With experience in cosmetology and business management, Octavia McDougle helps aspiring beauticians of all sorts forge new career paths as hairstylists, barbers, cosmetologists, and massage therapists. At Beauty Anatomy Institute of Cosmetology and Wellness, Octavia and her staff guide students in immersive programs that combine preparatory theory with hands-on practical application. Once they've learned the ropes, protégés get to practice services on real-life clients before they earn their licenses and find employment.
Students train on a 4,100-square-foot campus replete with four clinic areas and salon-exclusive products typically found only in premier salons and Walt Whitman’s finely manicured beard. Beauty Anatomy Institute also runs an outreach program to provide disadvantaged teenagers with scholarships, workshops, and grooming services to further boost their self-esteem.
Situated inside Sea Gardens Beach and Tennis Club, Soleil Spa does a good job of convincing guests they're actually underwater. Photorealistic images of sea anemones adorn the walls of the spa's private treatment rooms, recreating the scenery of the ocean to help guests sink further into relaxation during each massage or facial. Out on the salon floor, nail technicians buff away callouses and gently remove lobster claws during mani-pedis.
Cozy boutique body care spa that features individualized sessions, organic products and organic body care with experts in their fields. Deep tissue, aromatherapy, Swedish relaxation, sports massage, pain relief, prenatal and soon - acupuncture with state licensed pros.
The massage therapists at Rejuvenate Day Spa melt tense muscles with dexterous digits. Practitioners begin by lubricating lumbar with Biotone massage cream for smoother kneading and somersaulting through art-museum air ducts. During the bamboo massage, stalks of varying lengths and diameters assist fingers with deep-tissue work to promote improved circulation and sensory-nerve perception. Swedish techniques encourage relaxation, ease tension, and result in more delicate pancakes. A furnished rest area offers clients a place to recuperate after each session.
A waterfall babbles over stones and splashes plants outside. Inside the themed private rooms set the scene for massage and holistic therapies. Touch of Class Day Spa's serene decor and skilled technicians have caught the eyes of many. Even former Coral Springs mayor Scott Brook praises the place, echoing the state emperor in saying, "I love coming to Touch of Class. I love everything about the place from the moment I walk in: The fragrance is wonderful, the service is excellent."
The spa specializes in couples massage, though it also offers custom and clinical facials, body wraps and scrubs, and waxing. Duos can settle down for a side-by-side massage in the garden-themed couples room or step into the second floor's Moroccan couples room, where swaths of vivid fabric billow out from the ceiling. Indian, Hawaiian, Japanese, and Thai treatment rooms also swaddle clients in exotic patterns and ambiances.
Signature Service: Massage, body treatments, and parties
Brands Used: Elixir of Life, Exel, and Slim Spa
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 18
Pro Tip: Be on time for your appointment, wear comfortable clothes, and drink water.