not be more proud.
This marks our 9th anniversary in the Old City and we want you to know, Knoxville, how thankful we are of all your support!
The idea behind Lox was a salon for the everyday man/woman, whose style could be changed on a whim, and yet wouldn’t cost a fortune. Located in the heart of downtown (also Knoxville’s coolest), the Old City, we are a mere 2 miles from UT . This means our everyday client is more than likely a student living on a student budget. So we incorporated the Student Discount for all our struggling trendsetters. This has allowed us to offer this guarantee: quality service at a reasonable rate.
[We also have a pretty sweet Loyalty program for all our loyal patrons. Did you know that every haircut and every color is good for 1 point towards a Free haircut? Join our loyalty program & see how soon 10 points add up! You may be pleasantly surprised.]
After all these years, we have come to the conclusion that you come to Lox Salon not just for the awesome haircuts, the amazing service, and the PBRs, but because you feel you are worth that extra $1. We agree. As a symbol of our gratitude & admiration, we are extending our student discount to include our Senior Stylists as well (please see Menu for price differences).
We understand how hard it is trying to figure out what you want to be when you grow up. You may never figure it out really, but we are here for you. We may not be able to help you on your Calculus exam, but we can make sure you look smokin’ while you try; and we’ll be a good listener when you forget to set your alarm & miss it completely. We know being a grownup is tricky and that’s why we want to help you get on your feet. So save those extra dollars, not going to a fancier salon, but on an Uber ride from your guys/girls night, maybe calling home more often, or even salon quality products that will ensure that your neon green mohawk isn’t going to fade out by St Patricks day. Either way, we got your back and we promise, you may not have found your groove this semester, but you sure do look like you have.
Not only do we here at Lox Salon strive to #keepKnoxvillebeautiful, we also help to keep our planet beautiful. Thanks to Green Circle Salons, we no longer throw out our trash at the end of the night, but send it off to be repurposed and recycled. From reusing hair to make booms for oil spills , to recycling foils and color tubes, Green Circle Salons diverted almost 390,000 pounds of waste from landfills and waterways in 2014. That calls for a round of applause!
You can be sure that from the moment you walk in to Lox, your health and beauty needs are our priority. We use only the healthiest and environmentally conscious beauty products, free of Petroleum, sulfates and synthetic fragrances. We offer a complete line of botanically based cruelty-free Vegan makeup, as well as, Ammonia free hair color. The bottles of shampoos and conditioners that line our retail shelves are all recycled and biodegradable packaging. Also, from the start of 2015 we have been able to divert 85-95% of all salon waste by partnering up with Green Circle.
So the next time you look in the mirror and think it’s time for a haircut, you may not be thinking about what sort of impact you have on the environment, but maybe you should start. Do yourself, & your planet, a solid and schedule your service at Lox Salon.