2015 Faces of Hawai‘i

(Sponsored) Learn more about prominent Hawai‘i leaders and businesses in this special-section black-and-white photo essay.


 

 

 

The Face of

Waikīkī Restaurants

Front row, left to right: Alika Mau, Leighton Mau. Back row, left to right: Kainoa Akina, Darren Seu, Jovan Andow.
Makeup by @pancistyle. Libations provided by Gran Patron Platinum and Perrier Jouet Fleur.

 

Grinding since 1965, Top of Waikīkī is approaching its golden anniversary. The visionary team behind this iconic restaurant is pleased to announce plans to renovate and restore it to a newfound glory. With a bright future on the horizon, this team will also usher in SKY Waikīkī, a new rooftop bistro, lounge and nightclub concept destined to be legendary. We know one thing for sure: Dining and Nightlife in Hawai‘i will never be the same!

 

Top of Waikīkī, Sky Waikīkī, 2270 Kalākaua Avenue, Suite 1800, Honolulu, (808) 923-3877, TopOfWaikiki.com, SkyWaikiki.com

 

 

The Face of

Innovative Eye Care

 

Tyrie Jenkins, M.D., celebrates 25 years of providing compassionate, innovative eye care using state-of-the-art technology.

 

Jenkins Eye Care takes pride in providing care in an ‘ohana setting. By bringing the newest technologies in the United States to the islands, Dr. Jenkins and her staff help Hawai‘i see more clearly, with precision and safety.

 

In 1997 she performed Hawai‘i’s first LASIK procedure and in 2012 our first Laser Cataract surgery. Most recently she performed our state’s first Dropless Cataract Surgery, eliminating the need for costly post-surgery eyedrops in majority of cases.

 

Tyrie Jenkins, MD, 615 Piikoi Street, Suite 205, Honolulu, (808) 591-991, JenkinsEyeCare.com

 

 

The Face of

Locally-Owned Real Estate Company

Back Row, Left to Right: Scott Carvill, Kristy Stephenson, Connie Carvill, Julie Carvill, Ann Cuseo, Jason Wong, Jennifer Gray, John Schamber. Front Row, Left to Right: Vicki Yu, Shelly Joy, Maureen O’Guin, Nancy Young-Vieira.

 

Founded in 1995, locally-owned Carvill and Company began as a boutique real estate office, accommodating a select group of top-producing O‘ahu agents. Experienced agents and the highest level of customer service has been the hallmark of Carvill and Company, which joined Sotheby’s International Realty to become Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty in 2014. Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty utilizes state-of-the art technology and a global marketing platform to link their listings and clients to the world. With 15,000+ agents in 56 Countries, its network is unmatched. From remarkable O‘ahu homes to exceptional service, Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty delivers phenomenal results.

 

Carvill Sotheby’s International Realty, 970 N. Kalaheo Avenue, Suite A100, Kailua, (808) 263-5900, Carvillsir.com

 

 

The Face of

Food Distribution

Left to Right Kneeling: James Aarona, Jacy Higa, Walter Domingo, Jaxon Hamamura, Adell Flourry, Keoni Iu; Left to Right Standing: Alden Loo, Jamie Ribucan, Ricky Guevara, George Camungao, Phyllis Bahnemann, JamieRoman, Leah Fukuyama, Matt Horde; Left to Right Inside Sitting: Antoinette Calairo, Arleen Baily; Left to Right Inside Standing: Marie Horikawa, Kristi Uyehara, Brigid Cunningham.

 

As the leading wholesale foodservice distributor in the Pacific region, HFM Foodservice provides the finest quality groceries and supplies for foodservice operators across the Hawaiian Islands, the Marshall and Mariana Islands, as well as Guam. Helping get food from farms and manufacturers to your table for the past 50 years, HFM is also heavily involved in the community, partnering with organizations including the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival, Restaurant Week and Culinary Institute of the Pacific. HFM also supports events statewide such as Hawai‘i Foodbank’s Annual Food Drive and Annual Golf Classic, Culinary Arts Under the Stars and the Leeward Culinary Arts Gala.

 

HFM Foodservice, 716 Umi Street, Honolulu, (808) 843-3200, HFMFoodService.com

 

 

The Face of

Taste Hawai‘i

Bringing our plantation roots into the future.

 

Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine is about more than just food. It’s about the people, the culture, and the spirit of our home. We have had the honor and pleasure of growing and evolving with our community for 20 years, and we are proud to represent such a dynamic state full of tradition and family values. Our journey continues, and we discover new sources of inspiration every day. Join us.

