The secret is out: Having a professional hair color service doesn’t always mean spending all of your free time in the salon. Here, we’re going to discuss five different hair color ideas that look high maintenance, but are actually easy to maintain. Changing your hair is the best way to keep your look interesting and fresh; but while all hair changes require a little bit of upkeep, some colors and techniques require more frequent salon visits than others. As much as we love seeing our clients often, we know that your hair is not the only thing on your busy agenda, so we’ve compiled the most low-maintenance hair colors so that you can change your look without filling up your schedule with hair appointments. Balayage Balayage, a hand-painted technique, is all about natural grow-out and it allows a seamless blend of the highlights to your natural hair. The highlights start really thin towards the roots, so that most of your root color remains natural, and gets thicker and heavier towards the ends so that you will still have the transformation you want. This allows you to have a bold or subtle change with more forgiving growth. And Fabio Scalia salons have a wealth of colorists known for the best balayage in NYC, such as Lucio Galano in our Soho salon. Call us to schedule a consultation! Face-Framing Highlights Adding face-framing highlights stays away from the top of the head and adds dimension and brightness to the face. This is an easy way to add something fresh to your locks that only involves a small section of hair. Since the highlights will only be added around the front perimeter, the bold change literally “frames” your face. Low-maintenance bonus: This does not need to be retouched more than a couple of times a year. Pastel Ombre Looking for a fantasy color, but don’t want to have to come to the salon to get your roots done every couple of weeks? Pastel Ombre is a great application method to add a fun color to your hair without having to dye your whole head. This technique includes a balayage to hand-paint the bottom to a light blonde followed by the application of a direct dye in the color of your choice. As the fantasy color washes out, it will reveal the blonde balayage underneath, so you’d only have to come to the salon to touch up the pastel bits whenever you’re feeling the vibe! Rich Brunette Don’t let the name fool you; you don’t have to spend all your money on maintenance for this one! Going darker always means easier upkeep. To bring more fullness to your locks, look no further than a glossy, warm brown. Caramel Highlights If you already have brunette hair but want to add some dimension and brightness, caramel highlights are the best option. When adding highlights to brown hair, the general rule is to stay within 2-3 shades of the base color so the caramels will blend seamlessly with your natural color. Hair tends to be naturally warm, so keeping the added highlights towards the warm, caramel side will help lessen harsh lines during your hair growth cycle. At our hair salon in Brooklyn, Rocco Crisci is your go-to for stunning caramel highlights! To book your next appointment click here
A trend currently being noticed is that blondes are covering their summer highlights. They are yearning for darker roots in the cold fall and winter weather. One model changed from blonde balayage back to darker roots. Many women are simply seeking a change that will accommodate the emotional feeling that sometimes accompany the passing of summer. Darker hair can accentuate your eyes, and may also spark a sense of new pleasure as you embark upon a new season. A gradual, subtle change in color can be addressed Be aware that a sudden, drastic change may not be what you have in mind. Initially, a subtle difference in color would be your best choice, until the desired application is achieved. The colorists at Fabio Scalia Salons in New York specialize in providing the color that is tailored to your liking and will guide you in that direction. So, scheduling a consultation for changing hair to darker roots for colder weather is a vital step that you might want to take. Darker hair seems to be in demand for colder weather Many colorists have observed that their clients are turning away from summer highlights, and changing their hair to darker roots for the colder weather. One reason might be that by the end of the summer season your hair may be bleached out and no longer compliment your complexion. Instead of radiating light (like when on a beach or walking in a park), lighter strands of hair seem to consume light, whereas dark hair tends to bring out luster, glow, and volume in the fall and winter seasons. You'd want to book your appointment now at the following addresses to successfully transition from your summer highlights to darker roots for colder weather: SoHo 311 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 (646) 904-5692 Brooklyn Heights 148 Montague Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 305-4743
