No backcombing, no weaving, just blowdrying. At Fabio Scalia Salons, the team always keeps its finger on the pulse of current trends and new techniques. Colorists often performing popular techniques of foil, balayage and all over, but today we are discussing a new and trending technique; highlighting the hair with only a board and a blow dryer. In today's blog post, Soho colorist Claudia DeCicco guides us through the process of getting the color you’ve always dreamt of. “The first step is to section the hair into five quadrants. From there I take sections, slice them and put the blow dryer to the strands to remove baby hairs. To make it easier, I clip the tiny hairs down and once my section is ready, I hold a paddle underneath it with the foil and simply brush on the color. I let the color process until the hair has lifted to the desired look and then simply rinse. Depending on the client’s hair, I would add a gloss and root smudge if necessary.” “Most people think that foils leave a brighter but also sometimes ‘stripy’ result and that’s why a lot of people are preferring balayage because they want a more sunkissed and natural looking outcome. However, with this new technique, you get the lift and brightness. In other words, you don’t have to choose between being bright enough and natural looking. In addition, it’s great if you want a long lasting result that looks amazing in between your visits to the salon.” – Claudia DeCicco 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.
Emma Stone via Getty Images We see it on celebrities, red carpet looks and magazine covers – beautiful red hair never seems to go out of style. But in the world of hair color, achieving an amazing red tone can be easier said than done. Therefore, we’ve taken this week’s blog post to discuss how to achieve the hair of your dreams. Rocking a red hair look can be hard but we believe that most people (at least with professional help) can pull it off. At Fabio Scalia Salons our philosophy is simple: if you feel good with your hair, you will look good in it. Luckily, there are different tones, or hues as we call them, that allow almost everyone to look good in red hair. It’s all about finding the right tone for you. For instance, if you naturally have a super dark base, you can add some red tones to get more dimension. If a client comes in and wants red hair, we would start with a consultation to decide whether her natural tones could work with it. After that, we decide how light or dark the hue would be. There are many different shades of red; violet red, copper, burgundy… the list goes on and on. One thing to take into consideration before your makeover, is that red color tends to fade quicker than, for instance, blonde. We want your hair to look good not only when you leave the salon, but all the weeks in between your appointments as well. Therefore, it’s super important to use products for colored hair. When you invest in a hair color, you should definitely make sure you have the right products for it. As the weeks pass by, your color will fade slightly and when this happens, it might be a great idea to boost your strands with a gloss or a toner to keep the color vibrant. Achieving an amazing red tone can be an art form, but as top hairdressers in New York City, we can help you get the color you’ve always dreamt of. Schedule your consultation with us today in Soho Schedule your consultation 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.
Do you want to go lighter with your hair color without damaging your locks? Maintaining the condition of colored hair is no easy feat. That’s why we’re excited about this new game changer: Wellaplex. In this week’s blog post, Senior Colorist Rocco Crisci breaks down the treatment and how it works. First things first: in order to get great color, you need healthy hair. If a client comes in and wants lighter hair, I most likely have to compromise on the hair’s texture in order to lift it and finally get the result I want. However, if I incorporate Wellaplex into the service, it not only strengthens the bonds but also rebuilds the structure of the strands broken down by the chemical treatment. This means that I and other colorists are now, thanks to this treatment, able to receive results we’ve only dreamt of before. To be used in combination with color services or as a stand alone treatment, Wellaplex helps improve the condition of your hair. It’s for stressed, weak hair or to be used whenever you feel like you need an extra boost. At Fabio Scalia Salons, we use Wella color, so using Wellaplex along with it makes total sense. The treatment is divided into three different steps where the first two are done in the salon: N°1: THE BOND MAKER The first in-salon step is to be used in combination with color or lightening services to help create bonds within the hair. N°2: THE BOND STABILIZER Next step would be to use the bond stabilizer to further strengthen the bonds, build up the structure of the hair and re-balance the pH. N°1 and N°2 are used in-salon only. N°3: THE HAIR STABILIZER The final step is the take home product to use in between visits to the salon. It helps keeping hair strong, soft and smooth. The hair stabilizer is available in our salons and should preferably be used once a week. Is it time for a treatment? Schedule your consultation with us today in Soho Schedule your consultation 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.
