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Protecting the integrity of our client’s hair has always been at the core of our philosophy. Choosing the correct hair brush for your hair is imperative to maintaining your hair looking beautiful and feeling healthy. SoHo salon hair stylist Rene Villalta shares some hair brush magic. He demonstrates how to properly use a round brush to get a beautiful smooth finish without using a flat iron on model Samara. Click here to check out the video of Samara’s visit. What hair stylists recommend Rene shares, “round hair brushes help to tame frizz and deliver bounce and shine to your hair. I always recommend using natural boar bristle for the optimal blow dry results!” How about for fine hair? Brooklyn Heights hair stylist Antonio Juarez agrees, “natural boar bristle brush is a great option for all hair types." "For fine hair, I would stick with boar bristle as well, my only recommendation is to make sure that the bristle patterns are not too aligned and compacted too close to each other, a more scattered bristle is best for fine hair because it doesn't create too much tension or pull on the hair.” Also, when choosing the right brush remember that a wooden brush is always preferred not only is the quality of the brush better, but metal-based brushes can easily cause heat damage to already weaken hair. Nobody wants more breakage! One last tip Brooklyn Heights, lead stylist assistant Irina Barskaya shares an important tip when blow drying hair. “Work on your grip! A good blow dry starts with a good strong grip on the brush. Make sure you start close the root, and always work on your technique, make sure that the hair rolls into the brush as oppose to just pulling the hair down with the brush. It can be difficult to master at first but keep working on it and you’ll get that hang of it.” Now you know, if you want to protect the integrity and long-term health of your hair, a good hair brush is definitely well worth the investment! Check with your hairdresser in your next visit what he/she recommends for you. Click here to schedule your next visit

If you follow beauty trends and pop culture, we’re guessing you’ve seen “liquid hair” flowing through your social media feeds. It’s been featured on major online beauty publications, blogs and most notably seen on celebrities and social media influencers such as Kim Kardashian, Dua Lipa, Zendaya, Megan Fox and Cardi B. So, what is liquid hair? Just like it sounds, this style refers to hair that looks so soft and shiny that it reflects light like water. It visually “flows” and “ripples” like a water stream, or fountain of hair! The end result? Extra sleek, and extra glossy locks. How can I achieve this cool new style? The best way to wear this trend is with sleek pin-straight hair: think smooth blowout with a flat iron finish. An online deep dive would have you believe that the only way to achieve this look is by already having extremely straight hair, or by getting a keratin treatment. However, that is not the case. Anyone can rock this style—all types of hair, all types of texture. We asked our stylists at Fabio Scalia salons and this is what they recommend. “Take advantage of in-salon treatments! Many clients don’t even realize the arsenal of treatments available at their salons,” says Fabio. “Luxury hair care brands, such as L’Oreal’s Kerastase, invest huge amounts of resources on technology and science to come up with the latest haircare products that are truly miraculous.” Which treatment is best? For liquid hair, the K Water treatment by Kerastase is the perfect in-salon treatment to achieve the look. The best part is, unlike a keratin treatment (which can cost upward of $500), K Water is a $25 quick add-on treatment applied directly at the sink. Its breakthrough lamellar technology allows the liquid to act as a resurfacing solution. It instantly coats the hair upon contact, giving it an instant glossy, silky and smooth appearance. It is incredibly lightweight and leaves the hair feeling super fluid. See for yourself in this awesome video (on our Instagram) demonstrating impeccable liquid hair results created by Fabio himself with a K Water treatment.                So, the secret is out! Next time you visit the salon and want to give this trend a try, ask your hairstylist about this add-on treatment for the perfect blowout. Click here to book your next appointment.

