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Let Your Beauty Shine At Zen Salon and Spa

Luxurious Salon and Spa  in Iowa City

Zen Salon and Spa in Iowa City offers the most contemporary hair coloring, haircutting, and beauty services that are in high demand today. Our talented team of devoted stylists and technicians have dedicated their time by continuing their education to ensure you have the latest up to date hair trends. Come in and you will experience one of the most modern salon and spa in Iowa. Consultations are always complimentary.

Yes, We Speak Hair.

Hair Salon Services


  • Haircuts begin with a complimentary in-depth consultation followed by a scalp, neck, and shoulder massage, cleanse, cut, and style.
    Pricing is determined by the stylist’s level of experience and continued education.

    Haircut & Style

    Designer / $35+
    Advanced / $45+
    Master / $50+

    Conditioning Cut & Style

    Designer / $55+
    Advanced / $60+
    Master / $65+

    Men’s Cut

    Designer / $35+
    Advanced / $45+
    Master / $50+

Hair Color

Hair color services begin with a scalp, neck, shoulder, and hand massage, color application, cleanse, style, and makeup touch-up.

Color pricing is determined by length of hair, the placement of color, the process applied, and desired result. Definitive price quotes are available through a customized consultation scheduled separate from the color service. During a consultation, current hair color will be assessed and compared to the desired look.  This will allow the stylist to reserve the appropriate amount of time and ensure the best service possible.


Designer / beginning at $79
Advanced / beginning at $114
Master / beginning at $114


Designer / beginning at $79
Advanced / beginning at $114
Master / beginning at $114

Corrective Color

Designer / Consultation only
Advanced / Consultation only
Master / Consultation only

Brow Tint / $30

Color Consultation / $25

The consultation payment will be applied towards the cost of your final color service.

 For new color guests, dramatic color changes, or color corrections, please fill out our Color Form.

Style & Treatments


Cleanse & Style / $25+
Event Style / $45+
Formal Design / $60+

The pricing of hair styling is determined by hair length, texture of hair, and your desired results.


Conditioning treatment / $30



Brow Design / $20
Lip / $20
Chin / $20


Aveda Makeup Application / $40+


For an estimate on your new color, major color change, or color correction service,
please take a few pictures for us to get an idea of the current color and condition of your hair.

Please email with an image of the front, top, back and sides of your hair as shown in the example below.
Also include an image of the look you wish you achieve; tell us what it is about your inspirational image you like.



Brow Design / $20+
Lip / $20+
Chin / $20+


Underarm / $25+
Chest / $45+
Back / $45+
Full Leg / $55+
Lower Leg / $35+
Bikini / $40+
French Bikini / $45+
Brazilian / $55+


Facials begin with complimentary comforting tea, a tension relieving foot soak and a consultation revealing each customer’s specific needs through Aveda’s signature Elemental Nature Questionnaire™. Skin will be cleansed and toned before the application of a masque, accompanied by two of the following: face, neck, shoulder, hand, or foot massage. Following removal of the masque are optional extractions, the application of a moisturizer and any necessary spot treatments. From dry to sensitive to oily skin,  Zen Salon & Spa is committed to providing a personalized treatment revealing the best skin possible.

One Area of Focus / 60 min.

Esthetician / $75
Advanced Esthetician / $80+

Two Areas of Focus / 90 min.

Esthetician / $110
Advanced Esthetician / $115+


Perfecting Plant Peel / $50
Hot stone / $10
Eye zone pressure point / $10


Massages begin with complimentary comforting tea, a personalized consultation, tension relieving foot soak and sensory journey. The massage therapist will personalize the amount of pressure applied and aroma used based on specific preferences and areas of concern. Massages may be customized using Aveda’s signature Rosemary Mint or Stress Fix aromas.

Custom 30-Minute Massage

Massage Therapist / $50
Advanced / $55+

Custom 60-Minute Massage

Massage Therapist / $75
Advanced / $80+

Custom 90-Minute Massage

Massage Therapist / $110
Advanced / $115+

Maternity Massage 60 min.

Massage Therapist / $85
Advanced / $90+

Stone Therapy Massage / 75 min.

Massage Therapist / $110
Advanced / $115+

Chakra Balancing Massage / 90 min. /$110+

A massage experience to balance the Chakra energy system utilizing deep tissue massage, foot reflexology, energy work and a guided meditation—all infused with Aveda’s Chakra™ Balancing Blend Aromas.

