Who We Are
My name is Maria Calasso, but most people know me as Kiki. I am the owner of Sublime Salon and Spa and have spent the last 26 years in the beauty business. My career began at age 16 when I worked for a beauty supply company in Trenton, N.J. I fell in love with the business and knew I wanted to learn everything I could about it. I remained with this company for 8 years and then decided to go to cosmetology school. I attended Baron's Castle Academy in Northeast Phila. with my sister to try another aspect of the beauty business After graduating from beauty school, she went directly into the salon to work while I went back to working for the beauty supply company as a sales representative. It was during this time that I walked into my first spa and knew this was what I wanted for myself. I left the beauty supply company shortly after and went to work at my first salon in Newtown. I stayed in the Newtown area for 15 years when a salon in Wrightstown became available. I opened my first salon in 2003.
In 2010, I was able to find the perfect site for Sublime Salon & Spa in Newtown. Soon our staff of 13 grew and in 2015 we moved to a larger location in the same center. We now have 29 staff members and offer a full menu of spa and salon services for hair, nails, skin, and massage therapy. In 2016 we added airbrush spray tanning and eyelash extensions. I am extremely proud of the business my staff and I have created. I feel so lucky to be able to do what I love everyday with an amazing bunch of people. We have a warm, friendly yet professional atmosphere.
Fran Beck: A perfectionist who takes pride in her work. She loves meeting new clients. Fran has 9 years experience and she graduated from Bucks County School of Beauty Culture.
Prior Experience: Salon Nouveau, Newtown
Specialties: Manicures, especially gel manicures, and pedicures
What excites you about the trade?: Loves making people feel good about themselves.
Hobbies: Gardening, going to the beach and pending time with family
Availability: Tues. 10am-5pm; Thurs. 10am-7pm; Fri. 9am-4pm; Sat. 9am-3pm
Judy Carver: A people person. Born and raised in Newtown, Judy loves living and working in Newtown. She has 26 years of experience; Educated at the Bucks County School of Beauty Culture
Prior Experience; Freestyle Salon, Newtown
Salon Prive', Newtown
What excites you about the trade?: Learning new techniques & giving a client a new look.
Hobbies: Walking & Gardening
Christine Rynkiewicz: 17 years experience. Graduated from Bucks County School of Beauty Culture; licensed EMT
Prior Experience: Personal Style, Newtown
Highly Recommended, Newtown
Talk of the Town, Newtown
Hobbies: Kickboxing, home improvement projects and raising her daughter.
What excites you about the trade?: Meeting new people & New challenges
Availability: Wednesdays, Fridays, and some Saturdays.
Barbara Wilensky: 34 years experience; Educated at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology
Continuing Education: Brazilian Blowout Certified, Marcia Keratin Certified, Redken Symposium, Advanced Redken training with Sam Villa & Patrick McGiver
Prior Experience: Managed local salon for 15 years, salon owner for 10 years.
Specialties: Color, Keratin Treatments, Upstyles and formal hair.
What excites you about the trade?: One on one interaction with clients, being part of their lives and contributing to them feeling good about themselves. Love being creative and the constantly changing trends and visions.
Availability: Tues., Wed., Fri., 9am-8pm; Sat., 8am-3pm
Michelle Miller: 33 years experience. Graduated from Gordon Philips School of Cosmetology licensed EMT
Prior Experience: Shear Style Salon, Feasterville
Specialties: Hair cutting, coloring, utilizing various techniques in foiling with highlighting and low lighting
Hobbies: Live music, crafting and fun art with my grandson.
What excites you about the trade?: I love the ever changing styles and trends and how the available products help aid the client to keep their styles looking great from visit to visit.
Availability: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and most Saturdays.
Bonnie Finocchiaro: 30 years experience. Graduated from Bucks County Technical School
Prior Experience: Manhattan Transfer
What excites you about the trade?: Making people feel good.
Elaine Macchione: 20 years experience. Graduated from Middle Bucks County Technical School
Prior Experience: Stars, Holland
Salon D.A.S., Holland
Specialties: I do not have one specialty but my favorite thing to do are pedicures ("Nothing better than Happy Feet").
Hobbies: Faux painting, reading, artsy projects, spending time with family ( especially the grandkids!!
What excites you about the trade?: Making people happy and the social aspect of my job.
Availability: Wednesday and Thursday