Hair ‘blowout' salon to open
Classen Curve soon will be home to “blo.,” a locally owned “blowout bar.” The nontraditional hair salon will offer blowouts, a blow-drying technique that adds volume and loose curls using a round brush and hair dryer; other services include washes and head massages for men, up-dos for weddings and special occasions and trendy braids. It won't provide haircuts or colors. The 1,250-square-foot salon, owned by Natausha and Joshua Spears, will be next to On A Whim.
Whole Foods to feature grills
Whole Foods Market in Oklahoma City will host a grilling event this weekend. Grills Just Want to Have Fun will be from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The store will have samples and grilling demonstrations.
Whiskey Cake Kitchen opens
Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar has opened its farm-to-fork restaurant outside Penn Square Mall. Menu items include fresh fish, slow-cooked meats and innovative appetizers all made from scratch and based on seasonally available ingredients. Whiskey Cake's original location is in Plano, Texas.
Fan Outfitters stores acquired
The LIDS Sports Group has purchased Fan Outfitters, a Lexington, Ky., based sports retailer with seven stores in Kentucky and Oklahoma. All locations will be rebranded Fan Outfitters by LIDS but maintain their local identities, the company said, which includes a selection of merchandise featuring sports teams in that area. LIDS, based in Indianapolis, has more than 1,000 mall-based, airport, street level and factory outlet locations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
Sport Clips franchisees honored
Sport Clips Haircuts honored Blanchard franchisees Larry and Donna Shipman for their charity involvement. The couple were recognized for having the “Heart of a Champion” during the company's 20th anniversary event in Las Vegas last week. The Shipmans, who own 10 Sport Clips locations in the Oklahoma City area, have sponsored Special Olympics Oklahoma for more than 35 years; they also sponsor several other nonprofits including House of Healing, Calm Waters and others.
Buy For Less concludes contest
Buy For Less shopper Susan Barnes won a $500 gift card and an iPod shuffle in a recent contest the grocer offered to promote its Tapes for Education program. For the program, created by Universal Promotions, customers turn in Buy For Less receipts to their local school and the amount on the receipts is added up, then credited to the school for supplies and equipment.
Flower show planned in Tulsa
TULSA — Utica Square will host “Spring in the Square” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, featuring prizes, flowers for sale and a photography contest. Flower and landscape vendors will be on hand to answer questions and the shopping center's flower beds will be in full bloom. Children's activities, including a gardening activity and free snow cones, will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of The Lolly Garden. To enter the photography contest, visit www.uticasquare.com.
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