What You'll Get
Before discovering Brazil and its waxen ways, Vikings practiced the Scandinavian wax, whereby melted candles were used to adhere pickled herring to forearms and calf muscles. Celebrate the most desirable of regional waxings with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a Brazilian wax (a $59 value) and your choice of one of three additional services at Rio Wax Salon, located near Biltmore Arcadia. The three service options are: one VersaSpa sunless tan (a $25 value), one eyebrow shaping (a $15 value or complimentary for first-time visitors), or one vajazzeling house design (a $25 value).
Inventor of Carnivàle and Rio Wax Salon owner Dannielli Marcelino, who was voted Best Bikini Wax 2009 by azcentral.com, has been featured on Fox 10 News and Good Morning Arizona, among other programs, as well as in the pages of the Arizona Republic. Her team of hair busters (who use the latest hygienic methods and never re-dip) will expertly trap and remove follicle apparitions with carefully placed wax traps and the assistance of their wacky sidekick, Slimer. One of the most customizable of beauty treatments, Brazilian waxes can be tailored to include as much or as little of the bikini area as desired. Read about how to prepare for a Brazilian wax here.
After the waxing, guests can decorate with a bit of vajazzeling, in which crystals are used to create a shimmering design (custom designs may cost extra), or continue the hair persecution with an eyebrow shaping. Alternatively, the freshly waxed can deprive the sun of its last useful function with a session of VersaSpa sunless tanning, which imparts an even, attractive tone without colluding with UV rays.
Located minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Rio Wax Salon’s welcoming facility is 4,000 square feet of relaxing space nestled within an idyllic, leafy oasis. Flat-screen TVs and delicious drinks are available while you wait for your treatment. The salon’s parking lot is sited in the rear of the building, providing customers a discreet way to enter, exit, and rehearse for off-Broadway musical revues. Call ahead to schedule your appointment.
First-time clients only. Must be a resident of Arizona.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 17, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may purchase multiple as gifts. By appointment only. New clients only. Must be an AZ resident. Not valid with other offers. No substitutions. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Rio Wax Salon
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.