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Reasons Why You Will Benefit from a Blowout!

Let’s start with the basics! A blowout is defined as the act or instance of blow-drying hair after shampooing, including styling. A blowout is one of the several hair treatments we offer here at Garbo’s Salon and Spa. It’s a great service for those who aren’t looking to alter the cut or color of their hair but are in need of a little refresh. We not only offer a shampoo blowout, but we also offer Keratherapy/Brazilian blowouts as well!

Why should you get a blowout?

Our standard blowout service includes a shampoo and a hair style using nourishing products that we carry in our salons. The professional blow dry techniques make your hair appear shiny and voluminous. This blowout will last several days making your hair much easier to manage for the week. Everyone will be asking what you have done to your hair! A good blowout definitely gives the extra confident boost we all need from time to time.

Why should I invest in the Keratherapy / Brazilian Blowout?

Both of these hair treatments were created with the client in mind. These blowouts help make your hair much more manageable and hydrated. If you feel like you can’t get control of your hair, the Brazilian blowout is for you! We require a consultation before you can book this service so we can determine what blowout will be most beneficial for your hair type. 

A Brazilian blowout is recommended for those who are looking to tame the frizz in their hair. The great thing about a Brazilian blowout is that it can be customized to you. For instance, if you have more natural wavy/curly hair, we are able to customize the temperature setting to ensure you don’t lose your natural style. This blowout will help tame the unwanted frizz without removing the volume in your hair. A Brazilian blowout uses a plant-based amino acid to add a protein coating to your hair.

On the other hand, a Keratin hair treatment uses the protein called, Keratin, to nourish and straighten the strands of your hair. This process will take a bit longer than a Brazilian blowout. With a Keratin treatment, your hair will appear straighter and smooth. This option will decrease the amount of volume in your hair for about three months.

The Keratherapy/Brazilian blowout options are definitely more of an investment than our standard shampoo blowout, but they provide results that will last for months. Whether you are looking for short-term or long-term results, we have a service for you! Don’t hesitate to contact us at any of our four locations to ask for further details. We would be happy to help you schedule your next service with us to achieve the hair of your dreams!

How to Prep Your Hair, Skin, and Nails for Spring Break

Spring break is coming in hot which means it’s time to start preparing yourself for vacation! There’s more prep involved for a trip than just the packing itself! Whether you’re heading to the beach, the mountains, or somewhere in between, today, we’re outlining our best beauty recommendations to get ready for a week of traveling. Your hair, skin, and nails will thank you, trust us! 

Stock Up on Travel Sizes of Your Favorite Products

Traveling shouldn’t mean that you have to sacrifice your favorite high quality beauty products! You should be looking and feeling your best throughout your entire trip. Stocking up on a few travel sizes of your current products will keep you from having to switch things up and use products you aren’t used to on the trip. This will also prevent you from having to bring full-sized bottles of product in your suitcase (we all know how much of a hassle that can be)! 

We offer travel sizes of a variety of our top-selling Garbo’s Professional products. If you’re heading somewhere warm and humid, definitely snag a small bottle of our Anti-Frizz Shampoo

If you can’t find travel sizes for your current product faves, you can purchase travel size toiletry containers and pack your products that way!

Get a Trim

Not only will a trim make your hair appear fresh for the trip, it’ll ensure it’s healthy and can handle some sun exposure. Book an appointment with us for a trim and add on a deep conditioning treatment to get your hair healthy and shining!

Treat Yourself to a Mani Pedi

Be sure your nails and toes are looking their best with a fresh mani pedi from Garbo’s! Our team can’t wait to pamper you before your trip. Be sure to book your appointment now to make sure you can get in before your travels!

Book a Facial

Getting a facial before your spring break trip will help clear your skin from blemishes and remove dead skin cells. Hop on that plane with fresh glowing skin so you can look and feel your best for all of your vacay photo-ops. Book an appointment with one of our licensed estheticians at Garbo’s Salon and Spa today!

At Garbo’s Salon and Spa of Omaha, we are dedicated to making each of our clients look and feel his or her best. Prep your hair, skin, and nails for your upcoming spring break trip with products or services from one of our Omaha salon locations. Visit our website https://garbossalons.com/ to learn more about what we offer!

Top Winter Hair Care Tips to Keep it Healthy Throughout the Season

We can all agree that winter can feel like the longest season and sometimes drags out much longer than it should! Because of this, it is SO important to take care of your hair! The cold air can be damaging as it causes your hair cuticles to lift and let go of all of the moisture in your hair shaft. Here are a few easy tips to keep your hair glowing and hydrated throughout these colder months!

