ABOUT The Owner


My name is Zeinab, but most of you know me as Zee. Allow me to give you a brief overview of my life. I was born in New York City— mostly raised in Yonkers. Luckily, I grew up in a loving and busy home, surrounded by loving relatives—aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. As the eldest daughter, I had a lot of responsibility thrust upon me at a young age - especially since, in my Middle Eastern culture, it is not uncommon to marry young. At 15, I got married and moved to Panama, and by 17, I had two children. At 18, I headed toward a divorce, moved back to the US, got my GED, and worked as a secretary in an ophthalmologist's office and later in an admitting department at a hospital.

In 2008, I moved to Cleveland, remarried, had my third child, and entered the spa industry as an esthetician and nail technician. At 34, I decided to go to college full-time - much to the amusement of my son who was in his senior year of high school. With sheer determination and grit, I was able to get my nursing degree while working full-time.

I have faced many challenges throughout my life, but I was never one to back down. I constantly pushed myself to do better, even if many people thought I was out of my mind. I was scared, of course, but also determined to prove to myself that I could do whatever I set my mind to. My accomplishments made me feel safe; especially since, I had faced financial hardships as a single mother with two kids in the past.

At 39 I became a widow, but I am proud to have achieved so much in the midst of it all. I have an advanced esthetician and manicurist license, I'm a certified personal trainer, I have a BSN and an AA degree, and I am now the proud owner of "New BeginningZ Spa."

New BeginningZ Spa (& Spaces) is a place where I get to be creative, meet amazing people while providing quality service. The experiences, knowledge, and friendships I’ve gained within this industry is why I never left despite all the “opportunities” I’ve made for myself.

I hope that this very short version of my life’s story inspires anyone who’s feeling like it’s too late, or too much. Realize it’s only too much if you decide it’s too much and that’s ok. But how do any of us know what we can handle if we don’t try.