The aestheticians at Lotus Skin Studio focus on the face, performing a quintet of services that makes complexions healthier and brighter. Facials involve seven steps, each one infused with potent, nutrient-rich Dermalogica products. Peels and microdermabrasion rejuvenate complexions by eliminating topmost skin layers and causing underlying proteins to multiply. Waxes for both the face and body yield smooth, hairless surfaces that soak up less dew when you logroll down a hill. Makeup applications, designed for everyday life or special galas, include lessons on how to tend lashes.
JoDana Newman was working as a compounding and nuclear pharmacy technician on the East Coast when she was first introduced to colon hydrotherapy. At the time, she was suffering from an autoimmune skin condition and couldn't find relief anywhere. But after six months of colonics, her skin condition disappeared and her energy levels increased. JoDana became such a big believer in colonics' healing properties that she signed up for an intensive colon-hydrotherapy certification course so that she could begin helping others fight their health woes. That eventually led JoDana to Hawaii, where she opened her own colon-hydrotherapy and detoxification center, M.O. Wellness Center, in January 2011. There, she flushes built-up toxins from colons, cleanses gallbladders and livers, and coaches clients through 10-week weight-loss programs that involve colon hydrotherapy, supplements, and at least 147 words of encouragement.
Despite their workplace's name, the staff at Freedom Laser Hair Removal have more than one beauty trick up their sleeves. Of course, they use laser light to damage hair follicles so that legs, arms, upper lips, and backs stay smoother than a newborn bowling ball. But they also use lasers to tighten facial skin, diminish the size of pores, and reduce the appearance of spider veins.
The therapists at Healing Elements Haleiwa ease achy musculature with the ancient Five Element approach, an East Asian philosophy that incorporates the innate properties and movements of water, wood, fire, earth, and metal into therapeutic strokes. Massage sessions thwart a variety of twinges by intertwining modalities ranging from Swedish to deep-tissue techniques. Clients burrow into soft Comphy Company microfiber linens as nimble hands mirror the ebb and flow of ocean tides. Select services cultivate additional indulgence with extras including aromatherapy, acupressure herbal foot soaks, and hot, soothing pours of freshly brewed herbal tea.
The rippling waters of Oahu offer relaxing backdrop for the expert bodywork of licensed massage therapist Kimberly Cazimero. In the comfort of her My Island Spa, she can ease chronic tension with focused deep-tissue pressure, or melt tension with lighter Swedish strokes. Guests may also request a signature sports massage, which improves range of motion in struggling limbs and vocal range in struggling tenors.
Armed with current techniques for properly maintaining noggin lawns, Regis Salon’s network of stores keeps clients’ hair in order as dictated by the latest trends. Within this caravan of hair bazaars, customers’ wild manes are tamed by skillful stylists. Use your Groupon toward a shampoo, cut, and blow-dry ($29–$38) and lean back and dream of break-dancing Stay Puft Marshmallow Men as a stylist carefully cleanses hair with shampoo and conditioner and then clips it into stylish head-hedges that beautifully complement scalp-garden pathways. Afterward, the hair that’s left behind will receive a loving blow-dry for a style that gleams and glitters like a ruby-encrusted bowling ball. During the treatment, stylists offer helpful tips and tricks to help clients care for hair at home. If a shampoo and cut isn't your cup of sports drink, put your Groupon toward the cost of another service, such as hair coloring ($55–$70), highlights ($75–$90), or a perm ($55–$70). Prices vary by location.