Shampoo. Rinse. Conditioner. Rinse. How hard can it be? Washing your hair might seem like the easiest thing to do but there are a couple of hair washing mistakes that most of us are guilty of – without even thinking about it! Bad news: you’re probably doing it the wrong way. The good news: we’re going to help you fix it. Get healthy, beautiful hair that is full of bounce by avoiding the mistakes listed below. Hair washing mistake #1: Your washing technique needs some fine-tuning The fact is that a lot of people make this hair washing mistake. Most people apply shampoo to the roots and add more product as they wait for it to lather up. Remember that hair tend to be dirtiest at the roots and drier towards the ends, so apply shampoo to the scalp and work your way down. And do not forget to be generous with the massage! Hair washing mistake #2: You’re using the wrong products The wrong products can leave your hair feeling dry, weighed down, and lifeless. Make sure to pick a shampoo and conditioner for your specific hair type. Not sure what’s best for you? Ask your hairstylist next time you visit the salon. Hair washing mistake #3: You’re shampooing only once So you keep applying shampoo until it starts to lather? This is not only a waste of product but it also does unnecessary damage to your hair. The first time you shampoo your hair you are getting rid of loose dirt and old product and the shampoo will not produce much lather. The second shampoo will produce much more lather because you are starting with a cleaner scalp. So next time, try shampooing twice with less product instead of once with more. (check out Oribe site for ideas on which shampoo to use) Hair washing mistake #4: You’re washing your hair too often The natural oils from your scalp nourish your hair and keep it hydrated and protected. Washing your hair too often can result in a dry and lifeless mane. So how often should you wash it? It depends on your hair type. For example, if you have dry hair, washing it too often would make it drier and weaker. On the other hand, if your hair is oily, you might have to wash it every other day so it doesn’t look greasy. If your hair gets oily fast try adding a dry shampoo to your styling routine. Hair washing mistake #5: You’re cheating with masks Can’t remember the last time you treated yourself with a hair mask? No judging – it happens to everyone! Applying a hair mask should be easy. However, if you have time and are committed to getting healthy hair, try sleeping with a mask. Apply the product and cover with a silk scarf, rinse out in the morning and wake up with silky hair. Ideally, you would add a mask to your hair care routine every 10 days to fight frizz, add moisture and increase hair quality. Want gorgeous hair all summer? Find out how to protect your hair from the sun here.
Gorgeous hair all summer? Yes, please! We're welcoming the warmer season with open arms. But let's be honest; Our hair couldn’t be less excited about the arrival of warmer temperatures. Even though our hair doesn’t get visually sunburned like our skin, it can still be harmed by the sun, saltwater, and the wind. The result? Dry and damaged hair. Here are few tips to maintain your healthy locks during the summer season. Hats on! Investing in a hat doesn’t only give you a great reason for going shopping, it also does your hair a huge favor. Hats can protect your hair from all of the summer’s harsh conditions. Remember that summertime is the perfect season to play with accessories and new hairstyles. Save yourself some breakage and invest in a hat to protect your hair. Use UV-protection Most people know that using UV-protection is crucial for the skin, but fewer people know it’s just as important when it comes to hair. UVA and UVB rays don’t only cause damage to the hair, but also oxidize it, meaning your amazing color could be gone with the wind if you don’t defend it. Don’t forget to prep your hair with UV-protectant spray (especially if you're going for a swim!) to decrease the damage from the sun. Wear your hair up A ponytail or braid is not only a great way to vary your hairstyle, but can actually save your hair from unnecessary damage. When protecting your hair from the sun, there is a simple rule of thumb: The less amount of hair you expose to the sun, the less that your hair will take damage from it. Lower the Heat Want beautiful hair? Of course, you do! However, before your hair can be beautiful, it has to be healthy, so try to avoid the heat as much as possible. Too much heat in the summertime can leave your hair dry and dehydrated. The summertime is ideal for air-drying your hair to reveal its natural texture. Stay away from hot styling tools for gorgeous and frizz-free hair all summer long. If you like to learn what Balayage is and if it's right for you please follow this link for more information.