Couples Massage / 60 min. / $170+

A custom massage for two incorporating your Aveda aroma of choice.

Trigger Point Therapy / 60 min. (advanced therapist only)

This technique uses pressure to a specific part of sore muscle to relieve pain and dysfunction throughout the body. This is not a standard massage as the time will be spent on the specified areas of discomfort and accessing if another issue is causing the pain.

30 min. / $55

60 min. / $80

Cupping Massage Therapy (advanced therapist only)

Cupping is the perfect addition to any massage as it will warm up the muscle tissue and allow the therapist to work deeper into the muscle. Cupping creates a vacuum to pull tight skin and fascia away from the muscle to allow blood and lymph to flow freely and heal the muscle. Cupping is only offered as an add-on service to our other massage sessions.

as add on 15 min. / $25

as add on 30 min. / $35


Body Polish Treatments hydrate and exfoliate the body. Polishes are 45 minutes and also include a scalp, neck, and shoulder massage.
Choose from our signature Aveda aromas: Stress Fix, Beautifying, and Shampure.

Body Wraps / $75

Color Bar Services & Prices

Single Process (Re-growth only) $63

Full Color $83

Mini Foil (10-15 foils) $70

Partial Highlight (Top and sides) $90

Our foil highlighting services can be used to achieve many different looks. This is a partial highlight which includes the top and sides of your hair, This service includes our signature wash house experience.

Full Highlight $140

Our foil highlighting services can be used to achieve many different looks. This full highlight includes top, sides, and bottom of your hair. This service includes our signature wash house experience. 

Ombre $160

Balayage $160

This is our custom hand painting service. This provides a natural look with little maintenance, great for brightening up any hair color and it also includes our signature wash house experience.

Toner $30

A toner is a semi-translucent ammonia-free glaze over the hair to either counteract or bring out a certain color or tone. Many blondes or redheads often get toners to remove brassiness and give more vibrancy to the color.

Total Transformation $400

Corrective Color Upon Consultation

Permanent Wave $120

A Permanent wave or “perm” gives your hair body and texture, leaving you with a naturally curly look. All perms include our signature wash house experience.

Brazilian Blowout $350

Brazilian Blowout professional smoothing treatments are the most innovative and effective in the world. The end result is smooth frizz-free hair with a radiant shine that lasts up to 12 weeks!

Additional Colors, Additional Charge Will Apply depending On Length And Thickness Of Hair.

Brazilian Blowout
Brazilian Blowout
spray on tan

Waxing Services & Prices

Eyebrow Wax $10

Chin Wax $5

Lip Wax $7

Make up Services & Prices

Make Up Session $65

Halloween Make up $100

Norvell® Spray Tans  $35

Norvell® formulations offer a beautiful instant bronze with a smooth transition to a natural DHA tan. Results are natural across a broad spectrum of skin shades and tones. Skin firming formulas build and restore the skin’s matrix, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Highly concentrated antioxidant blends combat the daily signs of skin damage.

Hair Extensions (price upon consultation)

Hotheads® Hair Extensions are human hair, adhesive weft extensions that are applied without the need for tools or heat. … Hotheads® Hair Extensions are uniquely designed to lay completely seamless and undetectable in the hair.


Buy 3 Blow Drys get 1 for free
Buy 5 Spray Tans get 4 free
Buy 2 spray tans get 1 free

Hair Extensions

Buy 3 Adjustments for $650 (save $100)
(Packages never expire)

Please note: If your stylist is unavailable or you would like to try another stylist let us know. We are a team of professionals and are pleased to have our guests work with all members of our team.

Reserving your next appointment: Due to the high volume and demand, we suggest that you reserve your next two appointments before leaving the salon.

Adjustment Policy: If you were dissatisfied with your experience, please call us within two weeks of your service.
Our chemical services are guaranteed only when followed up by our professional products and recommendations.

Payment options: Cash, Check with proper identification, *there is a $25 charge for any check that is returned.  Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express & apple pay

Cancellation Policy: We require a minimum of 24 hours notice for cancellations or rescheduling of any appointment. In the event of a no show or less than 24 hours notice, you will be responsible for 50% of the appointment price.

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