Monday, January 14, 2008

lox salon

my blog colleagues (blogleagues?) are all men, but i think most of us can agree that good hair is a very, very important thing. good hair makes you feel better about yourself. i find that in my saddest of times, great hair can really brighten me up.

salons in knoxville are like britney spears' hit singles. meaning there are a lot of them, and not very many of them are any good. or, moreover, salons in knoxville are like restaurants in knoxville. same idea. why the hell are there so many of them?! when i first moved to knoxville, among my list of priorities was to find a good salon (i had been an 8 year patron of my michigan joint). this task wasnt easy, and i went through more salons than you can count on one hand before i found one that i could tolerate. and by tolerate, i only mean tolerate. it wasnt what a salon should be: a place you love, a place you cant wait to visit, a place that makes you want to skip away from as you leave.

and then...

lox salon (127 S Central St 37902, 523-5569) opened. and the clouds parted and the heavens sang.

lox owner brynn is everything a salon owner should be: hip, fun, diligent, socially conscious and GOOD at what she does. she has an aesthetic, and she cares about her clients' hair and, thus, the way they feel about their hair. and her staff is awesome to boot. it's obvious that they like working together and that they love their jobs. and, in a town where haircare prices are out of control, lox boasts of book of reasonably priced services. brynn hosts first friday events and offers monthly specials. she serves mimosas on saturdays. she plays good music. in short, she--and lox--rocks.

my monthly appointment is coming up this week, and i can hardly wait. it will, not sadly at all, be the highlight of my week. as good hair-getting should be.

thanks, lox. you are one of the shining stars of downtown and the old city. keep it up.

8 comments:

Courtney said...

Hi! I'm a fellow Knoxville blogger!

I'm glad you found a good salon - always important! I'll have to check this one out.

em said...

ck, you should add courtney to our links list. i just checked out her blog and it is pretty cool. also i want us to figure out how to do that "bio" thing for each of us we were talking about.

ck said...

where's it at? i'll put it on.

The Pol said...

ems might i request for the future that you be sensitive to the follically challenged of our little community. i would love to need a salon and now i am sad.:(

And rock on to our new poster, welcome welcome

The Pol said...

ems might i request for the future that you be sensitive to the follically challenged of our little community. i would love to need a salon and now i am sad.:(

And rock on to our new poster, welcome welcome

The Senator said...

I've been looking for a salon here in Knoxville.. thanks for the review.

Just found this blog a few days ago, and I've already set up my RSS feed. Love what I've read so far!

The Pol said...

My wife just got her hair cut at lox for the first time on V-day. She loved it. also she said its almost always a $25 cut (which I guess is good, but then again I don't know just look at my profile) but for students on Thursdays its $20.

All i know is that I'm happy she's happy and that it didn't cost me a ton, and that she found a place she likes downtown.

Anonymous said...

my daughter goes to LOX for her hair. she talked me into going on monday. much to my dimay i am more than a little unhappy about my do. it is uneven and basiclly looks like a mop was placed on my head. she didn't follow my instuctions at all and when i made a commnet about a section of hair, she started choppping. i hope that brynn (the owner) is much better at her craft then this other person is. i am asking for a refund. hope she complies, i would hate to find myself going around saying bad things about a place my daughter loves so much.