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In our last blog post we talked about what makes for a successful hair salon visit. A good salon visit leaves you feeling beautiful and reinvigorated. The hair diagnosis is the most crucial step of the salon consultation. Why is a hair diagnosis important? The whole idea behind a hair diagnosis is for the stylist to determine the best course of action to address the current issues you are experiencing with your hair and scalp. At Fabio Scalia salons, our aim is to provide a personalized hair care regimen that is unique to your hair concerns. Is hair diagnosis just another fancy word for a salon consultation? Good question! A hair diagnosis is much more thorough and comprehensive. During a diagnosis the hairdresser will take a closer look at your scalp and hair fiber.Furthermore, it lets the stylist determine what are the most appropriate and beneficial treatments for you, as well as the right products for you to use at home. Photos by Riccardo PiazzaThe Final ResultsHair Styling by Samantha Gradilone in our Brooklyn Heights salonPhoto by Riccardo PiazzaThink about this next time you visit the salon! Drop a comment below, and book your next appointment by clicking right here. 

Have you ever wondered what designates a successful salon visit? For starters, a good hair stylist will always ask, 'how does the haircut make you feel?' A good hairdo should never feel overpowering or overwhelming. On the contrary, a good haircut makes you feel bold and empowered.In times of COVID, wherein mask wearing has become a prerequisite for stepping outside, the importance of the hairdo as an identifier has soared. We find many clients asking for a haircut that makes them recognizable, even while wearing a face mask. A great example is Anna Wintour and her iconic bob. The hair style has become not only a staple of her unique style but an instant identifier in a social context. "After months of lockdown, I find many of my clients are feeling much more daring and willing to try out new things when they visit the salon"Giuseppe Bicceri, Fabio Scalia SoHoA good hairdresser recognizes the subtle and unique traits in a client. They use these observations as the starting point to create a hairdo that not only looks good but most importantly that feels authentic to the person. Think about this next time you visit the salon! Drop a comment below, and book your next appointment by clicking right here. 

Fabio Scalia salons is happy to introduce Mirian Lima. Mirian is a New York based hair artist. She recently joined our SoHo salon. We are very excited to share with you some of her work and inspiration. The level of experience Mirian brings to the Fabio Scalia brand is plentiful. With 27 years of experience under her belt, it is safe to call her a veteran in the industry.For Mirian working in a hair salon that prioritizes education is the best way to stay current and up-to-date with trends and techniques. “Working within a salon has many advantages. I’ve gained so much insight and knowledge from working closely with a team that is as passionate about hair as me. We experiment and learn together, share classes and education resources. We support and assist each other. It’s a great sense of community!” The most rewarding part of her job is making her clients feel better than when they first came in. Mirian understands the power a transformation can have on a person’s entire outlook. She loves giving her clients that boost of confidence. “The look on their face after a makeover it’s priceless!” In terms of specialization, Mirian is a hair artist, she does it all and her loyal client base is proof of her versatility. Furthermore, being Dominican, Mirian understands the relationship women of color have with their hair. Thus, she draws enjoyment from working with ethnic and textured hair. She is adept with keratin treatments and her true passion is color. She uses different techniques and shades and aims to create a most natural look. Mirian Lima is available for bookings in the Fabio Scalia SoHo salon. Located at 311 W Broadway New York, NYTo book an appointment call 212-343-0523 or click here to book online. 

Fabio Scalia is thrilled to welcome Veigas to our SoHo salon team. Veigas is an incredibly talented hair stylist that has been working in the hair industry for the last ten years. I sat down with her to chat a little bit about all things hair.“As a hair stylist you must not only understand what your client wants, but in order to deliver that you must first gain a clear view of their lifestyle, personality, attitudes, interests, the way they carry themselves. These are all the things I like to find out before creating a look for someone.” For Veigas, being a good listener is a requisite to become a successful hair stylist. She agrees, "the consultation is the most vital part of the hair salon visit." It is during consultation that she is able to delve into the world of the client.Her determination and drive is fueled by inspiration. Her own professional experiences have taught her that education feeds inspiration. Thus, Veigas is a strong believer in the power of constant education. She emphasizes that remaining ahead of the curve and on top of trends is what sets apart the top hairstylists from the rest.Veigas is available for bookings in the Fabio Scalia SoHo salon. Located at 311 W Broadway New York, NYTo book an appointment call 212-343-0523 or click here to book online. 

