Where to stay fresh n’ stylin in Kaimuki


Photo belongs to: Golden Hawaii Barbers

Golden Hawaii Barber Shop is a classic 1950’s themed space built by locals for locals to talk story with neighborhood folks, and get styled by some of the best barbers in Hawaii.

The shop manifests the spirit of aloha with its retro designs.

Golden Hawaii Barber explains it as, “Every piece of this barbershop’s design reflects us authentically –  no hired “designers,” no staging props, no following trends. The spirit of our ohana, 1950s/1960s surf and car cultures, and our Hawaii skateboarding roots are manifested in our barbershop for that extra good vibe for the community. On the walls you will see everything from personal family photos shot in 1950s Hawaii to our record albums to artwork painted by friends. Friends born and raised on Oahu gave their time and skills to building the shop, like our real gold leaf window sign, showing genuine Aloha Spirit” … read more

Where to find them:

3472 WAIALAE AVE. HONOLULU, HI. 96816  PH.808.737.2000




Black Cat Salon

Ladies (and Fellas) must stop into The Black Cat Salon. Not only is the vibe on point, but you will probably leave there with your expectations blown away. The Black Cat Salon is an Aveda Salon with high-end salon quality services.

Their mission: “To love and honor ourselves, our guests, our community, and our environment by going above and beyond expectations”. We are happy to have their energetic and creative team right down the street from The Surfing Pig.

Where to find them:
3512 Waialae Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96816
• Wed-Sun, 10am to 6pm


Allison Izu and TEN TOMORROW

Photo belongs to: HONOLULU Magazine

Boutique design house in Kaimuki of designers: Allison Izu, Summer Shiigi and Mari Nakamura.

Allision Izu brand is designed around the concept of elevated basics for petites which backs up the phrase of good things come in small packages. Everything is ready-to-wear, sleek and trendy. Ten Tomorrow describes the brand as, “We design clothing to translate from sandy beaches to city sidewalks with small details infused with our island home.  TEN TOMORROW strives to redefine the classic concept of “resort” – instead of creating collections just for travelers in the winter, we offer relaxed and timeless pieces year-around.  We hope to inspire the feeling of resort-wear…offer an escape from the ordinary, but keep the versatility of everyday wear so you can put on TEN TOMORROW anytime, anywhere”.

Where to find them:

Allison Izu x Ten Tomorrow Boutique
1114 11th Ave. Honolulu, HI 96816




Photo belongs to: The Public Pet

The Public Pet

The stylish pet shop is situated between 8th and 9th ave on Waialae. They carry a wide collection of locally made products for your best friend in which that many are, organic, holistic, sustainable, and socially conscious. Co-owner, Jordan Lee strives to stock his shelf with local independent labels.

Whether you have four legs or not, it is exciting to make a trip to The Public Pet. The space radiates with creative and fresh vibes the minute you walk in. After a quick glance, you can already tell that the products were carefully picked and curated. You can find local brands such as Raw Dog Hawaii, Poi Dog Treats, Pia+Michio, A.Wattz + more

If you were wondering where all those “Keep it Kaimuki” decals and tote bags came from, it’s The Public Pet! We just added our decal to our storefront at the restaurant and it really added the finishing touch.

Jordan and his team, are big supporters of the Kaimuki community and local business owners. We admire their hard work on bringing the community together and always striving to improve it. We are so lucky to come into the neighborhood with great people at The Public Pet who are just a stroll down the street!

Read more about why we love The Public Pet

Pia + Michio

Okay, slightly obsessed with Pia & Michio’s pet accessories by artist, Kristi Yamanaka. Created by the practice of Shibori, a Japanese indigo technique that dates back to the 8th century. Pia & Michio explains, “Shibori is a labor of love which requires patience and appreciation for the process behind this technique”.  Pia & Michio was founded from Kristi’s appreciation and heart for Enlgish Golden Retriever, Pia (Haupia) & late grandfather, Michio.

We were lucky enough to meet Kristi and Pia at one of Kono’s meet and greet pup-ups for the Duke’s OceanFest SurFUR ComPETition. Her creative designs are even more astonishing in person. Pia & Michio products range from pet accessories, jewelry, clutches, pareos +more. You and your pup will be stylin’

You can find a wide selection available at The Public Pet in Kaimuki.