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  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.

Following the enormous popularity of Dyer's, "Brooklyn Bridge- The Shrouded Series", we are now showcasing Dyer's latest work in our Soho location, located at 311 West Broadway, NYC. Come and join us this Sunday, February 26, 2017, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm for the opening party of Dyer's exhibit, featuring her collection of photographic abstraction images. Take in Dyer's transcendent images, which showcase her unique ability to take everyday objects and transform them into something abstract and captivating. For more details about the collection, read the artist's statement. Do not miss this opportunity to meet the artist and experience her work. The exhibit will run through May 31, 2017.

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.  

After scouting potential salon spaces for nearly two years, I am elated to announce that we finally found our dream second location, on West Broadway in Soho (between Canal and Grand). This location has sentimental value to me, because I started the American stretch of my career sixteen years ago at a top Manhattan salon, which was formerly located directly across the street. It feels great to be going back to the same block where it all began. (Thankfully, my English is much better than it was back then!) We will be breaking ground this week and I will be posting regular updates on the build out. We are hoping to create a chic and ultra-luxurious new space that our clients will love. Stay tuned! ~Fabio

Looking for a low-maintenance way to brighten up your look? Balayage highlights may be the perfect solution. We're here to provide you with some insight as to why Balayage has become the go-to method for highlighting hair. What is Balayage? The term “Balayage” means “sweeping” in French, which refers to the sweeping motion used to apply highlights. It is not a new technique, but it is one that has soared in popularity over the past couple of years, thanks to celebrities like J.Lo and Jennifer Aniston. Balayage refers to the process of painting the hair (freestyle) as opposed to using foils. This process is less harsh on your hair because the color is not closed in by heat and is only applied to the top layer of the hair. Foils Vs. Balayage Balayage requires less maintenance and fewer touch-ups than other types of highlights. The hair grows out in a very natural looking way compared to hair highlighted with foils, which can show lines of demarcation. You can wait a few extra weeks before you need to rush back to the salon for a touch-up. Why should you get it? Another benefit of Balayage, is the control that it gives the colorist. With Balayage, highlights can be scattered in a way that suits your skin tone, your haircut and the shape of your face. Think, natural looking, but strategically placed sun-kissed highlights. And the good news is that Balayage can be used with all hair colors, dark or light!

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!    

Get ready for summer with a free class at SoulCycle! Fabio Scalia Salon is happy to offer our clients a Free Class at the new Brooklyn Heights SoulCycle with the purchase of a blow dry series, during the month of June. Here are the details: We offer two types of blow dry series packages. You can purchase 5 blow outs for $220, which equals a savings of $70 off of individually purchased blow outs. For an even greater value, we also offer a series package of 10 blowouts for $400, a savings of $180. If you buy either series during the month of June, you will receive a free class pass at the new Brooklyn Heights SoulCycle, located at 55 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY. The SoulCycle method is a full-body cardio workout that incorporates upper body and core exercises with weights all set to inspiring music. Click here to read about how to prepare for your first class at SoulCycle. So go ahead, check out our friends at SoulCycle while saving money on your blow outs!