ZEN micro spa and salon is a concept that has been in development for the entirety of David’s career. He started cosmetology school at the age of 17, the week after graduating high school. After acquiring his cosmetology license he was hired by Wavelengths Salon, at that time voted “Best Salon in Santa Fe” for 20 consecutive years. The incredible staff there took David under their collective wing, taught him true professionalism, and honed and refined his skill. David’s passion and love for the beauty industry was ignited then and there, and continues to burn like wild fire. David has worked in all aspects of the industry, including management, ownership, consulting, education (for three different major cosmetics companies), educational development and stage work. David holds cosmetology licenses in New Mexico and Colorado, and both cosmetology and master esthetics licenses in Virginia.
Holly, Master Stylist
Holly is a recent arrival to the Lynchburg area, and we are thrilled to have her as part of the ZEN team. She is an extremely talented and creative individual with many years of experience in the beauty industry, and a very impressive resume. She is passionate about her work, and it shows in what she produces. Holly excels in creating customized cuts for both men and women, as well as styling hair for all of the special occasions in life. She also enjoys in creating natural looking color, and highlights unique to each individual’s requests. Holly absolutely loves the career she has chosen, and comes to work excited to see what each day brings.
Jenn, Master Stylist
Since a young age, Jenn has known that the beauty industry in her niche. She graduated from cosmetology school at the age of seventeen, and then spent five years in the corporate beauty world. She has transitioned to ZEN to better pamper and accommodate the needs of her clients. Jenn excels at precision cutting and texturing techniques for men and women. She also loves creative color and special occasion hair.
Melissa, Massage Therapist
Melissa has been a massage therapist since 2000, and has worked with a variety of clients; focusing on metabolic balance, stress reduction, and relief from muscular tension. She is proficient in a variety of techniques, including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, hot stone, and pregnancy. Her goal in every massage is to provide her clients with therapeutic, compassionate touch, as well as improvements to physical, emotional, and psychological health. Prior to graduating from the Massage Therapy Institute in St. Augustine FL, Melissa received her B.A. in English from Mary Baldwin College. She is also a professional musician, photographer, designer, and (the most rewarding and challenging of all) a mother.
Teri, Esthetician, Nail and Waxing Technician
Teri believes that radiantly healthy, clearer, brighter skin is within reach for all of us, from our early teens through pregnancy, mid life, menopause and far beyond. After graduating from The Salon Professional Academy in Colorado, Teri continued her education with extensive chemical peel training and innovative skin care therapies. Teri’s aim is for you to look and feel better on the inside and out. A simple but consistent regimen will lead to beautiful skin.
Joel, Operations Manager and Co-Owner
Joel is not a spa industry veteran, but brings to the table decades of business management, ownership and marketing, in such far flung arenas as vintage Italian cars, real estate, theatre and music. He keeps the gears of ZEN micro spa and salon turning smoothly so that the creative staff can create!