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    • Qype User kensin…
    • London
    • 10 friends
    • 65 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    27/12/2008

    My friend first recommended Zen to me, and I go there regularly to have my eyebrows done. They offer a wide range of medicinal treatments (massages, acupuncture) from those stated by the reviewer (MissGood) below, to beauty treatments (waxing, facials, manicures/pedicures). They are expanding their premises so there will be more treatment rooms, and recently they introduced threading as an alternative to plucking or waxing of eyebrows. Verdict: I have a low pain threshold, and I didn't find threading painful in the slightest, and it's the best method of all 3 to define the eyebrows. The owner, Cindy, is fabulous and her staff are gorgeous and friendly, the decor immaculate, and it's literally less than a minutes stroll from Notting Hill Gate Station (Central, District & Circle Lines).

  • 3.0 star rating
    30/7/2014

    I really wanted to like this place, very nice environment and the women at counter were lovely. I asked if the mid level pedi included a foot massage and they said yes but it didnt. I had pre paid bcuz they were closing and at the end they asked how it was and I said I didn't get the massage. They apologized and said I should have, but said it was my lady's last day so she probably shorted me. They didn't even offer me the lower price pedi instead.  Left feeling bummed and felt like I wasted 35 pounds on something I could have done myself. Won't be back.

  • 4.0 star rating
    10/6/2013

    Went to this salon for the first time recently and it was quite pleasant. Like many, probably, I was initially pulled in by the beautiful front of the spa with the gorgeous vintage chair in the minimalist, peaceful room.

    I had a manicure/pedicure and it was pretty good. The ladies were a little too enthusiastic about clipping my cuticles, so they were quite sore after. The staff were very friendly and relaxed and there was peaceful music in the background, though, so it was quite a nice experience.

    The salon is indeed as beautiful inside as it looks to be. Everything is finished to a lovely standard and it's a pleasure to spend some time in there relaxing. I'd like to try some of their massage services - the other customers looked very pleased and there seemed to be multiple regulars, which is always a good sign!

    Only other thing is that I wanted to leave a generous tip, but for some reason you can't leave a tip if you pay by card. I think that's pretty crappy and not fair to the staff. I hope they fix that.

  • 4.0 star rating
    28/1/2011
    First to Review

    i'm going to be completely uncreative and agree wtih teresa and vicky.  zen is a solid place for quiet self-maintenance.  it's not going to knock your socks off but it's a good place for routine treatments.

    they use dermalogica for facials.  -safe products but you won't see off the chart results.  HOWEVER, the face massage is incredible.  

    opi and essie for nails.  again, sticking with the safeness, the colors are generally pink and feminine.  bring your own polish if you want fun colors.  really great ladies and my nails look great.

    i'll definitely be going back on a regular basis.

    • Qype User MissGo…
    • London
    • 97 friends
    • 178 reviews
    5.0 star rating
    12/12/2007

    This glossy but nevertheless utilitarian shop in Notting Hill Gate offers an extensive array of beauty service including traditional Chinese medicinal acupuncture. Prices are affordable and 30 mintes start at 25.00 to 145 an hour for a detox massage.Other than this along side Zen also offers traditional waxing,pedicures and other body treatments.Also after your session try out some of their orgainc oils or scented candles.

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