As the shadows lengthen, the days shorten, and a refreshing chill settles in around New York, many of us begin to think about changing our look to match the season. As some of the most popular hair treatments available, highlights and lowlights are often at the top of the list when re-evaluating your look. But what are the differences between the two? And what hair colors do they each complement best? Let’s take a dive in to your autumnal hair-coloring options. What are Highlights? Highlights are a look defined by lightened strands of hair that are often separated from the base, darker hair color and then have some sort of lightener applied using foil. Highlights are named so because of the contrast that they provide against your natural color, and are excellent for a more solid and brighter look. Ideally, highlights are 2-3 shades brighter than the surrounding hair, which means that they range from “honey to golden to caramel for brunettes; for redheads, something in the strawberry blonde category is usually gorgeous, and for blondes, they air on the side of bright-blonde and platinum.” While you can certainly highlight your hair for the fall, highlights do impart a sun-kissed effect on hair and have a brightening effect, which makes them more popular in the summertime. That said, you’ll also stand out in the fall should you opt for the more rare flaxen locks-look. What are Lowlights? Lowlights are dyed sections of hair that are darker than your base color. As with highlights, a hair treatment (in this case, a dye) is applied, typically with foil. The result is generally added dimension or depth, as the darker strands of hair create a shadowed effect.  When it comes to lowlights, the darker colors are typically spread throughout the hair more evenly, which adds more subtlety to your overall look, as opposed to highlights. Lowlights are often 2-3 shades darker than your base color. What Hair Colors and Situations Are Lowlights Best Suited To? Generally speaking, lowlights tend to be more popular in the autumn and winter because the depth, darker tones and more subdued feel of the season is mirrored by the style. While bright highlights are evocative of the sun, dying your hair darker – in segments - gives a more warm but still playful autumnal feel to your appearance. Whether you want to make a post-summer statement with highlights, or blend in with the fashion-forward crowd as the days grow short, you can do so at either of Fabio Scalia’s NYC salons! Where Can I Get Highlights & Lowlights 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, highlights, lowlights, 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 look, today!        

You assume you've seen most hair extensions. But there's one that is sure to suit your fantasy. Some hair extensions can be ordinary and drab, lacking splendor and appeal. Our hair extension specialists at Fabio Scalia Salons in SoHo and Brooklyn Heights, New York, work with Great Lengths Extensions to deliver the hair that will suit your fantasy and personality. You're expecting more than just length You're looking for more than just length--hair extensions are generally long anyway. But you're looking for something distinctive. You may simply want to boost the look of your already beautiful hair by blending in colorful strands for fullness and spotlight. Pre-Bonded hair extensions are all the rage and is one option you can consider. With the right care these can last up to six months. A consultation with your stylist is a must before adding your extensions. During consultation the stylist assesses the number of bundles and length needed and a quote is given to you. Shed-proof quality is an added distinction Great Lengths Extensions, the benchmark for hair extensions, are the leaders in the market. They provide 100% virgin Remy human hair extensions that's traceable, not chemically treated, and is shed-proof. Only superior hair from India is used. It is preserved, using an exclusive process during production. It's worth your time to be your best Service can take from about three hours to apply, depending on the number of bundles ordered and how full or long you would like your hair to be. Now your adventure has just begun! You're leaving Fabio Scalia Salon with a sense of accomplishment. Your Great Length extensions, the most admired in the market, suit your fantasy. Frequent brushing is the secret Now you're not on your own. Your stylist will guide you as to how to take care of your new look to keep it fresh and vibrant. With proper attention, like frequent brushing at least twice daily and being careful to brush away from sections of the bond or tape, you'll be happy with your hair. It's a great idea to use a paddle brush and brush your hair in sections, using gentle strokes. Remember your hair is weakest when wet, so special care should be taken to prevent breakage. Wait at least 48 hours after application before shampooing your hair. Washing your hair twice weekly is advisable. Do not apply heat to the bonded or taped areas when blow drying or styling your hair. All information and care will be given regarding the most efficient way to take care of your Great Lengths Extensions. Consult your professional stylists at the Fabio Scalia Salon you choose below, and book now to get the extensions that suit your fantasy!   SoHo 311 West Broadway New York, NY 10013 (646) 904-5692 Brooklyn Heights 148 Montague Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 305-4743  

