With A-list celebrities such as Kendall Jenner and Zendaya adding red tones and tints to their hair, “going red” is shaping up to be one of the biggest hair crazes of 2022. And a big reason why this trend is booming right now is that so many different shades, hues, and intensities are possible, which makes it almost impossible to not find a shade that will suit you it ranges from a subtle strawberry blonde, to a bright cherry red, to a brown with warm undertones. If you’re inspired and are thinking about adding shades of red to your hair, or embracing and highlighting natural warm tones. Mirko Vergani, a colorist at Fabio Scalia Salons’ Soho location, sees red hair as “the ultimate luxury accessory.” He notes that clients with natural dark hair look great with dark shades of red — burgundy, dark burgundy, wine red, dark cherry, or reddish brown colors such as auburn. With all these options to choose from after deciding to hop on the trend, what’s the catch? Color Maintenance According to Giulia Farella, master colorist at the Brooklyn Heights location, the hardest color to maintain is, without a doubt, red or copper since these colors tend to fade very quickly. This is great for a client that wants a temporary change, but if you fall in love with being a redhead and are going copper, you may have to make more trips to the salon for touch-ups. For example, if a brunette client is used to coming into the salon every 4-5 weeks for a single process root touch-up, a client who has red or copper hair—in order to maintain a vibrant shade of red—needs to come every 2-3 weeks to do a tint refresher. This would be a gloss treatment that adds pigment and shine to the hair without any breakage or damage. Next Steps! Don’t let this stop you from living your redhead dream, though! We have the tools and tips to prevent your hair from fading too quickly. Products formulated for colored hair help slow down the fading process when washing your hair in the shower, such as Kerastase’s Bain Absolu Respect shampoo and Fondant Cica Chroma conditioner. These are both great additions to your hair cleansing routine, and will keep your hair color fresh and clean. Click Here to book your next visit!
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.
Protecting the integrity of our client’s hair has always been at the core of our philosophy. Choosing the correct hair brush for your hair is imperative to maintaining your hair looking beautiful and feeling healthy. SoHo salon hair stylist Rene Villalta shares some hair brush magic. He demonstrates how to properly use a round brush to get a beautiful smooth finish without using a flat iron on model Samara. Click here to check out the video of Samara’s visit. What hair stylists recommend Rene shares, “round hair brushes help to tame frizz and deliver bounce and shine to your hair. I always recommend using natural boar bristle for the optimal blow dry results!” How about for fine hair? Brooklyn Heights hair stylist Antonio Juarez agrees, “natural boar bristle brush is a great option for all hair types." "For fine hair, I would stick with boar bristle as well, my only recommendation is to make sure that the bristle patterns are not too aligned and compacted too close to each other, a more scattered bristle is best for fine hair because it doesn't create too much tension or pull on the hair.” Also, when choosing the right brush remember that a wooden brush is always preferred not only is the quality of the brush better, but metal-based brushes can easily cause heat damage to already weaken hair. Nobody wants more breakage! One last tip Brooklyn Heights, lead stylist assistant Irina Barskaya shares an important tip when blow drying hair. “Work on your grip! A good blow dry starts with a good strong grip on the brush. Make sure you start close the root, and always work on your technique, make sure that the hair rolls into the brush as oppose to just pulling the hair down with the brush. It can be difficult to master at first but keep working on it and you’ll get that hang of it.” Now you know, if you want to protect the integrity and long-term health of your hair, a good hair brush is definitely well worth the investment! Check with your hairdresser in your next visit what he/she recommends for you. Click here to schedule your next visit
If you follow beauty trends and pop culture, we’re guessing you’ve seen “liquid hair” flowing through your social media feeds. It’s been featured on major online beauty publications, blogs and most notably seen on celebrities and social media influencers such as Kim Kardashian, Dua Lipa, Zendaya, Megan Fox and Cardi B. So, what is liquid hair? Just like it sounds, this style refers to hair that looks so soft and shiny that it reflects light like water. It visually “flows” and “ripples” like a water stream, or fountain of hair! The end result? Extra sleek, and extra glossy locks. How can I achieve this cool new style? The best way to wear this trend is with sleek pin-straight hair: think smooth blowout with a flat iron finish. An online deep dive would have you believe that the only way to achieve this look is by already having extremely straight hair, or by getting a keratin treatment. However, that is not the case. Anyone can rock this style—all types of hair, all types of texture. We asked our stylists at Fabio Scalia salons and this is what they recommend. “Take advantage of in-salon treatments! Many clients don’t even realize the arsenal of treatments available at their salons,” says Fabio. “Luxury hair care brands, such as L’Oreal’s Kerastase, invest huge amounts of resources on technology and science to come up with the latest haircare products that are truly miraculous.” Which treatment is best? For liquid hair, the K Water treatment by Kerastase is the perfect in-salon treatment to achieve the look. The best part is, unlike a keratin treatment (which can cost upward of $500), K Water is a $25 quick add-on treatment applied directly at the sink. Its breakthrough lamellar technology allows the liquid to act as a resurfacing solution. It instantly coats the hair upon contact, giving it an instant glossy, silky and smooth appearance. It is incredibly lightweight and leaves the hair feeling super fluid. See for yourself in this awesome video (on our Instagram) demonstrating impeccable liquid hair results created by Fabio himself with a K Water treatment. So, the secret is out! Next time you visit the salon and want to give this trend a try, ask your hairstylist about this add-on treatment for the perfect blowout. Click here to book your next appointment.
