Lox to Learn

Here at Lox of Love, we are passionate about helping people excel in the hairdressing industry and master the art of hairdressing. Victoria Cartwright, the fabulous owner of Lox of Love, started her hair extension business almost ten years ago as a freelance technician, opening a hair extension salon 3 years later. She is a fully qualified hairdresser with 17 years of industry experience which extends into her drive to help other achieve a similar level of success. In this blog we will be discussing our Lox to Learn programme and how we can help you achieve your dreams.

Are you qualified in hair extensions but not achieving the income you thought you would, or attracting the clients you’d hoped? At Lox of Love, we can help! Our one-to-one masterclasses for hair extension technicians offer the opportunity for you to perfect your business model and achieve more than what you currently are!

Each individual coaching session is purposefully designed and tailored for your business and what YOU are looking to achieve in the long and short-term. In addition to in-person training, you will also receive a series of e-books that provide insight into consultations, pricing strategies, expert positioning and much more. We want to se you succeed so will try and provide you with as much knowledge and information as you need.

How do you qualify?

If you are…

  • A (newly or not!) qualified hair extension technician with your own freelance business,
  • A salon owner that is wanting to introduce hair extensions into your salon,
  • A self-employed stylist that offers hair extensions within a salon setting,
  • Or a completely jaded hair extensionist who feels like they’ve spent hundreds of pounds on a course and no idea what to do with it…

You have come to the right place!

Contact us or take a look around our website to find out more about what we do!


Check out our careers page to find out more about career progression and opportunities here at Lox of Love.

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Hair Salon – Aesthetics at Lox

Here at Lox Of Love, we are a professional Hair Salon in Bishop Auckland, covering the North East. With over twenty years of experience in the beauty industry, our Aesthetics and Skin Specialist, Rebecca, is an absolute magician when it comes to helping you look and feel absolutely fabulous. She is trained to Level 4 Advanced Beauty (including laser and light treatments) and holds a City & Guilds L4 teaching qualification allowing her to pass on her excellent expertise. Rebecca also trained in semi-permanent make up because she loves nothing more than transforming lives by creating beautiful bespoke brows to suit your face shape. In this blog, we will be discussing some of the amazing treatments that Rebecca offers and perhaps you can find your new beauty adventure.

The treatments are…

  • Semi-Permanent Make Up
  • Lip Fillers
  • Anti-Wrinkle Injections
  • BBGLOW (Micro-Needling)
  • Skin Rejuvenation Injections
  • Dermaplaning
  • Microdermabrasion Facial
  • Dermaroller
  • LED Light Therapy
  • Cryo-Pen Aesthetics
  • Health Injections

People have many reasons for choosing aesthetic treatments, so we offer a safe and judgement free environment to fully embrace the experience. You deserve to feel special and beautiful however that may be. Our stylists are here to make sure that happens!

Rebecca is a true perfectionist and is always incredibly thorough, taking time with her customers and the treatments that she offers. It’s never an in and out service with Rebecca. She spends time looking at the structure of your face, lips etc and aims to enhance what you already have.

Are you interested in booking a treatment with Rebecca?

Visit www.loxoflove.co.uk or contact us to learn more or book.

Are you looking for a hair salon in Bishop Auckland or the North East? We carry out a number of different hair services, helping your hair feel just as beautiful as you are. Our hair services include hair extensions, hair cutting, hair colouring, hair replacement, wedding hair and keratin smoothing treatments. We also offer a range of relaxing massage treatments to help both your mental and physical health.

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Hairdressers – Go Bold

Go Bold

As experienced hairdressers in Spennymoor, we can help if you are looking for a big change with your hair, you may be considering a change in colour. We could not agree more! Changing the colour of your hair is a great way to showcase your personality and quite literally, show your true colours. Whether you are wanting to simply enhance your natural locks, or go wild and bright, there is a hair colouring option for you! In this blog, we will be discussing some of the fantastic benefits of dying your hair and how it can impact your life as a whole.


