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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!

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.

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?” 

You assume you've seen most hair extensions. But there's one that is sure to suit your fantasy. Some hair extensions can be ordinary and drab, lacking splendor and appeal. Our hair extension specialists at Fabio Scalia Salons in SoHo and Brooklyn Heights, New York, work with Great Lengths Extensions to deliver the hair that will suit your fantasy and personality. You're expecting more than just length You're looking for more than just length--hair extensions are generally long anyway. But you're looking for something distinctive. You may simply want to boost the look of your already beautiful hair by blending in colorful strands for fullness and spotlight. Pre-Bonded hair extensions are all the rage and is one option you can consider. With the right care these can last up to six months. A consultation with your stylist is a must before adding your extensions. During consultation the stylist assesses the number of bundles and length needed and a quote is given to you. Shed-proof quality is an added distinction Great Lengths Extensions, the benchmark for hair extensions, are the leaders in the market. They provide 100% virgin Remy human hair extensions that's traceable, not chemically treated, and is shed-proof. Only superior hair from India is used. It is preserved, using an exclusive process during production. It's worth your time to be your best Service can take from about three hours to apply, depending on the number of bundles ordered and how full or long you would like your hair to be. Now your adventure has just begun! You're leaving Fabio Scalia Salon with a sense of accomplishment. Your Great Length extensions, the most admired in the market, suit your fantasy. Frequent brushing is the secret Now you're not on your own. Your stylist will guide you as to how to take care of your new look to keep it fresh and vibrant. With proper attention, like frequent brushing at least twice daily and being careful to brush away from sections of the bond or tape, you'll be happy with your hair. It's a great idea to use a paddle brush and brush your hair in sections, using gentle strokes. Remember your hair is weakest when wet, so special care should be taken to prevent breakage. Wait at least 48 hours after application before shampooing your hair. Washing your hair twice weekly is advisable. Do not apply heat to the bonded or taped areas when blow drying or styling your hair. All information and care will be given regarding the most efficient way to take care of your Great Lengths Extensions. Consult your professional stylists at the Fabio Scalia Salon you choose below, and book now to get the extensions that suit your fantasy!   SoHo 311 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 (646) 904-5692 Brooklyn Heights 148 Montague Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 305-4743  

HAIR SALON TIPS Your hair never looked so extraordinary! You have decided to attentively consider using a few striking hair salon tips, that for any gender, bring long awaited head-turning results! There's something here for everyone at Fabio-Scalia, providing the best hair cuts in New York. Sometimes you may need to take matters into your own hands for just a while as you're traveling or are otherwise entangled. There are numerous hair salon tips to guide you. You don't have to spin your wheels to look stunning! How you wear your hair brings out an essential part of your personality, so why not flaunt it with the best hair cuts? Most effective short cuts to consider At Fabio-Scalia we've spent several years of research, developing the art, techniques, and short cuts that are the most effective for your ultimate satisfaction. We have quite a smorgasbord to offer you that will point you in the right direction here at Fabio-Scalia, the best hair cut salon in New York. Demands to indulge in looking your best Whatever your style, hair type, or dogged demands to not settle for less than your indulgent best, we have a list of helpful hints that are working for a wide population of searchers. They yearn for fool-proof answers to simple questions ranging from, shine, color, balayage, haircuts, thinning hair, straight, curly, not-so-curly, proper beard care and grooming--the list is not exhaustive, and the competition to excel is real! Up-to-the-minute concepts We don't want you to be shortchanged from a lack of information about cutting-edge hair salon tips, concepts, up-to-the-minute trends, and piping hot styles, for these come to our website here. There are so many easy choices for turning those not-so-good hair days into great hair days. These tips, when applied, may benefit you for a lifetime. Our brightest team believes that the following tips are some of the most basic that are available. Many of these are adapted to emulate some of the most popular Hollywood stars that you admire, at the home of the best hair cuts in New York. Keep a spray bottle of water handy for misting your curls. A superfine mist air dries in seconds and is all you need for loosening and revitalizing them. You don't have to saturate your hair. While blow-drying, allow hair to cool before taking it off the brush. This step is crucial to keeping your curls in place and making them last longer. Before shampooing, first twist your hair into four sections and smooth shampoo on top of each twist to avoid tangles. Adding highlights to thinning hair can increase volume, giving the appearance of having more hair. For springy, resilient volume, use a dry shampoo before bed. Sleep with your hair in a bun and wake up to surprisingly lasting volume. Your blowout will last when your hair is totally dry with no damp areas. Otherwise your hair may be frizzy and limp. As you transform to a natural texture, it is vital to keep your hair moisturized by using a leave-in conditioner after each shower. It is not advisable to shampoo your hair daily. This may dry out your scalp and rob it of much needed nourishment. https://fabioscalia.com/blog/ Add some oil for beard grooming, softness and moisture For example, enhance beard grooming by adding a small amount of beard oil to your brush--a couple of drops, to keep it soft, moisturized and healthy looking. Cleanse and condition often Cleanse and condition hair as often as possible to maintain ease in treating your beard. Build-up of products can interfere with a smooth, gentle texture. Use sharp tools and lubricate them often Your beard trimmer and scissors are your tools for a precise cut and a professional touch. Keep them sharp and lubricated when not in use. Investing some time and effort to find the right tools can be a good way to be sure that they are tailored just for you. You may want to skip using a razor If you choose to use a razor, shave in an upward direction, along with your Adam's apple. This will alleviate the discomfort of ingrown hairs and razor bumps.

