The Lion Zen Children's Salon in Birmingham by Victoria Foster
The Lion Zen is a luxurious Children’s Salon and Spa. At the core of its concept is its ethical, vegan, and organic ethos. Children notoriously hate visiting the hair salon, and the thought alone can fill them with dread. As a mother of two young boys who also hated attending the salon, I wanted to create a zen relaxing environment, which children will enjoy attending.
As parents we often have the understanding that children get anxiety when attending such places, but I figured, why does it have to be this way? And that’s when the Lion Zen was born.
At the Lion Zen we offer playful, modern and upscale hair services with children’s health and well being being a core value. I knew from the get-go I didn’t want iPad’s and play stations in the salon as I wanted to create a space where children feel empowered when entering, not distracted. All products used throughout are of the highest quality organic and vegan produce, with absolutely no nasties in. Using only the best organic natural products is hugely important to match our ethos.
Due to the current Covid-19 situation we decided to be forward thinking and adapted our brand. We have created stunning DIY home ‘Zen Spa’ packages, Luxe Picnic’s, and luxury tepee sleepover parties.
Upon initially entering the Salon and Spa you are greeted by the jungle themed hair salon. Vibrant and engaging; the walls painted with animals waiting to be found, we have a ball pit for little ones who feel they aren’t quite ready to take the leap into one of our wild animal chairs.
We also have a drawing easel to draw your favourite animals, cuddly animals to snuggle up with while reading one of our animal or earth books. The interior is created using upcycled wood to give a true jungle feel, with foliage and plants scattered throughout. First haircut packages, our boy’s survivor tween package, princess hair services and allocating time for children with sensory issues to get their haircut, also makes our salon differ greatly from anywhere else.
On the lower level is our beautiful pink Spa, catering to little ones who wish to have a glitzy mini mani or maybe a princess pedi. We offer luxury rose petal pedicure’s, first facials, coconut foot soaks and luxury manicures. We also have extremely popular spa day packages such as our ‘friends forever’ package or our ‘mummy and me’ spa day. With silk kimono’s, fluffy slippers and pink lemonade in a champagne flute on arrival we struggle to get anyone to leave!
We have a wide range of pamper parties available on our website which can be super girly and pink, or relaxing and zen (yoga and wellness parties). We also have sensory parties where little one’s can make their own organic face masks, and we have slime squad, painting and cupcake and pre-school parties. All parties are for both boys and girls from age 3+.
You can check out The Lion Zen's available services and packages here and get in touch with Victoria to book!