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More and more men and women are choosing the natural route when it comes to maintaining their hair. In fact, naturally curly hair is quite the trend right now! That doesn't go without saying - curly hair is a daily struggle and we have a lot of questions about it! This natural route has lead to many questions - how do you take care of curly hair? How do you keep the curls bouncy and the frizz down? How do I properly nourish my naturally curly hair? At Fabio Scalia Salons, we can take your curls to the next level and give you the right tools and practices that will help you and your curly hair in the future. Here are the top 5 most commonly asked questions about naturally curly hair. How do I Maintain my Frizz? Frizz is one of the largest stresses when it comes to maintaining naturally curly hair. And, curly hair naturally produces much more frizz that wavy or straight hair. According to some of the best hair salons in NYC, there are many ways to go about taming frizz. These experts suggest many things, including to not touch your hair when it is drying - even slight touches will produce more frizz. The best hair salons in NYC also suggest that you are maintaining your hair by using the right hair products for your curls as well as the season. Yes it's true, even the seasons can effect how much your hair frizzes up. Sometimes, you need a completely different routine in between the seasons. In addition, you should never skip a weekly moisturizing mask. Hydrated hair will frizz up way less than thirsty hair. Finally, it always helps to find a mousse, gel, or styling cream that holds your hair in place throughout the day. Finding the right product can take some trial and error but it will ultimately benefit you in the long run. What Products/Things Should I Avoid to Keep Curly Hair Healthy? The best hair salons in NYC suggest that your curly hair needs all of the moisture it can get. Moisture helps your curly hair stay shiny and healthy, and it helps maintain the curls. Anything that will potentially dry your hair out, you should avoid - this includes sulphates and products that contains alcohol. There are also components in hair products that can prevent your hair from absorbing moisture, such as silicones. Of course, you should do your best to avoid harsh chemicals like bleaching or over-dying your hair unless you have the help of a salon professional. Avoid using tools on your hair that contains high heat as well. How Do Professionals Cut Curly Hair? This depends on your stylist and your curls. But for the most part, dry cuts provide the best results because each curl shrinks differently. The best hair salons in NYC wash and dry your hair in order to take in the correct length and shape of your hair. So, how do dry cuts work? Your Fabio Scalia professional hair stylist will want you to wash and dry and style your hair as you normally would every day before your appointment. After we cut your hair (dry), we will wash and style it again so you can see the final result. Getting rid of your damaged ends is absolutely crucial to happy curly hair, and you'll feel so much less weighed down after the cut. What are the Essential Tools for Curly Hair? There are things you can do at home that will better improve the health of your curly hair. You know your hair the best - something even the professionals don't always even know. If you have curly hair, the best tools for your home hair care routine include: A microfiber towel Wide tooth comb Wet brush or tangle teaser Coil hair ties (a curly hair must-have, because unlike other hair ties, these ones won't break your curls) Satin scarfs or pillows A scalp massager - these are great for helping your hair grow as well as distributing hair product Anti-frizz hair products that don't contain harsh chemicals A trusty hair oil to make your hair shine and make your curls bounce All of these products have their own reasons why they will make your hair care routine so much easier. Do Hair Dyes Ruin Curly Hair? Most hair dyes will potentially damage your naturally curly hair. Hair dyes contain tons of harsh chemicals that will have a negative impact on your hair. The best hair salons in NYC, as well as highly-skilled professionals suggest using semi permanent vegan hair dyes that are way less harsh than other ones. The biggest problem with dying your hair, especially if your hair is naturally dark, is that you have to bleach your hair first (especially if your adding a color or going lighter), wish is highly damaging. Even if your hair is super healthy, you should avoid dying it too much. What Temperature and When Should I Use A Hair Dryer This is a tricky one, because high heat will not only create a huge amount of frizz, but it will also damage your hair (especially if you do it a lot). It's best to use a hair dryer that has a diffuser head attached in order to dry your hair appropriately after a wash. Don't ever use the high heat setting, and give your hair a hydration boost with valuable hair products before drying. If you decide to straighten your hair or style it in any other way after drying it, use a heat protected mousse or oil. Final Thoughts Curly hair isn't the easiest to work with, even the best hair salons in NYC know that. However, with the proper tools and application steps it will be easier to maintain your naturally curly hair and make it look as great as it feels. In addition to all the tips above, make sure you visit your professional hair stylists at Fabio Scalia Salons in order to learn more about how you should properly take care of your curly hair. Give

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. 

Have you ever wondered what designates a successful salon visit? For starters, a good hair stylist will always ask, 'how does the haircut make you feel?' A good hairdo should never feel overpowering or overwhelming. On the contrary, a good haircut makes you feel bold and empowered. In times of COVID, wherein mask wearing has become a prerequisite for stepping outside, the importance of the hairdo as an identifier has soared. We find many clients asking for a haircut that makes them recognizable, even while wearing a face mask. A great example is Anna Wintour and her iconic bob. The hair style has become not only a staple of her unique style but an instant identifier in a social context.  "After months of lockdown, I find many of my clients are feeling much more daring and willing to try out new things when they visit the salon"Giuseppe Bicceri, Fabio Scalia SoHo A good hairdresser recognizes the subtle and unique traits in a client. They use these observations as the starting point to create a hairdo that not only looks good but most importantly that feels authentic to the person.  Think about this next time you visit the salon! Drop a comment below, and book your next appointment by clicking right here. 

