microdermabrasion facial spa treatment

Have you tried various physical exfoliators and they’re just not enough to improve your hyperpigmentation, acne scars, uneven skin texture, or clogged pores? Microdermabrasion is the bigger, better skin care solution you just might be looking for! 

What is Microdermabrasion? 

A microdermabrasion facial is a non-surgical procedure that exfoliates the skin by removing the thick outer layer of dry, dead skin cells through a variety of applications. When removing the top layer of skin, the body triggers a rejuvenation process that quickly replaces the lost skin cells with healthy, new ones. This results in clearer, healthier, and more radiant skin in a matter of minutes.

Microdermabrasion typically takes about 30 minutes to complete and requires very minimal preparation. This process can be done through three different approaches: 

Crystal Microdermabrasion

Crystal microdermabrasion requires a crystal-releasing handpiece that gently sprays on fine crystals, such as an aluminum oxide or sodium bicarbonate, to rub away the top layer of the skin. 

Diamond-Tip Handpiece

A diamond-tip wand is a popular application, used on sensitive facial areas, such as near the eyes. Just like the crystal microdermabrasion, this process gently exfoliates the skin by suctioning off dead skin cells from the face.

The abrasion of this process is largely determined by the pressure applied on the wand along with how long the suction remains on the face. 


A newer method in facial treatments, hydradermabrasion simultaneously combines crystal-free exfoliation and a dermal infusion of products to prompt collagen production and increase blood flow to the skin.  

The Benefits of a Microdermabrasion Facial

Wondering if microdermabrasion is for you, or if it’s really worth the cost? The answer is yes! Microdermabrasion is proven to be very beneficial to your skin when used to address certain skin concerns. 

Microdermabrasion doesn’t just make skin appear brighter and healthier. While it does make your skin look alive, it’s working behind the scenes too. This treatment actually works to properly activate rejuvenation and healthy blood flow, increasing the nutrition delivered to skin cells. Microdermabrasion helps with the following:

  • Reduce the appearance of acne scars 
  • Promote even skin tone
  • Enhance skin elasticity
  • Anti-aging
  • Improve cell production
  • Renew overall skin tone and texture 
  • Improve the appearance of acne, wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, scarring, melasma, and other related skin conditions. 

Is a Microdermabrasion Facial Right for You? 

Microdermabrasion is considered a safe procedure for the majority of skin types and colors. This facial treatment may be right for you if you suffer from any of the following:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Age/brown spots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Blackheads
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Dull skin complexion
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Sun damage 

However, microdermabrasion is not always effective, and can even be harmful to other skin concerns. If you have the following skin conditions, microdermabrasion could have a negative impact on you by irritating the skin or causing breakouts.

  • Eczema
  • Rosacea
  • Active sunburn 
  • Herpes
  • Lupus
  • Open sores
  • Psoriasis 
  • Fragile capillaries
  • Widespread acne

If you are looking for an alternative solution, there are a wide variety of other skin care treatments that can be beneficial as well. Consider options like chemical peels, quick-and-easy DIY kits, and for a longer-lasting effect, dermabrasion. 

Ultimately, the skin care experts at Zano Salons recommend discussing your skin concerns with a professional. They can help you determine if microdermabrasion is the right fit for you. Be sure to detail any and all past cosmetic procedures and surgeries, to help you discover a skin care solution tailored for you.

Ready to try microdermabrasion? Schedule your appointment today at our spa locations in Naperville, Ogden, Batavia, or Lisle, Illinois!

Top 5 Hair Colors for 2019

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The best way to truly express the “New Year, New You” is with a new hair color.

If you’re looking for a way to bid farewell to last year and kick off the New Year with a bang, do it with a hair transformation. Set the tone for 2019 with a hair color! We’ve got five of the hottest hair color trends that will make you want to call your hairstylist immediately.

Schedule an appointment with a hair stylist or colorist at Zano Salons. The specialists at our beauty salons in Downtown Naperville, Lisle, or Naperville-Ogden, or Batavia, Illinois will help you choose a hair color that fits your unique style and tastes.

