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It's Wedding Season! The latest hair trends this year Most women have spent their childhood dreaming about their wedding day. From their makeup and accessories to their dress and shoes, all the details were perfectly planned and thought out. The wedding day easily ranks as one of the happiest in a woman's life, and having everything go as planned makes all the daydreaming worth it. This includes the perfect hairdo that compliments your dress and your bridal makeup.  With the pandemic stopping everything in its tracks, it has caused a shift in trends, bringing everything back to the basics. It's Spring, and that means it is officially wedding season 2021. Women are looking to be on trend with hairstyles for their big day. Along with what's trending, women should consider: The overall look and wedding theme The style of your headpiece What inspires you on Pinterest or Instagram Your jewelry (earrings and necklace) Will you need extensions to create your look Let's take a look at some trending wedding day hairstyles for 2021 -The low messy bun trend is on point for 2021. Having a messy bun means having strategic pieces of curled hair hanging out of your bun to frame your face for an elegant, romantic look. The bun can either be at the nape of your neck or to one side. The low messy bun is perfect for an off-the-shoulder dress and shows off gorgeous shoulders and jewelry. A soft, low-messy bun can be done with hair pulled back, a middle part, or a deep side part.  Added flowers to accentuate the elegance of this look is something to think about. -Curtain bangs are the perfect hairstyle for heart-shaped faces or brides who are wearing dresses with lace at the top of their gowns. Curtain bangs are a soft, longer fringe bangs that splits in the middle and delicately falls to the sides, framing the bride's face. It is an easy style and makes a bride shine with an effortless glow. -Natural hairstyles for the women of color who want to display her cultural roots on her big day is trending big in 2021. These trends and styles for every bride include twists, updo's, cornrows, the afro, tuck and roll, etc. Making these styles even more trendy is that there are so many hair accessories that bring added glamour and style to these natural hairstyles. -A low, sleek ponytail is an accessory all by itself for the chic or modern bride. This look is created by pulling all the hair back into a ponytail holder. For shorter hair, use a holding hairspray and extensions to make this striking look. A low, sleek ponytail is the look of a confident bride who is ready to get this marriage started. -The high bun, also called a top bun gives a bride the perfect ballerina hair. This hairstyle is always trendy but is perfect for Spring weddings where there is always a chance for rain. Whether your high bun is sleek or full of wispy curls, it will stay in place and is impressive for almost all wedding day themes. Start planning your hairstyle this wedding season by keeping your overall wedding theme and the style of your headpiece and jewelry in mind as you look to Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration.  Some of the trendiest for 2021 are the low messy bun, curtain bangs, all kinds of unique natural hairstyles, a low sleek ponytail, and an accessorized high bun.   If you are in the New York area and would like a consultation, you can book it here. 

5 Hairstyling Tips for Returning to Work post-COVID  What is one big issue that most people will have returning to work post-COVID? Getting work ready and learning how to style their hair again. People went from getting up and getting ready every day to staying at home in their PJs for more than a year. It will be tough going back to having to get ready every day again, but this article will go into some tips on how to easily style your hair again for returning to work post-COVID.  1. Overnight braids! One easy hairstyle to do is to braid your hair after your shower the night before you go to work, you will wake up with beautiful waves and no heat is required! You can do as many braids as you want: two, four, six. It just depends on how wavy you want your hair! This is a great hairstyle to do post-COVID since it is so easy to do and requires very little time.  2. Prepare for a big chop Due to COVID, it may have been quite a while since you have gotten your last haircut. Chopping off a good chunk of your hair can help make things easier to style your hair returning to work post-COVID. Getting rid of split ends can also help make styling your hair easier and make your hair look healthier again! So, if you are ready for shorter and healthier hair, prepare for a big chop. When planning your hair salon visit, think about how short you want to go! 3. Leave the braid in! This hairstyle is even easier to do than the first one mentioned. You can just braid your hair either the night before or the morning of work, and just leave it in! Braids are a great way to keep your hair under control and have great style throughout your day. It helps keep everything in place and keeps you from messing with your hair. You can do any type of braid you want: French, Dutch, Fishtail, Latter, and so many others! 4. Utilize dry shampoo! Dry shampoo is a great product to use. It helps to simply refresh your hair in-between washes and keep your current style in place. There are some that are pure white and some that are tinted so that it blends in with your hair better. This is a quick way to keep your hair looking fresh and stylish! 5. Messy buns overnight save your life Messy buns for easy hairstyling are your best friend for returning work post-COVID. You can leave in the bun for work or let it down and have effortless waves. A messy bun is always a great hairstyle to have and can be seen as both a professional look or more casual. It is wonderfully versatile! These are just a few tips for styling your hair for work post-COVID. There are tons more you can try but hopefully these tips help for your post-COVID return to work!    Schedule your appointment for a fresh cut with us today!