 

Alan Wong’s Honolulu, Chef Alan Wong, 1857 South King Street, 3rd Floor, Honolulu, (808) 949-2526, AlanWongs.com

 

 

The Face of

Luxury Homes

 

These are the 2014 Top Producers for LIST Sotheby’s International Realty. Through their expertise and passion for real estate, they successfully turned their clients’ real estate dreams into reality. As leaders in their industry, they continue to offer extraordinary service to their clients and the community. They represent the Sotheby’s International Realty brand – a network of distinguished brokerage agencies offering luxury homes and properties for sale worldwide. These 2014 Top Producers and their 80 colleagues at LIST Sotheby’s International Realty expertly unite extraordinary properties with extraordinary lives.​

 

LIST Sotheby’s International Realty, 4211 Waialae Avenue, Suite 100, Honolulu, (808) 735-2411, ListSothebysRealty.com

 

 

The Face of

Public Relations & Communications

 

As we approach our 30th anniversary, Becker Communications is grateful to its clients, community, vendors and partners who have supported us. Our position and reputation today as one of Hawaii’s strongest, most trusted firms in our industry is a result of their confidence in us.

 

Our Mission: Enhance our clients’ marketplace positions through programs that build and strengthen relationships between them and their communities.

 

Our Values: Act with integrity. Maintain the highest standards of performance. Practice an attitude of service toward our clients, colleagues and community. Put our clients’ best interests first, trusting that profitability will come as a result.

 

Becker Communications, Inc., 119 Merchant Street, Suite 300, Honolulu, (808) 533-4165, BeckerCommunications.com

 

The Face of

Marketing

We believe public relations is the foundation for all communication between our clients and their audiences.  After all, the goal is to relate to one’s public, or target audience. Over nearly three decades, we’ve grown and evolved our services to include branding, promotion, corporate communications, issue management, online & social media, marketing & creative services.  

 

Today, our ability to build selected, well-integrated services into strategic communications programs serves clients’ needs effectively and efficiently, ensuring a high level of results and desired outcomes.

 

We invite you to contact us for a discussion on how Becker Communications can best serve you.

 

Becker Communications, Inc., 119 Merchant Street, Suite 300, Honolulu, (808) 533-4165, BeckerCommunications.com

 

 

The Face of

Hawaiian Luxury

LEFT TO RIGHT: BENEL PIROS, KHAMPONE PHOMMAVONG, JEFF PERKINS, GRACE CHAN, JACQUELYN IZUMI, FLORA LAMONTAGNE,  WAYNE HIRABAYASHI, DANIELLE HO, KUMIKO GOMBAR

 

This legendary hideaway in the plush Kāhala district is a favorite with presidents, international royalty and other celebrities. Located on a luxurious oceanfront, it features 338 rooms and suites, romantic wedding venues, a world-class spa, and five dining options, including award-winning restaurants Hoku’s and Plumeria Beach House. Leisure facilities include lush tropical gardens, a private lagoon with its own resident dolphins and the CHI Health & Energy Fitness Center, which offers kama‘aina memberships that include hotel privileges. The moment you arrive at the Kāhala Hotel & Resort, you’ll know that you are somewhere truly special.

 

The Kāhala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kāhala Avenue, Honolulu, (808) 739-8888, KahalaResort.com

 

 

The Face of

Balanced Living

Left to Right: Hermes Ikea, Naomi Sheen, Spring Chang, Kristen Delatore, Angeli Odquier.

 

Spa treatments are great for smooth skin, a relaxed body and picture-perfect nails. But a true spa experience is about more than what is on the surface. At The Kāhala Spa, each signature massage and treatment begins with Ho‘omaka, a cleansing and relaxing foot massage that sets a serene, pampering tone. Flower essence formulas are also incorporated into the start of each spa experience. Made on the Big Island of Hawai‘i, these formulas come in exotic essences, designed to release your mind from stress, promote optimum health, lightness in spirit and enables balance and harmony.

 

The Kāhala Hotel & Resort, 5000 Kāhala Avenue, Honolulu, (808) 739-8888, KahalaResort.com

 

 

The Face of

Cosmetic Dentistry

 

Using artistic skills and creativity, Dr. Wynn Okuda has created incredible natural smiles as a cosmetic dentist for over 25 years.  The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) recognized his expertise when he achieved Board Accredited Membership in 1995 and Board Accredited Fellowship in 2014.  In the Academy’s 30-year history, Dr. Okuda is one of only 63 dentists worldwide and the only one on O‘ahu with this distinction.  

 

Dr. Okuda believes in creating calm, comfortable dental experiences for all his patients.  Patients enjoy pampering massages, watching movies, listening to relaxing spa music during their cosmetic, implant and full-mouth reconstruction treatment.

