The baby pink walls are covered in tulle tutus, purple-patterned purses, designer nail-art kits, feather boas, girly art, fun toys and much, much more.
Deeper in the building, a beautiful green-and-pink tea room features delicately painted china and perfectly folded napkins. Next to this space sits a mini makeup bar with huge mirrors, vanity lighting and five glittery pink barstools.
The other half of the building houses more tween accessories along with the Girly Girlz’ performance stage, velvet hair-styling chairs and a large purple, half-moon booth big enough to fit seven little fashionistas and one guest writer. This is where I spent my second “My Day at Camp” visit of the summer.
The theme of the day was Rock Star, so we’d be getting makeovers that included spiky updos and colorful nails. The girls were instructed to wear their coolest, most rocking outfits to camp.
Melissa Fink, the 39-year-old Girly Girlz owner and mom of two young boys, and her assistant, 17-year-old Morgan Buckman, (who celebrated all her childhood birthdays through age 11 at the girls day spa before being hired here last fall) worked to pamper and primp each girl’s hair and nails.
The girls and I gathered around a brushed-steel table, coloring pictures and waiting for our turn. Colorful beads and silver, glittery styrofoam microphones were there to play with as we talked about what grades they would be entering and the latest craze at their schools: fidget spinners.
When my turn at the hairstyling chair came, my long curls were transformed into a rockin’ and twisted style that — after many, many bobby pins — cascaded down beautifully. I chose to have have my ‘do sprayed with rainbow glitter to go with my purple nails and brown eyeshadow, perfecting my rock-star look.
As I rejoined the girls, they were having pretzels, chips and cold bottled water after finishing their glam photos. We decided to stretch our legs with an all-out dance session on the Girly Girlz stage.
Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling!” came blasting through the speakers; we were all clapping and jumping to the happy song. I admit I did dance, dance, dance without a care.
After The Village People’s “Y.M.C.A.”, we sat back down to design colorful zebra-print cowboy hats with lots of stickers and markers. Naturally, we also stuck our stickers to (our own and each other’s) foreheads, arms and hands.
Girly Girlz in Scottsdale makes dreams come true for shop owner, too (Arizona Republic)
May 17, 2017 by ggadmin
She spent much of her communications career in the male-dominated world of politics, and every day she went home to her two young sons and husband.
So when Melissa Fink decided to pursue her dream of being a business owner, owning a shop with all things feminine and utterly girlish called Girly Girlz was destiny.
“I am a very girly girl. I’ve got a husband and two boys, so I think this allows me to embrace a side that hasn’t been nurtured,” said Fink, who bought the Scottsdale girls gift store and party resource and venue in 2016.
Since taking over Girly Girlz, which opened in 2003, Fink has used her experience in communications and marketing to increase its visibility. Selling out weekends for birthday parties is par for the course. This wasn’t the case before, Fink said. The venue has the capacity to host a total of 12 each weekend.
Fink added an online-shopping option that offers fun items like tutus, pedi-party kits, blingy bracelets and tiara combs. Girls can create a wish list that works like a gift registry. Guests can have their gifts wrapped for free and ready at the party.
“I had all of these ideas how to reach moms,” Fink said.
Girly Girlz Knows How to Beat the Summer Boredom Blues
Whether you are a working parent or a stay-at-home parent, we all understand how challenging it can be to keep kids entertained during the long, hot summer months. If you aren’t well prepared, you may end up with kids complaining they have nothing to do – or worse yet – spending too much time staring at an iPad or TV screen.
Did you know there is a fun solution to your bored-kid blues right here in North Phoenix? Girly Girlz, located near Scottsdale Rd. and Kierland Blvd., is now offering a customized, unique and memorable summer camp experience.
With a different theme every day, youngsters from across the valley can enjoy daily glam sessions, snacks, craft projects, games, karaoke and much more. The summer camp lets Girly Girlz of all ages build friendships, stay active and have loads of girly fun.
Thanks to the well-trained Girly Girlz Glam Squad, parents can rest easy knowing their kiddos are having a blast while they get errands, appointments or work done.
We want our customers to have a magical time when they enter our shop,” said owner Melissa Fink. “I have no doubt we are creating memories that will last a lifetime.”