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Finding the perfect hair color can be anything but easy. At Fabio Scalia salons we love a good hair transformation. Our stylists take pride in staying current, and continually expanding their craft. Their vast knowledge and experience allows them to customize services that fit their clients style, life and personality. Our goal is simple, to provide our clients with a personalized session that focuses on the integrity and long-term improvement of their hair. In other words, we want you to love living with your hair. Color Has the Power to Transform In today's blog post, Brooklyn Height's color expert Giulia Farella gives us a view into one of her client's recent hair transformation and the importance of choosing the right color: The magic starts during the consultation, this is where the client shares her expectations and past experiences with color. At this point, my job is to assess the current state of the hair. For this particular client the strand test confirmed her hair was virgin, which made the process a lot more easy for me. Emma wanted to transform to a medium brown base color that holds and overall natural look. My vision for her was to transform her very dark color into a very soft color. The right hue has the power to soften all of her features and bring out the best in her. Furthermore, I decide in the moment as the appointment moves along, what the necessary steps to achieve that goal. I paint subtle pieces and create my masterpiece. After the appointment is done, I suggest her to come back in 8 weeks to do a gloss. After the service, it is very important to direct clients to the right products to purchase to maintain the color, i.e shampoo, conditioner, conditioning mask. If you'd like to check out some other incredible transformations, check out Giulia's instagram. When you are ready to transform to the hair of your dreams, click here to book your appointment with Giulia today!

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

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 shine Improves hair texture Provides shine and thickness Leaves a soft touch for a sensitive scalp Delivers 8 hours of overnight hair nourishment Softens the hair and makes it easier to manage Easily 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

At Fabio Scalia salons, we like to stay current with the latest hair trends. We are committed to perfecting the way people style, wear and live with their hair. For this week's blog post, we turn our attention to the Spring/Summer 2020 collections from New York Fashion Week to spotlight the best new hair trends this season.   Fabio, tell us about your Fashion Week experience this year I had the privilege to join the Kérastase team at New York Fashion week this year. As expected it was very busy but also very inspiring. As an artistic director my creativity thrives in that type of environment. Could you give us a sneak peek of upcoming hair trends?  I observed lots of natural waves that mimicked the natural texture of the hair. My team and I, created many looks with face-framing waves with straight ends. The final look gives off a different feeling compared to the curls that we are used to seeing. In the past months, I've noticed hair accessories such as statement clips, scarves, and headbands are becoming a big hair trend. It's a great way to accent your beautiful hairdo. It also works as a statement piece. How do you style your hair with accessories?  In my opinion, the hair itself is an accessory and adding little extra bling or a scarf adds another layer of movement and dimension to the overall look.  Got it! last question– what is the ‘must-have’ hair products from fashion week?  One product that I cannot work without is the Kérastase V.I.P Volume-in-powder. It gives the hair immediate body, volume, and grip. In addition to this, the L’incroyable blowdry heat lotion as well as the L'incroyable crème, both by Kerastase are my must-haves. These products contain heat-sensitive micro wax technology that allows the hair to set and re-set styles easily. The products also have 450° thermo-protection, which is crucial in order to maintain the integrity of the hair.    Schedule your consultation with us today in Soho Schedule your consultation 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.

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'sLXUdOM8Ssx_jgTFbEFU6w',sig:'LmtsSIqrlcSnZ0ihFa1LIWFZzwve51oJhxAKr2wBOr8=',w:'408px',h:'594px',items:'668689686',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Are you feeling a bit tired of your natural color? Maybe brown isn’t doing it just right, or you’re looking to spice up your blonde or black to something that matches the summer season. Whatever it may be, finding the right color isn’t always so easy. But luckily, after New York’s Spring/Summer Fashion Week last September, designers left us fully prepared for the next big trend for clothing and hair: bold, bright neon colors. From Kylie Jenner’s sleek highlighter green bob, Nicole Richie's lavender strand, Cardi B’s bright blue; neon hair is making a scene whether online or on the streets! Just like any hair color - you have to take into consideration which shades will best compliment your skin tone and facial features. Plus, you need to know what sort of hair care products you’ll need to maintain in order to keep the color healthy and vibrant. As our salons transition into the new color brand of L’oreal, we made sure to remain consistent in our abilities to provide constant up to date products and hair services to achieve beautiful, trendy hair for our clients. So, if you’re feeling dangerously curious on what neon green or maybe even adding a little blush of rose gold to your blonde hair and, yes, even to your brown; our colorists are here to get you there! A quick tip for those with darker hair: when considering going for a different color, especially shades like green, blue, pink or even a dusty rose gold, you will have to bleach the hair in order to achieve the bold, rich color. For those with already light or bleached blonde hair, you'll have no worries getting the desired neon color. Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights  