Whether you’re a loyal trend follower or just want to switch shades between seasons, it is fun to play up your natural hair colour with a trending hair dye. Keeping your eyes firmly fixed on the runways of Paris, New York and London, it is difficult not to want to follow in the beautiful footsteps of the models and switch your hair colour to match. Hair dying can be so much fun if you allow it to be and allows you to experiment creatively in a new and exciting way. Plus, you don’t have to commit to a single colour! Switch it u whenever you feel like.


If your hair is lacking volume, or perhaps the ideal/picture perfect glossy finish, changing up the colour may be a great option for you. Colouring your hair can help emphasise your existing texture and restore a natural shine. Some hair dyes also contain thickening agents which will help achieve added volume and help you achieve a fuller and more defined look.


Whether you are dyeing your hair for the first time, or you’re looking to refresh and rejuvenate your already dyed hair, there’s always time for a recharge! The Lox Of Love hair stylists can colour your hair to suit you and your hair whilst keeping your lox happy and healthy.

Did you know, Lox have also won the centre of excellence award from ‘bhave’? This highlights our commitment to providing all of our clients with glowing and healthy hair using bhave’s colour products.

At Lox of Love, we carry out a number of different hair services, helping you feel just as beautiful as you are.

Visit www.loxoflove.co.uk if you are looking for hairdressers in Spennymoor or in the North East, or contact us to learn more or book.

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Keratin Smoothing Treatments

Keratin Smoothing Treatments

Keratin treatments are a one-way ticket to absolutely to-die-for hair! Experience the ultimate glam experience with these treatments. Keratin treatments can benefit everyone, regardless of your natural hair type. So, whether you have naturally straight hair and are in search of some added shine, or you have natural curls that need some taming – this could be the perfect solution for you! In this blog we will be discussing some of the great benefits of keratin treatments and how you could benefit.

Smooth, Shiny Locks

One of the biggest reasons that so many people have turned to keratin treatments is the beautiful shine that it leaves in your hair. The properties of keratin give it the ability to smooth the cells that overlap to form hair strands. This will result in more manageable hair and less frizz! What more could you need? Keratin can also reduce the look of split ends which is a definite yes from us!


Keratin treatments are designed to help make your hair more manageable, especially if you are prone to particularly frizzy hair. If you use a lot of heat on your hair, you will notice that with a keratin treatment, it dries much quicker after washing. It has been estimated that drying time could be cut by almost half!


With a keratin treatment, your hair may also become healthier and stronger since you can air dry it more often as previously mentioned, saving it from heat damage. It also has the ability to fortify hair so that it doesn’t break off easily. This can create the illusion of faster hair growth because the ends aren’t breaking off as often.

There are lots of amazing benefits of keratin smoothing treatments! Our stylists at Lox can help advise you on the best course of action and whether or not this treatment will be beneficial to you and your beautiful hair.

At Lox of Love, we carry out a number of different hair services, helping you feel just as beautiful as you are.

Visit www.loxoflove.co.uk or contact us to learn more or book.

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Our 2022 Trend Predictions

At Lox of Love, our stylists absolutely love making predictions for what lies ahead in terms of hair trends, and we know that you do too! The way hair is styled is constantly evolving in order to follow new trends, and more recently returning to older, retro trends. In this blog, we will be discussing some of the top trends which are rearing their heads ahead of the new year.

Marvellous Mixie

A “mixie” is a modern take on a mullet and pixie cut. Both of these styles have become increasingly popular in recent years, partially due to the surge of androgynous styles and many people deciding to follow their own personal style. We absolutely love both of these adventurous styles, so combining them to create a super style like this one is absolutely fantastic!

Beautiful Blowout

Breathe in… Blow-out! Don’t forget to breathe when you witness the unbelievable beauty of a blowout hairstyle. This simple yet elevated style gives you volume for days! “For 2022, we’re talking big, bouncy, 90’s supermodel-style volume.” Says celebrity hairstylist, Luke Hersheson. We are very excited for this one here at Lox.

