Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Parent to Parent: Teens Spa Day
More young girls are hitting the spa than ever before, getting everything from facials to manicures. But is it putting too much pressure on these tweens and teens to be perfect?
WSVN -- More young girls are hitting the spa than ever before, getting everything from facials to manicures.
But is it putting too much pressure on these tweens and teens to be perfect?
Facials, manicures, makeup; women love going to the spa! But spa days aren't just for women, tweens and teens are now getting plucked and pampered.
These days, young ladies ages 13 to 18 are hitting the spa for a day of beauty.
"There's definitely a trend out there where spas are catering to teens and tweens," said Cristina Sorondo of the Elemis Spa.
At Elemis Spa at Merrick Park there's a menu of services aimed at a much younger crowd.
Fourteen year old Daniella is getting her very first facial. "I've never done this before and I thought it was amazing," said Daniella Munoz
Sixteen year old Alessandra is learning a little makeup goes a long way."The mascara, the lipstick, the lipliner and everything," said Alessandra Palancar
"We do age appropriate makeup application," said Sorondo. "We always have the parent's consent and the parent's guidance."
Some moms think it's an important lesson for young girls."It's a perfect primer to learn to groom yourself and take care of yourself," said Elizabeth Guerra. 7's parenting expert, Dr. Valerie Goode says it is a great way to bond!
"Taking your daughter to the spa is wonderful, because you're spending time together and it's fun, you're doing some girl things."Dr. Goode says it's normal for girls to want to feel pretty, But don't let it go too far. "Abnormal is when a 9 year old can't leave the house without perfect nails, perfect feet and perfect hair," said Dr. Goode.
Elizabeth helped her niece Patricia pick out the perfect polish. The 13-year old loved her first spa experience. "The products they're like amazing, they soothe your skin, it's incredible," said Patricia.
Her daughter Victoria got some colorful, feather hair extensions."It's really fun it makes you feel like a pretty girl, stuff you see in movies, and things you typically dream of," said Victoria.
And every mom wants to help make their daughter's dreams come true. Dr. Goode says if you can't afford the spa, you can do each other's nails and hair at home and have just as much fun. For more information on Elemis' specials for Miami Spa Month, log onto www.wsvn.com.
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