Image Source: Cosmopolitan / James White Even if you’ve loved your long locks for decades, spotting a pixie cut can inspire you to do a major chop. However, there are a few things to take into consideration before your makeover. In this week’s blog post, we talk about the things you need to know before your appointment. “I recommend all my clients to think long and hard before they decide whether to cut their hair short or not. But also remember that change can be good and it’s just hair – it will grow back (or you can cheat with extensions wink wink). It is important to remember that shorter hair can be harder to style. But there’s also freedom with having less hair to deal with on a daily basis. As top hairdressers in New York City, we make sure you leave our chairs with confidence and the knowledge of how to style your new ’do. My philosophy is that anyone can have short hair – you just need to find a balance with the rest of your look. Your hairstyle needs to go well with your entire look including style, facial features, texture of hair and lifestyle. As curators of hair, we are committed to perfecting the way women wash, style, wear and live with their hair and a shorter hairstyle most definitely needs a little more maintenance than a longer one. Therefore, it’s extra important that the right products are being used to get best possible results. A lot of people think that short hair is just for a small number of people. I would say it’s the opposite. There are so many varieties and shapes of short hair - it’s all about finding the right look for you! By playing with color, you can enhance the shape of your cut. For instance, if you want more volume, you play with the contrast between light and dark colors.” – Fabio Scalia Is it time for a chop? 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.
Style by Luis Miller The idea of mastering perfectly loose curls can be more than intimidating. As summer is approaching, the beachy and wavy style feels just right in time. In this week’s blog post, we’ve asked our celebrity stylist, Luis Miller, how to get the perfect messy waves – no beach trip required. I would start with completely dry and clean hair so you could rock the finished look for 3-4 days. I usually go over the strands with heat protectant spray and a paddle brush to give it more shine and smoothness. Thereafter, I start sectioning the hair from the neck up, approximately 1 inch wide sections. The most important thing is not how you section the hair, it’s how much you wrap around the wand. The bigger the section you wrap around, the looser the curls will be. For this particular style, one inch of hair should be just right. When it comes to choosing the wand of the curling iron, I’d choose the size 1- 1¼ for short hair and 1 ¼ - 1 ½ for longer manes. If your hairstyles don’t tend to hold, you can spray the strands with a light hairspray before wrapping it around the curling iron. You want to alternate directions, meaning if you wrap one section back, you want to wrap the next one forward. Once you get to the front of your hair, those sections are extra important since they frame the face, and you want those to be wrapped away from it. When hair is completely curled, I spray light hairspray all over and then comb it with a wide tooth comb. I finish with a styling product like Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray or Sea Salt Spray and shake it with my fingers. To maintain the look as long as possible, I would sleep with a high bun. Also, use a soft bristle brush and dry texturizing spray when needed. – 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.
We’re welcoming the warmer season with open arms. But let’s be honest; Our hair couldn’t be less excited about the arrival of warmer temperatures. In this week’s blog post, Fabio Scalia covers the two hair products that are sure to become your summer saviors this year. “The first product I’d recommend all my clients to invest in for summer is the Leave-In Conditioner from label.m. It’s an aloe vera based product that smoothes and strengthens all hair types. It helps fighting frizz and hydrates the strands at the same time (in summer times hydration is key for a healthy mane.) You apply a small amount to freshly shampooed hair, and massage it towards the ends for added control. Comb through and style as desired. This is also a great product to bring to the beach as you can apply it right after a swim. Another summer savior is the Mystify Restyling Spray from Oribe which prolongs your style while protecting your strands at the same time. This hydrating spray reactivates yesterday’s products to restyle while nourishing, strengthening and shielding against thermal damage. It’s a great product to have in your purse to give your style a boost. It also works as a heat protector which makes it a must-have for warmer temperatures. “ – 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.
