Phoenix Files, Tressed for Success
Phoenix Magazine feature on our Extreme Therapy for Hair Products.
Phoenix Files, Tressed for Success
Phoenix Magazine feature on our Extreme Therapy for Hair Products.
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,
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,
It's a little over 9 minutes so give yourself some time.
I Call it Go-Pro Fashion.
I hope you like it.
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.
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 and Patricia Calvano at Salvador Calvano Hair Salon in Phoenix Arizona have more experience in Fashion Hair then most salons in the southwest.
But it's not what we are all about.
We are down to earth.
We wear jeans and T-Shirts.
We do not pretend to be anything we are not.
We are honest and tell you the truth about your hair.
We do Quality color that suites you and your lifestyle.
We cover grey hair so it looks natural.
We are about your Style and what works best for you.
We do Not do Extensions or Brazilian Blowouts. We do Not believe in them.
We respect your hair and treat it with care.
We do Not over process or burn hair. We fix it. Condition it and make it better.
We do Not over charge for each and every service. We are fair and deliver quality.
We have many years of experience and Love doing hair.
We do mostly Dry Haircuts because thats how people wear their hair.
We can help you Grow your hair by teaching and sharing the best ways to do so.
We understand Hair really really really well.
We have passion for good taste and don't do things we don't believe in.
Our Salon is an oasis in the desert. We play good music and have created a very warm and friendly space that has tons of natural daylight, a great patio and its very unique salon with a atmosphere that is clean and cool. It is a downtown Phoenix sanctuary for your hair and beauty needs.
"Best Haircut in Phoenix Arizona" By Allure Magazine 2006.
If you are looking for a new Hairdresser. Look no further.
We are here for you when you need us and want a change for the better.
We will help your hair look it's absolute best without forcing it to be something it's not.
See the potential your hair can be when you embrace what you have.
If you have any questions please give us a call. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your hair.
This was a personal journey and I did it for a guild line for a bio. As the years turn and fly by it is really rare we sit back and think where we have walked and who we walked with. Who helped us along the way and made us who we are. I know I am forgetting many details and moments in between but this is the truth. The whole truth and dam. When I look back I think to myself. What a wonderful World and how grateful I am to live and be free to Live the way I choose. I am grateful I chose to be a hairdresser and Follow my Fathers Footsteps.
I want to make sure you understand how grateful I am to everyone who's name's follow.
I would not be me without you. Some stronger then others. My Love and admiration is true and with respect.
Salvador Calvano III
May 9 1970, born in Chicago Illinois.
1972 moved to Phoenix Arizona. Growing up in the desert with quiet wide open spaces.
1973 Salvador & Joanne Calvano open Cutters hair salon in Phoenix Az.
1974 Growing up going to the salon with Mom & Dad. Got my first guitar.
1975 Mom & Dads salon grow to become one of the top salons in the southwest.
1976 built my first pinbox camera.
1977 Began taking pictures and began a path of art and images.
1978 Went to Tokyo Japan for the first Intercioffure World congress with family to began a path of hair and beauty.
1979 Explored cub scouts, nature, sports, super 8 film, music and art.
1980 Studied photography, woods, metals, sculpting, started working at Mom and Dads salon on Saturdays.
1981 Continue to grow in Art, Scouts, traveling with Dad to hair shows assisting and working backstage on an array of projects. Continue this path winning awards along the way in art and sculpture through High school until 1987.
1983 Attend first Intercoiffure Photo shoot in Venice beach California. Bought my second guitar.
I met David Wagner. The original day maker.
Mario Tricocci gave me his shear case that I still have and use.
1985 Haircolor USA.
1986 International Haircolor exchange.
1987 Started Cosmetology school while in high school winning awards for styling and coloring.
1988 Graduated Shadow Mountain High school and Cosmetology School at the same time. Attended World Congress in Hamburg Germany.
Studied under Rocco Altobelli, Richard Hudivani, Beth Minardi, Reg Laws, Oscar Bond, Leland Hirsch and many more of the greats.
1988 to 1992 Became artistic Director of Cutters Hair in Phoenix Arizona teaching and growing staff and traveling doing education and platform work for Logics, Artec and Ariella.
1991 Organized, Choreographed and directed young Intercioffure presentation at the Waldorf Astoria NYC. Became one of the first hairdressers to receive the Vidal Sassoon awards for excellence in art and design.
Was one of the first hairdressers to receive the Vidal Sassoon award at the Waldorf Astoria.
1992 Purchased first Macintosh computer with a total capacity of 64 megabits. It was big at the time. Two weeks later color screens were introduced to the world.
