Downstairs and separate from the hustle and bustle of the salon, our tranquil spa is a safe place to unplug. A place to let go of the chaos of the outside world, where you can be still if only for an hour; peaceful, ambient sounds and our gentle team of trained #LoxStar estheticians lull you into a reverie of zen and relaxation.

We have long offered spa services, but this larger, dedicated space – formerly our barbershop – has been transformed; intention is in each detail with our valued guests in mind.

Our talented team is open for reservations and has availability starting today! Over the next few weeks, we’ll introduce you to our team of estheticians, share exciting deals you will only find here, and tell you more about our grand opening taking place on the #FirstFriday of August in Old City Knoxville.

Thank you for continuing to support our mission of sustainable beauty for all. We greatly appreciate you. 💚


It’s heating up and there’s little more refreshing than a dip in the pool. A Saturday spent luxuriating in the sun is one of the best parts of the upcoming summer season, but as anyone with color-treated hair knows, it can be quite the double-edged sword.

Emerging from the pool with your gorgeous, sunny locks turned green and dull is a quick way to turn your relaxing day into a hair nightmare. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the damage and protect yourself from a sunny Saturday ruined.

First things first; presoak your hair with clean water.

This may seem counterintuitive, but wetting your hair in the shower before you jump in the pool allows your hair to absorb less of the damaging chlorine. It takes virtually no time for ample benefit – perfect for those of us who don’t want to be bothered with a complicated routine.

Your hair needs sunscreen, too.

It’s universally acknowledged too much sun is terrible for your skin, but few people consider the toll it takes on your hair. We recommend a product that contains UVA or UVB rays; the aptly named Sun Catcher by R+Co, a leave-in conditioner, is one of our favorites.

Put your hair up.

Sometimes the best solution is the simplest. Tying your hair up in a bun keeps it out of the water as you leisurely wade about.

Shampoo and condition – even if you’re exhausted.

A day spent sun soaked is exhausting. All you want to do is lay on the couch and watch a movie or read a book. Don’t. Not until you’ve both shampooed and conditioned your hair. Choose a hydrating shampoo designed specifically for blondes for maximum impact. The neuBlonde Platinum Shampoo and neuMoisture Conditioner by Neuma will go a long way in toning your color and adding back much needed, stripped away moisture.

If all else fails, call us.

We’re all fallible and sometimes we’re going to forego our routine, particularly on a hot summer day when the promise of the cool water of the pool is too much to resist. If you find you’ve damaged your hair, allow one of our professionals to get back on track. Book online at or give us a call in the Old City of Knoxville, Tennessee at 865.523.5569.

Happy swimming, #LoxStars!

Film’s biggest night may have been overshadowed by the slap heard around the world, but we’re still reeling over some of our favorite looks. Scroll through below to see some of our favorite looks from the 94th ceremony!

Lupita N’yongo

Lupita’s braided updo was a show stopper. The Academy Award winner look was regal and befitting the exclusive ceremony.

Ariana DeBose

The history-making Best Supporting Actress’s cropped cut was the perfect amount of edgy and classy for her big win.

Serena Williams

The tennis legend’s honey colored blunt bob was one of the most simply effective looks of the night.


Zendaya rarely misses (if ever) on the red carpet and this French twist style was no exception.


Beyoncé’s side pony was the perfect complement to the 150 carats of bling on her ears.

What were some of your favorite looks from the ceremony? Drop them in the comments below!

Trophy –  A styling spray that adds the right amount of texture, volume and shine to any hair type. Hair looks naturally radiant almost instantly. Hair looks young, shiny and lived in.

Mannequin – MANNEQUIN Styling Paste is a natural-looking styling paste for volume, flexibility and shape. MANNEQUIN creates bounce and movement for the perfect, deliberately undone look. Perfect for sultry, supermodel hair.

Rockaway – This spray helps create buildable volume, beachy waves and tousled texture or a fresh-from-the-shore look.

Sun Catcher – Supercharge your hair with this nourishing and protective leave-in conditioner that helps soften, seal, detangle and fight frizz. Can be used on damp or dry hair, alone or layered beneath styling products to optimize their performance. Nourishes with light hold and shine.

Zig Zag – This innovative, lightly tinted formula brings a bolt of energy to strands, adding durable grit and hold at the roots for an all-day ample look. It blends into any hair color for a dusty-free, flexible texture, thanks to resins and a polymer complex that creates an invisible, web-like effect between the hair fibers.

Badlands – Use when you want to extend the life of a blow-out or add volumizing texture. Matte finish with no build up!