 

Dr. Wynn Okuda, 3660 Wai‘alae Avenue, Suite 315, Honolulu, (808) 734-1099, CosmeticDentistryHawaii.com

 

 

The Face of

Solar Smart Homes

 

Locally owned and operated, RevoluSun has been Hawai‘i’s most trusted source for solar since 2009.  Committed to quality people, products and installations, RevoluSun has continually raised the bar for the industry. Now RevoluSun has expanded their offerings with a curated home efficiency suite.

 

In introducing RevoluSun Smart Home, the company aims to make your home a more economical, smarter, healthier and enjoyable place to live. New products include PV hot water, skylights, sun tunnels and smart home security systems, among other innovations.  

 

With regular ‘Smart Home’ seminars at their Ward Avenue showroom, RevoluSun is Hawai‘i’s smartest destination for homeowners!

 

Revolusun, 210 Ward Avenue, Suite 140, Honolulu, (808) 748-8888, RevoluSun.com

 

 

The Face of

Divorce Law

 

Divorce is never easy, but the duo at Char Hamilton Yoshida & Shimomoto – GEOFFREY HAMILTON and JENNIFER CHAN – has more than 50+ years of experience and expert credentials to solve your financial and custody disputes. From negotiation to mediation to litigation, they are highly effective in quickly resolving your case in your favor. Ms. CHAN is a 2014 Super Lawyers “Rising Star.” Mr. HAMILTON is a two-time Chair of the Hawai‘i State Bar Association Family Law Section, a Best Lawyer in America for 33 consecutive years, a Super Lawyer, and HONOLULU Magazine’s 2011 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year.”  

 

Char Hamilton Yoshida & Shimomoto Pacific Guardian Center, 737 Bishop Street, Suite 2100, Honolulu, (808) 524-3800, CharHamilton.com

 

 

The Face of

Convenience

LEFT: LARRY ADAMS, DIRECTOR, SALES & MARKETING. CENTER: GARY ALTMAN, GENERAL MANAGER, COMPANY STORES. RIGHT: RICHARD PARRY, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER. 

 

Aloha Island Mart at Kāhala is the prototype convenience store of tomorrow. Recognized as the Best in Class nationally in convenience store design, Aloha’s flagship store has greatly enhanced the customer shopping experience through its Hawaiian-inspired design, openness, and, not so standard merchandise . . . including healthy meals and snacks, fresh fruit, and walk-in beer cave. Aloha is on a multi-year, multi-million-dollar plan to roll this makeover plan out to its 40-plus convenience stores statewide. This modern, functional, and futuristic concept is unlike anything else in Hawaii’s convenience store market . . . hence, the face of Hawai‘i’s convenience stores of the future.

 

Aloha Island Mart, AlohaGas.com

 

 

The Face of

Fertility Medicine

 

Fertility Institute of Hawai‘i is a state-of-the-art facility providing comprehensive reproductive healthcare to patients both locally and internationally. Dr. Frattarelli, CEO & Medical Director, is one of the most successful and experienced infertility physicians in the world, helping more than 10,000 patients realize their dream of starting a family. Fertility Institute of Hawai‘i has some of the highest success rates in advanced reproductive techniques, including artificial insemination, in-vitro fertilization, Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis and fertility preservation.

 

Dr. Frattarelli is board-certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility, and has been providing individualized, compassionate care for more than 15 years.

 

Fertility Institute of Hawai‘i, 1401 South Beretania St., Ste. 250, Honolulu, (808) 545-2800, IVFcenterHawaii.com

 

 

The Face of

Personal Injury Litigation

 

For over three decades, Mark Davis and Mike Livingston of Davis Levin Livingston have obtained record-setting verdicts for their clients in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and commercial litigation. Both have been nationally recognized for their skill in the courtroom and as “Lawyer of The Year” in HONOLULU Magazine. Aside from battling for their clients in the courtrooms of Hawai‘i, they donate a portion of their annual fees to The Davis Levin Livingston Charitable Foundation dedicated to supporting access to justice. They underwrite the Davis Levin First Amendment Conference that encourages debate on hot button community issues.

 

Davis Levin Livingston, 400 Davis Levin Livingston Place, 851 Fort Street, Honolulu, (808) 524-7500, DavisLevin.com

 

 

The Face of

Women’s Health Care

Left to Right: Tina Doyle, MSN, APRN, CNM; Alison Moore, MD, MS, FACOG; Susan H. Chapman, MD, MBA, FACOG; Alisha Wallace, MHS, PA-C; Emilie Stickley, MD, FACOG. Shot on location at The Vera Zilber Birth Center at Castle Medical Center.

