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October 2021

Meet the Amazing Hairapist, Fabio Scalia Fabio is an Italian entrepreneur who came to the US to pursue and achieve his dreams. He is originally from the southern part of Italy, Catania, Sicily, but Fabio also lived in France and England to learn about French coiffeur and British techniques of hair styling. Fabio can be called a "hairstylist" but he is actually an "Artisan-Artist", with the vision of an artist and with the technique of an artisan. He is also a hair doctor, consultant, and a "Hairapist". Anybody can be a hairdresser but he is a real hair specialist. Fabio specializes in every single area. He can cover almost everything from the trichology to morphology and he tries to see the psychology and the behavior of the customers in front of him as well as their facial features. Then he analyzes everything and covers every single base to offer the best service possible to his clients. Fabio is definitely a visionary who has followed his dreams. Today he has two salons in New York. Fabio also cares about the health and safety of his clients during times such as these. He makes sure that clients have a protocol when they come in. He stays updated with the guidelines and measures the temperature of all who enter his premises, and everyone wears a mask as well as keeping 6 feet distance between the stations. Fabio's future dream His plan for the future is to grow the Fabio Scalia brand in the most important cities in the world where he can be and become a pioneer and inspiration for young hairdressers who want to pursue this career and make it a treasure. Fabio also wants to be able to give a wonderful opportunity to those, who for one reason or another, perhaps do not believe in themselves or do not believe that they can have a nice and lucrative professional future by doing hair. He hopes to be an inspiration to all. Read the full interview of our famous "hairapist" here.

As the shadows lengthen, the days shorten, and a refreshing chill settles in around New York, many of us begin to think about changing our look to match the season. As some of the most popular hair treatments available, highlights and lowlights are often at the top of the list when re-evaluating your look. But what are the differences between the two? And what hair colors do they each complement best? Let’s take a dive in to your autumnal hair-coloring options. What are Highlights? Highlights are a look defined by lightened strands of hair that are often separated from the base, darker hair color and then have some sort of lightener applied using foil. Highlights are named so because of the contrast that they provide against your natural color, and are excellent for a more solid and brighter look. Ideally, highlights are 2-3 shades brighter than the surrounding hair, which means that they range from “honey to golden to caramel for brunettes; for redheads, something in the strawberry blonde category is usually gorgeous, and for blondes, they air on the side of bright-blonde and platinum.” While you can certainly highlight your hair for the fall, highlights do impart a sun-kissed effect on hair and have a brightening effect, which makes them more popular in the summertime. That said, you’ll also stand out in the fall should you opt for the more rare flaxen locks-look. What are Lowlights? Lowlights are dyed sections of hair that are darker than your base color. As with highlights, a hair treatment (in this case, a dye) is applied, typically with foil. The result is generally added dimension or depth, as the darker strands of hair create a shadowed effect.  When it comes to lowlights, the darker colors are typically spread throughout the hair more evenly, which adds more subtlety to your overall look, as opposed to highlights. Lowlights are often 2-3 shades darker than your base color. What Hair Colors and Situations Are Lowlights Best Suited To? Generally speaking, lowlights tend to be more popular in the autumn and winter because the depth, darker tones and more subdued feel of the season is mirrored by the style. While bright highlights are evocative of the sun, dying your hair darker – in segments - gives a more warm but still playful autumnal feel to your appearance. Whether you want to make a post-summer statement with highlights, or blend in with the fashion-forward crowd as the days grow short, you can do so at either of Fabio Scalia’s NYC salons! Where Can I Get Highlights & Lowlights 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, highlights, lowlights, 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 look, today!        

We all notice those times when our hair appears to be uncooperative, and slightly difficult to manage. If you have straight hair, you may notice that some strands just seem to stray off from the rest of the hair. Additionally, if you have curly hair, some curls just don’t fit into the rest- that is frizzy hair. Essentially, hair frizz has been debated by a lot of people including hair care professionals. The argument about whether or not frizz is okay for various hair types depends on what is in vogue at the time. The reason is that there are a couple of reasons underlying hair frizz and some of those reasons are no fault of the bearer. Reasons like genetics, health, and damage, and weather conditions all affect hair frizz. However, regardless of what the reason behind the hair frizz may be, everyone just loves it when all of their hair just sits well. And this goes for whether or not your hair is straight or curly. In this blog post, we will be discussing the top five ways to prevent frizzy hair. Keep reading to find out more about frizzy hair and how you can manage yours. What is Frizzy Hair? Frizzy hair is a hair type that contains strands that appear not to align with the others. Essentially, the frizz is created by strands of hair that either stands up or curls separately and creates some irregular texture. As a result, some people naturally have frizzy hair while others do not. However, the best approach to managing frizzy hair is to identify the cause of the hair frizz. Below are a few causes of frizzy hair.  Causes of Frizz Hair damage Hair breakage and split ends are the first liners when it comes to hair damage. Also, hair damage is one of the fundamental causes of hair frizz. Essentially, several factors can damage hair. Things like, using harsh chemicals, excessive heating agents, and rough brushing can all cause damage to the hair. Therefore, every hair requires mild handling and care with product selection to avoid hair breakage and split ends. Humid and dry weather conditions Quite many people have no idea that the weather condition per season significantly affects hair health and maintenance. As a result, the hair is more likely to frizz during humid and dry weather conditions. The reason is that heat is one of the primary causes of frizzy hair due to excessive opening up of the hair follicles and consequent boiling of the hair proteins. All of which causes moisture to go up the hair shaft and cause it to swell and split up leading to hair frizz.  Top 5 ways to prevent frizzy hair Preventing frizzy hair is not as complicated as most people think. The reason is that knowledge of what can cause your hair to frizz can help you with better hair care and frizz management techniques. If you wonder how to prevent frizzy hair; here are our top five ways. Be particular and intentional about your choice of hair care products. Minimize exposing your hair to heat, especially excessive heat from styling Take care of your nutritional needs and always stay well hydrated Incorporate a good quality hair conditioner or mask in your hair care routine Invest in a good quality frizz protectant if you reside in a humid climate, like Kerastase.   Even though frizz can seem like such a pain to deal with, it is not the worst of hair issues because it is pretty easy to manage. Always be gentle with your hair and watch it appreciate you in return. For a consultation on your hair or products, contact us today.