A touch of top quality has come to the historic town of Kaimuki. The Japanese salon “terra by afloat” has now expanded its business from Japan, Taiwan, Shanghai, Pensacola Street to Waialae Avenue. This second location in Hawaii is known for offering high quality hair care to locals and visitors.
Management and stylists from the brand new salon offered a media preview of the fresh location which opens to the public Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Officials say the concept is slightly different from the original Honolulu space, this new shop is a bit more approachable and is aimed at creating a relaxing environment for clients.
terra showcases the latest in technology, equipment and products direct from Japan. The hair salon is also eager to offer a unique service they are calling a “shampoo bar” for those who are not seeking a specific treatment like a haircut or color.
This new location is not easy to find as the building is new and doesn’t have a sign nor an address posted yet. It’s located nearby popular eateries JJ’s Bistro & French Pastry and the brand new Brew’d Craft Pub, which is the sister restaurant to Real A Gastropub located next to Marukai in Kakaako/Ward. The good news is there is parking at the rear of the building located up an orange ramp on the second floor.
Once you walk into the salon it’s elegant yet chic and stylish. The space itself is small with only a couple of chairs for now for hair services. The owners do plan to expand, but in the meantime they will start off gradually. An installation along the ewa wall is a beautiful layering of blue colored plastic waves. Together they emulate the ocean and offer a nice touch of color to the salon.
The interesting thing about this portion of Kaimuki is its ever changing face and its aging community. But if you look at the surrounding area there is so much life and action to be had. Town restaurant is on the block below and the Kaimuki Community Park is located on the next block up.
Now to the part that everyone looks forward to…the food. The preview was catered by Chef Chai and featured specialty pupus including smoked salmon and cucumber canapes. Chai’s signature seafood/crab cakes and jumbo black tiger prawns along with mini tiramisu and chocolate mousse bars. A generous amount of food for an intimate opening party.
Welcome a touch of class and elegance to Kaimuki town. Prices are comparable to the fine salons in Honolulu.
“terra WAIALAE 10th”
Grand Opening Date: May 21, 2014
Address: 3457 Waialae Ave. #202, Honolulu, HI 96816