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Black fathers celebrated at free community event on Father's Day

The event was held on Sunday for members of the community, with special emphasis honoring Black men and Black dads.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Luxe Loxe Beauty Bar recently reopened after being shut down for 2 months due to COVID-19. On Sunday, they closed again, but this time for a one-day celebration of Black lives and fatherhood in the community.

On June 21 Luxe Loxe Beauty Bar hosted a free event in remembrance of George Floyd and in celebration of Black men to give back to the community and show their support for Black Lives Matter. Since June 21 is Father's Day, Luxe Loxe wanted to acknowledge and thank Black fathers as well.

"In the matter of all the things that are going on in the world as far as George Floyd, ya know and everything like that. We thought it was a great idea to take that time and literally give back. Like our shirts say Black Father's Matter. And that really means something to us, ya know we have Black fathers. And there's so many out in the world that don't get a chance, don't get a break," said Luxe Loxe owners Arieonna Cunningham and Ashleyann Taylor.

Free activities included a free photoshoot for dads and kids. Free haircuts, braids, make-up and beard facials. There were also giveaways and free refreshments. 

We are standing with our Black Men and we want to honor Black Lives and show our appreciation as well as continue to raise awareness and aide in the fight for equality. This is a FREE EVENT for the...

The owner's say they're always looking to build up the community around them.

The salon and studio partnered with multiple businesses to make the event happen. 

Luxe Loxe Beauty Bar is located at 1389 W. Sylvania Avenue Suite A.

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