We take nail care and clean beauty seriously. That's why we put so much love and care into crafting each service and product that we offer. From start to finish, you will feel our commitment to green beauty through our fully sensorial experience. We encourage you to think of your beauty routine as a meditative act of self-love. It is our intention and honour to guide you through your non-toxic beauty journey. This is how we strive to empower self-care through clean beauty. On top of that, we really just want you to look good, feel good, and have fun while you do it!
I love Mani-Pedi rituals! I used to go all the time to the nail salon when I was living in Australia. But I noticed I would always get these terrible headaches after. That’s when I realized that the toxic chemicals contained in conventional nail polishes were the reason why I was getting those headaches.
“I believe this to be the oldest trick and most generous tricks the universe plays on us human beings: The universe buries strange jewels inside us all, and then stands back to see if you can find them.”
Then and there, the idea of Maria Curau was born. I knew if I was looking for nail treatments without risking my health, other people must be too. I wanted to create a thoughtfully designed space devoted not only to toxic-free nail care but also to caring for yourself. A space that would feel like home so that everyone, and especially mammas, mammas-to-be and their children, would feel welcome and safe.
For the next two years, I was on a mission, researching and trying out every single nail salon from New York to California, London and across South-East Asia. I was testing all the treatments, paying attention to every single detail like the music and the number of seats.
Meanwhile, I got married in Bali and fell in love with the island, the people, their relationship with nature and the environment. I felt that this was the perfect place to set up Maria Curau, nestled in the idyllic charming parts of Bali and surrounded by rice fields.
The name Maria Curau is a tribute to a strong and very dear female family figure. She is the one who introduced me to clean beauty when I was growing up in Brazil. She would make remedies from plants growing around the farm and until this day, whenever I get a tummy ache, I will brew the exact same herbal tea she used to make for me. Maria Curau was also my nickname as a teenager because I would imitate her posing in front of the mirror. So when my sister suggested I name the spa after her, it was an obvious choice for personal sentimental reasons and also as a tribute to all the incredible women around the world.
Maria Curau believes in crafting clean, safe and high-quality products that are good for you and the planet. We are constantly evolving our formulas and packaging to continue to do less harm. We are not perfect, but we are 100% committed to making sustainable choices whenever and wherever possible.
We believe in giving back to the local communities with a strong focus on environment conservation and woman empowerment.
Handep is a social enterprise in Borneo. They work to empower indigenous women and farmers through sustainable fashion and agricultural products. We created a special "Women Support Women" collection where part of the profits will be used to support a capacity-building project for rural women artisans.
From unique nail art designs, custom DIY fashion pieces, to our thoughtfully designed interiors, we always try to add a little bit of art and social interaction into everything that we do.
We’re so happy you’re here! Join us in creating a thoughtful and inclusive experience.
We respect each other’s space and we refrain from behavior perceived as discriminatory. Self-care is for everyone, which is why our services and our products are gender-inclusive.
We treat others with consideration and care.
We believe in you. Get creative, embrace curiosity, and have fun.