My name is Mary Curry and I'm the owner of Nani Ahe Esthetics. I grew up in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. My family and I first lived in beautiful Makaha and then later moved to the city of Honolulu. I now reside in Anchorage, Alaska with my boyfriend, 3 beautiful children, two hamsters, and three bunnies.
It's hard not to fall in love with Hawaii upon visiting I'm sure, but living there is a much different experience. We lived quite literally on a beach, right next to the ocean. My brother and I explored and brought home things from our adventures - like seashells and hermit crabs. Sometimes even fish! The waves sometimes would get so big they would pound the sea wall outside and splash our sliding glass door. There is nothing like ocean waves lulling you to sleep!
I fell in love with everything about Hawaii. Its culture, the food, the music, the dancing, the language, the wonderful people. I still love listening to Hawaiian music, making Hawaiian recipes, dancing the hula (when nobody is looking of course!) My favorite flowers are Plumerias and Hibiscus. And I still can recall many Hawaiian words and phrases we were taught in school. I have so much respect for the island and it's people.
Living there taught me a lot about diversity and multiculturalism. It shaped me into the person I am today. I wanted to incorporate all of that into my business.
I graduated from The Oriental Healing Arts Center in 2014 and started working as a massage therapist at Allure Day Spa soon thereafter. In 2019 I went to MetrOasis and graduated as an esthetician. In 2020 I decided to embark on my own journey as a solo massage therapist and esthetician. I love what I do and enjoy meeting so many wonderful people.
I have had many massage clients praise my touch and how gentle and soothing it is, so the name Nani Ahe was born. I thought the name Nani Ahe would be perfect because Nani means "beautiful" and Ahe means "soft, blowing breeze". I like to think my massage technique is like that. I have put many people to sleep.
I have many wonderful, fun stories about Hawaii, so maybe I'll see you on my treatment table one day and I can tell you some of them.
Mahalo for visiting!