(813) 972-0404 | 2832 East Bearss Ave. Tampa FL

Our Team

Our Founders

Carlos Cancio, has been with balance salon spa (formerly level salon) for the past 24 years. He has over 2​7​ year​s​ of career experience in the hair care industry being a native of Cuba, barbering. Upon coming to America literally, he continued to further his creative God given talent. In​ ​1994, he became an Apprentice, assisting shampoos and cleaning up the salon, not speaking a word of English. In​ ​1996, he began learning English and styling hair, as a Junior Stylist. In​ ​1997, he became a Main Stylist for 5 years. In 2002, he became a Master Stylist. Now, he is a successful business owner​ and salon manager​, along with his wife and silent partner, Tina Cancio.


Carlos has successfully completed numerous business and technical training programs; including those at the Vidal Sassoon Advanced Academy in San Francisco, CA, Tony and Guy, Tampa, FL, and the AVEDA Institute Training in Miami, FL, and St. Petersburg, FL.  Although he ​is ​no longer able to accept new guests, we have an incredible team of talented Stylists to choose from.


Tina Cancio, ​Founded the salon ​independently ​in 2008 ​and is the​ ​active business partner of​, ​Carlos Cancio. As the owners of balance salon spa, an exclusive AVEDA Concept Salon Spa, the Cancio's pride themselves on being ​an American ​family owned and operated small business. The salon was ​created​ after meeting one another in 2007, as ​she ​spent years with her mother, a cosmetologist in the family salon and grew up being loyal to the AVEDA brand. Tina, is no stranger to the Cosmetology Industry and has been surrounded by the culture for the ​past​ 40+ years.


Mrs. Cancio received her dual Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Macro Sociology and Psychology from Roosevelt University​, ​Chicago 1992. ​After 25+ of year working in the Food and Beverage industry of corporate America, she was forced to retire. ​Due to her chronic, rare leukemia and autoimmune conditions,​ ​Tina volunteers as much as ​possible, as an LGL Leukemia Community Leader at the Rare Genomics Institute, LGL Leukemia Community Leader at RareShare and on the LLS Advocacy Committee at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.


The Cancio’s have two ​growing ​young adults​; Sera (20) who works part-time​, ​as the Front Desk Guest Coordinator​, ​Christian (15) and live in the Tampa bay area.

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