What Summer Hairstyle should I wear with Long Hair?  Choosing a suitable and comfortable hairstyle for the summer can be a piece of work, especially with the summer heat. However, summer is also a season to play with, and try out a couple of flirty hairstyles for the season. The summer heat can sometimes make it difficult to style long hair. As a result, people want hairstyles that flatter their looks for the sunshine season while keeping the heat-associated discomfort resulting from long hair away from their necks and faces.  The summer should not be a hindrance to rocking your long hair. Therefore this article will discuss a couple of trendy long hairstyles that are easy to wear. Read on to learn more about them? 5 Easy Long Hairstyles for the summer   1. Use Buns to hold long hair Buns always seem to be the perfect go-to for most women during summer. Especially if you lead a pretty busy life; perhaps you are a student or a working-class mother, buns are a great way to style your long hair and still look your best. You could style your hair in a messy bun, a high bun, or a braided bun. It is the perfect style for a summer evening to pair with your favorite red lipstick and earrings for a more flattering look. 2. Have your long hair in Ponytails Ponytails are excellent for getting any strands of hair away from your face. Especially if you are trying to keep your cool during those sweaty moments, it is the perfect long hairstyle for athletes and people engaged in activities requiring an intense range of motion. But if you are going for a slightly serious look without risking your style, ponytails can do the trick. 3. Make long hair into Pigtails If you are a mum and wondering about the perfect long hairstyle for your daughters, you might want to opt for the pigtails. They are easy to do at home, and if you are aiming for a more elaborate styling, you can add some hair fancies for children. Pigtails are also nice on adults for that childlike innocence on a regular day. 4. Milkmaid braids for long hair  Milkmaid braids combine a certain homely yet easy going feel to make the wearer maintain some romantic innocence. They are your perfect go-to for that je ne sais quoi during an evening stroll or a casual hangout. And they are quite long-lasting, so you don’t have to style your hair every single day. 5. Style in Beach waves If you are not overly bothered about letting down your hair, then a beach wave is perfect as a long hairstyle, especially during the late evenings or sunset. Beach waves provide a certain degree of fullness to your facial frame and add a little bit of volume to your hair.   There are a ton more long hairstyles fitting for the summer, feel free to explore with your hair or a friends. You can always get creative with your hair or consult your favorite hairstylist if you seem unsure of what to do.  

HAIR SALON TIPS Your hair never looked so extraordinary! You have decided to attentively consider using a few striking hair salon tips, that for any gender, bring long awaited head-turning results! There's something here for everyone at Fabio-Scalia, providing the best hair cuts in New York. Sometimes you may need to take matters into your own hands for just a while as you're traveling or are otherwise entangled. There are numerous hair salon tips to guide you. You don't have to spin your wheels to look stunning! How you wear your hair brings out an essential part of your personality, so why not flaunt it with the best hair cuts? Most effective short cuts to consider At Fabio-Scalia we've spent several years of research, developing the art, techniques, and short cuts that are the most effective for your ultimate satisfaction. We have quite a smorgasbord to offer you that will point you in the right direction here at Fabio-Scalia, the best hair cut salon in New York. Demands to indulge in looking your best Whatever your style, hair type, or dogged demands to not settle for less than your indulgent best, we have a list of helpful hints that are working for a wide population of searchers. They yearn for fool-proof answers to simple questions ranging from, shine, color, balayage, haircuts, thinning hair, straight, curly, not-so-curly, proper beard care and grooming--the list is not exhaustive, and the competition to excel is real! Up-to-the-minute concepts We don't want you to be shortchanged from a lack of information about cutting-edge hair salon tips, concepts, up-to-the-minute trends, and piping hot styles, for these come to our website here. There are so many easy choices for turning those not-so-good hair days into great hair days. These tips, when applied, may