Balayage vs Highlight? Foilyage? What’s the difference? Omaha Salon Explains.

Balayage is one of the new hot hair terms frequenting our Omaha salon. Pintrest, Intstagram, Facebook, you name it, the pics are rolling in, inspiration photos are flying. We love inspiration, but what exactly is balayage? What is the difference between a balayage and  highlight? Foilyage? How do we transition? Which one is best? Our experienced Omaha stylists are here to help.

Balayage vs Highlight?

Natasha Fehlhaber, stylist/owner at  Omaha’s Reveal Salon and Spa  explains that, ” Balayage is a usually a softer, more graduated look, getting progressively lighter at the ends, while highlights are lightened from scalp to ends.”

With balayage the grow out is generally less obvious and you can go longer in between touch-ups. Balayage also is more freestyle vs. patterned like highlights. This will also depend on if you have had roots darkened by your favorite Omaha stylist. Balayage is traditionally considered to be a technique done without foils, but depending on your desired end result, our Omaha Salon uses either option.


Which brings us to foilyage. When using foil and balayage it will allow the hair to get lighter than a traditional balayage. We are seeing so many clients coming in and wanting the more ashy, platinum or neutral tones, and to acheive this it takes lightening the hair more than just where balayage can go. Sometimes it may even require more than one time or session of lightening to achieve the desired results, depending on how dark the hair was, or if it was previously colored.

Why would you choose one method over the other? What is the end result of each? 

Heidi of Reveal Salon and Spa in Omaha tells us, “The result of a full foil is a more patterned and evenly consistent look, while a balayage or foilyage  will give a look that is more free flowing and organic. If you’re more into an all over blonde look or all over highlight, I would go for the foils, because balayage, a lot of the time won’t go as blonde as foils. It will keep a deeper or golden tone”

Now that you have an idea of the differences between the two techniques, how do you know which one is the best option for you?

If you’re an effortless beauty or slightly edgy girl,  balayage may be your best option, having your ends popping brighter. If you are a classically traditional girl, foils may be the way to go, giving you an all over light look. So many of us fall right in between or are ready to try something new, foilyage may be for you. 

The method our Omaha stylists choose also depends on the client’s hair. If the hair is virgin, then I feel that balayage is a great option. A lot of times clients are looking to  get rid of the brass since their hair has been processed so many times, to remove this, the foilyage technique is better for achieving the ‘it-look.’ And as Always…Conditioning Treatments are a Must!

Deep Tissue Massage at Omaha Salon & Spa

Are you seeking relief from pain? Want a Deep Tissue Massage without the pain it causes? Our Omaha Licensed Massage Therapist is here to help. Specializing in therapeutic massage,  Janeen  is quickly becoming known as one of Omaha’s best massage therapists.

Our Omaha Salon offers Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Myofascial Release Therapy, Reflexology, and Pregnancy massage.

Myofascial Release Therapy is a type of deep tissue massage that is very different from the traditional “deep tissue massage” that comes to mind. It uses no oils and goes deep into the muscle. It is very effective for pain, pain management, and long term issues.

To receive a MFR treatment our guest needs to be willing to relax and let the massage therapist work in a quiet, deep way using different holding techniques to allow the massage therapist’s hands to sink into the muscles to relieve soreness and tension. By using this holding technique in combination with her traditional methods it provides for a painless deep tissue experience.

This allows our Omaha Massage Therapist to give you relief in a very short period of time, right after treatment or within a couple days.

If deep tissue massage has always been pain inducing or too much for you, but you are wanting to correct a problem, this may be the way to go. Our Omaha Massage Therapist will consult with you about your body’s specific needs.

To schedule your pain relief with Myofascial Release Massage call our Omaha Salon at 402-493-0840.  Our expert  Omaha Massage Therapist, Janeen, will see you soon.


Omaha Salon Fights Frizz

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Summer has come to Omaha and with it Frizz!  Our Omaha salon is ready to help you with all your hair care needs, the natural way.

At Reveal Salon And Spa we offer a variety of Aveda products and services to keep your hair healthy and frizz under control during the summer months. We want to help with your concerns regarding your hair needs.

At our Omaha Salon we usually address two main frizz fighting issues,  those wanting straight smooth hair and the other for our guests who like their natural curl.