More and more men and women are choosing the natural route when it comes to maintaining their hair. In fact, naturally curly hair is quite the trend right now! That doesn't go without saying - curly hair is a daily struggle and we have a lot of questions about it! This natural route has lead to many questions - how do you take care of curly hair? How do you keep the curls bouncy and the frizz down? How do I properly nourish my naturally curly hair? At Fabio Scalia Salons, we can take your curls to the next level and give you the right tools and practices that will help you and your curly hair in the future. Here are the top 5 most commonly asked questions about naturally curly hair. How do I Maintain my Frizz? Frizz is one of the largest stresses when it comes to maintaining naturally curly hair. And, curly hair naturally produces much more frizz that wavy or straight hair. According to some of the best hair salons in NYC, there are many ways to go about taming frizz. These experts suggest many things, including to not touch your hair when it is drying - even slight touches will produce more frizz. The best hair salons in NYC also suggest that you are maintaining your hair by using the right hair products for your curls as well as the season. Yes it's true, even the seasons can effect how much your hair frizzes up. Sometimes, you need a completely different routine in between the seasons. In addition, you should never skip a weekly moisturizing mask. Hydrated hair will frizz up way less than thirsty hair. Finally, it always helps to find a mousse, gel, or styling cream that holds your hair in place throughout the day. Finding the right product can take some trial and error but it will ultimately benefit you in the long run. What Products/Things Should I Avoid to Keep Curly Hair Healthy? The best hair salons in NYC suggest that your curly hair needs all of the moisture it can get. Moisture helps your curly hair stay shiny and healthy, and it helps maintain the curls. Anything that will potentially dry your hair out, you should avoid - this includes sulphates and products that contains alcohol. There are also components in hair products that can prevent your hair from absorbing moisture, such as silicones. Of course, you should do your best to avoid harsh chemicals like bleaching or over-dying your hair unless you have the help of a salon professional. Avoid using tools on your hair that contains high heat as well. How Do Professionals Cut Curly Hair? This depends on your stylist and your curls. But for the most part, dry cuts provide the best results because each curl shrinks differently. The best hair salons in NYC wash and dry your hair in order to take in the correct length and shape of your hair. So, how do dry cuts work? Your Fabio Scalia professional hair stylist will want you to wash and dry and style your hair as you normally would every day before your appointment. After we cut your hair (dry), we will wash and style it again so you can see the final result. Getting rid of your damaged ends is absolutely crucial to happy curly hair, and you'll feel so much less weighed down after the cut. What are the Essential Tools for Curly Hair? There are things you can do at home that will better improve the health of your curly hair. You know your hair the best - something even the professionals don't always even know. If you have curly hair, the best tools for your home hair care routine include: A microfiber towel Wide tooth comb Wet brush or tangle teaser Coil hair ties (a curly hair must-have, because unlike other hair ties, these ones won't break your curls) Satin scarfs or pillows A scalp massager - these are great for helping your hair grow as well as distributing hair product Anti-frizz hair products that don't contain harsh chemicals A trusty hair oil to make your hair shine and make your curls bounce All of these products have their own reasons why they will make your hair care routine so much easier. Do Hair Dyes Ruin Curly Hair? Most hair dyes will potentially damage your naturally curly hair. Hair dyes contain tons of harsh chemicals that will have a negative impact on your hair. The best hair salons in NYC, as well as highly-skilled professionals suggest using semi permanent vegan hair dyes that are way less harsh than other ones. The biggest problem with dying your hair, especially if your hair is naturally dark, is that you have to bleach your hair first (especially if your adding a color or going lighter), wish is highly damaging. Even if your hair is super healthy, you should avoid dying it too much. What Temperature and When Should I Use A Hair Dryer This is a tricky one, because high heat will not only create a huge amount of frizz, but it will also damage your hair (especially if you do it a lot). It's best to use a hair dryer that has a diffuser head attached in order to dry your hair appropriately after a wash. Don't ever use the high heat setting, and give your hair a hydration boost with valuable hair products before drying. If you decide to straighten your hair or style it in any other way after drying it, use a heat protected mousse or oil. Final Thoughts Curly hair isn't the easiest to work with, even the best hair salons in NYC know that. However, with the proper tools and application steps it will be easier to maintain your naturally curly hair and make it look as great as it feels. In addition to all the tips above, make sure you visit your professional hair stylists at Fabio Scalia Salons in order to learn more about how you should properly take care of your curly hair. Give

