Wendy is General Manager/Partner of W Salon Hawaii and sole owner of LUXE Nail Spa in Kahala Mall. Born in Vietnam, she was brought to Honolulu at the age of 3 by her single mother, raised as a local girl and graduated from Sacred Hearts Academy. Becoming an entrepreneur was Wendy’s focus and she learned through diligence, perseverance and faith the lessons of running a business. Her first venture was an ice cream parlor while attending the University of Hawaii. While attending Old Dominion University on the east coast, she worked as a nail tech and began to learn the in’s and out’s of the beauty industry. Upon returning to Hawaii, Wendy realized her calling was to create a salon to cultivate the untapped talent of local hairstylists. Wendy envisioned a place to nurture teamwork, help talent grow, realize their dreams and attain their wants. W Salon opened in 2006 followed by LUXE Nail Spa in 2010, then the expansion of W Salon and Spa in 2013. Wendy has been nominated by Bank of Hawaii as one of Pacific Business News’ “Forty Under 40” and she also finds time to serve on the Hawaii International Film Festival Board of Directors.
A constant source of creative energy, Wendy is also an OPI educator, a certified Xtreme Lash stylist, certified CalGel nail technician and a cosmetic tattoo Artist. Believing that with intention and passion, all things are possible, she is grateful to be able to live a life orchestrated by God. Wendy is a 100% hands on visionary.
Specialties: Eyelash extensions, cosmetic tatooing
“Imagination is more powerful than knowledge. For knowledge is limited whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” – Albert Einstein
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