Since 1974, Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers' dedicated instructors have edified spa and salon hopefuls in the tricks of the beauty-boosting trade. Under the watchful eye of a seasoned professional, each soon-to-be beautician performs a variety of services on visitors to earn the certification of a license massage therapist or the gilded epaulettes of an aesthetician. At both the Hollywood and Miami Beach locations, clients can help students achieve their goals by simply indulging in rejuvenating facials, stylish cuts and colors, and relaxing rubdowns.
Licensed massage therapist Maryuri Velazquez––or Margie––began her career in the accounting field. Day in and day out, she suffered from debilitating migraine headaches, until a chance session with a massage therapist uncovered her innate passion for healing. Today, as a nine-year graduate of Educating Hands School of Massage, Margie relieves the tension of others with own custom bodywork.
Though Margie deftly tempers aches with Swedish and deep-tissue techniques, her specialty is lymphatic massage. With a certification in Lypossage and the high-tech Lymphstar Pro, Margie administers manual and electronic stimulation to release muscle spasms caused by exercising too often, experiencing too much stress, and sitting still in a plastic bubble for 30 years and then suddenly playing both your guitars. Clients may also purchase Wellness Center's Pink Horizons skincare products, which are made from all-natural organic botanicals.
Spa i has a beauty team assembled and ready to distress and refresh patrons. The apply seaweed masks, botanical extracts, cold stones, and low electric currents to skin during facials that tighten, de-grime, and de-puff faces. They also shape eyebrows with a single cotton thread and brighten eyes, cheeks, and lips with makeup. Other relaxing services include mani-pedis and massages with reflexology treatments.
At Hollywood Health & Wellness, certified practitioners tag-team stress, bodily aches, and unwanted fat. I-Lipo treatments, which target cellular fat stores with safe, low-level lasers that flush excess fat into the metabolic process, trimming up to 4 centimeters from abdomens in a single 45-minute treatment. With hands well-versed in the language of chiropractic and massage therapy, the doctor also realigns out-of whack spines and muscles, helping to reduce pain caused by repetitive motions, auto injuries, or time spent posing undercover as a coffee table.
The friendly, veteran staff at The Happy Human Center helps their guests discover fulfillment through wellness, facilitating a transformation of the mind, body, and spirit. Relaxing massages, reiki sessions, and foot reflexology treatments are just a handful of their methods to help clients unload stress, remedy aches, and reduce the efficacy of Tin Man impressions. Couples can take part in an instructional massage session, sending them out the door feeling both relaxed and empowered to remove future knots from the muscles of their partner. In addition to massage services, the skilled staff perform facials and body treatments that pamper and nourish the skin, as well as waxing services, which evict unwanted fuzz.
All salon service providers are not created equal. That's why Drew James Aveda Salon Spa enlists only Aveda Institute graduates, putting them through an advanced training program before making them work their way up a three-tier ranking system. This emphasis on high-quality staff—coupled with an exclusive selection of plant-based Aveda products—lures clients in for services ranging from basic haircuts to thermal straightening to rosemary-mint body wraps. The salon and spa also adds special touches to many of its treatments, including a complimentary stress-relieving scalp treatment and makeup touchup with each hair service. Both locations feature a wall of mirrors and trendy styling chairs, as well as Aveda tea for clients to sip on while thumbing through style portfolios or folding magazines into swans somehow.
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