As a child, Dannielli Marcelino never wanted to be a princess?she aimed straight for the title of queen. Her visits to Brazil's many salons and spas drew her attention to the meticulous waxers, whose dexterity and knack for imparting confidence resonated with her and inspired her to become an expert in their delicate art. After 15 years as a licensed aesthetician and laser technician, Dannielli has cemented that reputation at her business, Rio Wax Salon, where she is known as the Queen of Waxing.
Although deftness is an essential part of her success, Dannielli knows that the breeziest Brazilian and bikini waxes require more than seasoned hands. She has developed an exclusive formula?part hard wax, part royal pink wax, and part honey wax?to make hair removal virtually painless.
Each licensed aesthetician at the salon can deliver a quick and comfortable waxing experience, since each is trained by Dannielli herself. All waxing services adhere to the spa's strict no-double-dipping policy, meaning that no spatula ever re-enters a pot of wax, ensuring a safe and hygienic service for each new client.
Attitude plays another role, and Dannielli was praised for her calming warmth by AzCentral.com's Best, in which Rio Wax Salon won Best Place for a Bikini Wax in 2011. Her royal standing has also led to multiple appearances in media outlets such as Good Morning Arizona and Perfectify magazine.
Rio Wax Salon's licensed aestheticians are not exclusively waxers, however. They perform a range of beauty and wellness treatments in their verdant garden getaway, including laser hair removal, custom facials, and massages. To further boost their skin's beach-ready look or prepare for an office swimsuit competition, clients can step into a VersaSpa sunless tanning booth or browse a selection of sultry bikinis Dannielli has brought from Brazil.
With more than 1,000 liposuctions and facelifts under his belt, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jose L. Robledo knows one thing for sure: nobody wants that ?worked over? look. That?s why at Arizona Laser & Skin he and his team aim to make wrinkles and unwanted fat disappear with natural products and advanced techniques that rely on the skin?s innate healing ability. Minimally invasive procedures such as the Endotine Ribbon face and neck lift and AquaShape body-contouring system are performed alongside noninvasive beauty techniques such as FDA approved Viora cellulite-reduction and skin-tightening treatments. Micro-current facials get skin smoother than a dolphin?s raincoat by stimulating and thus helping to strengthen the facial muscles. In addition to emphasizing natural-looking results, the team prides itself on looking after the safety of its patients. A consultation precedes each treatment, during which clients find out if procedures are right for them, ask questions, and address any special needs.
Wielding FDA-approved lasers, the licensed technicians at the family-owned and operated Smooth Laser Hair Removal And Skin Care treat skin with laser hair-reduction sessions, custom skincare treatments, and restorative facials. During laser hair-removal sessions, a laser-trained tech blasts intended areas with pulses of light that target and remove the dark pigment found in hair follicles. The FDA-approved system proves safe for most skin types, with optimal results occurring within about six sessions. The treatment may cause slight discomfort, though patients can request a handwritten apology from the laser prior to the treatment. The skincare specialists can also enhance the health and appearance of skin with facials for men and women, crystal microdermabrasion, and corrective peels with additional add-ons such as extraction and dermaplaning.
Most 12-year-olds have no idea what they want to do with their lives, but that?s when Maria DeNicola first found the inspiration to study electrolysis. As of today, she?s been doing electrolysis for more than 32 years and has even devised an all-new technique to attack full follicles with alternating current. DeNicola also eliminates unwanted body hair through laser hair removal or break-dance competitions on sandpaper.
With the help of her med spa team, which includes two registered nurses, DeNicola pampers faces with microdermabrasion, lasers, and high-end products from La Maison Clayton Shagal and PCA Skin, as well as fights wrinkles with Botox and Juvederm injections. DeNicola happily serves members of the transgender community with her services and formerly acted as president of transgender support group A Rose.
Timeless Laser and Skin’s certified aesthetician, Lynette Lakshmeena, draws on her 20 years of experience and certifications from the Board of Laser Safety and the Arizona Radiation Regulatory Agency to treat clients with her menu of laser services. She treats hyperpigmentation with photo-rejuvenation treatments, removes unwanted shag with laser hair removal, and uses lasers to tighten skin and shrink spider veins like a plastic-wrap bikini on a sunbathing seal.
Microgenesis is a safe, 60-minute facial treatment designed to beautify all skin types by combining the healing powers of Microdermabrasion (a $60 value) and Laser Genesis (a $175 value) treatments into one targeted, customized facial. A skilled aesthetician uses a fine sand tool to gently exfoliate the skin while suctioning dearly departed skin cells and old muffin crumbs from the face's outer layer. Resist the urge to eat the subsequently applied strawberry-spearmint mask, as it will erase the mask's topical benefits, which include improving skin tone, fixing broken capillaries, and hydrating the skin. Like a metaphor for life, once you think it's all over, a bright light in the form of a laser emerges from the mist to heat the upper dermis. This safe, comfortable method stimulates healthy collagen, reduces the appearance of pores, decreases wrinkles, and tightens loose hinges. The strawberry-spearmint Microgenesis process treats uneven skin tone and diffuses redness, leaving skin as silky as a dolphin torpedo.