Feeling pretty and pampered doesn't have mean giving up your commitment to green beauty. Below, five salons and spas on Oahu that offer natural treatments without skimping on style.
Feel extra fresh by honoring your lady parts at Yoni Steam Honolulu.
Though this type of pampering might be unfamiliar to you, this healing practice has been used for centuries by women to help connect, heal and honor the body. The gentle steam carries dried organic herbs to the exterior tissues of the vagina, where the warmth and moisture increases circulation and allows the herbs to infuse their benefits. Vaginal steams have physical and emotional benefits, such as regulating menstrual cycles, restoring bacterial and PH balance, relieving tension and accessing feminine energy. Grab some girlfriends, your bridal party or just indulge in a private session and expect a customized blend of organic and wildcrafted herbs (ie. Postpartum, Tightening, Emotional Balancing, Hawaiian, etc.), light treats and a totally rejuvenating experience.
Get a blowout for a special occasion, or for no reason at all!
Having a good hair day(s) just got easier thanks to Tropical Style House, a blowdry salon in Waikiki that also offers up-dos and cuts. Plus, if you prefer to DIY, there's a fully equipped hairstyling station where you have access to a blow dryer, a variety of curling irons, flat irons, hot rollers and some amazing styling products. The owner, Shannon Wall, is a New York City-trained conscious hairstylist who only uses and stocks ingredients that are safe for you, the ocean and our waterways.
This Kaimuki salon is the first and only green salon in Hawaii. Longtime hair stylist Lisa Megumi Rogers uses henna, a coloring agent used for centuries, to dye your hair without using harsh chemicals. The plant-based method is completely natural and safe, and successfully works on all hair types and shades. Plus, henna also conditions your hair and protects it from sun damage.
Grab your girlfriends and join us for a wellness workshop at Queen Kapiolani Hotel.
Residents and visitors alike are invited to join Aloha Apothecary, Indigo Elixirs and Aim HI Every Day for a series of wellness workshops at the revamped Queen Kapiolani Hotel (150 Kapahulu Ave.) in Waikiki! The DIY bars take place during happy hour, so come for pau hana to indulge in some serious self-care/stress relief! On the first Tuesday of the month, we explore the enchanting world of botanical aromatics during a sensorial interactive workshop with Deanna of Indigo Elixirs. The third Thursday is with Betty of Aim HI Every Day, who explains the beauty benefits of bath soaks (and scrubs) while you make your own concoction. You can stay the full two hours or just cruise by when it's convenient!
Indulge in a non-toxic manicure and pedicure at Miki'ao Salon.
This natural nail salon is committed to offering excellent (and safe!) skin and nail services. Regular polishes and gel polishes used in the salon meet the minimum "5-free" standard and do not contain harmful ingredients such as formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), butylated hydroxyanisol (BHA) or camphor. The salon even uses one of our fave Maui beauty brands Oshan Essentials as an exfoliant! Miki'ao Salon provides a safe environment for clients, but what's more, it also gives technicians fair, living wages and good working conditions.
AND A FEW MORE PLACES FOR NATURAL AND ORGANIC PAMPERING SERVICES THROUGHOUT HAWAII:
Lumeria Maui ~ Makawao, Maui
Beauty By Nature Maui ~ Wailuku, Maui
On & On ~ Hanalei, Kauai
Mermade Spa ~ Hilo, Hawaii