Kenmore >Beauty > Salon Zeka
6522 NE Bothell Way NW, Kenmore, WA | Directions 9802847.758804 -122.252550
I have been going to Salon Zeka since it first opened in Kenmore. An incredibly well run full service salon where every beautician truly listens to what YOU want: hair style/color/special treatments or products, to extensive skin treatment & esthetician services, to professional massages and NOW COMPLETE MANICURE AND PEDICURE SERVICES! I just had my first shellac pedicure and manicure with Tracy. Knowing the quality of Salon Zeka I should not have been surprised, but I was truly amazed. Honestly, I have never had so many services and detailed extra care included in a manicure/pedicure. Special cutting and care for cuticles and nail beds; softening, massage and oils for tough and dry skin on hands and feet; large selection of colors and finishes, meticulous application of polish . . . ALL done in a relaxing, immaculately clean Zen-like environment. Tracy is a long-term pro and offers excellent advice for personal care of your hands and feet. She is pleasant, very efficient and truly professional. Even my podiatrist was surprised how much better and healthier my feet were! I am so pleased Salon Zeka now does nails. They have made sure that this service (as with all their other services) is consistently based on customer satisfaction, superb skill level, and fairly priced services in a truly caring, comfortable and elegant environment. . . a local gem.
Judy is the BEST!!! – Judy is such a great stylist! She has been coloring my hair for YEARS now - turning it a deep black to a golden blonde! This takes a lot of patience & care. Judy makes sure to explain all of my options & each step that she's taking to process my hair.
She also does great haircuts & suggests products that are affordable & can last awhile. This is why i think she's the BEST!!! :D
Alix is phenominal!! – Alix did such a wonderful job on my hair. I have been to several upscale salons and paid and arm and a leg for thier services. Alix is the only stylist who does a great job and I paid 1.2 the price!! Thank you Alix!! I will definitely be returing.
A little unorganized – After a great experience with Shelby doing an eyebrow wax & color, I decided to give their hairstyist a try after mine has moved across the country.
Stopped in a week before, chatted with the receptionist, showed her the color combination my stylist used & she said no problem it was an easy formula to duplicate. Took a card, checked out the reviews and called back a few days later.
Left a message with my full name, phone numbers, what I was looking for - a 2 minute long message with details since I don't have time in the middle of the work day to make calls. It took 3 phone calls to get this settled. I should have went with my gut at that time and cancelled the appointment.
Appointment day comes, I show Judy the formula and measurements and then I hear, well, we don't exactly have that, lets grab the book and try to match it. :-( Okay, maybe it's expecting a little much, but if you're a colorist, please know how to work the different product colors to get the effect. Disappointed after the receptionist told me that was an easy one achieve. I asked for 1/2" off the ends as well.
About 30 minutes into this appointment, I'm rocking a pretty good migraine. Unfortunately, I'm being asked, like, every, like, single, like question in the book. She's trying to figure out if she's seen me in there before. (I saw Shelby once, the other 3 times I've called, she hasn't been in), well then didn't she introduce us? I think that's how I know you. I get you're trying to build rapport, but relax a little. Then came the sales techniques, I heard all about the benefits of Clarisonic brushes, even after I told her I had one at home. I'm freaking out about this time and ready to ask to skip the haircut as well.
I appreciate that Judy was thorough, but 2-1/2 hours for a solid all over color and cut that was more than 1/2"!!!! OMG! I wanted to cry. Not to mention, my hair isn't red, it's more brown, poop brown than red! She offered to fix the color, but I just wanted to get out the door. I was too scared to see what red she'd come up with. I can't stand the color, but don't have the money to spend to have someone else try to fix it!
I may need to fly monthly to Florida to have my old stylist do my hair.
Stylists listen to their clients and results are fantastic! – My sister tried out Salon Zeka and raved about it (she saw Tara). So I had to give them a try. I had Caleh (pronounced "Kay-la"). She cut my hair exactly how I wanted it done. I asked for more textured layers for volume, and that's exactly what I got.
I curl my long hair every day, in large waves, and Caleh did a great job restyling my hair. Instead of using a small curling iron (where most stylists end up giving me the 'high school prom' spiral curls), she used a technique I've never seen before. She used a regular large brush to create the loose waves. It was gorgeous! This girl is talented!
You won't go anywhere else! – I have been going to Salon Zeka for about two years now. I will separate this review out into a few sections...
Hair first - I have Nancy the owner cut my hair and Judy color it. I have complete confidence that when I sit in their chairs I will come out looking good. I don't worry ONE BIT that it will look crazy or I won't be able to style it when I'm done. I COMPLETELY TRUST THEM (I wrote that in all caps because it's true!)...
Spa services next - Shelby is fantastic! The best prices in waxing anywhere... she's professional, the spa rooms have a great mood (ambiance) they're clean and as I said before the prices can't be beat. I go every four weeks to get my brows, legs, lip and underarms waxed (try the underarm wax - you will be amazed and won't ever shave again!!!).
You will never go anywhere else! They also have a great referral program so you can get money off your visits for referring new clients...
Salon Zeka is a great value and a nice place. I couldn't say enough great things about it!
BEST SALON IN TOWN :) – I LOVE, LOVE HOW CLOSE SALON ZEKA IS TO MY HOUSE. THEY ARE FANTASTIC. I'VE BEEN SEEING JUDY NOW FOR AWHILE AND I LOVE HER. SHE LISTENS TO WHAT I WANT AND GIVES ME SUGGESTIONS TO FIT MY NEEDS. I'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A STYLIST WHO ACTUALLY SHOWS THEY CARE FOR SUCH A LONG TIME AND HAVE NOW FOUND HER! SHE CUTS AND COLORS FOR A VERY REASONABLE PRICE. THANKS SALON ZEKA FOR GIVING KENMORE A TRUSTWORTHY SALON TO GO TO!
Perfection – Tara is my hairdresser. She has been doing my hair for quite a while now and I have never had a bad experience. Tara is fun, she is smart and she is a very good hairdresser!!! I highly recommend Salon Zeka, if you communicate with the hairdresser what you want you will get what you want. I am sorry for the person who wrote the review that was negative. Perhaps the patron did not communicate well with her stylist.
Salon Zeka: Amazing Salon & Spa – I have been going to Salon Zeka for many, many years now and absolutely LOVE IT! I've lived in Kenmore for 11 yrs and no other Salon in this area comes close.
Everyone there is so nice and welcoming- it's fantastic! I've bounced around between a few different stylists there and have never once been dissatisfied! I walk out feeling GREAT with a huge smile on my face each time! All of the stylists there always keep up-to-date with the lastest hair trends and provide me with a fabulous look at a reasonable price! I can always count on the SALON ZEKA team! They are so meticulous and ask questions to ensure you get the right look for you and your lifestyle.
I get so many compliments on my hair and always tell them the same thing- go visit SALON ZEKA! The nice thing is I get $10 off my hair service for each referral- so it doesn't get any better!
And the spa downstairs is so COZY- you almost feel right at home! Not only do they do waxing, but facials too! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
Alix is the best hair stylist ever!! – Most stylists are good in only one area. The great thing about Alix is that you don't have to make two seperate appointments with two different stylists. Alix does the best colors/foils and gives the greatest cuts! So, you get it all done in one shot. :)
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