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Protecting the integrity of our client’s hair has always been at the core of our philosophy. Choosing the correct hair brush for your hair is imperative to maintaining your hair looking beautiful and feeling healthy. SoHo salon hair stylist Rene Villalta shares some hair brush magic. He demonstrates how to properly use a round brush to get a beautiful smooth finish without using a flat iron on model Samara. Click here to check out the video of Samara’s visit. What hair stylists recommend Rene shares, “round hair brushes help to tame frizz and deliver bounce and shine to your hair. I always recommend using natural boar bristle for the optimal blow dry results!” How about for fine hair? Brooklyn Heights hair stylist Antonio Juarez agrees, “natural boar bristle brush is a great option for all hair types." "For fine hair, I would stick with boar bristle as well, my only recommendation is to make sure that the bristle patterns are not too aligned and compacted too close to each other, a more scattered bristle is best for fine hair because it doesn't create too much tension or pull on the hair.” Also, when choosing the right brush remember that a wooden brush is always preferred not only is the quality of the brush better, but metal-based brushes can easily cause heat damage to already weaken hair. Nobody wants more breakage! One last tip Brooklyn Heights, lead stylist assistant Irina Barskaya shares an important tip when blow drying hair. “Work on your grip! A good blow dry starts with a good strong grip on the brush. Make sure you start close the root, and always work on your technique, make sure that the hair rolls into the brush as oppose to just pulling the hair down with the brush. It can be difficult to master at first but keep working on it and you’ll get that hang of it.” Now you know, if you want to protect the integrity and long-term health of your hair, a good hair brush is definitely well worth the investment! Check with your hairdresser in your next visit what he/she recommends for you. Click here to schedule your next visit

If you follow beauty trends and pop culture, we’re guessing you’ve seen “liquid hair” flowing through your social media feeds. It’s been featured on major online beauty publications, blogs and most notably seen on celebrities and social media influencers such as Kim Kardashian, Dua Lipa, Zendaya, Megan Fox and Cardi B. So, what is liquid hair? Just like it sounds, this style refers to hair that looks so soft and shiny that it reflects light like water. It visually “flows” and “ripples” like a water stream, or fountain of hair! The end result? Extra sleek, and extra glossy locks. How can I achieve this cool new style? The best way to wear this trend is with sleek pin-straight hair: think smooth blowout with a flat iron finish. An online deep dive would have you believe that the only way to achieve this look is by already having extremely straight hair, or by getting a keratin treatment. However, that is not the case. Anyone can rock this style—all types of hair, all types of texture. We asked our stylists at Fabio Scalia salons and this is what they recommend. “Take advantage of in-salon treatments! Many clients don’t even realize the arsenal of treatments available at their salons,” says Fabio. “Luxury hair care brands, such as L’Oreal’s Kerastase, invest huge amounts of resources on technology and science to come up with the latest haircare products that are truly miraculous.” Which treatment is best? For liquid hair, the K Water treatment by Kerastase is the perfect in-salon treatment to achieve the look. The best part is, unlike a keratin treatment (which can cost upward of $500), K Water is a $25 quick add-on treatment applied directly at the sink. Its breakthrough lamellar technology allows the liquid to act as a resurfacing solution. It instantly coats the hair upon contact, giving it an instant glossy, silky and smooth appearance. It is incredibly lightweight and leaves the hair feeling super fluid. See for yourself in this awesome video (on our Instagram) demonstrating impeccable liquid hair results created by Fabio himself with a K Water treatment.                So, the secret is out! Next time you visit the salon and want to give this trend a try, ask your hairstylist about this add-on treatment for the perfect blowout. Click here to book your next appointment.