benefit you for a lifetime. Our brightest team believes that the following tips are some of the most basic that are available. Many of these are adapted to emulate some of the most popular Hollywood stars that you admire, at the home of the best hair cuts in New York. Keep a spray bottle of water handy for misting your curls. A superfine mist air dries in seconds and is all you need for loosening and revitalizing them. You don't have to saturate your hair. While blow-drying, allow hair to cool before taking it off the brush. This step is crucial to keeping your curls in place and making them last longer. Before shampooing, first twist your hair into four sections and smooth shampoo on top of each twist to avoid tangles. Adding highlights to thinning hair can increase volume, giving the appearance of having more hair. For springy, resilient volume, use a dry shampoo before bed. Sleep with your hair in a bun and wake up to surprisingly lasting volume. Your blowout will last when your hair is totally dry with no damp areas. Otherwise your hair may be frizzy and limp. As you transform to a natural texture, it is vital to keep your hair moisturized by using a leave-in conditioner after each shower. It is not advisable to shampoo your hair daily. This may dry out your scalp and rob it of much needed nourishment. https://fabioscalia.com/blog/ Add some oil for beard grooming, softness and moisture For example, enhance beard grooming by adding a small amount of beard oil to your brush--a couple of drops, to keep it soft, moisturized and healthy looking. Cleanse and condition often Cleanse and condition hair as often as possible to maintain ease in treating your beard. Build-up of products can interfere with a smooth, gentle texture. Use sharp tools and lubricate them often Your beard trimmer and scissors are your tools for a precise cut and a professional touch. Keep them sharp and lubricated when not in use. Investing some time and effort to find the right tools can be a good way to be sure that they are tailored just for you. You may want to skip using a razor If you choose to use a razor, shave in an upward direction, along with your Adam's apple. This will alleviate the discomfort of ingrown hairs and razor bumps.

Now, more than ever, millions are working at home and learning how to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down their business. As well as for safety purposes, many people are conducting online meetings utilizing Zoom - and it has been quite the change! This past year has taught us how to work and live life in a completely virtual world. So, what exactly does all of this have to do with beauty and the way you look? Everything! Despite the fact that you aren’t in your office, you should still be striving to look your absolute best during your Zoom video calls - everyone can see you! So, how exactly do you master the Zoom video call? There are many factors that take place when it comes to looking your best, lighting, facial framing, and so much more. At Fabio Scalia Salons we take your beauty very seriously and our #1 priority is making sure you look your best all while being in a comfortable and clean environment. Contact us today for more information about our beauty packages. Let’s learn a little bit more about how to absolutely rock your Zoom video calls from now on! Lighting Really Is Everything When It Comes To Zoom Video Calls Whether it’s natural lighting or lighting produced from something like a ring light, it’s absolutely necessary to use lighting to your advantage during your Zoom video call. We suggest using a ring light - they are super cheap and can be found either online or in stores. They provide excellent professional lighting for a fraction of the cost, and with the right makeup and hair style, a ring light will quite literally make you look like you're glowing and your eyes will be brighter. Natural lighting is also great if you have an open space that natural light can flow through, just be sure to recognize how much light you're pulling in - you don’t want the natural light to drown you out.  Lighting is actually where most people fail when it comes to Zoom video calls. Most people have what’s called a “shady face,” where most of their face is blocked out by the natural shade within your home. If you don’t have a ring light, grab your nearest lamp and set it up next to your computer - directly by your face. Sidelight and backlight are a no-go, as it will create a negative contrast. As for direct sunlight, face your window - don’t have the window behind you - this will create a silhouette that will leave you looking like a shadow. Keep Your Background Clean During Your Zoom Video Call Though this may seem like a no-brainer, a cluttered and messy background during your Zoom video call will really irritate some people, and in addition, it will distract you too. Make sure you declutter your background and sit somewhere that looks professional enough and mess-free. Keep things plain and simple - you want people looking at your face rather than a bunch of