Today and every day, Lox Salon celebrates Random Acts of Kindness Day! This day was started in Denver, Colorado in 1995 and has since spread across the globe. Read on for ideas on how to celebrate this special day.

  1. Compliment strangers. Very often we pass someone on the street and think how much we like their hair, clothes or smile but don’t say it aloud. Random Acts of Kindness Day is the perfect occasion to verbalize those thoughts and spread a little cheer.
  2. Tip your barista extra. We hear about paying it forward by paying for the coffee of the person behind you, but another way of celebrating this day is by putting that money toward the tip of your barista instead. Oftentimes paying for the person behind you adds extra work and confusion for the staff; by tipping the money toward your barista directly, you’re still spreading kindness and sparing them from a confusing day of sorting out orders and payments.
  3. Call a loved one you don’t speak to enough. Most of us don’t appreciate the family in our lives the way we should and take them for granted. Call that loved one you’ve been meaning to but keep putting off; you’ll make their day and be glad you did it.
  4. Donate to a charity. One way to make a tangible impact is through a charity donation. Find one close to your heart – we are big fans of Farm Sanctuary.
  5. Pick up litter around your neighborhood. Cleaning up some of the trash littering your neighborhood is a simple way to effect big change.

No matter how you choose to celebrate it, make sure to spread some cheer today!

We’re thrilled to announce our #LoxStar Shampoo and Blowout monthly membership!

Priced at $120/month, this membership entitles you to four shampoos and blowouts per month.

Individually priced at $50 per blowout, this membership reduces the cost of each to $30 per blowout instead, paid monthly. Once you’ve purchased your membership, all you do is book your blowout as usual and the price will zero out at checkout.

Professionals recommend infrequent shampooing; getting a shampoo and blowout from one of our stylists once a week protects the integrity of your hair as they use professional-grade products and tools. This is particularly useful for those wishing to maintain their color treated hair.

Blowouts typically last anywhere from 3-5 days and the more frequently you have one, the better your hair holds the shape and style, making it last longer each time.

When our CEO and founder Brynn opened Lox in 2006, she had been a vegan for nearly a decade. She was troubled by the waste in the beauty industry and wanted to affect change in a meaningful way. This led her to partner with Green Circle and make Lox Salon the first Green Circle salon in the state of Tennessee.

The beauty industry creates over 877 pounds of waste every single minute. We find this number unconscionable.

Thankfully, Green Circle has given our salon and others the opportunity to mitigate and substantially reduce this number. As Waste Warriors, we are able to recycle and recover 95% of our beauty waste.

According to their website, Green Circle was “created by our Founder and CEO alongside beauty industry leaders, our award-winning program empowers salons to offset their emissions and recover up to 95% of their beauty waste. That includes previously unrecoverable materials and hard-to-recycle items like hair clippings, foils, excess hair color, aerosol cans, and color tubes.” Green Circle uses hair clippings to create hair mats that are in turn used to clean up oil spills, while excess color is repurposed into clean energy.

Impacting the health of the world in a positive way is one of our most important tenants and we pledge to continue this mission. For more information about how we do this, feel free to reach out via our Instagram.

Experts agree; 2022 is going to be all about color.

According to Vogue, “trend predictions for next year are definitely bold and colorful. Having spent so much time at home because of the pandemic, I feel people will want to go very loud.” We’re seeing color everywhere, from the runways of Milan to the sidewalks outside our own salon here in Knoxville, Tennessee.

After years of minimalism reigning supreme, people are ready to express themselves in ways unlike ever before. With the new variant of the pandemic anticipated to peak at the end of January, expect to see an explosion of color as we enter spring.

Have you ever considered fashion colors? Now may be the time to take the leap.

Fashion colors come in all shades of the rainbow. From bright pinks to fiery orange, anything you dream of can be achieved. These colors are semi-permanent and will not permanently change the color of your hair; as such, their upkeep is a little different (read here for our tips for color treated hair) and there are a number of ways to achieve the look.

If you aren’t quite ready to take the full leap, a peek-a-boo moment is a great way to test the waters.

A peek-a-boo moment is a great way to test the waters.

Don’t want to touch your natural hair at all? We can color extensions and blend them into your own hair.

Nichole’s guest asked for a mermaid look; she achieved it by coloring the extensions the day before to cut down the time the guest was in the chair for application.
The initial application of the extensions was in November; in January, they faded into a beautiful pastel that could be reapplied after the guest’s haircut.

If you’re ready to take the plunge an all over transformation color like the one below is for you.

A full color transformation; this beautiful color will require at least four hours in the chair with your stylist.

Pop into 2022 with a beautiful head of color. Head to our Book Now page to make your reservation today.