Carla Cardoso had one question in mind when she opened Massage Rio Spa: “what can I do to help people?” A massage therapist, aesthetician, and practical nurse by trade, Carla realized that she had many ways to help others relax and feel beautiful.
She draws on her diverse skill set at Massage Rio Spa, alleviating stress with barefoot shiatsu massages in the morning and soothing skin with deep-cleansing facials by the afternoon. Carla is joined by a team of similarly skilled technicians who specialize in massages, facials, waxing, and airbrush tanning. Clients can even get an application of permanent makeup, which saves the hassle of getting ready in your neighbor's bathroom every morning.
Signature Service: VI Peel
Brands Used: VI Derm Medical Skin Care, Skin Fitness, Dr. Jeff skin care
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 13
Pro Tip: It is a very private, comfortable setting. It feels like their own personal spa.
T?n Vangard isn't the kind of salon that shies away from edgy looks. Sure, the staff at the newly opened salon conditions hair with restorative oils and exfoliates skin with facials for men and women. But there's a darker, more rebellious element at play here. This is apparent not only in the radical hues that come from the color bar, but in the fact that the salon is also home to a professional tattoo parlor. A chorus of humming needles provides the soundtrack while trained artists ink custom butterflies, pinup girls, and pinup girls with nightmarish butterfly heads. Creative (and healthy) spa cocktails dial back the alternative vibe a bit; try the aptly named Beautini, which blends pomegranate, white tea, and coconut water. The salon also functions as a barbershop, where clients can opt to sip on a latte from the in-house coffee bar, as they check out the salon's unique art-covered walls.
Rather than spreading their skills over a range of spa services, the certified aestheticians at AB3 Wax Spa Specialists train their skills on a single area: waxing unwanted hair. With more than 18 years of refining their technique, they've arrived at their current wax method, which uses a hard wax with a low melting point. This hard wax keeps relatively cool to the touch as it grips each individual follicle without gluing itself to the skin, and its herbal ingredients keep skin moist and soft after each Brazilian, full-leg waxing, or men's shoulder and back waxing. In addition to waxing services, aestheticians perform permanent makeup services. Organic pigments applied to lips, eye lids, and eyebrows to replace daily makeup applications.
Time gives us many things: wisdom, experience, more overdue library notices to burn for warmth. Unfortunately, it also give us wrinkles and cellulite. The team at Verbelle tackles the unwanted effects of age with two advanced treatments: Thermage for the face and VelaShape for the body. Thermage uses radiofrequency to lift, tighten, and generally tone the complexion. The VelaShape machine, meanwhile, stimulates circulation and shrinks fat cells with radiofrequency waves, infrared light, vacuum suction, and massaging rollers.
Since 1984, SyllyS of Switzerland has worked together with phyto-chemists to develop a signature line of natural skincare products that are as beneficial on complexions as they are on the environment. Aestheticians put these eco-conscious products into practice at their Fort Lauderdale salon, revitalizing looks with a spread of services that includes nine types of facials, waxing treatments for the entire body, and a comprehensive selection of eyelash treatments.