|Lisabeth Fletcher of Paradise Beauty Salon & Spa|
|Dr. Melanie Tantisira of True Vision Center|
Host Kahu Kalehua Featheran’s first guest is Dr. Melanie Tantisira of True Vision Center. Dr. Tantisira graduated from UH Medical School, second in her class and completed her residency at the University of Pittsburg. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Tantisira is able to help patients with many types of eye problems including lasik surgery.
Dr. Tantisira is transforming her practice to also include cosmetology, helping people to look better via “facial sculpting”. Tune in to hear Dr. Tantisira discuss the use of Botox as you see “before and after” photos of some of her patients. She provides free consultations and often sees brides and mothers of the brides, who wish to get a little rejuvenation before their wedding photo sessions.
In downtown Kapaa, Kahu Kalehua meets Lisabeth Fletcher, owner of Paradise Beauty Salon and Spa. Lisabeth went to beauty school in Belgium and opened her salon in 1998; she’s been in the same spot for the past 14 years, catering to locals with services such as skin care, weddings, manicure/pedicures, face lifts, massage and body treatments. She even has a mobile service.
Usually the bride, groom and their party come in a day before for nails and body treatment (lomi lomi, Swedish, shiatsu or reflexology massage) and the day of the wedding is reserved for hair styling and make up. Lisabeth not only handles wedding services, but also for occasions such as proms, graduation or a special night out with that certain guy or girl. She said “just bring a picture and we can pretty much do anything you want, as long as there’s enough time.” Reservations can be made several months up to a year in advance. Paradise Beauty Salon also offers “green and eco friendly” products. As an example, there is a mineral make up made of pharmaceutical grade minerals that’s great for the skin and a hair spray can that can be recycled.