Our events are designed for ages 6 & up
I 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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Living the Goodlife
MONDAY – Organic Gardener
Learn about healthy food choices; what organic means and the importance of local food choices. Start your day with a nutritious smoothie. Make a labelled jar with chalkboard paint then DIY some delicious strawberry jam. Take some time to understand how to garden and grow your own food. Paint garden labels and flower pots to plant your own edible garden. Take the herb taste test challenge! Then design your own garden bag with tools to help you keep your garden growing.
TUESDAY – Natural Beauty
Today its all about taking care of yourself in a natural, healthy way. Understand what you’re putting on your skin and learn the proper skin care steps. Mix and mash up natural ingredients you can find at home to make your own DIY facial. Then learn all about make up application as you use our 100% pure products. Make a heavenly scented sugar scrub perfect for a relaxing hand massage and then some polish.
WEDNESDAY – We r Fit
Get going this morning! Start off by working up a sweat with a fun dance routine. Now cool down with stretches and an icy refreshment. Design your own workout gear; fabric paint a tank top and dazzle some sweat bands. Go for a scenic walk outside to get some fresh air and do some skipping. Bead running shoe charms and your own water bottle. End the day by rewarding your tired feet with a pedicure!
THURSDAY – Inner Peace
Get in tune with your inner spirt. Walk in today to find a calming environment. Let your senses take it all in…listen to gentle music, smell therapeutic incense and feel relaxed with a gentle shoulder massage. Bring in your Yoga matt today; we’ll start with some poses and end with some meditation. Learn about mindfulness and mix your own aromatherapy scent. Melt and mold your own candle complete with inspiration dream charm. Create a dream journal and learn about your inner self. Relax at the end of the day as you enjoy a fresh steeped tea and cookies.
FRIDAY – One with Nature
Start the morning with a outdoor stroll. We will talk about things we see in nature and collect pieces for our DIY potpourri jar. Learn about the steps to sketching a landscape and then paint your illustration. Work with plaster to mold an animal sculpture. Design your own wind chimes to hang at home and make organic soap. Learn to make freshly squeezed lemonade and apple crisp.
March Break Camp
March 10 – 14, 2014
It’s been a long cold winter and we all deserve a break. That’s why we have designed an exceptional week filled with different themes each day to inspire creativity and passion. Come see what March Break at Pretty in Pink is all about!
MONDAY: Starting the week off in true Gleek-style, girls will dance, sing and create music videos all while enjoying all natural V.I.P. beauty treatments.
TUESDAY: Pretty in Pink is dedicated to providing young girls with life skills that will help them develop into strong and independent young ladies, so Tuesday will be dedicated to helping them find their pinkpreneur. We will talk about the benefits of being an entrepreneur and the girls will create their own line of beauty products. To end the tough day at the “office,” our girls will be treated to a relaxing manicure and pedicure.
WEDNESDAY: The fashionistas of the group will absolutely LOVE Wednesday when they get the chance to create their own Project Runway fashions. Our girls will end the day sharing their creations on the Pink Carpet! Say cheese!
THURSDAY (a.k.a. Makeover Day): Our Beautiful, Natural, You day is all about teaching girls how to take care of their skin. We will touch upon the importance of skin care and learn some home DIY skin care tips. Our girls will end the day experimenting with make-up as they learn some dos and don’ts from our very own team of experts. They will leave looking their absolute best (might be the perfect time for a date night with your child)!
FRIDAY: We end the week on a creative note with a blast of PINK! Friday is all about creating vision boards, canvas artwork, pink bath bombs, pink purses and pink daily inspiration journals.
This is definitely a week that the young girl in your life won’t soon forget. Treat them to the Pretty in Pink Spa Experience and leave the planning to us!
March 10-14, 2014 | 10am-4pm | $60 per day or $275 full week (prepaid)
5% sibling discount. Before & aftercare available. Spaces are limited
Campers will experience daily fun filled themed events showing off their creativity. Our camp includes crafts, spa services, healthy snacks & beverages!
Click the image to watch all of the footage from our appearance on CHCH with Lori DeAngelis.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
High Diamond Makes High Impact
Message of Being True to Yourself Has Impact on Oakville Girls at Pretty in Pink Spa Event
Oakville, ON – December 4, 2013: Local celebrities, Catina and Angela Duscio, known as High Diamond, brought a positive message of confidence, inspiration and perseverance to girls in Oakville on Saturday, inspiring them to shine bright every day.
“Bullying and low self-esteem is so predominant with young girls today and it is a conversation that needs to take place on an ongoing basis in a safe and open environment,” says Imerti. “When I first learned of High Diamond’s struggles with bullying as they worked to make their dreams come true, I knew it was a message that would resonate with so many. Catina and Angela really engaged the girls in discussions about bullying and staying true to their dreams and you could see that it had an impact.”
Throughout the evening, attendees were treated to three songs – Broken, DreamGirl and Dance It Away, a song about bullying – and were encouraged to share their own stories of how bullying has impacted their lives and how they are looking for ways to live their dreams despite the negative comments and influences.
“High Diamond was awesome! I thought it was cool that they shared their stories about being bullied when they were young,” says Josée, Age 9. “To hear that they were bullied and now are living their dreams made me feel hopeful. I want to do what they are doing when I grow up.”
Josée’s mom, Kelly, was thrilled with the event. “My daughter has wanted to be a singer for years, so I knew she’d love meeting High Diamond. But when the first words out of her mouth were about the girls’ struggles with bullying and how they listened to her stories, I knew that the event would have a lasting impression on my daughter.”
It seems like the girls from Oakville inspired High Diamond as well. Their new twitter hashtag – #imallergictogossip – was inspired by one of the girls Keira, age 9, who shared that when friends try to share gossip, she just says, “I’m allergic to gossip.”
About Pretty in Pink Spa Studio
Since 2011, Pretty in Pink Spa Studio has provided a relaxing and inspirational venue for girls and their role models to enjoy all-natural beauty treatments and products. But, Sonia is passionate about bringing intimate and inspirational events to her business. The “Girl Talk” series was created to kick-start important conversations hosted by young role models with inspirational stories. The creative monthly events, also gives the girls time to be young, have fun and embrace their inner beauty. Coming up are two such events – Pretty in Pink’s Old Fashion Holiday and their 3rd annual Noon Year’s Eve celebration. For more information on these and other events, check out www.prettyinpinkspa.com.
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Sonia Imerti, Owner
Pretty in Pink Spa Studio
Thanks to Richard Killey Photography and LEWS LENSES for these great pictures!