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The secret is out: Having a professional hair color service doesn’t always mean spending all of your free time in the salon. Here, we’re going to discuss five different hair color ideas that look high maintenance, but are actually easy to maintain. Changing your hair is the best way to keep your look interesting and fresh; but while all hair changes require a little bit of upkeep, some colors and techniques require more frequent salon visits than others. As much as we love seeing our clients often, we know that your hair is not the only thing on your busy agenda, so we’ve compiled the most low-maintenance hair colors so that you can change your look without filling up your schedule with hair appointments.  Balayage Balayage, a hand-painted technique, is all about natural grow-out and it allows a seamless blend of the highlights to your natural hair. The highlights start really thin towards the roots, so that most of your root color remains natural, and gets thicker and heavier towards the ends so that you will still have the transformation you want. This allows you to have a bold or subtle change with more forgiving growth. And Fabio Scalia salons have a wealth of colorists known for the best balayage in NYC, such as Lucio Galano in our Soho salon. Call us to schedule a consultation!   Face-Framing Highlights Adding face-framing highlights stays away from the top of the head and adds dimension and brightness to the face. This is an easy way to add something fresh to your locks that only involves a small section of hair. Since the highlights will only be added around the front perimeter, the bold change literally “frames” your face. Low-maintenance bonus: This does not need to be retouched more than a couple of times a year. Pastel Ombre Looking for a fantasy color, but don’t want to have to come to the salon to get your roots done every couple of weeks? Pastel Ombre is a great application method to add a fun color to your hair without having to dye your whole head. This technique includes a balayage to hand-paint the bottom to a light blonde followed by the application of a direct dye in the color of your choice. As the fantasy color washes out, it will reveal the blonde balayage underneath, so you’d only have to come to the salon to touch up the pastel bits whenever you’re feeling the vibe!     Rich Brunette Don’t let the name fool you; you don’t have to spend all your money on maintenance for this one! Going darker always means easier upkeep. To bring more fullness to your locks, look no further than a glossy, warm brown. Caramel Highlights If you already have brunette hair but want to add some dimension and brightness, caramel highlights are the best option. When adding highlights to brown hair, the general rule is to stay within 2-3 shades of the base color so the caramels will blend seamlessly with your natural color. Hair tends to be naturally warm, so keeping the added highlights towards the warm, caramel side will help lessen harsh lines during your hair growth cycle. At our hair salon in Brooklyn, Rocco Crisci is your go-to for stunning caramel highlights!   To book your next appointment click here

With A-list celebrities such as Kendall Jenner and Zendaya adding red tones and tints to their hair, “going red” is shaping up to be one of the biggest hair crazes of 2022. And a big reason why this trend is booming right now is that so many different shades, hues, and intensities are possible, which makes it almost impossible to not find a shade that will suit you it ranges from a subtle strawberry blonde, to a bright cherry red, to a brown with warm undertones. If you’re inspired and are thinking about adding shades of red to your hair, or embracing and highlighting natural warm tones. Mirko Vergani, a colorist at Fabio Scalia Salons’ Soho location, sees red hair as “the ultimate luxury accessory.” He notes that clients with natural dark hair look great with dark shades of red — burgundy, dark burgundy, wine red, dark cherry, or reddish brown colors such as auburn. With all these options to choose from after deciding to hop on the trend, what’s the catch? Color Maintenance  According to Giulia Farella, master colorist at the Brooklyn Heights location, the hardest color to maintain is, without a doubt, red or copper since these colors tend to fade very quickly. This is great for a client that wants a temporary change, but if you fall in love with being a redhead and are going copper, you may have to make more trips to the salon for touch-ups. For example, if a brunette client is used to coming into the salon every 4-5 weeks for a single process root touch-up, a client who has red or copper hair—in order to maintain a vibrant shade of red—needs to come every 2-3 weeks to do a tint refresher. This would be a gloss treatment that adds pigment and shine to the hair without any breakage or damage. Next Steps! Don’t let this stop you from living your redhead dream, though! We have the tools and tips to prevent your hair from fading too quickly. Products formulated for colored hair help slow down the fading process when washing your hair in the shower, such as Kerastase’s Bain Absolu Respect shampoo and Fondant Cica Chroma conditioner. These are both great additions to your hair cleansing routine, and will keep your hair color fresh and clean. Click Here to book your next visit!