Fabio Scalia salons is happy to introduce Mirian Lima. Mirian is a New York based hair artist. She recently joined our SoHo salon. We are very excited to share with you some of her work and inspiration.  The level of experience Mirian brings to the Fabio Scalia brand is plentiful. With 27 years of experience under her belt, it is safe to call her a veteran in the industry. For Mirian working in a hair salon that prioritizes education is the best way to stay current and up-to-date with trends and techniques.  “Working within a salon has many advantages. I’ve gained so much insight and knowledge from working closely with a team that is as passionate about hair as me. We experiment and learn together, share classes and education resources. We support and assist each other. It’s a great sense of community!”  The most rewarding part of her job is making her clients feel better than when they first came in. Mirian understands the power a transformation can have on a person’s entire outlook. She loves giving her clients that boost of confidence. “The look on their face after a makeover it’s priceless!”  In terms of specialization, Mirian is a hair artist, she does it all and her loyal client base is proof of her versatility. Furthermore, being Dominican, Mirian understands the relationship women of color have with their hair. Thus, she draws enjoyment from working with ethnic and textured hair. She is adept with keratin treatments and her true passion is color. She uses different techniques and shades and aims to create a most natural look.  Mirian Lima 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. 

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. 

For the last couple weeks, New York City residents have been slowly resuming their lives. For many, visiting the hair salon falls at the top of the priority list. However, for many people leaving the house is still a source of anxiety and hesitation. If you are one of those people who has chosen to stay home for the time being, this blog post is for you! Because staying home shouldn’t mean neglecting your hair care.  We’ve previously discussed the incredible Kerastase Fusio-Dose in-salon treatment. Fusio-Dose is well known for providing an instant hair transformation that you can see and feel. For many clients getting a Fusio-Dose treatment is a must when visiting the salon. But, did you know that your hairdresser can customize a 4-week at-home regimen specifically made for you?  Fabio Scalia salons carry the Fusio-Dose Homelab. This box kit includes 4 doses of booster and 4 doses of concentrate. Mix the booster and the concentrate and voila you have a 4-week regimen that will nourish your hair and leave it completely transformed.  Tailor-made for you The boosters and concentres are prescribed by your stylist. According to Kerastase there are about 20 customizable solutions for every hair needs! So whether your hair lacks density, nutrition, strength, shine, brilliance, texture, etc. the Fusio-Dose Homelab can help you restore the quality of your hair.  Normally, the stylist assesses the condition of your hair in the salon and chooses the treatment blends that are best suited for you. However, in order to cater to those clients that are at home, we are currently offering virtual video consultations with a Fabio Scalia stylist. Once the stylist determines the best blend for you, we will ship your Homelab box to you. Check out the video below that shows you how easy it is to use at home.  https://youtu.be/nniVkIqJN6o Schedule your appointment with us todayFabio Scalia is an upscale hair salon in SoHo and Brooklyn Heights. We offer services such as haircuts, styling, balayage, coloring and extensions.

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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTqO-REpKR4 You have long and healthy hair but in the mood for a change? Let us help you! Balayage is a freehand highlight painting technique that creates a soft and natural sun kissed touch towards the end. It is a perfect glow up if you are in the mood for a glow up or minor change with your hair.Why Balayage?If you are in the mood for a glow up that doesn't need that much maintenance balayage is the perfect move. It grows out beautifully because your roots already match your top head shade, this means you can also wait longer between appointments if you want your hair to rest from coloring.How do you maintain a Balayage?Always ask your stylist at Fabio Scalia for hair care advice and they will guide you to what hair care products you should use for your hair. If you feel for a glow up, you can always come in for a gloss to give you your shine back! 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0MJBi5b3IQ In New York City time is always a factor, and our hairstylists understand how difficult it can be to balance your work life and your dating life. Thus, we believe a good hair salon acts as a sanctuary for their guests. Come in to one of our locations in SoHo and Brooklyn Heights, escape the bustle and noise of the city, and get the perfect blow dry for your perfect date night glow up. In addition, get that precious self care time you've been craving. Fabio Scalia salons offer a range of different hair care treatments that are easy and quick add-on services to your date night blow out. Our personal favorites right now are Kerastes' Genesis Treatment for hair fall caused by over styling, the magical Fusio-Dose treatments to instantly transform your hair and The K-Water Treatment for the ultimate date night glow! Now you might wonder why we think a blow out is the ultimate pre date night ritual, well:• You get 60 minutes to slowdown for yourself• Beverage of your choice always!• You'll leave with a rested mind, perfect hair and ready to sweep your date away! Book your appointment now, thank us later! 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.