Photograph by Tāne Coffin for Byrdie.com  We see them on the runways, streets and beaches – the scarf has never felt more right in time. Thanks to this fashionable trend, your low bun, classic ponytail or any other hairstyle will come out even prettier. In other words, it’s the perfect addition to complete your look this summer. “The hair scarf trend has been adapted by a lot of designers, including Chanel, Marc Jacobs and Fendi. As hairdressers in New York City, staying up to date with trends is our top priority. The scarf can not only be used as an accessory, but also as a tool to help women vary their hairstyles. For instance, if you want to move hair away from the face, you can use it as a headband. Another way to use it could be to camouflage outgrowth if you haven’t done your color in a while.” – Fabio Scalia Besides being a stylish accessory, the scarf also has many benefits on the hair’s health. It protects it from humidity, getting dehydrated, and also from UV radiation. As top hairdressers in New York City, we want your hair to look fabulous not only when you leave the salon, but also in between your appointments. Most people think that achieving a great scarf updo is hard and time consuming. Guess what? It doesn't have to be like that at all. Find out how by looking at the tutorials below. https://youtu.be/xRQNARTlzSQ https://youtu.be/KcR3xrRzKBk Tutorials by Claudia DeCicco 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. Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights

Miranda Kerr for Red Magazine As spring is approaching, there are plenty of reasons to update your look. The shift in seasons pretty much always brings with it a new hair color trend and as one of the best hair salons in New York City, staying up to date with the latest trends, techniques and color is our top priority. So we decided to ask our colorists Giulia Farella and Patrick Prinzo the question we all want the answer to: Which is the best hair color for a trendy spring look?   “Spring is all about embracing the natural look and it should for sure be one that is easy to maintain. Therefore, face-framing highlights are a great option. They’re quick, they refresh the color and give it new life all in one session. Generally speaking, at springtime blondes wants to go blonder, while brunettes and redheads tend to stay the same as the sun will lighten up the strands anyways. I always recommend my clients to invest in a good hair treatment to keep the hair healthy and shiny through warmer seasons.”   – Patrick Prinzo, Colorist Soho “After a long winter, clients tend to go brighter and funkier with their hair color. In other words, people want a fresh and new look. If my client isn’t quite ready to part with his or her winter hues, I would suggest adding a few highlights to slightly brighten up the look and create more dimension. As a colorist, I always have the final result in mind and a color that may look great on one client, might not fit another one. Trends come and go, but a great style could last forever. My advice would be to consult with your colorist to find a color that fits your skin tone, haircut and style in general.” – Giulia Farella, Colorist 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. Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights  

Meryl Streep for Vanity Fair You’re looking at yourself in the mirror and suddenly you see something that doesn’t quite fit into your colorful mane: a silver gray hair. Going gray is a process, but realizing it's happening can feel very sudden. You may know immediately that you want to cover your gray hairs with dye, or you may consider embracing your new look. Believe it or not, you can still achieve a glamorous and fashionable hairstyle without completely disguising your gray. Generally speaking, your hair turns gray when the production of pigment in your body stops. The lack of copper in our bodies speeds up the aging process and every hair has its own course, which is the reason behind why it's possible for one hair to become gray before the rest of it. [x_line] So what can you do about it? As one of the best hair salons in New York City, dealing with gray hair is a part of our everyday life. If your hair is already colored, a great alternative would be to start working with semi-permanent color so that when the hair grows out, the color would also wash out slightly and the outgrowth would be less remarkable. In previous posts, we’ve talked about the nutrients that can boost your mane and if you want to slow down the aging process of the hair, kale, walnuts and dark chocolate are three foods said to do that. But there are also a couple of other things you could do when the silver gray hair suddenly shows up. We asked our colorists Lucio Galano and Rocco Crisci for their best advice. “The changeover to gray hair color could be a tough challenge, especially if your hair is long. If a client has dark hair, adding lowlights would be a good option to consider for an easier transition. You would add your base color into the gray hair, so to break the line of demarcation between regrowth and colored hair. A client who is naturally light could stop doing a base color and just do highlights to transition. The process of becoming gray is individual and cannot be the same for all. Therefore, I highly recommend all clients to come in for a consultation. As hair turns gray when we get older, the texture also changes. Embracing not only your grays, but also the new texture, will require looking for a new hairstyle and changing your choice of products”. – Lucio Galano, Color Director, Soho [x_line] “When a client is deciding upon becoming naturally gray or not, it’s important to remember that each person’s process is individual. To find out what tone works for you, you would have to play around with different shades of gray. A good alternative would be to lift your hair with a double process and then add a smoky ash tone. However, it's important to remember that you would have to go through the process little by little if you want to maintain a healthy mane. Keep in mind that you might have to lift your natural color a lot to achieve the look you want. Hair looks gray because it still has some dark pigment in it and adding a smoky ash tone creates a more natural look. I also highly recommend my clients to use a purple shampoo and conditioner in between visits to the salon to maintain the cool tone they wished for.” – Rocco Crisci, Color Director, Brooklyn                                                                                        Going gray is a process, and you may have to make some changes to your hair routine, but we’ve got you covered. Schedule your consultation with us today HERE (Brooklyn) and HERE (Soho).

