There’s no better feeling than leaving the salon with new and fresh hair extensions. At Fabio Scalia Salon in New York City, we offer Great Lengths – the most luxurious extensions on the market, made from ethically sourced, fully traceable non-chemically treated human hair. Knowing how to take care of your new strands can be confusing but no need to panic! In this week’s blog post, our stylist Luis Miller explains how to take care of your extensions properly in between salon visits. Luis, in a previous blog post we’ve touched the topic of taking care of your extensions. What is your tip for clients who just had them done? Clients who have never had extensions before tend to have this idea that the upkeep of hair extensions is very hard and tedious work, however, that is far from true. What I tell all my new clients is that the key to maintaining beautiful extensions is brushing! You have to brush your hair extensions daily, twice a day if needed. Always brush your extensions when they are dry, section by section, with movements away from the bond. Before and after by Luis Miller What about products? Should you use specific ones for the extensions? I would suggest investing in a good quality paddle brush, other than that some dry shampoo or dry spray will take you a long way. Avoid using greasy products. Got it! How often are you supposed to wash your hair with them in? Continue washing your hair as you normally would. Two or three times a week is good, just remember not to apply direct heat to the bond when you are blow drying and styling your hair. Other than that just have fun with them. Is it time to get extensions? 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.
We have seen them on celebrities such as Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Ciara – faux bangs have been making their rounds in celebrity circles over the past year. Yes, you read it right. You can absolutely fake your fringe these days and it’s perfect for those who want to try the style without having to chop their actual hair. In this week’s blog post, stylist Luis Miller guides you through the process of wearing faux bangs like a pro. First, you want to start off by smoothing out the hair and tying it up in a high ponytail. Depending on the density of your hair you may want to split the ponytail in two pieces and pull the front piece forward over your head to create faux bangs. You want to drape them over your forehead and fan them out in a triangular shape. Ideally, your hair should reach past your eyebrows. Next, you want to secure your bangs by pinning them down using bobby pins at the base of the ponytail. Section what is remaining of your ponytail in two pieces and twist them around to create your bun and hide the bobby pins. Finally, you can go over your new faux bangs with a flat iron, smooth them out and give them a bend at the bottom to give them an enhanced natural feel. Add texture to the bangs by using a dry shampoo or texturizing spray. – Luis Miller 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.
The holiday season is just around the corner and with it comes the 3 F’s: Family, Food and Festivities. In busy times like this, easy and chic hairstyles come in handy. In this week’s blog post, Fabio Scalia explains how to get the perfect ponytail for the holidays. You might think that nailing a ponytail is easy but depending on how you do it, the results can vary a lot. The placement of the ponytail is a game changer for the outcome. Some people tend to love it high, others low and so on. According to Fabio, the first step is to determine the current state of your hair. Is it too soft? Does it need more texture? Or volume? Moving forward, Fabio suggests splitting the ponytail into two parts: one section from the ears to the top of the crown and the other one in the back. “I would start by ponytailing the back first with a grooming brush. To achieve the look you want, you need to tilt your hair so it falls in the direction as you wish to have your ponytail. Meaning, if you want it very high, you might have to flip your head over in order for gravity to make the process easier.” "If you want your look to be sleek, I recommend blow drying your hair in the direction as you want it. Sometimes our roots can be our worst enemy so to master this style, you might have to begin when the hair is wet." One common mistake lots of people are guilty of is putting too much hairspray. Try sticking to only use it to set your finished look. If you want your finish to be more “imperfect” you could add a dry texturizing spray and go in with your fingers to make it more “fuzzy.” You want to be able to master a ponytail. It is a chic, comfortable and perfect for a holiday party with family and friends. 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.
