Our mission is to remove the barriers to safe and effective professional skincare services for people with pigmented skin tones. For many people with pigmented skin, getting services such as laser hair removal or other advanced skincare services can be unfruitful because estheticians are often not properly trained or equipped to work with pigmented skin. As a result, clientele with darker skin tones are often denied service, under-serviced, or in the worst cases, burned or damaged. Recent statistics cite that there are about 4MM women in the US that suffer from a full male-pattern facial hair growth who seek increased confidence and quality of life via removal. We also serve a growing Transgender population for whom these services can be a matter of survival.
Harlem Zen is a boutique medspa franchise with a global aim to provide access to safe and effective esthetic treatments for people of all skin tones. We employ ethnic skincare specialists and equipment that is effective for all skin tones. Our primary aim is to level the playing field so all people can enjoy the confidence of feeling good in the skin they are in regardless of its color.
At Harlem Zen, all equipment is painstakingly chosen to ensure that it will be safe and effective for all skin tones. Care is taken to select friendly skin care professionals who are well-versed in the skin of color and can effectively treat all skin tones. We have developed a Zen Precision Method that is targeted at getting stellar results without inducing trauma to the skin. This method allows us to treat even the darkest skin tones successfully. We will change the world by making health and well being more accessible to people of color who are often priced out of these services or afraid to utilize them. When the body's largest organ is overrun with cystic acne that is not just an aesthetic inconvenience - that is an infection. The limited access to health care many people of color experience makes a low-cost option like Harlem Zen a game-changer. We empower women and girls, bolstering confidence by freeing them of crippling skin concerns.
We are seeking funding to have the necessary resources to not only rebound from the challenges of the pandemic but also to increase the visibility of our vision and support our efforts to expand via franchising. Harlem Zen is comprised of a small team of African American skincare specialists who work very hard to offer excellence to every client we have the honor to treat. We are so grateful for this amazing support and that our mission would be meaningful to companies like IFW and Gusto.