Bain Divalent by Kerastase is a balancing, ultra-light shampoo that addresses oily roots and attacks dry ends. It purifies and clarifies the scalp by eliminating excess oils and odors that might be a result of product buildup and excessive oil treatments. Your hair will easily detangle, be nourished, and left soft, shiny, and brilliantly oil free. Can be used daily, and safe for all hair types The fibers of your weakened, sensitive, dull hair will be refreshed and regain the luster that was lost from over processing or outside air pollutants. Bain Divalent by Kerastase is carefully formulated without the use of silicone or animal testing. The amazing thing is that it is safe for all hair types, can be used daily, and the fragrance is mild and pleasant! These two key ingredients make all the difference Amino Acid: Balances hair fiber to gently cleanse; conditions and reinforces to limit oxidation stress. Will not strip the color away from your hair, and eases dandruff and itchiness. Much more importantly, it repairs and rebuilds damaged cuticles and improves the texture, elasticity and strength of your hair. Vitamin B6: Protects from external invaders that are usually the cause for addressing oily roots and bone-dry ends. Additionally, it nourishes cells of the hair follicles and promotes hair growth. Desired results from directions When directions for shampooing are systematically followed, the desired results will be achieved. Sometimes skipping just one simple step may result in not capturing the look you expect. Addressing oily roots, using Bain Divalent by Kerastase may be exactly what you've been hunting for. "Be gentle while massaging! Too much or too aggressive a scalp massage stimulates the sebaceous glands and as a result, more sebum is produced. Instead, aim for gentle movements clockwise and counterclockwise – and no nails!" - Fabio Further information is readily available The Fabio Scalia Salon professional team in SoHo and Brooklyn Heights, New York can be further consulted about the benefits of using Bain Divalent by Kerastase to address oily roots and bringing your hair back to life! Be sure to schedule and book your appointment now at either of the following locations: SoHo 311 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 (646) 904-5692 Brooklyn Heights 148 Montague Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 305-4743
Is your hair turning gray? You can help with the transition in numerous subtle ways. It can be an exciting adventure to experiment with many procedures to see what is best suited to your personality and appearance. Just imagine the freedom that is derived from knowing that you may never have to dye your hair again to be attractive! There is a medley of choices that's all the rage which can easily blend in with your natural hair color. We asked our colorists for their best advice and this is what they suggested: “The changeover to gray hair color could be a tough challenge, especially if your hair is long. If a client has dark hair, adding lowlights would be a good option to consider for an easier transition. You would add your base color into the gray hair, so to break the line of demarcation between regrowth and colored hair. A client who is naturally light could stop doing a base color and just do highlights to transition. The process of becoming gray is individual and cannot be the same for all. Therefore, I highly recommend all clients to come in for a consultation. As hair turns gray when we get older, the texture also changes. Embracing not only your grays, but also the new texture, will require looking for a new hairstyle and changing your choice of products”. – Lucio Galano, Color Director, Soho Here are just a few of the most trendy ideas to get you started: Highlights is a process that gradually makes the transition easy so that the changes will not stand out like a “sore thumb.” Mixed Ash Gray Highlights add many hues, like deep brown lowlights, silver, and ash gray. Such a combination is stunning. Lowlights will gently help you ease into the transition. Gray Brown Layered Cut. See how effortlessly the hues blend in to smoothly make the transition and emerge with an attractive, dramatic combination. Gray Blonde Hair. Blending light golden blonde with ash gray hues is one of the most artful techniques that transforms your hair into a style worth admiring. Chunky Silver Highlights is as alluring as it sounds. You will turn heads with this extraordinary explosion of highlights and shadow roots. You may just want to keep your gray hair You can help with the transition by indulging in the many options available that will keep you looking amazing. Choose a slightly darker shade to blend in with your natural hair color. Embrace highlights. You may also simply decide to keep your beautiful gray hair! Is your hair turning gray? Our team of professional colorists and hair stylists at Fabio Scalia Salons in New York can blend in cool or warm hues to your hair to give you the most cherished and natural results. Why not book your appointment now at one of the addresses below to see how many choices are right at your fingertips for how you can help with the transition. SoHo 311 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 (646) 904-5692 Brooklyn Heights 148 Montague Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 305-4743