Au Natural

Natural hair styles have shown to remain extremely popular over the years with their impeccable versatility and adaptability. They can be suitable for all hair types and lengths, meaning that this trend is an easy one to follow. There are many natural styles which have stood the test of time and many new ones which are enjoyed by millions around the world. In different cultures, natural hair can connote different things – for example, in many African cultures, natural hair relates to someone’s un-styled hair which is typically a curly, afro style. We absolutely love all kinds of natural hair, all of which are incredibly unique and beautiful.

At Lox of Love we carry out a number of different hair services, helping you feel just as beautiful as you are.

Visit www.loxoflove.co.uk or contact us to learn more or book.

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Wedding Ready Hair

Wedding Ready Hair

Lox of Love specialise in hair styling for a range of occasions including weddings! Are you looking for a stylist to help you look and feel absolutely gorge on your big day? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Our amazing hair magicians can help transform your locks and make you sparkle. From colouring to cutting and everything in between – we are here to help. In this blog we will be discussing some of the beautiful trends in wedding hairstyling.

Hollywood Beauty

Hollywood glamour is a timeless trend which allows you to radiate the ultimate red-carpet indulgence on your wedding day. The Hollywood waves style looks effortless and totally stunning! Adding hair extensions to this already stunning style can also add an extra touch of glam. If you’re not already, you will definitely become the centre of attention with this look – turning heads with every movement.

Unbelievable Updos

Whether you are considering a classic chignon or wanting to twist things up, Lox of Love can create a look tailored to your personal style. Sleek chignons are the perfect way to showcase your outfit and reveal your shoulders tastefully. Alternatively, more styled and intricate looks can create a gorgeous focal point. Ponytails are also a stunning and playful way to style your hair. All of these styles also offer the opportunity to add a selection of accessories and veils if you wish.

Au Natural

At Lox of Love our goal is to make you feel as happy and comfortable as possible on your wedding day, which is why we always design every style around your uniqueness and individuality. With the rise in more minimalist and intimate weddings over the past year, we have noticed brides wanting to go for the “less is more” approach which we think is absolutely beautiful and wonderfully refreshing.

Do you have a vision for your wedding hair but haven’t found the stylist to bring it to life? Look no further! Lox of Love can help you create your dream wedding hair and make your day feel special and memorable for all the right reasons.

For all of your hair needs – visit us at Lox of Love!

Call us on 01325 327362.

Check out www.loxoflove.co.uk for more information about our award-winning services.

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Goodbye Frizz

Goodbye Frizz

August is Anti-Frizz Month!

Frizz is unfortunately a hair condition that many of us have to suffer with and it can be such a huge pain. It happens mostly when humidity gets into your cuticles and makes them malfunction. Those with curly hair will experience this more often than others. Anti-Frizz month was created by Alberto VO5 to help people across the globe who suffer hair prone to this texture. Luckily there are many ways to combat this idea of hair-hell, and we will be discussing some of these in this blog.

Condition, Condition, Condition!

If you have naturally frizzy hair, finding the perfect shampoo and conditioner duo can often be a massive pain and LOTS of trial and error. Haircare experts have suggested that shampoos can sometimes be over-drying which leads to frizzy-ness. This implies that using a shampoo which has conditioning, and hydrating properties is the best option. Conditioning shampoo is great because it helps detangle hair and realign hair fibres. On the other hand, different combinations must also be taken into consideration because sometimes shampoos which are to conditioning can make curls flop.

No Need To Wash Your Hair Everyday

Washing your hair too often is drying and damaging because many shampoos contain harsh chemicals like sulphates which can be really damaging to your hair. There are however sulphate free shampoos and conditioners available. When your hair is dry/frizzy, your hair tends to last longer before needing to be washed. It is recommended that people with this hair type wash their hair no more than three times a week to avoid your oil glands becoming overstimulated.