background “noise.” Keep Things At Eye Level  Do you really want people looking up your nostrils? Make sure that you are at eye level with your webcam and that it isn’t tilted up during your Zoom video call. In fact, the camera under the face is absolutely one of the most unflattering looks you can possibly have on your Zoom video call. Look at your camera directly, straight ahead. And if this doesn’t quite work out for you, stack some books under your laptop to ensure that you are maintaining eye level contact with your peers. Remember To Simply Be Yourself On Zoom The most beautiful look you can possibly adorn is just to simply be yourself. With the proper lighting and angles, you will look great! But, if you have a good attitude, you will glow. Remember that these are your colleagues and your bosses - they want to know your true attitude and they want to see you smiling and happy for the company that you’re a part of! No matter how beautiful or handsome you look, a sour attitude will absolutely not help you when it comes to looking your best and nailing those regular zoom video calls. Look Your Best With Fabio Scalia Salons Located in both Brooklyn Heights and SoHo, Fabio Scalia Salons are here to make sure you look your absolute best for your Zoom video calls. Who says that you can’t look your best in the comfort of your own home? At Fabio Scalia Salons, your safety and luxurious beauty and hair appointments come first to us. We have many promotions and special deals going on right now that will enable you to look your absolute best during your Zoom video calls. From pandemic packages that include a blowout, makeup application, and professional photo taken for your social media, we offer the absolute best services for your needs.  In addition to making you look incredible for your Zoom video calls, we strive to provide you with a safe and sanitized environment during this COVID-19 pandemic. We sanitize all work stations, maintain social distancing protocols, and both our clients as well as our hair stylists must wear a mask during appointments at all times. We have gloves on request and hand sanitizing stations in both our SoHo and Brooklyn Heights salon locations. We understand how important it is for you to look your best during your Zoom video calls, and we take pride in ensuring that you are treated to an ultimately luxurious experience. At Fabio Scalia salons we operate differently - we understand the pandemic and get that so many people are working from home. Our guarantee is to make sure you look your best even while working in the comfort of your own home, and we promise to take what you want and make you glow!

Salon-qualified hair oil, for all hair types, at an affordable price and from a 5-star brand? That’s all we want, and Kerastase (again) outdid themselves with this all-inclusive elixir oil. On top of that, there are some key ingredients that truly make Kerastase Elixir Oil shine compared to other hair oil products. At Fabio Scalia salons, we only use the best of the best for our clients, and Kerastase is one of our main product lines that we use. Read on to learn more about this incredible hair oil and why it’s extremely popular right now for all hair types! What is Kerastase Hair Elixir? Let’s take a look at the bare-boned and basic facts about this product. This hair oil is noted to be for all hair types and re-invigorated with sacred marula oil. Marula oil is a naturally-occurring oil derived from the marula tree located in the sub-Saharan tropical Africa. Naturally, alone, it’s a very expensive product to buy. But what Kerastase did was enhance their elixir oil with marula oil and make it affordable for everyone! What else is in this elixir? Let’s take a closer look at the unique blend of hair-rejuvenating ingredients that make this elixir both gentle and potent for healing on all hair types. Camelia Oil: This is a one-of-a-kind emollient that keeps hair very supple and moist, and it absorbs very quickly leaving your hair with a radiant shine. Argan Oil: This is a very popular oil used in hundreds of different hair products, so naturally, it was added to Kerastase Elixir Oil. Argan oil contains tons of antioxidants and essential fatty acids as well as vitamin E. It works as a natural way to increase elasticity, soften, and restore damaged hair. Birrea Seed Oil: This is another form of Marula oil that actually comes from the trees seeds, and is extracted to use in beauty products of all types. It is actually the Zulu symbol of softness, tenderness, and female fertility! Click here to see the full list of ingredients that Kerastase Elixir Oil has to offer, as well as the benefits you will reap from each ingredient. Something so great about Kerastase Elixir Oil is that there is not a ton of ingredients that you would normally see on the back of hair oils, which automatically makes it more of a trustworthy product. No one likes to see a long list of potentially harmful chemicals on a product’s ingredient list. Why Should I Be Using A Hair Oil? According to the experts, a