As a society and as a salon, we love hair color! Light, dark, rainbow: we love it all! There are unfortunate realities when it comes to color though. At the end of the day, you are putting strong chemicals on your hair and altering it on a molecular level. As intimidating as that may sound, color doesn’t have to be a scary or damaging process. There are several guidelines you can abide by if you color your hair to protect it and keep it as healthy as possible.
Regular hair cuts! Trimming your hair on a regular schedule will help prevent breakage on your ends and prevent breakage from moving up your hair strands. 6 – 8 weeks is recommended.
Cool water! Rinsing your hair with cool to cold water will preserve your color longer and will be more gentile on your hair. Hot water opens your hair’s cuticle letting your color fall out and making your hair more susceptible to breakage.
Color safe shampoo and conditioner! Using the right products will go a long way with your hair. We provide color safe shampoos and conditioners during your service and we have several options available for retail from Neuma and Pulp Riot.
Conditioning mask! Last but certainly not least, we recommend during your color service to also receive a conditioning mask. It’s as simple as sitting for an additional 5- 10 minutes at the shampoo bowl! You can also add a conditioning treatment onto a hair cut appointment or even a blowout appointment. For this service we use Oligo Blacklight Intensive Replenishing Mask. Specifically designed for color treated hair, this strengthening mask uses the power of argan oil and 11 amino acids to moisturize and repair while also increasing shine and color retention. It will bring life back into your hair! Love it and can’t get enough? Not only is this mask available for purchase but it is also our March product of the month! Buy this mask during the month of March and receive 10% off!
You love your colored hair, so act like it! We want to help you have your dream hair so book a conditioning treatment asap! You can do so by calling, email, or the Book Now tab above.
In the beauty world it can be challenging to find a vegan version of every product you need. A smoothing treatment that doesn’t contain keratin from an animal and that actually works is a rarity. After research and trial runs, we have found one that we absolutely love and clients are loving too! Introducing OXO Organic Smoothing Treatment! Formaldehyde, ammonia, and sulfur free; this smoothing treatment is the healthiest choice for smoother, straighter, and more manageable hair. While anti-bacterial and anti-static, this treatment also moisturizes and rebuilds your cell structures.
Being a vegan salon is a priority for us and we are so happy to be able to provide these services to our community.
For before and after photos, visit our instagram! @loxsalon
For more information or to book an appointment, call, email, or go to the Book Now tab.
We love more than just hair, nails, and makeup at Lox. We also love fashion, giving back, and our planet! Mark your calendars now for a very fashionable Earth Month!
Saturday April 11th we will host our semi annual spring Clothing Swap! Bring in your gently used clothing and swap with other Knoxville fashionistas. All clothing that is not claimed at the end of the evening will be donated to the Knoxville women’s shelter. This event is a great way to reduce, reuse, recycle, and socialize! We love getting to connect with Knoxville ladies so bring a friend and make a girls night out of it! For more details, head over to our Facebook page!
Sunday April 26th we will be participating in the incredible third annual Catwalk for Water fashion show! Hosted by Douglas J Aveda Institute, this event gets more impressive every year. Enjoy a pre-runway concert with The Young Fables, some of Knoxville’s best vendors, and a delicious spread of hors d’ouvres. Created solely from recycled materials by local stylists and institute students, the runway looks will impress and inspire you. As if it couldn’t get any better, 100% of the proceeds benefit Tennessee Clean Water Network! Tickets are available on Eventbrite, at the Douglas J Aveda Institute, or at Lox! For more information you can go to the Catwalk for Water Fashion Show: Hydro Culture Facebook event.
Celebrate Earth Month and Earth Day turning 50 this year by joining us for these fun events and stay tuned to find out what else we will be doing this April for our planet!
You may already know here at Lox we make our color magic with Pulp Riot semi and permanent hair color. But did you know that we use their shampoos and styling products too?! Pulp Riot is a newer company that is constantly growing. In the last few years they have really shaken up the beauty industry. We love that they have grown to include styling products over this past year. Pulp Riot products are always vegan and cruelty free just the way we like it. You can give the beginning of your hair routine a fresh start with three different shampoos, two conditioners, and an intensive mask. Then achieve the look of your dreams with any of the eight stylers and four finishing products. Does your day two hair need a freshen up? Theres even a dry shampoo.
For the months of January and February, if you buy a Pulp Riot shampoo and conditioner, you get a free styling product! So come in. Get a service or two. Ask your stylist about Pulp Riot and get the products you’ve been missing.
This upcoming month, our featured product will be the Neuma Body Bar! Crafted from organic olive oil, cocoanut oil, and shea butter, this hydrating hand cut bar is soothing and calming to the senses while turning your bathroom into a spa. You already know we love Neuma and we want you to fall in love too! Mention this blog post and you will receive 10% off a Body Bar!
Gift giving season is upon us, and we have gift sets available as well! Stock up while you can!
Neuma is a product line that highly prioritizes being green and transparent about their ingredients. They are proudly free of all of the top bad ingredients that are common in hair products and full of all the good ones! They formulate without 13 different classes of ingredients that are known or suspected skin sensitizers, endocrine disruptors, carcinogenic, damage the environment, contribute to climate change or otherwise compromise your hair health or the planet. Neuma uses the highest quality of essential oils, extracts, vitamins, and proteins to keep your hair and the planet as healthy as they can. All products are vegan, cruelty free, PETA approved, certified organic, and gluten free. Not only are the products inside the bottles eco friendly, but the bottles themselves are too! All packaging is 95% recycled and recyclable. Staying true to their mission, their state of the art facility uses 100% wind power offset.
We currently carry the full Neuma product line which now features three skin care products. We are proud to carry such an amazing product line from such an innovative company. Need more info? Feel free to ask us or go to their website at neumabeauty.com.
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.