Ever wonder how celebrities and movie stars all seem to have thick, voluminous, gorgeous hair? And how do they go from a chic bob one day to long, luxurious locks the next? Even good genes can’t do that. Chances are most of the celebs with the fabulous locks are wearing extensions. Fabio Scalia Salon is now proud to offer Great Lengths Hair Extensions, so that anyone can have a little help in achieving some of the looks that we admire. With hair sourced from the temples of India, Great Lengths is the industries top rated leader in extensions. They are the most luxurious extensions on the market, made from ethically sourced, fully traceable non-chemically treated human hair. Fabio Scalia Salon stylist, Luis Miller, has been working with Great Lengths extensions for years and he feels that the results are incomparable. According to Luis, the patented Great Lengths keratin bond is the same structure as our own hair, which allows each extension to fuse with natural hair on a molecular level, without the risk of damage. Luis also states that the bond structure of the extensions expand and contract the same way that our own hair does when it goes from wet to dry! This makes the extensions look and feel really natural. Luis recommends removal every 4 to 6 months, depending upon the type of application performed (i.e. lengthening, more volume), the state/condition of the natural hair, and lifestyle. Great Lengths extensions can be used to achieve length, volume or both. Ask about a free consultation with a certified Great Lengths hair extension specialist at Fabio Scalia Salon to see what Great Lengths can do for you.
Make-up/ Michael J'ann Robinson, Hair/Theresa Belloni A great haircut allows you to style your hair many different ways, to suit your mood or the occasion! To give an example our stylist, Theresa Belloni, took a medium length haircut, with lots of layers, and styled it three different ways. By changing the products she used, and using different styling techniques, she was able to create three distinctly different looks. Make-up artist, Michael J'ann Robinson, completed each transformation by choosing a shade of lipstick that complimented each style. Here is how Theresa created each hairstyle: Look #1- Straight and Sleek To achieve this look, Theresa added a moisturizing product, Oribe Supershine Light Moisturizing Cream, to the ends of the hair before blowing it out straight, using a large round brush. (She did not rough dry the hair first since she was not trying to achieve volume.) She flat ironed the hair lightly on the ends. Tip: NEVER flat iron hair that is not completely dry because the cuticle will be open and hair will get damaged by the direct heat. Look #2- Beach Waves Theresa applied Oribe Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse to the hair when it was still damp. She rough dried the hair while scrunching it with her hands (without a nozzle on the dryer). Afterwards, she took big diagonal sections of hair and then twisted them around a curling wand. She applied Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray before tousling the hair with her fingers. Look #3- Romantic Waves Theresa again applied some volumizing mousse before drying, and smoothing out the hair the hair, with a medium sized brush. She paid special attention to the crown of the head for volume. She then took small sections of hair and used a 1 1/4 inch curling iron to create the curls. (According to Theresa, "By using small sections of hair it is easier to create tighter waves. Curling bigger sections of hair creates a looser wave"). Once she was done curling the hair, she let it cool for one to two minutes before running her fingers through it to loosen up the curls. She then sprayed some Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray for the final touch in creating that bombshell look! Thank you Theresa for these great hair styling tips!
Hair by Evelia Godinez Make-up by Michael J'ann Robinson. More and more clients are coming into the salon these days and asking about hair extensions. This excites me as a hairdresser because the possibilities, with extensions, are endless, and clients are usually thrilled with the results. You don’t have to be a celebrity to enjoy the fun of going from short hair to long, fine hair to thick, or just adding a little va-va-voom to an up-do or a blow out. Glamorous side swept waves have been all over the red carpet lately and stylist, Evelia Godinez, created a how-to video to show everyone how to get this look using extensions. Evelia used clip-in extensions because they don’t damage the hair and they are super easy to work with. Clip-in extensions can be used over and over again and they won’t break the bank, as they are the least expensive type of extensions. Simply have your hairdresser order the extensions to match your hair color and have them trimmed to blend in with your hairstyle. If you request extensions made from human hair, they can even be dyed to match your own color precisely. (At the salon we also use tape-in extensions and fusion extensions, which can remain in your hair for several months, if you are looking for something longer lasting). Thanks Evelia for this great how-to video. And also a special thanks to our in-house colorist/ make-up artist, Michael J’ann Robinson, for doing the makeup of our model, Katherine Cooksey. Enjoy the video! Ciao, Fabio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmh1SAQXe0s
