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April 2019

Model: Valery Kaufman Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Summer is just around the corner and whether you crave long beachy waves, a sunkissed balayage, or a short pixie cut, we want to make sure you achieve the look you long for, but in order to get there, you have some planning to do. At Fabio Scalia Salons, we want you to love living with your hair; taking the time to deliver personalized sessions that focus on the hair’s integrity and long-term growth. Meaning, if you are dark today and want to be blonde this summer, you have to plan for it and let’s be real – you won’t be able to lift the color of your hair up so many levels in one single sitting without damaging it. Therefore, it is important to consult with your colorist and stylist and design a plan of action. In addition to setting up a proper hair plan, you should know that maintaining your healthy mane during the spring and summer is no easy task: warmer and dryer climate has a huge impact on the condition of your hair. Just like our skin, our hair also gets sunburned. Most clients know the importance of using SPF during the summer season, but fewer people understand the importance of protecting your hair in the same way. Another way to protect your hair during the high heat and sun is to use accessories. A recent trend for this Spring/Summer we have seen is hair scarfs or wraps, and as hairdressers who value not only the appearance but the condition of hair, we applaud this stylish and effective trend with high recommendation. Summer is the perfect time to play with new styles: save the breakage and nurture your hair in a silk scarf, or even an elaborate hat? Last but not least, never underestimate the importance of a good hydration routine; hydrate, hydrate, hydrate should become this summer's mantra. As to booking consistent in-salon treatments once a month, to maintain the gorgeous locks you desire and to continue daily hair care routines with the right products advised by your trusty stylist. Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights

Because a healthy scalp is the secret to healthy and gorgeous hair. Head Spa is quickly becoming a staple service at many high-end salons. Why? Because the treatment promotes a clean scalp free of buildup by combining scalp cleansing, a relaxing head massage as well as deep conditioning. At Fabio Scalia, we offer this luxurious treatment using Milbon’s Scalp Collection and this week we are very excited to tell you all about it. Milbon has been at the forefront of hair care innovation for years. And when it was time to develop a scalp line they conducted in-depth research that showed that indeed the scalp is the root of all common hair problems. But research also showed that a high percentage of women do nothing to address scalp problems. Thus, neglecting to take care of the scalp properly exacerbates common hair problems such as itchiness, dryness, oiliness, odor, and dandruff. The magic behind Milbon lies in the science of it. Research showed that a high ratio of fatty acids in the scalp sebum is an indicator of an unbalanced scalp. Excess fatty acids in sebum result in scalp that is smelly, sticky and itchy. Furthermore, fatty acids in sebum deter skin cell renewal and result in flaking and dryness.   Sounds familiar? No need to panic! A good head spa treatment will start off by removing the unwanted fatty acids clogging the follicles. For this detoxifying step, we use a purifying gel shampoo, formulated to attach to the fatty acid build up and lift it away from the scalp and hair. The shampoo is followed by a cleansing spa gel, infused with cooling menthol and aromatherapy scents, specially designed to provide deep cleaning and exfoliating of the scalp. By incorporating a deep head massage, the treatment will leave you feeling refreshed (and very relaxed!). Once the buildup has been lifted, the last steps focus on replenishing essential moisture and oil to the scalp. Milbon’s powerful hydrating treatment and leave-in scalp moisturizer serve to soothe, nourish, moisturize and protect the scalp. This head spa treatment offer clients the benefits of detoxifying the scalp, which in turn restores the natural volume and shine of the hair. In addition, the SSVR-Silk™ infused treatment alleviates common hair issues and the soothing head massage leaves your body and mind feeling relaxed and stimulated. Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights

Do you have products containing any of these three ingredients on your shelves? If you do, then it’s time for a major clearance. In this week's blog post, we're here to talk about the mystery additives that might be added to your hair products, why they aren’t so great and how you can avoid them.  SULFATES The reason why you find them in a lot of hair products is that they act like detergents. They are very effective in the process of removing dirt and oil from the hair and scalp.  The problem with sulfates is that they can remove a little too much. In other words, sulfates are aggressive and “harsh” and can strip away your scalp’s natural moisture. Prolonged use of sulfates can weaken your hair cuticles which can have a huge impact on the condition of the hair and its long-term growth. PARABENS Today it's not uncommon to see “Paraben free” on lots of product labels, here's the reason why: parabens are a group of chemicals that are similar to the hormones that naturally occur in the body. Thus, added parabens are harmful because they can disrupt the natural release of these hormones. In many products, parabens act as "fillers" used to swallow the product and create more of the product itself. Thus, they don't provide any actual value to the quality of the product only the quantity of it. SILICONES A big no-no when it comes to hair products is silicones. The reason why? They do not dissolve in water which, in the short term, might give the hair extra shine, but in reality, it causes the hair to become dull and dry by blocking essential oils and moisture that penetrates from the hair’s cortex. Also causing your scalp to become way out of balance; a “wall” is built which prevents other products to penetrate the hairs’ strands while also causing unwanted build up, especially for those with curly hair.     In addition to sulfates, parabens and silicones, you want to make sure that your hair products don't contain chemicals that are either too acid or too alkaline. If they do, your hair’s pH-balance could be in disarray. For instance, if your hair has an alkaline pH-balance, the cuticles might be swollen and disappear, which could result in unnecessary swollenness of the cortex as well as damage. In addition, your color might fade quicker as your melanin levels are susceptible to damage. Ideally, your pH-balance should be between 5-5.5. At Fabio Scalia Salons we offer the best high-quality products that focus on the hair’s integrity and long-term growth. Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights