Striking sunsets, breathtaking beaches, and Polynesian culture — what’s not to love about Honolulu? These Honolulu influencers know everything there is to know about island life, making them the go-to sources for all things Honolulu.
15 Honolulu influencers who captivate audiences
Emma Wo aka thealohababe
Beauty queen Emma is a former Miss Hawaii USA and Teen USA who can now add wife, mother, and mid-tier influencer to her list of notable titles. Emma’s Instagram followers flock to her travel, lifestyle and beauty posts, including her fashion picks for date night in Honolulu, homemade mango sorbet recipe, and a trip to Honolulu eatery Stripsteak for a Galentine’s Day outing with her little princess.
Nainoa is a Honolulu-based filmmaker and music producer. As a mid-tier influencer on Instagram, Nainoa spotlights his film projects that focus on telling Indigenous stories, outdoor fitness routine, and unwinding beneath a breathtaking Hawaiian waterfall when he’s not island hopping or on tour with the band.
Hovinh is a Honolulu-based travel influencer and photographer who features the best sights, sounds, and happenings Honolulu has to offer. Hovinh takes his 356K Instagram followers along as he shows off his style on the beach, strikes a pose next to a cascading waterfall, and celebrates Honolulu Pride with his friends.
Islandskin808 is a Hawaiian health and beauty influencer. She regularly spotlights the best in beauty products for her 179K Instagram followers. Her skin-care and makeup picks include everything from more recognizable brands to newcomers on the scene, and her top products are shot stylishly amongst colorful, tropical backgrounds that evoke the Hawaiian vibe she represents.
Ezekiel “Zeke” is a native Hawaiian surfer from Honolulu. Zeke’s Instagram followers tag along as he conquers the waves on his surfboard, soaks up the Honolulu sun while staying fit, and exchanges vows with his equally stunning bride. Zeke also takes time to give back by partnering with organizations to provide mentoring and fitness opportunities to at-risk youth.
Ralph is a Honolulu and LA-based hair and wardrobe stylist to the stars, as well as the owner and producer of the biggest Polynesian pageant system in the world. Ralph stays busy working on set with some of the hottest celebs, hanging at local Honolulu spots like live music venue Blue Note Hawaii, and creating haute hairstyles with a distinct nod to Hawaiian culture.
Ha’a Keaulana is a Native Hawaiian and female “surftographer,” whose father and grandfather are known as Hawaiian surfing royalty. With 182K Instagram followers, Ha’a cuts a strong, feminine figure set against the lovely surroundings that make up her home state. Whether she is posing in standout style in a naturally beautiful setting, strength training by carrying a boulder across the ocean floor, or getting ready to catch some waves, she is a force to be reckoned with on the Hawaiian social influencer scene.
Hawaiian-born photographer Jimmy has been flying drones over Hawaii since 2013, resulting in simply stunning images of the gorgeous islands. Jimmy’s 19.2K Instagram followers get a look at sights like color-drenched sunsets, an aerial perspective of a massive formation, and an out-of-this-world view of the Hawaiian highway.
Nainoa, Makana and Kapono aka threeifbysea
This terrific trio of Hawaiian brothers explore the lush landscapes of Hawaii by air, land and sea to give their followers a unique perspective of the place they call home. The mid-tier influencers take “the road less traveled” when it comes to showcasing various postcard-worthy spots, like an aerial island view taken from a helicopter, a dazzling view overlooking the lights of Honolulu from a treetop perch, and an underwater adventure swimming with dolphins.
Native Hawaiian Jordan Lerma is a father and a marine biologist who gets up-close-and-personal with an array of magnificent dwellers of the Hawaiian sea and sky. Jordan’s 66.2K Instagram followers can brush up on fascinating facts by checking out his content filled with humpback whales, dolphins, and bird species–as well as a peek into his home life.
Misterver captures the culture of Honolulu in an offbeat, artistic manner. Instead of focusing solely on Hawaii’s beautiful beaches, micro-nfluencer Misterver looks through the lens of city life, like colorful wall art on the side of a Honolulu building, palm trees pressed against glass, and a glimpse inside of a local art gallery from a fresh perspective for their Instagram followers.
Lindsey Higa aka pineappleice
Lindsey is a Honolulu-based wardrobe stylist and digital content creator. As an Instagram influencer, she finds the best local spots to snap photos of her fashion finds, like posting up in a cute vintage phone booth, having fun with flirty florals on the beach, or hanging right outside a retro wardrobe van filled with stylish looks on the Honolulu streets.
Brianna is a Hawaiian model whose smile is as captivating as her beautiful backdrops. She is a micro-influencer on Instagram who posts plenty of magazine-worthy shots. Her content captures a perfect sunset, winding roads set amongst the most gorgeous green scenery, and taking the time to get pampered in a flower-filled tub brimming with bright colors.
Honolulu-based realtor extraordinaire Michele is also a foodie and aspiring golfer. Michele’s Instagram followers know they can always call on her for the latest local real estate news, listings and market trends. It’s not all work and no play for Michele, however, who makes sure to spend plenty of time hitting the golf course and stopping by her favorite vegan spots, like Level V, for healthy Honolulu fare.