For the last couple weeks, New York City residents have been slowly resuming their lives. For many, visiting the hair salon falls at the top of the priority list. However, for many people leaving the house is still a source of anxiety and hesitation. If you are one of those people who has chosen to stay home for the time being, this blog post is for you! Because staying home shouldn’t mean neglecting your hair care. We’ve previously discussed the incredible Kerastase Fusio-Dose in-salon treatment. Fusio-Dose is well known for providing an instant hair transformation that you can see and feel. For many clients getting a Fusio-Dose treatment is a must when visiting the salon. But, did you know that your hairdresser can customize a 4-week at-home regimen specifically made for you? Fabio Scalia salons carry the Fusio-Dose Homelab. This box kit includes 4 doses of booster and 4 doses of concentrate. Mix the booster and the concentrate and voila you have a 4-week regimen that will nourish your hair and leave it completely transformed. Tailor-made for youThe boosters and concentres are prescribed by your stylist. According to Kerastase there are about 20 customizable solutions for every hair needs! So whether your hair lacks density, nutrition, strength, shine, brilliance, texture, etc. the Fusio-Dose Homelab can help you restore the quality of your hair. Normally, the stylist assesses the condition of your hair in the salon and chooses the treatment blends that are best suited for you. However, in order to cater to those clients that are at home, we are currently offering virtual video consultations with a Fabio Scalia stylist. Once the stylist determines the best blend for you, we will ship your Homelab box to you. Check out the video below that shows you how easy it is to use at home. https://youtu.be/nniVkIqJN6oSchedule your appointment with us todayFabio Scalia is an upscale hair salon in SoHo and Brooklyn Heights. We offer services such as haircuts, styling, balayage, coloring and extensions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ys1LjkLgrxMSummer is around the corner and the most popular transformation for the season is to go for brighter hair. What we often tend to forget is that going too light too fast will always compromise the integrity of your hair. Hence, for this week's blog we listed 4 Steps that will help you get to bright and healthy hair without the damage.1. Go to a professional hair coloristTo get that perfect hair color is an art of chemistry. A professional hair colorist that actually knows what they are doing and have experience is of the utmost necessity. Furthermore, a professional hair colorist will always conduct a detailed consultation and will take into consideration the current state of your hair. We can never stress enough the importance of a thorough consultation. 2. Plan aheadDepending on how light you want to go with your color, it is always recommended to go lighter in stages, rather than doing a complete drastic transformation in one sitting, which will undoubtedly damage your hair. Lightning your hair progressively will keep your hair healthy and strong. Remember that good things takes time!3. Routine moisturizing treatments are a must Every time you color your hair it's very important to conduct routine hair treatments to keep your hair healthy and moisturized. At Fabio Scalia salons, we offer hair treatments and masks that address all types of problems. Some of our favorites are Kerastase's K-Water Treatment for glow or the Fusio-Dose for rich moisture and strengthening the hair fibers. 4. Use the right productsAfter care products for colored hair are so important to maintain your color and your hair healthy. Our stylists at Fabio Scalia will always help to guide you toward the right products you should use for the best result for your hair.Schedule your appointment with us todayCheck out the video to see the process in action. If you have any questions please drop a comment below!Fabio Scalia is an upscale hair salon in SoHo and Brooklyn Heights, New York. We offer services such as haircuts, styling, balayage, coloring and extensions.

 Meet Mellisa Goodwin We met with model and actress Mellisa Goodwin to talk about hair color. Hair pigment changes in the hair are very common. However, we don't speak enough about how common it is for people in their twenties to experience these changes as well. Mellisa's started to notice some hair pigment changes in her hair a few months back. Understandably, the problem became worrisome and made her very anxious. The right way to tackle the problemIf you start to notice pigment changes in your hair color, do not panic! It's very common and can have many different reasons behind it. One of the most common reasons is stress, autoimmune diseases or if you are vitamin deficient. We found a great article that explains the most common reasons here!Mellisa used box color dye in order to take care of the problem. This is the wrong way to approach the problem. You always want to go to a professional hair colorist. They are experts in understanding hair pigment changes and how the hair reacts to chemicals. Consult with them before you put anything in your hair. Box color did not give Mellisa the result that she had hoped for. Instead if left her with undesirable color bends in her hair. This is where our color specialist Giulia stepped in to make sure Mellisa would get the hair color she desired. The Process Giulia's first step in the process was to start by removing the pigment from her previous box color dye. Then, she did a single process color which takes care of the base color. After, Giulia followed with a balayage technique aimed at correcting the color bends imprinted by the box color dye. The balayage technique allowed Giulia to break the bends and blend everything nicely together. Finally, Giulia added a gloss to tone it all down and give it a nice shine!Press play to check out the process and please comment below for any questions, and you are always welcome for a hair consultation if you are uncertain of your hair!  Schedule your appointment with us today Check out the video to see the process in action. If you have any questions please drop a comment below! Fabio Scalia is an upscale hair salon in SoHo and Brooklyn Heights, New York. We offer services such as haircuts, styling, balayage, coloring and extensions.

