Parking In Downtown Phoenix.

Salvador Calvano
Friday, July 03, 2015

Ask Yourself this before you leave your car. 

 Should I Park Here???

I was told last week by a driver in a sweet black BMW that people don't read Parking Signs. I replied with a pretty car like that you may want to read Parking signs. She kindly moved her car to make space for our valued clients. It's true People Don't read or do they just blow it off and NOT THINK. When you run a business you try to do what seems right. You respect the neighboring businesses and do your best everyday. When someone continues to challenge you in any particular situation you step up and protect whats yours and what you believe and whats simply right and just. Communication is key, Correct? 

If The owner of a business doesn't communicate on where you left your car either in signage or verbal who's fault is it?

Your probably asking yourself who cares? Why a Parking Blog? Well because it happens everyday in Downtown Phoenix and most other bigger Metropolitan cities. 

This is my reply to a someones frustration for being Towed. If I sound Crazy well then you read it correctly and you know me well. Please understand this happens everyday and if you have ever been to our salon then you will know what I am talking about. 

Dear Roseanne. I am Sorry You were towed last night. 

The Office Pile has No respect for the surrounding businesses and parking is a serious issue for us downtown business owners. We have been here for 14 years for many reasons. The office Pile has been abusing parking from day one and NEVER tells its (tenants) be it daily, weekly or monthly where to park. We have taken minutes / hours to walk next door and tell people to move their cars. Everyday we go next door interrupting our clients who end up having to park somewhere else. Not Fair to our clients. We are sometimes there early. Sometimes late. We use our salon for evening events as well. So our hours are 24/7 as far as I am concerned. We have 9 Parking signs for 5 spots. We have discussed this with the owners of the Office Pile and Nobody seems to care.

 The Office Pile has Zero signs. I suggested they put up a sign at their front door that simply said. PLEASE BE AWARE OF WHERE YOU PARK. Thank you. The office Pile has Not done a thing except allow their people to park anywhere they please. NOT COOL. It happens many times every day/ week. I showed up the next morning to find two SUVs in the same spots and had to have my wife go next door and say something. Again. The Office Pile needs to step up and be honest and fair. Besides the fact the their front two spots are taken by the owner of the building and the side spots are are Blocked for their permanent tenants??? Did I mention we had our baby in the back seat and if I were alone and had to go tell people where to park except my spot and it was 109 degrees.

 Roseann I am sorry The office Pile did not inform you and sincerely apologize. I wish they were better neighbors and respected our business. We again have been here almost 14 years and all our other neighbors have been pretty cool. As Downtown continues to flourish parking will alway be an issue. If you are ever in need of a great haircut or color please let us know. In Fact I will Cut your Hair for FREE myself and give you a bottle of shampoo and conditioner if you have any interest. I am again very sorry it was your car that was towed.

 I blame the Office Pile for Not informing you where to park. Ask any other business owner in the neighborhood. I have hundreds of photos of illegally parked cars. Yes its an issue. One minute at a time. Oh and for the record I get no Kick Backs from the towing company. Only Frustration about parking. 

Again I am sorry it was your car.

 Think Before you leave your car. Please Read the Parking signs to protect yourself and your vehicle.

How to Grow Your Hair out Long.

Salvador Calvano
Saturday, April 04, 2015

I get asked everyday. What can I do to grow my hair out long?

Rule #1, DON'T Cut It. Find a hairdresser that respects the fact that you want to grow your hair long and don't want to cut it to short. Trim it when needed but leave it as long as possible.

Rule #2, Do Not let anyone cut your hair with a Razor. Razors won't  give you as blunt of a cut and will tend to fray and lose it's shape faster then shears. Razors also tend to cause split ends sooner since the ends are not cut as clean and blunt as shears. Razors serve their purpose but NOT for growing hair out.

Rule #3, Maintain a clean and healthy scalp. Since all hair comes from the inside it is really really important to keep your scalp and root area clean and healthy. Sulfate Free shampoos will Not remove oils and products that suffocate your scalp. It is important to allow your scalp to breathe and not over condition your scalp or use suffocating products. How often do you wash your face? Imagine if you didn't. Keep it clean. Extreme Therapy Mint Clarifying Shampoo is perfect for growing your hair long.

