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The same way we look to buy makeup brushes for different uses is the way we need to start looking at hairbrushes. One size doesn't fit all when it comes to hairbrushes, and you need to find one that works for you and your hair best. There are so many styles of brushes out there - from wet brushes, detangling brushes, and brushes for different lengths of hair. However, when was the last time you thought about the benefits of a hairbrush? It's important to be able to differentiate these brushes, as they all have specific uses and some may damage your hair if you aren't using the right style. At Fabio Scalia Salons, we use combs and brushes that are unique to your hair type and utilize a hairbrush that will ultimately benefit you. Let's take a closer look at hairbrushes and what you need to look for depending on your style of hair. The Paddle Hair Brush The paddle hair brush is probably one of the most popular hairbrush styles, and it works for all hair types. Owned by many, the paddle hairbrush is specifically used most for its ability to quickly detangle hair with comfort and ease. Not only does its long, flat, and wide rectangular shape provide easy control when you are brushing your hair, but it provides smooth results without breaking up the natural pattern of even curly and wavy hair. Always keep in mind that paddle brushes have many different bristle styles - use sturdier bristles for thicker or textured hair. Round Hairbrushes Typically used for medium to thick hair, round hairbrushes are used primarily in salons or at home for blowouts. It takes a lot of time and practice (as well as upper body strength) to master the art of using a round hairbrush for a blowout. But with the proper round hairbrush, it'll make the job so much easier. Usually, round hairbrushes are made with an ionic or metal barrel that heats up when you use a blow dryer as you're running it through your hair. It works almost exactly like a curling want. Round hairbrushes help to tame frizz and delivers a certain amount of "bounce" to your hair. Keep in mind, we suggest not to use a round hairbrush with an ionic or metal barrel if you have fine or damaged hair - it can cause extreme heat damage to already weak or split ends. We suggest using a round hairbrush that has is a natural boar brush with gentle bristles if you have fine hair. Teasing Hairbrush Teasing hairbrushes are long and thin with short bristles, and is best used to add volume to your hair. This is a great hairbrush for all hair types and works well even on damaged hair. Teasing hairbrushes are used as one of the easiest ways to lift your roots as well as create the illusion of fullness. This makes a great tool for creating bouncy up-do's, adding volume to naturally straight and flat hair, and adding texture to ponytails. Bonus points if the brush has a pointed end for sectioning your hair! However, you probably should avoid teasing your hair too often, as this process is a bit harsh on any hair type, but especially harsh if you have fine or damaged hair. The Wide Tooth Comb A wide tooth comb is a great way to brush your hair and works great on all hair types. This is one of the best tools you can use on wet hair, as wet hair is more prone to breakage if you use another brush instead. The wide tooth comb works amazingly to safely comb out wet hair as well as distributing hair product throughout your hair (such as a leave-in treatment). If you shower at night, use this comb gently through your hair and then put your hair in a loose bun - this will ensure that you don't wake up with morning tangles. Boar Bristle Brush This is an interesting brush that is long and thin and contains this boar bristles. It works best on fine or curly hair - and is a total game changer for these hair types! The don't really look like they are delicate on the scalp, but in fact, boar bristles are designed to gently glide through your hair much like a paddle brush. By using this brush style, you will avoid pulling or snagging the roots of your hair, making this the go-to brush if you have fine or curly hair. It also evenly distributes natural oils as well as oil products within your hair, and it's recommended to use it after you style your hair with heat. Using this brush before bed is also great - it helps to condition dry ends. Loop Brush Have you ever seen something so unique and interesting? This hairbrush works incredibly if you have hair extensions. In fact, it's an absolute must-have if you use hair extensions. This brush features uniquely looped bristles that enable the brush to easily glide over wefts without getting stuck or caught, and prevents hair extensions from being pulled out. This brush works well whether you have simple clip-in extensions or more permanent extension types and naturally prevents pulling and damage. Take Away Message The type of brush you choose is ultimately up to you, but this guide serves as an easy way to determine which hairbrush style will best suit you. One of the best things you can do for your hair is choose the right hairbrush - this will help to prevent excess damage as well as style your hair to protection! Remember, finding the right products for your hair type can truly make a world of difference. Try out these different types of hairbrushes and find out what works best for you, and see how easily you can transform your hair!      

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 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. 

