You may have noticed the Glama Gal Tween Spa Glambassador button in the sidebar of our website. Wendy and I are thrilled to be official ambassadors for a company whose mission it is to inspire girls to be confident, positive and unique.
We were first introduced to Glama Gal last fall when we had a chance to talk to one of the two sisters who started Glama Gal Tween Spa, Laura. We loved what Laura had to say about the history of Glama Gal, and were very impressed by their focus on celebrating every girls’ uniqueness and inner beauty.
The Glama Gal motto of Be Confident! Be Positive! Be YOU! really spoke to me, and helped me understand that this is a company that is more than a beauty spa for little girls. – Be sure to check out the interview we did with Laura!
Our daughters were invited to go and experience some Glama Gal treatments at the Glama Gal location in Ajax. With a fun black, white and fuchsia colour scheme and funky furnishings, it was abundantly clear this was not your typical spa. The girls were treated to a pampering session that they loved, including a dessert manicure and pedicure and a chocolate facial. They chose from such fun bath bomb scents as Birthday Cake, Cotton Candy and Tutti Fruit for their foot soak, and enjoyed eating cupcakes and ice cream and drinking Pinkatini mocktails during their pedicures. They also had a chance to make their own bath product at the DIY Glam Lab.
I must admit, at first we weren’t sure if our daughters, who were 12 and 13 at the time, would be too old for the Glama Gal experience. I knew other moms whose younger daughters had raved about Glama Gal Tween Spa, but as we all know, older tweens can be hard to impress. We needn’t have worried.
The Glama Gal staff work hard to make sure that every girl that steps through their doors feels special, whether she’s six or thirteen. Our daughters definitely felt special, and both told us they would love to go back again with some friends.
Recently we had the chance to attend the media event for the opening of the newest Glama Gal Tween Spa location in Unionville. Housed in a renovated barn on Main Street Unionville, this two storey spa is not like any barn you’ve ever seen before. Bloggers were invited to bring their daughters for some Glama Gal fun, including manicures, cucumber eye treatments, makeup session, DIY bath products and some yummy treats. They also got the chance to meet and pose for pictures with Stephanie from the Next Step.
There was a wide range of ages of girls at the event, from 3 years-olds to tweens and even a couple of teenagers. All of the girls definitely seemed to be enjoying themselves (as did the moms!) – even the ones who typically do not enjoy wearing nail polish or other “girly” things.
Glama Gal offers a wide range of spa services and packages, many of which would be fun for tweens to enjoy with a BFF or a group of friends for a birthday or team/end-of-school celebration. They also offer special themed events and camps throughout the year.
In case you haven’t heard, we’re going to be hosting an event with Glama Gal and Style Crush on June 18th at the Unionville Glama Gal spa. We hope you’ll join us at the first Tween Swap, Shop and Spa event!
Disclosure: As a Glama Gal Glambassador, I may receive special perks from Glama Gal Tween Spa. This post was not sponsored or solicited, and all opinions expressed are my own.
About Kathy Sima
Kathy is a blogger and freelance writer and mom of two teens who gave up her career as a financial advisor when her son was diagnosed with autism at age 3. When it comes to parenting, Kathy truly believes there is strength in numbers and knows that sharing stories and strategies with other parents has helped keep her sane (so far!)