Sun-Mon, noon-7pm; Tue-Wed and Fri, 11am-8pm; Thu, 11am-midnight; Sat, 9am-7pm
2, 3, 4, 5 at Borough Hall
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Fabio Scalia runs the show at his eponymous Brooklyn Heights salon, which he opened in 2003. The affable Sicilian native, who trained at Vidal Sassoon and has had stints at Privé and Warren Tricomi salons, is as much entertainer as he is stylist among his clients and fellow seven stylists and colorists on staff. That’s not to say that his socializing takes away from his keen ability to create natural-looking cuts that work with one’s hair texture and face structure. (His ability to reduce frizz just by shaping your hair is impressive.) The large front windows at this salon, located on the charming Montague Street, allow sun to pour into the space, which is outfitted with ten chairs, three sinks, dark oak hardwood floors, and white walls. Should you be getting a treatment—the salon offers a variety, using their two product lines, Kérastase and Shu Uemura—you can opt to sit out in the back garden with a glass of wine or cappuccino in hand.Bridal
In this welcoming, airy salon, guests sip cappuccinos while they wait, and repeat customers are often greeted by name. Fabio caters to each bride’s individual taste and bone structure. Consultations are $175 to $275; day-of services are $275 an hour.