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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!

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. 

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

  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.

New year, new you? We are welcoming 2020 with open arms and what better way to start the year than lining up four trendy hairstyles that we think you will love. We asked our expertise stylists at Fabio Scalia and we think you will love what they shared. The Bob No other trendy hairstyles come close to being as cool as the classic bob. The bob is back, stronger than before. This look is perfect for The Modern Woman who wants the sophisticated look during the day, and also be able to slick it back for nighttime. It is also easy to maintain for the person who wants to look effortless and chic. Use this Texture Spray from Kéraste to give your hair that natural bounce. The Wet Look The dewy glowing looks are everywhere right now in different textures and and shapes. The secret behind successfully recreating this look is in the preparation and how you combine your styling products. See how here! Picture is borrowed from Behind The Chair.   The Money Piece The Money Piece that originates from the balayage technique is the perfect face framing look. If you are looking for a kissed-by-the-sun look this is the one. Our team is expertise in this technique and you can book here! Picture borrowed from PopSugar.   The Natural Look This is a trend that we will definitely be seeing more of this season. It was one of the biggest trends during 2019 that we should embrace our true selves more, go a la natural. Which we hope to see more and more of this year!   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

Meet Bruna Petrillo Bruna lives in New York City and works as the Brand Partnership Manager for the Influencer app INTO. In addition, she works as a model and runs a blog about pizza, yes you heard right PIZZA! Click here to read more about the search for the perfect pizza. We invited her over to Fabio Scalia hair salon in SoHo to talk about hair care. Plus, a shot of Fusio-Dose, the amazing treatment that we featured last week. If you missed it click here to read more about this incredible hair ritual. Since Bruna's career is highly focused on appearance, the face she puts out to the world everyday is very important to her. Bruna grew up having a mom in the same industry as her which made her feel very lucky and blessed. Her mom taught her the importance of taking care of your hair and showed her how to keep it healthy. Her personal pro tip for long healthy hair is getting regular trims and hair masks every six weeks! "That's the key", she says. Press play to check out her experience with us. And as always if you have any questions please comment below! 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