good hair oil product replicates and supplements natural hair oil that we produce on a daily basis. However, with the way we treat our hair on a daily basis, many of these natural oils are stunted from being produced on the scalp. Enter Kerastase Elixir Oil. This product is used to mimic the natural oil your scalp produces, and these oils help to lubricate the outer hair cuticle and strengthen the inner core by providing moisture that aids in keeping strong bonds. Even if you already produce enough oil in your hair, Kerastase Elixir Oil still acts as an extra boost especially if you have color-treated or chemically treated hair - or if you use relaxers in your hair. This elixir is wonderful for all hair types, but curly and textured hair really benefits from this oil. This is because textured hair is naturally much drier than straight hair and the oil coats the dry hair’s cuticles to make textured hair smooth and shiny. How Much Kerastase Elixir Oil Should I Be Using? This really depends on the length of your hair, if your hair is chemically treated, and how much oil your scalp naturally produces. However, according to Kerastase’s regulations, it’s safe to say that you can use 1-5 pumps of the elixir depending on your hair type. According to Kerastase, the trick is to apply one pump at a time and distribute the oil evenly. If your hair still feels dry and has a lack of shine, apply another pump. After a few applications of the product, you will simply know when your hair is oiled up to its fullest potential. As an added bonus, it smells absolutely incredible. Do I Use Kerastase Elixir Oil On Wet Or Dry Hair? At Fabio Scalia Salons, we use Kerastase Elixir Oil on both wet and dry hair - it just depends on what we see is best for your hair. Applying it to both wet and dry hair has their own sets of different benefits. For example, if you use Kerastase Elixir Oil on wet hair, you may notice less of a shine, but the benefits include detangling as well as heat protection for when you style your hair. If you apply this product to dry hair, you will notice an immediate boost in shine, and you will have a much-improved frizz control. If you want to benefit from both, we suggest applying 1-2 pumps on wet hair, and then finishing off your hairstyle by adding another 1-2 pumps on to your dry and styled hair.  Final Thoughts About Kerastase Elixir Oil This product really has the “wow” factor in for it, as well as hundreds of 5-star reviews. So what’s the catch? There is none! Kerastase Elixir Oil is well known for having a luxurious scent, boosting your hair's health naturally, and as an added bonus, it’s extremely affordable. This naturally makes the product a staple in both reputable salons such as Fabio Scalia, and in your own home for personal daily use. Kerastase Elixir Oil is great to use on a daily basis, so you don’t have to worry about over-using the product. In addition, it’s packed full of natural antioxidants and hair-protecting ingredients that will make your hair shine and feel absolutely fresh and clean. Check out the product here and if you have a minute, check out the reviews! Kerastase Elixir Oil is definitely here to stay for a very long time, in both salons and at home.

Let’s face it, not all of us wake up in the morning feeling refreshed or ready to start the day. For those of us who are constantly in a hurry, neglecting our haircare can become increasingly common, especially during the months when we experience colder weather. Identifying the right routine and products to utilize when you’re in a pinch doesn’t have to be difficult. At Fabio Scalia Salon, our expert hairstylists have compiled some great tips to utilize when you're crunched for time.    Don’t wash your hair every day! We say this a lot, but it’s an important topic to stress. Washing your hair excessively can strip natural oils from your hair and cause a dry, itchy scalp. If you must wash your hair every day, use a small amount on the scalp or condition the ends of the hair and rinse out. This will help prevent your hair from looking dull and your scalp from becoming flaky and itchy. Moisturizing conditioner creams from Kerastase or Oribe are ideal products to use to prevent drying of the scalp and hair.    Use your fingers as a comb Your hands can serve as a great tool when styling your hair, especially when you’re crunched for time in the morning. A good haircare tip, pull down your hair with your fingers in a fork shape while drying. Do this on various sections and use a large round brush to remove excess water. Additionally, using various products from Kerastase or Oribe can help quicken the drying process. An anti humidity spray from Oribe can serve as an important styling product to prevent frizziness, as well as serve as a light texturizer. For those with curly hair, use a mist spray and a curl cream activator to prevent frizziness and to add additional hydration to your hair. Avoid using alcoholic based hair sprays, as they dry out the hair and can cause damage to the hair follicle.    And one last haircare tip