With today's endless product options and techniques to choose from, it can be somewhat perplexing as to why it’s important to invest money in hair health. In order to save money in the long run and maintain beautiful, healthy hair for years to come, it’s key to invest in both the right stylist and the right products. At Fabio Scalia, we utilize proven techniques that will help bring your hair back to all its glory.  Your hair is complex Your hair is an important part of your overall image. Understanding the complex components of your hair is something an expert stylist can help you with. Everyone requires different products and styling techniques to maintain optimal health and appearance. No two individuals may be able to perform the same exact hair care routine. Drugstore brands or products with various harmful ingredients may not only be stripping the hair of vital nutrients; they can also cause long term damage by weakening the overall structure of the follicle. This causes hair growth to slow down, as well as dull hair and split ends to show up in its place. Especially during months where we experience colder temperatures. Extreme temperatures weaken the hair structure and lead to a dry, itchy scalp. It’s fundamental to use high-quality products that prevent breakage and keep your hair moisturized. Using the right products Simply using the same shampoo or conditioner as a friend or family member can actually be causing long term damage to your hair. According to the Journal for Investigative Dermatology, “Loss of luster, frizz, split ends, and other hair problems are particularly prevalent among people who repeatedly alter the natural style of their hair or among people with hair that is intrinsically weak” (Sinclair, 2007). Products like Kérastase offer a myriad of products that restore and protect your hair right down to the follicle. We offer products that are ideal for both renewing the look of your hair, as well as rebuilding its structure. Importantly, science notes that using certain hair products is fundamental to improving hair health.   Investing in the right tools In order to understand why spending a little extra cash from the start will help you save lots in the long run, it’s important to know what your hair is comprised of. Hair is made up of a protein called Keratin, also found in our nails and skin, according to L’Oreal Paris. The actual structure of the hair consists of a variety of complex structures, from the hair follicle to the blub, as well as the hair shaft, where your cells reproduce to create more hair (see this link for more info). According to Design Essentials, various hair tools and chemical processes can damage the cuticle layer of the hair. That’s why it’s crucial to invest in both the right stylist and the best products that are ideal for your hair type. Not all products are made with the best ingredients. Your diet, stress level, and various other factors also play a major role in hair growth and appearance. Additionally, taking a daily supplement, such as Nutrafol, sold at Fabio Scalia Salon, can restore hair growth and maintain hair wellness. "Haircare can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be! Utilizing the right stylist, products and supplements will keep your hair healthy and its appearance voluminous and shiny. Book an appointment with us today and begin the journey to optimal hair health." – Fabio Scalia Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights Fabio Scalia is an upscale hair salon in SoHo and Brooklyn Heights, New York. We offer services such as haircuts, styling, balayage, coloring and extensions    Michael DeSalvo Fabio Scalia Salons

If you want healthy, full and shiny hair, your scalp needs to be free from unnecessary clogging and pollution. In last week’s blog post, our Fabio Scalia salon team talked about The Kérastase Products You Need and Why. In addition to the “must-have” products mentioned last week, Kérastase has developed a new essential in-salon service for healthy and clean manes. The “Fusio Scrub” deeply cleanses the hair and scalp from dirt, grease, and pollution. In other words, it’s your solution against lifeless lengths.  Depending on if your scalp is oily or dry and sensitive, your hairdresser will pick the scrub prescription for you. If you tend to get oily scalp quickly, you would go for the “Scrub Energisant. + recommended hair oil.” It is an energizing sea salt scrub that provides long-lasting results as it deeply cleanses the scalp from dirt and other impurities. If you tend to have a dry and sensitive scalp, then the “Scrub Apaisant” + recommended hair oil would be your pick. This one also cleanses the scalp on a deep level but in contrast to the previous mentioned, this one is relaxing with sweet orange peel with calming and hydrating effects.  The following steps in this in-salon service would be the fusio-dose treatment that will give your hair that extra boost it needs. This, followed by a primer to protect your hair. In order to maintain the long-lasting results, clients are recommended the take-home scrub and use it once a week.  Want a healthy and detoxified scalp? Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights Fabio Scalia is an upscale hair salon in SoHo and Brooklyn Heights, New York. We offer services such as haircuts, styling, balayage, coloring and extensions

At Fabio Scalia salons, our goal is simple: exceptional hair for every individual. Hence, we proudly endorse L'Oreal's Kerastase line of hair products. Kerastase offers a diverse range of hair care lines that are made specifically to tackle every type of issue a stylist might encounter with their clients' hair.Hair is often complex when it should be easy, comfortable and chic. In order to maintain long-term health and integrity of hair, proper hair care products are a necessity.“I am amazed by how good the Kerastase hair products actually work. As hair professionals in New York City, it is our job to anticipate our client’s hair needs and prescribe the best solution to their problems. For this reason, I love working with Kerastase hair products. Mainly because, I find Kerastase to be a highly innovative company. Furthermore, their products are science driven and contain active ingredients that perform every time. Also, the price point for these products is very reasonable! Which is amazing considering these are very high end luxury lines. If I had to recommend 3 products for our clients to invest in, it would be the Fluidissime Anti-Frizz spray from the Discipline line, the Densimorphose thickening mousse from the Densifique line, and the latest addition to the Nutritive line: the 8 -Hour Magic night serum”-– Fabio Scalia Provides anti-frizz protection for up to 72 hours Up to 450°F of thermal hair protection Provides beautiful shineImproves hair texture Provides shine and thicknessLeaves a soft touch for a sensitive scalpDelivers 8 hours of overnight hair nourishment Softens the hair and makes it easier to manageEasily detangles hair   Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights Fabio Scalia is an upscale hair salon in SoHo and Brooklyn Heights, New York. We offer services such as haircuts, styling, balayage, coloring and extensions