I love Massimo! He's a great guy, and he has done a really nice job for me twice, now. After years of looking for a stylist I can trust, and who I have a rapport with, I found him!
He only charges $50 for a cut, and he's a great mix of an adventurous spirit and a considerate stylist. He was thrilled when I told him I wanted an unusual cut, and he got it right away when I told him what I thought I wanted. He went right to work, and did a great job, but was considerate enough to cut it a little long, then check with me and cut more when I gave him the ok.
He's very charming and tells great stories. He also calls everyone "bella", and coming from him, it sounds completely unpretensious (he is from Italy).
Unless Massimo stops working there, I will never go anywhere else for a cut.
It's also a new place (he's experienced, and has clients who have followed him to the salon, but the salon is new), and so it's not hard at all to get an appointment (for now).