Only a short hairbrush toss from Aiea Bay, Beautiful Soul pampers the senses with a menu of indulgent spa services. Owner Leina Keomalu can rehab mugs with an exfoliating facial, or draw on her lash certification to outfit eyelids with elegant faux mink extensions. Clients can also solicit the spa’s waxing services to nix unwanted hair from eyebrows, upper lips, or cherished pet rocks.
Led by Pravina Kumar, a 22-year veteran of the beauty industry, the Threading Lounge staff uses its namesake technique to gently whisk away unwanted hair above the eyes and lip. Trained hands require a single cotton thread to perform the Asian technique, which isolates offending hairs without irritating the skin or accidentally flossing all the teeth. Threading requires no chemicals, sharp tools, or violent motions—clients simply relax into seats of plush, red cushions under the glow of a crystal chandelier. Threaded hair normally returns on the same timetable as waxed strands, and any length of hair may be jettisoned with the procedure, from peach fuzz to a yak's eyebrows.
Owner Nani Le and the stylists at Bliss Salon & Barbering mold manes into fashionable ’dos with an array of services and hair products from Milkshake. Like a misguided safecracker, the women's haircut package bombards locks with scissors, deep conditioner, and gusts of the blow dryer. Meanwhile, the highlight package follows plumage styling by completely or partially accenting tresses with radiant strands. During an eye-styling package, ocular technicians frame eyes with streamlined brows and help tone eyelid muscles with extensions.
Brands Used: We use a Cutera YAG laser for hair removal
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 15
The aestheticians at J Beauty Clinic encourage clients to carry themselves a little taller by administering a variety of beauty treatments designed to boost confidence. They use Cutera YAG lasers to remove unwanted body hair, administer LimeLight IPL facials to reduce skin redness and spots, and inject faces with Botox or dermal fillers to soften fine lines and wrinkles. The aestheticians, who speak both English and Japanese, also enhance eye drama by offering clients Latisse eyelash growth serum.
As a licensed aesthetician and certified lash stylist, Sarah Matthews has an eye for detail, so she notices things others may not. In particular, she's noticed that many women dedicate so much time to others they don't leave any for themselves. That's why she's made it her mission to skirt this awful trend with a diverse array of beautification services. Guests can solicit Sarah's expertise for a swift face and body wax or request a set of semipermanent lash extensions, which offer more volume than mascara. Sarah also uses organic or pharmaceutical-grade products to customize facials to customer's individual needs.
For more than a quarter of a century, the family behind Mimo Beauty Wear has helped men and women to achieve their beauty goals with a blend of technology and industry experience. Owner and artist Janet and stylist and IPL specialist Jeannie tend to the skin of their clients with Valmont skincare products, which help to fight wrinkles, dehydration, and the supervillain hidden in your nose. Although the team specializes in skincare and treating acne and unwelcome pigmentation, their roster of services extends beyond the face to include hair, waxing, eyelash extensions, and permanent makeup.