Rule #4, Condition your ends and comb your conditioner through with a quality comb. Keep conditioner off your scalp. It's your ends that need the conditioning, Not your scalp. You will also find you will get more Body, Volume and control if you Do Not over condition your hair. Use less then more. You can always ad more if you need it but most people use too much of everything when it comes to hair products. Use Quality products, but use them wisely. Extreme Therapy Deep Moisturizing Conditioner was made to grow your hair longer. It's light formula is perfect for baby fine and curly hair because it won't weigh it down as well as being great for all types of hair. Use a Leave in Conditioner on your ends and protect your hair from the Sun and Chlorine if you swim a lot.

Rule #5, Exercise. The more blood that flows through your body the more and better hair your body and scalp will produce. FACT. Besides it's good for your heart, head and spirit. Yoga, running, hiking and biking anything cardio is the best.

Rule #6, Eat Protein. I can often tell when someone sits down if their hair is getting enough nutrients from the inside out. In order for your body to create more and better hair you need to feed your hair with the proper proteins and nutrients. Have a steak from time to time.

Rule #7, Get a Massage. getting a massage from time to time will increase your blood flow and relax your being. Reducing stress will prevent hair loss and again increase blood flow to make better stronger fuller hair. Have your mate massage your head and brush your hair. Stimulating your scalp and head will help keep it healthy. Brushing your scalp and hair will exfoliate any dead cells that need to go to make room for new cells and keep producing healthy hair.

Rule #8, Don't Burn your hair with Hot Tools, Flat Irons and Blow Dryers. You will end up having to cut it more then you want to when you burn it. Care for your hair. Love your hair. Respect your hair. If you do use Hot tools use them with respect. Use a good hair brush like a Mason Pearson or one like it in front of your Flat iron with one smooth sweep instead of going over the same section numerous times. DO IT RIGHT. If you are going to do it. I would rather it be long and healthy and a little less perfect then burnt and damaged which in the end is more perfect. If you need help let me know.

Rule #9, EXTENSIONS are NOT YOUR FRIEND OR THE ANSWER TO GROWING LONG HAIR. Ask any Celebrity who has had them. Yes they are fun for the big screen and Fashion shows and photo shoots and maybe your wedding but Not to grow your hair out or to wear everyday for long periods of time. They will ruin your scalp and hair in the end. Besides ask any man how they really feel about the bug like little bumps in the back of your head at bed time... Hairdressers make a Ton of Money doing extensions so most hairdressers will lie to you and tell you its a good idea. Listen to your heart. In the end extensions are not the answer.

Rule #10, Brazilian Blowouts and Keratin treatments won't help you grow your hair. They are great bandaids for the moment but call me in a year after your hair falls out and breaks off. I will be here for you. Ask Kim Whats her last name??? Who cares...

In this day and age of instant satisfaction, Instagram and a society that is becoming less patient by the second the only way to get long, pretty healthy hair is the old fashioned way.

Love your hair. Respect your hair. Take care of yourself, your body and your hair. Dad always said in the end Less is more.

Call me if you need me. I will be hair for you.

Salvador Calvano

Marilyn Rose Calvano 2-6-2015

Salvador Calvano
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Well folks, 

the day I have been patiently waiting  40 weeks and 4 days for has finally arrived. 

Marilyn Rose Calvano presented her beautiful happy self on Friday February 6, 2015 at 11:08 am. She was a healthy 8.3 lbs baby and 20.5 inches long. It was well worth the wait and discomfort for this bundle of joy. Pretty much all the cliches are completely true about being a parent and none of the fears I was told have been true either. Thank God. Besides labor itself of course. (As I type with gritted teeth just thinking about it :-p ) My mom was pulling strings for me up there because I was very fortunate with a good labor and a good baby. Mari as we like to call her shares her birthday with Bob Marley and our awesome coworker Jacqueline.

I can not wait for people to meet her and have her be part of our Hairpeace world. No we will not make her cut hair! 

I really want to take time to thank every one of you for your endless support, love, encouragement and patience through this new adventure that Salvador, Hermosa and I are going through. We feel extremely fortunate to have the flexibility at such a special time in our lives and most importantly that everyone has been just as flexible. 

We love our studio and we love all of you being a part of it and keeping your hair looking beautiful of course. I am definitely coming back to work seeing as I love what I do. The plan is to come back around April 10th 2015 and if I choose to come sooner or later I will let everyone know. In the mean time please feel free to book with Salvador or Jacqueline. You are in very talented hands with both of them as I'm sure you already know. 