1. Minimize the amount of heat

Embrace your natural hair and beauty as much as possible during these winter months. Applying too much heat, in addition to the dry and cold air, can double your dryness and breakage as the heat strips your hair from its natural oils and proteins.

When you do decide to take out the curling iron and blow dryer, please do your hair a favor and pick up the Garbo’s Professional Brilliance Blow Dry Flat Iron Sealer! This will protect your hair from intense heat and also accelerate the blow drying process so there will be less heat on your hair!

3. Wash your hair less

The winter is the perfect time to train your hair by washing less. Try to go as long as you can in between shampoos. Wear a cute hat, put your hair in a stylish updo, or use Garbo’s Professional Freshen Up Dry Shampoo on the days you don’t regularly shampoo! Washing your hair every day can actually cause more dryness, greasiness, and can lead to more split ends. It will also strip your color faster and your hair’s natural oils, which we don’t want! Patience is the key to success with this one!

3. Moisturize as much as possible

Staying hydrated can support the moisture in your hair. Drink lots of water and maybe even get yourself a humidifier for your room to combat the winter dryness. Your overall health will reflect on your hair! Add the Garbo’s Professional Indulge Masque to your shower routine once a week for that extra moisture that won’t weigh your hair down!

Your hair will thank you this summer if you follow these three tips! Just as you start prepping your summer body in the winter, start prepping your hair as well so you will be glowing from head to toe! But the hair care doesn’t stop in the summer… We will be back soon for tips on how to care for your hair throughout the spring, summer, and fall! 

Let us know what you’re doing to protect your hair this winter season! You can browse and shop all of hair care products online or in-store or at any of our 5 locations in Omaha!


5 Garbo’s Holiday Gift Ideas for the Entire Family!

We have something for all of your loved ones this holiday season, even your four-legged friends! We’ve put together a little holiday gift guide with 5 amazing gift ideas to give yourself or your loved ones this holiday season!

This is by far the easiest gift option if you’re unsure what to get someone! Garbo’s gift cards can be used as a stocking stuffer or gift for anyone in your life. Garbo’s gift cards can be used towards all of our hair and spa services as well as our products! Visit any of our 5 locations in Omaha, Nebraska to purchase yours today or purchase online!

2. Garbo’s Professional

Give gifts for the entire family! Shop Garbo’s Professional Hair Care for the woman, man, or puppy in your life! Visit any of our 5 Omaha salon locations to purchase Garbo’s Professional Hair Care or purchase online!

At our Village Pointe location only, now through the end of December, we are offering $15 off our O2 Lift Facial, making it only $75! Book your appointment at our Village Pointe location online or call 402.991.2227

The O2 mask oxygenates/hydrates the skin and leaves it glowing and radiant after just one appointment! This 30 minute service is also gentle enough to use on every skin type so there is no need to worry if you have sensitive skin.

At our Village Pointe location only, now through the end of December, we are offering $15 off a 30 minute massage, making it only $50! Book your appointment at our Village Pointe location online or call 402.991.2227!

Give the gift of glowing skin this holiday season! At our Regency location only, now through the end of December, receive complimentary dermaplaning when you book a HydraFacial valued at $125!

A HydraFacial will combat your dry skin through the combination of cleansing, exfoliation, hydration and antioxidant protection that removes dead skin cells and impurities, while simultaneously delivering moisturizing serums into the skin! With your complimentary dermaplaning, you’ll experience exfoliating of the skin as well as dirt and baby hairs removal.

Garbo’s Give Back Giveaway

To our wonderful loyal clients, thank you for your tremendous support throughout the years. It’s our turn to give back to you! 

We will be giving away over $5,000 in gifts from November 26, 2021 through the end of this year! Five lucky grand prize winners will win a $250 Garbo’s gift certificate!

How To Win:

Visit us from November 26th through the end of this year, spend $150 or more on service and/or retail in one visit and receive a surprise gift from us, while gifts last! 

 The surprise gift can only be redeemed at check out at your next visit in January or February. Gifts can only be redeemed if the envelope is sealed at check out. Gifts expire on February 28th, 2022.

All gifts DO NOT include tips.

There are only 500 gifts dispersed throughout our five locations so book your appointment now!!

Working at the Top Salon & Spa in Omaha, Nebraska

We are so thankful and appreciative of our employee’s passion and hard work every day. We are committed to providing support for our employee’s continued personal and professional growth! 