Jaw-Dropping Hairstyles for the New You New Years is here, and you know what that means…new year, new you, and most certainly new do’. At Fabio Scalia’s upscale salon, turn your holiday hair dreams into a reality by booking one of his deluxe hair treatments. Looking for shape? Volume? How about a little spice? Or maybe you’re into a sophisticated, chic look. No matter what you’re going for to kick 2022 off to a good start, you’ll be dazzled by the amazing work of Fabio, whose hair styling magic will make jaws drop to the floor. What’s Hot Wavy Bob The wavy bob is a hot trend right now. It’s a great way to freshen up the locks and cut off any dead ends, so your hair can grow healthy and strong. Serve up that look of posh and add some extra flare by considering front bangs with the wavy bob. Lace Side Double-Braided Ponytail This lace braid and ponytail combo screams luxury. If you want to spice up a regular ponytail with some added elegance, you can’t go wrong with this look. Regardless of hair length, this double-braided side look is achievable, not to mention it will make you feel positively royal. Braided Low Bun Sophisticated in the front, party in the back. The best part about this style is that once you decide to take down the low bun and braids, just throw in some dry shampoo and you’ll have gorgeous crimped hair that continues to radiate long after you get it styled. Braided Chignon This braided chignon provides a classic look that you can dress up or down for any occasion. Add a little glam by adding a metallic scarf or tinsel, dress it up with a solid color to match your outfit, or make it playful with a patterned or animal print scarf. This look is perfect if you plan to do a lot of dancing, as it really keeps everything tight and together. Half-Up Bouffant Looking to keep it simple? Go with a straight haired look with a punch–add a bouffant to your half-up hairdo. You can get creative with the back of the hair and bangs for this one, or let the bouffant do the talking. The bouffant is a touch of sleek, a touch of chic. High Ponytail Want to feel extra empowered? This girl boss hairdo will instantly help you achieve that “I’m-a-badass” energy. Smooth and glossy on top to keep in those flyaways, and shiny throughout. With every stride, you’ll be gracefully swinging that beautiful, strong hair of yours, and people won’t be able to help themselves from noticing your female power. Why Freshen Up? Confidence Booster The holidays bring a whole range of emotions. With a year in review and a new one on the horizon, having a boost of confidence surprisingly helps things feel a lot easier. When we are confident, we are able to perform better, and show up for ourselves and others in a entire new light. We want that energy coming into a new era, don’t we? That’s right, we do. Rejuvenate Your Locks It’s time to cut off those loose and dead ends and make room for new growth, for both your hair and your life at large. Say goodbye to monotony and give yourself the hair lift you need to let your roots and bad self thrive. Fresh and Flirty Going through a break-up or divorce, or dealing with some unfortunate events in your life? Cheer yourself up with the gift of a first-rate hairstyling from one of the best hairdressers in New York. Feel vivacious and flirtatious with an exciting new style that you might not otherwise think to try. Fabio is one of the finest hairdressers in Soho, and his technique will have you walking out of the salon feeling like a million–no, a timeless piece. Wrap Up When January comes, you know what that means; out with the old, in with the new. It’s only your civic duty to get glamorous and do a little housekeeping for the hair. If you’re eager for a little hair Feng Shui and a spritz of glitz, book an appointment with Fabio ASAP at his upscale salon in Soho or Brooklyn. It’s time to strut into the new year with style and prestige.