Go Cold

When taking your next shower, consider turning down the temperature of the water. Choosing to shower at a colder temperature helps protect both your hair and skin! This level of protection is great for preventing over-drying and frizz. Cold rinses help seal your hair cuticles. Alternatively, if you wouldn’t like to use cold water in the shower, you could tie up your hair to protect it from heat damage. You could also do a blast of cold water at the end of shampooing/conditioning too.

Adding moisture protectors before drying hair/styling is also a great way to protect against heat.

Serum Solution

Hair serums are used to help realign hair fibres and give the hair an overall smoother look. Serums that contain Dimethiconol are highly recommended as it is a synthetic silicone oil which smooths hair, realigns fibres, and makes hair feel luscious and soft. Serums also contain properties which enhance the hair’s natural curl or straightness.

There also products called moisture barrier hairsprays which are ultra-light, non-greasy and smooth frizz and frays.

Remember – everyone’s hair journey is different! You are beautiful and so is your hair. Perfecting your haircare routing can take a while so try not to stress – you’ll get there

If you would like haircare advice, contact us and speak to one of our fabulous stylists who would be happy to help.

You can also visit either our Newton Aycliffe or Leeds location.

For more information on our hair services please call 01325 327362 or visit our website: www.loxoflove.co.uk

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Dream Hair Today, Pay Later

Dream Hair Today, Pay Later

At Lox of Love, we want you to experience the joys of having your dream hair ASAP which is why we offer finance options! Whether you are visiting our Leeds or Newton Aycliffe, Payl8r makes applying for finance a whole lot easier and won’t leave you wanting to rip out your beautiful hair. In this blog we will be going through some of the things you will need to know before applying.

How Does It Work?

Payl8r offers a simple four step system to ensure that applying for and completing the finance option is completely effortless. After completing your online finance application with Payl8r, they do the rest!

  1. Checkout with Payl8r by clicking the “Payl8r” option at checkout.
  2. Payment process – select deposit, instalment plan and complete the simple 60 second application form.
  3. Confirmation! Your application was successful, and your hair treatment/products are paid for.
  4. Set up your account to view all payments and dates.

If you would like to see what your repayments might be before you apply, you can use our finance calculator to help you decide on which repayment option would be best for you.

With Payl8r, you can repay in full within 30 days at 0% interest or choose an instalment plan to repay on a monthly basis which can be changed at any time should your circumstances change. Interest rates start at as little as 1% per month!

Why Payl8r?

While researching the best ‘buy now, pay later’ options, Payl8r really stood out to us. They offer transparency and integrity with their services and that was exactly what we are looking for. They also offer:

  • Apply without affecting your credit
  • High acceptance rates
  • Low interest rates
  • Interest free periods
  • Flexible friendly finance


There are a small number of qualifications you must meet in order to be accepted for finance with Payl8r…

  • Be a UK resident
  • Have online banking
  • Have a regular source of income

In just a few clicks, you can be on your way to flawless locks without having to wait. Whether you are looking for a fresh cut, a set of stunning extensions or a fierce new colour, now you can!

For all of your hair needs – visit us at Lox of Love!

Call us on 01325 327362.

Check out www.loxoflove.co.uk for more information about our award-winning services.

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Choosing A Career In Hair Styling

Choosing A Career In Hair Styling

Within the field of hair and beauty there are several avenues available to satisfy your passion. Whether you are interested in the stunning art of hair extensions, or you are more technologically inclined – there is a path at Lox for you. In this blog we will discuss some of the ways that you can begin or continue a career in the hairdressing industry with us at Lox of Love. We are a growing business with salons in Newton Aycliffe and Leeds. Our Lox Family is absolutely fantastic as evidenced by our awards and nominations.

