Our Team - Beauty Professionals

We work hard to have only the best health, fitness and beauty professionals in Porto, so you can get the best possible service in a safe and trusted environment. All of our team members are qualified, experienced and fully insured to carry out the treatments they offer. We are very happy to be a global team of diverse individuals brought together by our shared passion to revolutionise the wellbeing industry. At Candy Hands we make an effort to get to know you personally, to better understand your preferences and individual needs.

Catarina de Medeiros

Reiki & Beauty

Catarina has worked as a beauty therapist for several years. Her professionalism has made her known in the industry and her clients are always satisfied with the results. Catarina has done many courses in manicure and pedicure, specifically podology techniques and evaluation. Our Signature Manicure and Pedicure has been put together by her based on her practical experience. Catarina is also a Reiki practitioner. She has been studying the human aura, the chakras and the healing energies for a long time and she has great results working with Reiki energy. Fluent in English.

Cláudia Oliveira

Beauty

Claudia is an experienced beauty therapist and cosmetologist. She is very passionate about her work and she will do her best to make you look and feel fabulous. Claudia is a perfectionist especially in her manicures, pedicures and waxing treatments. Claudia has been training with the experienced beauty therapist Catarina de Medeiros for the last few years. In the future, she sees herself progressing further in her career by continuing studying and learning new techniques and beauty methods. Fluent in English.

Olimpia Silva

Beauty

Olimpia is an experienced and very professional beauty therapist. Olimpia will transform your pedicure into a therapeutic treatment. She is also great at waxing treatments and she is very experienced in male waxing too. Over the years Olimpia has developed some holistic techniques which help creating the right environment for each client. Olimpia is a nice and very attentive person. Fluent in English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Sofia da Silva

Beauty

Sofia holds a degree in Chemistry but her passion has always been in Beauty. She is an experienced beauty therapist and has been working since 2012. Sofia has worked at LCN (Nails Polish Company) as a certified nail instructor for some time being also responsible for the commercial sector of the company. She is a perfectionist especially in her manicures, pedicures and face treatments. Fluent in French and good in English and Spanish too.


Maria Helena Maduma

Beauty

Maria Helena is an experienced beauty therapist and cosmetologist. She is very passionate about her work particularly in cosmetic treatments such us micro pigmentation. Maria Helena has been working as a beauty therapist for over 6 years in Brazil and Portugal. Maria Helena is a perfectionist in all senses, very dedicated and caring with her clients. Fluent in Spanish and good in English.

Vanessa Batista

Beauty

Vanessa is a talented beauty therapists from Brazil. Like many Brazilians her passion for beauty started earlier. However, life has put her in different roles throughout the years. Vanessa trainer as a nurse technician and has worked for several years assisting with the medical care of patients. She has run her own business too. After moving to Portugal Vanessa decided to take her beauty therapist career more seriously specialising in nail care, waxing and threading. She is very sweet and super professional. Basic knowledge of English.

Laleh Es

Threading

Sofia De Couto

Makeup & Hair

Sofia started her early career as a makeup artist. After having worked with Vasco Freitas (one of the most talented hair dressers in Portugal), she knew that hair would be her second passion. Sofia continues to collaborate with Vasco at some TV and fashion events. She has a strong and sound name in the industry as a makeup artist and as a hair dresser. Sofia will make you feel absolutely fabulous. Fluent in English and very good at French too.

Eduarda Oliveira

Makeup & Hair

Eduarda has been a hair stylist for two decades. Has worked in some of the most renowned salons and has had her own business too. Over the years, Eduarda has become a nail specialist and a makeup artist. Eduarda is a teacher in a beauty school and works for Candy Hands in her free time. She is extremely talented and professional. Eduarda will know how to make you feel absolutely fabulous. Eduarda knows basic English and French.

Liliana Albano

Makeup

Liliana worked for many years as a beauty advisor for some of the most renowned cosmetic companies before she become a makeup artist. She is great at evaluating your skin and your looks so when it comes to makeup she will respect and enhance your natural beauty. Liliana has vast experience with bridal makeup and loves this kind of events. Liliana is a lovely person and you will feel completely at ease with her. Liliana is fluent in English.

