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December 2021

Jaw-Dropping Hairstyles for the New You New Years is here, and you know what that means…new year, new you, and most certainly new do’. At Fabio Scalia’s upscale salon, turn your holiday hair dreams into a reality by booking one of his deluxe hair treatments.  Looking for shape? Volume? How about a little spice? Or maybe you’re into a sophisticated, chic look. No matter what you’re going for to kick 2022 off to a good start, you’ll be dazzled by the amazing work of Fabio, whose hair styling magic will make jaws drop to the floor. What’s Hot Wavy Bob The wavy bob is a hot trend right now. It’s a great way to freshen up the locks and cut off any dead ends, so your hair can grow healthy and strong. Serve up that look of posh and add some extra flare by considering front bangs with the wavy bob. Lace Side Double-Braided Ponytail This lace braid and ponytail combo screams luxury. If you want to spice up a regular ponytail with some added elegance, you can’t go wrong with this look. Regardless of hair length, this double-braided side look is achievable, not to mention it will make you feel positively royal.  Braided Low Bun Sophisticated in the front, party in the back. The best part about this style is that once you decide to take down the low bun and braids, just throw in some dry shampoo and you’ll have gorgeous crimped hair that continues to radiate long after you get it styled.  Braided Chignon This braided chignon provides a classic look that you can dress up or down for any occasion. Add a little glam by adding a metallic scarf or tinsel, dress it up with a solid color to match your outfit, or make it playful with a patterned or animal print scarf. This look is perfect if you plan to do a lot of dancing, as it really keeps everything tight and together.  Half-Up Bouffant Looking to keep it simple? Go with a straight haired look with a punch–add a bouffant to your half-up hairdo. You can get creative with the back of the hair and bangs for this one, or let the bouffant do the talking. The bouffant is a touch of sleek, a touch of chic. High Ponytail Want to feel extra empowered? This girl boss hairdo will instantly help you achieve that “I’m-a-badass” energy. Smooth and glossy on top to keep in those flyaways, and shiny throughout. With every stride, you’ll be gracefully swinging that beautiful, strong hair of yours, and people won’t be able to help themselves from noticing your female power. Why Freshen Up? Confidence Booster The holidays bring a whole range of emotions. With a year in review and a new one on the horizon, having a boost of confidence surprisingly helps things feel a lot easier. When we are confident, we are able to perform better, and show up for ourselves and others in a entire new light. We want that energy coming into a new era, don’t we? That’s right, we do. Rejuvenate Your Locks It’s time to cut off those loose and dead ends and make room for new growth, for both your hair and your life at large. Say goodbye to monotony and give yourself the hair lift you need to let your roots and bad self thrive. Fresh and Flirty Going through a break-up or divorce, or dealing with some unfortunate events in your life? Cheer yourself up with the gift of a first-rate hairstyling from one of the best hairdressers in New York. Feel vivacious and flirtatious with an exciting new style that you might not otherwise think to try. Fabio is one of the finest hairdressers in Soho, and his technique will have you walking out of the salon feeling like a million–no, a timeless piece. Wrap Up When January comes, you know what that means; out with the old, in with the new. It’s only your civic duty to get glamorous and do a little housekeeping for the hair. If you’re eager for a little hair Feng Shui and a spritz of glitz, book an appointment with Fabio ASAP at his upscale salon in Soho or Brooklyn. It’s time to strut into the new year with style and prestige.

