By “suffer,” I see now she meant not only physically but also financially, as many salons and spas tend to charge outrageous prices and take advantage of malleable female—and male—minds by offering “the most innovative” treatments so you can look and feel your best.
Yet, as I’ve matured as a woman and found less satisfaction—and expendable funds—for tedious luxury procedures that elevate my aesthetic appeal, I realize you don’t need to experience pain, doubt your beauty professionals nor “break the bank” to look good and take care of some of your most precious features.
Fortunately on Maui, we lovely ladies have fabulous places such as Napua Lani Wax & Skincare Studio in Kīhei to rejuvenate ourselves through an array of beneficial and affordable services from skilled professionals like Napua Banks.
Napua Banks relocated her Napua Lani Wax & Skincare Studio to Quinnie’s Nail Salon & Spa in Kīhei last December.
This kind and gentle lady, a class act when it comes to quality skincare and our pores’ health, said she thoroughly enjoys helping people feel and look good with proper facial and waxing specialty services.
An esthetician for nearly two decades, Banks has worked extensively for such renowned spas as the Grand Wailea. A graduate from the AVEDA Horst Rechelbacker Institute in Minneapolis, she completed an intensive program that demands over 400 hours of hands-on practice before a license is granted.
She founded Napua Lani Wax & Skincare in 1995, and last December, moved her cosmetic ventures from its locale above Pi‘ilani Highway to its new home within Quinnie’s Nail Salon & Spa on Līpoa Street in Kīhei.
Napua Lani Wax & Skincare Studio shares the charming salon space with Quinnie’s and other boutique professionals like Changing Faces Skin Therapy technicians and massage therapists from Green Ti. Banks said everyone seems to groove graciously within this unique world of health and wellness, with business owners lending a hand to help out whether through sound advice, scheduling adjustments or client referrals.
At Napua Lani, residents and visitors can choose from a variety of wax and skincare services, such as their popular Brazilian waxing, European facials and an array of eyebrow shaping and tinting procedures. Facial and wax treatments are some of the most excruciating procedures a woman can experience, but Banks offers comfort and precision.
Rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit with a relaxing European Deep Cleansing Facial, as Napua Lani’s special facial massage techniques reverse the negative effects of stress, improve circulation, detoxify your skin and relieve tension. Banks’ signature facial treatments not only benefit your skin, but they ease the mind as well.
As Banks—who is also known as a “one-woman band” due to her diversity of techniques and experience—provides mental and spiritual healing during treatment as your mind releases the toxic stresses of the days.
She has continued her beauty and wellness education by training with such skin care lines as Dr. Murad Skincare, Epicuren, Phytomer, Visual Changes, Gigi and Sothy’s. She uses a wonderful selection of Éminence Organics and DermaPro products at Napua Lani’s locale in Kīhei.
If waxing is what you seek, Napua Lani specializes in eyebrow shaping and Brazilian bikini wax. Estheticians use a mix of soft and hard wax to best suit various skin and hair types for fabulous results. The Napua Lani Wax & Skincare staff offers a range of aesthetic services and tailor facial and waxing services to meet each individual’s unique needs.
Enjoy blemish resolution with 55-minute European Deep Cleansing Facials and exfoliating peels, spice up your eyes with lash perm, brow and lash tinting, or smooth out your precious areas with a Brazilian Bikini Wax and variant leg and underarm waxes.
A majority of Napua Lani’s clients return for more skincare goodness, and past clients have given rave reviews of Banks’ services, citing their appreciation of her professionalism and cleanliness in a relaxing environment, as well as her talent to respond to diverse skin conditions.
When she’s not purifying pores and smoothing away worries at the spa, Banks enjoys spending time with her family at the beach and volunteering at Hope Chapel.
Banks finds joy in her work, and hopes others will come experience Napua Lani.