Yesterday I skipped on down to Edinburgh to attend the Zen Lifestyle blogger's evening, at their 3rd & newest salon on Hanover Street. As soon as I arrived, I was greeted by the Director, Fiona & a glass of champers (which always goes down well!).
Fiona took me on a guided tour around the salon which has been open a little over a month. Zen has 3 salons all in Edinburgh, but there has been about 7 years between openings, with Fiona stressing that it was important to the company to take their time, ensuring quality over speedy expansion.
After a quick introduction, the lovely, lovely staff quickly set to primping & preening us, with all the girls being treated to Shellac manicures, Blink & Go Lashes, HD Brows and a skin analysis courtesy of Murad, whose products are used extensively throughout the salon.
Julie applying Anna's lashes. Julie also did my lashes & she was so professional & friendly. She has worked for Zen for 5 1/2 years and her passion for her job shone through. All of the girls were super friendly & happy to listen to our banter!
The treatment rooms are absolutely stunning and are the perfect setting for the huge range of SPA treatments and Clinic treatments available. If I thought I could get away with these colours in my bedroom I would, but think Mac would have something to say!
My 'Blink & Go' lashes. They took about 20 minutes to apply & should last approximately 10 days. A quicker & cheaper alternative to full semi-permanent lashes & easier to maintain, they are a favourite of Edinburgh's busy city girls, who often pop in during their lunch.
Those of you who read my blog regularly know I am a massive gel manicure fan, but had never tried Shellac, until now. I am delighted with the effect - it feels lighter than the bioscultpure. The colour I chose was Fedora and I'm so pleased with how much it looks like my all-time favourite shade Rouge Noir!
Throughout, the salon quietly oozes decadence & grown-up glamour. The Zen team have paid attention to every tiny detail and any girl will feel relaxed & pampered after even a short visit. I can't recommend Zen highly enough; I thoroughly enjoyed my time there & will 100% be paying a visit the next time I'm home!