Macy's Fashion Event


Thank you for all that came to the Fashion Event at Macy's last Saturday!
We had so much fun providing nail services at our booth.


There were fashion show on the runway, make up booth by M・A・C, embroidery service & free food!! Our students got to enjoy the event, too. :)


Thank you again for coming and we hope to see you again soon!




Sakai Joshi Tanki Daigaku visit!


The students from Sakai Joshi Tanki Daigaku have come this year again for the 4-day program at La Mer Nail Institute.

They are always so full of energy and our students couldn't wait to meet them in person.

Even with the language barrier, they start to understand each other and become friends after a few days. It's very interesting to see it happen. :)


We are so fortunate to have them here every year. Our students learned so much from them and got inspired by their passion.


Open House March 25!


We are having our first open house event on March 25!

To celebrate our 3rd year anniversary, we are offering $300 discount on licensing courses for people who are enrolling at this event. Please take advantage of this offer! School staff, graduates and students will be there, so you can ask them any questions you may have.  

If you are unable to attend, please schedule a school tour from our top page or by calling 808.587.6155!! : )

We look forward to seeing you there!


Bloomingdale's Lunar New Year Event!


Thank you everyone for joining us in celebrating Lunar New Year at Bloomingdale's Ala Moana.
We had such a wonderful time meeting everyone.

It was a great experience for our students, too!

Chanel, Dior and Burberry provided us with their polish which made both our students and customers happy!

We will be returning for Bloomingdale's Beauty Event on March 11.
Please mark your calendar. We look forward to seeing you there!!


New Discount for HIMAC / HICA Graduates!

Graduates of Hawaii Massage Academy (HIMAC) / Hawaii Cosmetology Academy (HICA) receive $200 off tuition & 10 hr transferred credit with a proof of transcript.

Graduates of La Mer Nail Institute also receive $200 off tuition & 10 hr transferred credit with a proof of transcript at HIMAC / HICA!

Please take advantage of this offer to expand your skill set!
For more information, please contact us at 808.587.6155.

Hana Lima Scholarship Spring 2017 Application


Alu Like will be accepting application for Spring 2017 Hana Lima Scholarship starting December 1, 2016!
It's a $1,500 award to be used toward tuition & fees.

Applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be of Native Hawaiian Ancestry
  • Be a resident of the State of Hawai‘i
  • Be enrolled at least half time in a vocational degree or certification program in one of the approved educational institutions in Hawai‘i listed on the application.
  • Maintain a 2.0 or higher grade point average (GPA)

You can visit Alu Like website or call 808.535.6700 for more information.


JPN School Visitation


Students from a Japanese beauty school visited us last week. It's something we look forward to every year! It's also a great opportunity for our students and graduates to meet people who share the same passion.

For their salon experience day, one of our graduates brought freshly picked plumerias for everyone to wear. It was such a nice surprise. Thank you, Jasmine!! :) 

We have so much fun hosting them and it's extremely hard to say goodbye on their last day. Especially the sophomores, since we know them from the previous year. We can see how hard they worked and how much they grew in a year. We shed tears of joy seeing their passion and progress from one year to the next.

We sincerely wish for a successful future for all the sophomores and look forward to seeing the freshmen return next year!


Beauty World Tokyo 2016


We attended Beauty World in Tokyo on May 16-18.
It was exciting to see new products and demos by all the big names!

We were able to attend few classes, too. Such a great experience!
Mr. Mark got a Star Wars nail art at Nails Unique booth.

And we brought back lots of goodies!

Top selling cuticle oils in Japan...and

The famous TATI gel brushes and more!
Quantities are limited, so please hurry! Our students/graduates receive 15% on all products.


Graduation Day


All of our day students graduated today.
We are so thrilled for their new and exciting careers to begin! :)

On the graduation day, Mr. Mark walks you through the steps to apply for the state exam & temporary permit. He will help you fill out the forms and put together all the documents you need to submit to the state (Department of Commerce & Consumer Affairs) for smooth process.

All of them already found a salon to work for and they can't wait to start!

At La Mer Nail Institute, we teach you everything you need and more so that you can immediately start working in a salon. Before graduation, you have a portfolio full of your artwork so you will be ready for an interview!

We wish you all the best and a success in your career! If you ever need us, you know we are always here for you. :)


Student Salon Schedule


Mahalo to all the customers for your loyal support. Our student salon has been fully booked almost every day since end of February and we cannot thank you enough for all the patience and generosity you shared with us. Our students have gained tremendous amount of experience and confidence from all the services.

Our day students will be graduating on April 7. This is the last day we will be taking appointments for our student salon. The next day & night students will be ready on April 21. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Salon Closure: April 8 - 20

If you'd like to make an appointment, please call 808.587.6155 or visit Student Salon page. Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to hearing from you!


Hawaii Cup 2016 Report


We hope everyone had fun at Hawaii Cup 2016 at Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach!
There were demos by prestigious nail artists...

And vendors with lots of goodies from Japan!

$20 fukubukuro (lucky bag) with $150 worth of goods were a must-buy!

The competition in Japan are usually very intense, but everyone seemed relatively relaxed with Hawaiian music softly playing in the background. :)

One of our graduates participated and we are glad she had the opportunity to experience what it's like to compete in a competition.

We hope to see more nail and beauty events in Hawaii in the near future!