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Can you keep a secret?

I hope so, because I really don’t want them to find out.  They never read my blog, so they won’t find out here either.

Okay, here’s the secret…

I love when my kids are home.  There, I said it.  Most Some parents I talk to love when their kids “aren’t home”.   They jump for joy when they go to a friend’s house on the weekend, and can’t wait to see their kids go off to college.  Not me.  No way.  Uh uh.  I am nursing the “hang out at our house” thing as long as I can-and no one will stop me because my husband agrees!

Here’s my secret plan.  I’ll make the house so cool, they’ll never want to leave.  They’ll always invite their friends to our house, and their friends will always beg to come HERE.

I know this could back fire, and they may never want to leave, but for now, it’s working.

That’s why I made this “Teen Salon Hang Out”… it’s part of the bait. Shhhh.

 

Teen Salon Hangout Idea…cool!

 

This room is a very tiny space that was more like an attic before we transformed it with walls & ceramic tile a couple years ago.  We never “defined” it’s purpose and it seemed to be wasted space.  I couldn’t let those awesome floors go unused any longer.

A “Teen Salon Hang Out” room…

What teenage girl (or boy) wouldn’t want to hang out here?

Okay, so I’m sure there are a few…but seriously, this room is smokin!

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Turn a small space into a Teen Mini Salon!

 

I’ve equipped the salon with many areas of interest that are specifically designed for our creative daughters.  Our girls are really into role playing and “Cosplay” (Cosplay is the practice of dressing up as a character from a movie, book, or video game, especially one from the Japanese genres of manga and anime).  I geared the room design toward their costume making and make up sessions which they spend the majority of their free time doing.

There’s the “lounge area” equipped with music, and comfortable papasan chairs.

There’s also several areas to do their make-up including that black chrome hair dresser chair that is adjustable.

The cool hanging light fixtures (there are 2) are from Home Depot & the long mirrors were only $5 at Walmart (silver one was a bit more).

 

Really cool teen salon idea!

Make up cases are a great way to separate personal makeup if you have more than one make up artist, and excellent for travel purposes.  I did not color coordinate the lip sticks…it was already like that.

By the way…our girls earn their beauty/costume supplies.  Most of the wigs and make up they bought with their allowance.

Mini Salon for Teens!

There’s also the “wig station” that has developed over the years.   They were hanging the wigs on anything they could find until I ordered some cheap manikin heads on line.  As you can see, they take very good care of the wigs.

Childrens Salon Idea (for small space)

And finally…the nail station.  I used my old desk as a 2 way table, and it fit nicely in this small space.  The nail dryer and acrylic nail polish display were both found on line.

 

DIY Teen Nail Salon Idea

Make a teen nail salon hangout in a small space!

 

As you can see…Sylvia is ready for her makeover!

 

Tean Salon Hangout Idea…cool!

 

Here are our daughters doing what they do best…being creative!

girls in detroit

Pretty Daphne & Valerie

By the way…2 Sister’s Salon is now serving “Mint Mocha’s”…just click for the recipe!

Skinny Mint Mocha

 

Linking up here:

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9 Responses

  1. debbiedoos says:

    JULIE I want to come over and hang it in that room! So flippen cool! I am like you too. I love when my kids are home. I never want them to leave. Sadly, they have other plans, like college for one lol! Oh well. I can certainly say I have enjoyed every second of them being home and it will be a sad nest when they are both gone from it. Your girls must spend a lot of time in there with their friends.

  2. Wow, what a neat idea! What teenager would not want to hang out in that cool space. Such a nice thing to do for your daughters. Have a great weekend.
    Mary @ Orphans With Makeup

  3. Paige.Rose says:

    Whoa, Julie awesome space!! I love the idea of a salon in the home especially for all those dances, dates etc..that need a space for primping other then destroying the bathroom for hours { Maybe I was the only one who did that as a teen } Lol! Such a nifty concept & the decor is spot on!!! Happy weekend!!

    Paige.Rose

  4. Barbara says:

    This is unbelievably AMAZING! my daughter (almost 13) is obsessed with nail polish. She has her own YouTube videos with her nail Art. She would absolutely die to have this salon! Great job! And can I tell you a secret? I am the same mom as you. I don’t want to let go and I want all the get togethers at my Townhouse… Shhhh your secret is safe with me! ❤

  5. This is just too much fun, Julie! Your girls must love it. I can tell you that my Littlest and I were making our own lip balm and bath scrub last night – he would LOVE to have a space like this since he always wants to give Mommy a “spa treatment”. lol

  6. Susan says:

    Everybody is right about how awesome the room is–the decor, accessories, everything! But, for me, the most significant aspect of this post is this: You are honoring your daughters by recognizing their interests and their tastes, and by demonstrating that fact. They will benefit all their lives from having had a mother who acknowledged and celebrated them for who they are; you’ve shown them that what’s for significant for them is important to you. Your acceptance, kindness, and enthusiasm will help inform their characters and choices for their lifetimes–and they will be better, happier women for it. What the world needs is more parents like you–really. Thank you for sharing this with us; you have definitely made my day!

  7. carol bittner says:

    You’ve gotta be the best Mom in this universe; I’m serious, you really know how to keep your girls loving their home. And just think of the memories they (and you) are making. It’s a wonderful place for them (and friends) to imagine and design. Sylvia is into the posing and does quite well.

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