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Bangs are back and more versatile than ever! And that means there is a style that suits everyone, no matter your hair’s  length or texture. But, we know it can get confusing quickly when looking at all the different styles to choose from. We’re here to make it easier – simply check out these inspiration photos to show to your stylist at your next haircut appointment. Blunt This is the traditional and classic hairstyle that birthed the bang trend! Blunt bangs are an exciting way to spruce up a classic hairstyle, such as a short bob. You can even cut these bangs with some face framing layers if you have longer hair to give a doll appearance.  Wispy Wispy bangs are pretty much the straight-up opposite of traditional blunt bangs – and because they are less of an in-your-face statement, they are a great option if you’ve never had bangs before and are just looking to try them out. They’re on the longer and thinner side, so if you decide you don’t want to style the bangs one day, you can push them to the side and they will blend effortlessly with the rest of your hair because not as much of your hair is cut to form the bangs.  Curtain The show must go on, and the Curtain Bangs hairstyle, which made its debut in late 2021 is far from being washed up! This relaxed hairstyle is parted in the middle and then drapes your face as a way to naturally compliment it. The hair is shortest on the inner part towards your forehead, and waterfalls longer to blend into your natural hair length.  Baby Baby bangs originated in the alternative scene, but have made their way into mainstream culture because they are  flattering and easy to style. Not to mention, baby bangs are practical, because, hence the name, their short length prevents any blocking of  your eyesight like longer bangs may do. If you like edgier hairstyles and want to accentuate your eyes, baby bangs should definitely be on your agenda! Side Another classic bang style, that has been around for ages, is a side-swept bang. These bangs are longer pieces–created where you part your hair deep on the side that areparted to go across your forehead to the other side. The good news is that this haircut suits almost all hair lengths and textures, so you don’t have to worry about the logistics of it all (leave that to your hairstylist!).  Curly Curly hair is beautiful; why not accentuate it with having some curls in the front to frame your face? Chopping some wavy or curly bangs can often give the appearance of a shag, which is perfect because that ’80s laid-back look is all the rage!  Hopefully these inspirational images, along with a description of what each style of bangs looks like, will help you make an easier bangs choice the next time you’re in the salon. Our professional hairstylists at Fabio Scalia Salon will always take your face shape and personal style into consideration when cutting your bangs, so even though you have a point of reference from these images, it’s always a great idea to be open to having your own version of bangs to suit you the best. You can book your next hair transformation online by clicking here or call one of our salons: Brooklyn Heights 718-855-5777 or Soho 212-343-0523. We can’t wait to see all of you with your new rockin’ bangs!

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!

Does your dad, or any of the men in your life, need a cut or new hair style? When it comes to men and haircuts, guys need to decide whether to go to a hair stylist in a salon or a barber shop. Both provide similar services, but with key differences. Knowing what these differences are can help you choose the right services for your next men’s haircut! The Barber Shop Most men have been to a barber shop at some point in their life. These are typically a no-frills experience, where the haircare professional specializes in shorter hair that is usually cut with clippers, rather than scissors. This means: if you are looking for a standard cookie-cutter haircut, such as a buzzcut or military-style cut, in which you are essentially just chopping off some length, you would be well-suited at a barber shop. Hair Stylists in a Hair Salon The main difference in a hair salon with a stylist, rather than a barber, is variety and versatility. Stylists use scissors instead of clippers, which means a wider range of styles (which include the length, fade, texture, and more). If you are opting to maintain a longer length, a stylist would be recommended. A more personalized approach When it comes to getting a haircut in a traditional hair salon, you will get a more personalized experience. You start off with a consultation when arriving at your appointment where your stylist will ask you what your desired look is, how much time you’re willing to spend styling your hair everyday, and also take into account your profession and lifestyle -- and, at the same time, analyzing your hair texture and facial structure. All of this matters because it will help your stylist give you a haircut that is tailored to not only your looks, but your maintenance needs as well. Aside from greater versatility in your cut when opting for a stylist, salons offer hair color as well. If you’ve ever wanted to partially cover gray hair or get some highlights for a natural-looking change in your style, a professional colorist in a hair salon is the best choice. Furthemore, a professional hairdresser can also help you address other areas of concern such as hair thinning, scalp issues, dandruff, or sensitivity. During consultation, your hairdresser will prescribe specific in-salon hair treatments and the best hair care regimen for at-home care. The End Goal Choosing a salon or barber for your hair needs ultimately comes down to the goals that you have for your cut. If you’re looking for a personalized haircut that will match your look and lifestyle, a professional stylist will work with you for a new look that will boost your mood, and your confidence. Book your appointment by visiting our website here, or click here to purchase a gift card today and gift to your dad or any special man in your life.

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

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?” 

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!        

We all notice those times when our hair appears to be uncooperative, and slightly difficult to manage. If you have straight hair, you may notice that some strands just seem to stray off from the rest of the hair. Additionally, if you have curly hair, some curls just don’t fit into the rest- that is frizzy hair. Essentially, hair frizz has been debated by a lot of people including hair care professionals. The argument about whether or not frizz is okay for various hair types depends on what is in vogue at the time. The reason is that there are a couple of reasons underlying hair frizz and some of those reasons are no fault of the bearer. Reasons like genetics, health, and damage, and weather conditions all affect hair frizz. However, regardless of what the reason behind the hair frizz may be, everyone just loves it when all of their hair just sits well. And this goes for whether or not your hair is straight or curly. In this blog post, we will be discussing the top five ways to prevent frizzy hair. Keep reading to find out more about frizzy hair and how you can manage yours. What is Frizzy Hair? Frizzy hair is a hair type that contains strands that appear not to align with the others. Essentially, the frizz is created by strands of hair that either stands up or curls separately and creates some irregular texture. As a result, some people naturally have frizzy hair while others do not. However, the best approach to managing frizzy hair is to identify the cause of the hair frizz. Below are a few causes of frizzy hair.  Causes of Frizz Hair damage Hair breakage and split ends are the first liners when it comes to hair damage. Also, hair damage is one of the fundamental causes of hair frizz. Essentially, several factors can damage hair. Things like, using harsh chemicals, excessive heating agents, and rough brushing can all cause damage to the hair. Therefore, every hair requires mild handling and care with product selection to avoid hair breakage and split ends. Humid and dry weather conditions Quite many people have no idea that the weather condition per season significantly affects hair health and maintenance. As a result, the hair is more likely to frizz during humid and dry weather conditions. The reason is that heat is one of the primary causes of frizzy hair due to excessive opening up of the hair follicles and consequent boiling of the hair proteins. All of which causes moisture to go up the hair shaft and cause it to swell and split up leading to hair frizz.  Top 5 ways to prevent frizzy hair Preventing frizzy hair is not as complicated as most people think. The reason is that knowledge of what can cause your hair to frizz can help you with better hair care and frizz management techniques. If you wonder how to prevent frizzy hair; here are our top five ways. Be particular and intentional about your choice of hair care products. Minimize exposing your hair to heat, especially excessive heat from styling Take care of your nutritional needs and always stay well hydrated Incorporate a good quality hair conditioner or mask in your hair care routine Invest in a good quality frizz protectant if you reside in a humid climate, like Kerastase.   Even though frizz can seem like such a pain to deal with, it is not the worst of hair issues because it is pretty easy to manage. Always be gentle with your hair and watch it appreciate you in return. For a consultation on your hair or products, contact us today.