Style, comfort and service come together at T. Fox Salon

Published 5:01 pm Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Owner of T. Fox Salon Traci Fox, center, with stylists Emily Jacks and Ciara Dismukes. (Reporter Photo / Molly Davidson)

Owner of T. Fox Salon Traci Fox, center, with stylists Emily Jacks and Ciara Dismukes. (Reporter Photo / Molly Davidson)

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

HOOVER—If you ask Traci Fox what she loves about her job, she’ll tell you it’s “The opportunity to make someone as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.” Fox owns T. Fox Salon, a boutique hair salon specializing in custom cuts and color.

“It starts with a consultation,” Fox explained. “Everything is customized for the client.”

Stylists meet with each client to create the perfect look for any lifestyle, schedule or budget, right down to mixing a custom dye color from scratch at the salon’s color bar.

“We always strive for the best customer service,” Fox said. “We want to see what they want to do, what type of hairstyle, what type of color they want.”

Fox also pays special attention to the products used at T. Fox Salon, selecting ones that are not just good for the client, but good for the environment too. The salon recently became an Aveda salon, using the brand’s natural products and dyes derived from flower and plant oils.

“It makes the hair healthier, adds shine,” Fox said of the natural dyes. “We strive to set an example for environmental leadership, not just in the community, but around the world.”

Creating an enjoyable and relaxing experience for each client is important at T. Fox Salon. While dye is processing, clients are treated to a complementary treat: a massage, hand treatment, makeup touchup or foot soak, to name a few options. Men receive a hot towel and aftershave treatment.

Aside from styling hair, Fox enjoys giving back to the community. Fox and her staff at the salon have participated in numerous philanthropy events, from a fundraiser for clean water in Alabama to a “Back to School Blast,” providing more than 90 free haircuts and school supplies to children in need.

“You need to be humble and serve,” Fox said.

The T. Fox Salon is located at 2080 Valleydale Road in Hoover. It is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. More information can be found online at