The serene atmosphere at C & C Therapeutic Bodywork and Massage is no mistake: the staff strives to relax their patients, whether they're in for a hair or spa service. As stylists snip locks and add flecks of new color with highlights, spa technicians brush polish onto finger- and toenails. Their expertise also encompasses facials, soothing massages, and body-wide waxing.
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.
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, and lean back and dream of breakdancing 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 (starting at $52), highlights (starting at $75), or a perm (starting at $75).
Desire Salon and Spa's staff embraces learning opportunities. The stylists and aestheticians routinely seek out classes and conventions to help further their professional skills while learning about new trends, techniques, and technologies. Specialized facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion treatments address specific skin care needs, restoring the skin's natural radiance while minimizing signs of blemishes such as fine lines and acne. The team also offers traditional waxing appointments. However, technicians can also remove unwanted hairs using advanced technology in the form of a cosmetic laser system rather than a miniature black hole. Styling and coloring sessions, manicures and pedicures, and therapeutic massages help round out the spa's service menu.
Traditional Chinese medicine and Western beauty practices join forces at Advanced Medi-Spa Hawaii to offer clients personalized care for both their skin and whole body. Practitioner Cindy Chang draws on her experience as a licensed acupuncturist and cosmetologist to deliver face-lifts?which rely on fine needles instead of scalpels?and skin-clearing treatments that use intense pulsed light and herbs. Using cutting-edge technology, a few zaps from a cold laser help erase age spots, freckles, and birthmarks, and the radio-frequency energy emitted by the Lamprobe machine banishes skin tags, clogged pores, and the other blemishes caused by not living in a car wash.
At Face It Permanent Make Up Center, a team of skilled micropigmentation specialists, each certified by the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals, enhances faces with permanent makeup. Led by owner Edine Swain, who finds personal fulfillment in working with clients dealing with birth defects and scars from accidents or surgeries, the professionals take the time to talk with each client and understand his or her vision for elegant eyeliner or lips the color of a newborn fire engine.
While darkening brows or adding a starlet beauty mark, the artistic technicians employ micropigment colors—which, unlike traditional tattoo ink, don’t acquire a bluish tint over time. They calibrate the pigment with the utmost care, blending hues to match a client’s skin and hair or applying multiple shades of color to brows for a natural look. The professionals also specialize in correcting work performed at salons and in scar re-pigmentation, shading in the pale tissue left by surgical procedures or jobs as the Three Stooges’ carpentry teacher.