Single process hair color is a procedure that is accomplished in one step. Only one color is applied. The gloss/glaze procedure which is done after the single process, seals in the color. The brilliance achieved from a single process and a gloss/glaze is guaranteed to be superior. It is intended to arrest the attention of your audience, and surpasses all other procedures. This captures the ultimate shine you never had but always longed for! You must first confirm a candid consultation with the professionals at Fabio Scalia Salons prior to any hair related requests, desires, or must-haves! The difference between a single process color and a gloss/glaze will be explained in detail so you can be assured of satisfaction. A single process color service During the process, your colorist applies one color that is the base shade. This is done for these reasons: ⦁ Lightening your hair ⦁ Darkening your hair (includes covering gray) ⦁ Changing the tone of your hair Examples of colors that can be applied with a single process color: a. Dirty Blonde b. Golden Brown c. Dark Auburn d. Dark Brown e. Black Proven to be safer than traditional permanent color Our semi-permanent hair single process color treatment enhances the beauty of your hair, and is known to be safer than permanent color. The color lasts for several weeks longer. A Gloss/Glaze Service Embrace this gloss/glaze treatment to give your hair a shiny and vibrant appearance. It can be a clear glaze or a semi-permanent color. The process is easy, and covers the hair with a glaze that is applied all the way to the ends of the strands and left on between five to 20 minutes. This application prevents breakage of split ends, and the color lasts longer, approximately four to six weeks. Care for your hair following a single process color or gloss/glaze During your consultation your colorist will be sure to advise you concerning all the necessary steps to achieve the ultimate care after the process. Your colorists at Fabio Scalia Salons listed below, possess the know-how for application of either a single process color or gloss/glaze service. So if you desire to see a noticeable shine to your hair, decide now and book your appointment today. SoHo 311 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 (646) 904-5692 Brooklyn Heights 148 Montague Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 305-4743
You may have heard these terms "balayage" and "ombré" used interchangeably in recent years. Perhaps you’ve heard a friend talk about someone’s ombré hair or say something along the lines of “I love your hair – where did you get that balayage done?” when talking to someone with faded, natural-looking highlights. While there are some similarities that make conflation of the two more than understandable, you’re clearly interested in being able to tell the difference between the two methods. In this blog, we’ll discuss how each technique differs and what the contrasting results that they offer are. What is Balayage? Balayage is a French word that means “sweeping”. The definition of the word betrays the essence of the process – it’s a method characterized by hand-painting (with a sweeping motion) hair color onto hair. It does not involve foil applications to the hair, as some highlighting treatments do. Balayage allows for a natural, sun-kissed look reminiscent of a child’s hair: it gives an effortlessly blended look with lighter ends. Other than the summerish and stylishly beachy look that a professional balayage treatment will provide, the method has another advantage: it requires less maintenance than most hair-color. While you can touch it up every 6 weeks or so, some customers find that 6-8 months between visits is enough to maintain the look. Because of the craftsman-like nature of the work, balayage also has the advantage of being able to be tailored to the client’s features. Stylists can accentuate or diminish the prominence of facial contours by using the subtleties of the brush. It is, no doubt, more of an art than science. What is Ombré? Also developed and subsequently named by the French, ombré, which means “shaded”, is another hand-painted style that emphasizes a shorter, but still somewhat gradual transition from the ends to the mid-shaft portion of the hair. It’s a more abrupt transition that allows for less of a vertical, highlighted yet blended look that balayage offers. Ombré is often (but not always) used by those sporting “unnatural” hair colors to keep naturally-colored roots for a unique and “softer” look. Ombré also allows for easier and more infrequent maintenance, just as balayage does. Foil highlights tend to require more frequent touch-ups than an ombré or traditional balayage look do, for example. However, ombré and balayage treatments generally take more time and cost more than foil highlights. What’s the Difference? Technically, balayage is a technique and ombré is a style. In essence, ombré is a style that can be achieved through hand-painting hair. What is generally referred to as “balayage” is the longer, more vertically dispersed look achieved by painting. Ombré offers a two-toned look that doesn’t look as blended as balayage, although both looks use the same method and techniques. Both ombré and balayage do not use foil, and as a result offer softer-looking coloring and transitions than traditional foil highlights do. Thanks to the the open-air process of balayage and ombré, the grow-out stage is less pronounced than it is with foil highlighting, which is exactly what makes it easier to maintain without touch-ups for a longer period. Where can I get Balayage and Ombré Done in New York? Fabio Scalia is an upscale hair salon with locations in SoHo and Brooklyn that offers a full complement of luxury salon services including haircuts, styling, balayage, coloring extensions, and Japanese hair straightening. They offer intimate consultations and can custom tailor your look to incorporate your newly-straightened hair into your style. The SoHo location is at 311 West Broadway and can be reached at (212) 343-0523, or book at the Brooklyn Heights location at 148 Montague Street at (718) 855-5777 for your new highlights!
