In 1988, Natalie Brown-Aiwohi began working as a makeup artist at Headshots Hawaii. A month later, she was promoted to manager. In 2010, after 22 years as manager, Brown-Aiwohi purchased the studio herself and built a new location to house it at the Aiea Town Square. Immediately, she transformed a franchise that had been known for its 1980s-style glitz into a full-service photography studio that captures images of clients just as they are. “After all the glitz and glam, people wanted to look like themselves—they wanted more of a natural look,” Brown-Aiwohi told Pacific Business News in 2010, shortly after the move.
Today, Headshots Hawaii is the only remaining Headshots franchise of dozens that had opened in the 1980s and 1990s, and Brown-Aiwohi’s dream is still going strong. As a partner of the Miss Hawaii Pageant, Headshots Hawaii snaps photos of reigning Miss Hawaiis, drawing on Brown-Aiwohi’s experience as a former pageant queen and model. Photographers also shoot images for weddings, businesses, aspiring models, and airtight alibis, tailoring the style to suit the client. Brown-Aiwohi gives back to the community with charitable work, such as supporting events to benefit homeless teens.
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Chuck E Cheese's is a fantastic spot to grab a quick slice.
When you're ready to pig out, Chuck E Cheese's is ready to serve you the scrumptious food you're craving.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at Chuck E Cheese's with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Your large group can all sit together at Chuck E Cheese's.
The noise at the pizzeria can be positively thunderous, so save intimate conversations for another night.
The pizzeria also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Chuck E Cheese's to your next party or event.
If cycling is more your speed, you'll find plenty of space to stash your bike outside the pizzeria.
Chow down for less at Chuck E Cheese's, where a meal almost always costs under $15.
Free your mind with a pit stop to this chamber of culture. Of course, it's Leeward Community Church's fantastic center in Pearl City.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If you love sports, you'll probably also love Hawaii Tents and Events in Waipahu.
Looking for a bite to eat? This club also has an awesome restaurant.
Gain a solid understanding of MMA fundamentals with a professional MMA class.
Jab, hook, kick! These kickboxing classes will teach you the basic fundamentals and give you a great cardio workout.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Celebrated Los Angeles– and Honolulu–based interior designer Lauren Makk's talent for reinventing stale home spaces and imbuing them with functionality and style has led to her being featured on TLC's Trading Spaces and A&E's Drill Team. Self-described as "the home-girl next door", Lauren visits clients' homes to plot renovation projects that, like a loft apartment owned by a giant, strikes the perfect balance between practicality and chic metropolitan style. Her portfolio showcases design work tailored to each client's style and taste, leading to plant-laden mountain-view verandas and wine rooms overlooking the ocean. Lauren’s website and blog offer complimentary design tips, including advice about accenting walls or covering your couch in rhinestones.