The Pono Family
Debra - Owner/EstheticianDebra is a 3rd generation San Francisco native and a mother of two come Spring 2019. Debra’s passion and love for skin care and the healing arts are beyond a passion – it’s innately who she is. Her approach is intuitive, nurturing and gentle. However, she has a firm touch and performs extractions thoroughly – giving the perfect antidote for contested or acneic skin. She believes in the efficacy of products and their active ingredients along with facials to synergistically bring forth the skin’s natural health and beauty. Debra is a dual licensed esthetician and massage therapist. After 18+ years in the treatment room, Debra made a move and manifested one of her greatest dreams-Pono.
Pono was established in February of 2017, and what a delight it has been to see the transformation and growth of such a new business. Her sacred space as she calls it, a little neighborhood skin care and waxing boutique, that has become part of such a great community here in the rustic neighborhood of Glen Park, San Francisco. 🌟
Jessie - EstheticianJessie’s love and passion for holistic skincare and healing have inspired her to work as an esthetician. She firmly believes a complete skin and wellness solution is based on analyzing the skin and body as a whole to achieve radiance from the inside out.
With a certification in the Dr. Vodder method of Manual Lymphatic Drainage, she strives to continue deepening her healing abilities through educating herself in the fields of integrative nutrition and other relaxation techniques & modalities such as applied kinesiology, Gua Sha, cupping, and other aspects of Ayurveda. Over the years of working as an esthetician, she also has developed a love for brow art. It is her goal to make each client feel confident in their brows by keeping them to its fullest potential.
Besides geeking in skincare, you’ll find her hanging out with her Yorkie and running a marathon – a Netflix Marathon. 😊
Maria - EstheticianMaria is a natural born esthetician and holistic health advocate. Maria is dedicated to providing an atmosphere where each one of her clients can fully unwind and leave feeling refreshed.
Using an integrative approach to skin care, Maria is able to personalize each facial treatment & service according to the needs of her clients. She is certified in Acupressure Facial Massage and specializes in acne and Brow Design.
In her free time you can catch Maria painting, enjoying the outdoors or attempting to try every restaurant in Oakland where she lives with her 4 year old son and their rescue PitBull. 💕
Cortney - Spa CoordinatorCortney is a Visual Communication major at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco. She handles all of Pono’s social media accounts and is Debra’s right hand gal. She is here to help you schedule services, and to make your Pono experience extra special. ✨