I’m going dualing locations on you.

That’s right I’m now working at the Garbo’s Midtown Crossing location every Tues, Wed and Fri.  Garbo’s Midtown Crossing 402-993-9737  (3220 Farnam St)

I’ll still be working at the Garbo’s Village Pointe location on Thursdays and Saturdays.  Garbo’s Village Pointe 402-991-2227

The Midtown location has just opened a huge expansion to 20 chairs.  Come check it out!

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Dog Wash

August 3rd Sunday 10am to 1pm. $10 per dog donation for the Nebraska Humane Society

At Garbo’s in Village Pointe Mall Courtyard 
17255 Davenport St
Omaha, Nebraska 68118

  I am happy announce that my Dog Wash will live on with Garbo’s Salons and Spas taking over as sponsor and on the shampooing duties.  Along with Three Dog Bakery, Garbo’s, Village PointeGarbo’s, Oak View MallGarbo’s, Midtown Crossing and Village Pointe Shopping Center this will be the first Annual Garbo’s Dog Wash benefitting the Nebraska Humane Society. 
The NHS Paw Mobile will be on site with a few adoptable doggies and volunteers. 
Here’s how it works:

  • Bring your dirty dog to Village Pointe courtyard in front of Garbo’s Salon and Spa anytime from 10am to 1pm.
  • Register and give your $10 per pooch donation.
  • Garbo’s stylists, friends and families will give your dog a shampooing, spray rinse and towel dry.
  • Get a free treat from the Three Dog Bakery booth.
  • Hang out and watch the madness or head home.

An Unwelcome Honor

I had the unwelcome honor of cutting a lot of length off a few of my clients recently.  Unwelcome, because of the reason.  But also an honor.  I’ll explain.

I got two separate calls from…, OK, texts from two friends of mine to ask what I thought about cutting their hair off?  Like, really cutting it off.  Not a totally unfamiliar question for a hairstylist.  But these two texts happened to be from two clients that didn’t know each other, sent to me the same week and were both unfortunately, because they had been diagnosed with cancer and were about to undergo chemotherapy.

I’ve had this question posed to me a few times before for this reason and I always respond with a resounding, “Yes, let’s do it!”

In a world, their world that must seem to have spun out of control, this is a single point of control.  A preemptive strike.  It’s their stand against this horrible disease.  “Cancer, you will not take my hair.  I’ll cut it off on my own terms, before you have the chance, you bastard.”   Come to think of it, I think I’ve had this said to me a time or two for other reasons. But I digress.

There have been some advances on medications regarding hair loss during chemo and not everybody will lose their hair anymore.  Your oncologists can usually tell you if you will lose your hair or not.  But if you will be losing it, waiting around for it to fall out randomly, in random areas, in random situations is not what I have heard is the way to go.  But it’s very personal and it’s definitely out there.  It’s a big deal.  I don’t take anything about this lightly.  Hairstylists have made hair their life’s work.  I get it.  The important part of this is that the choice is yours.


It’s really a beautiful thing and I encourage all who are or will ever have to think about this prospect, take the power.  Take it in stages or just go for it and try a hot new pixie or go G.I. Jane and shave it!  Your stylists are waiting to help you.  And I, for one could not be more honored.


For all those that have given me this honor, thank you.  Especially these two recent short cuts… I’m thinking of you and will see you soon.

Life After T’eez for you and me

Well hi,

Wow, it seems there has been a lot going on recently and there is, understandably a lot of misunderstanding out there in the wake of T’eez Salon closing.  It’s been brought to my attention that some people are still holding gift certificates and there are brides that were booked at T’eez.

Let me try clear up just a few things by simply telling what I know to be true:

  • I founded Thomas Sena The Salon in 1997 on 110th and Maple.
  • I coined catch phrase, “Get Your Hair Cut Dammit”, inspired from a quote of my grandpa cursing at me.
  • I started a second location and called it, “T’eez Salon” in 1999 in One Pacific Place, Omaha, NE.
  • Yes, “T’eez” was a play on my name Tom, as in, “Hey let’s go to T’s salon.” It is also a play on “teasing” hair as well as a tongue in cheek on me teasing you. Cuz I like to act silly and have fun.
  • I created and launched T’eez Hair products in 2006 with a really great guy from the North.
  • I moved T’eez 3 more times.
  • T’eez Salon and Hair Products were purchased in 2009 by two very cool couples here in Omaha, but I stayed to run T’eez as General Manager.
  • I resigned from T’eez in March of 2014 for my own reasons, but with hope that T’eez would carry on without me.
  • In April 2014, I began working for Garbo’s Salons and Spas (Village Pointe, Oak View Mall and Midtown Crossing locations) as Media and Online Marketing Specialist and as a Stylist.
  • I now do hair at the Garbo’s Village Pointe location (look below for info on Brides and Gift Certificates below).
  • On May 17th, 2014 T’eez Salon closed. 🙁

So there it is, 15 years. I won’t comment on the whys or hows or what ifs or I wishes or would’ves, should’ves or could’ves, and I certainly can’t express all the many things I feel. I will simply say this…
Thank you!

I mean it. Thank you to all involved. All of the partners, owners, managers, stylists, receptionists, assistants, cleaners, sales reps, educators, students, friends, family and of course, our clients. We did some good and had some fun doing it!

Life goes on…

The choice is yours to go wherever you want to get your hair done. I so appreciate you, and would love to have you book with me or any of the very talented staff at Garbo’s. I can promise great care will be given to you and your family!