The Latest Hair Color Trends:

Looking for a New Hair Color? Try a Coral Hue with a Golden Undertone

The Pantone Color of the Year 2019 is Living Coral. The hair color is described as an “animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge.”

To achieve this fun and playful hair color, ask your hair colorist for peachy pink tones. Think along the lines of a lovely copper with pink undertones. Subtle coral accents would complement golden blonde or light brown hair. Or, you can go edgy with a full head of vivid peachy-pink tresses.

While copper hair colors do look best on cool complexions, you can rock this color whatever your skin tone. Ask a hair stylist at Zano Salons to mix the perfect shade of coral that compliments you.

Subtle Hair Transitions

High-contrast melts are your friend, particularly if you don’t want anyone messing with your scalp. Your hair color stylist will work inches away from your roots to create a seamless and natural melt.

Our expert hair color stylists at Zano Salons are able to achieve this look. This marriage between balayage and ombre is the graduation of three shades or more. If you have naturally brown hair, your hair colorist can add an ash brown that transitions into platinum. Book an appointment at our beauty salons in Naperville, Batavia, and Lisle, Illinois to receive a hair transition.

Jet Black Hair is Back

There was a time when jet black hair was considered too hard and gothic. Today, it’s undeniably sassy, classy, and chic. There’s something about this hair color that is daring yet soft and cool. It’s seriously dramatic and the perfect way to make a drastic change, especially if you’re a natural blonde. To make jet black hair last and make a real impact, ask your hairstylist for tips on how to maintain its high shine.

Soft and Sun-Kissed Hairstyle

Highlights are probably the least radical way to update your ‘do. It’s perfect if you’re looking for something more natural. Your hair stylist and colorist will apply hair coloring to small sections of your hair to create more dimension.

You can easily lift the color of your natural hair to achieve a summery feel, but how about taking it a few steps further? Complement brown or hair with honey or amber highlights; if you’re blonde, your hairstylist may suggest caramel, golden or silvery highlights. Strawberry or auburn blonde highlights would look gorgeous on redheads.

Step into Spring with Sweet Lilac

Show how over winter you are by being the first to rock the warm and inviting colors of spring. Sweet Lilac is one of the beautiful colors from Pantone’s Spring/Summer 2019 NYFW Color Palette. It’s described as an “endearing pink infused lavender” with an “easy and gentle manner quietly charms.”

Charm your way into the New Year with your unique take on this Sweet Lilac trend. Choose from a bright, vivid version if you’re feeling adventurous or the perfect flirty pastel. Imagine your naturally blonde or brunette hair gradually turn into sweet hues of pink-lavender.

If you’re not quite ready to let go of your locks with a dramatic cut but still want a cool hairstyle change, do it with color. Schedule your appointment today!

Benefits of Receiving a Professional Massage

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When many of us think of a massage we think of one word: relaxation. While it’s true massages are intended to help us relax, we may be unaware of the other health benefits of getting a professional massage. Receiving a massage from a professional massage therapist and beauty spa has a variety of benefits.

Visit our beauty spas and salons in Downtown Naperville, Lisle, Naperville-Ogden, and Batavia, Illinois to receive a professional massage from a beauty specialist. Visitors may select from our massage therapy options, such as our traditional massages or  specialty massages that include river rocks. We also allow guests to customize their massage services and choose a duration for the appointment. Available massage sessions options include 25 minutes, 50 minutes, and 75 minutes.

Zano Salons provides an excellent deal for guests that book a couple of massage therapy appointments. Guests are able to receive a free massage session when they book a total of 3 massages. Book an appointment at one of our beauty spas to receive a stimulating and therapeutic massage.

Benefits of Massage Therapy:


Massage Therapy Sessions Eliminate Stress

Stress can have negative effects on the body including mental strain, weight gain, sleep issues and digestive problems. When we are stressed, the stress hormone cortisol is released in the body, compounding these issues. Visiting a beauty spa for a massage therapy appointment can help reduce stress in the body and help relax and rejuvenate.


