Tween Spa Scene: 10 Spas Reveal Their Inner Child
The Rise of the Tween Spa
“As more families travel with children to spas, the industry is evolving to accommodate the under-18 set, from opening kids-only spas to offering services focused on everything from childhood obesity to the development of lifelong wellness practices,” according to the SpaFinder 2012 Spa Trend Report™.
These 10 spas have tapped into the growing tween spa trend and are offering up some specialty treatments just for the under 18 set! We’ve broken them up by region.
Glama Gal Tween Spa and Party Studio in Vaughan and Ajax, Ontario, lets girls choose their fave flavor at the Spa Ice Cream Bar for their Ice Cream Manicure & Pedicure. Not in the area? No problem! Glam Gal has its own line of products and packages for a DIY party that can be shipped right to your door.
For guests Sweet-16 and over, Topnotch Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont, offers the Total Teen Facial, Super Sugar Scrub, Citrus Massage and the Teen Tune-Up. Plus, until September 15, girls under the age of 12 can enjoy The Shirley Temple Package; a mini mani-pedi and facial all while sipping on—you guessed it—a Shirley Temple!
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Sandpearl Spa in Clearwater Beach, Florida, serves up ice cream sundaes, pedicure style, for seven to 12-year-olds. For $65, girls can choose “one scoop” of their favorite Me Bath! Flavor in vanilla, chocolate or strawberry (or even mix all three, for a Neapolitan treat!) and top it off with OPI’s Cha Ching Cherry lacquer!
Eight to 13-year-olds at Rubyz Day Spa in Frisco, Texas, can have some fun with services like henna tattoos, a Heart & Soul Foot Treatment, facials, massage and make-up applications, which will make any little one feel like a princess for the day.
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Lia Schorr Day Spa of New York, New York, offers a teen spa where Manhattan teens can get facials, manicures, pedicures and more. The spa specializes in teenage birthday parties.
It’s all about tweens and teens at It’s All About Me in Clayton, North Carolina. Girls indulge in the All About ME, ME, ME package which includes a manicure, pedicure, make-over with an up-do and a strawberry shortcake facial.
Photo Courtesy of Lia Schorr
The Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, offers one of the cutest kids’ spa menus around. From treatments like “Princess” and “The Super Hero,” and even offerings based on the book Larry Gets Lost in Los Angeles by Michael Mullin and John Skewes. A pool cabana has been transformed into the “Larry Zone” where youngsters will find coloring books and other fun things!
“The Well-Pampered Teens” hang at Miramonte Resort & Spa in Indian Wells, California. Teens from 12-18 can pick one of three flavors (chocolate, vanilla or strawberry) and enjoy a foot ritual, bath, manicure, pedicure or even hang with mom and get a massage together for some spa bonding time.
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Everywhere in BeTWEEN
Painted Sky at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Kapolei, Hawaii, is one of the most magical (spa) places on earth for teens ages 13 to 17. The spa features a yogurt and elixir bar, DIY mixology bar for perfumes, body polishes and face masks and teen-specific massage, facials, manicure and pedicures.
Hello Kitty is “all about sugar and spice and everything incredibly nice!” So it’s no surprise the world’s first-ever Hello Kitty Beauty Spa in Town Centre, Jumeirah, Dubai, is the ultimate pink destination for girls! Choose from fun services like the Kitty-cure, Kitty Glam Facials and Hair-dooz among others.
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