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?”
Tips to keep hair healthy during cooler months During the colder months of the year, our hair can tend to suffer a bit. Hair thrives when it has a proper protein/moisture balance and the cold winter weather can throw off that balance and tip the scales, resulting in drier hair that is more prone to breakage. There are a few quick and easy changes we can implement into our routine that can really benefit to keep our hair healthy and help it adjust during the seasonal transition. Keep reading for some tips and tricks that we can incorporate to keep those locks flourishing all winter long! What is hair made of? Hair is a protein that our bodies create, surprisingly, for the unusual purpose of protection. Our bodies have evolved to produce hair as a barrier to assist in combating daily stressors that otherwise would be in direct contact with our skin, nostrils and eyes. Amazingly, the hair on our head innately grows longer than anywhere else on our bodies and this is the hair that most of us are the most concerned with. Today, this hair we use for expression and styling is made up of dead skin cells so keeping it well nourished is essential for maintaining its optimal wellbeing. How cold weather wrecks our hair There are multiple reasons that the cold weather can be our hair’s worst enemy. Leaving the house with wet hair allows hair follicles to shrink and dry hair out in cooler temperatures Scalp issues such as dandruff or flaking Rough fabrics on sweaters and jackets that rub against hair and cause damage Hotter temperatures inside that create less humidity Ways to combat poor hair health in winter · Protein/Moisture balance Balanced protein and moisture levels are essential for the health and wellness of our hair. If our hair has too much protein, it becomes brittle and breaks easily upon handling. If our hair has too much moisture, it becomes gummy and stretches which causes limp hair. The sweet spot is right in the middle. A good rule of thumb is to do a regular protein treatment to ensure the protein level remains sufficient, and conditioning regularly to even out that protein that has been deposited. If your hair ever tips too far in one direction, you can implement the appropriate component to get your strands back on track. · Use moisturizing hair products Using moisturizing products assist our hair in retaining moisture throughout the day. The ingredients in our hair products are important as they determine the effectiveness of the product. The first 3 ingredients are what the product is mostly made up of. The first ingredient of a moisturizing hair product should be water or contain a substance that is heavily water based. By having water being the basis of the product, you can ensure that the product will actually moisturize the hair and not just sit on top. A pro tip: Warm your products before application for better penetration and add a light oil afterwards to seal in all that moisture! · Deep condition with steam Deep conditioning our hair is crucial, especially as temperatures start to drop. Traditional deep conditioning methods involve leaving the product in for extended amounts of time or intensifying it with heat. Adding steam instead of heat levels up moisture levels like no other. The steam more efficiently opens up the hair follicles and allows the products to penetrate more deeply than with dry heat or time alone. The best (and most inexpensive) way to steam your hair is to apply your conditioner as soon as you get in the shower and allow the steam from the hot water to do its job. If you would like to take this up a notch, you can purchase a hair steamer to sit under. Trust me, you wont regret it! · Use satin lined hoods and scarves Most of the clothing items that keep us warm and cozy in the winter are the worst for our hair. The reason is because the warmer materials like cotton and polyester that trap in heat, are rough and very harsh on our delicate strands. In the colder months when we are constantly bundled up, our hair can tend to repeatedly rub against these harsh materials all day long. This constant friction causes breakage and contributes to drier than normal hair. A way to combat this is to purchase satin lined hoods and scarves. The material is slick and gentle on our hair so we don’t have to worry about the friction causing breakage. Win win! Final thoughts Just because the weather is changing, it doesn’t mean that our hair has to suffer. We can easily enjoy mother nature’s gift and keep a head of healthy hair on our heads. Winter is actually an amazing time to establish a solid hair care regimen that we can sustain year round. Incorporating even one of these tips will make a massive impact on our hair after summer. When all else fails, remember that a trained hairstylist, like at one of our Salons, can always assist you in getting back on track. Happy hairing!
