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.

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.

Lift your spirits and your hair this winter with Neuma Neuvolume shampoo. Sulfates? Never! Plant extracts and essential oils? Always! Neuvolume shampoo contains a perfect blend of pomegranate extract, shea butter, and apricot kernel oil. These amazing oils add body, movement, and volume while preventing breakage, extending your color longevity, and adding shine. This shampoo also has anti-static properties which is extra beneficial during cold weather. Neuvolume shampoo is one of our favorite products that really gets the job done. Not to mention it smells of vanilla, patchouli, and white fennel! Mention this blog post and receive 10% off Neuvolume shampoo!

At Lox we love staying up to date on the latest and greatest products and trends! We are excited to share that we will be switching our permanent color line to Pulp Riot! For almost a year now, we have been using Pulp Riot’s semi permanent line for our vibrant fashion colors and high speed toners for our blondest of blondes. Now we will also be using the permanent color line, Faction8, along with lighteners and a few styling products! Lox will always stay true to being as green as possible, so we love that all Pulp Riot products are vegan and cruelty free. It is made by hair stylists, for hair stylists so it is truly the top of the line and it is taking on the color industry with full force. With true to tone color and the best gray coverage you can get, we are so excited to use this new high end color line on you!

 

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.

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.

Including:

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

To use:

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!

It’s Earth month & we are celebrating with a First Friday fundraiser for Keep Knoxville Beautiful this Friday from 5-8pm. Make your own bath & beauty products at 5pm, get an aromatherapy massage & learn the benefits of using essential oils, live music by a local band, & of course, local art for sale.  We will also have more info about how Lox is Green Circle certified & how you can help clean up the earth with donations of hair.  We hope you can stop by for this exciting event. All donations benefit Keep Knoxville Beautiful.