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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Friday, June 4, 2010

Ammonia-free L'Or al line arrives in Isles

By Paula Rath
Advertiser Staff Writer

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Mahina Garcia models swimwear from Lions 'n Tigers, a line debuting tonight.

Aaron Yoshino photo

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Courtesy 'Iolani Palace

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Courtesy 'Iolani Palace

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There's a new line of hair-coloring products that's getting lots of buzz in the national media. It's called INOA (Innovation No Ammonia) by L'Orēal Professionnel and it has just arrived in Honolulu. INOA, which does not contain ammonia, is said to be odorless and does not cause pain, itching or scalp irritation.

Alan Vuong of cutting-edge Salon Blanc is sold on the products. He had two of his color specialists certified by INOA so they can teach other stylists how to use them. Find INOA at Salon Blanc, 1288 Ala Moana, or online at www.blancsalon.com.


As the pop-up boutique Rock Shop settles into its new home at Coral Loft, 1033A Smith St., Chinatown, Anne Au has invited several friends to join tonight's First Friday event, from 5 to 9 p.m. Among the goodies: Kawehi Kuhau's Genuine Guava, a line of reconstructed handbags, and Daeja Fallas' designer wares and vintage, collected over the years from Paris to New York. Exciting news: Au and Micah Iaukea of CLOTH will debut their brand new line of bikinis and soon-to-be-released women's wear, a collaboration called Lions 'n Tigers. Information: rockshophawaii@gmail.com.


The Harry Winston Salon in Ala Moana Center is holding a Bridal Fair June 7 to 12 to showcase its full range of bridal collections. The staff will also have brief presentations on how to select the perfect diamond, from 6 to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Information: 791-4000.


Philip Rickard Honolulu is poised to debut the 'Iolani Palace Monarchy collection, featuring bracelets, pendants and rings. It will be unveiled at the Ala Moana store on June 19 and sold in the 'Iolani Palace gift shop, as well as at Philip Rickard locations. A portion of sales will go toward funding the continued restoration of the palace. Information: www.philiprickard.com.