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With colder temperatures approaching, it’s time to pull out your winter coats, cuddle up with pup on a cold night and prepare for the holidays. Colder weather is synonymous with drying of the skin on the face and body. But many forget that your hair and scalp can also suffer from freezing temperatures. According to the Oxford Online Pharmacy, dehydration from the cold weather and excessive indoor heat can cause brittle hair and a dry scalp, leading to long term damage. Additionally, wearing hats can place stress on hair strands. Thankfully, at Fabio Scalia Salon, your hair salon in Brooklyn Heights and Soho, we have three simple solutions to prevent negative side effects of cold temperatures on your hair. These easy steps can protect the hair and scalp, as well as provide vital nourishment right down to the root.    USE A HIGH-QUALITY HAIR MASQUE  Hair masque (mask) serve as one of the main defenses in combating breakage and split ends caused by cold temperatures. Their purpose is multifaceted, proven to protect and soften both the hair and scalp. At Fabio Scalia Salon, we offer both in-salon and at-home hair masque treatments that revitalize damaged hair and soften the scalp. Some of our hairstylists’ favorite masques (and ones we use on ourselves and clients every day) are from the Kérastase line, available at Fabio Scalia Salon. Kérastase offers a plethora of masques designed for a variety of hair types. The Masquintense Fine Hair Mask works wonders on those with finer hair, while the Masque Magistral is perfectly formulated for those with severely damaged hair. Notably, the Kerastase brand is a leader in providing the highest quality products with the most natural ingredients. The Aura Botanica line is paraben-free and 96 percent of the ingredients are all-natural. The Aura Botanica Baume Miracle (hair balm) nourishes both dry hair, as well as the skin, so it’s a no brainer!   USE HAIR OIL As if the Kerastase brand wasn’t already perfect, their hair oil conditioners are literally out of this world. Le Fondant Conditioner is an ultimate elixir designed for fine to normal hair, so nearly everyone can use it! Its benefits are numerous. Infused with marula, camellia and argan oils, it keeps your hair shiny, nourished and smooth. Le Fondant Conditioner, among other products, is available at Fabio Scalia Salon. Fabio recommends using Le Fondant as a pre-conditioner before jumping in the shower. Simply apply it to wet hair and let the conditioner sit for a few minutes before rinsing. Make sure to comb and distribute the conditioner evenly, as suggested by our expert hairstylists and the Kerastase team.   USE LESS HAIRSPRAY AND MOUSSE As noted earlier, hair can become damaged by excessive cold and heat. Unfortunately, some hair sprays and hair mousses may cause additional damage during colder weather. They can dry both the hair and scalp, leading to dull looking hair and even flaky skin on the scalp, according to Stuart Phillips Holistic Hairdressing. Fabio and our other expert hairstylists recommend using less hair spray and mousses during excessive cold. Kerastase and Oribe offer a wide variety of hair sprays and mousses that protect your hair and allow you to style it perfectly. You can find a wide range of hair sprays and mousses that won’t cause damage to your hair at Fabio Scalia Salon.    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   #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ Subscribe * indicates required Email Address * Fabio Scalia Salon Michael DeSalvo

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

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'E1Uq2UBBS-Z0305eP-nm1w',sig:'uRWaxt6RmUMDhg6KfsCenzHzxFui7F4MRos5kNPAoVg=',w:'509px',h:'339px',items:'509022082',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); New York has officially begun its transition to the peak of its hot, sticky summer, it’s definitely agreeing that short, blunt bobs are one of this season’s hottest hair trends. And one that is destined to keep you relatively cooled and looking very cool. Since 1909 when a Polish-born hairdresser, Antoine de Paris in France first created the haircut; bobs have ruled in the fashion world. Whether it’s an a-length, a shoulder grazing or a textured, choppy bob, the bob cut has been in style for over a century and we’re here in full support, now and forever. Bobs are functional and versatile, so when choosing the haircut, it can be very customizable. When getting a blunt bob, the bluntness leaves an elegant emphasis on the jawline with a strong, flattering and easiness in styling for the wearer. With simple products, like our Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray or for more fine hair, Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray, you can quickly create simple and gorgeous wavy hair. The blunt bob can be great for oval, square or heart-shaped face frames, and if you aren’t sure what frame you may be categorized as or unsure of the cut - our stylists are here to be honest and comfortable with providing the realistic outcome to achieving this look. But, I mean, have you ever saw a bob on the street and didn’t immediately wish to book a haircut appointment? Book with us today and we promise you’re going to be obsessed with your new hair. Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights

As the years flutter by even faster than the last and we are months away from approaching a new decade, we begin to wonder what trends are to eagerly await us in the coming future years, and what could stay with us for the end of times? The infamously rebel-ish hair style of the pixie has been to rise or fall stagnant within each year, but never falls off the radar of desirable do’s for women all over the world. And we absolutely love that it never fails to be an elegant, polished yet embracing an energetic bad girl look that we’re all secretly (or loudly saying) we want or at least to try at some point in our lives. Am I right, or am I so right? Though chopping all your locks off can be scary and trust us, we know, it can be scary for stylists, too. So, before you book that over-do haircut appointment with the spontaneous determination that this time will the moment you say goodbye to your mane - give yourself some time to really search what sort of pixie would best fit with not only facial framing, but you’re overall realistic lifestyle routines and style. And yes, there is a wide variety of different pixies to pick from! The Side-Swept Pixie                Tight Curl Pixie                        The All-off buzzed cut Shaggy Pixie/Fringed Pixie     Super Short Pixie                     Short-Faux Bob Pixie   Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights  

  As hairstylists we understand better than anyone the problems our clients face during the hot months. As hair professionals it is our job to anticipate our client’s hair needs and prescribe the best solution. That’s why we’ve compiled a short list of the must-have hair products for the season. Whether it’s a normal day to work or a day out on the beach, we’ve got you covered! When Oribe introduced their new line of Power Drops, they changed the hair game for good. What makes the Power Drops so appealing is their lightweight essence. These highly concentrated serums are a perfect way to indulge your hair in rich hydration and deep conditioning without weighing down the hair. The Hydration and Anti-Pollution Power Drops provide powerful protection against free radicals in the environment. Free radicals can be found in the air as pollutants, responsible for compromising the natural integrity of your hair. This powerful solution contain hyaluronic acid which protects the hair from excessive drying by holding onto moisture and creating a barrier that shields the hair from oxidative stress. For our clients who color their hair, we recommend the Color Preservation Power Drops.  This powerful serum is specifically formulated to protect the color from fading and preserves color vibrancy. It delivers antioxidants and amino acids into the hair which shield it from harmful UV rays and radicals in the environment that deplete color.   Another new addition to the Oribe line is the Priming Lotion Leave-In Conditioning Detangler. This product is quickly becoming a fan favorite and a daily staple for clients with curly hair who are thirsty for all-day lasting hydration. This leave-in cream is formulated with a powerful butter complex, rich in vitamins, that repair, hydrate and prevent damage. Last but certainly not least, the undefeated summer essential: Oribe’s Imperméable Anti-Humidity Spray. This finishing spray is the ultimate shield against humidity and frizz in any climate. Stop by one of our salons in SoHo or Brooklyn Heights to pick up one of these trusty products. Your hair will thank you. Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights

Model: Valery Kaufman Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Summer is just around the corner and whether you crave long beachy waves, a sunkissed balayage, or a short pixie cut, we want to make sure you achieve the look you long for, but in order to get there, you have some planning to do. At Fabio Scalia Salons, we want you to love living with your hair; taking the time to deliver personalized sessions that focus on the hair’s integrity and long-term growth. Meaning, if you are dark today and want to be blonde this summer, you have to plan for it and let’s be real – you won’t be able to lift the color of your hair up so many levels in one single sitting without damaging it. Therefore, it is important to consult with your colorist and stylist and design a plan of action. In addition to setting up a proper hair plan, you should know that maintaining your healthy mane during the spring and summer is no easy task: warmer and dryer climate has a huge impact on the condition of your hair. Just like our skin, our hair also gets sunburned. Most clients know the importance of using SPF during the summer season, but fewer people understand the importance of protecting your hair in the same way. Another way to protect your hair during the high heat and sun is to use accessories. A recent trend for this Spring/Summer we have seen is hair scarfs or wraps, and as hairdressers who value not only the appearance but the condition of hair, we applaud this stylish and effective trend with high recommendation. Summer is the perfect time to play with new styles: save the breakage and nurture your hair in a silk scarf, or even an elaborate hat? Last but not least, never underestimate the importance of a good hydration routine; hydrate, hydrate, hydrate should become this summer's mantra. As to booking consistent in-salon treatments once a month, to maintain the gorgeous locks you desire and to continue daily hair care routines with the right products advised by your trusty stylist. Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights

Because a healthy scalp is the secret to healthy and gorgeous hair. Head Spa is quickly becoming a staple service at many high-end salons. Why? Because the treatment promotes a clean scalp free of buildup by combining scalp cleansing, a relaxing head massage as well as deep conditioning. At Fabio Scalia, we offer this luxurious treatment using Milbon’s Scalp Collection and this week we are very excited to tell you all about it. Milbon has been at the forefront of hair care innovation for years. And when it was time to develop a scalp line they conducted in-depth research that showed that indeed the scalp is the root of all common hair problems. But research also showed that a high percentage of women do nothing to address scalp problems. Thus, neglecting to take care of the scalp properly exacerbates common hair problems such as itchiness, dryness, oiliness, odor, and dandruff. The magic behind Milbon lies in the science of it. Research showed that a high ratio of fatty acids in the scalp sebum is an indicator of an unbalanced scalp. Excess fatty acids in sebum result in scalp that is smelly, sticky and itchy. Furthermore, fatty acids in sebum deter skin cell renewal and result in flaking and dryness.   Sounds familiar? No need to panic! A good head spa treatment will start off by removing the unwanted fatty acids clogging the follicles. For this detoxifying step, we use a purifying gel shampoo, formulated to attach to the fatty acid build up and lift it away from the scalp and hair. The shampoo is followed by a cleansing spa gel, infused with cooling menthol and aromatherapy scents, specially designed to provide deep cleaning and exfoliating of the scalp. By incorporating a deep head massage, the treatment will leave you feeling refreshed (and very relaxed!). Once the buildup has been lifted, the last steps focus on replenishing essential moisture and oil to the scalp. Milbon’s powerful hydrating treatment and leave-in scalp moisturizer serve to soothe, nourish, moisturize and protect the scalp. This head spa treatment offer clients the benefits of detoxifying the scalp, which in turn restores the natural volume and shine of the hair. In addition, the SSVR-Silk™ infused treatment alleviates common hair issues and the soothing head massage leaves your body and mind feeling relaxed and stimulated. Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights

It’s much more than choosing and applying a new color. So, you saw a photo on Instagram of your favorite celebrity having the most perfect example of balayage or colored hair that you’ve been desiring for months? You schedule your appointment and feel so excited: finally, your hair will be bangin’, and you’re not wrong. But, it might take a few realistic steps to get there. “As someone who began the long, process of dying my hair at an early age, it was all done through the at-home appointment with my mom and with my choice of a box colored dye; one day I have blonde hair, that night I’d have brown, simple enough right? Once I began to dramatically dye my hair at professional hair salons with desires of a bleached and cold tone, and then driving my stylists insane with wanting dark brown the next month, I realized that the process isn’t as easy as buy, apply, and bam, you got healthy, newly colored hair. After the long hours of processing the dye then cycling with the constant itch to keep switching it up every scroll through Instagram, I found inspiration. I spoke with  Giulia Farella, colorist at Fabio Scalia Salon in Brooklyn Heights as well as Kennedy Trisler, stylist assistant at Fabio Scalia, and they helped me understand that getting the color of my dreams is more to it than just choosing and applying new color.” –  Katie Ward   In this week’s blog post, we have gathered hands-on advice on how to get the look you deserve and desire. Step 1: Picking the Salon And hopefully, since you’re reading this it’s or will be Fabio Scalia Salon! As any professional stylist or colorist will say: doing your research matters on what type of haircut, style or color you’re looking for. Browse around, see the portfolios of what is offered because this is your hair. Step 2: The Consultation When scheduling your color appointment, a consultation will be required; colorist and client become unison of what is the expectation, the current color of the hair and what type of service and/or service steps will be realistically done to achieve such expectations. As Giulia states, this is where all honest, clear communication should take place before going further with the hair. Both hairdresser and client must be open in communicating on what can be done and what is truly expected; the integrity of the hair comes first. Which falls into the next step… Step 3: Reading The Photo: It’s easy to see a photo of a hairstyle or color and believe that the work could be done in one session, but in actuality, there was probably much more done to achieve that look. Giulia informs us that some hair photos you find online, either through magazines or Instagram, whether it be on a celebrity, model, influencer, etc., those luscious ombre/balayage/highlighted blonde ends could be extensions or had only been successfully and done with true integrity to the hair through multiple appointments.   Step 4: Matching Skin to Tone This step can seem a bit of surprise and one that can usually be overlooked in the process of consultation with the colorist to the client, which can sometimes lead to achieving the desired color but feeling a bit off with how it looks on you. That is because the tone is everything with it comes to finding the right shade to compliment the natural tones of your complexion, eyes, etc. This is typically done by seeing whether you have warm or cool skin tones; cooler skin tones show lighter skin of pink undertones with on average jeweled colored eyes of greens, blues, hazels, and dark brown can do about anything with blue, violet-red, platinum bases. Warm skin tones show olive undertones of golden, warmth in natural hair color of rich dark to lighter browns, typically glowing with red or orange bases (but not actual orange!) Step 5: How Much You’re Willing To Spend It’s no secret that pampering your hair’s integrity and maintaining its glamorous look can add up, but with open communication with your colorist of what you’re expecting through the steps and process to achieve the overall hair color and style you’re desiring, then a more detailed, compromised plan can be set in place. When going platinum blonde, monthly root-touch ups are required, as well for maintaining darker colors and/or balayage. Though if you’re schedule or commitment cannot always be set month to month, you can always research and talk to your colorist about proper hair products that can do the maintaining in-between visits. Here at Fabio Scalia, we offer a variety of options for different hair colors, textures and desired styling. Our ORIBE lines specify in helping maintain your hairs integrity and beauty through styling products to conditioners and shampoos that leave the hair looking luminous after each wash. At Fabio Scalia salon, our dedication is to provide you with not only an honest and comforting experience in our salons but also to bring the luxury of good hair to your home. Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights