543 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Primary Phone: (415) 495-6021
Zaza Nail Spa
Vaza Nail Spa
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Price Range : Average
By Appointment Only: No
02/05/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I go to Zaza quite often, as it's right across from the building where I work. From outside, I've always been intrigued by the decor and the ambiance. That's why I tried it in the first place. Inside, none of them were disillusioning; the place is quiet, relaxing and clean, but the staff was not what you expect for the price. They look at you as if you were disturbing their discussion upon entering. Twice, my nails were not done in the shape I had asked for (square nails instead of round - although I had specified it --- the second time even drawing it!). The massage was not particularly good - the first neighborhood joint at the corner of your house may be better. Nonetheless, the waxing services are good (for the price). All in all, there are tons of other better nail spas in the city.
01/31/2008Provided by Citysearch -
What can I say about this place that hasn't been said before? I almost WISH my polish would chip so I could go back before my two week waiting period! The place is so cute, so relaxing, and everyone there is so sweet. All the girls do such a terrific job on my nails, I could probably go more than 2 weeks before going back, but I'm so in love with the treatments that I have to have my fix! It's also great to go to a place where there are familiar faces! Dijon and Michelle are great gals-they bring me my spice tea without me even asking. I love knowing I can get a 5 star treatment without burning holes in my pockets! You may want to make an appointment, though, they get real busy. It's not a hole-in-the-wall ""Mimi's Nail"" type of place, so don't get your hopes up for a walk-in appointment.
12/28/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Well, it looked really lovely inside, but I had anything but a lovely experience. The receptionists were really unfriendly and hardly even said hello, and the woman who did my bikini wax had all the sensitivity of a pro wrestler. She was very efficient and nice, but didn't listen to what I wanted and went over the same area repeatedly (a big no-no for sensitive areas). I felt like I got $20 service for a $50 fee.
12/17/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Went here with 2 girlfriends a few days ago and my first impression was ""NICE"" very clean and modern. The receptionist was nice and friendly. It was a good experience until I got my mani/pedi. IT WAS HORRIBLE! for $75 not including tips all i had was my nails filed, cuticle clean, and polished. Maybe it was because I had short nails to begin with so they couldn't cut/trim it but they played it off as if they were working on my nails by filing it down even shorter! and it HURTS! Nails can only be so short until it feels like they're sanding down your skin and my cuticles didn't look like it cost me $40. Their massage was below average. I will not go back. I like to hop around and check out different nail spa and this by far is mediocre. The chair is comfortable but that's not what I'm paying for. Other than that the place is nice, but that's about it. But you be the judge. $75 to have them buffer and clean your cuticles is it worth it? they didn't even use the clipper on me just a nail file!
08/08/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I'm just visiting San Francisco and decided to treat myself to a mani and pedi. Checked online and found some great reviews for Zaza Nail Spa, so I decided to try it out. I was pleased with the ambiance and environment of the salon, modern and clean. The chairs were incredible, large, comfy and very soft. The nail techs were very thorough and pleasant to talk to. Overall I would recommend this place to anyone.
07/07/2007Provided by Citysearch -
ZAZA Nail Spa is fabulous. The experience starts with a warm greeting by a hostess then just gets better from there. Staff is well-trained. Tools are sterilized. 5-star experience with great value! I most definitely will bring all of my girlfriends AND my ""girlfriends"" to ZAZA. Top the experience off with some really unique products then treat yourself more by going across the street to Jeremy's. Fabulous!
07/05/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I've been meaning to try out ZaZa for a while now, and today when my usual mani/pedi spot was unavailable for appointments (and a wedding this weekend) I finally booked that pedi at ZaZa.
I probably should have waited an gone to my usual later on in the week. I called, and the girl was pretty accomodating about getting me an appointment right away. Since I live in the neighborhood, I walked to my appointment. Good thing, because as I was getting seated, the front desk girl came and asked if I was parked out front, because they were about to tow a car away. The person getting her nails done in front of me said it was her car and the front desk girl helpfully offered to move her car. Unfortunately the tow guy refused to let her move it. Moral of the story: parking is terrible; Take MUNI and walk it.
Checking in was fairly quick and easy, but when I asked for an add on massage, the other girl said they didn't have time. Sorry. I was dissappointed, especially since it was busy, but not packed.
I went with the ZaZa Pedi, replete with Red Flower lotion and a massage.
Nail treatment was pretty average, and the massage was almost an afterthought. My 45 minute treatment probably included wait time and dry time. I waited for the relaxation to overcome me, but I never had a chance to unwind. The technician did my nails in a whambamthankyouma'am manner, although she was never rude or snippy. She wore gloves the entire time, and the overall impression I got was that it was a pretty clean, well decorated place.
