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Founded in 2011, Pretty in Pink Spa Studio is Canada’s premier all-natural spa specially designed for girls of all ages. It is the brainchild of Sonia Imerti, an educator, entrepreneur and mother of two girls, who recognized the need for a spa with a holistic approach to personal care for girls and women.

Located in Oakville, Pretty in Pink is a place where tweens, teens and women are encouraged to uncover their natural beauty, nurture their well-being – both inside and out – and celebrate their confidence and self discovery. Pretty in Pink aims to integrate fun, confidence, self-esteem, knowledge and healthy choices by offering all-natural, chemical-free products and organic spa services in an inspirational, empowering space.

Pretty in Pink Spa Studio is a place where young girls can bond with each other and spend quality time with their moms, grandmothers and all the other special women in their lives. The spa’s many unique offerings include birthday celebrations, organic treatments for teens as well as Mother & Daughter Spa packages attracting clients from all over the GTA.

Pretty In Pink’s vision is to provide a place where mothers and daughters can cultivate a deep relationship while sharing the wonderful benefits of a joint spa experience. In response to demand, the spa has recently expanded their offerings to include women spa pampering featuring Éminence Organic Skin Care. Imerti says, “Busy, working moms really appreciate how my staff and I personally take care of every detail – even special little requests. The goal is to ensure that women can actually relax and enjoy themselves. “It also means a lot for women to know that everything is safe and natural. Women love our decor – it’s beautiful, empowering
and inspirational. Rather than moms bringing their daughters to their favourite spa, we’ve turned the tables, and girls now have the option to bring their moms to their favourite spa. We make moms happy. We make girls happy. It truly is the best of both worlds.”

Pretty in Pink Spa is actively involved in the Oakville and surrounding community and is committed to giving back through community endeavours and sponsored events that contribute to the success and well-being of girls and women. Pretty In Pink recently celebrated their four-year anniversary and welcomed guests to a special evening of festivities and their 2015 Holiday Gift Guide Reveal. Pretty In Pink Spa is also the place for
unique holiday gift ideas for that special woman in your life, from organic luxurious bath and beauty products to gift certificates for spa pampering.

Pretty in Pink Spa Studio is the winner of the Readers’ Choice Award Best Spa 2015, Readers’ Choice Awards Best New Business 2013, North Oakville Best Day Spa and Best Children’s Parties 2013 as well as the North Oakville Best New Spa 2012. In addition, Pretty in Pink has been nominated for the Oakville Award for Business Excellence, Toronto Board of Trade Business Excellence Award and a recent finalist for the Best Small Business
Award 2015.

Visit and check out all the amazing and unique spa packages and gift ideas they have to offer. Imerti says, “Regardless what age you’re shopping for, if you’re looking for a unique gift for a girl of any age, you won’t leave Pretty
In Pink empty-handed.”

This article was originally featured on and in the Oakville Beaver.

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Pretty in Pink featured on the cover of SpaInc Magazine

Pretty in Pink Spa Inc MagazineI would like to take this opportunity to give a heartfelt thank you to SpaInc. for the honour of being on the front cover of their beautiful magazine. I am very touched that SpaInc. recognized our mission. Communicating the importance of empowering women of all ages is what truly propels us along with some much needed organic pampering. None of this could have been done without the contagious enthusiasm of our customers who feel more like family to us. It has been three years since we opened our doors and the response has been surreal. Not only is Pretty in Pink about natural and organic skin care and services, the heart and soul behind it is about creating bonds with friends and family members of all ages. We welcome you to take a look at the article for yourself. A huge thank you again to SpaInc. for spreading the Pretty in Pink message. We hope to see you soon!

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Click here to read a pdf version of the Pretty in Pink article from Spa Inc. magazine.

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Written by Carrie Anne

Pretty in Pink Spa Makes Pre-Teen Party Planning Easy

We’ve been fortunate enough in the past to convince the kids to travel for birthdays instead of hosting a party. The reason is purely selfish on my part. The thought of planning, organizing, preparing, and running a birthday party with a lot of kids starts to stress me out before the process even begins.

Will everyone invited actually attend?
Will different friend groups get along or will I have to deal with someone else’s “drama”?
How am I going to get the house all tidied before everyone shows up?
Will I have enough food? Will they eat the food?
Can I keep everyone entertained?

Oh the list goes on. But my oldest insisted on having a party with her friends this year and it seemed silly to argue with her about my personal worries.  The challenge of course was finding a party venue that made my not-so-little girl happy without causing me anxiety to put it together.