Moved to Miami beach to work as a freelance artist totally focusing on magazine work and building a portfolio. Met Didier Malige through Palma Driscoll at Bryan Bantry agency NYC and began assisting.
1993 Worked with Didier on Italian Vogue with Linda Evangelista, Bruce Weber and Isaac Mizrahi.
First Gianni Versace campaign in lake Tahoe. Coloring hair and working with Didier Malige.
Went to Versace mansion to do Donatellas hair drinking espresso with Gianni while waiting for Donatella to get out of the shower. This went on most of the time I lived in Miami while building my portfolio.
May 1993 moved to New York City. This is the place and time my career exploded.
Spent the next 8 years traveling the world working on some of the biggest fashion moments of the nineties. Working with Didier Malige, Odile Gilbert and Sam McKnight.
Began traveling to Paris, Milan and London doing Fashion weeks all over the World.
Paris Haute Couture for Chanel, Chloe, Dior, John Galliano, Jean Paul Guitier, Vivian Westwood.
Made a Music video with Jeff Buckley before he was the legend he is now.
First Gio Giorgio Armani perfume campaign. Sam McKnight got mugged the night before Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell had a party the night before. I filled in for Sam.
1995 Opened my first Salon studio in the heart of NYCs famous Meatpacking starting the fashion trend it is today.
Soho legend John Dellaria gave me his pool table that is now in the Arizona Salon.
Jon Bon Jovi in Argentina changed my world forever.
Versace campaign with Didier and Bruce Weber.
Bought my third guitar.
Sports illustrated swim suit issue in ecuador. Victoria's secret all over the world.
Claudia Schiffer bought me flowers.
Lou Reed for New York magazine.
First Vogue cover Australia.
Worked with photographers Patrick Demarchelier, Bruce Weber, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon.
Second Vogue cover Germany.
Continued to work on campaigns, editorials and Fashion shows around the world. Studying, growing and absorbing from fashion stylist, photographers and designers.
2000 Closed my NYC salon and moved to the Hollywood hills California to concentrate on celebrities and doing hair for the music industry.
Christina Agulera, Patty Springsteen, vertical horizon.
My Brother in-law was killed in a helicopter accident in the Arizona Desert leaving my sister and triplet sons behind. I am the God father and moved home to be with my family.
Retired as a hairdresser for the first time.
Sold Christmas trees in the desert delivering them in my 1974 red convertible eldorado.
Worked the door at Mickeys Hangover. A popular bar in old town Scottsdale. People thought I was Mickey.
Went to a party and saw this girl with horrible hair and realized the world of hair and beauty needed me back.
Aug 2001 moved back to NYC. Via Montana, Canada, 4000 mile road trip back to NYC the long way. Freedom was free.
17 days later during fashion week.
Sept 11 2001. I was on my roof and witnessed it all first hand with my friends. Far from home.
September 21. 10 days later. Packed my truck with my dear friend and drove back to Arizona.
October 2001 the state of Arizona demanded I went back to hair school to re establish my Arizona license in cosmetology. It was kind of fun.
After searching for a salon I landed at a place called Dees international Hairport.
The press ate it up.
February 2002 opened Salvador Calvano Hair.
My father's old olive factory turned into a beautiful spacious warehouse style salon. Back yard and all. A high end private studio catering to guests in a very personal, fun, laid back and professional environment.
Built my first website and began to shoot, edit and produce videos.
2009 started my own product line made for stressed desert hair called Extreme Therapy for damaged hair.
2010 started my first Rock and Roll band. The Last Nomadiks. After our first paid gig our bass player moved to Chicago. We broke up and gave him all the money for gas to get home.
Over the years continued NYC fashion week twice a year working with Didier Malige, Odile Gilbert and Sam MkNight working on some of the most prestigious fashion shows on earth.
September 13, 2011 met the love of my life at the Whiskey Ward in the LES of Manhattan.
Did long distance for 6 months. Racked up miles in my heart.
March 15, 2012 Patricia Catherine McDonald moved to Arizona.
September 1, 2012 asked her to marry me and she said yes.
Fashion week in NYC. Again. Together.
After over 20 years of Fashion weeks and 40 plus seasons. The love flows like a bubbly spring that you just want to drink from with your bare hands.
It's the love that flows and you can't stop it.
25 Years flew by like a hot blow dryer in Phoenix in June. Yeh that hot and fast.
Was I lucky? Did I work my ass off? Did I knock on the right doors? Or did they knock on mine?
Was it my faith? Or fate?
God only knows.
That's the gist of my life so far and I really feel like its just beginning.
Salvador Calvano III