Hair Extensions

If you already have experience in fitting hair extensions and are simply looking to advance your career, Lox of Love is the place for you. We truly believe that hair extensions are an art in themselves. Training people in this field is a great experience for both us and trainees because we absolutely love what we do and would love to help others feel the same way! There are many forms of hair extension to learn such as wefts, bonds, tape ins and many more! With our Lox to Learn programme, our brilliant hair extension technicians can help catapult you to the next level. Your hair styling game will be off the charts!

Hair extensions are available to everyone who is interested! Our team of hair wizards transform clients’ looks, always leaving them smiling! It is also extremely satisfying for us to see the end result.

We are always looking for talented new stylists to join our team.

Cut & Colour

Join our team of FABULOUS colourists and bring your creativity to our salons. Although Lox do typically specialise in hair extensions, we also LOVE to add a pop of colour to our lives. Whether our clients are looking for a subtle shade or a crazy colour we are totally here for it!

Whether you are already a hair colouring master, or looking to make this your speciality, send your CV to our team and we will be happy to take a look.

Totally Trendy

Our Lox team are all ways on track with trends, ensuring that our salons and services are fully up to date with any developments in the hairdressing world. We are always learning and training to make sure that every customer that leaves the salon is happy and satisfied with their experience. We aim to provide our customers with the hair they have always wanted whether it is a modern style or something more classic.

Customer Service

Interacting with customers is at the forefront of what we do in the hairdressing industry. From booking an appointment to taking payment, customer service is always a huge priority in order to retain customers and create strong relationships.

Customer service is a HUGE area in itself! We interact with customers in a whole range of ways…

  • Social media
  • Marketing
  • Taking/making calls
  • Greeting customers

Convinced yet?

Contact us or take a look around our website to find out more about what we do!

Our salons are fully Covid safe and fully compliant with all of the necessary government guidelines.


Check out our careers page to find out more.

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Get Prom Ready!

Get Prom Ready!

It’s Prom time!!

With prom just around the corner we’re so excited to see all of our gorgeous clients here at Lox of Love getting prom ready! We know it must have been awful not seeing your mates much for the past year, which is why we want to make your prom day mega special!

In this blog we’re going to discuss some of the trends that are soooo in right now and would be perfect for prom.

Going (and Glowing) Up!

An updo is totally trendy and perfectly practical!

If you don’t plan on leaving the dancefloor all night, having your hair tied back and out of your pretty face is ideal – we know that you’ll probably want to show off that stunning Prom outfit anyway!

Even though it might seem pretty simple, a ponytail with a unique flair could be totally perfect for that sleek and sophisticated look. You could even add to that a cute little plait or twist to just give it that added wow factor! Just think – Ariana Grande always looks perfect, right?!

Tying up all of those locks is always gorgeous and keeps you cool all night long.

At Lox of Love our lovely team will make you look absolutely gorge no matter the style you choose.

Halfway There…

Half up, half down dos are half stunning, half simply to die for!

These ultra-elegant looks have the benefits of showing off your pretty make-up while giving so much versatility that everyone will be so jealous of!

Half up, half down hairstyles can be done in so many ways that each give such a different vibe. On one side they can be sweet and simple, but on the other they can be voluminous and statuesque!

This look can look literally perfect on almost every hair type and length so you really can’t go wrong!

Let It Flow…

Wearing all of your hair down is absolutely timeless!Showing off hair in this way – styled or natural – is absolutely stunning on any hair length or type.

If you opt for wearing your hair loose you still have so many options for styling:

  • Curled
  • Straight
  • Wavy
  • Crimped

If you are looking to do something a little more extravagant with your hair before prom, at Lox of Love we can transform your hair colour, length and so much more!

Our team of hair geniuses can create length with our variety of hair extensions: Individual Bonds (hot & cold fusion), Micro Ring Wefts, Tape Extensions and our brand new Ultrastrands.

For all of your hair needs – visit Lox of Love.

Call us on 01325 327362

Visit: www.loxoflove.co.uk for more information about our award-winning services.

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