Pretty in Pink Spa Makes Pre-Teen Party Planning Easy

Enter the Pretty in Pink Spa in Oakville an all-natural spa and retail outlet that caters specifically to the pre-teen girl. Speaking with spa owner Sonia about my party planning concerns, she concurred with my fears. It seems Sonia, like many moms, has dealt with many of the same worries. Pretty in Pink Spa actually emerged as the result of having gone through this same party planning stress herself. I was intrigued with the concept behind Pretty in Pink, both the natural beauty products used as well as the stress-free nature of their parties so I booked a party and here’s how they did against my past party planning concerns:

Does the theme appeal to pre-teens?
I don’t think my daughter is alone when it comes to her joy for pampering. She loves the idea of going to the spa as long as it is not geared to the preschool set. The fact that my daughter and the girls she invited talked about and planned for the event every day until the party date confirmed that the Pretty in Pink Spa party was a good choice.

Who handles the invitations?
It’s a little thing but it’s one more element when planning the party, creating invitations. Pretty in Pink provided cute little invites that we could fill out and give to the girls attending. I believe their plan is to one day add an online invitation option but my daughter loved hand delivering her special announcement. The invites are so much nicer than those printable ones you find online, again adding to the sophistication of the party, which my daughter loved.

Pretty in Pink Spa Makes Pre-Teen Party Planning Easy

Do I have to handle the food?
Most off-site party packages include the standard option of pizza. Neither I nor my daughter are huge fans of pizza, bad pizza, so I was thrilled that the Pretty in Pink Spa party packages included not only unlimited pink lemonade (so much nicer than pop) but also a choice of fresh gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches or an assortment of tea sandwiches. Of course a grown-up spa party required tea sandwiches. They looked so lovely on the tray with fruit and the girls savoured them. The best part is that I didn’t have to do anything – no ordering through another company or transporting them to the party – the sandwiches were there and ready when it was time to eat.

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Don’t forget the cake?
No party is complete without cake but at the Pretty in Pink Spa the girls are served delightfully delicious individual cupcakes. You could choose your flavour during the planning process. I like cupcakes because there’s no worry about cutting slices or someone getting a bigger or smaller slice but Pretty in Pink Spa can substitute with a cake if you prefer. Whether you go cake or cupcakes you don’t have to worry about ordering it, picking it up or even transporting it to the party because Pretty in Pink Spa has it all covered.

Pretty in Pink Spa Makes Pre-Teen Party Planning Easy

Will the girls be entertained?
We’ve done the off-site party idea but I always seemed to be involved in the party running elements. The host facility gives you use of their space and perhaps guidance for the activity but beyond that you were on your own. I didn’t feel that need to insert myself during my daughter’s Pretty in Pink Spa party. I think it helped that there were two ladies running the party. They made sure the girls’ drink glasses were always filled. They offered them pre-teen magazines to read as they waited their turn to get their nails done. They staggered party elements so everyone was doing something. They talked to them and played party games. I just sat back and watched my daughter and her friends soak-up every spa-loving moment.

Pretty in Pink Spa Makes Pre-Teen Party Planning Easy

How are allergies addressed?
Pretty in Pink Spa owner Sonia has personally dealt with the issues surrounding allergies and parties. Her philosophy is that no child should feel excluded or different from the other party guests. With that in mind, the Pretty in Pink Spa will work with you and your allergy needs when it comes to the food being offered. The fact that all the products used during a Pretty in Pink Spa party are all natural is also comforting. Although none of our guests had allergy issues, knowing that the spa could work with me was a huge stress off of my shoulders.

Pretty in Pink Spa Makes Pre-Teen Party Planning Easy

What about loot bags?
Oh the loot bag question. Do you? Don’t you? I struggle with this idea too. Attending and enjoying the party experience should be enough of a gift for the girls in my opinion but Pretty in Pink Spa does offer some added treats in their party packages. During the pink carpet walk spa staff will take a photo of each child that they can take home as a remembrance from their party. I thought this was a lovely treat. The party girls also gets a group shot which is a nice way to remember the fun the kids had together. Some party packages, like the Pretty In Pink package we booked, includes a spa craft. My daughter decided from the four different craft ideas to make a body scrub. The kids loved learning how easy it was to make their own scrub and at the end they each had a lovely container to take home.

