Reese Owens Yap is a licensed Nail technician, Esthetician, Permanent Makeup Tattoo Artist, and Beauty Instructor. As a beauty professional and business owner, her journey began on the Island of Oahu where she was born and raised. A creative spirit with ambition and desire to live her best life. Reese has been a Nail Technician Professional on Maui, Hawaii since 2009. She began as an apprentice in a nail shop gaining much of her knowledge from performing hands on services. With her internal drive wanting more, in 2016 she received her Diploma and Hawaii State Licensure in the Esthetics field. In 2018 She became a certified and skilled Permanent Makeup Artist. With a persistent desire to hold herself at the highest level of standards, she applied herself by attending and completing several advance certification courses through out her career. Owens Yap has successfully owned and operated Lehiwa Designs LLC, since 2014, managing and training other licensed beauty professionals along the way. In 2020 the beauty industry entered uncertain territory when the world entered into a pandemic and salons along with other businesses were shut down. Owens recognized that the beauty industry would face an evolution of change. Offering her knowledge and support she assisted her community with the regulation and guideline protocols for the reopening of salons, working closely with other salon owners and county officials. During this process, wanting to share her wisdom, she began offering instruction to the nail program at the maui beauty college. Stretching herself to maximize her passion for the beauty industry. With the new found awareness of the need for continued education on Maui, Owens has expanded herself to offer advance master classes for licensed nail technicians and estheticians.
“Continued education for the beauty professional is key to career growth and professional validity. As professionals we must increase our knowledge and sharpen our skills in order to motivate our creative edge, confidence and technical ability.”
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Born and raised on the island of Maui, Heidi Lee Hudson originally wanted to be a fashion designer, party planner or teacher. Heidi realized that all these careers had one commonality...serving others. This passion for serving others led her to attend Beauty College where she received her license for Cosmetology with the State of Hawaii. With 4 years of experience, Heidi is a 2x certified Lash Extension Artist, preferred partner and beauty insider with Borboleta Beauty. "I've always had a passion for Make-Up and the transformation in confidence it can provide. My love for Make-Up guided me to understanding the foundation of skincare. With an eye for detail and high standards of perfection I now also specialize in Lash services and waxing. I am passionate about helping others feel and express their natural beauty, while giving them the tools and knowledge to achieve their personal beauty goals."
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Nikita Henderson moved to maui with her husband and toddler son in 2019 from Washington State with a degree in Kinesiology from Whitworth University. During the pandemic of 2020, Niki took advantage of going back to school completing the nail program here on Maui, at the top of her class. Her work ethic and passion for the beauty industry will not go unnoticed. Ambition and drive to be the best nail artist is what makes her clients continue to return. Along with her instinctual, warmhearted ability to talk story and share a good laugh while performing a professional quality service. This young lady maybe just beginning her career in this industry but her capabilities are boundless.
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