Lily Aldrige Contouring is a concept most people are familiar with today (we thank Kim K for that). The technique of sculpting something to look aesthetically pleasing has been making the rounds in beauty circles for years, but did you know you can do the same with your hair? We see this on the red carpet, in magazines and on celebrities – face framing highlights are here to stay and we will be seeing much more of this trend in 2018. Imagine you were going to the beach for weeks with your hair up in a ponytail. Only strands exposed to the sun will become lighter and as a result: brighter hair around the face. “If you want to achieve this natural look, I would suggest to not go brighter than two levels from your natural hair color”, says colorist Claudia Decicco. These type of highlights are great for clients who have never done color before, since it’s not as extreme as a full head of highlights. It’s also excellent for people who are dark brunettes and transitioning into becoming gray, as the changeover would become a bit softer. “From a colorist’s perspective, face framing highlights are probably the best way for me to get to know my client’s hair and condition as you only need to color a few locks for the result”, says Decicco. She goes on to say, “As a colorist, there are a lot of factors for me to take into consideration when I meet a new client; skin tone, natural pigments, eye color, and lifestyle to mention a few. You need to look at the whole picture to achieve the best results. Truth is, each client is individual but adding subtle highlights to lighten the hair around the face is an easy way to achieve a youthful and fresh look.” – Claudia Decicco, Colorist Soho Ready to try out this trend? Schedule your consultation with us today in one of our New York City locations: here (Soho) or here (Brooklyn).
Bradley Cooper shot by David Slijper for GQ Australia Getting a men’s haircut right may seem like an easy task, but getting it just right might be easier said than done. We have listed five mistakes that men make when choosing a hair style. Good news – they’re an easy fix! You’re not taking your natural hairlines into consideration To achieve a hairstyle that goes well with your features, the proportions of the cut have to be just right. Your hairline in the back should stretch at least 2 inches below your earline. Meaning, you want to keep hair on your neck to avoid the risk of your head looking too small and your neck looking too big. When it comes to grooming, a good indicator would be to leave 1 1/2 - 2 inches on your neck for best results. A men’s haircut should be customized and varies for each individual. A good cut can minimize a receding or low hairline in the front. You’re forgetting the cowlicks Another classic mistake is to skip consultation on cowlicks, a lock of hair that grows in a different direction from the rest. A customized cut that controls cowlicks and benefits the hairstyle at the same time should allow you to win the battle. You’re not thinking about the entire look It’s also important to keep the entire look in mind; eyebrows, beard etc. The proportions, shapes, and geometry is individual for each client and has to be just right to enhance the features. Sideburns are a way to sculpt your face and they can’t be too long or too short – they have to be just right. A good guideline would be to cut them in line with the tragus (mid-ear) as you want them to be long enough to create that natural feeling. Illustrations by Leon Bowers for FashionBeans You’re not using the right products Maintaining your style in between visits to the salon can be a tough challenge and when having short hair, the texture is key. Therefore, it’s important that you use the right type and amount of products. Is conditioner really necessary for men? What type of products should you use for short hair? How often should you wash your hair? Truth is, it depends. And that’s exactly why consultation is so important. You’re not investing in a style that lasts So you left the salon with a great haircut – now what? A hairstyle shouldn’t only last for one or two weeks, it should be maintained until your next visit to the salon. Meaning, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice the style as the hair grows in. Choosing the right place to get your hair cut is crucial. There’s a difference between going to a barber that relies on clippers and razors and going to a salon that uses mostly scissors to create a long lasting and personalized cut. At Fabio Scalia Salon, we’ve got you covered! Our dedicated staff specializes in using the appropriate tools and techniques to create a look that is easy to style at home and grows in properly. This means fewer salon visits to maintain your hairstyle. Step into the salon between cuts and we will even give you a complimentary side burn and neck touch-up. (There’s a reason they call us the best salon in New York City, wink wink). Are you ready for a makeover? Schedule a consultation with one of our stylists today here (Soho) or here (Brooklyn).