Many consider February the “real” start of the New Year, because January always has a little lingering December energy (and, February is the start of the Lunar New Year, after all). Now that the February new year energy is in the air, nothing says change more than a new hairstyle. Today, we’re diving into one trending hair style that celebrities, trendsetters and influencers have been buzzing about been on: the Octopus Haircut. What is the Octopus Haircut? Just to give you a quick break down of what the Octopus Haircut is exactly, think about the shag but much less heavy at the bottom. The main volume of the style lies on the crown of the head and becomes stringy (like tentacles) as it travels down to the ends. Some are calling it a modern revamp of the iconic “Rachel” haircut popularized by “Friends” in the ’90s. “When doing a shag haircut, the layers are directed more towards the front, and the length is maintained in the back,” says Artistic Director Fabio Scalia. “The octopus haircut is more about creating a strong top layer that gives a round shape on the top and the length becomes visibly thinner as you travel down to the ends. There is a clear purposeful disconnection. That is what gives it the octopus appearance.” Who it's best for and why Next, we asked Fabio another key question—who can rock this hairstyle? Well, he says, anyone with the right attitude! Remember that owning a hairstyle is more than just blindly following trends, you must feel confident and empowered in it. If you feel you have that edgy side within you, give it a shot! Of course, It’s always a good idea to consult with your hairdresser, who can give you pointers or, better yet customize, the hairstyle to your facial features. According to Fabio, the octopus haircut can work on square, round and heart shape faces—with your face shape determining how short you go around the cheekbones. The good thing is the face framing can always be customized, so it is important to go to an experienced hairdresser who knows how to make it work for you. Who it's not recommended for and why Aside from facial structure and features, texture and maintenance also play a role. For instance, says Fabio, “if you hair is prone to natural frizz because of texture (curly/wavy) then I wouldn’t recommend the style because it’s going to look very unkempt. If that is that case, then you could consider getting a keratin hair treatment to smooth out your natural texture.” Furthermore, as Fabio points out there are certain types of hair that can take a lot of texture and layering without getting puffy, but that is not the case for everyone, so knowing how your specific texture will behave with this style is important. If your natural texture doesn’t cooperate with this style, then you have to take into consideration the amount of time it will take daily to blow dry and style your hair. If you tend to be very low maintenance with hair styling, then it might not be a match. Again—talk to your hairstylist! They can provide you with a myriad of options. If you decide to get this cut, here is what to talk to your stylist about In conclusion, the octopus haircut is all the rage and is likely to be one of the top cuts for this year. Curious if you can rock this edgy style? Book a trim with your hairstylist, and during the consultation have a chat about changing your look. Hairdressers are there to guide and help you make informed decisions. Some things you can ask them are: How would they customize the face framing layers; whether they think a center part, off center or blunt bangs is the best way to wear it; and also how to style it at home.  Now, are you ready to change your look? Click Here to book your next appointment  Click Here to check out our Instagram post about the Octopus Hair

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

Tips to keep hair healthy during cooler months During the colder months of the year, our hair can tend to suffer a bit. Hair thrives when it has a proper protein/moisture balance and the cold winter weather can throw off that balance and tip the scales, resulting in drier hair that is more prone to breakage. There are a few quick and easy changes we can implement into our routine that can really benefit to keep our hair healthy and help it adjust during the seasonal transition. Keep reading for some tips and tricks that we can incorporate to keep those locks flourishing all winter long! What is hair made of? Hair is a protein that our bodies create, surprisingly, for the unusual purpose of protection. Our bodies have evolved to produce hair as a barrier to assist in combating daily stressors that otherwise would be in direct contact with our skin, nostrils and eyes. Amazingly, the hair on our head innately grows longer than anywhere else on our bodies and this is the hair that most of us are the most concerned with. Today, this hair we use for expression and styling is made up of dead skin cells so keeping it well nourished is essential for maintaining its optimal wellbeing.  How cold weather wrecks our hair There are multiple reasons that the cold weather can be our hair’s worst enemy. Leaving the house with wet hair allows hair follicles to shrink and dry hair out in cooler temperatures Scalp issues such as dandruff or flaking Rough fabrics on sweaters and jackets that rub against hair and cause damage Hotter temperatures inside that create less humidity Ways to combat poor hair health in winter ·        Protein/Moisture balance Balanced protein and moisture levels are essential for the health and wellness of our hair. If our hair has too much protein, it becomes brittle and breaks easily upon handling. If our hair has too much moisture, it becomes gummy and stretches which causes limp hair. The sweet spot is right in the middle. A good rule of thumb is to do a regular protein treatment to ensure the protein level remains sufficient, and conditioning regularly to even out that protein that has been deposited. If your hair ever tips too far in one direction, you can implement the appropriate component to get your strands back on track. ·        Use moisturizing hair products Using moisturizing products assist our hair in retaining moisture throughout the day. The ingredients in our hair products are important as they determine the effectiveness of the product. The first 3 ingredients are what the product is mostly made up of. The first ingredient of a moisturizing hair product should be water or contain a substance that is heavily water based. By having water being the basis of the product, you can ensure that the product will actually moisturize the hair and not just sit on top. A pro tip: Warm your products before application for better penetration and add a light oil afterwards to seal in all that moisture! ·        Deep condition with steam Deep conditioning our hair is crucial, especially as temperatures start to drop. Traditional deep conditioning methods involve leaving the product in for extended amounts of time or intensifying it with heat. Adding steam instead of heat levels up moisture levels like no other. The steam more efficiently opens up the hair follicles and allows the products to penetrate more deeply than with dry heat or time alone. The best (and most inexpensive) way to steam your hair is to apply your conditioner as soon as you get in the shower and allow the steam from the hot water to do its job. If you would like to take this up a notch, you can purchase a hair steamer to sit under. Trust me, you wont regret it! ·        Use satin lined hoods and scarves Most of the clothing items that keep us warm and cozy in the winter are the worst for our hair. The reason is because the warmer materials like cotton and polyester that trap in heat, are rough and very harsh on our delicate strands. In the colder months when we are constantly bundled up, our hair can tend to repeatedly rub against these harsh materials all day long. This constant friction causes breakage and contributes to drier than normal hair. A way to combat this is to purchase satin lined hoods and scarves. The material is slick and gentle on our hair so we don’t have to worry about the friction causing breakage. Win win! Final thoughts Just because the weather is changing, it doesn’t mean that our hair has to suffer. We can easily enjoy mother nature’s gift and keep a head of healthy hair on our heads. Winter is actually an amazing time to establish a solid hair care regimen that we can sustain year round. Incorporating even one of these tips will make a massive impact on our hair after summer. When all else fails, remember that a trained hairstylist, like at one of our Salons, can always assist you in getting back on track. Happy hairing!