Attempting professional-level hairstyling at home is no easy process. But using the right tools is sure to make it easier. A couple of months ago Fabio Scalia, owner of Fabio Scalia Salons, decided to produce his own line of brushes – professional high-end brushes that style and benefit the hair at the same time. Fabio, what made you want to produce your own line of brushes? – I’ve been using these types of brushes since I started doing hair at the age of 14. It was then, back in Italy, that I realized that I had a passion for high-end tools. At that time, a lot of hairdressers were using metal brushes, but my mentor taught me the importance of high-quality brushes and its effect on your hair’s health. I respected and valued the integrity of the hair so I wanted to educate myself further in this area. What is the difference between metal brushes and your brushes? – Most hairdressers use metal brushes because they think that they’ll get a better and quicker result. For me, styling shouldn’t be at the expense of your hair and scalp’s health. Metal brushes hold heat and don’t have the same heat control as bristle brushes. They could raise up the heat to a crazy level and that can cause severe damage to the hair. It’s comparable to taking a section of hair and going over it with your straightener repeatedly. Also, metal brushes usually have no flexibility so worst case scenario would be to rip your hair off while styling it. Well, we definitely wouldn’t want that to happen… – No, we sure don’t want that to happen! The bristles on our brushes bend much more easily and treat the hair in a more gentle way. By using a brush like this, you can massage and add shine to the strands at the same time. I believe that this also allows you to maintain your hair color better. If you want a long-term result and healthy hair, a good brush is definitely a well worth the investment. I dare to say that our brushes get better with time. Attempting professional-level hairstyling at home is no easy process. But using the Fabio Scalia brushes sure makes it easier. Get yours at the salon today! What is Olaplex and how does it work? Find out here!
Maintaining a vibrant hair color can be a really tough challenge. The key to having gorgeously colored locks (and keeping them that way) is all about proper hair care in-between salon visits. This does not mean adding major steps into your beauty regimen. In fact, it all gets down to small lifestyle changes that anyone can do. Here are 6 ways that you can extend the life of your hair color. 1. Stop using shampoo every single day Washing your hair too often doesn’t only result in a dry and lifeless mane, but it can also make your hair color duller. The shampoo strips your hair of color and also all natural oils from your scalp that nourishes and keep the hair looking healthy. The same oils are the ones that help your strands to take color better. That being said, keep your color fresh by using shampoo only a few times a week. Find out if you are you making these common washing mistakes here. 2. Avoid hot tools Turning up the heat on your styling tools can be tempting when you want to achieve the ultimate #hairgoals. However, that heat could be the reason that your color is looking a bit dull. Excessive use of hot tools can make your color fade faster than you wish, so avoid them as much as possible. 3. Use the right products In a previous post, we talked about the 5 products your really need and why, but when it comes to color-treated hair, you might want to upgrade your hair care routine slightly. Dyed hair requires more attention, so invest in salon-graded products for colored hair. 4. Give pigmented products a try Today, a lot of brands offer hair products such as shampoo and conditioner designed to enhance the already existing shade of your hair. Depending on the current color, the products may contain marigold or yellow shades for golden blondes, violet shades for white blondes and so on. A pigmented product can be used weekly or biweekly for a fresher tone. 5. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate When having your hair colored, it’s more important than ever to keep the strands deeply hydrated. Hydrated hair holds onto color better and helps it to produce more shine than thirsty, dehydrated locks. Replenish your hair’s moisture by using a deep conditioning mask once a week. 6. Consult with a professional Figuring out what best for your specific hair is not easy. And let us be honest – no one knows your locks better than your stylist. Make sure you get their opinion on the best products and what you should be using when you get home from the salon. Are you ready for a makeover? Schedule a consultation with one of our stylists today here (Soho) or here (Brooklyn). How often can you really color your hair without damaging it? Find out here!