  Meet Mellisa Goodwin We met with model and actress Mellisa Goodwin to talk about hair color. Hair pigment changes in the hair are very common. However, we don't speak enough about how common it is for people in their twenties to experience these changes as well. Mellisa's started to notice some hair pigment changes in her hair a few months back. Understandably, the problem became worrisome and made her very anxious. The right way to tackle the problem If you start to notice pigment changes in your hair color, do not panic! It's very common and can have many different reasons behind it. One of the most common reasons is stress, autoimmune diseases or if you are vitamin deficient. We found a great article that explains the most common reasons here! Mellisa used box color dye in order to take care of the problem. This is the wrong way to approach the problem. You always want to go to a professional hair colorist. They are experts in understanding hair pigment changes and how the hair reacts to chemicals. Consult with them before you put anything in your hair. Box color did not give Mellisa the result that she had hoped for. Instead if left her with undesirable color bends in her hair. This is where our color specialist Giulia stepped in to make sure Mellisa would get the hair color she desired. The Process Giulia's first step in the process was to start by removing the pigment from her previous box color dye. Then, she did a single process color which takes care of the base color. After, Giulia followed with a balayage technique aimed at correcting the color bends imprinted by the box color dye. The balayage technique allowed Giulia to break the bends and blend everything nicely together. Finally, Giulia added a gloss to tone it all down and give it a nice shine! Press play to check out the process and please comment below for any questions, and you are always welcome for a hair consultation if you are uncertain of your hair!   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.

Have you ever wondered how people get that shiny glow on their hair? what products do they use? Well seek no more! Fusio-Dose by Kerastase is a very special treatment available at Fabio Scalia salons. Fusio-Dose gives your hair instant density and texture. It hydrates the hair and makes it look more alive. Who is Fusio-Dose for? Everyone! The Fusio-Dose treatment is specially beneficial for the busy woman who doesn't have a lot of time in her everyday life to maintain her hair and wants immediate results. It's a perfect add-on service when you come in for a blow dry and want an extra boost for your hair. What makes Fusio-Dose stand out? The Fusio-Dose treatment works instantly, it doesn't have to sit in your hair for long and there is no downtime or after treatment needed. It is the perfect express treatment on the market! When is this treatment recommended? Fusio-Dose is recommended for clients who would like to have an instant visible result. In addition, Fusio-Dose works magic on dry and devitalize hair. This is because the treatment goes into the hair fibers to supply extra moisture and hydration. Fusio-Dose is the perfect treatment to do in combination with a blow out or haircut. What are the results from Fusio-Dose? Your hair will feel instantly moisturized. Furthermore, expect visible higher density and strengthening to the hair fibers. In this video you can see the difference in the before and after footage. The Science Behind The science behind the Fusio-Dose technology is in the tailor-made fresh blend that contains the most active ingredients that penetrates each hair fiber for instant transformation. It contains vitamins such as Amino Shine and Vitamin E. The treatment is applied section by section on newly washed hair. It is then massaged into the hair, brushed through and rinsed. After the treatment, your hair will be styled with a customized Kerastase product on blow dried hair and you are good to go!   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

With colder temperatures approaching, it’s time to pull out your winter coats, cuddle up with pup on a cold night and prepare for the holidays. Colder weather is synonymous with drying of the skin on the face and body. But many forget that your hair and scalp can also suffer from freezing temperatures. According to the Oxford Online Pharmacy, dehydration from the cold weather and excessive indoor heat can cause brittle hair and a dry scalp, leading to long term damage. Additionally, wearing hats can place stress on hair strands. Thankfully, at Fabio Scalia Salon, your hair salon in Brooklyn Heights and Soho, we have three simple solutions to prevent negative side effects of cold temperatures on your hair. These easy steps can protect the hair and scalp, as well as provide vital nourishment right down to the root.    USE A HIGH-QUALITY HAIR MASQUE  Hair masque (mask) serve as one of the main defenses in combating breakage and split ends caused by cold temperatures. Their purpose is multifaceted, proven to protect and soften both the hair and scalp. At Fabio Scalia Salon, we offer both in-salon and at-home hair masque treatments that revitalize damaged hair and soften the scalp. Some of our hairstylists’ favorite masques (and ones we use on ourselves and clients every day) are from the Kérastase line, available at Fabio Scalia Salon. Kérastase offers a plethora of masques designed for a variety of hair types. The Masquintense Fine Hair Mask works wonders on those with finer hair, while the Masque Magistral is perfectly formulated for those with severely damaged hair. Notably, the Kerastase brand is a leader in providing the highest quality products with the most natural ingredients. The Aura Botanica line is paraben-free and 96 percent of the ingredients are all-natural. The Aura Botanica Baume Miracle (hair balm) nourishes both dry hair, as well as the skin, so it’s a no brainer!   USE HAIR OIL As if the Kerastase brand wasn’t already perfect, their hair oil conditioners are literally out of this world. Le Fondant Conditioner is an ultimate elixir designed for fine to normal hair, so nearly everyone can use it! Its benefits are numerous. Infused with marula, camellia and argan oils, it keeps your hair shiny, nourished and smooth. Le Fondant Conditioner, among other products, is available at Fabio Scalia Salon. Fabio recommends using Le Fondant as a pre-conditioner before jumping in the shower. Simply apply it to wet hair and let the conditioner sit for a few minutes before rinsing. Make sure to comb and distribute the conditioner evenly, as suggested by our expert hairstylists and the Kerastase team.   USE LESS HAIRSPRAY AND MOUSSE As noted earlier, hair can become damaged by excessive cold and heat. Unfortunately, some hair sprays and hair mousses may cause additional damage during colder weather. They can dry both the hair and scalp, leading to dull looking hair and even flaky skin on the scalp, according to Stuart Phillips Holistic Hairdressing. Fabio and our other expert hairstylists recommend using less hair spray and mousses during excessive cold. Kerastase and Oribe offer a wide variety of hair sprays and mousses that protect your hair and allow you to style it perfectly. You can find a wide range of hair sprays and mousses that won’t cause damage to your hair at Fabio Scalia Salon.    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   #mc_embed_signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif; } /* Add your own Mailchimp form style overrides in your site stylesheet or in this style block. We recommend moving this block and the preceding CSS link to the HEAD of your HTML file. */ Subscribe * indicates required Email Address * Fabio Scalia Salon Michael DeSalvo