How Do I Get Through Summer Without Frizz When I Want Straight Hair?

The Aveda Smooth Infusion line designed to reduce frizz, smooth and soften hair. With shampoo, conditioner and styling products, our experienced Omaha stylists can assist you in the right combination to achieve the look you are after.

The NEW Smooth Infusion Deep Conditioning Treatment Masque softens hair, seals in moisture, controls frizz and reduces unwanted volume by 50%, leaving hair soft and smooth with natural movement.

Our Summer Straight Fave: Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep- Lotion that preps hair to give long-lasting, smooth results while making styling faster and easier. When used as part of the Smooth Infusion™ system, it defends hair against humidity for up to 12 hours.


What Do I use When I Have Natural Curl?

The Aveda Be Curly line has an array of products from shampoo to styling aids  with several new additions.

The NEW Cowash is a conditioning, sulfate-free wash that gently cleanses the scalp and hair, removing build-up and excess oil and moisturizing curls and coils for up to three days.  Aveda Be Curly Intensive Detangling Masque helps detangle and moisturize curls and coils and fight frizz with every use.

These options used together with their partnered Aveda styling products with keep that frizz under control  during the hot, humid Omaha summer.

Our Summer Curly Fave: Be Curly Style Prep – Styling lotion that sets the perfect foundation for wavy or curly hair styles on shampoo and non-shampoo days by sealing the cuticle to define and maintain waves and curls while moisturizing and providing all-day frizz control.


Schedule a Reveal Salon and Spa complimentary product consultation with our experienced Omaha stylists By Calling (402) 493-0840

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The Benefits of Microdermabrasion at an Omaha Salon


Whether you’re unhappy with the fine lines on your face or feel that your pores are too large, our Omaha salon can help. Our microdermabrasion treatment is specifically designed to deal with all of these challenges.

Since we receive lots of inquiries from all over Omaha about various skin issues that are best addressed by microdermabrasion, we want to use this post to cover everything you need to know about microdermabrasion.

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Massage Services Q & A for Reveal Salon & Spa in Omaha

Massage Services_Spa in Omaha Melt those winter time blue away with our premium massage therapy services. We understand the importance of pampering as well as keeping your body in the best wellness possible. Today, our Licensed Massage Therapist shares with you the most frequently asked questions asked before or during a massage appointment. We promise, after reading you’ll want to book your customized massage today!

Q: What Should a Client Expect During a Massage Appointment with Reveal Salon & Spa?

A: Our Licensed Omaha Massage Therapist values the comforts and needs of every guest. She works to understand the guest’s past and present conditions. Her mission is to offer a variety of massage techniques to address the needs of the guest. With her expertise, she applies the selected techniques with care and consistent quality. To finish, she evaluates the effectiveness of the massage immediately after the session and at the return of guest’s next massage.

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Give the Aveda Salon Holiday Gift That Gives Back

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5 Ways This Special Aveda Salon Holiday Program Helps Those in Need

First, the Fighting Poverty with Paper program helps women. Women make up 80% of the workforce in Nepal that creates this special paper. When women earn an income, it empowers communities by making it possible for women to help their families and others.

The second benefit of this awesome Aveda salon program is that it strengthens families. Traditionally, fathers have to leave their homes and families in order to find work. Thanks to the income generated by this program, women are able to keep their families in one place. This also makes it possible for more children to attend school. The program is projected to give 1,000 families a better future, and our Omaha salon is proud to take part in it!

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Exclusive Aveda Salon Renewing Eye Treatment

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Another reason many of our Omaha salon clients opt for this specialized treatment is because they’ve found that it helps to alleviate unpleasant symptoms that go along with sinus congestion, headaches, allergies and migraines. By having this treatment performed when you get a facial at Reveal Salon & Spa, you will leave our salon feeling great and every inch of your face will radiate with freshness.

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Aveda Salon Romantic Grandeur Makeup Collection

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Because autumn features some of the best weather for dressing as fashionably as you want on a daily basis, our team at Reveal Salon & Spa is excited to announce a special makeup collection to complete your look. To celebrate autumn, this exclusive Aveda salon Romantic Grandeur Makeup Collection features six different pieces.

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