411 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA | Directions 9410237.776875 -122.423176
Neighborhoods: Hayes Valley, Central North
Organic nail treatments in a hip, Asian-inspired shop cum salon. – In Short
Housed inside Azalea, a high-end Hayes Valley clothing boutique, this small nail studio offers a limited menu of services for the hands and feet. Bordeaux-colored walls, low lighting and bamboo furnishings, such as low-slung pedicure chairs, create a rich Eastern ambience for the well-to-do clientele. Manicures range from basic polish changes to the signature Z Manicure with cuticle trimming, nail shaping and a hand massage. Feet are pampered with sports, coconut and ultimate spa pedicures.
Be on guard about tricky "upgrades" – I have to always be on guard at this place. I have been duped before into getting service "upgrade$" - one time I was asked if I wanted nice-smelling lotion instead of the regular nice-smelling lotion. I said "no" at first but was heavily pressured into taking the 'nicer smelling' stuff. Didn't care either way, until I paid my bill and it was $20 more than what I was expecting.
It's not sound business to trick your customers into upgrading their service. The time to do that is when a person is checking in for their appointment - it is then the cashier has a chance to explain additional services that are available.
I used to go to this place a while back but stopped going because of these tactics. I went back for the first time a couple of days ago, but vowed it will be the last.
I read about this place on citysearch and decided to go there to get my toes ready for summer. I was a little disappointed by the experience. My pedicurist chastised me for not having more frequent professional pedicures and seemed rushed. It seemed to bum her out that she had to do more work on my feet since they hadn't been professionally done in a while. I also notieced that she offer me tea or water until the next client arrived and she was offering it to her.
The atmosphere is neat there and I loved the fact that because it's located in a clothing boutique you don't have the typical nail salon smell or atmosphere there. The lighting and music was very pleasant too.
FANTASTIC! – The boutique is full of really chic clothing, yummy and unique toiletries and the best jeans! Not only that, but the staff is really helpful. The pedicures are really relaxing and they use nice products.
User review by alake45398 – I really enjoyed the convienence of going to a great boutique and then getting a mani and pedi all in the same place. The Z Lounge is cozy and very enjoyable. The manicures are great and the atmosphere is so fun and friendly. If you need a minicure or pedicure you should go here because its way more than a nail salon, its a fashion forward good time!!
Beauty On The spot – The sleek Z-Bar appeals to the most fashion forward of women, but the service is what keeps people coming back to pamper themselves while shopping. A fabulous colour selection by top nail polish brands Opi, & Essie make this an experience you won't want to miss.
A must try for nail treatment lovers! – Organic products, sugar scrub and massage -- what more could a girl want? The nail techs are experienced and sooo sweet! They do such a great job everytime I am always looking forward to come back and get my weekly pampering for such a great price - with their care, my nails have never looked and felt better. The manicures are done is a bar-style high chairs, and I got my pedicures on a nice bamboo couch -- its a perfect place to come alone or with a group of friends.
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