Without spas, terry-cloth bathrobes would have to make ends meet by taking part-time jobs as car-wash rags and Muppets. Help keep bathwear gainfully employed with today’s Groupon to Tutu Girls Boutik & Kids Spa in Amherst. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get a kids’ nails-and-face package (a $51.80 total value) that includes the following:
- A manicure (a $14.95 value)
- A pedicure (a $14.95 value)
- A facial (a $14.95 value)
Glittery-makeup application (a $6.95 value)
- For $29, you get a Little Miss Diva for a Day package (a $59.95 value) that includes the following:
- A fizzy hand and foot soak
- A manicure
- A pedicure
- Sparkling updo for hair
- Glittery-makeup application
At Tutu Girls Boutik & Kids Spa—a princess-friendly oasis clad in pink—cosmetic experts indulge ingénues-in-training with spa-style pampering. The nails-and-face package spans 2.5 hours and begins as tykes submerge their dainty digits in a relaxing soak. After scrubbing away sidewalk chalk and crayon remnants, a nail tech massages hands, working out knots and tension caused by excessive hair braiding or checkbook balancing. A fresh coat of nail lacquer leaves fingertips and toe tops shining, and a facial preps façades for a glamorous makeover. Trained cosmetologists dust lids, lips, and cheeks in colorful sparkles to accent each young lady’s multifaceted personality or bedazzled jean jacket.
In addition to the glittery-makeup application and mani-pedi, the Little Miss Diva for a Day package treats tootsies to a fizzy foot soak that comes scented with strawberry or cotton candy. A glitter-infused updo comes standard with sparkling lip gloss and infuses hair tendrils and lips with enough refractive power to ward off brothers or enemy hoards of broccoli. After about two hours of pampering, aspiring Cinderellas can traipse through the store and peruse its collection of bows, tutus, and accessories.
The Tutu Boutik
After years sewing funky, girly clothing for her young daughter, Lisa Jamieson began to sell her creations online, founding the business that would become The Tutu Boutik. Colorful leg warmers, flowered headbands, and the boutique's namesake tutus line shelves and fill racks throughout the boutique's pink and zebra-striped space inside the Boulevard Mall. A licensed cosmetologist, Jamieson also makes over petite patrons' hair, faces, and nails alongside staff in the spa, forgoing techniques such as cuticle trimming that might be unsafe for tiny digits. A make-your-own-lip-gloss station grants visitors the chance to craft their own sparkly solutions, and a pink catwalk mural encourages two-dimensional guests to work the runway.