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Unlikely suburb makes the cut for popular Fort Worth salon's new spot

Unlikely suburb makes the cut for popular Fort Worth salon's new spot

Lux Machine Chisenhall Burleson
Lux Machine will open its second location at The Standard at Chisenhall in Burleson. Facebook/LuxMachineChisenhall
Gloria Bradfield, Lux Machine salon
Owner Gloria Bradfield has a philanthropic mission for Lux Machine. Photo courtesy of Lux Machine
The Standard at Chisenhall
The Standard at Chisenhall is a new mixed-use development in Burleson. Rendering courtesy of Standard at Chisenhall
Lux Machine Chisenhall Burleson
Gloria Bradfield, Lux Machine salon
The Standard at Chisenhall

For 17 years, the stylists at Lux Machine have built a loyal clientele among Fort Worth's best tressed. Now the popular Camp Bowie Boulevard salon is opening a second location — not in one of Fort Worth's glittering new shopping centers but in the bustling, buzzy suburb of Burleson.

Lux Machine Chisenhall is opening its doors softly August 1 at The Standard at Chisenhall, a brand new, 60,000-square-foot mixed-use development in Burleson.

“I’ve been in the same three-mile radius for 22 years," says owner Gloria Bradfield in a release. "I’ve been wanting to grow Lux Machine for a while now, but there was never the right Fort Worth location to grow our established business.

"Burleson is beautiful," she continues. "The Standard at Chisenhall has a lake across the street and a golf course nearby. The economics of this high-caliber community made perfect sense.”

The 3,000-square-foot salon, created by Montebello Design, has eight stylist stations with room to expand to 16, Bradfield says. It features a custom-built color bar, soaring 30-foot ceilings, and custom walnut shelves, stations, and furniture created by noted local woodworker (and Gloria's husband) Andrew Bradfield of Bradfield Designs.

Philanthropic mission
While the Burleson space and community are new for Lux Machine, one thing that won't change is the salon's commitment to good causes.

Bradfield and her team have regularly partnered with local nonprofits — including United Community Centers, The WARM Place, Day Resource Center, Presbyterian Night Shelter, SPCA, Union Gospel Mission, West Aid, and YWCA. And for the last seven years, they've styled the survivors and models for the popular “Puttin’ on the Pink” fashion show benefiting Texas Health Resources.

“We’ve worked diligently to support the Fort Worth community for years through volunteering and fundraising, and we will absolutely grow this same commitment to our second home," Bradfield says.

Their first community partnership in Burleson will be with Harvest House, which provides basic necessities, spiritual encouragement, education, and care to families in need. Their mission is dear to Bradfield's heart.

“I struggled financially clear through college," she says. "It took me a long time to not be humiliated by being in dire straits. I’m honored that our team members and our clientele will be partnering to help feed, clothe, and restore our new neighbors.”

The new salon is partnering with the charity for its opening events. At a soft opening August 1 (9 am to 6 pm) and at the grand opening party September 12 (7 pm), the public is invited to bring donations of public school uniforms, underwear, and socks for junior and high school students, which will be donated through Harvest House.

The grand opening celebration also will include live music, cocktails, and cuisine from chef Eric O’Connor, co-owner of American Revelry, which is scheduled to open next door to Lux at Chisenhall by the fall.

In recent years, once-sleepy Burleson has grown into a destination for families, foodies, and lovers of historic charm, attracting new neighborhoods, development, and restaurants.

The Standard at Chisenhall, developed by Timothy E. Windmiller of Windmiller Properties and designed by architect David Kirch, will include state-of-the-art offices, retail spaces, and restaurants, as well as an outdoor pavilion, green space, bike trails, and more. It sits 17 miles south of downtown Fort Worth.

Lux Machine Chisenhall is at 279 West Hidden Creek Pkwy., Ste. 1105. Hours are 9 am to 3 pm Tuesday; 9 am to 6 pm Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; and 9 am to 3:30 pm Saturday.