The Heart of the Vision
Diverse backgrounds and disciplines merging as one to form the peaceful, healing, restorative energy of Kailua's -
HONU YOU HAWAIIAN SPA.
Combining a tangible passion, an undeniable depth of understanding, and an unwavering dedication to the Esthetic and Massage profession.
[Lead Esthetician, Lomilomi Instructor, Owner]
Jennifer struggled with severe acne from her early teens to her late twenties.
Always pro-active, she sought treatment at a dermatologist but experienced minimal results, considerable redness, and severe “irritation.”
While working at a doctor’s office, Jennifer interacted with a patient - an esthetician - and the ultimate outcome was clear skin, a mentorship, and a blossoming love affair with the spa industry.
As anyone with acne knows, acne is never gone: most often, it has merely abated.
Jennifer became even more determined to defend her own skin.
Combining lifestyle changes, holistic approaches, and voracious reading, Jennifer was thrilled with her successes.
She attended Massage School of Santa Monica in Los Angeles in 1994 and the Frederique Wholilstic Health and Beauty School of Hong Kong in 1995.
Her time there was well spent mentoring - under European, South African and Australian estheticians - attending trade shows, taking every "next' class and workshop she could find, as well as running her own business for five years.
When she finally came home, the first thing on her list was to study Lomilomi.
She spent a year with Sheila O’Malley, one of Aunty Margret Machado’s original students learning her new love, Lomilomi.
In 1999, there were not many spa jobs to come home to.
Fortunately, a large hotel spa was opening.
Although she sought positions as a massage therapist and esthetician, she reluctantly accepted a managerial position.
However, the knowledge and experience she gained in opening a 10,000 square foot spa was invaluable.
Six months later the treatment room was calling her back.
She enjoyed five years of providing treatments in a beautiful spa with everything organized just the way she liked it.
She now treats all of her clients with the same basic principles: superior education, superior treatment, and superior products.