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February 2015

As a hairdresser, it’s fun to be inspired by what other hairdressers are doing, and by which hairstyles celebrities choose to wear on the red carpet. Of course, with that comes a healthy amount of competition, with other hairdressers, but it’s all in good fun! For me the Academy Awards are more about the hair and fashion than the movies themselves, so I definitely have a strong opinion about all of the Oscar night looks. This year we saw a little bit of everything on the red carpet, from soft updo’s to sleek ponytails to edgy rocker chic. There were hits and misses but here are the looks that deserved an award for best hair in my book….. Zoe Saldana- Her low tousled bun is flirty and romantic. I love how the loose curls frame her face. By far, this was my favorite look of the night! Lady Gaga- Her ponytail is completely in style right now (would we really expect anything different from Lady Gaga?). The first time I saw this look was when I was working in Milan and replicating a look that was created for a Dolce & Gabbana ad campaign that featured models with low wrapped ponytails accessorized by a hairpiece or flower. Lady Gaga nailed the look! Rita Ora- Her look is sleek, versatile and chic. What I like most about it is her hair color. It compliments her skin tone perfectly. I also love the way she left her eyebrows a darker color. With the platinum blond hair and deep side swept part it looks like she has a halo surrounding her exotic features. Chrissy Teigen- Her look is glamorous and timeless. The streaks of blond add movement  to her waves. Her hair is blonder at the ends and a little darker on top, which creates a lot of dimension. Her make-up is flawless!  Emma Stone- She has a fun asymmetrical updo. The waves are beautifully done and the look is clean and polished. I would have done exactly the same thing with her hair, as the waves bring out the shine of her warm red locks. Keira Knightly- The center part adds a bit of romance to her look. The waves are soft and relaxed and the Chanel headband is a perfect finishing touch. It looks retro yet Victorian. Hope you enjoyed my 2015 Academy Awards hair commentary. All these actresses look beautiful and I can’t wait to recreate these looks on my clients! Ciao-- Fabio Individual photo credits: Harpersbazaar.com, thegloss.com,totalbeauty.com  

Here at Fabio Scalia Salon we are committed to our partnership with local artists. We love having the opportunity to connect artists with members of the community and we are privileged to have a revolving display of amazing art adorning our walls. Recently, and just in time for Valentine's Day, we have re-partnered with Michael Mut- local artist and founder of the Love Yourself Project. The Love Yourself Project is presenting a collection of origami hearts from their core public program, 10,000 Hearts Campaign, that began in 2010. Each mixed media hand made heart contains a personal inscription of self-love, from New Yorkers who were asked “What do you love about yourself?” In this collection at Fabio Scalia Salon,  Mut donated several of his own personal origami hearts to be for sale to help support the project. In the back part of the salon are hand painted Hearts also by Michael Mut and local artist Shelley Flanders. All Hearts are for sale and 100% of the profit will go to the Love Yourself Project to support their programs. We are very inspired by the message of self-love, and we think all of you will appreciate this lovely exhibit. Stay tuned to learn the date of an upcoming workshop where you can learn to make your own origami heart with a message that is personal to you. Also check out the Love Yourself Project's exhibit of 5,000 hearts, honoring the program's 5th anniversary, on display at BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY). The exhibit is taking place between February 24th - March 8th. For more information visit: loveyourselfproject.org.