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August 2021

Your choice is what matters to us between balayage and foil highlights. The ready staff at Fabio-Scalia SoHo and Brooklyn Heights Salons attentively listen during your consultation. They determine the look that you want to achieve so that it can be executed with beauty and precision. It is so important to come in for a color consultation with a professional colorist prior to any color service. The colorist is present to guide you and explain the best route for you to take. Foil Highlights You might be looking for a high lift, high contrast appearance. Foil highlights tend to be more symmetrical which allows for more balanced proportions, as compared to balayage which is more free-flowing. Considering these differences, foil highlights might be just what you've been passionate about. Multiple colors can be applied during the process, so the placement of foil highlights has to be accurate. Enormous skill and attention to detail is required to ensure exactness. Much depends on the color of your hair and what color effects you are trying to achieve. For example, if your hair is very dark and you want to go blonde, then foil highlights would be the way to go. JC Canto in our SoHo Salon specializes in blonde highlights achieved with foils. Balayage Balayage is hand painting of the hair, with a sweeping motion, so it is of a softer transition and there is no clean line of demarcation in the hair as compared to foil highlights. It's one steady flow of color throughout. All you have to do is choose the color that best appeals to you! (This is all established during the consultation.) According to Lucio Galiano in our Brooklyn location, "balayage is more of a sun-kissed look." It's natural, colorful, bright, attention-grabbing and lasts for several weeks! It's easy to imagine the reflections of your hair as you stroll the beach or through the park. Maintenance is minimal, requiring fewer touch ups than foil highlights. Whatever your choice between balayage and foils, the highly qualified professionals at either of our two locations look forward to extending you the pleasure of a satisfying hair experience. You can book your reservations today at either one of these Fabio Scalia Salon locations. SoHo 311 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 (646) 904-5692 Brooklyn Heights 148 Montague Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 305-4743

Hairstyles for your Wedding Day If you're about to get married, you'll almost certainly hire a professional hairstylist. Your hairstyle for your wedding has a broader influence in creating the look that you want more than you would believe. Finding perfect bridal hair is not as easy as you might think. The appearance of your face can be changed drastically by your hairstyle. So, which wedding-day hairstyle should you go with? Continue reading to find out. Match It to Your Wedding Gown and Overall Aesthetic Even if every hairstyle fits with the neckline and design of your wedding gown, there are several considerations to keep in mind before deciding on a hairstyle. The elegance of your gown, the venue you choose, and your overall wedding idea are all strong starting ideas for determining your bridal hairstyle. The style of your hair should compliment your dress. Brides who want a more laid-back and natural style can keep their hair loose. If you wear a sleeveless gown or one with a low cut back, will you be comfortable with too much of your skin showing in an updo?  Or will you want it half up and half down?  If you have a high neck dress, will you want to cover the dress with your hair down or have an up-do? When it comes to your wedding day, you want to feel at ease with how you will be styling your hair. Just as deciding the style of your gown, think about how you will feel in it and picture your hair with your personal style.   Do Some Research and Ask Around Before you jump to the hairdresser, do some research on what you might like. Bridal hairstyles are featured on Instagram, Pinterest boards, websites, and a variety of other wedding exhibitions. Take advantage of these to get a desired look that you want to try. Find inspiration from celebrities with hair you dream of or search for their hairstylists to see their entire collections. You may also follow notable salons and stylists on social networking sites like Fabio Scalia Salon and bookmark your favorite photos. Talking to other people may also help you in deciding on the best bridal hairstyle. If you've been to a few weddings, you've probably noticed a bride or two with really stunning hair. Call or text them to inquire about how they chose their ideal wedding hairstyle. They might be able to offer suggestions on what to test and what to avoid. Schedule a Trial Appointment If you don't want to be disappointed with the appearance you choose, booking a trial visit or two is essential. Let's say you've had your heart set on a big updo, but the results aren't quite right. Your trial appointment is the moment to find out and not on your big day. Experiment with different hairstyles, such as updos or flowing styles, you can accentuate it with a veil or a jeweled comb. Think about wearing a top with a matching neckline to your gown so you can visualize your entire look. We recommend coming in for a bridal consultation a couple months prior to your big day.    