  • up to 60% commission
  • up to 20% retail commission
  • generous hourly pay guaranteed
  • flexible schedule
  • vacation pay 
  • 401k savings
  • health and dental insurance coverage
  • disability insurance

We also offer a variety of educational opportunities for our stylists’ mastery of industry trends as well as coaching and mentoring opportunities for personal and professional growth.  We customize our approach to fit what each person needs including one on one sessions, small group workshops and classroom instruction.  The majority of all education classes at Garbo’s are free for our team members.  If we’re not learning we’re not growing! 

We asked a few of our employees why they love working at Garbo’s and why they decide to stay year after year!

Why did you choose to work at Garbos?

“I was looking to work at a salon that would improve my skills and would offer me continuing education. Darcy gave me the chance to grow as a person and stylist.”

“I loved the vibe and salon as soon as I walked in, and it was the perfect location I wanted to work at. Also loved how they gave me so much additional training/classes to make me feel more comfortable since I had just graduated from hair school!”

What do you love about working at Garbo’s?

“I love that I get to come to work where everyone treats each other so kindly and if someone needs help, someone steps up and helps. I also love that Garbos is education focused and goal oriented!”

“I get to work with so many different stylists, some who specialize in cutting, some in extensions, some in fashion color. I get to watch and learn from these people and bounce ideas off of such a diverse group of stylists that I feel like my creativity never runs out.”

How would you describe the work environment at Garbo’s?

“Supportive. Supportive in the direction their staff would like to grow and supportive of them where they currently are.”

“Working for Garbo's is working with a great team. There is freedom to run my business how I want and be myself.”

Do you believe that you have an advantage as a Garbo’s employee?

“Absolutely! When I'm asked where I do hair and I reply with Garbo's at Regency, everyone, and I mean EVERYONE is impressed. They say, ‘ooh wow, that place is nice!’. I BEAM when they say that. It's an honor to be part of one of the longest standing salons in the state. Our growth is impressive and it's only up from here!”

“Working for Garbo's has really been like working for no other organization. The support from our owners and the leadership teams they have in place is second to none. Garbo's treats their people right.”

Why are you thankful for being a Garbo’s employee?

“It's an Amazing place to work where I have always felt at home and encouraged by the staff and management. It has always been a beautiful salon with a stellar reputation and has always worked with me through life's changes/ups and downs!”

“Garbos, especially the Midtown location, has shaped who I am as a person in the last 5 years. On my worst days I can show up and immediately feel a sense of relief because I’m surrounded by a group of amazing people doing what they truly love. I went from losing all passion about this industry to a top performer and manager in less than 5 years and that’s all due to the support Garbos provides.”


Garbo’s is always looking to hire passionate people who are excited about the industry. We are a growing salon and spa and would love to help you build your business. If you or anyone you know may be interested in working at Garbo’s, please send a resume and portfolio to info@garbossalons.com

Learn more about working at Garbo’s here.

Halloween Hair Care Tips for Before and After the Big Day

Whether you need big hair to compliment your unique costume or you need your hair to be your costume this Halloween, you’ll need to make sure you give it some extra love to prevent any damage! We’ve put a few tips together for you to help make sure your Halloween hair doesn’t stay crazy after the big day!

Use high quality hair products

If you are going to put your hair through extravagant updos or lots of product, at least ensure you are using quality products without damaging chemicals. Garbo’s Professional has many styling products that will give you  all-night hold and shine. To name a few that help your Halloween hair stand out and last all night long: Flex Hold Styling Gel, Creative Volumizing Foam, Creative Shaping Mist, and Garbo’s Mega Volume Hair Spray.

Make sure you are using hair spray properly

Be sure to spray 12 inches from your hair and spray in  a continuous motion for an even layer. We recommend Garbo’s Mega Volume Hairspray for hold and shine that will last all night long. Our hairspray is weather proof, humidity defying, and tack and flake free! You can purchase yours online or in-store!

Take care of your hair before you go to sleep

It is understandable that after a long Halloween night, you may be too tired to properly detangle and undo your hair but trust us…you will be beyond happy that you did the following day! If you are planning to do an updo with many moving parts, be sure that you remove all pieces, brush your hair out, and shower to rinse out all of the product. If you wait until the morning, you may have an even bigger mess to fix that may require an emergency visit to us to help you detangle your hair. If you find yourself in that situation, we are here for your rescue, but don’t say we didn’t warn you!!

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Give your hair extra love the following day

Because you used more than your every-day hair products on your hair, and probably an excess amount, your hair is going to need some extra TLC to prevent any further damage! Garbo’s Indulge Masque or our Keratin Therapy Conditioner, are both color safe for all hair types and will help replenish all of the moisture loss in your hair. Or you could just come in for a trim and blowout and we can do all of the replenish work for you!


It is always important to take care of your hair with quality products and the consistent attention that it needs, but it is even more essential when you put your hair through more than it is used to! If you are doing any crazy hairstyles this Halloween, be sure to tag us on Instagram and use the #mygarbos hashtag! We can’t wait to see all of your unique looks and we hope you have a safe and happy Halloween!  

All the Tips You Need for Healthy Fall Hair

Soon the temperature will start to drop and the color of the leaves, and maybe even your hair, will begin to change. We put together a few helpful tips and product recommendations below to help you maintain healthy hair throughout the fall and winter seasons.

Get that trim!

After months of sun, chlorine and salt-water, your hair may need a trim to get rid of  those pesky split-ends. A quick trim will help your hair appear thicker and shinier, while encouraging hair growth and reducing hair-breakage. Book an appointment online or call us today to schedule your next trim!

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

Cold weather can dry out your hair. If you’re not already using a moisturizing shampoo, we recommend you switch things up for the colder months ahead. Our  Garbo’s Pure Moisturizing Shampoo is a healthy hair product that will keep your locks from becoming dry and brittle. You can purchase this product online or in-store at one of our five locations in Omaha!

Garbo's moisturizing shampoo, a healthy hair product.

Wear your hair down more often.

A simple step to help restore your hair and prevent further breakage is to wear your hair down more and up less. Keeping your hair in tight ponytails or buns often can cause unnecessary tension to your hair and break your strands. If an up-do is your go- to, we recommend you use a soft elastic the next time you reach for a ponytail.  If all else fails,  keep your hair down when you sleep! 

If you want to wear your hair up, consider trying these Garbobble strong hold hair ties that won’t pull, crease, or break your hair! 

Add a treatment to your routine.

Adding a hair masque to your routine in the fall or winter months will do wonders for your dry, damaged, and frizzy hair. Hair masque’s like The Garbo’s Indulge Masque, will give you that extra boost of moisture you need during the colder months and help maintain that healthy hair! We recommend you use this 1-2 times per week depending on the dryness of your hair. If you have questions whether a hair masque is right for you, contact your stylist!  You can purchase this product online or in-store at one of our five locations in Omaha!

For more helpful tips on how to prevent hair breakage and dryness this fall and winter, come visit one of our locations to speak with our stylists and see for yourself what makes us Omaha’s best salon! We’ll make sure your fall hair both looks and feels perfect! 

Summer Hair Care Tips

Summertime is finally here, which means it’s time to enjoy the gorgeous weather! Typically with increased time outside, comes increased sun exposure to our hair. Today on the blog, we’re addressing what can cause damage to your hair during the summer months, and how we recommend avoiding it! Enjoy your summer without sacrificing your healthy locks. 

What can cause damage to the hair during summertime?

Many factors can cause damage to your hair during the warm months, but the sun is one of the biggest culprits. The sun emits harmful rays that can dry out your hair, and this effect is worsened if your hair is color-treated.  

Another element that can cause damage to your hair during this season is any chlorine or chemicals from swimming pools. Combining these elements with extensive heat exposure can really dry out your hair. 

5 Ways to Protect Your Hair During the Summertime

1. Start with a trim

Start the summer season with a fresh cut or trim to get rid of dry, dead ends. Consider asking your stylist about a deep conditioning treatment to nourish your strands and give them a boost. Click here to book a trim at one of our five Omaha salons!

2. Lay off the hot tools

The last thing your hair needs during the sunny summer months is more heat! Skip the flat irons, curling wands, and blow dryers, and opt for a natural air-dried look. Some of our favorite products to style air-dried hair include this Anti-Frizz Curl Defining Creme, this Dry Texturizing Spray, and this Making Waves Beach Spray!

3. Switch to a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner duo

Since summertime is prone to making your hair dry, it might be time to try out a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner to replenish those locks. Try this shampoo and conditioner pair from our Garbo’s professional line!

4. Use a hair masque

One quick tip to keep your hair healthy this summer is to add a hair masque into your weekly routine. This rejuvenating masque from our Garbo’s Professional line is great for keeping that hair smooth, shiny, and hydrated!

5. Ask your stylist for recommendations

Remember, at Garbo’s, your stylist is your best resource for all haircare questions! Our talented team has years of experience with all different hair types, so chances are we’ll be able to take a look at your hair and make a personalized recommendation for you. Next time you’re in for an appointment, feel free to ask your stylist for some pointers on how to keep your hair healthy this summer!