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

Our Team

Our Founders

Carlos Cancio


Carlos, has been with balance salon spa (formerly level salon) for the past 25 years. He has over 28 years 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/salon manager, along with his (behind-the-scenes) partner, Tina Cancio. Carlos, handles all daily operations and guest/employee relations.


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 array of talented, creative Stylists to choose from. His son Christian (16), attends high school and lives in the Tampa bay area.


Tina Cancio



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



Tina, received dual Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Macro Sociology and Psychology from Roosevelt University, Chicago 1992. After 25+ of year working as an Executive in the Food and Beverage industry with global brands, she was forced to retire due to her medical conditions. Tina, volunteers her time online 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. Her daughter Sera (21), attends the University of South Florida, where she's working on her Bachelors Degree in Social Work, along with her Masters Degree in Social Work.

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