MATTHEWS – Cutie Patootie Kids Spa will make that special little girl in anyone’s life feel like a real-life princess for a day.
Spa owners Chris and Andrea Fonseca purchased the business, then called Cutie Patootie Kids Entertainment Spa, three years ago from an old boss of Chris’ who figured it would be perfect for the Fonsecas, especially with Andrea’s prowess in cosmetology.
He was right.
The Fonsecas have made a few renovations and turned Cutie Patootie into the ultimate day spa for little princesses everywhere.
Most every weekend is booked from early Saturday morning through Sunday night.
“We took the place how it was, but with time, I changed the name, renovated it and changed a lot of things about it,” Chris Fonseca said. “At first we were kind of having just enough parties and making just enough to pay the bills, but since I renovated it and changed the party packages, it’s been really good.”
The spa pampers guests, who typically range from 3-year-olds through early teenagers, with manicures, pedicures, facials, balloons, dress-up wear, hair styling and feathering, glitter tattoos, makeup, a movie room and karaoke with a disco ball.
Parties start at $120 for up to six girls to rent out the spa for an hour. From there, packages run the gauntlet of price ranges up to the most expensive parties, which can be booked for $450. Some packages allow for add-ons and the Fonsecas say they’ve had up to 20 guests with a single party.
“It’s very customizable for whatever the parents want,” Chris said. “Now we have about four or five parties from Wednesday through Friday, but Saturday and Sunday this place is packed with cute little girls having fun and getting pampered.”
Chris said Andrea is the mastermind behind the operation.
“She’s a licensed cosmetologist who does hair and nails and works at a salon aside from her job here,” Chris said. “She makes all of the little girls feel so good because she can do it all.”
And that’s also the goal of Cutie Patootie.
Aside from the appointment-only parties, the kids spa is venturing into summer camps.
The spa’s camps are running a special through May 18 with three days running $140, five days for $230 and a month costing $625.
“We have a lot of things planned that’s going to make it a really fun time for everyone,” Chris said. “Plus, with all that we offer, we can be very customizable depending on whatever the parents like.”