Hair by Luis Miller It’s the shift in seasons and whether we like it or not, it has a huge impact on the condition of our hair. Our manes have put up with saltwater, the sun and other dehydrating agents over the past months. This could, in the worst case scenario, lead to hair loss. But no need to freak out – in this week’s blog post, we tell you how to prevent it! A lot of people tend to think that damage on the hair only exists at the ends, but that is not the case. The change in season is a stress which causes dysfunctions on the scalp and can, eventually, lead to hair loss. When it comes to temporary hair loss, the problem is that there is no quick replacement of hair in the follicle as usual. Therefore, we have periods over the year that our hair feels thinner. In those times it’s super important to have a healthy diet and fill up with vitamin c, d, e, and of course biotin. All of those power ingredients can be found in Nutrafol, a supplement available in our salons. In addition to filling up with healthy nutrients, you should also invest in a deep conditioning treatment now and then. How often? If your hair is really dehydrated, I’d recommend 2-3 treatments that fulfill your needs. In our New York City locations, we offer the very popular milbon treatments as well as take-home masks from Oribe and Label.m. Remember, breakage travel inside the cortex so make sure to get rid of the dead ends as well. One thing I cannot stress enough about is to use products for your specific hair type. How you take care of your strands in between your visits to the salon is so important and you want your results to last as long as possible. A Fabio Scalia Salon we’d be happy to prescribe you with products customized for you. 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.
Image Source: Olivia Culpo Khloe Kardashian, Olivia Culpo and Margot Robbie are three of many celebrities rocking the trendiest haircut of the season: the lob haircut. The name is a simple merge from the two words long & bob (whereas the length of the hair usually falls between your collarbone and your chin). In this week’s blog post, our Soho Stylist Nordia McIntosh guides you through the trendiest chop of the season. Like mentioned in our previous blog post “How To: Transition Your Hair From Summer to Fall”, we’ve reached the time for transformation. If you’re looking for an easy and manageable haircut the lob is for you. It’s not only a great way to achieve fullness and volume, but also a way to get rid of dry summer ends. Chopping off your lengths might seem like a bold change but the lob still feels very feminine which I believe is a reason to why it has become so popular. A lob can be curly, textured, sleek, beachy
Courtesy of Calvin Klein Whether we like it or not, we’ve reached the end of summer. It’s the time of the year when fashionistas all over the world come together to observe new trends and inspirations. Fall is like new years for the hair and fashion week is the party that sets it off. But the end of summer is also when your hair is in the worst stage of the year. No need to freak out – we’re here to help you! It’s the end of August and your hair is probably dehydrated, frizzy and in desperate need of a haircut. Your hair has most likely been exposed to extreme UV-radiation that caused damage to your strands. Especially if you’ve spent the last couple of months swimming. You see, saltwater and chlorine work as dehydrating agents and in combination with the sun, it can cause some serious damage to your hair. A lot of people think that getting blonder during summer is a blessing, but what you have to realize is that the damage from the sun can be much more intense than a highlight service. In addition to this, your pH is probably out of balance and needs to be reset. So what can you do to reset your hair and get it back to being healthy again? First of all, a salon visit is usually in order so that we can reevaluate the condition of your hair before performing any type of service. In some cases, we have to trim the hair before we can go on with color – it all depends on the current condition of your mane. However, one thing almost all clients have in common after a hot and sunny summer is that they need to hydrate the strands. We recommend doing a deep conditioning treatment every month to rebuild the moisture and strength. Also, you would need to evaluate your product situation at home and might have to switch up a few things. It’s comparable to a diet: in order to see continued results you may need to make a few changes. So that being said, as fall is approaching follow these steps for beautiful and healthy hair: Schedule your consultation ↓ Reevaluate the condition of your hair ↓ Get rid off dead ends ↓ Step up your product game ↓ Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate Ready? 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.
