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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

For the past 15 years, Fabio Scalia Brooklyn has been a second home to our staff and clients as well as a destination for healthy and beautiful hair. I feel nothing but gratitude for the growth and success of our brand, for my team and most importantly for having you as a loyal client. As a result of the success of our SoHo branch, the time feels right to break ground and expand our beloved Brooklyn shop. My team and I are extremely excited to announce that this summer we will be relocating our Brooklyn Heights salon to a bigger location on 148 Montague St. The new salon will offer us the space necessary to continue growing. We want to create a beautifully serene atmosphere so you can continue loving coming to Fabio Scalia Salon. We are very excited about the future and we look forward to sharing this new chapter with you. More details to come but until then we wish you a wonderful week filled with good hair days. Ciao!

Model: Valery Kaufman Benjamin Franklin once said, “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Summer is just around the corner and whether you crave long beachy waves, a sunkissed balayage, or a short pixie cut, we want to make sure you achieve the look you long for, but in order to get there, you have some planning to do. At Fabio Scalia Salons, we want you to love living with your hair; taking the time to deliver personalized sessions that focus on the hair’s integrity and long-term growth. Meaning, if you are dark today and want to be blonde this summer, you have to plan for it and let’s be real – you won’t be able to lift the color of your hair up so many levels in one single sitting without damaging it. Therefore, it is important to consult with your colorist and stylist and design a plan of action. In addition to setting up a proper hair plan, you should know that maintaining your healthy mane during the spring and summer is no easy task: warmer and dryer climate has a huge impact on the condition of your hair. Just like our skin, our hair also gets sunburned. Most clients know the importance of using SPF during the summer season, but fewer people understand the importance of protecting your hair in the same way. Another way to protect your hair during the high heat and sun is to use accessories. A recent trend for this Spring/Summer we have seen is hair scarfs or wraps, and as hairdressers who value not only the appearance but the condition of hair, we applaud this stylish and effective trend with high recommendation. Summer is the perfect time to play with new styles: save the breakage and nurture your hair in a silk scarf, or even an elaborate hat? Last but not least, never underestimate the importance of a good hydration routine; hydrate, hydrate, hydrate should become this summer's mantra. As to booking consistent in-salon treatments once a month, to maintain the gorgeous locks you desire and to continue daily hair care routines with the right products advised by your trusty stylist. Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights

Because a healthy scalp is the secret to healthy and gorgeous hair. Head Spa is quickly becoming a staple service at many high-end salons. Why? Because the treatment promotes a clean scalp free of buildup by combining scalp cleansing, a relaxing head massage as well as deep conditioning. At Fabio Scalia, we offer this luxurious treatment using Milbon’s Scalp Collection and this week we are very excited to tell you all about it. Milbon has been at the forefront of hair care innovation for years. And when it was time to develop a scalp line they conducted in-depth research that showed that indeed the scalp is the root of all common hair problems. But research also showed that a high percentage of women do nothing to address scalp problems. Thus, neglecting to take care of the scalp properly exacerbates common hair problems such as itchiness, dryness, oiliness, odor, and dandruff. The magic behind Milbon lies in the science of it. Research showed that a high ratio of fatty acids in the scalp sebum is an indicator of an unbalanced scalp. Excess fatty acids in sebum result in scalp that is smelly, sticky and itchy. Furthermore, fatty acids in sebum deter skin cell renewal and result in flaking and dryness.   Sounds familiar? No need to panic! A good head spa treatment will start off by removing the unwanted fatty acids clogging the follicles. For this detoxifying step, we use a purifying gel shampoo, formulated to attach to the fatty acid build up and lift it away from the scalp and hair. The shampoo is followed by a cleansing spa gel, infused with cooling menthol and aromatherapy scents, specially designed to provide deep cleaning and exfoliating of the scalp. By incorporating a deep head massage, the treatment will leave you feeling refreshed (and very relaxed!). Once the buildup has been lifted, the last steps focus on replenishing essential moisture and oil to the scalp. Milbon’s powerful hydrating treatment and leave-in scalp moisturizer serve to soothe, nourish, moisturize and protect the scalp. This head spa treatment offer clients the benefits of detoxifying the scalp, which in turn restores the natural volume and shine of the hair. In addition, the SSVR-Silk™ infused treatment alleviates common hair issues and the soothing head massage leaves your body and mind feeling relaxed and stimulated. Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights

Do you have products containing any of these three ingredients on your shelves? If you do, then it’s time for a major clearance. In this week's blog post, we're here to talk about the mystery additives that might be added to your hair products, why they aren’t so great and how you can avoid them.  SULFATES The reason why you find them in a lot of hair products is that they act like detergents. They are very effective in the process of removing dirt and oil from the hair and scalp.  The problem with sulfates is that they can remove a little too much. In other words, sulfates are aggressive and “harsh” and can strip away your scalp’s natural moisture. Prolonged use of sulfates can weaken your hair cuticles which can have a huge impact on the condition of the hair and its long-term growth. PARABENS Today it's not uncommon to see “Paraben free” on lots of product labels, here's the reason why: parabens are a group of chemicals that are similar to the hormones that naturally occur in the body. Thus, added parabens are harmful because they can disrupt the natural release of these hormones. In many products, parabens act as "fillers" used to swallow the product and create more of the product itself. Thus, they don't provide any actual value to the quality of the product only the quantity of it. SILICONES A big no-no when it comes to hair products is silicones. The reason why? They do not dissolve in water which, in the short term, might give the hair extra shine, but in reality, it causes the hair to become dull and dry by blocking essential oils and moisture that penetrates from the hair’s cortex. Also causing your scalp to become way out of balance; a “wall” is built which prevents other products to penetrate the hairs’ strands while also causing unwanted build up, especially for those with curly hair.     In addition to sulfates, parabens and silicones, you want to make sure that your hair products don't contain chemicals that are either too acid or too alkaline. If they do, your hair’s pH-balance could be in disarray. For instance, if your hair has an alkaline pH-balance, the cuticles might be swollen and disappear, which could result in unnecessary swollenness of the cortex as well as damage. In addition, your color might fade quicker as your melanin levels are susceptible to damage. Ideally, your pH-balance should be between 5-5.5. At Fabio Scalia Salons we offer the best high-quality products that focus on the hair’s integrity and long-term growth. Schedule your appointment with us today in Soho Schedule your appointment with us today in Brooklyn Heights

With spring around the corner, our manes are in desperate need of a reboot. But improving the condition of your hair is many times easier said than done. Therefore, we have listed  3 detoxifying products to reset your hair and give it that extra shine and strength it needs. Milbon Scalp Treatment Whether your hair is dry and flat, your scalp oily, itchy or flaky, a Milbon scalp treatment is something we recommend all our clients to do. This will reset the scalp and help it replenish essential oils and moisture. In addition, the Japanese treatment increases natural shine as well as fullness and makes you leave the salon with hair you’ve only dreamt of before. While this treatment is done in-salon, we highly recommend boosting your strands with take-home masks as well.   Oribe Clarifying Shampoo & Conditioner With volcanic ash powers this detoxifying mousse, which polishes away dirt, oil, and product buildup, your hair gets restored, with a new inner glow. Important to remember is that if you’ve recently had your color done, a clarifying shampoo & conditioner could make it fade quicker and we wouldn’t want that to happen! Label.m Diamond Dust Series Free from sulfates and parabens, the label.m Diamond Dust series comes in shampoo and conditioner, as well as a leave-in creme. It was developed to deliver ultimate nourishment while transforming your hair into beautiful, smooth and shiny hair. 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.

On February 28, 1909, the first-ever National Women’s Day was celebrated in a way to honor women in the garment industry and to protest against the poor working conditions. In 1975, the United Nations (UN) officially marked March 8 an official holiday to celebrate and recognize the significance of women’s rights and world peace. It has been a day to empower all who identify as a woman, as well as addressing the political, social and economic challenges that have been faced throughout history. It is truly amazing to realize that only for 74 years - the UN signing an international agreement in 1945 to affirm principle in equalizing men and women - helping to create a continuous legacy of “internationally-agreed strategies, standards, programmes and goals to advance the status of women worldwide” (UN, 2019). And since, the progression of equality for all, and especially women, have and will continue to raise more questions and more strides in achieving that safe, powerful and equal world we all strive for in society. At Fabio Scalia Salon, we strive to cultivate a workplace culture that celebrates diversity, equality, and respect. As a place of comfort and supporting the health and beauty of all our wonderful clients, our salons are happy to celebrate this important holiday. Please join us this Friday and Saturday for special treats and complimentary mimosa in both the Brooklyn Heights and Soho salons, and let us together feel the dynamic of such a holiday in honoring women in our city and around the world.     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.