For Perfect Hair Volume & Bounce We are quickly approaching the end of the year. Undoubtedly, everyone is gearing up for an unusual holiday season. For the most part, many of us will be holding very small and quiet gatherings, perhaps virtual celebrations will be in place this year. Either way, we still want to look our very best, and nothing says happy festive mood than beautiful revitalize voluminous hair.  We turn to hair stylist Valerie Hyams for answers on how to achieve the perfect hair bounce this holiday season. In fact, as a Kérastase ambassador, Valerie showed us how the new Chronologiste line is the hair savior we’ve all been waiting for!  Model: Samantha Kumiko Photographer: Riccardo Piazza  “I absolutely love the new Chronologiste line. It is one of the most versatile hair care lines I've ever worked with. It is designed to revitalize the hair from scalp to ends. The results are mind blowing bounce, volume and gorgeous shine.” Valerie Hyams, Fabio Scalia Brooklyn Heights Chronologiste by Kerastase What makes this collection so special?  “The ingredients used are what makes this line a game changer. In fact, Chronologiste is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, and Abyssine.”  Can you explain in layman's terms?  “Absolutely! Hyaluronic acid moisturizes and hydrates both the scalp and fiber. Next, vitamin E works as a protector from external aggressors. Finally, abyssine is the invigorating agent that regenerates the hair fiber and results in that bounce we all crave” What is your favorite product from the line?  “Without a doubt the Pre-Cleanse Regenerant. Because of the charcoal, it purifies the scalp and removes all impurities. Admittedly, amazing hair cannot happen if you don’t pay proper attention to the scalp. It’s the root of everything!”  Apply for thermal protection and complete frizz control Final Results Model: Samantha Kumiko Photographer: Riccardo Piazza  Drop a comment below, and book your next appointment by clicking right here. 

In our last blog post we talked about what makes for a successful hair salon visit. A good salon visit leaves you feeling beautiful and reinvigorated. The hair diagnosis is the most crucial step of the salon consultation.  Why is a hair diagnosis important?  The whole idea behind a hair diagnosis is for the stylist to determine the best course of action to address the current issues you are experiencing with your hair and scalp. At Fabio Scalia salons, our aim is to provide a personalized hair care regimen that is unique to your hair concerns.  Is hair diagnosis just another fancy word for a salon consultation?  Good question! A hair diagnosis is much more thorough and comprehensive. During a diagnosis the hairdresser will take a closer look at your scalp and hair fiber. Furthermore, it lets the stylist determine what are the most appropriate and beneficial treatments for you, as well as the right products for you to use at home.  Photos by Riccardo Piazza The Final Results Hair Styling by Samantha Gradilone in our Brooklyn Heights salon Photo by Riccardo Piazza Think about this next time you visit the salon! Drop a comment below, and book your next appointment by clicking right here. 

Have you ever wondered what designates a successful salon visit? For starters, a good hair stylist will always ask, 'how does the haircut make you feel?' A good hairdo should never feel overpowering or overwhelming. On the contrary, a good haircut makes you feel bold and empowered. In times of COVID, wherein mask wearing has become a prerequisite for stepping outside, the importance of the hairdo as an identifier has soared. We find many clients asking for a haircut that makes them recognizable, even while wearing a face mask. A great example is Anna Wintour and her iconic bob. The hair style has become not only a staple of her unique style but an instant identifier in a social context.  "After months of lockdown, I find many of my clients are feeling much more daring and willing to try out new things when they visit the salon"Giuseppe Bicceri, Fabio Scalia SoHo A good hairdresser recognizes the subtle and unique traits in a client. They use these observations as the starting point to create a hairdo that not only looks good but most importantly that feels authentic to the person.  Think about this next time you visit the salon! Drop a comment below, and book your next appointment by clicking right here. 

Fabio Scalia salons is happy to introduce Mirian Lima. Mirian is a New York based hair artist. She recently joined our SoHo salon. We are very excited to share with you some of her work and inspiration.  The level of experience Mirian brings to the Fabio Scalia brand is plentiful. With 27 years of experience under her belt, it is safe to call her a veteran in the industry. For Mirian working in a hair salon that prioritizes education is the best way to stay current and up-to-date with trends and techniques.  “Working within a salon has many advantages. I’ve gained so much insight and knowledge from working closely with a team that is as passionate about hair as me. We experiment and learn together, share classes and education resources. We support and assist each other. It’s a great sense of community!”  The most rewarding part of her job is making her clients feel better than when they first came in. Mirian understands the power a transformation can have on a person’s entire outlook. She loves giving her clients that boost of confidence. “The look on their face after a makeover it’s priceless!”  In terms of specialization, Mirian is a hair artist, she does it all and her loyal client base is proof of her versatility. Furthermore, being Dominican, Mirian understands the relationship women of color have with their hair. Thus, she draws enjoyment from working with ethnic and textured hair. She is adept with keratin treatments and her true passion is color. She uses different techniques and shades and aims to create a most natural look.  Mirian Lima is available for bookings in the Fabio Scalia SoHo salon. Located at 311 W Broadway New York, NY To book an appointment call 212-343-0523 or click here to book online. 

