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grow Knoxville Selected as One of Salon Today’s Salons of the Year

grow Knoxville Selected as One of Salon Today’s Salons of the Year

Outstanding Salon Design

Salon Today, Salons of the Year

(June 14th, 2022, Knoxville, Tennessee) grow Knoxville announced today that it has been selected as one of Salon Today’s Salons of the Year for its outstanding salon design. grow Knoxville renovated and moved into its 5,300 square foot facility in September, 2020. A panel of editors from Salon Today, Modern Salon, and Nails evaluated each entry to select the finalists, scoring each in six different décor categories, including use of color, lighting, flooring, efficient use of space, consistency of design and overall aesthetics. grow Knoxville was selected as a Salon of Distinction for this prestigious award.

“Salon Design Competition Judged on Six Different Décor Categories”

When grow Knoxville was developed with the help of architects R2R Studio, salon owner Shane Archer’s design perspective was clean and upscale, but he wanted to incorporate warm and relaxing tones to make the ambiance part of the amazing guest experience from start to finish. A mezzanine was added to the space giving the salon a second floor with separate shampoo bowls and styling stations. Archer also created a unique and separate space for the salon’s signature Lather Lounge where guests experience a calming and Zen-like experience including weighted blankets, aromatherapy, and head massages during their shampoo and other treatments. “My goal with our space was to create an environment that was like none other in Knoxville, Tennessee, “ said Archer. “It was really important to me to design a space that had the wow factor yet was inspiring and also very inviting. We feel we accomplished those goals with design of our salon, and the feedback from our clients has been overwhelmingly positive. It is such an honor to be acknowledged and rewarded by Salon Today, the leading salon industry business publication.

grow Knoxville’s space allows for the accommodation of twice the number of guests as its previous location yet feels much more open and spacious and not as cramped, adding to the enhanced customer experience. In addition, the space easily allowed for social distancing during the pandemic, which kept the salon’s doors open and the continuation of grow’s services to its clients.

At grow we believe that each and every one deserves to look as beautiful on the outside as they feel on the inside. We also think it should be an affordable, luxurious experience that they receive while they are in the salon. Most of our clientele use the salon time not only as regular beauty maintenance, but also to escape from the world, if even for a moment. At inception, Shane Archer wanted to provide a relaxing, warm, and inviting atmosphere for our guests that makes them feel right at home, unlike the mega salons where they feel like a cog in the machine. We focus on quality, not quantity, and value each individual guest for who they are as a person, not how much they spend. We are a green salon, recycling anything and everything down to the hair clippings. grow Knoxville has been voted Best Salon by CityView Magazine five years in a row. Our commitment to serving our community is driven through our grow Gives Back program.