Prevent damage and repair your strands from within are two of the things the miracle treatment Olaplex promises to do. This may sound too good to be true and for many years this has been the case – but not anymore. Olaplex has been making the rounds in beauty circles the last couple of years and colorists are now, thanks to this 3-step-treatment, able to receive results that they’d only dreamt of before. This means that all over-bleached babes out there are now given a second chance to healthy hair. Olaplex is the treatment you wish you would have invested in last year. The treatment is divided into three parts where the first two are done in the salon. Olaplex Number 1 aka the Bond Multiplier can be applied to the hair as a stand-alone treatment, or mixed in with the bleach. Olaplex Number 2 is either applied to the hair once the bleach is rinsed out or on top of number 1 for a fuller effect. The Bond Perfector is left on for a minimum of 20 minutes to get the most out of its chemical mending. Olaplex Number 3 is the third and final step of the treatment and this one allows you to take things into your own hands. The Hair Perfector is a take-home treatment, preferably used once a week for best results. Apply to damp hair and leave on for at least 10 minutes before washing as normal. Source: olaplex.com As opposed to a conditioner that improves the superficial condition of the damaged tresses, this treatment improves the health of your strands from within. It helps rebuild the damaged disulphide bond in your hair that is broken during chemical processes such as color. In other words, Olaplex is a game-changer for the health of your hair. Intrigued? Find out more about the treatment the next time you visit the salon. Schedule your appointment with one of our stylists today here (Soho) or here (Brooklyn). How often can you really color your hair without damaging it? Find out here!

Maintaining a vibrant hair color can be a really tough challenge. The key to having gorgeously colored locks (and keeping them that way) is all about proper hair care in-between salon visits. This does not mean adding major steps into your beauty regimen. In fact, it all gets down to small lifestyle changes that anyone can do. Here are 6 ways that you can extend the life of your hair color. 1. Stop using shampoo every single day Washing your hair too often doesn’t only result in a dry and lifeless mane, but it can also make your hair color duller. The shampoo strips your hair of color and also all natural oils from your scalp that nourishes and keep the hair looking healthy. The same oils are the ones that help your strands to take color better. That being said, keep your color fresh by using shampoo only a few times a week. Find out if you are you making these common washing mistakes here. 2. Avoid hot tools Turning up the heat on your styling tools can be tempting when you want to achieve the ultimate #hairgoals. However, that heat could be the reason that your color is looking a bit dull. Excessive use of hot tools can make your color fade faster than you wish, so avoid them as much as possible. 3. Use the right products In a previous post, we talked about the 5 products your really need and why, but when it comes to color-treated hair, you might want to upgrade your hair care routine slightly. Dyed hair requires more attention, so invest in salon-graded products for colored hair. 4. Give pigmented products a try Today, a lot of brands offer hair products such as shampoo and conditioner designed to enhance the already existing shade of your hair. Depending on the current color, the products may contain marigold or yellow shades for golden blondes, violet shades for white blondes and so on. A pigmented product can be used weekly or biweekly for a fresher tone. 5. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate When having your hair colored, it’s more important than ever to keep the strands deeply hydrated. Hydrated hair holds onto color better and helps it to produce more shine than thirsty, dehydrated locks. Replenish your hair’s moisture by using a deep conditioning mask once a week. 6. Consult with a professional Figuring out what best for your specific hair is not easy. And let us be honest – no one knows your locks better than your stylist. Make sure you get their opinion on the best products and what you should be using when you get home from the salon. Are you ready for a makeover? Schedule a consultation with one of our stylists today here (Soho) or here (Brooklyn). How often can you really color your hair without damaging it? Find out here!