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An Award Winning Beauty Salon & Spa

Zen Lifestyle is an award winning salon group, with two luxurious locations in Edinburgh city centre. We have been voted UK Salon of the Year 5 times by a panel of industry professionals and our dedication to employee welfare and training has also been recognised with the award for UK Employer of the Year. We are a progressive employer and our efforts to create a fun and supportive work environment  were recently recognised with the award of the Investors in People accreditation.

Our vision is to provide the greatest client experience of any salon in the UK. We strive to achieve this through focusing on outstanding treatment standards and superb client care. The business is respected for its innovative approach and wide range of advanced treatments. A high emphasis is placed on training and personal development and candidates who take a great deal of pride in their work and who believe in continuous self improvement will enjoy working in our team. Exciting career progression opportunities are available for all employees.

If you would enjoy working in a vibrant, professional environment and feel ready to kick start your career, we would love to hear from you! Current vacancies are listed below.

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Why should you join our team?

  • A highly supportive team environment
  • An attractive salary enhanced by bonus and commissions
  • Industry leading training, both internal and external
  • Options to learn a wide range of advanced treatments
  • Continuous career development with individual development plans
  • Opportunities for promotion and progression within a larger company
  • Monthly incentives, competitions and recognition schemes
  • Long service recognition through additional holidays and other benefits
  • Free and discounted treatments and products
  • Company administered pension scheme
  • Regular social events and team outings
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The team celebrates winning UK Salon of The Year

Current Vacancies

Beauty Therapists

Qualified to a minimum of SVQ Level 3 with at least 18 months experience in a busy salon or spa is preferred, however if you are passionate about skin care and the beauty industry and have less experience we will consider taking on the right candidate. You must be articulate, hard working and a great team player, keen to further your career and learn new skills. Above all you must be enthusiastic! Both internal and external training courses will be included in the initial induction programme. Continuous training and development opportunities will be provided throughout your career at Zen Lifestyle. A competitive basic salary is supplemented by generous commission and other staff benefits.

Extensive and continuous training will be provided. This position requires shift work including weekends. If you feel ready to join our team please send your CV to You should include a covering note explaining how your profile matches what we are looking for.


A good receptionist can make a big difference on the client’s experience and plays a key role in supporting the busy team of therapists. A background in beauty, cosmetics or the spa industry is preferred, although well presented candidates who can demonstrate genuine interest in the beauty industry will also be considered. To be successful in this role you will need exceptional customer service skills and the ability to deal with a wide range of demanding clients. As well as excellent communication skills, you will also need to be well organised and have great administrative abilities. You should be self-motivated and able to work unsupervised. This role would suit someone who enjoys working as part of a close knit team and who gets a kick out of providing outstanding customer service.

Due to the salon’s opening hours this role involves some evening and weekend work on a rotating shift.

The company offers many benefits including a competitive salary, bonus opportunities, and staff treatments. We also offer industry leading training as well as ongoing career opportunities within an expanding company.

If you feel ready to join our team please send your CV to You should include a covering note explaining how your profile matches what we are looking for and when you will be available.

Threaders/Brow Specialists

We currently need a therapist with expert threading skills to support increasing levels of business at our Brow Bar. The successful candidate could be either a brow expert specialising in threading or a qualified beauty therapist with very strong skills and experience in threading. Extensive experience in threading and a high skill level is essential for this role. There will be scope to offer a wide range of lash and brow treatments at our busy brow bar, including HD Brows and lash extensions. For a qualified beauty therapist there would also be the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of other treatments. If you would like to be part of our dynamic and expanding team please send us your CV with a covering note to explain your current circumstances and why you are interested in the role. Please send applications to

What do our staff think?

I have benefitted so much from all the training I have received at Zen. I feel like a much stronger and better therapist since moving here.

Jodie Troup, Hanover St Salon

I really love the team atmosphere here at Zen. The girls are all so friendly and supportive. We all try to really look after each other which makes it so easy to get through the working day.

Sarah Robertson, Bruntsfield Salon

Working at Zen