Massages Reduce Headaches by Alleviating Tension

Headaches can be caused by tension in the body. Receiving a massage at a beauty spa help reduce this tension, reducing the number of tension headaches you may have, and relieving the pain caused from these headaches.


Massage Services Help Improve Posture & Improve Back Muscles

Spend most of your work hours sitting at a desk? Taking advantage of professional massage services can help counteract the negative issues caused by sitting for prolonged periods of time, such as pain and weakness in the lower back. Regularly scheduled massage therapy can help correct posture issues and help us to strengthen back and glute muscles weakened by sedentary lifestyles. Are you experiencing the side effects of back issues or poor posture? Schedule an appointment at one of our beauty spas and salons in Naperville, Batavia, Lisle, or Naperville-Ogden to receive a professional massage from a trained massage therapist.

Massages Reduce Insomnia

Massage Therapy Reduces Pain in Joints & Muscles to Reduce Insomnia

Having trouble sleeping? Massage therapy induces a state of relaxation in our bodies, reducing tension and relieving joint and muscle pain. The relaxation and reduction in pain and stress offered by massage therapy helps provide a more restful nights sleep to those who tend to have trouble sleeping.


Massage Therapists Pinpoint Areas Trouble to Reduce Joint Pain

When we knock our leg against a table or hit our elbow, what do we immediately do to relieve the pain? We rub the spot we hit. Massage therapy is a more practiced form of what we naturally do to relieve pain. Massage therapists and beauty spas and salons are trained to pinpoint pain and work out the issues through the techniques they have been trained to perform. This massaging helps lessen joint pain and help improve mobility.


Massages Help Assist With Blood Flow in Damaged Areas of the Circulatory System

Massaging the body stimulates circulation and increases blood flow. The pressure put on the circulatory system from massage therapy at beauty salons and spas helps move blood through broken or damaged portions of the system, promoting healing. Regular visits to our massage therapists in Batavia, Naperville, Lisle, and Naperville-Ogden can greatly improve circulation throughout the body, increasing blood flow to extremities and previously blocked pathways. Schedule an appointment at a Zano Salons location to receive exclusive spa treatments from our team of professionals.


Massage Therapy Helps Boost the Immune System


Massage Therapy Helps Reduce Stress and Enhance the Immune System

Chronic stress can take a toll on our bodies immune system, weakening it and leaving us prone to illness and infection. Massage therapy helps reduce this stress, while giving our immune system a boost. Just as regular exercise can strengthen our immune systems, regular massage therapy helps through reducing stress, inducing restfulness and increasing blood flow. Each of these helps boost our immune systems and protect our bodies from harmful germs.

Available Massage Therapy Options at Our Beauty Spas

Zano Salons offers a wide variety of massage services at its beauty spas. Guests may choose a regular massage or a specialty massage that includes river rocks. Visitors may also customize their massage therapy session and select the duration for the appointment. Available options include 25 minute, 50 minute, and 75 minute appointments. Also, Zano Salons offers an exclusive deal for individuals that purchase a couple of massage sessions. Guests are able to earn a free massage session if they purchase a total of 3 massages. Schedule an appointment at a beauty spa or salon in Naperville, Batavia, Lisle, Naperville-Ogden to receive a therapeutic and rejuvenating massage.

How to Choose the Right Hair Products for Thick & Thin Hair

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Volumizing? Moisturizing? Heat-resistant? Choosing hair styling products can be tough. With the amount of products and styling tools available, figuring out which products to use for your hair type can be downright confusing.

Zano Salons offers haircuts and hairstyling services to give you the look you’re seeking. Whether you have thin or thick hair, we’re here to show you the tools and hair products you need to bring out the best in your locks:


Recommended Hair Products for Thin Hair

Volume Enhancing Hair Products

If you have thin hair, what you’re in most need of is volume. Look for hair products such as shampoo and conditioner that offer volumizing properties. These products will help add body to your hair as you style.

Give Your Hair a Boost & Volume with Mousse

Mousse is a thin-haired girls best friend. Although mousse used to dry out hair, formulas today are made to moisturize. Look for volume enhancing types to help give your hair a boost. Just be sure to use a small amount, and run through your hair to avoid getting that helmet head look often found with overuse. If you need assistance finding a new hairstyle, visit a Zano Salons location in Naperville, Lisle, or Batavia, Illinois. We offer haircuts and hairstyling services to meet your preferences.

