South Florida April Student Spotlight


April’s Spa Student of the Month

Christina “Eve” Poonphol

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“I graduated from high school June of 2016 and found myself stuck. I had no idea what I wanted to do. One fateful night I thought to myself, every morning you have two choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them. I decided that I wanted to be in a field where I can show my passion for helping others relax and feel beautiful. As I was researching and touring schools, I came across Aveda and came in for a tour. I couldn’t seem to get Aveda out of my mind. If something is stuck in your head, listen to it and don’t shake it off because your mind always knows what your heart is thinking. I listened to myself and I enrolled. From there, I knew that this is where I was meant to be. I’ve never been in a more accepting and supporting community. As for the future, I will go wherever it will take me. All I know is my goal is to create a life I don’t need a vacation from.” – Christina “Eve” Poonphol

Eve is currently enrolled in our Massage Therapy Program and has recently started her clinic services. Every day, her generosity, kindness, and support is admired greatly as she is a day maker for not only her guests but also for her classmates. She continues to make a difference with every service and continues to exceed expectations. We look forward to seeing Eve’s success in this industry! Congratulations Eve!


April’s Cos Student of the Month

Catherine Steele

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“What beauty means to me would probably surprise you and not be your typical answer. A definition of beauty is the combination of qualities that please the senses. I believe true beauty has nothing to do with what you actually look like but, has everything to do with what resides within. In cosmetology, a stylist uses their abilities to bring the beauty from within and reveal it externally, whether that’s just to others or to themselves.” -Catherine Steele

Catherine is currently in South Florida’s Masters Cosmetology program. She always goes above and beyond to bring out the beauty from within with her guests. By always going the extra mile, she ensures her guests receives all 12 points of difference and has a life changing experience while in her chair. Catherine is always there to help her classmates and is a day maker every day here at the Institute. We look forward to seeing her career blossom in the beauty industry! Congratulations Catherine!