Henrik Lundqvist by Tobias Lundqvist for Café A beard can up your masculine look a lot, but not taking care of your facial hair can have the opposite effect. There are a few things every gentleman should have, and a proper grooming routine is one of them. However, it’s not always as simple as a razor and shaving cream. Therefore, we’ve taken this week’s blog post to let Giuseppe Bicceri explain the do’s and don'ts of grooming. What do you, as a hairdresser, like so much about grooming? I love how it can change a man’s look completely and create a harmony to the face in conjunction with the hair. Grooming allows me to combine my knowledge as a makeup artist and the skills of a hairdresser. It has the same effect as makeup, but it lasts for weeks instead of 10 hours. I love making people feel beautiful and confident and having a proper grooming routine definitely play its part. Before & after by Giuseppe Bicceri Some people say that grooming is like contouring but for men — is that true? Yes! Facial hair can be thick, thin, short, long and even tangled but getting a proper trim can tweak a man’s features. With makeup, it’s all about light and shadow to create depth to the face. The same thing goes with grooming and beard. For instance, if a client has a fuller face, we play with sharp lines and the opposite if we want to make the face a bit wider. Oh wow! What else can be done? You can make a face thinner, create a sharp jawline and fuller lips – it’s all about playing with volume and shadows. One way to change the shape of your mouth is to trim a fine line just above the lips to make them larger. Small adjustments like this have a great effect on the final look. How often should you ideally trim your beard? It all depends on how fast your beard grows, but usually, I create the shapes at the salon and then all you have to do is keep the shape by trimming it every two weeks. As hairdressers in New York City, we want to make sure that your hair fits in your style, life and personality. Same goes for your facial 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.
As one of the best hair salons in New York City, the latest trends are always infused into our approach ensuring that our service is cutting-edge. Recreating celebrity looks is a part of our everyday lives as hairdressers. Trending right now is Jessica Alba’s glamorous side swept curls seen on the cover of the latest issue of InStyle magazine. In this week’s blog post, stylist Isabel Vera breaks it down step by step how to get this classy hairstyle. When creating a look like this, the preparation is a key element. To achieve the texture, lovely volume and defined silhouette, we will use Label.m products throughout the process. When the hair is wet, you would start by applying volume mouse and heat protector all over the hair, starting from roots to the ends. Thereafter dry hair completely using a blowdryer and grooming brush to create the unique softness of this hairstyle. When the hair is completely dry and brushed through, the next step would be to use a curling iron of smaller size to create the glamorous and tight curls we want for this look. Once a section is curled, you pin it up and let it cool off. By doing this, the curls get tighter and also last longer. When all pinned curls have cooled off, you would take the pins out, apply texturizing spray and then use your fingers to pull back and open up the curls for a gorgeous and wild look. Comb through the hair and pull it aside using the grooming brush to keep a polished, clean and tight look. Secure with bobby pins to make sure the style stays in place all day long. Comb your bangs and the hair on top of your head softly to the side. And voilà! Want curls like Jessica? 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.
Does your rinsing routine make a difference on your hair’s condition? Spoiler alert: it does! Truth is, rinsing your hair correctly can save your strands a lot of damage. In this week’s blog post, Fabio Scalia explains the importance of having a great routine. Fabio, why is rinsing your hair after a swim in the water so important? – Most people know that the sun is very damaging for the hair but fewer people know that chlorine and saltwater can be even worse. Saltwater and chlorine work as dehydrating agents and in combination with the sun, it can cause some serious damage to your hair. So if you can rinse it out immediately after you take a swim, it will make a significant difference on the health of your hair. Also, your color is more likely to last longer. In what ways does it affect your hair color? – Most people are aware that when salt is on your body, it tends to tan faster. Same goes with hair and saltwater. Therefore, it’s important to rinse your strands after a dip in the ocean if you want to maintain the color, shine and health of your hair. What else can be done to maintain the hair color? – If you want your hair color to last longer, I suggest you end every shower with a cold water rinse. Besides from being a very effective wake-up call, it’s a great way to give your mane that extra boost. It’s beneficial for your scalp as it improves blood circulation and it will make your hair shinier. Any final tips or tricks? – A beach trip is a perfect opportunity to apply product to the hair to give it that extra boost it needs during summer. So ideally, you would rinse your hair after a swim, apply deep conditioning product and let it sit throughout the day for best possible results. 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.