Students at Paul Mitchell the School Honolulu learn techniques cultivated by the widely acclaimed brand that has received many honors, including mentions in Esquire, Seventeen, and Allure magazines. The school’s pupils prettify clients with a host of guest services including manicures, haircuts, color treatments, perms, and updos to match the ice sculptures you saw at your cousin’s wedding.
At Oasis Club and Spa for Women, the dual energizing effects of exercise and relaxation meet under the same roof. Ladies of any age can seek out camaraderie and encouragement as they burn calories in outdoor boot-camp programs, Pro Fit semiprivate personal-training sessions, and group classes that include Zumba, yoga, and circuit training. Even when prepping for solo workouts, guests can benefit from the warm staff's instructions on how to use their stock of HumanSport functional-training equipment from Star Trac.
Spa visits needn't be a solitary affair, either. Friends can find serenity simultaneously with party packages for girls' nights and outings for couples, brightening their complexions with Dermalogica skincare products and gabbing about the latest in cucumber-based eyewear. The spa tries to incorporate all-natural ingredients into treatments such as Bronze Biologic spray tans, Nufree botanical hair removal, and hot-stone massages.
The skilled aestheticians at Skin and Body Care Salon Joomi lavish outer layers with Alex Cosmetic products, expunging impurities and repopulating pores with radiance. The 60-minute dermabrasion crystal peel employs a depth-defying cleanse to scour cellular cellars for unctuous sediments and deep-seated blushes, followed by a massage, dead-skin removal, and a rejuvenating treatment. A décolleté massage and mask pack complete the service, leaving patron's mantles as smooth as marble but as pliable as putty. During the 60-minute detox foot massage, aestheticians use ancient Chinese techniques to knead pressure points on the hands and feet, tracing Orient-inspired outlines and connecting epidermal dots. Following the massage, piggies purify in a rebalancing footbath.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists; use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry, and lean back and dream of breakdancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving blow-dry for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring (starting at $52), highlights (starting at $75), or a perm (starting at $75).
Ryan Camacho looked to the past when founding his salon—in fact, the name itself stems from a nickname he earned in his wild youth. Yet that doesn't mean he's rooted to history. Together with his stylists, Ryan proves that he values the future of the beauty industry as much as anything, keeping his eyes trained on emerging trends and innovations as well as newcomers to the field.
He composes his team of graduates of the Paul Mitchell school—including recent graduates, or protégés—to ensure that every service has the necessary knowledge and skills behind it. Within their six-chair boutique, team members revitalize tresses with everything from a simple wash and cut to foil highlights or strand-strengthening keratin treatments. And the salon's stylists don't balk from manly manes, either, transforming beards and mustaches into slightly smaller, neater beards and mustaches.
Since 1979, Facial Spa Hawaii has lifted wearied skins to more youthful states with a medley of Oriental and European techniques. The 60-minute Dermalogica face treatment unsullies skins with a cleansing wash, exfoliation, steaming, and massage, addressing problem areas with a personalized masque and stern finger waving. Or opt for a Myotonology session, which harnesses the power of microcurrents and wishes to stimulate and tone face elastics, reducing the signs of aging and time spent living in that frowning-only artist colony. The deluxe version of the non-invasive procedure also includes a mask and massage, and both treatments include 10% off all Dermalogica products.