At Hawaii Plastic Surgery Associates' multiple locations, an affable staff of medical aestheticians, nurse aids, and massage therapists takes cues from board-certified plastic surgeons while administering beauty treatments and sigh-inducing spa services for the body and skin. Drs. Todd Mirzai and Bao Phan cushion surgical procedures with IV-based anesthesia and complimentary house calls at each office's private recovery bungalows. The team also specializes in a variety of noninvasive cosmetic procedures, such as Botox injections, microdermabrasion, oxygen facials, and prop-mustache removal. Staff members go to great lengths to ensure clients' comfort, offering airport pickup and drop-off, grocery-store runs, and medical sitters.
With more than 25 years in the beauty business, much of which was spent working with models and fashion designers in New York City and upscale clientele at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and Kahala Hilton, Lara Woltag pampers bodies from head to toe with luxurious services. She’s eager to provide the same high-quality service to guests at her eponymous relaxation oasis, and each treatment, from a Brazilian wax or sugaring to an indulgent massage, is carefully designed to make you feel like royalty without the hassle of invading Alaska and declaring yourself the ruler.
Pure Elements Salon & Spa uses all-natural Aveda products on clients from head to toe. The company also follows through with Aveda's green mission to beautify without harming the earth. The skilled staff members peruse Aveda's robust selection of eco-consciously harvested serums, shampoos, and lotions as they prepare for a range of spa services that includes hair, skin, massage, makeup, and nail treatments for both men and women. Nail technicians exfoliate feet with an all-natural sea-salt scrub before polishing toes. Massage therapists use natural elements during the hydra-stone massage, which, as its name suggests, incorporates both water and hot stones to make muscles as loose as a procrastination club’s meeting times. Aestheticians slough dulling dead skin cells from the face with microdermabrasion, facials, and glycolic peels. Clients can mix and match a combination of Pure Elements’ services to build extra-long spa packages or bridal packages to spiff up ladies on their big days.
While she worked as a massage therapist in physical-therapy clinics and hotel spas, Nikki Sanchez still found time to beautify clients on the side. She earned her aesthetician's license, planned weekly "Beauty Bars," and eventually built a loyal customer base at a rising salon before opening her own lash and wax boutique. At Lash Love, she personalizes each set of silk and mink lash extensions to the eye shape and winking style of each client. By fashioning fibers of different lengths, curls, and thicknesses, she amps up gazes with natural or glam-style looks that require minimal upkeep and no mascara. Her waterproof extensions also permit patrons to swim and give congratulatory butterfly kisses to their reflections after each lap. In addition to augmenting lids, Nikki eliminates unwanted hair with soft or hard wax and refreshes mugs with the vitamin-rich fruit and vegetable ingredients of Skinfood express facials.
Stylist-owner Tess Gestrich and the team at Salon Jadaraine stay on top of the industry?s most current cut and color trends by attending classes and conferences to further their education. They also stay abreast of other styling techniques, such as keratin treatments, extensions, and silky shimmer strands, which add temporary sparkle and color to hair without chemicals.
Avalon Diner cooks up all-day breakfasts and third-pound burgers in addition to blending shakes, floats, and sundaes. Served all day, omelets hide an array of fillings within their golden folds, and stacks of pancakes come with toppings such as pecans, blueberries, bananas, and strawberries. Nightly blue-plate specials rotate through entrees such as beef stew, house-made meatloaf, and fried catfish. The all-American meals are washed down with desserts such as a malt presented in its chilled mixing can or a banana split presented upon the axe-blade that split it.