This week our in-house makeup artist, Michael J’ann Robinson, is going to give us some tips on common tricks that makeup artists have been using for ages, highlighting and contouring. Highlighting and contouring allow you to balance your features and to create the facial shape that you wish you were born with. These two steps go hand in hand because the contoured areas make the highlighted areas stand out. It takes practice but with a few tricks you will be able to change the shape of your face! Let’s start with the basics of which products you will need. According to Michael, before you begin you will need your concealer, foundation (which matches your skin tone) and two additional colors of face makeup. One should be 2 to 3 shades lighter than your skin tone and the other should be two to three shades darker (depending on how dramatic a look you want to create). Fortunately, today their are many companies that sell contouring/highlighting palette’s as a set, such as Tom Ford’s Shade and Illuminate. You can find them in the form of creams or powders. Creams may seem daunting but they are great for people with dry skin, who need some added moisture AND they allow you to achieve a beautiful blended look. If you prefer powder, Nars makes a fabulous contouring blush set that is very easy to use (You can watch the video here). The first step in the process is to conceal and color correct. Cover any dark circles, blemishes or reddish spots with concealer. Next apply your foundation as you normally do. Now you can apply your highlighter. Michael says that highlighting can give your face an instant lift! (Who doesn’t want that?) Highlight areas you want to bring attention to. These will be the areas that catch light. Michael recommends applying highlighter to the tops of cheekbones (to enhance them), under the eye area, down the center of the nose and above the brow area. Have fun with it! Apply a dab above the center of the lip in the cupid bow and another dab to the chin to enhance the mouth area. Add a dab to the center of your lip to create a pout. Finally, you can create the facial shape you want by contouring, also called shading. When contouring, apply a darker shade to any areas of the face that you want to appear smaller. Add a line of the darker hue to the side of the nose to create the illusion of a more slender shape. Also add around the hairline (to minimize a large forehead) and to the hollow of the cheeks (to accentuate your cheekbones). You can minimize a double chin by adding contouring under the jawline and chin. Blend highlighted and contoured areas well, as you do not want to be left with that dreaded makeup “line”. When finished, apply your blush and some translucent powder and you are good to go! The final look! A big THANK YOU to Michael J'ann Robinson for these useful makeup tips!
My clients are constantly telling me that there’s nothing quite like a great blow out. They feel transformed when they leave the salon with a shiny, bouncy, glamorous blow out. It’s amazing how uplifting something so simple can be. How your day, your outfit and even your attitude can be so dramatically improved. But how long, you may have wondered, can that wonderful feeling last? Here at Fabio Scalia Salon we feel that, with the appropriate amount of TLC, a good blow out should be able to last between 4 and 6 days. That is why this weeks beauty tip is dedicated to making your blow dry last. Our stylist, Theresa Belloni, put together a list of five ways to make a blow out last up to a week. Whether you are doing it yourself or having it done professionally, follow Theresa’s tips for a lasting blow out: 1) To begin with, make sure your hair is extremely clean. This will require two shampoos. It is important that you, or the person washing your hair, really massages your hair at the roots to make sure your scalp gets clean. The cleaner the better! A beautiful blowout on a dirty scalp is a failure waiting to happen. 2) If you are doing your own blow out, make sure that the blow dryer you are using gets really hot. Also, make sure it is fast-drying, to prevent hair damage. We carry the T3 line of blow dryers as well as the Parlux, which will both do the trick. I’m sorry to say, but it is impossible to achieve a proper blowout with a bargain dryer. They are just not powerful enough. 3) When you go to sleep at night put your hair up. Do NOT use a traditional elastic hair tie because you will get that “dent” that signifies the demise of your blowout. Instead, for volume the next day, put your head upside down and gather your hair into a loose bun on top. Secure with a ribbon hair tie, like these by Sephora, or any cloth hair tie that does not have a lot of elastic. If you are not trying to achieve volume, tilt your head back and pull hair into a low, tight bun just above your neck. Secure the same way. A high bun for volume
For smooth kissable lips, even in the dead of winter, our in house makeup expert, Michael J'ann Robinson, has a beauty tip that works great and is easy on the wallet. To create your own homemade lip scrub simply mix one teaspoon of olive oil and one tablespoon of sugar together to form a paste. Rub it on your lips to for a minute or so, to remove all the dead cells, before wiping off with a warm wash cloth. Apply your favorite moisturizing lip balm and you are ready to go! Michael recommends storing the leftover homemade lip scrub in a small tupperware container or jar for up to two weeks. *You can also try substituting honey for the olive oil. Honey does not have the same moisturizing effects as the olive oil but it is great for exfoliation. If you are feeling a little adventurous, we also found a list, courtesy of Brit & Co, of 23 types of homemade lip scrubs, made with everything from peppermint to ginger! Check out the list here.