‘Lavish’ location

Cox, Birdwell open Salon Lavish along Parkside Drive

Long-time stylists Leah Cox, left, and Ashton Birdwell teamed up in January to open Salon Lavish in Sola Salon Studios, 11324 Parkside Drive.
Leah Cox and Ashton Birdwell have combined their styling experience and opened Salon Lavish in Sola Salon Studios at 11324 Parkside Drive.

“It’s a great location,” said Cox, a New York native living in Oak Ridge.

“Turkey Creek is wonderful,” added Birdwell, who grew up in the Farragut and Karns communities.

Salon Lavish offers cuts, color, facial waxing — “anything that has to do with hair,” said Birdwell, who also provides keratin hair smoothing treatments. “Just a full-service hair salon” for men, women and children.

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business briefs

• Dr. James Shamiyeh has been named senior vice president and chief quality officer for University of Tennessee Medical Center effective March 1. Shamiyeh joined the medical center in 2005 as a pulmonary and critical care medicine physician. Herecently served as medical director of the organization’s Heart Lung Vascular Institute.

• Carl Koella III has been named president of Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville, effective Feb. 4. Koella has served on the organization’s board of directors since 2015; and in his new role as president, he will oversee management, operations and clinical services for both Provision CARES Proton Therapy Knoxville and Provision Radiation Therapy at the Dowell Springs campus in Knoxville.

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