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.

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.    

How Often Should You Color Your Hair?  Whether you’re looking to dye your hair for the first time, or you’ve maintained color for years, how often you dye your hair is a huge factor in its long-term health. Color too often and you could be imparting lasting damage to your locks, but wait too long between dyes and that beautiful color could fade as your roots show through. Finding the perfect balance is important, so we’ve laid out the top three things Fabio Scalia Salon considers when it comes to deciding how long to wait between dyes. Why Does Finding the Perfect Salon Schedule Matter? Making sure you find your perfect salon schedule is important because improper use of dyes and colorings can lead to permanent damage of your hair follicles. Especially while using products that lighten hair or bleach hair, the sensitive cortex of your hair will become exposed and vulnerable. Using quality products can help mitigate this damage and prevent any extreme breakage. Finding and sticking to your perfect salon schedule is one of the best ways Fabio Scalia Salon recommends maintaining the health of your hair. Top Three Things to Consider When Creating Your Salon Schedule: • Your Natural Hair • Quality of Your Coloring Product • Your Personal Preferences Your Natural Hair The color of hair that naturally grows from your head, and the speed at which it grows, is a huge factor when deciding on your salon schedule. Hair typically grows at about half an inch per month, but that speed can vary from person to person. If your hair grows quicker, you may want to decrease the time between salon visits to prevent your roots from showing too much. The texture and health of your natural hair must also be considered. If your natural hair is already dry and damaged, you will need to be careful not to overuse dyes. Using quality products on your hair will greatly increase the health of your hair and allow you to use dyes without much damage. Quality of Your Coloring Products If you use bleaching or lightening products on your hair, meaning you go from a darker shade to a lighter one, you should not exceed using the dye more than once per four to six weeks. If possible, waiting closer to six weeks is preferable. Using high quality products on your hair, whether going lighter or darker, will always help maintain the health of your hair. Another option to consider is using semi-permanent dyes. They tend to be more forgiving than their permanent counterparts, and often cause less damage. Your Personal Preferences Like we mentioned before, the speed at which your roots come through is a big factor in deciding on your salon schedule. If you don’t mind your roots showing, then waiting longer between visits works great. If you’d like to minimize your natural hair coming through, then decrease the time between visits. Taking all things into consideration, your perfect salon schedule will likely fall within the range of one visit for every four to six weeks. It’s always a good idea to consult with your hairdresser or stylist once you’ve considered our top three factors for finding your perfect salon schedule.   Check out our SOHO salon near Tribeca and Nolita, NY!