Friday, January 2, 2009

Best of Lei Chic 2008: Apothetique Now

As we get set to ring in 2009, Lei Chic is taking a look back into our archives and bringing you some of the best stories we published during 2008. Enjoy and see you next year!
Originally published June 27, 2008

Beauty Math 101:

One $150 haircut (blowdry costs extra)


a spa pedicure (foot scrub for an additional fee)


50-minute facial (12 minutes spent alone waiting for the mask to soak in)


150355012.66666 moments of disappointment from not getting what you thought you paid for.

Instead, calculate 100 percent relief at Apothetique, a new skincare and body treatment boutique run by Winnie Young, former Kahala Resort head therapist.

Young believes clients should pay for table time, not have to rack up individual services. That means during a 90-minute skin treatment, for example, you'll experience products and therapies specifically suited for your skin, and during mask time you'll continue to be nurtured, usually with massage, for no extra charge.

This formula allows Apothetique treatments to be truly customized as they address areas such as hair and scalp, breakouts, back,  or feet. It's also the first local spa to use only non-synthetic, paraben-free products (like Pangea Organics), personally tested and researched by Young to ensure they produce results.

Which is an equation that makes total cents.

No matter how you add it up.

Apothetique is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., 401 Kamakee Street, Suite 312, Honolulu (above Bamboo Sky boutique), 808.226.4526.


Posted on Friday, January 2, 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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