Beauty and the Boutique

Lei Chic Your life is a harried tale.

As usual, you’re late for a very important date after dealing with a witchy receptionist, that co-worker who makes you feel no bigger than a thumb, and a combative meeting with seven little men.

Even if you run as fast as you can, there’s no way to make to see both Genie (who does magical things with your lashes) and your favorite spot for new clothes.

It looks like you’ll have to wear those same old rags to the ball.

Lei Chic Don’t despair. Your wish is answered at Kai Boutique and Beauty Bar.

Formerly cozy Kai Boutique opened its doors in a bigger space off of Kailua Road stocked with beachy chic clothes and swimsuits, locally-designed jewelry, breezy home accessories and one big fringe benefit in the loft: lash wizard Kristen Wood’s new beauty boutique.

The eyelash and manicure areas feature Wood’s signature vintage glamorous decor so clients coming for faux mink or mink lashes, or the soon-to-be-added Minx nails or pedicure services will certainly feel like a princess. Then continue the pampering downstairs whereLei Chic Kai owners Shannon Jenkins and Beverly Binney pull great looks by Susanna Monaco, Sunahara, and Ohm Girl finished off with jewelry like Hinu’s gold-dipped shells strung on colorful cords or flirty pieces by Rockabella Jewels.

Meaning you can walk in feeling like an ugly duckling and walk out a swan.

That's how to leave happily ever after.

Kai Boutique and Kristen Wood’s salon are at 319 Hahani Plaza, Kailua near Formaggio Wine Bar.
Kai’s hours are Mon. – Thu. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fri. – Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sun. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 808.262.1933 for more information.
Wood’s lashes services are by appointment only, prices begin at $250. Call 808.738.7386.