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
Your hair rescue! Science is constantly bringing new ideas to life that improve the health and looks of our hair. Such is the case with Metal Detox by L'Oreal. The global team professionals at Fabio Scalia Salons located in SoHo, and Brooklyn Heights, New York specializes in the application of this three-part treatment that meticulously detoxifies your hair. Safeguard your hair for several days The results of this ingenious, revolutionary finding are trendy color, balayage, and lightening techniques that you want to flaunt with confidence on the runway, at weddings, and everywhere else. Your hair will be color exact, shiny, soft, well nourished, and safeguarded for several days before your next rendezvous! Patented Metal Detox color compatible with all brands Scientists thrive for perfection. Innovation never ceases to amaze us with exciting, fresh, evolutions to amplify the health, looks and feel of color, balayage, and lightening of our hair. The introduction of this patented new technology--your hair rescue, is to attract and detoxify metals that interfere with the optimum color preservation that you desire. Metal Detox harmonizes well with brands of all hair colors and lighteners, and is for all types and textures of hair. The main ingredient, Glicoamine, your hair rescue, is a molecule that penetrates the fibers of the hair to trap and neutralize metal particles like copper, which is invisible to the naked eyes. Color consistency is guaranteed When we're not seeing the color results or consistency we desire in our hair treatments, the answer quite often is in metal that weaves its way into the fibers of our hair. This happens by means of untreated water, environmental pollutants, and impurities from beaches or swimming pools. Porous hair is also another factor since it easily attracts the entrance of metals. Seven years of research--promise accomplished After seven years of research the solution is now! Your hair rescue, Metal Detox by L'Oreal captures and neutralizes metal deposits that cause breakage to your hair. Purified Metal Detox Shampoo is rich, gentle, and sulfate free. The Hair Mask blocks metal traces from returning and prepares the hair for subsequent services. The promise of a frontline product has been accomplished. The biggest bonus The process of application is a simple one for the Fabio Scalia team. With all of the the preceding information established, you can rest and relax. You have the luxury of professionals who color, balayage, and lighten your hair exactly as you expected with Metal Detox by L'Oreal. The biggest bonus is in the comfort and awareness that with your hair rescue, metals like copper that cause hair breakage, will have no permanent place in the fibers of your hair. Schedule and book your appointment now to experience the metal hair detox of a lifetime! SoHo 311 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 (646) 904-5692 Brooklyn Heights 148 Montague Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 305-4743
Your choice is what matters to us between balayage and foil highlights. The ready staff at Fabio-Scalia SoHo and Brooklyn Heights Salons attentively listen during your consultation. They determine the look that you want to achieve so that it can be executed with beauty and precision. It is so important to come in for a color consultation with a professional colorist prior to any color service. The colorist is present to guide you and explain the best route for you to take. Foil Highlights You might be looking for a high lift, high contrast appearance. Foil highlights tend to be more symmetrical which allows for more balanced proportions, as compared to balayage which is more free-flowing. Considering these differences, foil highlights might be just what you've been passionate about. Multiple colors can be applied during the process, so the placement of foil highlights has to be accurate. Enormous skill and attention to detail is required to ensure exactness. Much depends on the color of your hair and what color effects you are trying to achieve. For example, if your hair is very dark and you want to go blonde, then foil highlights would be the way to go. JC Canto in our SoHo Salon specializes in blonde highlights achieved with foils. Balayage Balayage is hand painting of the hair, with a sweeping motion, so it is of a softer transition and there is no clean line of demarcation in the hair as compared to foil highlights. It's one steady flow of color throughout. All you have to do is choose the color that best appeals to you! (This is all established during the consultation.) According to Lucio Galiano in our Brooklyn location, "balayage is more of a sun-kissed look." It's natural, colorful, bright, attention-grabbing and lasts for several weeks! It's easy to imagine the reflections of your hair as you stroll the beach or through the park. Maintenance is minimal, requiring fewer touch ups than foil highlights. Whatever your choice between balayage and foils, the highly qualified professionals at either of our two locations look forward to extending you the pleasure of a satisfying hair experience. You can book your reservations today at either one of these Fabio Scalia Salon locations. SoHo 311 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 (646) 904-5692 Brooklyn Heights 148 Montague Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 305-4743