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For the past 15 years, Fabio Scalia Brooklyn has been a second home to our staff and clients as well as a destination for healthy and beautiful hair. I feel nothing but gratitude for the growth and success of our brand, for my team and most importantly for having you as a loyal client. As a result of the success of our SoHo branch, the time feels right to break ground and expand our beloved Brooklyn shop. My team and I are extremely excited to announce that this summer we will be relocating our Brooklyn Heights salon to a bigger location on 148 Montague St. The new salon will offer us the space necessary to continue growing. We want to create a beautifully serene atmosphere so you can continue loving coming to Fabio Scalia Salon. We are very excited about the future and we look forward to sharing this new chapter with you. More details to come but until then we wish you a wonderful week filled with good hair days. Ciao!

Model: Valery Kaufman Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Summer is just around the corner and whether you crave long beachy waves, a sunkissed balayage, or a short pixie cut, we want to make sure you achieve the look you long for, but in order to get there, you have some planning to do. At Fabio Scalia Salons, we want you to love living with your hair; taking the time to deliver personalized sessions that focus on the hair’s integrity and long-term growth. Meaning, if you are dark today and want to be blonde this summer, you have to plan for it and let’s be real – you won’t be able to lift the color of your hair up so many levels in one single sitting without damaging it. Therefore, it is important to consult with your colorist and stylist and design a plan of action. In addition to setting up a proper hair plan, you should know that maintaining your healthy mane during the spring and summer is no easy task: warmer and dryer climate has a huge impact on the condition of your hair. Just like our skin, our hair also gets sunburned. Most clients know the importance of using SPF during the summer season, but fewer people understand the importance of protecting your hair in the same way. Another way to protect your hair during the high heat and sun is to use accessories. A recent trend for this Spring/Summer we have seen is hair scarfs or wraps, and as hairdressers who value not only the appearance but the condition of hair, we applaud this stylish and effective trend with high recommendation. Summer is the perfect time to play with new styles: save the breakage and nurture your hair in a silk scarf, or even an elaborate hat? Last but not least, never underestimate the importance of a good hydration routine; hydrate, hydrate, hydrate should become this summer's mantra. As to booking consistent in-salon treatments once a month, to maintain the gorgeous locks you desire and to continue daily hair care routines with the right products advised by your trusty stylist. Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights

Because a healthy scalp is the secret to healthy and gorgeous hair. Head Spa is quickly becoming a staple service at many high-end salons. Why? Because the treatment promotes a clean scalp free of buildup by combining scalp cleansing, a relaxing head massage as well as deep conditioning. At Fabio Scalia, we offer this luxurious treatment using Milbon’s Scalp Collection and this week we are very excited to tell you all about it. Milbon has been at the forefront of hair care innovation for years. And when it was time to develop a scalp line they conducted in-depth research that showed that indeed the scalp is the root of all common hair problems. But research also showed that a high percentage of women do nothing to address scalp problems. Thus, neglecting to take care of the scalp properly exacerbates common hair problems such as itchiness, dryness, oiliness, odor, and dandruff. The magic behind Milbon lies in the science of it. Research showed that a high ratio of fatty acids in the scalp sebum is an indicator of an unbalanced scalp. Excess fatty acids in sebum result in scalp that is smelly, sticky and itchy. Furthermore, fatty acids in sebum deter skin cell renewal and result in flaking and dryness.   Sounds familiar? No need to panic! A good head spa treatment will start off by removing the unwanted fatty acids clogging the follicles. For this detoxifying step, we use a purifying gel shampoo, formulated to attach to the fatty acid build up and lift it away from the scalp and hair. The shampoo is followed by a cleansing spa gel, infused with cooling menthol and aromatherapy scents, specially designed to provide deep cleaning and exfoliating of the scalp. By incorporating a deep head massage, the treatment will leave you feeling refreshed (and very relaxed!). Once the buildup has been lifted, the last steps focus on replenishing essential moisture and oil to the scalp. Milbon’s powerful hydrating treatment and leave-in scalp moisturizer serve to soothe, nourish, moisturize and protect the scalp. This head spa treatment offer clients the benefits of detoxifying the scalp, which in turn restores the natural volume and shine of the hair. In addition, the SSVR-Silk™ infused treatment alleviates common hair issues and the soothing head massage leaves your body and mind feeling relaxed and stimulated. Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights

