Has anyone encountered this salon? Sweet and Sassy is a salon for little girls. They have everything that an adult salon has plus more. They do sleepovers and for $150 will pick your child up in a pink stretch limo to take them to the salon where the child will be pampered, crimped, manicured, pedicured, given a facial and make-up and give a spa experience.
Now my dear readers, I am middle-aged. I have never had a pedicure. I have never had a manicure. I have never been to a spa nor had a massage. I have never had professionally applied make-up. Yes, I’ve been to a hair salon. However, now my dear sister crimps my curls and she is better than any salon stylist I have EVER been to.
What, pray tell, would a parent be thinking to allow their child to go to a place like this? Okay, I will concede the point that it would make for a fun birthday party event…perhaps for a 13th birthday or something special like that…for three girls. But to take your 4 year old there?! More than once?! Because she ‘demanded’ it???!!! I think NOT. Well, dear readers, I know one such parent who has given into his princess baby girl’s request; not once. Not twice. No dear readers, not even twice. But THREE times!
This same child thought it perfectly okay to punch her kindergarten teacher when she wasn’t permitted to do something she wanted to do. Again not just once…but TWICE on two different occasions.
Me thinks this child needs a serious “Come to Jesus” moment which involves some serious amount of time in a time out corner…not once, not twice, nay not even three times.
I’ll bet that investing in one of these franchises would be a good thing. They probably make money hand over fist.
Reading some of the news articles related to this trend, the Fort Worth Business Press said, “…companies annually invest around $15 billion in child-focused advertisements.” The Chicago Daily Herald said, “The basic party for eight girls goes for $285. This includes having their hair and nails done, a makeover, and dressing up and taking part in a fashion show on stage. For parents wanting to splurge, a hot pink limousine can pick up the party-goers for $175.”
If parents want to do things with their children, why don’t they try reading a book, going to the library, playing ball in the backyard or hauling out the Candyland game board?!
Lord have mercy!