Enhance the Body of Your Hair with Velcro Rollers

After you’re done blow drying, don’t reach for the curling iron, reach for velcro rollers instead. Section off pieces of hair and curl them up in velcro rollers to add extra lift to your roots. Hit the rollers with a blast of cool air from your blow dryer to set, and viola: instant lift.

Finish Styling with a Dry Shampoo Hair Product

Still using hairspray to set your look? To enhance your hairstyle, we recommend a dry shampoo hair product. Instead of stiffening your hair, dry shampoo will absorb into your hair, offering a better hold and extended volume. Bonus tip: Don’t brush your hair after applying dry shampoo. Let the hair product work its way into your hair on its own, increasing hold and decreasing fizz.

Recommended Hair Products for Thick Hair

Moisturizing Hair Products

Thick hair has a tendency to dry out. When looking for hair products, be sure to reach for ones that offer moisture. Moisturizing shampoos and conditioners are a great base for ensuring thick hair gets the care it needs to stay healthy and strong.

Frizz Controller

Always dealing with frizz and flyaways? Reach for an oil-based hair product to help tame them. Oils such as aragon help tame frizz in thick, dry hair creating a sleek look. Remember, when using oils a little goes a long way. Depending on hair length, use around a dime size amount of hair product, working it through your hair to decrease frizz.

Primer Spray

Love your thick hair but hate how long it takes to dry? Decrease blow drying time by investing in a primer spray. Priming the hair pre-blow dry will help lessen the time you’ll have to stand in front of the mirror with a dryer blasting in your ear.

Right Blow Dryer

Speaking of blow drying, be sure to use the right blow dryer for the job. Thick hair can take a long time to dry, so knowing which dryer is best can help speed up the process. Look for an ion dryer with at least 1800 watts of power. This will help your hair dry faster, with less damage and frizz when compared to traditional dryers.

Want to learn how to manage your hairstyle? Our stylists know how to handle your hair, regardless of hair type, and will help you create the look you’ve been dreaming of. Schedule your appointment today!

10 Hairstyling Hacks Every Woman Should Know

Those first few days after a visit to the hair salon can feel like pure bliss. Your hair is looking fabulous and feeling fresh and you’re reveling in the feeling. Yet, we know all too well that good hair days don’t happen every day. We’re here to help you with ten hairstyling hacks to tame your locks and keep you feeling good even when your hair is unruly. Master these hairstyling tips, and you’ll say goodbye to bad hair days.

Are you looking to sharpen your look? Book an appointment. Our hair stylists will work with you to find a hairstyle that matches your personality. Visit our beauty salons in Naperville, Lisle, or Batavia to receive a haircut from our trained stylists.

1. Dry shampoo before bed

Dry shampoo is a tool every woman should have in her arsenal. For days where time is of the essence, or alarms have been slept through, dry shampoo can save the day. But, did you know it works best when used before going to bed? If you know you’re going to be short on time, spray dry shampoo in your hair before you go to bed so it has time to naturally work itself through your hair as you sleep. Wake up with fresh locks and with a few extra minutes of solitude.

2. Spray bobby pins with hairspray

Bobby pins keep falling out? Spray them with hairspray before using them. Spraying a light coat of hairspray on them will give them a rougher texture, making it easier for your hair to cling to them. The hairspray will act as a kind of glue, keeping them in place.

Are you ready to try a new hairstyle? Schedule a haircut or hair styling appointment at one of our beauty salons.

3. Use your hands to apply hairspray

To enhance your hairstyle and to avoid the helmet head look, lightly spray a coat of hairspray on your hands, then apply it to your hair. This will tame the frizz and add volume without causing the crunchy look we all would rather avoid.

4. Want wavy curls? Start in the middle

Are you looking to improve your hairstyle with waves? Start curling your hair in the middle of it, rather than at the top. This way of curling gives you long, bouncy waves that last longer and look great.