Do you have products containing any of these three ingredients on your shelves? If you do, then it’s time for a major clearance. In this week's blog post, we're here to talk about the mystery additives that might be added to your hair products, why they aren’t so great and how you can avoid them.  SULFATES The reason why you find them in a lot of hair products is that they act like detergents. They are very effective in the process of removing dirt and oil from the hair and scalp.  The problem with sulfates is that they can remove a little too much. In other words, sulfates are aggressive and “harsh” and can strip away your scalp’s natural moisture. Prolonged use of sulfates can weaken your hair cuticles which can have a huge impact on the condition of the hair and its long-term growth. PARABENS Today it's not uncommon to see “Paraben free” on lots of product labels, here's the reason why: parabens are a group of chemicals that are similar to the hormones that naturally occur in the body. Thus, added parabens are harmful because they can disrupt the natural release of these hormones. In many products, parabens act as "fillers" used to swallow the product and create more of the product itself. Thus, they don't provide any actual value to the quality of the product only the quantity of it. SILICONES A big no-no when it comes to hair products is silicones. The reason why? They do not dissolve in water which, in the short term, might give the hair extra shine, but in reality, it causes the hair to become dull and dry by blocking essential oils and moisture that penetrates from the hair’s cortex. Also causing your scalp to become way out of balance; a “wall” is built which prevents other products to penetrate the hairs’ strands while also causing unwanted build up, especially for those with curly hair.     In addition to sulfates, parabens and silicones, you want to make sure that your hair products don't contain chemicals that are either too acid or too alkaline. If they do, your hair’s pH-balance could be in disarray. For instance, if your hair has an alkaline pH-balance, the cuticles might be swollen and disappear, which could result in unnecessary swollenness of the cortex as well as damage. In addition, your color might fade quicker as your melanin levels are susceptible to damage. Ideally, your pH-balance should be between 5-5.5. At Fabio Scalia Salons we offer the best high-quality products that focus on the hair’s integrity and long-term growth. Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights

With spring around the corner, our manes are in desperate need of a reboot. But improving the condition of your hair is many times easier said than done. Therefore, we have listed  3 detoxifying products to reset your hair and give it that extra shine and strength it needs. Milbon Scalp Treatment Whether your hair is dry and flat, your scalp oily, itchy or flaky, a Milbon scalp treatment is something we recommend all our clients to do. This will reset the scalp and help it replenish essential oils and moisture. In addition, the Japanese treatment increases natural shine as well as fullness and makes you leave the salon with hair you’ve only dreamt of before. While this treatment is done in-salon, we highly recommend boosting your strands with take-home masks as well.   Oribe Clarifying Shampoo & Conditioner With volcanic ash powers this detoxifying mousse, which polishes away dirt, oil, and product buildup, your hair gets restored, with a new inner glow. Important to remember is that if you’ve recently had your color done, a clarifying shampoo & conditioner could make it fade quicker and we wouldn’t want that to happen! Label.m Diamond Dust Series Free from sulfates and parabens, the label.m Diamond Dust series comes in shampoo and conditioner, as well as a leave-in creme. It was developed to deliver ultimate nourishment while transforming your hair into beautiful, smooth and shiny 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.

On February 28, 1909, the first-ever National Women’s Day was celebrated in a way to honor women in the garment industry and to protest against the poor working conditions. In 1975, the United Nations (UN) officially marked March 8 an official holiday to celebrate and recognize the significance of women’s rights and world peace. It has been a day to empower all who identify as a woman, as well as addressing the political, social and economic challenges that have been faced throughout history. It is truly amazing to realize that only for 74 years - the UN signing an international agreement in 1945 to affirm principle in equalizing men and women - helping to create a continuous legacy of “internationally-agreed strategies, standards, programmes and goals to advance the status of women worldwide” (UN, 2019). And since, the progression of equality for all, and especially women, have and will continue to raise more questions and more strides in achieving that safe, powerful and equal world we all strive for in society. At Fabio Scalia Salon, we strive to cultivate a workplace culture that celebrates diversity, equality, and respect. As a place of comfort and supporting the health and beauty of all our wonderful clients, our salons are happy to celebrate this important holiday. Please join us this Friday and Saturday for special treats and complimentary mimosa in both the Brooklyn Heights and Soho salons, and let us together feel the dynamic of such a holiday in honoring women in our city and around the world.     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.

