F or us, Zen Day Spa is not just about giving the best hand treatments or the best facials; the business of beauty has been a family affair for almost 20 years. Growing up, our mother owned a salon in San Francisco’s NOPA neighborhood. During that time, my two sisters and I would spend most of our weekends there – mixing colors, mastering the appointment books with close to zero no-shows (pre-DreamForce) and knowing exactly which hue of red or pink our clients wanted. Our passion grew as our clients build trust in us. By the time I was 17, I had a steady weekend clientele who were eagered to get the latest color without breaking the bank (circa Chanel’s Vixen!!). Together, we knew we wanted to open one of our own. We just needed to finish college first.
In 2002, with the support of our family, we opened ZEN Beauty Spa on West Portal Avenue. We wanted to break away from the typical “nail salon” model and build on top of what our mother had already built – creating a tranquil neighborhood environment providing spa-quality services. ZEN Beauty Spa was warmly accepted and was successful since day one. By 2011, we had completed building out seven additional spas from empty commercial spaces from San Francisco to La Jolla, each of us managing a few locations.
Over the years, there has been many changes and we have learned and grow with each milestones. However, this remains true – my sisters and my passion to continue to create an environment where our clients know and trust. Starting 2014, we woule like to go back to memory lane and work together like we did at our mom’s salon. You’ll notice a few modifications and improvement to the spa in the coming months. Let us know what you think, we’d love to hear from you! Please join us as we celebrate 20 years in the business and hope we will have another 20 years with you all. Thank you for visiting our page!