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
Style by Giuseppe Bicceri for Fabio Scalia Salon The guest list has been secured, dress chosen and venue picked out. With wedding season waiting around the corner, you probably still have many decisions to make before the big day. At Fabio Scalia Salon, we want to help you decide on the final crowning detail of your look – yes, we’re talking about the hairstyle. From chignons to loose curls – brides have endless styling opportunities for the big day and picking only one can be hard. Therefore, we want to help you to be loyal to yourself and find your perfect match. “A wedding is such a big moment and a day many women have been dreaming about since they were little girls. It doesn't matter how many gowns, updos or make-up looks you’ve seen in the past – a wedding is highly personal and so should the look of the bride be. It’s important to always have the entire look in mind. I like to think about the bride as 100%, so if the dress is already 80%, you would have to go for a more simple hairdo to create a balance. “ – Giuseppe Bicceri We’re happy to introduce the series “A Dose of I Do” – a tool for all the brides-to-be to get inspired by and learn from. As hairdressers, we have to make sure that the bride looks good from the first look to the cake picture, and the 15 hours in between. See the trailer here: - Stay tuned on social media - Follow us on Instagram here Follow us on Facebook here
Vanessa Hudgens by Jeff Lipsky for Women's Health Is there such thing as beauty sleep? Does your workout routine affect your strands? Can sleep deprivation cause hair loss? In this week’s blog post, Fabio reveals the healthy habits in our everyday life that have a huge impact on your hair and its health. Rinse your hair with cold water Finishing every shower with an ice cold rinse doesn’t seem that compelling. But the benefits are great. By finishing your shower with a cold rinse, you close the pores, stimulate your blood circulation and reset the skin and scalp. Also, this will make your color last longer! Meditate on a daily basis Meditation is a natural medication proven to have relaxing effects on our bodies, and the scalp and hair are no exception. Excessive stress can lead to hair loss, dandruff and itchy and oily scalp. A daily practice of meditation can help to reset your stress levels. Make sure to get enough sleep Speaking of stress: sleep deprivation is a form of stress and by now we know that stress may have great effect on hair loss. As we are sleeping, the skin, scalp and hair regain their strength again. In other words – sleep allows all parts of our bodies to function better. Exercise on a regular basis When we exercise we also sweat. Through sweat, toxins and other waste substances get rinsed out from the skin’s pores, giving us fresh and glowy skin. Likewise, when we sweat from our scalp, it helps to unclog the hair follicles, which gives room for new hair to grow. However, excessive exercise can have the opposite effect as it’s a way of stressing your body. Control your diet In a previous blog post, we have talked about 10 nutrients that are beneficial for your hair. Your hair will benefit significantly from a balanced diet. However, if you find it difficult to cover all vitamins needed for optimal nutrition, adding Nutrafol, a 100% drug free dietary supplement, to your daily routine could make a huge difference. Get yours in the salon today! Massage your body (and scalp!) A body or foot massage increases blood circulation in our bodies. This allows the hair follicles to receive all of the oxygen, nutrients and minerals that they need to grow. When it comes to scalp massage, it’s important to be gentle. Too much or a too aggressive scalp massage stimulates the sebaceous glands and as a result, more sebum is produced. Instead, aim for gentle movements clockwise and counterclockwise – and no nails! Fabio 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
Sofia Vergara for Cosmopolitan Dry, frizzy and dull hair? Then you might need to boost your strands with an in-salon treatment. In previous blog posts, we’ve talked about the importance of using the right products for your specific hair type and the difference it can make on your scalp and hair. But fewer people know the benefits of investing in an in-salon treatment every now and then. Today, treatments are often confused with hair masks or conditioners. The difference is that hair masks and conditioners can be done at home, while treatments need to be applied by a professional in a salon. While conditioners and masks act on the surface of the hair and provide temporary protection and strength to it, treatments help to restore and maintain strength from within. Treatments use concentrated formulas that can target the hair, the scalp or both. They require a specific application, products and sometimes also tools. For instance, our Milbon treatment requires a specific technique where the hairdresser has to massage the strands with his or her hands in order for the product to penetrate the hair. It is common that a treatment comes in different steps that play off from each other, such as the Olaplex treatment that has 3 steps. Your hairdresser will know which type of treatment you need to step out of the salon looking and feeling like a celebrity. "People have come up to me on the street and literally asked to touch my hair!" – Vicky, Fabio Scalia Salon Client For us, it’s important to always stay up to date with the latest trends, techniques and technologies. We are proud to offer top treatments in our salons from labels such as Milbon, Oribe, Label.m and Olaplex. Ideally, we recommend our customers to do a treatment every month and a hair mask once a week at home. An in-salon treatment can give you that boost you need to keep your color, cut and strands fresh for as long as possible. Schedule your treatment with us today here (Soho) or here (Brooklyn)
Lily Aldrige Contouring is a concept most people are familiar with today (we thank Kim K for that). The technique of sculpting something to look aesthetically pleasing has been making the rounds in beauty circles for years, but did you know you can do the same with your hair? We see this on the red carpet, in magazines and on celebrities – face framing highlights are here to stay and we will be seeing much more of this trend in 2018. Imagine you were going to the beach for weeks with your hair up in a ponytail. Only strands exposed to the sun will become lighter and as a result: brighter hair around the face. “If you want to achieve this natural look, I would suggest to not go brighter than two levels from your natural hair color”, says colorist Claudia Decicco. These type of highlights are great for clients who have never done color before, since it’s not as extreme as a full head of highlights. It’s also excellent for people who are dark brunettes and transitioning into becoming gray, as the changeover would become a bit softer. “From a colorist’s perspective, face framing highlights are probably the best way for me to get to know my client’s hair and condition as you only need to color a few locks for the result”, says Decicco. She goes on to say, “As a colorist, there are a lot of factors for me to take into consideration when I meet a new client; skin tone, natural pigments, eye color, and lifestyle to mention a few. You need to look at the whole picture to achieve the best results. Truth is, each client is individual but adding subtle highlights to lighten the hair around the face is an easy way to achieve a youthful and fresh look.” – Claudia Decicco, Colorist Soho Ready to try out this trend? Schedule your consultation with us today in one of our New York City locations: here (Soho) or here (Brooklyn).