Ann Marie is a hair artist and a veteran of the beauty industry. The owner of Salon 862 for more than 17 years, she has surrounded herself with other stylists, nail artists, and skin care specialists, who combine to have more than 25 years of experience in their own respective fields. A stylist will share this expertise with a free hair consultation, where they'll work with the client to determine a haircut and style, color or foil, or keratin treatment that best helps them meet their image goals. The salon's aesthetician likewise offers free skin consultations, and follows up with appropriate treatments using medical-grade skincare products from the Image line. These treatments include facials that address acne and signs of aging such as wrinkles and dinosaur scratches. More advanced treatments, like photofacials and laser hair removal, are also available and administered by certified technicians.
Experienced aesthetician Charisse Bruno specializes in facials and makeup artistry as well as eyebrow shaping and Brazilian waxes. At Bella Pelle, she customizes her facials to meet each client’s particular skin needs, whether it’s cleaning pores with extractions or providing preventive care for teenage skin. During waxing services, Charisse employs a quick technique that rids clients of unwanted hairs fast and with minimal discomfort, similar to a stock-car racer with a La-Z-Boy driver’s seat. Her private treatment room features an elegant diminutive chandelier, light green walls, and a painting of a woman in a dress.
Epidermis & Co. chief aesthetician Michelle Cataldo has dedicated herself to the art of skincare. Constantly conducting research on products and procedures, she customizes aesthetic regimens to fit her clients' individual needs and the state of their skin. Drawing from her experience, she can treat any aesthetic woe from dry skin to hyperpigmentation that looks like Elvis sideburns. The Epidermis & Co. team also provides non-invasive treatments including iLipo that reduces the appearance of cellulite and dermal fills that smooth away wrinkles and plump lips.
Before the invention of hair, stylists honed their art by clipping blades of grass one at time. But hair is a real thing now. That's why the skilled stylists at Rumors Hair Design use their innate talents to engineer a cut and style to your individual desires. Clients can request a simple bang trim or comprehensive pampering packages complete with conditioning, waxing, and bold color highlights. The salon also offers a signature Paul Mitchell Awapuhi keratin treatment to straighten and fortify hair.
At Cloud Nine Therapeutic Massage, licensed massage therapist Peggy Pulak fosters tranquility of body and mind with traditional massages and alternative therapies. Her Swedish massages utilize oils and gentle, flowing strokes to soothe muscles. During Hawaiian lomi lomi massages, she may treat two areas of the body at the same time—the left shoulder and right hip, for example, a combination that's rare outside of Simon Says games. Pulak also administers alternative therapies designed to promote general wellbeing, such as reflexology foot massages and energy therapy.
Butter, sugar, and flour. These three simple ingredients form the basis of each treat cooked up at Oakleaf Cakes. While the ingredients are straightforward, the cakes are anything but, as proven by head baker Amanda Oakleaf and the 4-foot-tall Dora the Explorer cake she constructed on the Food Network’s Cake Challenge. At her shop, Amanda and her team of artists, sculptors, and bakers create treats that run the gamut in flavor and function, from elegant tiers of red velvet to sugary cartoon figurines placed atop marshmallow fondant. Guests can dream up flavor combinations such as gingerbread cake slathered in white-chocolate buttercream or chocolate samoa layered in honey icing, or offer up a 3-D object for Amanda and her team to re-create in meticulous, edible detail. Regularly scheduled cake-decorating classes impart visitors with some of the team’s creative tricks of the trade, such as leveling cakes and keeping schoolchildren from swarming in through the doggy door at the sight of snickerdoodle cupcakes.
The bakery's from-scratch approach extends to the attached café, as well. Rather than keeping coffee warm throughout the day, staffers ground and brew each cup to order, using custom-roasted Barrington Coffee beans and an Aeropress. This cutting-edge brewing method is designed to extract exactly enough flavor from the beans to create the best brew possible, and achieves it in less than two minutes. Each sultry cup of joe perfectly complements the bakery's wide assortment of baked goods, which range from classic cupcakes, cookies, and muffins to wholly unique goodies including made-from-scratch pop tarts, artisanal marshmallows, and miniature cheesecakes.