When improperly applied, makeup can have a harsh and unsettling effect on its onlookers, much like Richard Nixon's portrayal of Hamlet. Go easy on the eyes with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a Glittery Glam Express spa package at Sweet & Sassy (a $24.95 value). This Groupon is valid at the Lincoln Park and Oak Brook locations.
A specialty salon and spa for young girls, Sweet & Sassy offers girl-size treatments in a fun, feminine setting. The 15-20 minute Glittery Glam Express spa package paints diminutive diva fingernails with colorful polish, applies makeup, and shapes a party updo, while cheeks are topped with a signature glitter star that rivals any Christmas-tree topper or eerily beautiful supernova. After a sassy makeup application, girls can strut, capture their new look with a picture (keepsake photos $2.95 each), and draw one another using charcoal briquettes for pens and sheets of plywood for paper.
Sweet & Sassy Chicago
At Sweet & Sassy, a candy-colored salon and spa that frequently hosts beauty parties, experienced pulchritude practitioners pamper toddlers to tweens with myriad services. Little women relax after long days crunching numbers at the lemonade stand amid walls awash in purples, pinks, limes, and oranges. An ear-piercing throne, an accessories boutique, and a celebration area complete with globe lights, a reflective disco ball, and a fashion runway make up Sweet & Sassy’s diva-friendly atmosphere.