With today's endless product options and techniques to choose from, it can be somewhat perplexing as to why it’s important to invest money in hair health. In order to save money in the long run and maintain beautiful, healthy hair for years to come, it’s key to invest in both the right stylist and the right products. At Fabio Scalia, we utilize proven techniques that will help bring your hair back to all its glory.  Your hair is complex Your hair is an important part of your overall image. Understanding the complex components of your hair is something an expert stylist can help you with. Everyone requires different products and styling techniques to maintain optimal health and appearance. No two individuals may be able to perform the same exact hair care routine. Drugstore brands or products with various harmful ingredients may not only be stripping the hair of vital nutrients; they can also cause long term damage by weakening the overall structure of the follicle. This causes hair growth to slow down, as well as dull hair and split ends to show up in its place. Especially during months where we experience colder temperatures. Extreme temperatures weaken the hair structure and lead to a dry, itchy scalp. It’s fundamental to use high-quality products that prevent breakage and keep your hair moisturized. Using the right products Simply using the same shampoo or conditioner as a friend or family member can actually be causing long term damage to your hair. According to the Journal for Investigative Dermatology, “Loss of luster, frizz, split ends, and other hair problems are particularly prevalent among people who repeatedly alter the natural style of their hair or among people with hair that is intrinsically weak” (Sinclair, 2007). Products like Kérastase offer a myriad of products that restore and protect your hair right down to the follicle. We offer products that are ideal for both renewing the look of your hair, as well as rebuilding its structure. Importantly, science notes that using certain hair products is fundamental to improving hair health.    Investing in the right tools In order to understand why spending a little extra cash from the start will help you save lots in the long run, it’s important to know what your hair is comprised of. Hair is made up of a protein called Keratin, also found in our nails and skin, according to L’Oreal Paris. The actual structure of the hair consists of a variety of complex structures, from the hair follicle to the blub, as well as the hair shaft, where your cells reproduce to create more hair (see this link for more info).   According to Design Essentials, various hair tools and chemical processes can damage the cuticle layer of the hair. That’s why it’s crucial to invest in both the right stylist and the best products that are ideal for your hair type. Not all products are made with the best ingredients. Your diet, stress level, and various other factors also play a major role in hair growth and appearance. Additionally, taking a daily supplement, such as Nutrafol, sold at Fabio Scalia Salon, can restore hair growth and maintain hair wellness.   "Haircare can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be! Utilizing the right stylist, products and supplements will keep your hair healthy and its appearance voluminous and shiny. Book an appointment with us today and begin the journey to optimal hair health." – Fabio Scalia 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       Michael DeSalvo Fabio Scalia Salons

If you want healthy, full and shiny hair, your scalp needs to be free from unnecessary clogging and pollution. In last week’s blog post, our Fabio Scalia salon team talked about The Kérastase Products You Need and Why. In addition to the “must-have” products mentioned last week, Kérastase has developed a new essential in-salon service for healthy and clean manes. The “Fusio Scrub” deeply cleanses the hair and scalp from dirt, grease, and pollution. In other words, it’s your solution against lifeless lengths.  Depending on if your scalp is oily or dry and sensitive, your hairdresser will pick the scrub prescription for you. If you tend to get oily scalp quickly, you would go for the “Scrub Energisant. + recommended hair oil.” It is an energizing sea salt scrub that provides long-lasting results as it deeply cleanses the scalp from dirt and other impurities. If you tend to have a dry and sensitive scalp, then the “Scrub Apaisant” + recommended hair oil would be your pick. This one also cleanses the scalp on a deep level but in contrast to the previous mentioned, this one is relaxing with sweet orange peel with calming and hydrating effects.  The following steps in this in-salon service would be the fusio-dose treatment that will give your hair that extra boost it needs. This, followed by a primer to protect your hair. In order to maintain the long-lasting results, clients are recommended the take-home scrub and use it once a week.  Want a healthy and detoxified scalp? 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