5. Fake a fuller ponytail by using the double ponytail trick

Want your ponytail to look long and full? Hack it. Start by pulling half of your hair into a ponytail at the top. Then, gather the rest of your hair into a lower ponytail, right below the first. The higher ponytail will hide the lower one, creating a full, long ponytail effect.

6. Set your style using the cool setting on your blow dryer

Once you’re finished styling your hair, blast it with the cold air setting on your blow dryer. The cool air will work to set your style, making it last longer.

7. Don’t rub your hair dry, press it

When drying your hair, avoid frizz by pressing the water out of your hair, not rubbing a towel through it. Rubbing creates friction that causes frizz, pressing minimizes this friction. If you want even better results, use a t-shirt to dry your hair. The material used in t-shirts is less likely to cause the friction that promotes frizz.

8. Want a quick curl? Place hair in a ponytail and curl the ends

Spend half the time curling your hair by curling only half your hair. Pulling your hair into a ponytail and curling those pieces will give you the curls you desire in less time.

9. Add shine to your hair by rinsing with cold water

Rinsing with cold water adds instant shine to your hair by closing your hair’s cuticles, sealing them and making them lay flat against each other. When this happens, your hair becomes smooth and less frizzy, increasing shine.

10. Use eyeshadow to make your hair look fuller

Have thin hair? Make it look fuller by applying a shade of eyeshadow that matches your hair color to your part or in other places that look light, like near your hairline. Filling in these spaces with a color that matches your hair will give the illusion of thicker, fuller hair.

We hope you learned a thing or two about keeping your hair healthy and on point between stylings. These hacks will help you tame your hair and add style and shine to it each day.

Ready for a new look? Schedule your appointment at Zano Salons today!


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As the seasons change, many people find themselves wanting a fresh new look. With the time and money invested in a visit to the hair salon, finding ways to maintain that blowout and style between visits is key. If you plan to visit the hair salon for an upgraded look, you’ll want to read these five tips for keeping that hairstyle looking good in the weeks after your visit.

Need a new hairstyle for the Fall? Schedule an appointment at Zano Salons with our hair stylists. We have hair salon locations in Batavia, Naperville-Ogden, Lisle, and Downtown Naperville, Illinois. The specialists at our hair salons follow the latest hair styling trends and are able to give you a custom haircut.

Read our five tips below to learn more about maintaining your hairstyle after your visit to one of our hair salons.

Don’t Wash Hair Too Often

Shampooing too often will strip your hair of natural oils that are meant to keep hair from drying out. While washing is necessary to maintain proper balance of these oils, over-washing can cause hair to dry out and increase the chances for frizz and breakage. Taking breaks between washing your hair is important in maintaining a good balance of these oils. When you are washing, be sure you’re using the right shampoo for your haircut. If you’ve had highlights or other color treatments, find a shampoo specifically designed for color treated hair to help maintain your color between visits to the salon.

Use Conditioner

While everyone should include conditioner in their hair care routine, conditioner can especially be a lifesaver for color-treated hairstyles. The process of coloring hair tends to dry it out, even if your hair stylist is using a moisture-infused color system. Be sure to use conditioner when washing your hair to prevent it from drying out. Conditioner will also bring back any moisture that may have been lost due to coloring or over-washing. Looking to switch up your conditioning routine? Our hair stylists love the Masque Intense from Kerastase!

Looking for a new hairstyle or hair care assistance? Schedule an appointment at Zano Salons in Naperville, Lisle, and Batavia, Illinois. Our hair stylists are able to provide custom hair cuts for men and women.

Sleep on Silk Pillowcases

Silk pillowcases let our hair flow freely as we sleep, helping to prevent tangles. Silk or satin fabrics also decrease frizz. Standard cotton pillowcase fabrics have a tendency to cause friction, rubbing against our hair and causing hair to become frizzy or kinked – the definition of bed head. Although silk pillowcases can be a bit more expensive compared to their cotton counterparts, it’s a small price to pay to avoid waking up with matted, frizzy hair.