For Perfect Hair Volume & Bounce We are quickly approaching the end of the year. Undoubtedly, everyone is gearing up for an unusual holiday season. For the most part, many of us will be holding very small and quiet gatherings, perhaps virtual celebrations will be in place this year. Either way, we still want to look our very best, and nothing says happy festive mood than beautiful revitalize voluminous hair.  We turn to hair stylist Valerie Hyams for answers on how to achieve the perfect hair bounce this holiday season. In fact, as a Kérastase ambassador, Valerie showed us how the new Chronologiste line is the hair savior we’ve all been waiting for!  Model: Samantha Kumiko Photographer: Riccardo Piazza  “I absolutely love the new Chronologiste line. It is one of the most versatile hair care lines I've ever worked with. It is designed to revitalize the hair from scalp to ends. The results are mind blowing bounce, volume and gorgeous shine.” Valerie Hyams, Fabio Scalia Brooklyn Heights Chronologiste by Kerastase What makes this collection so special?  “The ingredients used are what makes this line a game changer. In fact, Chronologiste is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, and Abyssine.”  Can you explain in layman's terms?  “Absolutely! Hyaluronic acid moisturizes and hydrates both the scalp and fiber. Next, vitamin E works as a protector from external aggressors. Finally, abyssine is the invigorating agent that regenerates the hair fiber and results in that bounce we all crave” What is your favorite product from the line?  “Without a doubt the Pre-Cleanse Regenerant. Because of the charcoal, it purifies the scalp and removes all impurities. Admittedly, amazing hair cannot happen if you don’t pay proper attention to the scalp. It’s the root of everything!”  Apply for thermal protection and complete frizz control Final Results Model: Samantha Kumiko Photographer: Riccardo Piazza  Drop a comment below, and book your next appointment by clicking right here. 

In our last blog post we talked about what makes for a successful hair salon visit. A good salon visit leaves you feeling beautiful and reinvigorated. The hair diagnosis is the most crucial step of the salon consultation.  Why is a hair diagnosis important?  The whole idea behind a hair diagnosis is for the stylist to determine the best course of action to address the current issues you are experiencing with your hair and scalp. At Fabio Scalia salons, our aim is to provide a personalized hair care regimen that is unique to your hair concerns.  Is hair diagnosis just another fancy word for a salon consultation?  Good question! A hair diagnosis is much more thorough and comprehensive. During a diagnosis the hairdresser will take a closer look at your scalp and hair fiber. Furthermore, it lets the stylist determine what are the most appropriate and beneficial treatments for you, as well as the right products for you to use at home.  Photos by Riccardo Piazza The Final Results Hair Styling by Samantha Gradilone in our Brooklyn Heights salon Photo by Riccardo Piazza Think about this next time you visit the salon! Drop a comment below, and book your next appointment by clicking right here. 

Fabio Scalia is thrilled to welcome Veigas to our SoHo salon team. Veigas is an incredibly talented hair stylist that has been working in the hair industry for the last ten years. I sat down with her to chat a little bit about all things hair. “As a hair stylist you must not only understand what your client wants, but in order to deliver that you must first gain a clear view of their lifestyle, personality, attitudes, interests, the way they carry themselves. These are all the things I like to find out before creating a look for someone.”  For Veigas, being a good listener is a requisite to become a successful hair stylist. She agrees, "the consultation is the most vital part of the hair salon visit." It is during consultation that she is able to delve into the world of the client. Her determination and drive is fueled by inspiration. Her own professional experiences have taught her that education feeds inspiration. Thus, Veigas is a strong believer in the power of constant education. She emphasizes that remaining ahead of the curve and on top of trends is what sets apart the top hairstylists from the rest. Veigas is available for bookings in the Fabio Scalia SoHo salon. Located at 311 W Broadway New York, NY To book an appointment call 212-343-0523 or click here to book online. 

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