Faith and Patience ~ Refinery Style Bar Coming Soon!

I am thrilled to announce that I am OPENING A SALON with my dear friend Melissa Shaffett! Refinery Style Bar will be located in the lovely Proctor District in North Tacoma and be serving the community by the end of this year!
It has been quite the journey. From the very beginning of my cosmetology career I saw salon ownership in my future. I’m glad I’ve spent the last decade preparing and saving for this. I’m thankful for everyone who encouraged me along the way.
I started doing hair fresh out of high school. I received advanced training in Seattle and was a designer at the Tacoma GJ for 7 years. During that time I was also retail educator. I will forever be grateful for the experience I gained and everything I learned there. For the past 3 years I have been a freelance stylist at Baroque Salon and owner of Lockes on Location Styling. I have learned how to successfully manage my own business and am excited to empower other stylist to do the same.
It never ceases to amaze me how when God places desire in your heart He provides everything for it if you pursue it. I met my dear friend Melissa years ago at church. She also has always wanted to to own a salon. The first few years of our friendship we never talked about going into business together. Once we both started freelancing we had a change of heart. We knew we were meant to do this together. About a year ago, a local salon became available, so we looked into it. It was turnkey, ready to go, but we did not have peace about it. It was hard to walk away from an opportunity that on paper was perfect. A few months went by and we were not actively looking but a space was a available Downtown. We would have had to start from scratch. Due to some space and parking limitations, we knew it wasn’t for us. We heard rumor that a space in the Proctor District (where I have always wanted to be) was becoming available, but it was denied. It lit the fire for us to get serious. We decide to get a commercial real estate agent involved, and so glad we did. We came across a space in Old Town early this year.
We spent 6 months in countless meetings and grueling negotiations. There were many sleepless nights, but everything we learned along the way prepared us for what God had for us. Just when we were at our breaking point and had almost lost hope, the space in the Proctor District suddenly became available. We said to heck with the other space and jumped on it! It has been too good to be true. Everything is working out better than I could have ever imagined. We’ve been totally at peace. That’s how God works!
I started freelancing when I was pregnant with my first child and now opening a salon, due to have my second any day now. I couldn’t do it without Christ who strengthens me, the support from my wonderful husband and family, and my amazing friend and creative partner Melissa. I am so grateful for my clients who have been on and will continue on this journey with me. I so thankful for the stylists who want to join us. I’m excited to have a space to empower stylist and serve people. Blessed to be a blessing!

More info about Refinery Style Bar coming soon! For information about station leasing opportunities, please contact me at contact@kristallocke.com or 253-230-9467.

Chloe and Danny’s Vow Renewal

I met the talented Chloe of Chloe Photography through a bride who booked us both a few years ago and we have had a wonderful relationship ever since. I love her and her work and was honored to style her for her vow renewal. Chloe and Danny met young, and didn’t have a traditional wedding. 5 years and two precious daughters later, this wedding photographer got to have her big day! It was beautiful witnessing their exchanging of vows in Seabrook, WA. Perfectly captured by Bre Thurston Photography!

Chloe has photographed several of my brides, stylized shoots, my family, baby shower, and my maternity session. I have loved every photo! I am looking forward to her capturing this pregnancy. She is such a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her!

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What a Year! 2013

Weddings, Wedding VenuesLockes on Location, Best Wedding Beauty & Health in Seattle - 2014 Couples' Choice Award Winner

2014 started out with great news! Lockes on Location Styling was honored with WeddingWire’s Couples’s Choice Award for the second year in a row! It’s recipients represent the top five percent of wedding professionals who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. I am so grateful for the kind words from my beautiful Brides.

2013 was my first full year with my new little guy. Being in the salon part-time and home the majority of the time has been the perfect balance for our family. I couldn’t do it without the support of my wonderful husband. I was able to be a part of over a dozen weddings and collaborate with Nicole Schauer Photography. Being a new mom, I loved offering a Mother’s Day Celebration Photography and Style Package with Nicole. We also did a Stylized shoot for her Class of 2014 Senior Models. Two of the photos were featured in Senior Style Guide’s Top 100! What a year!

I believe 2014 will bring much growth and increase! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Looking forward to a great year!

 

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Nicole Schauer Photography

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Makeup!!!

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Vicki & Arnel Married!

On Location Wedding Styling at Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Wa ~ Summer 2013

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Kind Words for Victoria on WeddingWire.com!

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Brittany and Travis Married!

On Location Styling at the Beecher Hill House, Peshastin, Wa ~ Summer 2013

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Kind Words for Brittany on WeddingWire.com!

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Stacy Married!

Summer 2013

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Ashley & Dan Married!

Spring 2013 ~ Tacoma, Wa

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Jonny & Erica Married!

Jonny and Erica ~ April 2013 ~ Chloe Photography

 

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What a Year!

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2013 started out with some very good news! Lockes on Location Styling was honored with WeddingWire’s Bride’s Choice Award! It’s recipients represent the top five percent of wedding professionals who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. I am so grateful for the kind words from my beautiful brides in their reviews. 2012 was exceedingly, abundantly, above all I could ask or think both professionally and personally.

It’s amazing what can happen in a year. When God puts something in your heart, He gives you everything you need to handle it. In December 2011, after 7 years of doing hair at the Tacoma Gene Juarez Salon, I branched out on my own as a freelance stylist at Baroque Salon. My husband and I were also ready to start a family. Before we knew it, I was pregnant with our first child! I didn’t suffer from any morning sickness, but I was exhausted being in the salon full time. Thankfully that past before a very busy summer.

At five months pregnant I traveled to Las Vegas, NV for inspiration at the International Beauty Show. Summer brought a busy bridal and photoshoot season. A Road Trip Wedding collaboration with Chloe Photography was featured on Green Wedding Shoes! And our Winter Wedding muse Erica, who was featured on Style Me Pretty in 2011, was spotlighted again in Click Magazine. Her Spring shoot will be seen in Popular Photography Magazine soon! I had the pleasure of styling over a dozen awesome wedding parties, young beauties with Nicole Schauer Photography, LHP’s Highschool Senior Reps, and several maternity shoots for a few of my dear friends. Thanks be to God for the strength and courage to tackle my first year of self employment being pregnant.

By the end of the season my baby bump started getting in the way. I went on maternity leave and my son was born at the end of October. The rest of 2012 was focused completely on him. It was a blessing being home loving on him over the holidays. A special thanks to Chloe, Latasha Haynes, and Nicole Schauer Photography for capturing this special time in my life.

I’m so glad I trusted God and stepped out in faith! I’m thankful for all of the love and support from my husband, family, and friends. It’s so nice being back in the salon. Now learning to balance being a Christian, Wife, Mother, and Business Owner is this year’s goal. God’s grace is sufficient for me. Looking forward to a great 2013!

 

2012 Weddings

Featured Photo Shoots by Chloe Photography

Vegas, Pregnancy & Family

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Maternity Photo Shoots

Young Beauties by Nicole Schauer Photography

LHP 2013 Highschool Senior Reps