 

At Pali Women’s Health Center, women are our total concern. You deserve the best individual care whether a first pregnancy exam or gynecological problem.

 

Dr. Susan Chapman, Pali Women’s Health Center founder, has built a collaborative practice of board-certified physicians and midwives providing pregnancy care, family planning, birth-control options, well-woman preventive care, and treatment for gynecologic problems – pain, abnormal bleeding, urinary leakage, menopause management, etc.

 

Providing the best quality care also means being knowledgeable in the latest, safest technologies and procedures like minimally invasive surgical procedure NovaSure for heavy menses/abnormal bleeding and LiLa, a painless laser process, helping you lose inches without surgery or drugs.

 

Pali Women’s Health Center, Castle Medical Center, 642 Ulukahiki Street, Suite 305, Kailua, (808) 261-6644, 55-510 Kamehameha Highway, Laie, (808) 369-8520 PaliWomensHealth.com

 

 

The Face of

Diamonds

 

Diamond Guy Hawai‘i has been creating quite a buzz lately, especially after being voted “Hawai‘i’s Best” for diamond engagement rings in Hawai‘i for 2014. When asked about his philosophy behind Diamond Guy, owner Moshe Hakemolo, a 16 year veteran, smiles and sums it up by saying, “With each crime, and every kindness, we birth our world. The idea of tailoring a $30,000 diamond wedding ring consistent with Harry Winston and Cartier, and selling it for a third of the price is a mission to me. We all deserve a fair handshake, even if some of us have forgotten that.”

 

Diamond Guy Hawai‘i, 1188 Bishop Street, Honolulu, (808) 729-6000, DiamondGuyHawaii.com

 

 

The Face of

Award-Winning Makeup

 

EMPOWERING WOMEN ONE FACE AT A TIME…

Cherbu is a professional makeup line created by award-winning makeup artist Cheryl Hazelgrove. With more than 20 years of experience in Honolulu, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Japan, Cheryl is one of the most recognized and dedicated makeup stylists in Hawai‘i. Cheryl is known for her unique method of applying makeup, and she loves making women feel confident and beautiful by educating them with makeup skills and tricks of the trade. Her Cherbu products are luxurious, eco-friendly and a result of her passion for the art of makeup.

 

Cheryl Hazelgrove, Cherbu Cosmetics, (808) 348-4241, Cherbu.com, CherylMakeup.com

 

 

The Face of

Kaiten Sushi Bullet Express

Jeremiah Gualdarama, Store Manager.

 

“Genki Sushi USA Inc. is honored to bring our innovative technological double rail system to the United States,” says Yasumasa Sudo, president of Genki Sushi USA Inc. and senior managing director of Genki Sushi Co. Ltd.

 

Genki Sushi’s high-tech double rail sushi delivery system, which first launched in Japan, has finally made it to the Islands. Diners can now order their food via an iPad at the newly renovated 49-seat restaurant in Ala Moana Center. Double rails deliver each order by either Bullet Train, F-1 Race Car, Surf Board, Space Shuttle or Kayiki Fish.

 

Genki Sushi USA, 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard, #2096, Honolulu, (808) 942-9102, GenkiSushiUSA.com

 

 

The Face of

Pain Management

 

Dr. Jerald Garcia is at the cutting edge of fighting chronic pain. Using minimally invasive, state-of-the-art techniques, such as spinal stimulators and radiofrequency procedures, he helps his patients avoid discomfort and improve their quality of life. From low back pain and sciatica to nerve-related pain, Dr. Garcia creates comprehensive treatments that are unique to each individual. Most procedures are out-patient appointments at one of the Hawai‘i Institute of Pain locations in East or West O‘ahu. Dr. Garcia is fellowship-trained and double board-certified in pain management and anesthesiology, a prestigious status held by fewer than 30 percent of pain physicians.

 

Jerald Garcia, M.D., Hawai‘i Institute of Pain, East O‘ahu, 1401 South Beretania Avenue, Suite 400, Honolulu West O‘ahu, 94-216 Farrington Highway, Suite A103, Waipahu, (808) 206-5301, HIpain.com

 

 

The Face of

Custom Homes and Remodeling

 

Celebrating over 20 years as a full service design-build contractor, Homeworks Construction Inc. has a simple mission statement: Design and Build Hawai‘i’s Most Affordable Custom Homes and Remodels. Its co-owners, Marshall Hickox, Sylvio Boucher and Jim Byxbee, and Vice President Wendy Wei, have developed a brand that is synonymous with quality, service and affordability. Whether it’s active participation in the Building Industry Association of Hawai‘i, whose programs train Hawai‘i’s next generation of carpenters, or giving directly through its “Doors to New Beginnings” program, a partnership with Habitat for Humanity, these “Faces” are working to make a positive impact on the community and industry.

