MauiTime Best of Maui BEST SALON: Salon 253 #BOM2013

Best Salon Salon 253 Though nestled in Wailuku Town, Salon 253 is in no way a secret. Owned and managed by best friends, Salon 253 exudes a chic edginess often sought after in a haircut. The full service salon is staffed with qualified stylists ready to take on your hair woes. Brush your haircut horror stories aside and let Salon 253 ease your tease. Congratulations, ladies! 253 S. Market St., Wailuku; 808-270-2759; Mauisalon.com … [Read more...]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST UKULELE SHOP: Mele Ukulele #BOM2013

Photo Courtesy of Mele Ukulele. Best Ukulele Shop Mele Ukulele Mele Ukulele boasts entirely handmade products. Keeping up with cost efficient processes has also allotted Mele Ukulele the opportunity to offer competitive pricing. Whether you’re looking for koa, mahogany or spruce instruments with one hole or two, Mele Ukulele has a uke fit for any skill level. Be prepared for your next concert or jam sesh with MauiTime readers’ choice in uke … [Read more...]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST LOCAL CLOTHING DESIGNER: Maui Thing #BOM2013

Best Local Clothing Designer Maui Thing Fresh off their fifth anniversary, Maui Thing is this year’s (and last year’s) choice for Best Local Clothing Designer. Combining community and commodity, this local designer seems to have a winning formula. Clever graphics paired with smart design has made Maui Thing a MauiTime reader favorite. 7 N. Market St.; 808-249-0215; Mauithing.com @sandtothecity Runner-up: Maggie Coulombe … [Read more...]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST SCUBA & SNORKEL: Maui Dive Shop #BOM2013

Best Scuba & Snorkel Maui Dive Shop Set sail, scuba or snorkel the Pacific with Maui Dive Shop at the helm. Voted Best Scuba and Snorkel Shop by our readers, Maui Dive Shop’s services expand beyond the confines of the ocean. They also book myriad activities include luau, horseback riding and helicopter rides. Or you can learn how to scuba, get all your gear and book a dive all at once. The depth of services and convenient locations have … [Read more...]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST LOCAL BOUTIQUE: Mahina #BOM2013

Best Local Boutique Mahina One-stop shop doesn’t begin to describe this year’s Best Local Boutique recipient (who’ve also taken the prize for the last five years). From beach-friendly maxi dresses to fitted flirty evening wear, Mahina has something for any occasion. Their inventory is inspired by the latest in fashion trends and then polished with a touch of island flare. How about enhancing your wardrobe with sassy wedges and bold accessories? … [Read more...]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST FURNITURE STORE: Lifestyle Maui #BOM2013

Best Furniture Store Lifestyle Maui Often, we find that we must compromise comfort for aesthetic. Luckily, Lifestyle Maui’s extensive inventory, reasonable pricing and delivery services can offer both when it comes to furniture. Stocked with tropical-inspired pieces to traditional and everything in-between, Lifestyle Maui can help fulfill your home decor dreams. But don’t take my word for it–the proof is in our readers’ votes. 703 L. Main St.; … [Read more...]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST BRIDAL SHOP: Elly’s Formal Wear #BOM2013

Best Bridal Shop Elly’s Formal Wear Elly’s has set themselves apart as one of Maui’s premiere bridal shops. Their impressive designer inventory, alteration services and rental options are just a few reasons our readers have apparently made Elly’s their bridal shop. From proms to weddings, Elly’s Formal Wear takes the cake. Serving locals and destination wedding guests alike, Elly’s has something for everyone, including my very own sister. It … [Read more...]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST PRESCHOOL: The Children’s Garden/Kama’aina Kids #BOM2013

Best Preschool [TIE] The Children’s Garden/Kama’aina Kids Both these preschools are so great with the keiki that our readers couldn’t choose between the two. The Children's Garden employs a fun and experienced staff that leads their students through a creative curriculum that includes art, dance, computers and Hawaiiana classes. At Kama‘aina Kids’ three locations, the caring staff is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of … [Read more...]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST GREEN BUSINESS: Rising Sun Solar #BOM2013

Best ‘Green’ Business Rising Sun Solar This Maui-based, locally owned solar electric company, uses only the highest quality products and workmanship to provide Maui residents with clean, reliable and affordable renewable energy. Rising Sun Solar remains committed to making going solar as easy as possible, customizing each system to meet the individual financial needs and clean energy goals of every customer. They seek to use all available … [Read more...]

MauiTime Best of Maui BEST AUTO MECHANIC: Kihei Automotive #BOM2013

Best Auto Mechanic Kihei Automotive Our readers say these guys are the most trusted mechanics on Maui for every type of automotive repair, from brake service and suspension to computer diagnostics and AC repair. All of the top-notch mechanics create a professional and clean environment that can’t be beat. Kihei Automotive also offers a special $34.95 oil change deal and a free South Maui shuttle service for their customers. With a priority for … [Read more...]