Despite the 90 degree temperatures, fall is just around the corner! We all know that means sweaters, pumpkins and of course, UT Football. But at Lox, we have even more in store!
Friday, September 21st is Parking Day! Come on down to Gay Street where the parking spots will be transformed into mini parks and public spaces that most urban area’s are lacking. It is an internationally recognized event that came to be in San Francisco in 2005. Catch us on the corner of Gay Street an Summit Hill Drive from 10AM to 3PM!
New to our community is the Old City Market! From 11AM – 4PM on the second Saturday, local and regional artists and makers will be lining W. Jackson Ave with some of the most unique goods you can find. The local talent showcases impressive creations from jewelry to screen prints to wood work. September 8th was the first market and we can not wait for future markets to come! We are open 10AM-5PM on Saturdays so you can get your new fall look and shop on the same block!
As a salon we value continued education and fresh inspiration. October 21st and 22nd the Lox Stars will be in Birmingham, Alabama for the Premier Birmingham Hair Show! We will be surrounded by the best of the best and growing as stylists and artists. What does that mean for you? Because of the event we will be closed Monday, October 22nd but it also means we will return with fresh and trendy techniques and inspirations that we will be eager to share with you!
For any other up coming downtown and old city events, click here!
You’ve probably heard that Lox is a zero waste salon but what exactly does that mean?
Through Green Circle Salons, we are able to recycle our salon waste that typically would go into a landfill. How do we achieve such a task? We keep the materials separate then ship them to Green Circle Salons. It’s that simple! Hair clippings, foils, used color, color tubes and other beauty materials are being recycled to help keep our earth beautiful. Green Circle is the world’s first and North America’s only sustainable salon solution of it’s kind. Lox Salon was the first Knoxville salon to partner with this amazing company.
We love hair, the Earth and you! When you are get pampered at Lox you can feel good about being less wasteful.
Sun, sand, wind, water. These are things we may love at the beach, but our hair doesn’t. If you are going to the beach for vaca or if you are constantly living it up on the lake, we have a few tips for you to take care of your lovely locks.
Hair is very absorbent and salt water is very harsh on the hair so before you get into water, pour fresh clean water over your hair. Your hair will absorb the clean water instead of the ocean, lake or pool water. That way you are not getting any harsh chemicals, minerals or grime into your hair.
Whether your hair has been colored or not, the sun will lighten your hair color if you are outside for extended periods of time. Hats are your hair’s best friend to keep it safe from the sun, but if hats aren’t your style, our entire Eufora product line is UV protective.
Tangles and tears taking over? Use a conditioning treatment and a wide tooth comb to get you back to where you need to be! Moisture shampoos and conditioners are ALWAYS a good idea anyway. To try to prevent tangling, a french braid will help keep your hair in place.
The beach doesn’t have to ruin your hair! Just a few easy tips and tricks and you can keep your hair nice and healthy!
The southern summer heat is upon us and we can not get enough of our Eufora Aloetherapy collection! This month we are focusing on our Moisture Mist for Hair and Body. It is versatile, easy to use and smells good! It is perfect for after a day in the sun. Our Moisture Mist is made of only the best ingredients.
Certified organic aloe stem cells to calm and smooth irritated dry skin
Oats to calm redness and itch
Waterlilly to provide instant hydration and vitamin C
Panthanol to provide strength and shine
Tri-sugar blend for added strength prevention of moisture loss
Spray generously all over hair and skin post shower
Can be used more liberally over irritated or sunburned skin
The Aloetherapy Moisture Mist is our product of the month because it is one of our favs and we want to make sure everyone knows about it! If you come into the salon and mention this blog post you will receive 10% off the Moisture Mist!
We’ve done it again & hired a new-t0-Lox stylist, but she is not new to the industry. Alillie Brady joins us as our newest team member & we are excited to show you all she has to offer.
Alillie loves working with short hair, such as men’s cuts & pixies. She also is pretty skilled when it comes to tight fades & shaved designs. So of you are looking for some summer hair art, book with Alillie.
Here are some more details to help you get to know our latest catch:
-Originally from Michigan
-Favorite coffee drink: honey lavender latte. “Coffee is my life.”
-Her babies: a Husky named Xena & a cat named Bruce
-Favorite animal is a shark. (She has a shark tooth tattoo even)
-Favorite quote: “Love & be loved in return”
-Pasttimes: Monthly poetry slams.
We are thrilled to have another addition to our ever growing Lox fam & we hope you stop by to welcome our new members!
It’s officially Pride Week in Downtown Knoxville & there is a lot to celebrate! Check out the website for more details www.knoxpride.com & be sure when you march by the salon in the Old City during the Pride Parade you say Hi & pick up some swag. We will be offering hair chalk, stickers, & rainbow makeup before the parade as well so be sure to swing by. We are located only half a block from where the parade starts on Jackson Ave in the Old City. Just a heads up that parking will be limited so please carpool, bike in, or arrive early. Here is a detailed map for parking & how to get around in the Old City if you are new to this area. We are so excited to have this annual event in the heart of Downtown & we look forward to seeing each and every one of you for this amazing celebration of life!
We also welcome USA National Championship Cyclists to Knoxville June 21-24th. Last year was incredible & we look forward to seeing more of the events happening in & around downtown this weekend. Click here to find more information about the time trials, days of the event, & where best to watch the cyclists in Downtown Knoxville. https://www.visitknoxville.com/usa-cycle-knox/
Don’t forget we offer $5 off your haircut when you bike in for your appointment! #bikeknox #loxlovesbikes
A lot is happening in Knoxville this month & we are thrilled to be a part of it all! Stay tuned for updates on all the best of what Knoxville has to offer by Lox Salon.
The First Friday of every month is an extraordinary time in Downtown Knoxville. Local businesses in and around downtown open their doors, & specifically their walls, to local artists’ work on display for the evenings Art Walk. Most of these businesses are not galleries themselves, but rather restaurants, coffee shops, gift shops, & yes, even Salons.
If you have yet to experience First Friday, we suggest you start this week. Lox Salon is joining forces with The Basement Art Studio, Good Golly Tamale, & Gratitude bar to support over 40 different female artists in the Nasty Woman Art Exhibit opening this Friday at 6pm. This exhibit will serve as a fundraiser for the Knoxville Family Justice Center & Girls Rock Camp. 100% of the proceeds from the sale or artwork & submission fees will go to these charities that support & empower women.
“The idea of the Nasty Women Art Exhibit was borne from a group of NYC artists who wanted to show solidarity for women’s rights. The Knoxville exhibit is one of many national exhibitions organized to demonstrate solidarity among female artists and allies who identify with being a Nasty Woman in the face of threats to roll back women’s rights, individual rights, women’s healthcare rights, immigration rights, racial and environmental justice. It also serves as a fundraiser to support organizations defending these rights. The first exhibit was at a warehouse in Brooklyn in January 2017 and served as a fundraiser for women’s health, raising over $43,000 for the cause. Since then Nasty Women exhibits have spread throughout the globe.”
Lox will also be hosting a Pop Up Shop this Friday & Saturday which will include clothing, accessories, as well as specialty hair products & tools, of which a portion of the proceeds will also benefit the KFJC.
We hope you can make it out to this event! It will be one you won’t want to miss.