Pretty in Pink Spa Makes Pre-Teen Party Planning Easy

If you’re looking for a more definitive loot bag to give the girls, Pretty in Pink Spa has a whole storefront of goodies that would work, from lip balm to bracelets. You can create your own or have the ladies at Pretty in Pink put one together for you.

Did I need a nap at the end of the party?
I know parties are supposed to be fun and a celebration for the kids but often or not as the host I find them stressful and exhausting. Although we couldn’t avoid a few attendee hiccups, the overall party process at Pretty in Pink Spa was pretty stress free, from the planning process to the actual party day. The ladies running the party were amazing, talking to my daughter and her friends about make-up and taking care of their skin. They were treated like the maturing girls they are and they seemed to relish in that role. Pretty in Pink Spa also offers a Photo Shoot DVD of the party for an extra fee but it is so worth it. Instead of running around snapping pictures of the moment I could actually be part of what was going on. It was a lovely way to celebrate my daughter’s birthday plus we now how a beautiful DVD of the event as a great keepsake.

Pretty in Pink Spa Makes Pre-Teen Party Planning Easy

So for someone who isn’t a fan of planning and running parties, Pretty in Pink Spa has won me over. But no matter how happy I am as the mom, having a party that delivers on my preteen’s dreams is the most important part. Checkout what our Junior Style Blogger had to say about her spa party experience at Pretty in Pink Spa.

Thanks to the folks at Pretty in Pink Spa for hosting our spa party and demonstrating that not all birthday parties have to be hard work.

Canadian Living – Pretty in Pink Spa for little girls is a happy, uplifting place to be

 Pretty in Pink Spa for little girls is a happy, uplifting place to be – Canadian Living

The average spa caters to women over 20, perhaps with money, looking for a quiet moment away from noise (that includes the chattering of children!) and the clutter of the everyday. For Sonia Imerti, owner of Pretty in Pink Spa Studio, this model leaves out a critical but seemingly obvious client base: little girls.

Her “ah-ha” moment came when she was out of town for a family wedding and headed to a spa with the women in her family, including her young daughter. “When we checked in, it was a strict ‘No Kids’ policy,” she says. “We’d had no idea. My husband had already left with the ushers. I wanted to cancel my appointment but they’d already charged my credit card.” Imerti asked to speak with the manager and finally had her daughter admitted to the spa, for the full price of $120. “They did the seaweed mask on her legs. It was a long treatment. She couldn’t reach the bowls. Needless to say, she was devastated and hated the whole experience.”

Fast forward to 2013 and Imerti has filled this gap in the market (at least in Oakville, ON) with a thriving day spa that hosts birthday parties, mother-daughter treatments and monthly events (the next one’s on December 13), all in a pretty, girly space with beauty stations small enough for the under-five-foot set.

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When Canadian Living‘s style intern, Helena, and I stopped by the spa one weekend, I expected to feel silly and out of place because of my age (much older than the average client aged 8 or 9). Instead, I felt right at home. Imerti says this reaction is common. When she first opened, “Moms would be dropping off their kids at the parties and say, ‘What about us?’” she remembers. “I’d giggle, but they’d say, ‘No, really. Can I have my bachelorette party here?’” The demand was so big that Imerti eventually hired an aesthetician named Lucy to give Éminence facials to women during the day while kids are at school. Teen boys have also been known to cross the threshold. “One boy whose acne was bad said, after coming to Lucy for a few sessions, ‘I can smile and it doesn’t hurt.’ That was huge.”

Pretty in Pink spa Mom and Daughter day

Imerti takes pride in being inclusive, especially when it comes to allergies. One of her daughters has celiac disease, so she is happy to cater to children’s food allergies at birthday parties (where the girls are offered cupcakes and lemonade in champagne glasses). The shop at the front of the space also carries a wide variety of organic and gluten-free beauty products from brands such as Éminence, 100% Pure and LACC nail polish. Whether or not a girl faces food or beauty restrictions, she can try almost anything at Pretty in Pink and be sure that it will be safe and smell and look good enough to eat.

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It all sounds great, but for me the real proof that this spa concept works is the way it makes little girls feel. While Helena and I were getting our nails done (after a relaxing organic facial), a mother brought in her young daughter and friend for pedicures. The two girls donned bright pink robes, sipped lemonade and looked around with wonder, as though they couldn’t believe their eyes. Pretty in Pink is essentially a wonderland with its wall of inspirational quotes, accent colours and treasure trove of goodies in the shop, and the giddy joy that girls young and old can experience makes it a really special place.

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