Fabio Scalia is thrilled to welcome Veigas to our SoHo salon team. Veigas is an incredibly talented hair stylist that has been working in the hair industry for the last ten years. I sat down with her to chat a little bit about all things hair. “As a hair stylist you must not only understand what your client wants, but in order to deliver that you must first gain a clear view of their lifestyle, personality, attitudes, interests, the way they carry themselves. These are all the things I like to find out before creating a look for someone.”  For Veigas, being a good listener is a requisite to become a successful hair stylist. She agrees, "the consultation is the most vital part of the hair salon visit." It is during consultation that she is able to delve into the world of the client. Her determination and drive is fueled by inspiration. Her own professional experiences have taught her that education feeds inspiration. Thus, Veigas is a strong believer in the power of constant education. She emphasizes that remaining ahead of the curve and on top of trends is what sets apart the top hairstylists from the rest. Veigas is available for bookings in the Fabio Scalia SoHo salon. Located at 311 W Broadway New York, NY To book an appointment call 212-343-0523 or click here to book online. 

For the last couple weeks, New York City residents have been slowly resuming their lives. For many, visiting the hair salon falls at the top of the priority list. However, for many people leaving the house is still a source of anxiety and hesitation. If you are one of those people who has chosen to stay home for the time being, this blog post is for you! Because staying home shouldn’t mean neglecting your hair care.  We’ve previously discussed the incredible Kerastase Fusio-Dose in-salon treatment. Fusio-Dose is well known for providing an instant hair transformation that you can see and feel. For many clients getting a Fusio-Dose treatment is a must when visiting the salon. But, did you know that your hairdresser can customize a 4-week at-home regimen specifically made for you?  Fabio Scalia salons carry the Fusio-Dose Homelab. This box kit includes 4 doses of booster and 4 doses of concentrate. Mix the booster and the concentrate and voila you have a 4-week regimen that will nourish your hair and leave it completely transformed.  Tailor-made for you The boosters and concentres are prescribed by your stylist. According to Kerastase there are about 20 customizable solutions for every hair needs! So whether your hair lacks density, nutrition, strength, shine, brilliance, texture, etc. the Fusio-Dose Homelab can help you restore the quality of your hair.  Normally, the stylist assesses the condition of your hair in the salon and chooses the treatment blends that are best suited for you. However, in order to cater to those clients that are at home, we are currently offering virtual video consultations with a Fabio Scalia stylist. Once the stylist determines the best blend for you, we will ship your Homelab box to you. Check out the video below that shows you how easy it is to use at home.  https://youtu.be/nniVkIqJN6o Schedule your appointment with us todayFabio Scalia is an upscale hair salon in SoHo and Brooklyn Heights. We offer services such as haircuts, styling, balayage, coloring and extensions.

We know there are hard times right now during the quarantine and limited access to your favorite self care is not making it easier.That's why we asked our Fabio Scalia Stylists of easy tips and tricks you can do at home to avoid hair breakage, make it grow longer and keep that hair hydrated and shiny. 1. How To Avoid Hair Breakage Kérastes Genesis series offers an simple four step treatment that makes your hair rejuvenated again.Step OneCleanse with Bain Hydra Fortifiant shampoo to gently remove sebum build-up and pollution particles while caring for the lengths. Repeat one time.Step TwoUse Masque Reconstituant hair mask to deeply nourish and reinforce lengths against hair fall due to breakage from brushing. Leave it in for 5 minutes.Step ThreeUse the Daily Serum Fortifiant hair serum to boost hair's resilience to hair breakage from brushing. Apply 4 pipettes directly to scalp in sections and massage.Step FourApply Défense Thermique heat protectant before blow-drying the hair and massage through the lengths to protect from heat and ease styling. 2. Take Your Vitamins Nutrafol is an award winning vitamin line of products specially curated for hair growth, strength and health.All vitamins is focused on a specific area and you can see which ones you need by taking their quiz here. 3. Hair Masks Now is the time to invest in hair masks that will hydrate and heal your hair from the inside, we have picked out three of our favorites. For frizzy hair we recommend Kéraste's Maskeratine hair mask, one of its key ingredients are Morpho-Kératine that coats each hair fiber with a restoring uniformity and solidity for perfectly smooth hair. For very damaged hair you have to try Kéraste's Masque Therapiste that restores your hair with the key ingredient Gluco Peptide that enters the deepest layers of the cuticule to strengthen existing hair and stimulate growth. And last but not least the most common treatment, colored hair! For colored hair we recommend you to use Masque Chromatique that multi-protecs your hair deeply and nourishes your hair to protect and prolong color vibrancy for a healthy and shiny hair color. Schedule your appointment with us today Check out the video to see the process in action. If you have any questions please drop a comment below!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.