You haven’t washed your hair in the right way In order to receive a blow out that lasts for several days, your hair needs to be extremely clean. By that, we mean shampooing twice; the first time shampooing you are getting rid of any loose dirt and/or old product in which the shampoo will not produce much lather; the second time will produce much more lather because you are starting with a cleaner scalp. Keep in mind to massage your hair at the roots to give your scalp that extra boost it needs. You shower without a shower cap Showers are great, but moisture and humidity are not when you want to extend the life of your blowout. Tuck all of your hair into a terry cloth-lined shower cap (or any material cap should work) before showering and your blowout will stay preserved once you get out. You go to sleep with your hair down To prevent losing the volume you fought so badly for, put your hair upside down and gather your hair into a loose bun on top of your head before going to sleep. When you wake up the next day,  brush your hair gently and add some product to it, which reminds me- speaking of products. You are using the wrong products So you managed to achieve that amazing hairstyle you’ve always dreamt of. Now what? A good finishing spray with the right amount of texture will make your style look amazing for days. Styling should be easy and with the right hair products, with the right amount, and yes a little bit of dedicated time, you can get the results you wish for. You’re using the wrong brush If you’re looking for a voluminous, bouncy and glamorous look, a round brush should be your best pick. Today there are endless amounts of brushes, bristles, and materials that you left wondering what’s for what. Styling should not be at the expense of your scalp or your manes’ health. At Fabio Scalia Salon, we offer brushes of the highest quality from Italy created to help clients maintain the integrity of the hair while at the same time adding shine to the strands. These brushes also allow you to maintain your hair color better. Get yours in the salon today! 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.

No backcombing, no weaving, just blowdrying. At Fabio Scalia Salons, the team always keeps its finger on the pulse of current trends and new techniques. Colorists often performing popular techniques of foil, balayage and all over, but today we are discussing a new and trending technique; highlighting the hair with only a board and a blow dryer. In today's blog post, Soho colorist Claudia DeCicco guides us through the process of getting the color you’ve always dreamt of. “The first step is to section the hair into five quadrants. From there I take sections, slice them and put the blow dryer to the strands to remove baby hairs. To make it easier, I clip the tiny hairs down and once my section is ready, I hold a paddle underneath it with the foil and simply brush on the color. I let the color process until the hair has lifted to the desired look and then simply rinse. Depending on the client’s hair, I would add a gloss and root smudge if necessary.” “Most people think that foils leave a brighter but also sometimes ‘stripy’ result and that’s why a lot of people are preferring balayage because they want a more sunkissed and natural looking outcome. However, with this new technique, you get the lift and brightness. In other words, you don’t have to choose between being bright enough and natural looking. In addition, it’s great if you want a long lasting result that looks amazing in between your visits to the salon.” – Claudia DeCicco   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.  

There’s no better feeling than leaving the salon with new and fresh hair extensions. At Fabio Scalia Salon in New York City, we offer Great Lengths – the most luxurious extensions on the market, made from ethically sourced, fully traceable non-chemically treated human hair. Knowing how to take care of your new strands can be confusing but no need to panic! In this week’s blog post, our stylist Luis Miller explains how to take care of your extensions properly in between salon visits. Luis, in a previous blog post we’ve touched the topic of taking care of your extensions. What is your tip for clients who just had them done? Clients who have never had extensions before tend to have this idea that the upkeep of hair extensions is very hard and tedious work, however, that is far from true. What I tell all my new clients is that the key to maintaining beautiful extensions is brushing! You have to brush your hair extensions daily, twice a day if needed. Always brush your extensions when they are dry, section by section, with movements away from the bond. Before and after by Luis Miller What about products? Should you use specific ones for the extensions? I would suggest investing in a good quality paddle brush, other than that some dry shampoo or dry spray will take you a long way. Avoid using greasy products. Got it! How often are you supposed to wash your hair with them in? Continue washing your hair as you normally would. Two or three times a week is good, just remember not to apply direct heat to the bond when you are blow drying and styling your hair. Other than that just have fun with them. Is it time to get extensions? Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights Fabio Scalia is an upscale hair salon in SoHo and Brooklyn Heights, New York. We offer services such as haircuts, styling, balayage, coloring and extensions.