Like puppies, heads of hair need to be pampered regularly, or they’ll leave a mess on the couch and act up every time you roll down the car windows. Calm unruly coiffures with today’s Groupon to Maximus Spa Salon, with locations in Merrick and Carle Place. Choose between the following options:
- For $90, you get an ombre hair color and a blow-dry (a $185 value).
- For $90, you get full highlights and a blow-dry (a $185 value).
Maximus Spa Salon, led by Richard Calcasola, a celebrated follicle fiend, brings the latest European techniques to bear on each client’s personal style with a range of services. Ombre, a trendy French coloring technique that lightens hair gradually from shaft to tips, results in either a subtle shift or dramatic effects, depending on the client’s wishes. Full highlights involve a more traditional process in which strands are peer-elected via secret ballot and then lightened for a sun-kissed effect. Either dye job finishes with an expert blow-dry to leave new 'dos ready to greet the world.
The salon continuously trains stylists, who pass expertise on to guests with proper-maintenance tips to keep colored coiffures crisp and ready for the envious gazes of monotone gray parrots. Groupon customers also can take advantage of 15% off additional treatments, add-on services, and retail products on the day of their service.
More than 10 Yelpers give the Carle Place location of Maximus Spa Salon an average of four stars. Citysearchers give the Carle Place location a 3.5-star average, and SpaFinders give it a three-star average.
Maximus Spa Salon
"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.