Ana Castro is a great listener. That's because her main objective at Ecocentric Green Salon & Spa is to give her clients exactly the kind of stylish hair and nails they request. She snips distinctive haircuts and coats manes in radiant hues, whether her clients request simple bobs, subtle highlights, trendy layers, or perms. As a nail technician, she incorporates massages, scrubs, and hydrating masks into her manicures and pedicures and allows clients to choose their own polish hues.
The staff at Bertine Elizabeth Salon and Skin Studio have over 10 years of experience and pride themselves in education. They work to reawaken dry, blemished skin with body wraps, facials, and other treatments. Nourishing treatments for the body—such as mud wraps—and the face—such as deep-cleansing facials—target skin issues and incorporate nourishing ingredients. The specialists cap off their body-soothing treatments with add-ons like scalp-and-foot massages that can calm the mind.
Lauren Burgos immersed herself in the world of ballet for 18 years. But while working as a ballet instructor, she desired a more intense workout. She decided on bootcamp, which was an option for all body types and fitness levels, regardless of goals. Now a certified NAFC fitness instructor, she whips bodies into shape with high-intensity interval-training workouts that combine cardio and resistance exercises that are challenging and will improve bodies physically.
During My Ohana Luau’s interactive dinner show, dancers call patrons of all ages onstage to learn Polynesian dance moves and befriend hula girls, creating a song-and-dance spectacle flanked by an authentic island-style buffet. Before the show, visitors dine on a buffet of delicacies such as pineapple chicken and pulled pork with sweet-and-sour sauce, prepared fresh daily by a Samoan chef. A flaming fire knife dance serves as the performance's triumphant conclusion, wherein performers hailing from diverse Polynesian regions gambol in elaborate headdresses and traditional island garb. Parties celebrating birthdays and anniversaries relay their excitement to the house emcee, who announces landmark occasions to the crowd.
The eatery’s full bar further enlivens shows with cocktails such as the Flaming Volcano for two, a mixture of three types of rum with orange and pineapple juice that burns brighter than a bonfire fueled by SAT-prep books. For less formal fare, the onsite café serves simple omelet breakfasts, and the pool-deck menu centers on sandwiches.
Martini’s Chophouse fills human-fuel tanks with its organic New American fare and dazzles jaded diners with its oft-changing seasonal menu. The current line-up includes succulent starters such as the wasabi-laced tuna nachos ($12), which reclaim fish and chips from defeated red-coated foodies. Main courses are composed of natural, organic fare, making the veggie-flanked chicken skewers ($15) and the spinach and garlic ravioli ($13) free of cuisine-ruining chemicals and preservatives. Meat seekers can set carnivorous sights on the Harris Ranch filet mignon, an organic beef slab accompanied by a meal-harmonizing trio of Amish blue cheese, tempura onion rings, and mashed potatoes ($29).
Wireless Wizard, an AT&T-authorized dealer, peddles cell phones and accessories alongside a slew of wireless plans. Flip phones, smartphones, touch phones, and Blackberrys comprise a diverse stock of newfangled walkie-talkies, such as the Pantech Crossover smartphone ($29.99 with two-year plan; $399.99 without) or the Samsung A197 ($39.99), a GoPhone saddled with $15 worth of prepaid minutes. Garnish phones with accessories such as a car charger ($29.99) or a Blackberry gel cover ($19.99), which protects backs of phones from dings and bee stings in bright colors and styles. Customers can commit to long-term wireless communication with an individual, family, or data plan, or commit to non-commitment with a pay-as-you-go plan.