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.
ProElite MMA pits some of the world's most renowned fighters against each other during impassioned, high-intensity MMA matches. Headlining the main card on January 21, middleweight Japanese fan favorite Ikuhisa “The Punk” Minowa (51-32-8) takes on towering Hawaii native Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove (13–9), who, at ProElite's last Hawaiian event in August, 2011, sent established MMA star Joe "Diesel" Riggs to the floor just 59 seconds into the first round by claiming that he'd lost a contact. Heavyweight Ryan Martinez (6-1), who previously took down undefeated NCAA heavyweight Mark Ellis, will square off with Illinois native Cody Griffin (5-2), and Jake "The Honey Bear" Heun (2-1), formerly a linebacker at the University of Hawaii, will put beehives on his fists before sparring with Richard "The Black Eagle" Odoms (6-0), a San Antonio police officer. In the Bantamweight bout, Sara McMann (4-1), the first American woman to snag a silver Olympic medal for arm wrestling, faces off against Tokyo native Hitomi Akano (1-0).
Hawaiian performer Chief Sielu is on a lifelong quest to educate and entertain the world about Polynesian traditions, a passion that has taken him to appearances on the BBC, MTV, and the Late Show with David Letterman. Dubbed the "coconut man," the chief immerses all comers in island culture at spectacular luaus. On stage, he and his tribe balance revelry and education with high-energy ritual and knife-dancing performances, participatory dances and art making, and a large supper of Hawaiian staples such as poi and braised surfboard fillets. If you can catch his ear, Sielu might have a lot of stories to share: in the course of his ambassadorial travels, he's lit the Olympic torch in Salt Lake City by throwing a flaming spear and been the subject of the documentary film Chief, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival.
With new races popping up weekly in cities around the world, the organizers of the Spartan Race are almost as busy as their race's runners. Almost. The grueling races range from the Spartan Sprint, which is a 5K with more than 15 obstacles, to the Ultra Beast, which is a marathon with more than 50 obstacles. Depending on the race, the obstacles may include mud pits, pugil sticks, or fire. To unite the sprawling operation, Spartan Race tracks racers' point totals on its online-standings page.
Teaching hips to swivel to new circumferences, dance instructors impart their masterful moves unto students in the respected tradition Arthur Murray has upheld since 1912. Students dance with a partner, or the instructor, who provides a greater understanding of the dance style of their choosing with either method. Protégés may find their new moves applicable in a number of settings, such as when prepping for a wedding dance or blending into an airport crowd that breaks out in a cha-cha. Embodying the three-count time of a stately waltz brings partners in close; rumba moves and swing steps add vibrancy and playfulness to one’s repertoire. Arthur Murray Dance Centers provide a warm, aesthetically sound environment for engaging in private and group dance lessons superbly suited to slicing and dicing a rug until it is no longer recognizable.