- Why are you called a Nail and Beauty Bar?
As for services, we offer a full compliment of Nail and Beauty services including: manicure, pedicures, acrylics, eye lash extension, hair removal, wellness programs, facials, and cosmetic services. For nail services we use a continuous granite “bar” or counter instead of stations for our technicians and guests. This adds to flexibility and comfort. We do not offer alcoholic beverages in the mainstream use of the term “bar”, but offer complimentary TAY Tea service in unique and ever changing exotic blends following your experience at ZEN for your relaxation and pleasure.
- How are you different from the normal Nail Salon?
We are different from the typical nail salon in almost every way. Just visit ZEN and you will see and experience the difference. Most Nail salon's treat their customers like cattle with a concerted push for volume and velocity in their interactions. Most typical nail salons are “one big room” establishments where customers, technicians and equipment are thrusted together into a limited area to maximize the “assembly line” mentality. Customer's view their Nail Salons as a necessary evil to get nail work done. At ZEN we focus on the experience while you are with us. Your relaxing experience will be peaceful and tranquil with pedicure loungers that can fully recline flat. It is no surprise that some guests choose to stay and relax for hours even after their services. Also, we have become a choice in the community for wedding showers and organized gatherings.
- How are you different from a typical Full Service Spa?
Our goal for ZEN is to provide spa/salon services for the community that is available to the walk-in guest. When you are getting services at ZEN, you are in a true Spa environment receiving quality services for nails. At ZEN we also offer wellness programs, a full service hair removal, facial and cosmetic services, and much much more. In most spas, an appointment is required and the pedicure and manicure services are an “after thought” with their primary focus on massage and other therapies.
- Is getting a pedicure safe and sanitary?
A pedicure at ZEN is most definitely so. We not only follow the Texas Cosmetology guidelines, we exceed them and define additional protocols to ensure safety. In developing ZEN we worked with infectious disease physicians to plan and design our facilities to ensure the most safe and sanitary operations. As a result, all our pedicure bowls do not use pipes or jets for circulation. Our custom pedicure bowls are sealed stone vessels that ward against bacterial growth. All our tools and instruments used are cleaned then sterilized each and every time with an FDA approved autoclave. Typically used in hospitals to sterilize medical instruments, this device operates by heating each tool to 250F and higher. Autoclave sterilization is the only way to eradicate almost all pathogens and bacterial strains.
- What is reflexology?
An ancient Asian massage technique that stimulates pressure points on the hands and feet to relieve tension and restore a smooth energy flow throughout the body. Reflexologists view the feet and hands as a mirror image of the body. By applying pressure, stretch and movement techniques, a reflexologist can break up patterns of stress in the whole body. All our technicians are trained in reflexology massage and is a standard in providing a higher level of relaxation and escape for our guests.
- What is Threading? And Sugaring?
Threading was developed and perfected in South Asia and Arabia for hair removal. Thin twisted pure cotton threads are rolled over untidy hairlines and the whole row of hair is removed in naturally straight lines. Threading is 100% natural making it the perfect solution for sensitive and acne prone skin. This is the ultimate in facial hair removal.
Sugaring dates back to Egyptian and Mesopotamian times. Sugar gel is used to gently remove hair with less pain than waxing. Sugaring is perfect for sensitive skin because the gel attaches to the hair not the skin.
- Do you have hair design services?
ZEN provided hair design services for many years. However, with our expanding service offerings into eyelash extensions and other therapies, we decided to end our footprint in the hair design area.
- What is Acupuncture and Cupping?
Acupuncture is a treatment that reestablishes the energetic balance of body, mind and spirit that has been practiced for over 5,000 years. Needles approved by the FDA as medical devices are inserted at specific points on the body to treat an array of emotional and medical dysfunctions.
Cupping is an ancient Chinese treatment which promotes the flow of Qi and blood through the body. Cupping therapy is a treatment in which the practitioner creates suction in a cup. The cup is then applied to the body, which then draws the skin up around the cup and under the cup. Cupping results in the best use of energy and balanced energy flow. Cupping is a safe and non-invasive technique.
ZEN acupuncture practitioners are state licensed health care providers receiving the highest level of training.
- Why do you use the lippmann collection™ Nail Polish as the salon standard?
It has an extensive color selection and is one of the best polish in the industry. The lippmann collection™ nail polish is a colour fashion leader. Its formulas fortified with strengtheners are created to provide long-lasting, chip-resistant, protective colour and shine. It is one of the most exclusive, highest quality, most luxurious choice in Nail Polish. Loyal celebrities to Deborah Lippmann include: Sarah Jessica Parker, Martha Stewart, Cher, Kelly Ripa, Renee Zellweger, Gwyneth Paltrow and George Clooney.
- How are your technicians different?
We have worked extensively to find the best technicians based on skills, knowledge and charisma. Our technicians are proud of their craft and work environment. Just ask them. We constantly train internally and externally to refine techniques and develop new abilities to better address our guests needs and serve as a consultant and advocate - and not just a service provider. Our goal is to have ZEN technicians develop trusted relationships with our guests much like a hair stylist or dentist.
- Why do you have acrylics and other nail services in a separate room?
We designed a separate room to handle acrylics and other nail services to preserve a safe and non-allergenic environment for the rest of ZEN. This separate room has its own ventilation system to isolate and evacuate all the toxic gaseous and fumes generated by those nail services.
- Do you need an appointment?
Our goal for ZEN is to provide salon services for the community when our guests have time or the opportunity. Thus we strive to remain a “walk-in” establishment. However, it is recommended that during peak days and times please call ahead or make an appointment to ensure that you do get the proper attention to reduce your wait.
- Do you have services for children?
We do not have specific services targeted for children but they are welcome to experience our standard services. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. We also encourage our guests not to bring children under 10 to preserve the peaceful ZEN environment for all our guests.
- What is Xtreme Lashes™?
Xtreme Lashes™ is a type of eye lash extension we are proud to offer. Xtreme Lashes™ is a revolutionary new product that will provide longer, thicker, luscious and natural looking eyelashes. These lashes are not your traditional fake eyelash strips—they are semi-permanent individual eyelash extensions. Xtreme Lashes™ are applied directly to individual eyelashes by highly trained specialists for a NATURAL look and feel.