This spa aims to stay ahead of trends and offers a luxury ambience to make every visit so special

INNOVATIVE salon Zen Lifestyle gained the ultimate accolade last year by being voted UK Salon of the Year in the British Beauty and Spa Awards. It was the second time that the Edinburgh-based salon had won the award, which makes it the only salon in the UK to have won this double honour.
A favourite among the Edinburgh beauty set, Zen now has an amazing 12 national beauty awards. This year the spa’s founder, Fiona Fowley, is a finalist in the Salon Director of the Year category and this is in recognition of many years at the forefront of the industry, her innovation and contribution to professional standards. “We pay tremendous attention to client care and customer satisfaction, and these are the main things that distinguish us from salons and spas,” says Fiona. “We also pay attertior to detail. There is a luxury ambience in our rooms which makes the salon a special place to come to.

The urban day spa was a concept pioneered in Scotland at the salon, and it was also one of the first to offer permanent laser hair removal. A clinic concept has also been created within each of the salons so that as well as giving the usual facials, the spa can offer advanced skin treatments for a variety of problems such as acnethread veinssun damage and pigmentation. “We have a digital facial skin scanner to analyse our client’s skin scientifically, plus a lot of advanced anti-ageing treatments,” Fiona explains. At the moment the staff are in training for a new product launch of a breakthrough product called Coffeeberry by Priori. The treatments and products where developed after scientists discovered the powerful anti-oxidant effects of the Coffeeberry fruit. The product is 99.8% natural and is a breakthrough for the prevention and treatment of sun damaged skin.

”We are a ways looking out for new things. Customers are more sophisticated now and read up on all the trends, so we have to be ahead of the game,” says Fiona.

Zen Lifestyle
9 Bruntsfield Place, 0131 477 3535
2-3 teviot Place, O131 225 6777

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