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Zen Salon
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1500 W College Ave Appleton, WI 54914
1500 West College AvenueUSWisconsinAppleton54914
(920) 380-9236
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"I especially like the way new hair styles and products are presented to me."
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"Sloppy manicure and pedicure."
"If you need waxing services this is the place to go, fast and almost pain free."
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Kari P
3 weeks ago
I have been going so Zen for quite some time, I followed Tina and Jolene there from their previous salon. I LOVE THEM!! Stylists here all rent their own chairs so they are all very experienced and do a great job. The salon is tastefully decorated and very clean. I have had massages there which are fantastic, and I also get bikini waxes there which are very professional and I do not feel uncomfortable. I would definitely recommend this salon. Find the right stylist you want to stick with and you will love it too!
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Olivia Koepke
11 months ago
Zen salon was selling gift certificates in the Fox River Mall in August of 2013. I bought a cut and color for only $49, and a massage for $32.50. They told me they never expired and I could use them anytime. They did have someone's name on the back but NEVER once explained if the person wasn't there it was not going to be honored. I made an appointment for the cut and color and when I arrived the stylist was no longer there, so it was with a new girl. I loved the new girl and thought how lucky I was that the other girl had left. Well I made an appointment again and when I arrived I had lucked out again with salon because the lady I had last time had left (she had just started there!) At this point I was getting frustrated as I finally had time to come in and was paying a babysitter. I couldn't just "come back a different time." Another new girl had just started and had time for me, halfway through my hair she had to have someone take over because she had a different appointment that was booked under her. The owner came over and was completely rude and did everything but apologize. It's been almost a year and I still can't use my massage because the therapist is no longer employed and the other massage therapist doesn't accept the certificates. They have a lady but she is booked out until September, which means she won't be there when I make it because no one stays there. The turnover is obnoxious. Please, Please do yourself a favor and don't buy the certificates in the mall. There are so many other wonderful places in Appleton to get your hair done. I hope they fix their negative energy and other people don't go through the hassle and waste of money I have gone through.
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Vicky L
a year ago
I see this place on Groupon all the time and I've been hesitant to try it out because of some of the reviews. I finally decided to check it out for myself and bought a couple of groupon coupons. I had a great massage there by Wendy. She did a 5 Star job, but I found the room to be a chilly which I didn't like, but it wasn't so bad when I laid down in the massage bed. Even though I have another groupon left for a manicure, I don't think it's a place I'd return to because I found the woman, whom I presume to be the manager, unpleasantly rude. She was at the counter and made it seem like my presence disturbed her, so I really didn't feel welcome. Hopefully I just caught her on a bad day, but she was unpleasant enough not to want to return. Fortunately it was just a groupon so I'm only out a few dollars.
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Tyler Skibba
a year ago
I got a massage from Pam, and it was awesome! She did some amazing work around my shoulder that aches from playing the guitar, and all around she pulled out some nice unique moves. She's the type of massage therapist who focuses on being in tune with your body, knowing where to put extra attention without even asking you. The other thing I really liked is that she didn't waste much time during the massage--she attempted to utilize as much of my hour as possible to massage me, being quick to replenish lotion, for example.
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Linda ramos-bowman
2 months ago
Awful place- I bought a Groupon and the first thing the stylist Karen told me, was not to use Groupon anymore because they take half the money. she gave me a good color, but the cut was way too short. when I got to work, I had a long piece of hair that was uncut, so one of the nurses cut it for me. Secondly, I showed everyone the cut I asked for and they looked at me and laughed. People said it's a terrible cut, that they would not have paid for it. I would never go back, nor would I recommend anyone go there.
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Lyz B
a year ago
i went here for a much-needed massage a month ago, so i could get rid of really intense soreness from hunching my shoulders all winter.. i purchased a groupon for it-- and ahhhhh. it was so relaxing. i was a bit late because the groupon wasn't interested in printing properly, but the staff was super sweet (and i think they understood the irony of being stressed out about a massage). they helped me with the glitchy groupon, and i still got a full massage, despite my awkward timing. cassandra was my masseuse, and she was awesome. this isn't my first massage in the area, and while i don't have any specific problems with other places, i felt the most comfortable here. but yeah, quality of massage was awesome, vibe was awesome, etc. i felt 100% afterwards, and the feeling lasted! definitely happy.c: thanks, guys!
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Carrie Kulibert
a year ago
Liked: Location Disliked: The smell is awful. They should add some type of ventilation so that the entire place doesn't smell like the nail salon part. Very unpleasant. Also, no one seems to answer the phones there, and when they do they are rude. The person taking appointments usually doesn't know if there is something available, and takes forever to get you booked in. I do not recommend this place at all.
KC McGlynn
a year ago
I'll be honest, after reading the reviews, I was a little nervous to book an appointment there. However, I felt very welcome. I was there for a wax, and I felt so comfortable and the salon took my nervousness away. Quickest wax I've ever had and a great price too! I'm not sure why there are bad reviews for this place, they were more than accommodating and professional.