For almost $50 I got the kind of ""star treatment"" I would get at any other rinky dink nail salon anywhere else in the city for a fraction of the price. In fact, on another last minute wedding occassion, I got the same deal treatment at a hole in the wall place for $25!
The rave reviews are probably from folks that don't know any better. For the price, its below average and for the services, also below average. Seek out better treatment elsewhere.
05/17/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Zaza offers a great atmosphere but the service has a lot to be desired for their price point. I go to mani pedis mainly for the massage and pampering and this element of their service has a lot to be desired. Very short and not very skilled. I also find them missing some key things I love about other salons (which offer better service for less money) like hot towels, warmed lotion, etc. It's just okay....but there are too many places in SF that at much better for your money.
01/17/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The reviews of ZaZa were enticing: clean salon, trendy atmosphere, late hours, and sanitary tools. Nothing can make up for untrained staff. The woman who did my pedicure filed a quarter inch divot in my pinky toe with 3 good swipes. When I screamed, she said that she thought she was filing off a callous. My toe proceeded to spout red body fluid[citysearch won't let me write the B-word] and she ran to get a bandaid. Since I paid for a pedi, I stayed to get my nails painted even though I just wanted to run out of there. I'll never go to ZaZa again.
When I told a friend about my toe, she said: ""Oh, yeah. I heard the same story from another woman who went there.""
BE WARNED: The staff at ZaZa aren't trained properly. Someone is clearly making an easy buck charging SoMa prices and paying unskilled staff.
12/28/2006Provided by Citysearch -
The nail salon is very nice and modern but the service is not the best. The manicurists are good and skilled. I like that they give you your nail buffer and filer to take home. Several times I've called to make an appointment and left on hold for over 10 minutes, when I call back they don't even apologize. The front desk is not very helpful and it seems like you are bothering them if you ask a question. I got a thai massage package for my mother and in the middle of the visit they put two friends on each side of her and they began talking over my mother during her massage. Not good thinking by the staff. All in all I would recommend as a nice clean place, but I won't return due to the stiff front desk.
12/27/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Zaza is a pretty comfortable place; lovely decor, wood floors, and cozy chairs. But, overall, it's just all right. The brow threading I had was superb and quick, which is a plus. The estheticians are all very kind and sweet and make sure to introduce themselves to you which I don't find at many places. However, the leg massage that went with the pedicure was half-assed--I could barely feel it, and she only rubbed the top of my leg, not my calf, and just a few swipes of my foot. Hardly a massage! And, when I was done, they just left me in the chair, without giving me any slippers or showing me where the nail dryers were. I had to struggle out of the chair (the footrest was still up) and nobody helped. Grr. Anyway, they are all quite skilled at cuticle care and the products are nice. And a real added perk is being able to take home the nail buffer and pumice stone! But, I'm sticking with Silk for my mani/pedis, since the massages I get there are truly amazing.
11/08/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I loved my visit to ZaZa. I enjoyed the coconut mani/pedi and I felt incredible afterwards. I was truly pampered and they made me feel like a VIP client. I was offered tea when I arrived and during my services I lounged in a comfy leather recliner. I was so relaxed that I nearly fell asleep! : ) I highly recommend visiting ZaZa, they will most definetly take care of you!
11/01/2006Provided by Citysearch -
This is by far the best experience I've ever had with a nail salon. They offer a great selection of nail polish colors, the technicians are very concerned with detail and the setting is incredible. The interior design of ZaZa has even inspired my own bedroom decoration. If you are looking for the best manicure in town for the best price, then this is the place for you!!
09/10/2006Provided by Citysearch -
My manicure lasted 2 days, my pedi looked layered. Atmosphere was nice, but the alleged 45 minute pedicure was quicker than the manicure that took place at the same time. Wouldn't recommend unless you are in a big hurry and need a quick touchup that day.
08/31/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I found ZaZa after moving into the neighborhood and needed a new spa for waxing treatments -- and not only did I find one, I also found a great nail salon as well! ZaZa does a fabulous job on your hands and feet, making you feel pampered and comfortable. The spa is always clean and the staff is friendly and well trained. As for waxing, Gwen does a great job, and will use the wax best suited for your skin type. Will return again and again!
08/30/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Always a treat, always a friendly staff, always the best pedi/manicure! I must say that I always leave ZAZA refresh and looking fabulous! I love the beautiful decor and atmosphere, very modern, clean and sheeek! The best and most comfortable chairs! Excellent location, especially if you plan on having lunch, going out to dinner or a night out in town. I highly recommend it! Looking forward to my next visit!!