I can not express my gratitude and love I have at this moment for all the good fortune I have been blessed with so far. Thank you thank you thank you. I can't wait to see all your faces again soon.  

Ask Salvador for pictures..... I suspect he may have 1 or 200 on his phone. ;)

In addition, Hermosa has been a very good and protective pup. She also turns 1 on Valentine's Day so don't be afraid to give her extra love if you see her.

Peace and Love ,

The Calvano Clan

Salvador Calvano Hair


602-363-7669 (salon cell)

Phoenix Magazine September 2014

Salvador Calvano
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Phoenix Files, Tressed for Success


Phoenix Magazine feature on our Extreme Therapy for Hair Products.

Tahoe's Movie

Salvador Calvano
Friday, June 20, 2014

It has been almost a year that we had to put our Golden Retriever Tahoe down because of her cancer.

Last year was a rough one and quite honestly summer sucked. I started this video years ago but it took me time to get it out and finish it up. Every time I got close I would break down and cry. It was very healing as painful as it was. I continued to attempt to break it down and cut out pieces I felt were to long. Then I said fuck it.. It is what it is. Beautiful, touching, sad and funny all at the same time. It is 18 minutes and one second. A bit long for what it is but if you new her she deserves a feature length film. Most of it is somewhat uncut. Super raw. The way I like it. She gave the world gifts of smiles, laughs and lots of love. Grab the kids and sit back and enjoy Tahoes Movie.


She is watching with you. Don't be afraid to shed a tear. You probably will. I am happy to say I can make it through at this point without. Most of the time.


If you ever met her or knew her well you know. She was a very special Dog.


Rest in peace sweet puppy. You inspired the world with LOVE...


With Love and Respect,


Salvador Calvano



Tahoe's Movie from Salvador Calvano on Vimeo.

Fashion Week February 2014 Video of the REEM ACRA show

Salvador Calvano
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Here is a little video I shot with my GoPro last February in New York City. Often enough I just shoot with no real purpose other then pure documentation.

This is pretty much every shot in chronicle order. With very little editing.


New York Fashion Week often enough feels like a crazy storm. It starts calm and before you realize your in the middle of it, it's over. Someone once told me I have the best life in the fashion business. Many including myself would argue that. Although I Love living in the Desert.


Call or write if you have any questions or comments.


Lots of Love,

Salvador Calvano


It's a little over 9 minutes so give yourself some time.


I Call it Go-Pro Fashion.

I hope you like it.



NYFW-REEM ACRA-Fall Winter-2014 from Salvador Calvano on Vimeo.

Best Wedding Video Ever By Andrew Einhorn.

Salvador Calvano
Thursday, February 27, 2014

If you are in the market for a wedding Videographer here is your man.

Andrew Einhorn Flew in from NYC to help us out with documenting our wedding weekend. Here is the real reel of a great weekend. We will be having a full screening sometime soon. Incredible artist who is really great at what he does.

Take 3 minutes and check it out.

Thank you Andrew. You gave us the perfect gift that keeps on giving.


A Hairpeace Wedding from Andrew Einhorn on Vimeo.

Your Man Called today about Clarifying Shampoo.

Salvador Calvano
Thursday, December 05, 2013


Dear Friend,

Your Man called today. He said you needed some Clarifying Shampoo. The hippie stuff from the health food store just is not working anymore. The kind that doesn’t really clean your hair or your head but pretends to. Your scalp and hair are screaming for oxygen. Your roots can’t breathe anymore. If you are wondering why your hair is dull and not shiny and flat and greasy. Your hair needs love. So does your man. The apple cider vinegar and baking soda that Grandma used to use is not working either. That was great before they made shampoo. It’s almost 2014. There are all sorts of good stuff out there.


You smell. Your pillow smells. He misses the way you used to smell when you used shampoo. If your wondering why your color fades so fast it may be because you need to get all the crap out first. That whole idea its good to color dirty hair is a big fat lie. If your bleaching it it is a whole different thing.


Your Man is afraid to tell you because he doesn’t want to hurt your feelings so he made me write you this letter. This is the truth. The whole Truth and nothing but the truth. Call me when your ready for help.


Salvador Calvano


Comb through your Conditioner.


Salvador Calvano
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

The Road to Point Sublime

Salvador Calvano
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Road to Point Sublime from Salvador Calvano on Vimeo.