Give Hot Tools a Break

If you think about it, we put our hair through a lot. We brush and blow-dry hair, load it up with product, and pull and style our hair into place each day. Blow-drying causes hair to dry quickly, but potentially damages strands in the process. Using too many hair products can weigh hair down, and many heavy products don’t allow hair to breathe. Give your hair a rest by taking a day off from blow-drying and using products like dry shampoo, hairspray, and mousse. This will help your hair grow longer and stronger between cuts.

Are you due for a haircut? Schedule a visit at one of our hair salons in  Naperville, Lisle, and Batavia, Illinois.

Ask Your Hair Stylist for Tips

While you’re still in the chair at the salon is the perfect time to get some pointers from your hair stylist on how to maintain your new style! Don’t be afraid to ask for direction from your stylist. Our hair stylists specialize in crafting custom haircuts for our clients. They have years of training and experience and have usually figured out a few of their own best practices for keeping their hairstyle looking fresh. They might recommend a certain product that will do the trick, or a washing method that can help maintain hair color and texture. In may cases, a good hair stylist will be happy to share their tips and tricks for maintaining your specific hairstyle between visits.

Whatever your style, learning the ins and outs of keeping it up will help you feel your best between trips to the hair salon. Need a fresh new look for Fall? Schedule your appointment Zano Salons today! We also offer other beauty treatments such as manicures or pedicures, waxing, massages, professional hairstyling, and hair coloring.

Makeup Tips for Busy Schedules

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Good makeup usually takes time. Like, a lot. Sigh. So, if you are short on time and regularly apply makeup, here are some tips to ensure you can still achieve the look you want in a fraction of the time.

Personalize Your Makeup Routine

Everyone has a different daily makeup routine. A makeup or facial feature that is a major concern to some may be negligible for others, so keep in mind that you should only do what you think is important and necessary to look your absolute best!

Focus on Opening Your Eyes

Dot an eyebrow pencil onto those few sparse areas of your eyebrows if you are in a rush but enjoy polished eyebrows. Once they are evened out, coat with a tinted eyebrow gel or clear mascara for a natural (and awesome!) look.

Oftentimes people do not find eyeliner important enough to put on in a hurry. It takes a long time and many choose to skip it. Next time, try tightlining to save some precious minutes and make your eyes appear larger. With a dark brown or black waterproof brush or pencil, look down into your mirror and add liner to the upper lash line from underneath your lashes into the waterline. Basically, you are applying color directly where your lashes are growing out of your skin. Hello eyes! They will look effortlessly more wide-open.

If you don’t have the time to apply mascara well, and don’t find it absolutely necessary to color your lashes differently, consider investing in an eyelash curler. Curled lashes frame and define eyes in ways similar to mascara, minus the color. Curling is a cool way to open up your eyes.

Make Skin Look Alive

Maybe you did not get enough sleep, but you would prefer not to be told that you look tired all day. Slap on some peach-colored concealer to your eyelids and under eye area to hide any darkness. The peach color swept under your eyes will brighten them as well. Add a touch of translucent powder and a coat of mascara to ensure you look fresh and well-rested!

Always mix your tinted foundation with moisturizer to create a more natural appearance and to save time. The moisturizer sheers out any foundation. This will give you a beautiful base and make any colors on your face truly pop.

Swipe on a Quick Lipstick

There are hundreds of different lip products currently on the market, and many claim to do different things. There is lipstick, lip gloss, lip liner, lip balm and lip moisturizer, to name a few. Find something that combines highlighting some of your favorite lip features in one product, like a lip gloss crayon. Go with whatever works for you. That way, you can have all the color, highlights and moisture you want all at once! Something wine-colored on your lips creates a soft and diffused look on your face.

Finish with Powder

Be sure to finish up with some powder spread evenly over your face with a big, fluffy brush. This will keep everything in place so you don’t have to stress about your quickly made up face all day.                                     

Why not take some of the stress away with a perfect (and snappy!) makeover from the artists at Zano Salons? We do our best to accommodate last-minute appointments to help you quickly and easily stay on top of your makeup game!

