From Our Editors
As a mother of two, the owner of Shug-A-Bug Kids Spa understands the value of mother-daughter bonding. Though her bubblegum-pink spa for girls sets the scene for storybook spa days, her crusade for beauty is secondary to empowering young girls through their own intelligence, healthy choices, and cutthroat campaigns for public office. In step with this philosophy, she pioneers programs that reward good grades and other accomplishments with services, including candy-flavored mani-pedis and facials. Beautifiers only employ natural products without harsh chemicals, ensuring that makeup or updo sessions unfold without evoking a thunderstorm from a miffed Mother Nature.
The spa's whimsical decor lends itself to everyday outings and birthday parties alike. Beach chairs line the walls in lieu of pedicure chairs, a giant pink high heel offers cushy seating, and a poster of Justin Bieber casts a swoon-worthy gaze at guests.