Are hair extensions the right thing for you, and why should you even consider it? Well, have you ever wondered how celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Jennifer Lopez, can go from a lob (long bob) to long mermaid hair overnight? The answer to this question is hair extensions. Nowadays, hair extensions are about so much more than just extending your hair to make it longer. Extensions can also add fullness, give you the ability to experiment with different styles (did you know that you can add fake bangs!?) and colors. In fact, that girl with the beautiful, long flowing locks that you were admiring yesterday could well have been using hair extensions. However, there are a couple of things that you may want to consider before your makeover. Down below we have listed four things you need to know before your makeover. Hair extensions tip #1 First of all, getting the color right is crucial. Most people don’t have only one shade of color in their hair – the shades tend to be mixed. Therefore, picking extensions with blended colors is usually preferred if you want more natural looking hair. Hair extensions tip #2 Another factor to consider before you put in hair extensions is how well you’re able to take care of your locks afterward. Your hair extensions should be treated in the same careful way as you would treat your own hair. Consult with your hairstylist to make sure you get the right type of products specifically for your hair type. It is also important that you go to follow up appointments with your stylist to make sure you treat your locks the right way to maintain your new look. Hair extensions tip #3 Let’s talk about quality. Great looking extensions should look perfectly natural and blend in with your own hair. At Fabio Scalia Salons, we use authentic human hair of the finest material to achieve the ultimate hair goals. Hair extensions tip #4 There are a lot of different methods on the market today and it’s easy to get lost in the jungle of clip-ins, micro rings, and tape. At Fabio Scalia Salon, we are proud to offer Great Lengths , with hair sourced from the temples of India. Great Lengths provides the most luxurious extensions on the market, made from ethically sourced, fully traceable non-chemically treated human hair. Find out more about this method here. Are you ready for a makeover? Schedule a consultation with one of our stylists today here (Soho) or here (Brooklyn). How often can you really color your hair without damaging it? Find out here!
No matter how much conditioner you use, your hair doesn’t seem to detangle. The messy bun has become a part of your everyday uniform and every time you’re styling your locks it takes forever. Your hair care routine has come to a point where easy and simple no longer exists. Does this sound familiar? Then maybe it’s time for a trim. Determining whether you need to get a haircut or not can be hard but don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! Here are 5 reasons why you should book your appointment today. 1. You’ve got split ends There comes a time when not even a mask or a serum can give your dry ends new life. Breakage and split ends are generally a sign that you should have scheduled an appointment with your hairstylist yesterday. 2. You can’t remember your last appointment You’re busy we get it! But to maintain healthy hair, you should ideally get a trim every 5-7 weeks. Waiting longer can result in split ends (reason number one), which makes it harder for your hair to grow since it’s splitting or breaking from the bottom up. 3. You need a new look Sometimes all you need is a haircut to refresh your entire style. Your hair is a major way of self-expression and let’s not forget that if you don’t like it, it’ll grow back (or you cheat with extensions). 4. Your hair tangles Your split ends create knots more and more often and your best weapon is the scissors. It’s hard to tame a frizzy mane, so give it a fix by a professional. 5. You have more bad hair days than good So you can’t remember the last time you woke up with a hairstyle that’s actually a style? Then it’s probably time for a trim. Styling your hair should be easy and if every morning is a hassle trying to fight your hair, the salon is probably worth a visit. Does this seem familiar? Book your appointment today here (Soho) or here (Brooklyn). How often can you really color your hair without damaging it? Find out here!
It’s that time of year when you can’t wait to get the right hair color for the summer. We’re all craving flawless color goals and whether you’re dreaming of adventurous rainbow locks or lighter tones, it’s safe to say that hair color is a major way of expressing yourself. Most people are aware that coloring your hair does no good to the quality of it. But let’s face the fact that a little damage won’t stop us from getting the shade of our dreams. But it leaves us all with one major question: How much can our manes take? Truth is, there are no rules for how often you can color your hair – it all comes down to a couple of factors that you should consider before your makeover. First of all, it depends on the current condition of your hair. If it’s is in good shape, you can touch up the color more often. If you’re thinking about changing your hair color completely, you should make sure that your hair is in its best possible condition. That being said, using the right products for your specific hair type is key. (Read more about the 5 products you really need for healthy hair here.) Another factor that affects how often you can color the hair is the quality of the products. This is also one of the main reasons why you shouldn’t dye your hair at home. At Fabio Scalia Salons, we use products of highest quality to cause the least amount of damage as possible. Also, there is a reason why hair stylists must complete several years of schooling! The color theory and chemistry is very detailed and differs for every single hair type. But what you can do at home is to take care of your new hair color. Investing in color preserving products and tools are crucial and can help beat unnecessary color fade and damage. So, as a rule of thumb, listen to your hair (and your colorist) if you think you’re dyeing your hair too much. Knowing your hair type, quality, and how much it can handle can be challenging but we’ve got you covered! Schedule a consultation today at 212-343- 0523.