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.