You may have heard these terms "balayage" and "ombré" used interchangeably in recent years. Perhaps you’ve heard a friend talk about someone’s ombré hair or say something along the lines of “I love your hair – where did you get that balayage done?” when talking to someone with faded, natural-looking highlights. While there are some similarities that make conflation of the two more than understandable, you’re clearly interested in being able to tell the difference between the two methods. In this blog, we’ll discuss how each technique differs and what the contrasting results that they offer are. What is Balayage? Balayage is a French word that means “sweeping”. The definition of the word betrays the essence of the process – it’s a method characterized by hand-painting (with a sweeping motion) hair color onto hair. It does not involve foil applications to the hair, as some highlighting treatments do. Balayage allows for a natural, sun-kissed look reminiscent of a child’s hair: it gives an effortlessly blended look with lighter ends. Other than the summerish and stylishly beachy look that a professional balayage treatment will provide, the method has another advantage: it requires less maintenance than most hair-color. While you can touch it up every 6 weeks or so, some customers find that 6-8 months between visits is enough to maintain the look. Because of the craftsman-like nature of the work, balayage also has the advantage of being able to be tailored to the client’s features. Stylists can accentuate or diminish the prominence of facial contours by using the subtleties of the brush. It is, no doubt, more of an art than science. What is Ombré? Also developed and subsequently named by the French, ombré, which means “shaded”, is another hand-painted style that emphasizes a shorter, but still somewhat gradual transition from the ends to the mid-shaft portion of the hair. It’s a more abrupt transition that allows for less of a vertical, highlighted yet blended look that balayage offers. Ombré is often (but not always) used by those sporting “unnatural” hair colors to keep naturally-colored roots for a unique and “softer” look. Ombré also allows for easier and more infrequent maintenance, just as balayage does. Foil highlights tend to require more frequent touch-ups than an ombré or traditional balayage look do, for example. However, ombré and balayage treatments generally take more time and cost more than foil highlights. What’s the Difference? Technically, balayage is a technique and ombré is a style. In essence, ombré is a style that can be achieved through hand-painting hair. What is generally referred to as “balayage” is the longer, more vertically dispersed look achieved by painting. Ombré offers a two-toned look that doesn’t look as blended as balayage, although both looks use the same method and techniques. Both ombré and balayage do not use foil, and as a result offer softer-looking coloring and transitions than traditional foil highlights do. Thanks to the the open-air process of balayage and ombré, the grow-out stage is less pronounced than it is with foil highlighting, which is exactly what makes it easier to maintain without touch-ups for a longer period. Where can I get Balayage and Ombré Done in New York? Fabio Scalia is an upscale hair salon with locations in SoHo and Brooklyn that offers a full complement of luxury salon services including haircuts, styling, balayage, coloring extensions, and Japanese hair straightening. They offer intimate consultations and can custom tailor your look to incorporate your newly-straightened hair into your style. The SoHo location is at 311 West Broadway and can be reached at (212) 343-0523, or book at the Brooklyn Heights location at 148 Montague Street at (718) 855-5777 for your new highlights!

What Summer Hairstyle should I wear with Long Hair?  Choosing a suitable and comfortable hairstyle for the summer can be a piece of work, especially with the summer heat. However, summer is also a season to play with, and try out a couple of flirty hairstyles for the season. The summer heat can sometimes make it difficult to style long hair. As a result, people want hairstyles that flatter their looks for the sunshine season while keeping the heat-associated discomfort resulting from long hair away from their necks and faces.  The summer should not be a hindrance to rocking your long hair. Therefore this article will discuss a couple of trendy long hairstyles that are easy to wear. Read on to learn more about them? 5 Easy Long Hairstyles for the summer   1. Use Buns to hold long hair Buns always seem to be the perfect go-to for most women during summer. Especially if you lead a pretty busy life; perhaps you are a student or a working-class mother, buns are a great way to style your long hair and still look your best. You could style your hair in a messy bun, a high bun, or a braided bun. It is the perfect style for a summer evening to pair with your favorite red lipstick and earrings for a more flattering look. 2. Have your long hair in Ponytails Ponytails are excellent for getting any strands of hair away from your face. Especially if you are trying to keep your cool during those sweaty moments, it is the perfect long hairstyle for athletes and people engaged in activities requiring an intense range of motion. But if you are going for a slightly serious look without risking your style, ponytails can do the trick. 3. Make long hair into Pigtails If you are a mum and wondering about the perfect long hairstyle for your daughters, you might want to opt for the pigtails. They are easy to do at home, and if you are aiming for a more elaborate styling, you can add some hair fancies for children. Pigtails are also nice on adults for that childlike innocence on a regular day. 4. Milkmaid braids for long hair  Milkmaid braids combine a certain homely yet easy going feel to make the wearer maintain some romantic innocence. They are your perfect go-to for that je ne sais quoi during an evening stroll or a casual hangout. And they are quite long-lasting, so you don’t have to style your hair every single day. 5. Style in Beach waves If you are not overly bothered about letting down your hair, then a beach wave is perfect as a long hairstyle, especially during the late evenings or sunset. Beach waves provide a certain degree of fullness to your facial frame and add a little bit of volume to your hair.   There are a ton more long hairstyles fitting for the summer, feel free to explore with your hair or a friends. You can always get creative with your hair or consult your favorite hairstylist if you seem unsure of what to do.