How Often Should You Color Your Hair? Whether you’re looking to dye your hair for the first time, or you’ve maintained color for years, how often you dye your hair is a huge factor in its long-term health. Color too often and you could be imparting lasting damage to your locks, but wait too long between dyes and that beautiful color could fade as your roots show through. Finding the perfect balance is important, so we’ve laid out the top three things Fabio Scalia Salon considers when it comes to deciding how long to wait between dyes. Why Does Finding the Perfect Salon Schedule Matter? Making sure you find your perfect salon schedule is important because improper use of dyes and colorings can lead to permanent damage of your hair follicles. Especially while using products that lighten hair or bleach hair, the sensitive cortex of your hair will become exposed and vulnerable. Using quality products can help mitigate this damage and prevent any extreme breakage. Finding and sticking to your perfect salon schedule is one of the best ways Fabio Scalia Salon recommends maintaining the health of your hair. Top Three Things to Consider When Creating Your Salon Schedule: • Your Natural Hair • Quality of Your Coloring Product • Your Personal Preferences Your Natural Hair The color of hair that naturally grows from your head, and the speed at which it grows, is a huge factor when deciding on your salon schedule. Hair typically grows at about half an inch per month, but that speed can vary from person to person. If your hair grows quicker, you may want to decrease the time between salon visits to prevent your roots from showing too much. The texture and health of your natural hair must also be considered. If your natural hair is already dry and damaged, you will need to be careful not to overuse dyes. Using quality products on your hair will greatly increase the health of your hair and allow you to use dyes without much damage. Quality of Your Coloring Products If you use bleaching or lightening products on your hair, meaning you go from a darker shade to a lighter one, you should not exceed using the dye more than once per four to six weeks. If possible, waiting closer to six weeks is preferable. Using high quality products on your hair, whether going lighter or darker, will always help maintain the health of your hair. Another option to consider is using semi-permanent dyes. They tend to be more forgiving than their permanent counterparts, and often cause less damage. Your Personal Preferences Like we mentioned before, the speed at which your roots come through is a big factor in deciding on your salon schedule. If you don’t mind your roots showing, then waiting longer between visits works great. If you’d like to minimize your natural hair coming through, then decrease the time between visits. Taking all things into consideration, your perfect salon schedule will likely fall within the range of one visit for every four to six weeks. It’s always a good idea to consult with your hairdresser or stylist once you’ve considered our top three factors for finding your perfect salon schedule. Check out our SOHO salon near Tribeca and Nolita, NY!
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.
Emma Stone via Getty Images We see it on celebrities, red carpet looks and magazine covers – beautiful red hair never seems to go out of style. But in the world of hair color, achieving an amazing red tone can be easier said than done. Therefore, we’ve taken this week’s blog post to discuss how to achieve the hair of your dreams. Rocking a red hair look can be hard but we believe that most people (at least with professional help) can pull it off. At Fabio Scalia Salons our philosophy is simple: if you feel good with your hair, you will look good in it. Luckily, there are different tones, or hues as we call them, that allow almost everyone to look good in red hair. It’s all about finding the right tone for you. For instance, if you naturally have a super dark base, you can add some red tones to get more dimension. If a client comes in and wants red hair, we would start with a consultation to decide whether her natural tones could work with it. After that, we decide how light or dark the hue would be. There are many different shades of red; violet red, copper, burgundy… the list goes on and on. One thing to take into consideration before your makeover, is that red color tends to fade quicker than, for instance, blonde. We want your hair to look good not only when you leave the salon, but all the weeks in between your appointments as well. Therefore, it’s super important to use products for colored hair. When you invest in a hair color, you should definitely make sure you have the right products for it. As the weeks pass by, your color will fade slightly and when this happens, it might be a great idea to boost your strands with a gloss or a toner to keep the color vibrant. Achieving an amazing red tone can be an art form, but as top hairdressers in New York City, we can help you get the color you’ve always dreamt of. Schedule your consultation with us today in Soho Schedule your consultation 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.
Do you want to go lighter with your hair color without damaging your locks? Maintaining the condition of colored hair is no easy feat. That’s why we’re excited about this new game changer: Wellaplex. In this week’s blog post, Senior Colorist Rocco Crisci breaks down the treatment and how it works. First things first: in order to get great color, you need healthy hair. If a client comes in and wants lighter hair, I most likely have to compromise on the hair’s texture in order to lift it and finally get the result I want. However, if I incorporate Wellaplex into the service, it not only strengthens the bonds but also rebuilds the structure of the strands broken down by the chemical treatment. This means that I and other colorists are now, thanks to this treatment, able to receive results we’ve only dreamt of before. To be used in combination with color services or as a stand alone treatment, Wellaplex helps improve the condition of your hair. It’s for stressed, weak hair or to be used whenever you feel like you need an extra boost. At Fabio Scalia Salons, we use Wella color, so using Wellaplex along with it makes total sense. The treatment is divided into three different steps where the first two are done in the salon: N°1: THE BOND MAKER The first in-salon step is to be used in combination with color or lightening services to help create bonds within the hair. N°2: THE BOND STABILIZER Next step would be to use the bond stabilizer to further strengthen the bonds, build up the structure of the hair and re-balance the pH. N°1 and N°2 are used in-salon only. N°3: THE HAIR STABILIZER The final step is the take home product to use in between visits to the salon. It helps keeping hair strong, soft and smooth. The hair stabilizer is available in our salons and should preferably be used once a week. Is it time for a treatment? Schedule your consultation with us today in Soho Schedule your consultation 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.