Spa Pedicure filing toenails

Get The Best Pedicure Possible With These Pro Tips

It’s summertime, the season to air out your feet and wear those cute sandals. And of course, if they’re going to be on display, they need to look their best. A pedicure is a great way to treat your feet and keep them looking stylish! Pedicures also boost the health of your toenails and feet. The nail technicians at Zano Salons offer you these expert tips to make sure your pedicure is top-notch!

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Find a Clean Nail Salon with Freestanding Basins

First of all, make sure you’re getting your pedicure in a safe, clean, and sanitary environment. Zano Salons is proud to meet and exceed all health and cleanliness standards. We offer ample freestanding footbaths and our technicians are well-versed in disinfectant procedures. So, as a full-service salon and spa, we are here to keep you looking and feeling awesome!

Footbaths are key to a perfect spa pedicure. A foot soak feels nice and relaxing and cleans the feet. Soaking in water also helps to strengthen and whiten toenails, amplifying the effects of the pedicure and making your feet look out-of-this-world.

Opt for freestanding basins over built-in tubs because they are more convenient and easier for pedicurists to clean. Basins can be scrubbed under running water in a sink, washing bacteria and germs down the drain. Although freestanding foot baths are ideal, they are not always available. Try to seek out nail salons near you that have this option.

Prep Feet and Soften Skin

After a good foot soak, it is time to prepare your feet for the next steps in your spa pedi. Ideally, your pedicurist will avoid sharp tools such as callus shavers and cuticle clippers. This lowers the chance breaking skin on your feet or toes, which can leave you vulnerable to infection. Instead, request a foot buffer or pumice stone to remove calluses more gradually. Leave your cuticles alone if possible—they protect against dangerous microbes. If you wish, use cuticle cream (ask your Zano nail tech for some) only to soften the area. Inform your pedicurist of your preferences.

Cut and Shape Toenails Properly

Onto the cutting. Cutting toenails too short or shaping them too rounded can create space for nails to grow inwardly. Ingrown toenails are super painful and invite infectious bacteria. Ask your pedicurist to cut straight across instead. The toenails should be flush with the tips of your toes. You can also request little snips, not big cuts, to prevent nail breakage. If you prefer a rounded look, ask your pedicurist to gently round the shape with a nail file.

Apply Nail Polish Perfectly

Now, for the actual polish step. Your pedicurist should pretty up your toenails with a base coat, two layers of nail polish, and a high-shine top coat. Don’t be afraid to bring in your own polish if you have a specific color in mind. We also offer stain corrector! A coat of stain corrector instantly brightens your nail tips and makes the nail beds pinker and prettier.

Ready for your perfect pedicure? Come to one of our fabulous Zano locations today for a healthy and stylish pedicure!

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wedding makeup

If you’ve checked social media or your mailbox in the last few months, you know that wedding season is definitely here. Whether your big day is quickly approaching or you’re in the bridal party, you need some wedding makeup tips.

Zano Salons is your personal bridal team. We’ll ensure you’ll look like the absolute best version of you, so all you’ll need to worry about is walking down the aisle.

Prepare, prepare, prepare

You deserve to look especially stunning on your wedding day and, as with all other facets of wedding planning, your look must be carefully tested and approved. This is not the day to experiment. We recommend scheduling an initial trial run at least six months prior, and then a second attempt no more than two months before the big day. Make sure you are compatible with your makeup artist and on the same page, down to the very last eyelash coating.

Need one last haircut before your wedding day? Book an appointment!

Get your skincare routine down to a science

If you have been slacking with your skincare routine, a few months before the wedding is a good time to pick it up! Schedule monthly treatments (facials) at your favorite makeup salon to illuminate and firm your complexion, giving you the best base for makeup. Skin cannot simply be “fixed” the day of, so schedule at least three appointments in the months prior.

Now, the makeup

Smoky eyes? Subtle definition? A bold lip? There are so many directions to take as far as wedding day makeup, and we often turn to Hollywood for inspiration. But, what’s most important is capturing a look that is not only effortless to wear, but that you will love and appreciate for years to come. Here are some options! 

