7590 Main St., Sykesville / 410-549-PINK / Hours: Open by appointment


Girls just want to have fun. That's the idea behind The GirlZone, a Sykesville shop that offers spa party packages for girls ages 5 to 105.

Located in historic downtown Sykesville, the funky shop is decorated in black and white with sparks of hot pink and purple. There's a front lounge area with comfy black sofas, a table for crafts and games and a back area for pedicures and facials.

Prices range from $35 per person for a Pretty Princess Party, in which girls 5 to 8 can receive manicures and makeup and dress up in frilly princess costumes, to $60 for adult "Girlz Night Out" parties that include manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing and eye treatments.

"It's kind of like a slumber party, only they get to go home," says Terri Doan, who owns the business with her friend, Connie Robinson.

The two say they came up with the idea for the salon a couple years ago after giving a spa party for Robinson's daughter. It was such a hit, they began putting on parties for friends, and then opened their own store in May.

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