Rock music and pizza. It’s an unlikely pairing as the inspiration for an Aveda salon, but in the hands of friends Jentry and Katy, it grew beyond that as the foundation of their local hair and makeup hub.
An Austin native, co-owner, and stylist, Jentry would sneak into his hometown’s Black Cat music venue while still underage to catch sight of acts such as Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Over the years, the hall came to represent Austin’s unique charm and live-music foundation, never succumbing to gimmickry or the status-quo throughout its lifespan. The venue’s ability to stick to its roots stayed with Jentry, remaining an inspiration when years later, he and a client, marketing whiz Katy, dreamed of opening their own salon. After months of late-night pizza-and-brainstorming sessions, the concept for their salon came full circle when a black kitten curled up on Jentry’s porch. In a unique move toward remembering a tenacious rock bar and what it stood for, the twosome founded their salon: The Black Cat.
Today, a fleet of stylists brandish their shears, color, and powder puffs amid decor that reflects The Black Cat’s grittier roots. Clients see the vintage script of the “Sorry, We’re Open” front sign before encountering the salon’s gray and blue walls accented with rustic wood furniture and panels. The result is a carefully curated contrast of sleek and scuffed, much like a hitchhiker’s diamond cufflinks.
Koolau Massage's therapists soothe muscles and alleviate aches with a wide range of massage techniques and scrubs forged from Canadian mineral sea salt. With more than 30 years combined experience, the therapists specialize in multiple modalities, including detoxifying hot-stone massage, trigger-point therapy, thai massage, neuromuscular therapy, and styles designed to rehabilitate injuries. Hot-stone massages ease tension, improve circulation, and banish toxins, aromatherapy soothes breathing tubes, and mineral salt scrubs invigorate backs, feet, and baked potatoes.
About FIMASE - Family Massage Services, LLC. FIMASE provides unique preventive and therapeutic massage sessions for families and mainly for children. This service is for all who are turning to natural alternative resources for energy, piece of mind, overall healthy bodies and emotions.
The experts at Body Wraps By The Sea rely on Suddenly Slender–brand wraps, which use elastic bandages and a nondehydrating mineral solution that can contribute to a visually slimmer appearance and tighter skin. They are so confident that their clients will appear at least 6 inches slimmer for women and 4 inches slimmer for men that they guarantee each treatment. In addition to the wraps, they further detoxify bodies with ionic foot cleanses and supply a variety of weight-loss products.
Owning a tanning salon in Hawaii means having to compete with miles and miles of free coastal sunshine. That’s why the owners of No Tan Lines, Alysin and Lyssa, offer much more than tanning services; they want to give each client their personal attention through other beauty-bolstering treatments, including red-light-therapy. Before each age-defying session, they consult with clients on their desires, whether it’s to vanquish acne bacteria, firm up wrinkles, or improve muscle stiffness. Between services they offer clients beverages.
When they are not turning back the clock for clients, they gear their tanning services to provide the comfort and convenience not available on the beach. Each of the three levels of beds come equipped with fans to keep clients cool throughout the 12-to 20-minute sessions. Face lamps in all three types of bed get faces glowing with energy specifically calibrated for facial skin to prevent the reddening that often occurs outdoors due to the sun’s intense rays or dive-bombing seagulls.
As a licensed aesthetician and certified lash stylist, Sarah Matthews has an eye for detail, so she notices things others may not. In particular, she's noticed that many women dedicate so much time to others they don't leave any for themselves. That's why she's made it her mission to skirt this awful trend with a diverse array of beautification services. Guests can solicit Sarah's expertise for a swift face and body wax or request a set of semipermanent lash extensions, which offer more volume than mascara. Sarah also uses organic or pharmaceutical-grade products to customize facials to customer's individual needs.
At Piianaia Ohana Chiropractic's locations in Waialae and Haleiwa, licensed chiropractors perform comprehensive exams to determine the source of pain. They combine exams and adjustments with the soothing effects of massage therapy. Likewise, at the Waialae office, staff members perform digital x-rays to help ensure proper treatment and verify whether or not spinal cords have any value in the historically controversial xylophone market.