ZENAILS CAME FROM THE WORD “ZEN”. ZEN IS A FORM OF BUDDHISM. THE CREATOR HIMSELF FOUND ZEN BY MEDITATING IN A SERENE AND RELAXING ENVIRONMENT. IT AIMS FOR ENLIGHTENMENT BY DIRECT INTUITION THROUGH MEDITATION. ENLIGHTENMENT IS LIBERATION FROM EGO, DESIRE, AND SUFFERING. ZENAILS IS A PLACE TO FIND A LITTLE INNER PEACE, AND RECEIVE WELL-DESERVED PAMPERING TREATMENT FOR YOUR HANDS AND BODY.
ZENAILS’ MISSION IS TO DELIVER THE HIGHEST QUALITY NAIL SERVICE TO OUR GUESTS, AND TO CREATE THE MOST REWARDING ATMOSPHERE POSSIBLE FOR BOTH OUR GUESTS AND OUR STAFF.
ZENAILS was established in Spring 2004. Its door was opened for business in November 03, 2004. Tom Keppel, Dina Bautista, are the proud owners and operators of Zenails. Dina, runs the daily operations and Tom, is the repair man. He moonlights as Dina’s husband. Prior to the opening of Zenails, Dina worked in the hospitality industry as an employee and manager of several familiar hotels. Tom has experience in Marketing, and in the Sales Industry, and has extra ordinary talent as a repairman, both Tom and Dina seem to have the perfect package of their expertise, skills and knowledge to run a business like Zenails.
ZENAILS at Belmar is a full service nail salon. The prospective customer might ask: How does it compared to other ‘full service’ salons? The truth is that Zenails is the standard west of Broadway and other salons fall short. The equipment is state-of-the-art and the shop has an elegant, timeless look –fostered by warm, wood colors, as well as beige, taupe and burgundy accents. Imagine yourself a Roman Centurion, came back to Rome or just to downtown Lakewood after stomping across Gaul – or the 16th Street Mall – in a pair of sandals. It’s been a bad week, or maybe it’s just that your feet hurt from all the stomping and pacing. At Zenails the color coordinated interior design and some elegant touches provide a striking contrast to the competition. Dina and Tom, the owners always freshen things up, to keep the salon looking new and clean, all implements are sterilized between used. Zenails has 10 pedicure chairs, ideal for large parties, which are absolutely state of the art chairs. They’re pipeless and 100% drainable, which means that there is no chance for water from a previous customer to be recycled. The Jacuzzi jets are easily removable and are sanitized before every use. The glass tubs made by Italian Murano are much less porous and more easily cleaned than the typical plastic ones. And talk about comfort? Until you sit in one, you can’t image how nice it is….. big comfortable arm rests, built in massage controller, and the massage itself is unbelievable, also known as “human touch massage system”. We actually have a hard time getting some people out of it. Zenails is known for being the cleanest and classiest nail salon in town. And “Voted the #1 Nail Salon in Colorado” from 2007 – 2010. Everyone has very busy and challenging lives. And the best way to meet those challenges is to take care of ourselves. That’s why you owe it to yourself to “have a Zen moment” at Zenails at Belmar in Lakewood.
Meet Our Staff
The best thing that Zenails has to offer is the very best nail technicians in Colorado. Dina, the owner only hires technicians who have a great deal of experience, and provide the very best quality work. Everyone understands the importance of friendliness and putting the customer first. Everyone at Zenails speaks English and is willing to give their clients the specific treatment that they request.
Nail Technicians and Aestheticians
Mai… she is a proud mother of 2 beautiful, intelligent kids. She works during the week at a medical facility and has worked at Zenails on weekends, since the opening of Zenails. It shows her dedication towards her family and in her work.
Linh… a former Nail Salon owner for many years. She decided to explore other options, now she works as a full- time accountant, and works at Zenails on weekends to continue fulfill her love and passion in performing manicure, pedicure and waxing services, since 2005 at Zenails.
Tina… family oriented mother of two, oldest daughter in College, and the youngest son, in grade school. Tina enjoys being a nail technician, she can easily work 7 days a week, 10 – 12 hours per day if you let her. She always wanted to keep her time open for her clients to come and see her at any given day of the week. She is an expert in knitting, and croqueting.
Brandon, also known as “Mr. Bonsai 007”… he is the man with many talents. He likes to prune his bonsai trees in his leisure time. He belongs to a musical band as a guitar player, He’s an architect, dragon dancer and a teacher; he used to be a fisherman in his younger days. He loves to talk politics. He’s a loving nurturing husband with 5 children, 2 biological and 3 adopted kids. And he put’s up with Dina, you can ask him….
Don, aka “Froggy”… a sophisticated guy with kind, wild heart. Very likeable, fun loving and extra-caring husband of many kids… Works very diligently yet knows how to find time for his immediate family needs. Don is very compassionate, affectionate and a good listener. Never hold grudge against anyone.
Wendy… she’s a single and very dedicated mom. Her son is her very best friend, companion and the love of her life. You have to get to know Wendy first, before she opens up to you, otherwise she is the light of the party.
Ann…young loving wife of 3 kids, whom she adores and protects like delicate crystals. She is the sole provider of her family, including her parents who are currently residing closed by. Her loving husband who is continuously undergoing medical care from diabetes, that’s why Ann works very hard all the time.
Dawnie… she is a real character, outgoing, funny, and charismatic kind of person. Single, but engaged. She is currently practicing to be a good mother by having “Shorty” her spunky little dog, under her care. There’s no doubt that she can fulfill her duties as a great mother to her future children.
Jenny… she is a single mom. She’s a tall, beautiful young lady. She has a very gracious personality, likeable, with extraordinary talents in crafts. You can only imagine how creative and elegant she can be in terms of nail designs.
Front Desk and Maintenance Staff
Evelia, Bianca, Brianna…these 3 young women are the core ingredients of Zenails. They help maintain the cleanliness, keep things sanitized and sterilized on a daily basis. Evelia is the proud mother of Bianca and Brianna, who were always at her side helping do whatever it takes to keep Zenails beautiful. Bianca also works side by side with Dina during busy days.
Vy… this young and intelligent college student, works as a part time data entry at Zenails. She sends birthday cards to all Zenails clients in a monthly basis. She keeps Zenails Clients Data up to date. She contributes a great deal of very time consuming work for Dina. She’s a great help to have around in times of need, especially during Dina’s absence. She can manage and run the operation of Zenails by herself. It also keeps her out of trouble during school days off.
Ashley…Dina’s assistant. She monitors and runs the daily operations of Zenails in the absence of Dina. Ashley is a licensed cosmetologists, which contributes a great deal of knowledge in the Nail Industry. She is very well people-oriented, outspoken, with a kind, sweet and very caring personality. She is a great asset to Zenails.