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Hoala Salon and Spa


When commitment to outstanding service and technical excellence is a company-wide philosophy, Hoala Salon and Spa, honored last year as HONOLULU's Best Salon, comes up a winner again as 2012's Best Spa. "We care about making our guests feel welcomed, comfortable and appreciated as if they were guests in our own home." says Lititia Thomas, co-owner with husband Michael, of Hoala's dedication to creating a serene, relaxing oasis amid the bustle of its convenient Ala Moana Center location.

Thomas says guest care and satisfaction begins with Hoala's talented, experienced staff who are attracted to the high quality Aveda products and the positive work environment, an "ecosystem" of caring and support. Thomas herself brings 24 years of experience in the industry and knowledge of the Aveda line of natural and eco-sensitive products.

"Our spa and salon services are a refreshing and convenient respite for family and friends to get together and afterwards have lunch or dinner at the Center," says Thomas. Hoala's award winning spa experience features therapeutic aromatherapy, organic bamboo bath robes, complimentary foot baths, shower & steam room, and fresh fruit at the end of each journey. The full-day spa package includes lunch from nearby Neiman Marcus.

Hoala's full service beauty and wellness treatments include hair care, massages, facials and waxing, nail and foot care. Gift cards for Mother's Day and birthdays are among its popular offerings, says Thomas. This spring, Hoala unveils a new Aveda body care line called "stress fix." It has a clinically-proven stress-relieving aroma.

"We are committed to caring for people, our community and our planet," says Thomas. Among other charitable activities, Hoala hosts an annual Earth Month fundraiser which includes donating 100 percent of sales from "Light-the-Way" candles to charity. Last year's donations went to Aloha for Japan relief fund.

Hoala Salon and Spa, Ala Moana Center, 3rd Floor, 947-6141.