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  

Bain Divalent by Kerastase is a balancing, ultra-light shampoo that addresses oily roots and attacks dry ends. It purifies and clarifies the scalp by eliminating excess oils and odors that might be a result of product buildup and excessive oil treatments. Your hair will easily detangle, be nourished, and left soft, shiny, and brilliantly oil free. Can be used daily, and safe for all hair types The fibers of your weakened, sensitive, dull hair will be refreshed and regain the luster that was lost from over processing or outside air pollutants. Bain Divalent by Kerastase is carefully formulated without the use of silicone or animal testing. The amazing thing is that it is safe for all hair types, can be used daily, and the fragrance is mild and pleasant! These two key ingredients make all the difference Amino Acid: Balances hair fiber to gently cleanse; conditions and reinforces to limit oxidation stress. Will not strip the color away from your hair, and eases dandruff and itchiness. Much more importantly, it repairs and rebuilds damaged cuticles and improves the texture, elasticity and strength of your hair. Vitamin B6: Protects from external invaders that are usually the cause for addressing oily roots and bone-dry ends. Additionally, it nourishes cells of the hair follicles and promotes hair growth. Desired results from directions When directions for shampooing are systematically followed, the desired results will be achieved. Sometimes skipping just one simple step may result in not capturing the look you expect. Addressing oily roots, using Bain Divalent by Kerastase may be exactly what you've been hunting for. "Be gentle while massaging! Too much or too aggressive a scalp massage stimulates the sebaceous glands and as a result, more sebum is produced. Instead, aim for gentle movements clockwise and counterclockwise – and no nails!" - Fabio Further information is readily available The Fabio Scalia Salon professional team in SoHo and Brooklyn Heights, New York can be further consulted about the benefits of using Bain Divalent by Kerastase to address oily roots and bringing your hair back to life! Be sure to schedule and book your appointment now at either of the following locations: SoHo 311 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 (646) 904-5692 Brooklyn Heights 148 Montague Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 305-4743

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!        

You assume you've seen most hair extensions. But there's one that is sure to suit your fantasy. Some hair extensions can be ordinary and drab, lacking splendor and appeal. Our hair extension specialists at Fabio Scalia Salons in SoHo and Brooklyn Heights, New York, work with Great Lengths Extensions to deliver the hair that will suit your fantasy and personality. You're expecting more than just length You're looking for more than just length--hair extensions are generally long anyway. But you're looking for something distinctive. You may simply want to boost the look of your already beautiful hair by blending in colorful strands for fullness and spotlight. Pre-Bonded hair extensions are all the rage and is one option you can consider. With the right care these can last up to six months. A consultation with your stylist is a must before adding your extensions. During consultation the stylist assesses the number of bundles and length needed and a quote is given to you. Shed-proof quality is an added distinction Great Lengths Extensions, the benchmark for hair extensions, are the leaders in the market. They provide 100% virgin Remy human hair extensions that's traceable, not chemically treated, and is shed-proof. Only superior hair from India is used. It is preserved, using an exclusive process during production. It's worth your time to be your best Service can take from about three hours to apply, depending on the number of bundles ordered and how full or long you would like your hair to be. Now your adventure has just begun! You're leaving Fabio Scalia Salon with a sense of accomplishment. Your Great Length extensions, the most admired in the market, suit your fantasy. Frequent brushing is the secret Now you're not on your own. Your stylist will guide you as to how to take care of your new look to keep it fresh and vibrant. With proper attention, like frequent brushing at least twice daily and being careful to brush away from sections of the bond or tape, you'll be happy with your hair. It's a great idea to use a paddle brush and brush your hair in sections, using gentle strokes. Remember your hair is weakest when wet, so special care should be taken to prevent breakage. Wait at least 48 hours after application before shampooing your hair. Washing your hair twice weekly is advisable. Do not apply heat to the bonded or taped areas when blow drying or styling your hair. All information and care will be given regarding the most efficient way to take care of your Great Lengths Extensions. Consult your professional stylists at the Fabio Scalia Salon you choose below, and book now to get the extensions that suit your fantasy!   SoHo 311 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 (646) 904-5692 Brooklyn Heights 148 Montague Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 305-4743  

