Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Beauty and the Budget

Your beauty routine doesn’t have to be all about the Benjamins. Keep up appearances with these budget-friendly beauty services.

 In Good Hands
Well-maintained fingers and toes go a long way toward keeping your image polished. Keep your digits in check at Rainbow Nails in Kaimuki, where the re-grand opening special offers both mani and pedi for just $24.99. 1154 Koko Head Ave., 808.735.1751.‎

Wax On, Wax Off
You’re in your bikini practically every weekend – which means regular waxes are a must. At Simply Summer studio in Kailua, the European hard wax eases the pain of a full Brazilian, and at just $50, the price won’t make you wince either.

Therein Lies the Rub
Want to forget all the reasons why you’re trying to spend less? Massages at Haven 808 spa are just $55 for 60 minutes. Or, head over the Pali to the Hawai‘i Healing Arts College where hour-long sessions with a masseuse-in-training cost just $30.

Face Facts
Stress taking its toll on your face? A facial at Touch Mini Day Spa on Kapahulu Avenue uses pricey and luxe YonKa products (Jessica Alba and Madonna both use it), but the 60-minute treatment is only $65. Or head to Makana Esthetics Academy where a facial with a supervised student is $45.

Posted on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 in Permalink

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Lei Chic is a daily email and shopping blog that plugs you into Hawaii's newest and hottest boutiques, designers, trends, spas and salons, and more. You'll also discover all the cool events, dinners and sales happening around town in our Weekend Picks every Thursday. With Lei Chic, you'll get the inside scoop on what everyone will be talking about tomorrow – in your inbox today.

Lei Chic associate editor Natalie Schack has been a cultural anthropology student,museum worker bee and dabbler in graphic design. When she isn't scouting new fashion, compiling to-do lists or crafting puns, Natalie spends her free time dreaming up elaborate picnic ideas; "researching" via YouTube tutorials, blogs and Instagram; and dusting off her pith helmet for the next adventure life throws her way.

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