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Our 11th Annual Holiday Benefit is December 11!


XEX’s 11th Annual Holiday Benefit is Friday, December 11 at XEX. Join us for a festive day of giving! We’ll have a giving tree with great items from Chicago businesses. Plus, 100% of the proceeds from hair services will be donated to Feeding America!

We encourage you to schedule your appointment for December 11 to help us donate as much money as possible to Feeding America. Click here to book your appointment online.

Looking forward to seeing you!
The XEX Family

November 19, 2015 | 5 Comments »
| Posted in: Community

Guidelines for Donating Your Hair to Locks of Love

Locks for Love LogoOver the past few years, XEX has worked with Locks of Love to help provide hair to disadvantaged children suffering from medical hair loss. If your hair fits their guidelines, we can donate it for you after your haircut.

It takes up to ten ponytails to create one hair piece for a child in need. Your hair donation can really help!

Below are the guidelines that are relevant to our clients for donating hair to Locks of Love. If you’re unsure if your hair is usable, simply ask your XEX stylist before your haircut.

  • Hair that is colored or permed is acceptable. Locks of Love can use colored hair that has been bleached first.
  • Hair cut years ago is usable if it has been stored in a ponytail or braid.
  • Hair that has been bleached (usually this refers to highlighted hair) is not usable. If unsure, ask your XEX stylist. If the hair was bleached years ago and has completely grown out it is fine to donate.
  • Locks of Love cannot accept dreadlocks, wigs, falls, hair extensions or synthetic hair.
  • Layered hair is acceptable if the longest layer is 10 inches.
  • Curly hair may be pulled straight to measure the minimum 10 inches.
  • 10 inches measured tip to tip is the minimum length needed for a hairpiece.

Learn more about Locks of Love at

July 3, 2015 | 8 Comments »
| Posted in: Blog, Community, Inspiration

Our Holiday Party Raised 98,900 Meals! We’ve Reached 1,000,000 Meals Donated to Feeding America!

Salon holiday party

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s annual holiday benefit on Friday, December 12. The event was a great success. With your help, we were able to provide 98,900 meals to those in need through this year’s benefit.

We would like to give a special thanks to the following businesses for their support:

Annie McNulty, Zed 451
Catch 35
Chase Bank
Don Pafford, US Bank
Dr Tricia Drummond, Zoom!
Dr. Shanna Fritsch, Two Hands Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Fed Ex
Gordano Dance Chicago
Jerri Morgan, Hard Rock Café
Jerry Watron, America’s Auto Body
Karen Hanner, Feeding America
Kelly McGrath, Mastro’s Steak House
Lettuce Entertain You
Mark Huntley, Fairmont Hotels
Marybeth Hart
Melissa Burin, Renaissance Hotel
Protein Bar
Robert Daniel Florist
Scott Morgan, Kimpton Hotels
Todd Gallagher
Wow Bao
XEX Staff

With the success of this year’s benefit, XEX has raised over one million meals for Feeding America over the past ten years. Below is a video we made to say thank you for helping us reach this great milestone.

Now it’s time to start raising the next million meals for those in need!

December 24, 2014 | 6 Comments »
| Posted in: Blog, Community, Inspiration

Join us for our 2014 Holiday Benefit!

Salon holiday party

We’re thrilled to announce our 2014 Holiday Benefit! The event will be held on Friday, December 12. 100% of proceeds from your hair services that day will be donated to Feeding America.

You will also have the opportunity to take part in our giving tree. Some of our favorite Chicago businesses have donated great items to the benefit. Here’s your chance to donate to a great cause and get something in return!

Book your appointment for Friday, December 12, to be a part of this festive day of giving.

December 2, 2014 | 2 Comments »

Our iPhone app is now available!


We’re pleased to announce that our new iPhone app is now available for free download from the iPhone App Store. With the app you can request an appointment, read salon news and blog articles, access special offers, get directions, view our lookbook and watch videos from our video library.

Click the link below or search for “XEX” in the app store to download it for free.

Download the XEX iPhone app »

November 16, 2014 | 18 Comments »
| Posted in: Blog, Community, Inspiration