  Your hair rescue! Science is constantly bringing new ideas to life that improve the health and looks of our hair. Such is the case with Metal Detox by L'Oreal. The global team professionals at Fabio Scalia Salons located in SoHo, and Brooklyn Heights, New York specializes in the application of this three-part treatment that meticulously detoxifies your hair.  Safeguard your hair for several days  The results of this ingenious, revolutionary finding are trendy color, balayage, and lightening techniques that you want to flaunt with confidence on the runway, at weddings, and everywhere else. Your hair will be color exact, shiny, soft, well nourished, and safeguarded for several days before your next rendezvous!  Patented Metal Detox color compatible with all brands   Scientists thrive for perfection. Innovation never ceases to amaze us with exciting, fresh, evolutions to amplify the health, looks and feel of color, balayage, and lightening of our hair. The introduction of this patented new technology--your hair rescue, is to attract and detoxify metals that interfere with the optimum color preservation that you desire. Metal Detox harmonizes well with brands of all hair colors and lighteners, and is for all types and textures of hair.  The main ingredient, Glicoamine, your hair rescue, is a molecule that penetrates the fibers of the hair to trap and neutralize metal particles like copper, which is invisible to the naked eyes.   Color consistency is guaranteed  When we're not seeing the color results or consistency we desire in our hair treatments, the answer quite often is in metal that weaves its way into the fibers of our hair. This happens by means of untreated water, environmental pollutants, and impurities from beaches or swimming pools. Porous hair is also another factor since it easily attracts the entrance of metals.  Seven years of research--promise accomplished   After seven years of research the solution is now! Your hair rescue, Metal Detox by L'Oreal captures and neutralizes metal deposits that cause breakage to your hair.   Purified Metal Detox Shampoo is rich, gentle, and sulfate free. The Hair Mask blocks metal traces from returning and prepares the hair for subsequent services. The promise of a frontline product has been accomplished.  The biggest bonus  The process of application is a simple one for the Fabio Scalia team. With all of the the preceding information established, you can rest and relax. You have the luxury of professionals who color, balayage, and lighten your hair exactly as you expected with Metal Detox by L'Oreal. The biggest bonus is in the comfort and awareness that with your hair rescue, metals like copper that cause hair breakage, will have no permanent place in the fibers of your hair. Schedule and book your appointment now to experience the metal hair detox of a lifetime!    SoHo  311 West Broadway  New York, NY 10013  (646) 904-5692    Brooklyn Heights  148 Montague Street  Brooklyn, NY 11201  (718) 305-4743 

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

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!

HAIR SALON TIPS Your hair never looked so extraordinary! You have decided to attentively consider using a few striking hair salon tips, that for any gender, bring long awaited head-turning results! There's something here for everyone at Fabio-Scalia, providing the best hair cuts in New York. Sometimes you may need to take matters into your own hands for just a while as you're traveling or are otherwise entangled. There are numerous hair salon tips to guide you. You don't have to spin your wheels to look stunning! How you wear your hair brings out an essential part of your personality, so why not flaunt it with the best hair cuts? Most effective short cuts to consider At Fabio-Scalia we've spent several years of research, developing the art, techniques, and short cuts that are the most effective for your ultimate satisfaction. We have quite a smorgasbord to offer you that will point you in the right direction here at Fabio-Scalia, the best hair cut salon in New York. Demands to indulge in looking your best Whatever your style, hair type, or dogged demands to not settle for less than your indulgent best, we have a list of helpful hints that are working for a wide population of searchers. They yearn for fool-proof answers to simple questions ranging from, shine, color, balayage, haircuts, thinning hair, straight, curly, not-so-curly, proper beard care and grooming--the list is not exhaustive, and the competition to excel is real! Up-to-the-minute concepts We don't want you to be shortchanged from a lack of information about cutting-edge hair salon tips, concepts, up-to-the-minute trends, and piping hot styles, for these come to our website here. There are so many easy choices for turning those not-so-good hair days into great hair days. These tips, when applied, may benefit you for a lifetime. Our brightest team believes that the following tips are some of the most basic that are available. Many of these are adapted to emulate some of the most popular Hollywood stars that you admire, at the home of the best hair cuts in New York. Keep a spray bottle of water handy for misting your curls. A superfine mist air dries in seconds and is all you need for loosening and revitalizing them. You don't have to saturate your hair. While blow-drying, allow hair to cool before taking it off the brush. This step is crucial to keeping your curls in place and making them last longer. Before shampooing, first twist your hair into four sections and smooth shampoo on top of each twist to avoid tangles. Adding highlights to thinning hair can increase volume, giving the appearance of having more hair. For springy, resilient volume, use a dry shampoo before bed. Sleep with your hair in a bun and wake up to surprisingly lasting volume. Your blowout will last when your hair is totally dry with no damp areas. Otherwise your hair may be frizzy and limp. As you transform to a natural texture, it is vital to keep your hair moisturized by using a leave-in conditioner after each shower. It is not advisable to shampoo your hair daily. This may dry out your scalp and rob it of much needed nourishment. https://fabioscalia.com/blog/ Add some oil for beard grooming, softness and moisture For example, enhance beard grooming by adding a small amount of beard oil to your brush--a couple of drops, to keep it soft, moisturized and healthy looking. Cleanse and condition often Cleanse and condition hair as often as possible to maintain ease in treating your beard. Build-up of products can interfere with a smooth, gentle texture. Use sharp tools and lubricate them often Your beard trimmer and scissors are your tools for a precise cut and a professional touch. Keep them sharp and lubricated when not in use. Investing some time and effort to find the right tools can be a good way to be sure that they are tailored just for you. You may want to skip using a razor If you choose to use a razor, shave in an upward direction, along with your Adam's apple. This will alleviate the discomfort of ingrown hairs and razor bumps.