I have been loving Garbo’s. The owner’s of Garbo’s at Village Pointe, Oak View and Midtown Crossing, Darcy and Mike, the management and the staff have all been incredibly welcoming and accommodating to me and my clients. I feel so fortunate for have found a new home. I’m having a riot doing hair in a gorgeous salon with talented people and promoting all the fun and exciting things going on at Garbo’s Salons and Spas.
Garbo’s offers a full service hair salon and day spa. They do it all…really well. Skin care, facials, makeup, massage, manis and pedis.
I do hair color again too. (I’ll even give you $25 off color with me till the end of May.) I have almost 20 years experience coloring and was trained as an educator for an international color company, not to mentioned trained dozens of stylists over the years. Ok, maybe hundreds. wow, I’m old.
Myself or Garbo’s has no obligations to T’eez Salon or their clients legally or otherwise.

However, we’d like to reach out to clients that might looking for help. (All subject to approval on an individual bases)

  • If you are a bride that was booked with T’eez through the end of 2014 I at Garbo’s Village Pointe, along with all the Garbo’s City wide will honor the regular wedding package that T’eez had: bride’s get free hair with wedding parties of 6 or more. A deposit must be given to secure your booking. Call 402-991-2227 for Village Pointe or any Garbo’s in Omaha. garbossalons.com Thank you to all the Garbo’s Salons and Spas.
  • If you are holding a printed gift certificate that we can verify, I, along with all the Garbo’s city wide will honor the value of that gift certificate on a single visit.
  • We are unfortunately not able to verify the value of any gift card (we just do not have that same card swiping system) so we can not give you credit for those.
  • FYI, Groupons for T’eez can be dealt with at groupon.com. They have their own method of reparations in this type of situation.

If you are a client, or have never been a client but like to follow my posts, you don’t need to do anything. I’ll send the occasional blurb about this or that as I’ve always done.
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Kind regards,
Thomas Sena

Time for Change

My Dear Clients and Friends,

Never a dull moment. Some of you may not know that T’eez was sold a few years ago. I stayed on these last few years as General Manager of the Salon and Product Operations which is now being turned over into the very capable hands of the current staff and owners. I could write a book, as I’m sure you would expect about all of my feelings and love for T’eez and everyone associated with it. I will spare you the book, at least for now. But I assure you that as I move on from T’eez, it is with the very best intentions, wishes and memories. They will continue to do amazing hair and makeup and would be happy to book your services with another stylist if you wish.

For me, I just accepted an exciting position with Garbo’s Salon & Spa here in Omaha to direct their Social and Digital Media and other special projects.

But for you, I’m still going to be doing hair at Garbo’s Village Pointe and would love to see you as soon as possible! Those that know me well know I can only work where there is a Scooters Coffee less than 100ft from me so Village Pointe was the obvious choice.

Appointments are being taken now at Garbo’s Village Pointe 402-991-2227

Kind Regards,
Thomas Sena

Here’s a nostalgic look back at all 5 locations from the beginning in 1997. But more than the buildings and furnishings, it was the people inside of these salons, clients and staff that made life interesting, maddening, hilarious, ecstatic, crazy, infuriating, heart warming, scary, but most of all an adventure. I wish all who came through these doors a sincere thanks and a hope for your happiness.
On to the next adventure…

Paying my respects where respect is due.

There was this guy. He just looked like a hair dresser. No, not a crazy hair colored, pierced or tattooed type of hairstylist you can peg a mile away but a real classic hair dresser. He was tall and thin and could wear about anything and look good but his style was more conservatively casual than you would guess but tastefully fashion forward. His hair was usually a sandy blonde and cut with texture but not crazy or outlandish. He was nice and more quiet than most the stylists whirling around him. After all, this was The Factory. For the uninitiated, The Factory was the first and maybe last salon of it’s kind in Omaha, Ne. It was a big,…no, huge high end salon filled with the most flamboyant to the most serious business minded stylists in town at the time. That time was the 70s through the 90s. It was an Omaha hair fashion institution. People went there to see and be seen. Sex, drugs, crime, transexuals, hard working, hustling, ass kicking, high drama, great hair…. The Factory had it all. It was Reality TV before Reality TV existed and that’s half the reason people went there. The other half was some pretty amazing hair stylists. But I digress. My reflections of The Factory will have to wait for it’s own story. But this story is about this guy named Rick Jones. By the time I started at The Factory, Rick had already been there a long time and was embedded into it’s lore. Like I said, he was quiet and calm yet always seemed up for anything and was always part of the action. His clients loved him. Ya, I know everyone’s clients love their hair stylists but no, really… Rick’s clients LOVED him. He styled a lot of the wealthier mature clients of the time. Names you would recognize, but the name that they all knew was Rick’s. He was their son, their confidant, their …. he was their gay hair stylist and everything that should mean. I looked up to him not only because he was so welcoming even to this straight new stylist at The Factory, but because he had everyone else’s respect and because he could dress some beautiful hair. My Dad taught me early to watch other good hairstylists and I watched Rick. He was the go-to stylist for brides. Out of this whole big salon, he was the one you sent your daughter to for her wedding style. I conceded the bridal business to Rick (what choice did I have?) but made my mind up to learn everything I could from him and apply it to prom and homecoming updo styling. I did just that and before I left to go out on my own I had built a decent reputation for prom and homecoming styles. Today, I have the honor of styling upwards of 100 brides a year. I can honestly say I took that cue by watching Rick Jones to build that niche. I sadly admit I’m not sure if I ever told him that directly. If I had, he would have modestly shook it. At the end of the day, Rick’s day, the thing that rings out the loudest about this man is not the great hair he did, or the crazy scene he played a part in, it’s his kindness. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his sweet, sweet kindness. Thanks Ricky.
Rick Jones passed away Feb 22nd from complications with a long running illness.

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