Zen Salon & Spa | Best Salon & Spa in Iowa City, Iowa

Enhancing Your Natural Beauty

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ABOUT US

Discover why Zen is the perfect answer to a hectic lifestyle. Our services include; haircut and style, color and texture, makeup, massage, facials, manicure and pedicure and body waxing. Experience our salon or spa by booking online:

Our team is passionate about the beauty & wellness industry. We are dedicated to continued education, constant study of trending styles, innovative techniques & cutting-edge products. We believe, that educating each guest how to best enhance & maintain their individual beauty can inspire confidence and change lives!
As a team, we continue support one another, invest in education, and always do what’s best for our clients. To us, each guest is an individual, and each service is a highly personal affair. We are honored that you chose to us & promise to respond with honesty, integrity, professionalism & respect.

Thank you,

Jenny & Team

 

Your look is part of your story

SERVICE MENU

Step into our salon and spa to experience the most contemporary hair coloring, haircutting, and beauty rituals that are in high demand today. Our talented team of devoted stylists and technicians has dedicated their time by continuing their education to ensure you have the latest up to date beauty trends. Come in and you will experience one of the most modern salon and spa’s in Iowa. Consultations are always complimentary.

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World-Class Service, Every Time.

Meet The Team

Our experienced team is committed to nothing short of excellence.

 

Jenny

Jenny

Owner

Jenny is a native of Dyersville, Iowa, and grew up understanding the importance of extending compassion to others and the power found in a one on one connection. She experienced college at Briar Cliff in Sioux City before eventually following her heart and attending Capri Cosmetology College in Dubuque, Iowa. Practicing her craft behind the chair was a joy every day and she knew she was meant to excel in this industry whether through changing guests’ perceptions of themselves on a daily basis or in a larger aspect.

Career choices led Jenny’s family to settle in Williamsburg, Iowa and opened the opportunity of salon management at Zender’s Salon and Spa. Within two years, she was offered partnership of Zender’s and in 2015 became sole owner, changing the name to Zen Salon & Spa. Jenny attributes the connection she has with the guests and staff to be the heart of her success. Jenny takes pleasure in leading the staff in all things possible for them in their careers and takes great pride in the guidance they seek from her. She is honored to be part of something so outstanding, a team that is passionate and confident in their talents, enhancing customer service to an unimaginable level,  and to be involved in growing not only the salon culture, but also helping her team achieve their career goals and personal dreams.

Kaci

Kaci

Manager / Master Stylist

Kaci attended the Aveda Institute in Des Moines, has been a stylist with Zen Salon & Spa since March 2014, and is our current color educator. Her goal is to give her guests the best desired outcome while maintaining the integrity of their hair. She can create all hair colors on all hair types of hair as color is her passion in this industry and she is our lead colorist. She chose to work for Zen and Aveda because of the environmentally friendly atmosphere, naturally derived products, and to be a part of the great feeling of giving back to society.

In Kaci’s free time she loves to spend time with her family, friends and yellow labrador, Mila. She is an avid sports fan for the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Yankees. You can find her watching basketball, football and baseball!

 

Amanda

Amanda

Master Stylist - Cutting Director

Attending Capri College in Cedar Rapids was the start of Amanda’s career in cosmetology. She graduated in December of 2007 and joined the Zen team in August of 2009. Since then, she has expanded her knowledge immensely and has become the men’s cutting coach at Zen. Through advanced hair coloring, cutting, and texturing classes, she is able to give her guests the one of a kind experience they desire. She enjoys updating haircuts and creating custom color for each of her guests. She guarantees giving each of her guests the best results possible.

 

 

 

 

Alex

Alex

Designer Stylist

Alex is a graduate of Capri College in Cedar Rapids. She decided this career was meant for her because given a blank canvas she is very creative and able to see the outcome. Helping people was what Alex wanted along with building strong relationships with every client because she knows everyone is going through something in life and having them trust her means everything. She wants everyone to always speak highly of both Zen as well as herself. “My favorite thing is turning my client around and seeing the huge smile and the positive feedback from both the clients and my coworkers.” Everything she has achieved in school has shown her that possibilities are endless and she grew immensely mentally and physically throughout. “I have a cat Oliver who I’m slightly obsessed with. I always have my nails done usually very bright colors. I love having colored hair and being able to do whatever to my hair, fearlessly.” Alex specializes in blondes and toners.

