MidWeek Article - Feb. 2019
I was educated at Honolulu Community College and received hands on training while living and working in Los Angeles. My background as a licensed Cosmetologist took me from working in salons in Beverly Hills to Seattle. I have over 20 years of experience and education in the beauty industry. I created my first business in Seattle, styling hair and makeup for brides and their bridal parties on location. I worked with local photographers and Wedding Expo vendors to help build my reputation and reach more brides.
I returned to Honolulu 12 years ago. Starting with hair styling and makeup for brides but quickly found a unique niche in eyelashes. I wasn’t a fan of lash extensions but my girlfriend was getting her lashes permed in Japan. She sent me products from Japan to try and I found more types of lash lifting products from Australia and France. I now use four types of lifting products and carry over 30 shapes and sizes of lash lifting rods.
I love helping women feel good about themselves. It’s in the little details, which is why I got into the hair and makeup business in the first place. I’m a busy mom of three, and I manage two growing businesses. BeautiGoddess Lash Studio in Kaimuki and in Kailua.
Time is a very precious commodity for me, so I created services that make getting ready fast and easy. Everyone is busy managing family and work. Self care gets pushed aside so much of the time. It’s the little things we can do for ourselves to help us be less stressed and get ourselves pulled together in less time.
In my salon a Lash Lift and Darkening service take less then 60 minutes to complete. The process is relaxing and gentle. We want our clients to walk out feeling refreshed and pampered. Self care doesn’t have to take a lot of time and money. It’s an affordable alternative to lash extensions and a great compliment for those using lash growing serums. If your skin needs some extra TLC you can add on an Express YonKa facial, and in 90 minutes you will open your eyes to hydrated, refreshed skin and eyes with beautiful, dark, lifted lashes that last 6-8 weeks or more.
I have personally chosen and trained my staff to give the attention to detail that I do. My BeautiGoddess team members love enhancing lashes, brows and faces to create the best you that you can be. We are also busy entrepreneurs and know the value of time and self care, so they can relate to the hectic schedules our clients have. Our clientele ranges from young professionals to working moms and retirees. Each client is unique and they will work with what you have to help bring out your own natural look.
Giving back to the community is another part of what I enjoy participating in. For the past 12 years in Honolulu I have been able to serve on various school boards like the PTA and Team Magma Boosters, Kalani High School’s Robotics Team. I have donated to the Pink Tie Ball and Susan G Komen fundraisers to support my friends and family who have battled and are battling cancer. Many of my clients are cancer survivors and I love pampering them.
Lashes brighten up your eyes and help you feel pretty. You can treat yourself for a special occasion or like so many of our clients become a regular client. So schedule yourself a BeautGoddess Lash Lift or YumiLash Keratin Lift. Add a little more pampering, book one of our YonKa Paris facials. We also offer other services like Lash Darkening, Brow Darkening, Facial Waxing as well as Whole Body Wellness treatments. See why the BeautiGoddess Studio gets such great reviews.