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The Importance of Consultations

There are a lot of variables that go into chemically changing your hair color. At Reverie, no two color processes are achieved in the same exact way. This is because everyone’s hair history and desired end result vary. We want to know everything that has been done to your current hair, in order to give you the best possible result and maintain your hair’s integrity. It’s important to keep in mind that we’re overlapping chemicals, so there are certain procedures necessary to ensure your hair stays on your head (;

A hair color consultation is an important step in the process of changing your hair color, whether it’s your first time coloring your hair or you’re looking to make a significant change. Understanding what to expect during a hair color consultation can help you feel more prepared and confident in your decision.

During the consultation, your hair stylist will ask you about your hair history, including any previous coloring treatments or chemicals you’ve used. They may also ask about your current hair care routine, as well as your lifestyle and any activities that could affect the health of your hair (such as swimming or using heat styling tools frequently).

Next, your stylist will assess the condition of your hair and scalp. This may include examining your hair for signs of damage or dryness, as well as potentially performing a strand test to determine the health and porosity of your hair. This information is important because it will help your stylist determine the best coloring approach and product choices to achieve your desired result while also protecting the health of your hair.

Your stylist will also want to know your desired color result, as well as any specific concerns or goals you have. This is your opportunity to express your vision and preferences, so be as specific as possible. Bring in inspiration images or examples of the look you’re hoping to achieve.

Based on this information, your stylist will provide you with a recommendation for the best hair color and technique to achieve your desired result. This may include a single process color, highlights, or a combination of techniques. Your stylist will also provide you with an estimate of the time and cost of the service, as well as any necessary aftercare instructions and take home product recommendations to maintain your new color.

It’s important to remember that hair color is a process, and the final result may not be exactly as you envisioned. Trust your stylist’s expertise and be open to their recommendations, but also feel free to ask questions and express any concerns you may have. A good stylist will listen to your needs and work with you to achieve the best possible result. Please schedule your complimentary 30 minute consultation with our team!


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Hair Growth at Reverie

Hair growth is a natural process, but there are ways to promote faster hair growth. Here are a few tips for making your hair grow faster:

  1. Eat a balanced diet: Hair growth relies on a healthy diet that includes protein, iron, and other essential vitamins and minerals. Eating foods rich in these nutrients can help promote faster hair growth.
  2. Scalp care: A healthy scalp is the foundation for healthy hair growth. Keeping your scalp clean and free of buildup can help promote faster hair growth. Scalp massage can also help improve blood circulation, which can encourage hair growth. At Reverie, we also recommend using a micro needling tool with a vitamin spray on your scalp for better results. (Kevin.Murphy Body.Mass)Woman getting hair cut by stylist
  3. Avoid heat styling: Heat styling tools can damage your hair and slow down hair growth. If you must use heat styling tools, use a heat protectant spray (Kevin.Murphy Shimmer.Shine) and keep the heat setting on low.
  4. Limit chemical treatments: Chemicals can damage your hair and slow down hair growth. If you must use chemical treatments, use them sparingly and make sure to use a deep conditioner (Kevin.Murphy Masque) afterwards to help repair the damage. At Reverie, we discuss the importance of long-term hair care, meaning no chemical process will be done without considering the long term goals, health, and impact to the hair. We don’t “just give you highlights” and call it a day.
  5. Get regular trims: Regular trims can help prevent split ends, which can slow down hair growth. A simple quarter inch every 6-8 weeks is perfect for healthy hair.
  6. Be gentle with your hair: Be gentle when washing and brushing your hair to avoid pulling and damaging your hair. At Reverie, we recommend using a 100% boar bristle brush at least twice a day to distribute the scalps natural oils and help the shedding process. If you really want to see some results, add Kevin.Murphy Young again Oil at night or Dry.Conditioner during the day, to really bring life to those ends.Hair Salon Reno
  7. Get enough sleep: Sleep plays an important role in overall health, including hair health. Getting enough sleep can help promote faster hair growth.
  8. Reduce stress: Stress can cause hair loss and slow down hair growth. Reduce stress through exercise, yoga, or other stress-relieving activities.
  9. Use natural hair growth remedies: There are some natural remedies that may help promote hair growth, such as using castor oil or rosemary oil with a micro needler can be very helpful (patch test for sensitivities first). DO NOT use coconut oil. The molecule of coconut oil is too large to penetrate the skin, it lays on top and doesn’t allow moisture to penetrate the barrier, thus eventually causing dehydration.
  10. Reading this blog and have other questions about your hair health or recommended Kevin.Murphy products? Shoot me (Shelby) an email (found on our contact page).

It’s important to remember that hair growth happens at its own pace, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution for faster hair growth. However, by following these tips and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you can help promote faster hair growth and healthy, beautiful hair.



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Foilyage vs Balayage Hair Lightening Techniques


Foilyage and balayage are both hair coloring techniques that are designed to create a natural, sun-kissed look. However, there are some key differences between the two that you should be aware of if you’re considering trying one of these techniques. We’ll explain some of the key differences between a foilyage vs balayage technique.

First, let’s define each term. Balayage is a French word that means “to sweep.” In the context of hair coloring, it refers to a technique where the color is painted onto the hair in a sweeping motion, creating a graduated, natural-looking effect. Foilyage, on the other hand, is a combination of the words “foil” and “balayage.” As the name suggests, it involves using foil to highlight the hair, in addition to the sweeping motion used in traditional balayage.

One of the main differences between foilyage and balayage is the way the color is applied. In balayage, the color is applied directly to the hair using a brush or comb. This creates a more freeform, organic look. In foilyage, the color is applied to small sections of hair that are then placed in foil before being processed. This allows the stylist to have more control over the final result and can create more precise, defined highlights.

Another difference between the two techniques is the way the color is processed. With balayage, the color is left on the hair for a longer period of time, which allows it to penetrate deeper into the hair shaft and create a more natural-looking effect. Foilyage, on the other hand, is typically processed for a shorter period of time, which results in more precise placement of lightener and more brightness depending on the hair’s canvas level..

So, which technique is right for you? It really comes down to your personal preference and the look you want to achieve. If you want a more natural, sun-kissed look with softer, less defined highlights, balayage might be the way to go. If you prefer a more precise, defined look with bold highlights, foilyage might be a better choice.


Ultimately, the best way to determine which technique is right for you is to consult with a professional hairstylist. They will be able to assess your hair type, texture, and condition, as well as your desired look, and recommend the best option for you.

At Reverie, our artists will be able to choose the perfect look for you, based on your hair history, desired end result, and maintenance lifestyle. During the consultation, the artist can accurately quote you for YOUR specific hair needs. Here are some general pricing ques. To schedule a color consultation, please click here.

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