Sanoe Garcia, owner and founder of Akala Dance Studio, leads a team of instructors in teaching hip-centric movements during hula and Tahitian dance classes. Across three different dance spaces, the 45-minute classes impart basic steps in a fun, noncompetitive setting, ranging from the smooth, foot-grounded sways of hula to the energetic rhythms of Tahitian dance. The studio also puts on productions, in which professional dancers don grass skirts and colorful headpieces for special events such as weddings, luaus, or amateur HORSE competitions.
Tiffany Dalida's passion for auto detailing led her to open Hi-Line Auto Detail, calling upon her professional experience with various models to cater to each vehicle’s individual needs. The duo loosens dirt and grime strewn across car exteriors using ACS products, and performs clay-bar techniques to clear overspray and fall out garnered from the road or spontaneously combusting Slurpees. The team combines waxing, washing, and interior treatments from their list of services to form handy packages, or leaves the customization up to their patrons with à la carte services.
House of Aria clads ladies of all ages in chic, comfortable clothing and also arms them with handbags and accessories. Shoppers can purchase a black chiffon top that bares one shoulder, coyly showcasing a remarkable beauty mark shaped like Benjamin Franklin ($39). Garb torsos in the pink folds of an open-back dress ($39) and skip the struggle of matching tops to bottoms with a one-piece polka-dot romper ($42). A round rhinestone handbag hanger ($14) glimmers to prevent owners from leaving behind purses containing valuable items such as keys, wallets, and emergency stashes of ham. The boutique receives new duds every one–two weeks, and its fashionistas stock only a few items of each style to reduce incidences of mistaken cardigan identity.
For more than a decade, the ASE Master–certified technicians at One Stop Auto Center have tended to the automobiles of Pearl City residents and customers passing through town. Detailed inspections and oil changes allow the staff to keep cars running smoothly, unlike a marathoner that jogs on a trail of hot coals. A Bosch 3D camera system calculates the adjustments needed to restore wheels to their factory alignment settings, helping to extend the life of tires.
Salon C is a full-service salon that updates clients’ looks while bestowing them with personalized attention and complimentary beverages. The experienced and well-rounded staff—composed of Paul Mitchell educators and graduates of the Aveda Institute—keeps their skills current through continual education. Ever on the hunt for the most flattering looks, they begin each service with a thorough consultation that evaluates clients’ eye color, skin tone, and DNA.
On the spa side of the treatment menu, aestheticians use Dermologica skincare products to foster younger-looking facades, while waxing techs create hair-free surfaces. Makeup artists forge temporary or permanent enhancements, and nail techs add another dimension to fingers and toes with 3-D nail art.