Poised and polished

Go for a polished look with a light wash of eyeshadow and pearly pink lipstick. Add subtle bronzer for elegance. The sun-kissed glow will also help you shine on camera, instead of appearing washed out. 

Light it up

Looking for an all-around glow? Use ample luminescent foundation and primer. This kind of look is always camera-ready yet somewhat understated.

Sultry smoke

Smoke it up! Layer a soft cream shadow with a darker color and blend to a dewy finish. Add some eyelash extensions to really make your eyes pop!

Also, let’s not forget:  wear waterproof mascara. It is just the rule. Even if you’re not a “cryer,” your wedding day will bring out a mix of beautiful emotions; be ready for it!

Classic red

If you want to emphasize your luscious lips, look no further than a classic red lipstick. It harkens back to Old Hollywood, and makes a statement without being over-the-top (if done well).

Big and bold

It is your wedding day! What more important day to look glamorous and confident all over? Mix deep smoky eyes and bold lips for a pigmented, velvety look. Use a small-tipped brush for eyeliner application accuracy.

Avoid a shiny face with a dusting of translucent powder across the forehand, sides of the nose and on the chin using a powder puff. Applying a soft, shimmery highlighter to the temples afterward will guarantee a glowing, not shining face.

Make it last

The key to wedding makeup is endurance: people will be taking pictures of you and your bridal all night, and you need makeup that lasts from the first to last flash of a camera. Create a lasting look with plenty of primer after cleansing and moisturizing. Add foundation on top of your primer. Then, apply everything in thin, even layers for a durable, flawless look!

Be sure to also pack a touch-up kit to keep your makeup fresh and vibrant throughout the day’s festivities. Essentials like blush, cotton swabs, tissues, and translucent powder can be stored in a bridesmaid’s clutch purse for quick moments in-between main events or snapshots. Your groom can even carry extra lip gloss or mascara in his suit jacket!

Need a wedding glam squad? Call Zano Salons today to schedule your first hair and/or makeup trial. Our on-location team of expert stylists, makeup artists, and consultants will come to you to give you a stress-free, relaxing, and dreamy day to remember!

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Summer is basically here, which means it’s time for a makeover. Or, if not a new look, at least an update to your current style. Luckily for you, Zano Salon has new summer products for the hair and body that might be perfect for you.

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Reuzel Pomade

This one is for the guys. The Reuzel line comes from the famous Schorem barber shop in Rotterdam (that’s in the Netherlands, in case you were wondering), and it’s starting to make waves here with multiple products. The main attraction is its lineup of pomades, which can hold your hair in specific styles. Each variant not only differs in overall strength but also on shine intensity. Reuzel also makes additional products for the hair and beard such as shampoos, conditioners, and beard balm.

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Bio Repair 8

ColorProof’s latest product is for those who want a healthier scalp as well as those with color-treated hair and suffer from breakage or thinning. You’ll first use the Anti-Thinning Shampoo to restore your scalp, and then apply the Anti-Thinning conditioning formula to reinforce the new scalp surface, which leads to stronger hair. The final step involves the use of an apple and grape stem cell scalp serum as a final coat above the scalp. This will strengthen the scalp, and provide a solid foundation for new and healthy hair. In addition to these products, the Bio Repair line also includes a blow dry spray.

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Rikoko Beauty

Looking for some new color tints in your hair? Try the Prism leave-in conditioner lineup from Rikoko, which are made with coconut oil, passion fruit, and vetiver (a type of grass native to India). There are five Prism colors to choose from such as include opal, rouge, and bronze. In addition to providing color tints, the Prism products also add moisture, shine, and protection from humidity. If color tinting isn’t your thing, you can check out other Rikoko products such as shampoo, conditioner, and hair balm, all of which also use coconut oil.

Eleven Australia

For more budget-friendly products, you might want to take a look at Eleven Australia. A majority of the company’s products are for your hair, which includes volume shampoo and conditioner, hairspray, and pomades. However, the company also makes lotion and body wash, which makes it an effective a one-stop source for your hair and body care needs. Some Eleven products are also vegan and gluten-free, and there are even a few travel-sized variants, so you can take them with you when you’re traveling across the country or around the world. 

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