 

Homeworks Construction, Inc., 2111 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, (808) 955-2777, HomeworksHawaii.com

 

 

The Face of

Academic Tutoring

LEFT: KAI LEE AWAYA, MILILANI DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION. RIGHT: PAMELA LEE, KĀHALA DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION.

 

Sylvan Learning has been the leading provider of supplemental education in Hawai‘i for 30 years. Our instruction is personalized to each student to ensure we are addressing individual needs. We have students ranging from ages 4 to adult and our subjects include reading, writing, all levels of math, SAT/ACT/SSAT Prep, study skills, kindergarten readiness, speed reading, and homework support. We have recently started courses in Robotics and Coding for students as young as 2nd grade! Sylvan Learning helps students catch up, keep up, get ahead. Main locations in Kāhala Mall and Mililani Town Center with convenient satellite locations in ‘Ewa and Waipi‘o.

 

Sylvan Learning, Mililani Town Center, 95-1249 Meheula Parkway, Suite B36, Mililani, (808) 623-0808, Kāhala Mall, 4211 Wai‘alae Avenue, Suite 30, Kāhala, (808) 735-8811, SylvanLearning.com

 

 

The Face of

The True American Dream

 

Chef Chai Chaowasaree’s embracement of living the American Dream is not one rooted in finances. Rather, it is a life filled with the joy he both gives and receives as he shares his culinary creations with Hawaii residents and visitors alike through his two restaurants, his private catering and his many appearances at fundraisers throughout the Islands. Chef Chai’s dream is a simple but elusive one for many of us. He wakes up each day in a place he loves, doing what he loves to do, for people who he loves doing it for. That is the true American Dream.

 

Chai Chaowasaree, Chef Chai, Chai’s Waikiki Café and Market, 1009 Kapi‘olani Boulevard, Honolulu, (808) 585-0011, ChefChai.com, 1910 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, (808) 941-9200, ChaisWaikiki.com

 

 

The Face of

Pizza in Hawai‘i

 

J.J. Niebuhr of J.J. Dolan’s dreamed of making pizza a career since he was in the second grade when he made his very first pie. So, when J.J. and his partner Danny Dolan opened J.J. Dolan’s in 2008, it was, quite literally, a dream come true for J.J. J.J. Dolan’s has since earned a well-deserved reputation for serving up some of the best pizza on the island to an ever growing fan base. Among their many accolades, J.J. Dolan’s was the Critics Choice for Best Pizza in Honolulu Magazine’s Best of Honolulu 2010 issue.

 

J.J. Dolan’s, 1147 Bethel Street, Honolulu, (808) 537-4992, JJDolans.com

 

 

The Face of

Korean Real Estate

 

Jeannie Yu, named a “Best in Real Estate” realtor by HONOLULU Magazine and Top 100 Realtor on O‘ahu in 2014, lives by the verse, “The joy of the Lord is your strength!” (Nehemiah 8:10) Because she finds joy in all that she does, Jeannie is able to devote herself to being the best possible real estate agent, providing clear and honest client-focused service. Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, Jeannie came to the United States in 1988. She moved from Southern California to O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, in 1997 and is now the president of Hawai‘i Top Realty, LLC.

 

Jeannie Yu, (R/PB), Hawai‘i Top Realty, 1451 S. King Street, Suite 202, Honolulu, (808) 386-2277, HawaiiTopRealty.com

 

 

The Face of

Active Aging

 

Breathe in. Breathe out. Stretch. Strengthen your core. Sing out loud. Dance. Engage in life. Live Big. This is the face of active aging at Kāhala Nui. Residents can choose from an array of lifestyle programs that meet a diverse set of interests and needs. Fortify this mix with the security of a Life Care plan, distinctive dining, quality service, friendly residents and staff. A committed community embracing the Island style of gracious living. This is living at Kāhala Nui.

 

Kāhala Nui, 4389 Malia Street, Honolulu, (808) 218-7200, KahalaNui.com

 

 

The Face of

Digital Dental Implants

 

The average adult is missing two permanent teeth. We can replace them and no one would know the difference, not even the patient! We combine CEREC digital impressions with a CT scan for a seamless integration of technology. It is now possible to replace a tooth with a dental implant in one day with precision using a surgical guide. Implants help maintain the shape of your face and jaws and stop you from losing more bone.

 

We restore confidence in your smile and comfort to eat food the way you did before.

 

Call or email us for a private consultation.

