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Why Not Box Dye?

Box dye, also known as home hair dye, is a convenient and affordable option for coloring your hair at home. However, it is important to be aware of the potential drawbacks of using box dye, as it can be damaging to your hair.

One of the main reasons why box dye is bad for your hair is because it often contains harsh chemicals that can be damaging to the hair shaft. These chemicals can strip the hair of its natural oils and nutrients, leaving it dry, brittle, and prone to breakage. In addition, the chemicals in box dye can also cause the hair to become more porous, making it more susceptible to damage from heat styling and other environmental factors.

Another issue with box dye is that it can often result in uneven or unwanted color. Since it is difficult to achieve an even application at home, it is common for box dye to leave the hair with patchy or uneven color. This can be frustrating and may require additional time and money to fix.

Finally, box dye can be unpredictable and may not give the desired results. Since the colors on the box are often not an accurate representation of the actual shade, it is common for people to end up with a color that is much lighter or darker than they intended. Box dye has a progressive dye molecule that reactivates with ammonia (any time you color over or try to remove it works against you) and some box dyes contain metals that will cause the hair to melt if you don’t remove them before lightening.

Overall, while box dye may be an affordable and convenient option for coloring your hair at home, it is important to be aware of the potential risks and drawbacks. If you are considering coloring your hair, it may be best to visit a professional stylist who can provide you with a high-quality and customized color treatment.

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How To Choose the Right Men’s Cut

When it comes to choosing the right men’s cut, there are a few key factors to consider.

  1. Face shape: The most important factor to consider is your face shape. Different cuts will flatter different face shapes, so it’s important to choose a cut that complements your features. For example, if you have a round face, a cut with more length on top and shorter sides will help to elongate your face and make it appear more oval.
  2. Hair type: Another important factor to consider is your hair type. If you have thick, coarse hair, you’ll want to choose a cut that can manage it, such as a short, textured cut. If you have fine or thin hair, a longer cut with layers can help to add volume and texture.
  3. Lifestyle: Your lifestyle is also an important factor to consider when choosing a men’s cut. If you have a more formal or professional job, a shorter, neater cut may be more appropriate. If you have a more casual job or lifestyle, a longer, more relaxed cut may be a better fit.
  4. Personal preference: Ultimately, the most important factor to consider when choosing a men’s cut is your personal preference. You want to choose a cut that you feel comfortable and confident in.
  5. Styling: How much time do I want to put into styling my hair? This is something you should review with your artist, as they can recommend something that is attainable with how much work you’re interested in putting into the look.

Some popular men’s cuts include:

  • The classic crew cut: This is a short, simple cut that is easy to maintain and perfect for those with a more formal or professional job.
  • The textured crop: A shorter cut with textured ends, this is a great option for those with thick, coarse hair.
  • The quiff: A medium-length cut with more length on top and shorter sides, the quiff is perfect for those with a round face.
  • The French crop: A short cut with a fringe, the French crop is perfect for those with a square face.
  • The messy fringe: A medium-length cut with a messy fringe, this is perfect for those with a more casual lifestyle.

When you are choosing a men’s cut, it’s important to communicate your preferences to your barber or stylist. They can help you find a cut that will suit your face shape, hair type, lifestyle, and personal preference.


At Reverie, we review all of these aspects during your consultation. Our haircuts are not named by gender, so you can book your haircut under the length or clipper cut. If you need help booking, please give us a call! 7757374428 (photo taken in 2020)  You can schedule your first haircut with us here

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Seasonal Hairloss

Say Goodbye to Seasonal Shedding with These Hair-Raising Tips!

It’s that time of year again – the leaves are falling, and so are your locks. Don’t be alarmed, seasonal hair loss is a common occurrence that affects many of us. But fear not, we’ve got you covered with some easy, yet effective tips to keep your hair in top shape all year long.

First of all, let’s dive into the root causes (pun intended) of seasonal hair loss. As it turns out, changes in hormone levels and temperature are the main culprits. During the fall and winter, our bodies produce more melatonin, which suppresses the production of other hormones, including those crucial for hair growth. And let’s not forget about the dry, cold air that can make our scalps feel like a desert and our hair more brittle.

So, how can you differentiate between regular hair shedding and seasonal hair loss? The average person sheds 50-100 hairs a day, but how can you be sure if it’s just normal shedding or if it’s seasonal? A good way to keep track is to regularly clean out your hair brush and brush your hair at least twice a day. Pay attention to the amount of hair that collects in the brush after each brushing session, and keep track of it through each season. If you notice that hair is ever coming out in clumps, it’s time to consult a doctor.

And now, let’s talk about prevention! For starters, maintaining a balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and protein can work wonders for your hair’s health. And while we’re on the subject of diet, let’s not forget about hydration – both inside and out. Keeping your scalp moisturized with hair oils or deep conditioning treatments can prevent dryness and breakage.

Another way to protect your hair from the elements is by donning a scarf. Not only does this add a stylish touch to your winter look, but it also protects your hair from the cold air. And last but not least, try to avoid heat styling tools, as they can cause damage and increase the risk of hair loss.

If you’re still experiencing excessive hair loss, it may be time to consult a doctor. They may recommend a blood test to check your hormone levels and prescribe medication if necessary.

In conclusion, seasonal hair loss may be inevitable, but with these simple tips, you can keep your locks in tip-top shape. So, go ahead and bid farewell to those pesky strands and hello to a head of healthy hair all year round!

Meet with a professional hair artist today to review your daily regimen and talk about options to help with your current hair loss.

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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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