I should introduce myself!
Hi, I’m Mary Curry and I live in Anchorage, Alaska with my kids, 3 crazy bunnies, a sweet chonky hamster, and a wonderful boyfriend. I grew up in Makaha and Honolulu Hawaii and then later moved to Alaska when I was a teenager.
When I was younger I wanted to be a famous singer. I entered all of my high school’s talent shows and auditioned for American Idol, America’s Got Talent, and a talent show in California called the Best New Talent Awards. Nothing really came of my singing, but then, it’s so hard to break into when you’re a full-time mom and have a job. I’ve made my peace with never becoming famous, but I still do sing occasionally. I love to hit the karaoke bars and belt out a few tunes, or sometimes karaoke contests. One day I will get enough courage to audition for a play or a singing group. For now, I sing in the house, and the shower, and annoy my kids by reaching the highest notes and playing ukulele. I come from a family of nurses and so healing and caring for others has always come very natural to me. A few years ago I was a Certified Nursing Aid and loved my job. However, a terrible car accident put me out of works for over a year. I contemplated going back to being a CNA, but it was depressing at times because I would get so sad over losing clients, and my leg wasn’t the best anymore. I couldn’t stand for long periods of time. So one day, while I was out at a park trying to walk to help my leg heal, I saw a car with Massage Therapy School printed on it and said that’s it! I can still heal people and have a career!
So I became a massage therapist in 2014 and worked at a spa for 8 years. While working at the spa, I fell in love with skincare and from what I was learning and decided to enroll in Esthetics school in 2019. After graduation, the pandemic hit, so I wasn’t able to practice much. I did find a few models and my kids were great at practicing on, but by 2021, after being called back to the spa to work, I decided I want to try my own thing. So, I ventured out on my own and decided to make it work.
I moved into a cute little spot off of 88th Avenue and called it Nani Ahe Esthetics which is Hawaiian and means “Beautiful Gentle Breeze”. I met some wonderful people and really honed in on my new skills. Then, a year later, I moved again. I felt the space just wasn’t what I needed.
And that brings us to the present. I changed my business name to Sea Breeze Beauty because I wanted it to truly represent my love for the ocean and beach, not just Hawaii. It’s also a little easier to pronounce. I have many wonderful things planned for the future. One of which involves teaching some classes for couples and other estheticians.
I hope you’ll book a service with me soon. Until then, a hui hou kakou (until we meet again).