Salons in Kihei

Gel French Manicure at Sophisticated Facial & Nail Spa (Up to 50% Off)

Sophisticated Facial & Nail Spa

Ala Moana - Kakaako

$70 $35

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Manicure with gel-based french tips or gradient-shading that resists chips for up to three weeks

Haircuts and Optional Color at R'Lax Beauty and Wellness Day Spa (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available

R'Lax Beauty and Wellness Day Spa

Honolulu

$70 $35

Experienced stylists wash and condition locks before trimming them into face-framing shapes; optional color treatment adds flair

$42 for a Gelish Manicure with a Sugar Scrub and Paraffin Treatment at Golden Hair and Nails ($85 Value)

Golden Hair and Nails

Honolulu

$85 $42

Gelish polish lasts up to three weeks without chipping; a sugar scrub exfoliates the skin, and paraffin wax softens hands

Calgel Manicure with Color, Glitter, Hologram, or French Treatment at Nail Vivi (Up to 54% Off)

Nail Vivi

Honolulu

$60 $29

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Techs apply Calgel polish, a soak-off gel that strengthens nails

Express Blowout or Keratin Smoothing Treatment from Stylist Debbie (Up to 50% Off)

Debbie at Peggy's Salon At the Kaimana

Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis

$125 $65

Experienced stylist cuts, shampoos, and styles hair; keratin blowout treatments reduce frizz

Gelish Manicure or Deluxe Pedicure at ViVi Salon & Spa (Up to 51% Off)

ViVi Salon & Spa

Kalihi - Palama

$42 $21

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Beauticians soothe feet with organic aromatic soaks and decorate nails with a long-lasting Gelish polish

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All Dolled Up Salon and Day Spa cultivates an atmosphere that empowers its clients to decide on and describe exactly what they want. In addition to haircuts, color treatments, and conditionings, they offer keratin-based and Japanese texturizing treatments, facials, and beauty packages for prom attendees and bridal parties.

81 S Hotel St
Honolulu,
HI
US

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.

3512 Waialae Ave
Honolulu,
HI
US

Nefertiti Esthetics proves that body wraps aren't the only spa treatment inspired by the ancient Egyptians. In fact, the center's services are less interested in mummification than with the way legendary kings and queens were in life: surrounded by luxury and pampering attendants.

One of Nefertiti's rumored beauty secrets was the use of essential oils, so the aestheticians here incorporate them into several treatments. The Aroma Touch Magic service uses no less than eight doTERRA essential oils to imbue a massage with alluring scents, and every facial includes oil work to complement its skincare formulas. For example, the Mediterranean Detox Magic facial delivers nourishing essential oils deep into pores by channeling an indirect high frequency current, which also stimulates circulation and turns each ear into a miniature bug-zapper.

In addition to its specialty services, the spa offers waxing and mani-pedis. Those who ask can even upgrade their pedicure to a Royalty Deluxe session, complete with aromatic bath salts, a paraffin treatment, and hot booties lined with soothing cream.

1550 Rycroft Street - Salon 101
Honolulu,
HI
US

While she worked as a massage therapist in physical-therapy clinics and hotel spas, Nikki Sanchez still found time to beautify clients on the side. She earned her aesthetician's license, planned weekly "Beauty Bars," and eventually built a loyal customer base at a rising salon before opening her own lash and wax boutique. At Lash Love, she personalizes each set of silk and mink lash extensions to the eye shape and winking style of each client. By fashioning fibers of different lengths, curls, and thicknesses, she amps up gazes with natural or glam-style looks that require minimal upkeep and no mascara. Her waterproof extensions also permit patrons to swim and give congratulatory butterfly kisses to their reflections after each lap. In addition to augmenting lids, Nikki eliminates unwanted hair with soft or hard wax and refreshes mugs with the vitamin-rich fruit and vegetable ingredients of Skinfood express facials.

2919 Kapiolani Boulevard
Honolulu,
HI
US

More than 20 years ago, Michael and Monica Sanders met at Vidal Sassoon in Scottsdale, Arizona—and both a personal and professional relationship blossomed. After racking up decades of experience with different specialties, they eventually opened their own salon. At Monimay Salon, the couple demonstrates why they've been featured in publications such as Vogue and Shape. Michael gets to work shaping hair, cutting tresses with his precisely trained shears. Then Monica might step in to flex her color skills, like a virtuoso crayon expert brightening the hair on a bust of Caesar.

74-5563 Kaiwi St. #135
Kailua Kona,
HI
US

For Salon Blanc co-owner Alan Vuong, hair is more than something to tuck behind an ear or sweep over a shoulder—it's an artistic medium that inspires creativity and pride. The salon's website even asserts that "hair is an expression of the moment we live in." Nothing could hold truer for Vuong and his team, who are continually educating themselves on the latest cutting and coloring techniques and products. They displayed these to full effect when they journeyed to California for the 2011 International Salon and Spa Expo—one of the largest professional beauty events on the West Coast—a trip chronicled on Living Local.

Vuong's trendsetting artistic vision earned him the title of Honolulu magazine's Editors' Pick for Best Hairstylist in 2009, and according to that publication, "he even has clients flying in from Japan and Guam to get the Vuong vibe." He and his crew rely on the Kérastase and Shu Uemura lines for haircare, and also offer services such as bridal packages, makeup, and waxing.

It should come as no surprise that Vuong is as concerned with the salon aesthetic as he is with his clients' satisfaction. His blank-canvas hair philosophy is much like the look of the Ala Moana Beach–facing salon itself; in fact, he compared the space to an artist's studio in a feature in American Salon magazine. The minimalist, white-on-white interior is accentuated by black leather chairs and feathery chandeliers that are lighter and more elegant than a performance of Swan Lake on the international space station.

1288 Ala Moana Blvd, Ste 100
Honolulu,
HI
US