Win a VIP invite to W Salon and Spa's expansion grand opening

Cut above the Rest

W Salon and Spa
The new Studio Blowdry Bar and reception area at W Salon and Spa.

Welcome, boys and girls, to Lei Chic Street, where we teach you the ABCs of style. Our letter of the day is W, as in W Salon and Spa, which just expanded from a couture hair salon to a full-service salon and spa. Before we talk about its grand opening tomorrow, can you think of more words that start with W?

(Wow!) Yes! That's what you'll think as soon as you walk in. The salon more than doubled in size by taking over the former Mani Pedi Spa location next door. The most noticable difference: a new Studio Blowdry Bar out front with a second team of stylists offering quick, affordably priced haircuts and styles using new TIGI Hair Reborn and Bed Head products.

W Salon and Spa
The nail salon offers a full menu, including manicures, pedicures, and custom nail art.

(Wave!) That's what you'll do to show off your gorgeous manicure after a session in the new nail salon, an exotic-looking wine-and-plum-colored room that offers everything from manis and pedis with OPI and LCN polishes to strengthening Cal Gel treatments and custom nail art. Little Abby Cadabbys can get pampered too, with manis and pedis specially priced for children 8 and under.

W Salon and Spa
Two rooms are dedicated to facials and massages.

(Well-rested!) That's how you'll feel after a luxurious facial with Skinceuticals and Yon-ka skincare products that can be tailored for acne-prone, aging, dry, or sensitive skin – no Oscar the Grouch here.

(Wish list!) What you'll start crossing off once you peruse the retail wall stocked with gloMinerals and TIGI cosmetics, paraben- and alcohol-free Mask Aide and Kuruna facial masks, and Rodan+Fields skincare kits. Wander over to the couture side for Shu Uemura and Kerastase haircare products, GHD flat irons, and Hot Tools curling wands.

Now, for the grand opening excursion: Stop by the salon between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. tomorrow and flash your Hawaii ID to score a 20 percent discount off everything! You'll be (singing) "on your way, to where the hair is sweet…"

One lucky Lei Chic reader will get an invite to W Salon and Spa's private VIP party tomorrow from 5-9 p.m.! You and a guest could enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, free blowouts and makeup touch-ups, hair and skincare demos, a swag bag with samples from Shu Uemura, Kerastase, Skinceuticals, Tigi and more, plus a chance to win a $1,500 makeover! Click here to enter.

W Salon and Spa is located on the second level of Ala Moana Center, fronting the parking lot. For more information, call (808) 943-2700 or visit

W Salon and Spa
A color bar has been added to the back of the original Couture salon.