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.
Gentle music breezes past the salmon walls at Sophisticated Facial & Nail Spa, where black, leather massage chairs rest on natural-wood floors. Nail technicians with a keen eye for artistry paint fingernails with such specialty designs as zebra print, flowers, butterflies, and near-perfect replicas of toenails. Dermalogica products nourish visages during a half-dozen different 90-minute facials, which range from an oil-and-acne treatment that uses high-frequency currents to kill bacteria to an anti-aging facial powered by hydroxyl-acid exfoliation. Private treatment rooms also host waxing procedures that leave skin smooth and hairless for longer than razors, tweezers, or stern lectures do.
The manicurists at One Stop Nail and Beauty Salon implement both simple nail services and elaborate nail artistry, in addition to facial-based treatments, such as waxing and microdermabrasion. The staff performs all services with fully sterilized and sanitized equipment to beautify skin and nails in the safest possible manner short of donning hazmat suits.
Situated inside the Outrigger Luana Waikiki Hotel, the sleek contemporary interior of Ville De Coco envelops visitors in a tranquil environment while staff members administer customized pampering services. You can get a traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi massage in a private room, or climb into a pillow-lined pedicure chair to soak your feet in warm tubs filled with aromatic salts.
J Boutique Salon & Spa's Hazel Lee has been glamorizing guises for multiple decades and uses her expert hand to transform less-than-lush lashes into long, feathery peeper plumes. Applying Robert Reese extensions, Hazel attaches approximately 20–25 individual lashes to top lids using medical-grade lash glue to boost seductive appeal in the eyes of passing optometrists. After the initial appointment––which typically takes 30–45 minutes––clients take home a maintenance card with helpful tips and tricks to ensure the longevity of the extensions. After sauntering around town with a newly acquired swagger and a more winsome wink for about two weeks, patients pay Hazel a second visit to touch up any optic tresses that have naturally shed. To ensure that new blinker blinds adhere after application, the salon recommends steering clear of water for 24–48 hours and resisting the urge to french-braid them.
Groups of up to six family, friends, and charismatic strangers can strike their favorite poses in one of Fun Pix Inc.'s seven photo booths. Sessions last anywhere from 8 to 20 minutes, owing to each booth's many editing and customization options. A variety of booth themes helps capture the style desired, including the glamorous So Beautiful 3 or the mischievous Love Joker. After printing out the photo sheets, which double as stickers, patrons can sit and cut out their photos to trade with friends. Fun Pix Inc. also boasts a selection of cell phone cases and accessories.