Sure, massage is regularly used to help relax the body and mind. But for Denise Acain, the treatment is much more therapeutic than that. In her more than a dozen years of professional experience, she has worked in doctor's offices, chiropractic clinics, and rehabilitation facilities where she used massage to help people find relief from chronic pain and injury. As such, her specialties include deep-tissue massage and myofascial release, and often works to treat conditions ranging fro migraines to frozen shoulders.
In addition to making bodies feel better, Denise can also make them look better—a selection of body-sculpting services is available for those looking to reduce cellulite or tighten skin.
In his role as the chief surgeon at Aesthetica Plastic & Laser Surgery Center, Dr. Gregory Caputy draws on knowledge gleaned from his presidency of the Hawaii Aesthetic and Wellness International Institute to strike an ideal balance between artistry and anatomy. Along with his skilled team of aestheticians and medical professionals, Dr. Caputy aims to satisfy beauty desires with cosmetic and surgical treatments for the face, body, and skin—many of which account for the specific needs of island natives and Asians. Among the services offered are Sculptra Aesthetic injections, which helps replace lost collagen and corrects shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds.
The center’s aestheticians exemplify the individual care that Dr. Caputy has sworn by since he began his practice, rejuvenating complexions with custom treatments and staying beside their clients for the duration of each visit.
If you manage to sneak away from their sight, take a moment to relax on the waiting room’s tan leather couches, bathe in the sunlight that spills in from oversize windows, or admire Dr. Caputy’s collection of diamond-encrusted stethoscopes.
In medical school, Dr. Carolyn Mai's mentors wanted her to become a surgeon. They noticed her uncanny attention to detail and that she possessed the steady, certain hands and a keen eye—skills which she now uses to administer noninvasive treatments that correct blemishes and signs of aging.
In Dr. Mai's office, patients don’t bounce from specialist to specialist, nor does the doc bounce from patient to patient. She keeps every appointment one-on-one, delivering close, personal attention that not only maintains the continuity of treatments, but also helps put patients at ease. Dr. Mai sees herself as being an approachable doctor who seeks to see her patients feeling more confident on their way out of the office than they did upon entering.
In keeping with this down-to-earth caregiving philosophy, Dr. Mai designed her office to feel light and airy with light blue walls that wrap around white, contemporary furniture. Large leafy plants overlook patients sipping tea and coffee, creating a relaxing atmosphere.
Owning a tanning salon in Hawaii means having to compete with miles and miles of free coastal sunshine. That’s why the owners of No Tan Lines, Alysin and Lyssa, offer much more than tanning services; they want to give each client their personal attention through other beauty-bolstering treatments, including red-light-therapy. Before each age-defying session, they consult with clients on their desires, whether it’s to vanquish acne bacteria, firm up wrinkles, or improve muscle stiffness. Between services they offer clients beverages.
When they are not turning back the clock for clients, they gear their tanning services to provide the comfort and convenience not available on the beach. Each of the three levels of beds come equipped with fans to keep clients cool throughout the 12-to 20-minute sessions. Face lamps in all three types of bed get faces glowing with energy specifically calibrated for facial skin to prevent the reddening that often occurs outdoors due to the sun’s intense rays or dive-bombing seagulls.
Brands Used: We use a Cutera YAG laser for hair removal
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Minimum Age Requirement: 15
The aestheticians at J Beauty Clinic encourage clients to carry themselves a little taller by administering a variety of beauty treatments designed to boost confidence. They use Cutera YAG lasers to remove unwanted body hair, administer LimeLight IPL facials to reduce skin redness and spots, and inject faces with Botox or dermal fillers to soften fine lines and wrinkles. The aestheticians, who speak both English and Japanese, also enhance eye drama by offering clients Latisse eyelash growth serum.
For more than a quarter of a century, the family behind Mimo Beauty Wear has helped men and women to achieve their beauty goals with a blend of technology and industry experience. Owner and artist Janet and stylist and IPL specialist Jeannie tend to the skin of their clients with Valmont skincare products, which help to fight wrinkles, dehydration, and the supervillain hidden in your nose. Although the team specializes in skincare and treating acne and unwelcome pigmentation, their roster of services extends beyond the face to include hair, waxing, eyelash extensions, and permanent makeup.