The inch-loss system offered at Redox Beauty Bar works to tone buns, thighs, and waists by simulating a physical workout using microcurrent technology developed by the coinventor of the pacemaker. It helps people slim down without the strain of vigorous exercise routines, the risk of surgery, or the tongue burns of an all-grapefruit diet. Treatments are administered in a private room and can deliver the same results as a good workout.
In medical school, Dr. Carolyn Mai's mentors wanted her to become a surgeon. They noticed her uncanny attention to detail and that she possessed the steady, certain hands and a keen eye—skills which she now uses to administer noninvasive treatments that correct blemishes and signs of aging.
In Dr. Mai's office, patients don’t bounce from specialist to specialist, nor does the doc bounce from patient to patient. She keeps every appointment one-on-one, delivering close, personal attention that not only maintains the continuity of treatments, but also helps put patients at ease. Dr. Mai sees herself as being an approachable doctor who seeks to see her patients feeling more confident on their way out of the office than they did upon entering.
In keeping with this down-to-earth caregiving philosophy, Dr. Mai designed her office to feel light and airy with light blue walls that wrap around white, contemporary furniture. Large leafy plants overlook patients sipping tea and coffee, creating a relaxing atmosphere.
Paradise Massages & Spa’s therapists combine tailored massage strokes with essential oils that evoke the relaxing scents of the tropics. During lomilomi massages inspired by Hawaii’s own holistic healing traditions, they use their hands, forearms, and elbows to rhythmically soothe muscles. Another island-inspired treatment, the hot-lava massage, employs heated stones to stimulate circulation and ease the daily stresses of living inside an active volcano. The staff’s expertise extends beyond sore backs and shoulders; their customized facials, for example, open pores with a blast of soothing steam before moisturizing skin with a healing mask and relaxing frown lines with a facial massage.
It’s not just the soft glow of candlelight, the array of floral sprays, or even the pampering spa treatments that keep clients coming back to Laka Skin Care & Spa. They come for the salon’s holistic treatments, backed by the science of Nobel Prize–winning research. The salon’s staff is trained in everything from facial reflexology to the salon’s three signature facials—all of which use 24-karat gold to brighten and cleanse skin.
What really sets the spa’s treatments apart are the optional add-ons. The house brand of aromatherapy, 21 Drops, infuses facials and massages with healing essential oils to entertain noses. Heated amethyst mats detoxify both body and mind while clients relax on them.
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.
The skilled aestheticians at Skin and Body Care Salon Joomi lavish outer layers with Alex Cosmetic products, expunging impurities and repopulating pores with radiance. The 60-minute dermabrasion crystal peel employs a depth-defying cleanse to scour cellular cellars for unctuous sediments and deep-seated blushes, followed by a massage, dead-skin removal, and a rejuvenating treatment. A décolleté massage and mask pack complete the service, leaving patron's mantles as smooth as marble but as pliable as putty. During the 60-minute detox foot massage, aestheticians use ancient Chinese techniques to knead pressure points on the hands and feet, tracing Orient-inspired outlines and connecting epidermal dots. Following the massage, piggies purify in a rebalancing footbath.