Dimples, Wonderland Featured in Article on Kids’ Spas

An article about the evidently growing “kids’ spa” market, which we are told is catching on in Beirut as well as Brooklyn, has this to say about Dimples, on Montague Street:

The Epoch Times: Dimples Kids Spa, in the affluent New York neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, offers makeup, manicures, pedicures, and novelty facials, in addition to haircuts. …

Some parents visit Dimples because they can’t cope with their children’s tantrums, the stylists said. But during birthday parties, the energy and excitement among the girls is infectious: … “I love all the giggling and girl-talk,” [stylist Latoya] Jackson said.

The article’s author, Alexa Tsoulis-Reay, also visited Wonderland Kids Spa, which she places in Cobble Hill but is actually at 381 Baltic Street, between Smith and Hoyt, in Boerum Hill.

[This] spa, with its fluorescent pink and green walls, looks like it was decorated by a Munchkin on a sugar high. Popcorn and cotton candy machines pump out fairground treats. One salon chair features butterfly wings, while the other sports a large furry teddy bear head.

It’s an escape for local kids, [owner Michelle] Plair maintained. … “Kids like it here, because it is something different and it is something fun which is just for them,” said Plair, maintaining that her clients weren’t wealthy or spoiled.

Tsoulis-Reay also notes that some spa customers are boys,

…brought in by mothers who want to emulate Maddox Jolie Pitt’s “faux hawk,” or ask for the “Wall Street,” a severely short haircut. One Saturday morning at Dimples, the mother of a 4-year-old instructed Jackson not to ruin her son’s sideburns, which she called his “little something-something.”

Hmmm…”Wall Street”…”severely short haircut”…there does seem to be a connection.

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  • Tina Fey

    I just threw up in my mouth a little

  • jorale-man

    There’s nothing bowl over a kid’s head and a pair of scissors can’t solve when it comes to a haircut.

  • Alanna

    the place is not even inviting. Its sort of just…”there” and from the looks of it (from looking in) there doesnt seem to be much for kids to do other than just…sit…and be pampered.