 

Cecile Sebastian, DDS, 1003 Bishop Street, Suite 340, Honolulu, (808) 537-2880, HawaiianSmile.com

 

 

The Face of

Full-Service Real Estate

 

For 44 years, three generations of Hawai‘i families have trusted Marcus & Associates for the full spectrum of residential and commercial real estate services – sales, leasing, property management, and construction.  Offering these comprehensive services while providing individual and personal attention to each client is what allowed the company to be awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration Family-Owned Business of the Year in Honolulu in 2010.  Kevin Nishikawa, Senior VP – Commercial Division, Jason Nishikawa, Senior VP – Residential Division, and Brent Nishikawa (not pictured), General Manager of Marcus Construction, are the next generation of FACES at Marcus & Associates.

 

Marcus & Associates, 1045 Mapunapuna Street, Honolulu, (808) 839-7446, MarcusRealty.com

 

 

The Face of

Architecture

 

From a wide-eyed start three months into the “Great Recession” to multiple PBN’s “Fastest 50” showings, design awards and current #9 on “The List”, MGA Architecture has been climbing to new heights!

 

So what is their secret? “It’s rather basic really,” says MGA Founder Matt Gilbertson. “This is a tough competitive business, so naturally we’ve worked hard, been careful and creative with our client’s money. But the key is having great people who truly are creative and love making architecture! From there we nurture, trust, support and motivate each other to succeed.”

 

Pictured atop their upcoming Waikīkī project, The SKY is the limit!

 

MGA Architecture, 2270 Kalākaua Avenue, Suite 1502, Honolulu, (808) 791-7171, MGAHawaii.com

 

 

The Face of

50 Years of Beauty

Naris Staff & Top 5 Consultant: Back row left to right: Denise Yamada, Mae Kanazawa, Iris Takushi; Front row left to right: Jo Ann Fukao, Roberta Nagano, Liane Kim, Stacey Kaya

 

Our research scientists explore the world and constantly strive to uncover new, effective beauty ingredients from nature. This dedication to beauty and science since 1932 by Naris Japan has led to many Naris Original products containing patented ingredients, the building of our own facilities that meet pharmaceutical standards, 99.9 percent purified natural ingredients, and products with no fragrance, mineral oil or color additives. In Hawai‘i, we have continued to offer unparalleled skin care and makeup products for all ages and skin types for half a century with the support of Naris beauty consultants.

 

Naris Cosmetics of Hawai‘i, 1585 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 828, Honolulu, (808) 947-5757, NarisCosmeticsHawaii.com

 

 

The Face of

Eyelash Extensions

 

Quality and attention to detail distinguish Lash’D by Sachi Designs from other eyelash services. At Lash’D by Sachi Designs all eyelash stylists are carefully selected and undergo intensive one-on-one training with Deidre Harvie. Her hands-on approach ensures that both the technique and artistry Deidre has become known for is passed on to her stylists. Deidre’s systematic approach to eyelash application enhances customization unique to the client and prolongs eyelash longevity. An initial set averages between 90 to 150 lashes per eye and takes two-and-a-half to three hours with subsequent re-lashes averaging one-and-a-half hours.

 

Deidre Harvie, Lash’D by Sachi Designs, 614 Cooke Street, Suite 205, Honolulu, (808) 232-4782, SachiDesigns.com

 

 

The Face of

Environment Friendly Termite Protection

 

My goal in life is to protect the environment and promote safety. Reducing pesticide use by using the Termimesh stainless steel termite barrier instead of dangerous chemicals accomplishes that goal. We focus on quality and use highly trained specialists. As a result, Termimesh has a flawless record of stopping termites, thereby protecting investments in homes and schools. I discovered Termimesh in 1991 when my home was nearly destroyed by termites. I suspect that my wife Valerie’s exposure to pesticides sprayed around our home caused the cancer that led to her death in 2008. Her memory is a motivation for our company.

 

Termimesh Hawaii Inc., 1406 Colburn Street, Suite 201C, Honolulu, (808) 843-1968, TermimeshHawaii.com

 

 

The Face of

Periodontal Therapy

 

Periocare, the office of Dr. Braden C. Seamons, offers LASER THERAPY, a minimally invasive alternative to cut & sew gum surgery. The LANAP Protocol is utilized and is the only periodontal laser procedure with human studies documenting the ability to grow back new bone. Dr. Seamons, a board-certified diplomat of the American Academy of Periodontology, is the Pioneer of this revolutionary technology in Hawai‘i.

 

Implant therapy is also offered. A variety of approaches are utilized to meet each patient’s specific needs. These innovative treatment modalities are combined with caring compassion to offer an experience that will surpass expectations.