“I would also like to talk about my family and how thankful I am for the support. Having so many strong role models by my side have helped me push through the hard times and have lifted me even more in the good times. Blessed is an understatement, I wouldn’t be where I am today without them by my side.”

The perfect blonde makes the world go ‘round.

 

Nathan

Nathan

Advanced Stylist

Nathan is originally from the Quad Cities. He attended Capri College in Davenport and graduated in 2016. Nathan has taken multiple education courses for cutting and color to further advance his skills. In his free time he loves to hangout with his family and friends. He enjoys scary movies, as well as giving back to and working with the LGBT community. He has big goals for his future in the hair and LGBT world!

 

Madi P.

Madi P.

Designer Stylist

Madi is a cosmetology graduate from Capri College in Cedar Rapids. She started her career in September 2018 and has since fell in love with color, specifically. She chose this career because of her artistic and personal ability to make people feel and look beautiful. She has the will to grow through education and Aveda classes knowing that you can never stop learning in our industry. In Madi’s free time she loves to spend time with her loved ones and her dog, Layla. She also enjoys doing yoga and is an essential oil junky!

Madi looks forward to building a clientele with a strong connection and the type of bond that creates natural conversation. She looks forward to meeting you and making you feel beautiful inside and out!

Meghan

Meghan

Designer Stylist

Meghan graduated in December of 2019 from the Aveda Institute in West Des Moines, IA. During her time in school she discovered a passion for highlights and balayage color transformations. Meghan chose this career to help people feel and look their best. She understands just how much a new hair color and/or hair cut can completely change the way someone views themselves. In her free time she likes to knit and read. She also enjoys to spend time with her cat, Stash, who she is obsessed with!
Sam

Sam

Advanced Esthetician - Massage Therapist

Samantha has been providing massage therapy and esthetic services here at Zen since 2006. Massage was her first passion, and she enjoys helping guests relax and heal their muscles through advanced training techniques. She excels at time efficient waxing while still making sure her guests are comfortable. Facials allow her to help people feel comfortable in their own skin.

“There is a kind of beauty in imperfection” – Conrad Hall


Tatiana

Tatiana

Massage Therapist

“You never know what a person is dealing with, so take care to take cure.” Tatiana finds natural healing very important. She believes in educating guests on health benefits as well as continuing education for herself. Her goal is to deliver the most effective and stress relieving massage possible. Her skills include deep tissue, providing relaxation for her guests as well as custom and focus based massages.

Paige

Paige

Massage Therapist - Esthetician

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Marisa

Marisa

Guest Services

Marisa has been with Zen since September 2017. She is passionate about her job at Zen and loves working alongside amazing and talented people. Marisa is outgoing and welcoming. At Zen, her goal is to make every client feel fabulous. She studies business at the University of Iowa and plans on working in the field of marketing post graduation. 

Adam

Adam

Guest Services

Adam has been with Zen since October 2018. He loves getting to work with a talented group of stylists every day and is excited to spend some time back in the Midwest. He recently moved back home to attend the University of Iowa to get his M.A. in Higher Education/Student Affairs. Adam is a phenomenal people person that loves making every guest that walks in here feel right at home.

Jill

Jill

Guest Services

Jill has been with Zen since March 2019. A cosmetologist herself, she loves being surrounded by wonderful stylists. At Zen, her goal is to make every client feel relaxed and beautiful. She lives in West Liberty with her wonderful husband, Luke, and her two beautiful kids, Treyden (7) and Amzie (5).

Brittney

Brittney

Guest Services

Brittney joined Zen in October of 2018. Since then, she has enjoyed working aside such a talented and welcoming staff. Brittney strives to make every interaction with our clients fantastic. She currently studies Social Work at the University of Iowa and plans on furthering her education and obtaining her MSW through Iowa’s graduate program in the fall of 2020.

OUR IN HOUSE BRANDS

Our professional, high-end product lines will provide you with a healthy and improved beauty care regimen. We have luxury hair, skin & beauty products that will turn your morning routine into a tantalizing experience with results that last. And, as always, we offer a full line of services & guidance to help you make the most of the products you purchase at Zen.

Our products are chosen wisely by educated professionals who support natural, beneficial ingredients free of harsh preservatives, parabens, and sulfates.

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HOURS

Monday - 8am to 8pm
Tuesday - 8am to 8pm
Wednesday - 8am to 8pm
Thursday - 8am to 8pm
Friday - 8am to 6pm
Saturday - 9am to 5pm

Sunday - Closed

 

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