Zender Salon and Spa

Zender’s Salon & Spa in downtown Iowa City will renew your spirit, soothe your soul, and energize your body. Our newly expanded location features an even larger selection of high-quality, personalized services, including everything from highlights and hair coloring to massage, Shirodhara, and Iowa City’s first Steam Therapy.




Whether you are interested in Zender’s salon or spa services, you’ll discover we strive to deliver high-quality, personalized services to each and every guest. If you have a spa appointment, we invite you to arrive early and relax in our newly remodeled spa area. While you enjoy quiet music and a cup of tea or coffee, you can fill out our Elemental Nature form that will help our service providers create the best possible spa experience. To find out more about Zender’s reservation and cancellation policies as well as all of our store policies, click here.



Lavish your skin with a completely personalized treatment that will restore balance to your complexion through nourishing products and enticing aromas. With our sophisticated procedures, treatment techniques, and the advanced technology of Aveda™ products, Zender’s can offer powerful results.



Cut & Style

Our mission is to intertwine current trends with your personal needs and lifestyle. A customized
consultation and stress relieving scalp massage will allow us to emphasize your true personality while you decompress from the outside world.

Creative Artistic
Cleanse and Style $25 $30
Haircut and Style $30+ $40+
Formal Design $60 $60
Conditioning Treatment $30 $30
Partial Foil Highlight $75+ $85+
Foil Highlight $95+ $105+
Color $65+ $75+
Foil Highlights w/ Color $120+ $130+
Permanent Wave $80+ $90+
Corrective Color $60 hr. $70 hr.


Woman Hair Cut

from $128

At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident…




Zender’s waxing program incorporates natural plant-based waxes, Aveda antibacterial essential oils and soothing ingredients to give you the best hair removal results. There are no synthetics, preservatives, or colorants added. Our waxing rituals nurture as it smoothes, allowing the most comfort as well as being effective. Using two different types of wax allows us to customize the area of hair removal. Zender’s regrets that we cannot perform waxing services on customers who are taking Acutane, Retin-A, or antibiotics. To learn about our About Face promotion, click here.

Brow Designing $17
First Facial Area $17
Additional Facial Areas $5 each
Underarm $22
Arm $40
Lower Leg $30
Full Leg $50
Bikini $30+
Brazilian $50
Chest $45+
Back $45+

Manicure & Pedicure

Be lured into a relaxed state as your hands and feet experience luscious ingredients that soothe and renew while nails are shaped and polished.




No visit to the spa is complete without the Zender’s Elemental Nature massage, the deepest form of relaxation imaginable. Our massage experts (L.M.T.) use a variety of techniques, including Swedish, Trigger Point Myotherapy, and specific areas of Deep Tissue, to relieve tension through massage. We can give you a custom, full-body massage, which consists of giving ample time to each area, or we can target a section of your body to focus on stress areas. Customized to soothe your individual needs; every massage is enhanced with an Aveda compound comprised of pure flower and plant essences. There’s only one way to describe the Zender’s massage: pure bliss.