"Individuality is crucial," says Richard Calcasola, the founder and mastermind behind Maximus Spa Salon. He's referring to the importance of understanding a client's lifestyle and habits before providing a haircut, ensuring that each resulting look is both unique and maintainable. Listening is a skill Calcasola has stressed to his team for more than 40 years, and it has earned him a reputation for being friendly and approachable even as he helps set international styling trends.
At Maximus, Calcasola oversees a staff of beauty professionals who draw on his lessons to cut and color hair. They also perform a number of other spa-related services, treating guests to waxing treatments, manicures, and skin-firming facials. When he's not consulting with celebrities and trimming the tresses of publications such as Vogue and the New York Times, Calcasola can often be spotted making the rounds at the salon himself.
Starting when it opened in 1994, Rani Spas' image specialists have been polishing impressions through waxing, facials, massage, hairstyling, and mani-pedi services. The expert aestheticians enhance skin with a medley of visage-rejuvenating treatments, including the smoothing crystal collagen facial and the Synergie peel, which combines a powerful chemical peel with microdermabrasion to repair skin damaged from acne, sun exposure, and professional-apple-bobbing careers. The spa's stylists also tend to coifs with strand transformations ranging from cuts and updos to highlights and moisturizing treatments, and fuzz fields are left clean and sleek through gentle waxing and traditional threading methods.
At Kornelia's Room, a licensed aesthetician welcomes guests for a variety of facial treatments and waxing services. European facials anoint faces with deep-cleansing or anti-aging processes, utilizing masks, steam, and exfoliation to soothe and purify visages. Other treatments include glycolic and lactic peels, oxygen masks, and waxing, which removes hair on areas such as the forehead, arms, brows, or bikini region.
Wielding scissors, house salon products, and a wealth of know-how, the stylists at Tomy B Salon beautify clients with individualized haircuts, highlights, and sundry haircare treatments. Clients benefit from the use of Tomy B's house line of shampoos, conditioners, and styling products.
For Anthony and Domenico Sacramone, cooking is about passion and tradition. The two brothers opened Sacramone's Restaurant to share the recipes and techniques passed down through the family, from their grandmother's kitchen in Abruzzo, Italy, to their mother's kitchen in the United States. Many of the dishes on their classic Italian menu were once treasured secrets of their mother, Maddalena, and they can now be savored nightly by patrons. Entrees include traditional preparations of veal, chicken, and eggplant, and a coal oven produces blistering pizzas made with housemade mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes from Italy. Diners can also add Mama's famous meatballs and sausages to any dish for an extra-meaty meal.
At Hollywood Glamour Day Resort, a certified aesthetician works with accomplished hair stylists and makeup artists to revamp their clients' look and confidence levels. The team uses luxurious product lines such as Moroccanoil haircare and Dermalogica skincare, as well as naturally based lines such as ?minence Organic and Saian that brim with gentle, sometimes herbal ingredients. Their roster of services also includes laser hair removal, eyelash extensions, and facials that target acne and wrinkles.
The staff maintains a tranquil space where clients can release the stresses of the day in a healthy manner, stocking the relaxation area with complimentary finger foods, teas, lemon water, and punching bags that can be customized to look like any boss.