Own your individuality and what looks best, not what GenZ thinks  Like all the young, trendsetting and outspoken generations before it, GenZ is quick to point out their opinions—to the world, and anyone who will listen—about what is in, and what is most definitely out (aka, “cheugy”). To that point, a main topic of TikTok beauty discussion earlier this year was centered around hair part location: Center vs. Side. As always, the TikTok community doesn’t disappoint in terms of a fun and engaging discourse, with users sharing their own videos rocking a center part and/or a side part.  However, the overall takeaway and headline was: this generation’s POV is that “absolutely no one looks better with a side part.” Bold statement, as is the latest this month, which asserts that blonde hair is pathetically untrendy (see below).  To clear the air, we asked Fabio about his opinion, as creative director, and he shared these crucial points to consider next time you attempt to change the way you style or color your hair.  ‘Part’ing Ways with Trends According to Fabio, however you want to part your hair is the right way. The argument that parting your hair a certain way speaks to how old you are, or how out of touch you are with current trends, is close-minded and limiting. “The way you part your hair should be 100% driven by not age or trends, but by face shape, features, bone structure, hair type, and even lifestyle,” he says.  Fabio Scalia hairdressers stand behind a brand philosophy centered around customizing services to fit a client’s unique features, lifestyle, and personality. “Hair should be easy, comfortable and chic,” says Fabio. “We want you to love living with your hair.” Fabio Scalia trains his team to identify each client’s unique features to create a look that is comfortable and accessible to the that client. Trends can effectively serve as guidelines for experimenting or opening your eyes to something you never considered prior, but they should never be benchmarks for taste or what looks good. “What works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another,” Fabio continues. “Proportions plays a huge role when I am crafting a haircut or style for a client. I like to focus on what looks good, not on what is trending.” For Fabio, a true sense of beauty comes together via proportions, line, and order.  According to Fabio, a side part softens facial features, it can also be used to create volume and highlight certain parts of the face. Side part allows for more versatility in styling and works best on a person with a longer face.  “In my opinion, a part that is slightly off the center looks more fashionable and much more natural. If you want to try a center part, you can do a center part halfway to the crown, or all the way to the back of the crown, which creates a sleeker, flatter look. But regardless of where you decide to part your hair, what’s important is that the overall style looks good on your face and accentuates your unique facial features.”  A final look: Check out this video, where Fabio demonstrates a versatile part—which is a great way to change your look without committing to a new cut.  Do Brunettes Now Have More Fun?  In a recent New York Post article, Gen Z crowds declared blonde hair untrendy. While color and trends go hand in hand to a certain degree, “color, like a haircut, also requires its own proportions and cardinal points of reference,” says Fabio. “When looking for a hair color that looks good on you, you must observe things like eye color, skin complexion, and even your lifestyle (for instance, are you in the pool often, how frequently do you wash your hair, or how often would color maintenance require you to visit the salon).” Trends often make people think irrationally: A very basic concept is that some people look better as blondes, some people look better with red hair, and others look better with dark hair. At the end, is not about looking toward trends but what looks good on the individual person (and what makes you feel good!).  Looking Back  As a real-world example of why not to blindly gravitate toward what’s trending versus what looks good on you, Fabio brought up the example of “skinny jeans.”  “These jeans became popular and ubiquitous,” he says. “Everybody was wearing them. However skinny jeans don’t look good on everyone. They are very flattering on some people but certainly not everybody. Similarly, now that baggy styles are ‘in,’ they don’t look good on everyone either. Styles and trends are not a one size fits all.”  Fabio’s final words of advice are to seek out the opinion of salon professionals and experts. Don’t just rely on the opinions of social media influencers, many of whom position themselves as experts simply because they have a voice.  In short: Trends are meant to guide, modernize, tweak and put fun twists on classic styles. Next time you ponder on the idea of changing your hairstyle or color, take the time to look in the mirror and really think “will that really look good on me?” 

Leveraging Hair Masks to Keep Hair Lustrous and Silky Amid NYC’s Fluctuating Weather Humidity in the Summer, dry, crisp air in the winter, and precipitation year round; NYC can be both multifaceted and unpredictable when it comes to weather, and our hair is likely to suffer the consequences. If you are noticing excessive dryness, frizziness, or brittle hair due to changes in the weather, you should consider using hair masks to rehydrate your locks.  Renowned salon artist Fabio Scalia is all too familiar with how the weather in NYC can create problems for his clients hair. That is why Fabio solely uses high-end and aromatic products such as Kératase Paris at his upscale salons in SoHo and Brooklyn. Fabio is dedicated to his clients and prides himself on his ability to transform damaged hair into irresistibly soft and hydrated locks, so they leave the salon feeling rejuvenated and exceptionally confident. But what is a hair mask, and why else might you want to try using one? What is a Hair Mask? Hair masks are essentially a super conditioner that you let marinate in your hair anywhere from 5 minutes to overnight. The primary goal of these is to boost the condition of your hair, through alimentary nutrients so it can strengthen and shine while simultaneously feeling smooth to the touch. Generally, hair masks consist of a mixture of butters or oils (and water) that provide intense hydration, conditioning ingredients, hair strengtheners, and various ingredients that make hair silky soft. Each hair mask has its own instructions and application processes. Some require your hair to be wet, others suggest applying while your hair is dry. Where you apply also depends on which mask you use, as some deep conditioning treatments are scalp and root specific whereas others are focused on hydrating your ends. Always read labels and ingredients prior to application. Who Should Use One? While the best candidates for hair masks are those with dry, coarse, curly, over-processed, color-treated, or hair damaged from heat styling, there are countless other reasons you might want to use one of these.  