Tatiana Gonçalves

Makeup & Nails

Tatiana has been working as a nail stylist since 2004. Over the years she has attended many courses regarding new nail design techniques but also about nail care. Her knowledge of Podology and skin care turns her Pedicures into something unique. In 2011, she was one of the judges of 1st Portuguese contest of Nail Art. Tatiana taught nail techniques for 4 years at Pronails. In 2010, she started her career as a makeup artist. She loves working with brides, she understands their requests and makes anything possible. Tatiana is a lovely and happy person to be around. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Ricardo Ferreira

Makeup

Ricardo has been a contemporary and jazz dancer since he was 8 years old. The entertainment world has always been part of his life and Makeup was part of this world too. Ricardo developed great passion for makeup and decided to study and live in England so he could participate in training and makeup courses. Ricardo is currently a Makeup Artist at an internationally renowned brand. "I live and breathe Makeup". For him the best moment comes when a client says "I feel very pretty!". Ricardo is extremely passionate about his work "giving" body and soul to what he does. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Maria Garces

Makeup & Hair

Maria has over 20 years experience as a hair stylist and makeup artist. She has worked at theatre plays, fashion shows, exhibitions, TV programmes, etc. Maria is extremely creative and loves using it when it comes to a big event. She is also very calm and perfectionist which makes her a great professional for bridal hair styling or bridal makeup. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Catarina Pinto

Makeup & Nails

Catarina has always had an enormous interest in beauty and esthetics. She thinks it’ s fascinating to have the power to highlight what is most beautiful in people. She has been a makeup artist for several years now, even have worked for prestigious brands and have deepened her knowledge in skin care. Brides are her absolute passion and speciality. On the other hand, she doesn ’t say no to a VFX makeup challenge. Catarina is also a nail specialist and believes these should always be taken care of. Catarina is perfectionist and very dedicated, you will enjoy being taken care by her. Fluent in English and Spanish.

Andrea Sousa

Makeup

Catarina Albano

Makeup

Catarina liked fashion as long as she can remember and was always her doing her friends' makeup. She attended several professional makeup courses during the last few years. In 2012, Catarina signed a contract with a renowned makeup brand and immediately the doors of national and international fashion weeks opened to her. She believes in the uniqueness of each face and says patience, creativity and audacity are the main ingredients for being a good professional. Catarina is also very passionate about bridal makeup. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Inês Pereira Cabeleireiros

Hair & Beauty

Ines Pereira is one of the most well-known names in hairdressing and beauty salons in Porto. This status comes from years of work, dedication and experience in this sector. Ines Pereira's passion began early when she used to do her friends and her own mother's hair. This took her to attend a hairdresser's course at the age of 16. It was in 1982, after ten years of working for others, that Inês decided to open her own space, located in Rua de Sá da Bandeira, downtown Porto. She was there a dozen years until she moved to Rua da Firmeza, where she created the brand's mother-house. Currently, Inês Pereira Cabeleireiros includes several salons such as: Firmeza, Antas, Boavista, Norteshopping, El Corte Inglês, Tinoco Barbearia (Sá da Bandeira) and one of them is the Inês Pereira Academy, which focuses on training young people and helps them enter in the labour market.

Raquel Sousa

Makeup & Hair

Tania Cardoso

Hair

Following the love for hairdressing art, rises the passion for hairstyles... Tania knows very well how to combine the attention to detail with the individual beauty of each client. Since 2008, she has intended to transform her clients’ life into moments of full glamour. Tânia believes that her job as a hairstylist is to enhance each and everyone’s beauty and to guarantee a service of excellence! The most important thing is to make a client feel special! Fluent in English and Spanish.

Joana Carneiro

Makeup

Andreia Fonseca

Beauty

Sara Costa

Makeup & Hair

Fernanda Vedoi

Hair

Filipa Araujo

Beauty

Ana Felicio

Hair

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