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Amanda - master stylist - Cutting Director
Attending Capri College in Cedar Rapids was the start of Amanda’s career in cosmetology. She graduated in December of 2007 and joined the Zen team in August of 2009. Since then, she has expanded her knowledge immensely and has become the men’s cutting coach at Zen. Through advanced hair coloring, cutting, and texturing classes, she is able to give her guests the one of a kind experience they desire. She enjoys updating haircuts and creating custom color for each of her guests. She guarantees giving each of her guests the best results possible.
Kaci - Master stylist- Manager - Color Director
Kaci attended the Aveda Institute in Des Moines, has been a stylist with Zen Salon & Spa since March 2014, and is our current color educator. Her goal is to give her guests the best desired outcome while maintaining the integrity of their hair. She chose to work for Zen and Aveda because of the environmentally friendly atmosphere, naturally derived products, and to be a part of the great feeling of giving back to society. In Kaci’s free time she loves to spend time with her family, friends and yellow labrador, Mila. She is an avid sports fan and you can find her watching basketball, football and baseball!
Alex - Designer stylist
Alex is a graduate of Capri College in Cedar Rapids. She decided this career was meant for her because given a blank canvas she is very creative and able to see the outcome. Helping people was what Alex wanted along with building strong relationships with every client because she knows everyone is going through something in life and having them trust her means everything. She wants everyone to always speak highly of both Zen as well as herself. “My favorite thing is turning my client around and seeing the huge smile and the positive feedback from both the clients and my coworkers.” Everything she has achieved in school has shown her that possibilities are endless and she grew immensely mentally and physically throughout. “I have a cat Oliver who I’m slightly obsessed with. I always have my nails done usually very bright colors. I love having colored hair and being able to do whatever to my hair, fearlessly.” Alex specializes in blondes and toners.
“I would also like to talk about my family and how thankful I am for the support. Having so many strong role models by my side have helped me push through the hard times and have lifted me even more in the good times. Blessed is an understatement, I wouldn’t be where I am today without them by my side.”
The perfect blonde makes the world go ‘round.
Margeen - Designer stylist
Bio coming soon…
Nathan - Designer stylist
Nathan is originally from the Quad Cities. He attended Capri College in Davenport and graduated in 2016. Nathan has taken multiple education courses for cutting and color to further advance his skills. In his free time he loves to hangout with his family and friends. He enjoys scary movies, as well as giving back to and working with the LGBT community. He has big goals for his future in the hair and LGBT world!
MADI P. - Designer stylist
Bio coming soon.
Olivia - Designer stylist
A Capri college graduate from Cedar Rapids who is passionate about continuing education and building the knowledge to better help her clients. Olivia is talented in colors, nails, and updos for your special occasion. Outside of work she enjoys expanding her artistic side in painting and home decor. In her free time you’ll catch her going on target runs for no reason. (I think we can all relate to that ;))
“I look forward to help you look and feel your best.”
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Sam - Advanced Esthetician and Massage Therapist
Samantha has been providing massage therapy and esthetic services here at Zen since 2006. Massage was her first passion, and she enjoys helping guests relax and heal their muscles through advanced training techniques. She excels at time efficient waxing while still making sure her guests are comfortable. Facials allow her to help people feel comfortable in their own skin.
“There is a kind of beauty in imperfection” – Conrad Hall
Tatiana - Massage Therapist
“You never know what a person is dealing with, so take care to take cure.” Tatiana finds natural healing very important. She believes in educating guests on health benefits as well as continuing education for herself. Her goal is to deliver the most effective and stress relieving massage possible. Her skills include deep tissue, providing relaxation for her guests as well as custom and focus based massages.
Paige - Massage Therapist/Esthetician
Bio coming soon.
M A N A G E M E N T
Jenny - Owner
Jenny is a native of Dyersville, Iowa, and grew up understanding the importance of extending compassion to others and the power found in a one on one connection. She experienced college at Briar Cliff in Sioux City before eventually following her heart and attending Capri Cosmetology College in Dubuque, Iowa. Practicing her craft behind the chair was a joy every day and she knew she was meant to excel in this industry whether through changing guests' perceptions of themselves on a daily basis or in a larger aspect.
Career choices led Jenny's family to settle in Williamsburg, Iowa and opened the opportunity of salon management at Zender's Salon and Spa. Within two years, she was offered partnership of Zender's and in 2015 became sole owner, changing the name to Zen Salon & Spa. Jenny attributes the connection she has with the guests and staff to be the heart of her success. Jenny takes pleasure in leading the staff in all things possible for them in their careers and takes great pride in the guidance they seek from her. She is honored to be part of something so outstanding, a team that is passionate and confident in their talents, enhancing customer service to an unimaginable level, and to be involved in growing not only the salon culture, but also helping her team achieve their career goals and personal dreams.
Kaci - Manager
Kaci is a native of Monticello, Iowa. Following high school she graduated from Hawkeye Community College with a degree in Marketing Management. This is where her passion for management and the salon world falls into place. She loves working directly with our customers to meet & succeed expectations. Her passion is to grow the team and business every day.
F r o n t d e s k
Marisa has been with Zen since September 2017. She is passionate about her job at Zen and loves working alongside amazing and talented people. Marisa is outgoing and welcoming. At Zen, her goal is to make every client feel fabulous. She studies business at the University of Iowa and plans on working in the field of marketing post graduation.
Adam has been with Zen since October 2018. He loves getting to work with a talented group of stylists every day and is excited to spend some time back in the Midwest. He recently moved back home to attend the University of Iowa to get his M.A. in Higher Education/Student Affairs. Adam is a phenomenal people person that loves making every guest that walks in here feel right at home.
Jill has been with Zen since March 2019. A cosmetologist herself, she loves being surrounded by wonderful stylists. At Zen, her goal is to make every client feel relaxed and beautiful. She lives in West Liberty with her wonderful husband, Luke, and her two beautiful kids, Treyden (7) and Amzie (5).
Brittney joined Zen in October of 2018. Since then, she has enjoyed working aside such a talented and welcoming staff. Brittney strives to make every interaction with our clients fantastic. She currently studies Social Work at the University of Iowa and plans on furthering her education and obtaining her MSW through Iowa's graduate program in the fall of 2020.
Zen Salon & Spa is always looking for new talent. We are dedicated to guest care and are consistently improving our systems while remaining current and cutting edge. Our point of difference is our advanced three-month training program for new stylists, where the skills you learned while becoming licensed are honed through in-salon training and advanced education through Aveda.
We are currently hiring the following positions:
If you are interested in furthering your career and being a part of the Zen team, please submit your resume to Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kaci at email@example.com