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.
Jack of all spa trades, Head-to-Toe Nails & Spa’s owner Lillian boasts credentials as an aesthetician, massage therapist, and nail technician. She performs noninvasive beautification techniques such as waxing unwanted body hair and overgrown eyebrows, and deep cleansing the skin during facials. Using Swedish therapeutic, deep-tissue, Thai, Hawaiian lomilomi, or her own combination of massage techniques, Lillian relieves shoulders of excess stress caused by working long days or trying to decide which massage to get. Lillian also tends to hands and feet during nail treatments, many of which feature pumpkin peels, milk baths, and massages.
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.
Moe Academy of Esthetic & Massage offers clients a refuge from the hustle and bustle of the nearby Ala Moana Mall with a variety of relaxing spa services. Skincare therapists beautify faces using Éminence Organic treatments from Dermalogica and Murad products. A pristine white couch supports bodies as a pedicure bath soaks feet, and massage clients stretch out beneath coffee-colored blankets. Spa packages double the beauty benefits with facials, massages, and foot scrubs.
The nail technicians of Yuna Nail Art transform fingernails and toenails into shining, eye-catching works of art. Adorning nails with colors that go far beyond traditional single-coat polishes, Yuna's detailed manicures adorn fingers in endlessly creative ways, such as painted swirls over a base of matte color or a glossy coat topped with a spray of gems. Nails decorated with rhinestones, glitter, and intricate painted designs are also staples for Yuna clients, helping them to uniquely express their individual style. The salon also offers Calgel gel nail polish that promotes nail health as well as Shellac to ensure fingertip masterpieces do not chip.