 

Periocare Hawai‘i, 615 Piikoi Street, Suite 2011, Honolulu, (808) 596-7788, PeriocareHawaii.com

 

 

The Face of

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

 

Jason R. Keifer, MD, a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and family therapist, specializes in treating childhood emotional and behavioral issues including ADHD, anxiety, mood and eating disorders, and parenting the “difficult child.”

 

With more than 10 years of experience successfully treating eating disorders, Dr. Keifer is the only board-certified psychiatrist on O‘ahu who utilizes state-of-the-art family therapy and family-based treatment for adolescents with anorexia or bulimia.

 

Supportive, outcome-oriented treatment is Dr. Keifer’s passion: “The earlier a child or adolescent receives effective intervention, the sooner he or she develops into the happy, healthy young person they want to be.”

 

Jason R. Keifer, MD, Kāhala Office Building, Suite 207  |  4211 Wai‘alae Avenue, Honolulu, (808) 542-7349, DoctorKeifer.com

 

 

The Face of

Business Solutions

STEVE SCOTT, SALES MANAGER & COURTNEY MATTSON, GENERAL MANAGER

 

Premier Business Centers® opens its 72nd business center on the 27th floor of Pauahi Tower at Bishop Square in Downtown Honolulu. Clients can choose from 53 private executive offices, many with panoramic views. Clients and their guests will enjoy two conference rooms, a day office, a kitchen, and a reception area to conduct their business. Premier offers flexible terms from one month to two years or more. Virtual Office Programs are available to support local and global business needs. Premier Business Centers operates the largest privately owned executive suite and alternative workspace company in the United States, serving more than 6,000 clients daily.

 

Premier Business Centers®, 1003 Bishop Street, Suite 2700, Honolulu, (808) 237-2400, PBCenters.com

 

 

The Face of

Restorative Dentistry

 

The goal of restorative dentistry is to restore the patient to normal health, function, appearance, speech and comfort. CEREC digital dentistry can save you time by providing you with same day crowns, veneers and guided implant surgeries. If you’ve neglected your oral health because of an intense fear of the dentist, IV sedation can put your fears to sleep. You will feel nothing, see nothing, hear nothing and remember nothing. One minute you’re awake, and the next thing you know, you’re waking up with all your dentistry completed. Isn’t it time to restore your oral health?

 

Michael L. Nishime, DDS, Diplomate: American Board of Implant Dentistry, 1401 South Beretania Street, Suite 470, Honolulu, (808) 732-0291

 

 

The Face of

‘Ukulele Joy!

Bottom Row: Cory Mau, Nelly Toyama-Baduria, Royanne Labuguen, Kylee Kiyuna, Lee Teraoka. Middle: Kathy Sakuma, Roy Sakuma. Standing: Melynn McWilliams, Candyce Narimatsu. 

 

Since 1974, Roy Sakuma – Hawai‘i’s foremost proponent of the ‘ukulele – and his wife, Kathy, have dedicated their lives promoting the joy of ‘ukulele.  With their staff of forty instructors, learning is fun.

 

Students of all ages experience the joy of music through ‘ukulele lessons, free ‘ukulele festivals, college scholarships and the Hands On Healing program for those facing cancer.  In 2004, Roy and Kathy established ‘Ukulele Festival Hawai‘i, a nonprofit organization to bring laughter, love and hope to children and adults worldwide through the music of the ‘ukulele.
Hold an ‘ukulele in your arms and feel the joy!

 

Roy Sakuma ‘Ukulele StudiosKaimukī •  ‘Aiea  •  Mililani  •  Kāne‘ohe, (808) 732-3739, lessons@roysakuma.net, RoySakuma.net

 

 

The Face of

Healthcare IT Solutions

Jun Watanabe.

 

As technology’s role becomes increasingly important in patient care, TeamPraxis is committed to providing physician partners with a pathway to the future. Founded in 1992 with six employees, TeamPraxis has now grown into Hawai‘i’s premier service organization for the independent physician. With more than 140 employees, unmatched local service, world-class expertise in revenue cycle management, and proven intellectual property development, TeamPraxis has established itself as an innovator in the development of healthcare IT solutions. Under the leadership of President Fred Delse and Director of Sales and Business Development Jun Watanabe, TeamPraxis strives to transform healthcare communities nationwide.

