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.
Hawaii-native Mimi Mix spent more than two decades as a nurse healing patients at plastic surgery, orthopedic, and gastroenterology offices while also becoming a Certified Hypnotherapist, Certified Laser Technician, Reiki practioner, and personal transformation coach. But her curiosity got the better of her when she enrolled in a laser technology certification program. There, she was introduced to the Italian-made Vaser Shape MC-1 system, which is an FDA-approved device designed to painlessly melt fat and reduce the appearance of cellulite via ultrasound technology. With a leap of faith, Mimi decided to open Spectrum of Beauty, located in the PanAm Building, where she could feature the VaserShape's no-downtime treatments.
Clients can stop by for the 30-minute slim sessions and stay for an array of skincare services performed by trained aesthetician, Chelsea. Armed with PCA products and peels, Chelsea determines the best products for each client with a skin analysis. She uses lighting and magnification tools to see what word?acenic, dry, oily, combo, or aging?is written on pores before brightening complexions with an exfoliation, mask, extractions, and massage.
During a visit to DK Advanced Skincare, an experienced aesthetician will work with each client to help create a brighter and younger-looking appearance. Sessions with new clients begin with a skin assessment to evaluate each person's skin type. Some of their treatments, such as diamond microdermabrasion and non-invasive chemical peels, whisk away dull, tired cells to reveal the clearer complexion beneath. DK Advanced Skincare also offers the FAR Infrared Body Wrap System, which uses targeted infrared heat to penetrate into the skin, offering the benefits of sunshine without the harmful effect of solar radiation. The heat-therapy treatments can help to reduce cellulite, improve skin conditions like acne, increase circulation, aid in weight control, and relieve stiffness and pain.
Apeautique describes itself as an eco-luxe skin boutique, a term that speaks to its commitment to organic, plant-based products and its luxurious, custom spa treatments. In their detailed and relaxing massage, skincare, and med-spa services, the staff uses products that include whole-food nutrients because they can be safely absorbed by the body without causing patients to sprout third eyes or scissorhands. In addition to nourishing skin, Apeautique aims to nourish the world through philanthropic support of organizations such as Kiva and the Himalayan Cataract Project.
With interiors that are white, black, and lit by a crystal chandelier, Salon Trendy 808 lives up to its name even before you know how proficient the stylists are at creating modern 'dos. But that's not the only reason to stop by this local beauty house. Sophisticated skincare treatments, such as peels and aromatherapy facials, help keep skin clear or slow down the signs of aging until they forgot why they showed up in the first place. One area the salon boasts as particularly unique is its holistic care practices such as cupping, an ancient practice that promotes good health. Beyond that, hair treatments are the center's main claim to fame, as are nail care and makeup artistry.