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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 PiazzaThe Final ResultsHair Styling by Samantha Gradilone in our Brooklyn Heights salonPhoto by Riccardo PiazzaThink 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, NYTo 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 SalonMichael 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

At Fabio Scalia salons, our goal is simple: exceptional hair for every individual. Hence, we proudly endorse L'Oreal's Kerastase line of hair products. Kerastase offers a diverse range of hair care lines that are made specifically to tackle every type of issue a stylist might encounter with their clients' hair.Hair is often complex when it should be easy, comfortable and chic. In order to maintain long-term health and integrity of hair, proper hair care products are a necessity.“I am amazed by how good the Kerastase hair products actually work. As hair professionals in New York City, it is our job to anticipate our client’s hair needs and prescribe the best solution to their problems. For this reason, I love working with Kerastase hair products. Mainly because, I find Kerastase to be a highly innovative company. Furthermore, their products are science driven and contain active ingredients that perform every time. Also, the price point for these products is very reasonable! Which is amazing considering these are very high end luxury lines. If I had to recommend 3 products for our clients to invest in, it would be the Fluidissime Anti-Frizz spray from the Discipline line, the Densimorphose thickening mousse from the Densifique line, and the latest addition to the Nutritive line: the 8 -Hour Magic night serum”-– Fabio Scalia Provides anti-frizz protection for up to 72 hours Up to 450°F of thermal hair protection Provides beautiful shineImproves hair texture Provides shine and thicknessLeaves a soft touch for a sensitive scalpDelivers 8 hours of overnight hair nourishment Softens the hair and makes it easier to manageEasily detangles hair   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

Over the past months, our hair has put up with dehydrating agents such as the sun, chlorine and saltwater. This could have a huge effect on the health of your hair and scalp and in the worst-case scenario lead to unnecessary hair thinning. There is a shift in season and with it comes a new hair wellness routine. In this week’s blog post, we tell you how to bring your hair back to life.  Condition, Condition, Condition  The key to hair wellness is proper conditioning. If your hair is really dehydrated, we recommend doing 2 to 3 treatments that fulfill your needs and gives your hair the moisture it needs. In our New York City locations, we offer the very popular Milbon treatments as well as take-home masks from Oribe and Kérastase. Remember, breakage travels inside the cortex which leads us to tip #2.Get regular trims If you want a healthy and thick mane, the scissors are your best friend. Make sure to be consistent with your trims so your split ends won’t work their way up to your strands.  “Waiting too long between your appointments will cause split ends and breakage higher up on the strand. This will result in your stylist needing to give you a shorter style than if you get consistent trims,” says Fabio Scalia.For overall wellness: Invest in Nutrafol  At Fabio Scalia, we focus on long-term growth and results. It’s important to have in mind that stress, diet and environmental toxins are all factors proven to compromise the wellness of your hair. At our salons, we offer our clients Nutrafol, a 100% drug-free supplement to prevent hair thinning. It’s perfect for those who find it hard to cover all vitamins needed for optimal nutrition in their daily diet. 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. Time to think about Super short, blunt bobs are one of the season’s hottest hair trends. And one that is destined to keep you relatively cooled and looking very cool. The Story Bobs have ruled the fashion world since their introduction in 1909 in France by Polish-born hairdresser, Antoine de Paris. 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. Why hairdressers love it Bobs are functional and versatile. Also they can be very customizable, depending on the person. When getting a blunt bob, the blunt angle 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 perfect summer hair. Versatility of style 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 seen 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 cutShaggy Pixie/Fringed Pixie     Super Short Pixie                     Short-Faux Bob Pixie Schedule your appointment with us today in SohoSchedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights 

Maintaining a vibrant hair color can be a really tough challenge. The key to having gorgeously colored locks (and keeping them that way) is all about proper hair care in-between salon visits. This does not mean adding major steps into your beauty regimen. In fact, it all gets down to small lifestyle changes that anyone can do. Here are 6 ways that you can extend the life of your hair color. 1. Stop using shampoo every single day Washing your hair too often doesn’t only result in a dry and lifeless mane, but it can also make your hair color duller. The shampoo strips your hair of color and also all natural oils from your scalp that nourishes and keep the hair looking healthy. The same oils are the ones that help your strands to take color better. That being said, keep your color fresh by using shampoo only a few times a week. Find out if you are you making these common washing mistakes here. 2. Avoid hot tools Turning up the heat on your styling tools can be tempting when you want to achieve the ultimate #hairgoals. However, that heat could be the reason that your color is looking a bit dull. Excessive use of hot tools can make your color fade faster than you wish, so avoid them as much as possible. 3. Use the right products In a previous post, we talked about the 5 products your really need and why, but when it comes to color-treated hair, you might want to upgrade your hair care routine slightly. Dyed hair requires more attention, so invest in salon-graded products for colored hair. 4. Give pigmented products a try Today, a lot of brands offer hair products such as shampoo and conditioner designed to enhance the already existing shade of your hair. Depending on the current color, the products may contain marigold or yellow shades for golden blondes, violet shades for white blondes and so on. A pigmented product can be used weekly or biweekly for a fresher tone. 5. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate When having your hair colored, it’s more important than ever to keep the strands deeply hydrated. Hydrated hair holds onto color better and helps it to produce more shine than thirsty, dehydrated locks. Replenish your hair’s moisture by using a deep conditioning mask once a week. 6. Consult with a professional Figuring out what best for your specific hair is not easy. And let us be honest – no one knows your locks better than your stylist. Make sure you get their opinion on the best products and what you should be using when you get home from the salon. Are you ready for a makeover? Schedule a consultation with one of our stylists today here (Soho) or here (Brooklyn). How often can you really color your hair without damaging it? Find out here!