Environmental factors and just living daily life can contribute to hair damage. UV rays from the sun can cause dullness and breakage, as well as scalp dryness. Cooling or heating devices can be a culprit for damaged hair–including but not limited to air conditioners, hair dryers, straighteners, and curlers. And of course being submerged in water provides its own challenges for hair care; Chlorine from a pool can strip your hair of its natural protective oils, the ocean can be extremely drying, and water in general can suck moisture from your scalp, causing dryness from your roots. But it doesn’t stop there–there are a variety of other factors that contribute to dry, brittle hair and fragile hair. Using low quality products can make or break your hair (literally), drastic temperatures such as scalding hot water can be damaging as it leaves hair cuticles exposed to the elements and more susceptible to damage. Simple things such as brushing hair while it’s wet, wearing rough fabrics, or using hair tools like tight rubber bands can cause breakage and dryness. Matter of fact is, pretty much anyone can and should use a hair mask. Weather aside, just going about living our daily lives can be a burden on our hair. It is crucial to make small shifts in our daily habits so that we can limit the damage. One small shift would be to incorporate hair masks more often. Benefits of Using a Hair Mask Nourish and Moisturize Hair masks give your hair a new breath of life. You’ll notice a dramatic difference in the shine of your hair, leaving Fabio’s salon feeling and looking positively radiant. Moisturizing products will allow your hair to retain more moisture throughout the day, acting as a protectant against environmental extremities and other potentially damaging factors such as those listed above.  Reduce Breakage and Overall Damage Hair masks are a tried and true way to strengthen your hair. The effects of a hair mask will be noticeable both in appearance and in durability. If you are blasting your hair dryer or using other heat products, you need a protectant like the Kératase Severely Dry Hair Set to keep from damaging your hair.  Heal Your Scalp A hydrated scalp means less dandruff, itchiness, and overall dryness. Hair masks will reinvigorate your roots and encourage hair growth. Maintain Shine and Luxurious Glow Use a hair mask once and you will see how it can energize your hair, creating a shiny and decadent glow to liven up your locks. Eliminate Frizz Hair masks help combat frizz–especially in places like NYC–by creating a barrier that seals in essential hydration whilst keeping out moisture from the environment. Reduce Tangles Hair masks help soften your hair and make it much easier to comb through. Say goodbye to tangles! Frequency of Use Hair masks aren’t a one and done deal. It is important to integrate these into your weekly or biweekly haircare routine to ensure your locks stay moisturized and protected. If you have fine or lightly textured hair, you should implement hair masks once a week. If you have more natural texture, try utilizing hair masks twice a week. If you have severely damaged hair due to coloring, product damage, sun damage, etc., consider using hair masks more frequently, even up to three times a week. Fabio’s Premium Hair Mask Treatment Hair masks are a great supplemental treatment to provide extra shine and protection when you are coming in for a cut, style, or color.  Of course, you can create DIY hair masks at home. However nothing compares to the treatment you will receive at Fabio’s luxury salon, where you can relax knowing your hair will be taken care of. As an upscale hair stylist, Fabio goes great lengths to ensure his clients leave the studio with jaw dropping hair. Are you ready to revive your hair? Fabio offers premium hair and scalp treatments and hair masks that are sure to turn your hair from oh damn to glam. Book an appointment with Fabio today to combat the harsh factors you are regularly

A trend currently being noticed is that blondes are covering their summer highlights. They are yearning for darker roots in the cold fall and winter weather. One model changed from blonde balayage back to darker roots. Many women are simply seeking a change that will accommodate the emotional feeling that sometimes accompany the passing of summer. Darker hair can accentuate your eyes, and may also spark a sense of new pleasure as you embark upon a new season. A gradual, subtle change in color can be addressed Be aware that a sudden, drastic change may not be what you have in mind. Initially, a subtle difference in color would be your best choice, until the desired application is achieved. The colorists at Fabio Scalia Salons in New York specialize in providing the color that is tailored to your liking and will guide you in that direction. So, scheduling a consultation for changing hair to darker roots for colder weather is a vital step that you might want to take. Darker hair seems to be in demand for colder weather Many colorists have observed that their clients are turning away from summer highlights, and changing their hair to darker roots for the colder weather. One reason might be that by the end of the summer season your hair may be bleached out and no longer compliment your complexion. Instead of radiating light (like when on a beach or walking in a park), lighter strands of hair seem to consume light, whereas dark hair tends to bring out luster, glow, and volume in the fall and winter seasons. You'd want to book your appointment now at the following addresses to successfully transition from your summer highlights to darker roots for colder weather: SoHo 311 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 (646) 904-5692 Brooklyn Heights 148 Montague Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 305-4743