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What is Keratin? Keratin is a naturally occurring protein that is found in hair and nails. It helps protect the hair from damage, as well as keep it healthy and strong. Is this type of hair treatment really beneficial for your hair? There are two different types of treatments: one that does not use any formaldehyde or other harsh chemicals, and one using those ingredients. Some people have reactions to formaldehyde, so you need to be careful with this type of treatment! The goal of any hair treatment is to have an effortless style while maintaining healthy hair fibers. Keratin is no different. Some people who have had this treatment say that their hair was more manageable and easier to style after the treatment than before – which leads us back to our original question: Is a keratin treatment really good for your hair? Where Does Keratin Come From Keratin is a protein in the body designed to be a structural component in hair and nails. It naturally helps to make the hair fibers strong and resilient. Keratin treatments also help by making your hair more manageable as well as softer and shinier. Experts believe that a keratin treatment will work best for you if you have frizzy, curly hair – which makes sense because this protein can add some moisture back into the individual strands of hair. If you're experiencing any breakage due to thinning, then a keratin conditioner could work well for you. What you should know about the difference in treatments: If you want a smoother, shinier look without losing healthy hair fibers, then it's worth considering keratin treatments. However, if you're looking for something dramatic or even just an improvement in how manageable your hair can be, then keratin may not be what will suit these needs. It also doesn't do anything as far as heat protection goes - so don't think that because you get one of these treatments done on your locks, you're automatically protected from damaging your hair with heat. Keratin treatments might also make it more challenging to put a curl in your locks, so if that's what you typically do for everyday wear, then this may not be the right treatment choice for you. If your hair is dry or brittle, or you live in an area where there are lots of harsh weather conditions, keratin will probably help keep your mane healthy and hydrated. It can coat each strand of hair on the surface level, which leaves it feeling softer than before - often, people say their strands feel like silk upon completion. Keratin Treatments Without Harsh Chemicals The treatment that does not use any formaldehyde or other harsh chemicals is used to help with frizziness, curls, and waves. There are different levels of this type of hair treatment so that you can customize it for your needs. Keratin Treatments Containing Formaldehyde When using the keratin treatments containing formaldehyde, there are a few more steps in the procedure, like coloring before and after application and washing two times afterward. Still, they contain ingredients proven to work better in severe cases, such as straightening curly hair with an intense wave pattern. These types of treatments have been around since 2004, when they were first introduced by Japanese stylists who invented them! The difference between these two types comes down to how much effort you want to maintain healthy-looking locks. One will take a little more effort than the other, but both effectively prevent breakage and provide healthy-looking hair.    Let us help you with a consultation to see if a Keratin Treatment is right for you. 

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. 

If you’ve ever heard of Great Lengths hair extensions and wondered what they are all about, this post is for you. Great Lengths are the premier hair extensions on the market and Fabio Scalia salons is proud to offer them to our clients.  Hairstylist and extensions specialist, Luis Miller (@lulustylesnyc) from our SoHo salon, has built a name for himself and collected quite a following because of his expertise in Great Lengths application. Luis's services are highly sought after because of the precision and meticulous attention to detail. Photos by Riccardo Piazza What sets Great Lengths apart from all other extensions on the market is the quality. Great Lengths are 100% human remy hair extensions, source from ethical traceable human hair from India. The Great Lengths label ensures the highest quality of hair.  “Great Lengths hair makeovers are my absolute favorite thing. Brings me so much joy being able to give my clients the dream hair they’ve always wanted”  The price varies from client to client, that is why a consultation is a must. The price of the service is dictated by the number of bundles and the time it will take to put them in. It is not unusual for an appointment to last 5 hours plus.  Luis states, “the number of bundles a client needs depends on the goal: added fullness, added length, or both!" “All my Great Lengths clients get hooked after their first set and always come back for more! Not only is the look beautiful but it allows your hair to grow out healthier”  Finally, we asked Luis what is your number one extension care tip, the answer: brush, brush, brush!”  Photos by Riccardo Piazza Click here to schedule a consultation and get one step closer to the hair of your dreams. 

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. 

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.

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

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'sLXUdOM8Ssx_jgTFbEFU6w',sig:'LmtsSIqrlcSnZ0ihFa1LIWFZzwve51oJhxAKr2wBOr8=',w:'408px',h:'594px',items:'668689686',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Are you feeling a bit tired of your natural color? Maybe brown isn’t doing it just right, or you’re looking to spice up your blonde or black to something that matches the summer season. Whatever it may be, finding the right color isn’t always so easy. But luckily, after New York’s Spring/Summer Fashion Week last September, designers left us fully prepared for the next big trend for clothing and hair: bold, bright neon colors. From Kylie Jenner’s sleek highlighter green bob, Nicole Richie's lavender strand, Cardi B’s bright blue; neon hair is making a scene whether online or on the streets! Just like any hair color - you have to take into consideration which shades will best compliment your skin tone and facial features. Plus, you need to know what sort of hair care products you’ll need to maintain in order to keep the color healthy and vibrant. As our salons transition into the new color brand of L’oreal, we made sure to remain consistent in our abilities to provide constant up to date products and hair services to achieve beautiful, trendy hair for our clients. So, if you’re feeling dangerously curious on what neon green or maybe even adding a little blush of rose gold to your blonde hair and, yes, even to your brown; our colorists are here to get you there! A quick tip for those with darker hair: when considering going for a different color, especially shades like green, blue, pink or even a dusty rose gold, you will have to bleach the hair in order to achieve the bold, rich color. For those with already light or bleached blonde hair, you'll have no worries getting the desired neon color. Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights