After sidelining her career as a painter more than 20 years ago, Lisa Nose decided to apply her creative energy and deft hands to the art of cutting and coiffing tresses, a successful venture that lead to starting her own salon, Touch Of Beauty. Her inner artist’s passion of blending colors and instinct for creating complementary lines shines through hair-coloring treatments, and helping clients find the perfect style for their face shape or time-travel destination. Lisa relies on Paul Mitchell and Joico products for hair care, and utilizes Valmont products for facials. Her brush continues to grace canvases when not at the salon, a helpful tool that allows Lisa to turn eyelids and lips into her canvas as she applies permanent cosmetics, freeing clients from a life of refusing to smile in case lipstick or the forearm of unassuming strange has gotten stuck on their teeth.
You don't have to be a rock star to get a tattoo from Rock Star Tattoo, Piercing & Laser Tattoo Removal, but the work of the artists here might make you feel like one. Since 1999, the team has adorned Oahu locals and visitors with virtuosic body art and piercings. The most recent addition to the offerings is laser tattoo removal, which works more effectively than covering them with permanent marker every day. But if disguising unwanted ink is your goal, another option is a cover-up from tattoo artists H, Chris, and Lai, who specialize in them. The team also rocks Japanese-style tattoos, Polynesian tattoos, fine line work, and piercings.
Rather than sketching designs across the body, the tattoo artists at Lotus Dragon Tattoo opt to enhance eyes and lips with permanent cosmetics. After applying a topical anesthetic to the treatment area, the ink blotters use a sterile tattoo needle to outline upper eyelids or lips or fill out sparse eyebrows. Each cosmetic process takes anywhere from two to three hours and is tailored to suit the individual’s skin tone, hair color, and makeup preferences. Though the cosmetic tats last for life, touchups may be necessary every three to five years to combat fading, which is often caused by prolonged exposure to sunlight or incubation lamps.
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.
The steady hum of needles pervades 434 Tattoo’s hygienic studio, where three resident artists flex their fully inked mental muscles to customize and emblazon permanent emblems on tourists, locals, and celebrities such as rapper T-Pain. Shop owner and renowned artist Adam Siehr tattoos eyes on the back of his head to oversee the delicate line work of his apprentice, Andy, and fellow tattooist Marko inks crisp Asian lotus flowers and graffiti-style tags. The friendly and approachable artists always consult with clients to arrive at a mutual vision and accurate quote before embarking on a new design. Given the studio’s proximity to Waikiki’s beaches—inexhaustible sources of the artist’s preferred squid ink—clients are guaranteed free touchups on tattoos for life.