 

TeamPraxis,1585 Kapi‘olani Boulevard, Suite 1800, Honolulu, (808) 941-3363, TeamPraxis.com

 

 

The Face of

LASIK Eye Surgery

 

Since 1997, Pan Pacific Laser has performed more than 26,000 procedures. Dr. Stephen S. Gee and Dr. William K. Wong, Jr. offer all-laser CustomVue IntraLASIK. Dr. Wong explains how laser vision connection benefited him while deployed in Iraq: “By eliminating my glasses and contacts I was able to function more efficiently and with increased confidence,” he says. “I highly recommend it to all my patients.” Have a consultation to determine the best procedure for you, whether it’s PRK, LASIK, or the new Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) procedure. Pan Pacific Laser will make your life-changing LASIK experience convenient, pleasant and more memorable!

 

Pan Pacific Laser, Inc., 1330 Ala Moana Boulevard, Poolside Suite, Honolulu, (808) 594-9194, PanPacificLaser.com

 

 

The Face of

Invisalign Orthodontics

 

Dr. Won Chaekal considers it a privilege to help patients smile with confidence. “We know that orthodontic treatment can be a transformative experience for many of our patients,” she says. “We want to make every patient’s experience as rewarding and pleasant as possible.” Dr. Chaekal specializes in Invisalign®, a state-of-the-art orthodontic treatment that uses a series of clear, removable and comfortable aligners created through 3-D computer-imaging technology specific to each patient. Dr. Chaekal was one of the first orthodontists to offer Invisalign® in Hawai‘i, and she is designated with the distinct honor of being in the top one percent of all Invisalign providers in North America.

 

Dr. Won Chaekal, Nauru Tower, 1330 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 302, Honolulu, (808) 593-0889, WonChaekaldds.com

 

 

The Face of

Locally-Owned Restaurants

Left to Right: Bill Tobin, Owner; Michael Miller, Director of Operations; Ronnie Nasuti, Executive Chef.

 

Tiki’s Grill & Bar, co-founded by Bill Tobin in 2002, is a locally-owned and operated independent restaurant, which is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Tobin and the management team, led by UH grad Michael Miller, are very involved in the community, participating in numerous annual charitable events and also serve on the boards of Hawai‘i-based charities. Chef Ronnie Nasuti realizes the importance of sourcing ingredients locally whenever possible, which is evident on Tiki’s menus. Anyone who has been to Tiki’s knows it is a special place with amazing meals and the best Waikīkī sunset views, where they’ll be treated like ‘ohana.

 

Tiki’s Grill & Bar, Aston Waikīkī Beach Hotel, 2570 Kalākaua Avenue, Honolulu, (808) 923-8454, TikisGrill.com

 

 

The Face of

Award-Winning Hair Artistry

 

Prominent hairstylist Thi Nguyen co-founded W Salon Hawai‘i in 2006 to create a space that cultivates the potential of talented local hairstylists. As an educator and stylist for elite brands, Nguyen has clientele from all over the world and motivates his team to share in his vision of a higher standard of artistry. W Salon upholds Nguyen’s passion for excellence, educating clients about the best products and techniques to care for their hair and enrich their lifestyle. Voted Best Salon of Honolulu in 2014, W Salon is committed to indulging clients with an exceptional experience and classic, elegant, cutting-edge looks.

 

Thi Nguyen, W Salon Hawai‘i, 401 Kamakee Street, Suite #104, Honolulu, (808) 943-2700, WSalonHawaii.com

 

 

The Face of

Luxury Interior Design

LEFT TO RIGHT STANDING: CAROLYN PACE, STUDIO BECKER HAWAI‘I – ULTRA-LUX KITCHENS AND BATHS. JOHN MAIENZA,  MAIENZA + WILSON DESIGN – MODERN RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS. MICHELLE UCHIYAMA, ECCLECTIX DESIGN – LUXURY RESIDENTIAL INTERIORS. LEFT TO RIGHT SEATED: HEEJIN UCHIMURA, 87ZERO – LUXURY KITCHENS & BATHS. CHUEN YEE, MCYIA – RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL INTERIORS. KAREN SAKAMOTO, NEXT DESIGN – COMMERCIAL INTERIORS AND ARCHITECTURE.

 

87ZERO proudly presents the rock stars of Luxury Interior Design – the top designers that produce world-class projects. Dedicated to making every interior they create unique, luxurious and unforgettable.

 

Our team at 87ZERO collaborates with these rock stars to supply all things custom and source the finest globally – museum-quality artwork included.

 

87ZERO believes interior furnishings is art. We offer our clients the very best in bespoke furniture, millwork, casegoods, kitchens, baths, and more.

 

Be inspired! Express your creativity through design. Visit our Design Library at 87ZERO to research the best the world has to offer.

 

87Zero, Na Lama Kukui (Old Gentry Pacific Design Center), 560 N. Nimitz Highway, Honolulu, (808) 791-9870, 87ZeroHi.com