Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A week to celebrate momas!

This past week at Spoiled Rockin' has been very blessed, busy, and fun! We had the pleasure of meeting a family this week that touched all of our hearts and I just wanted to share them with you.

We had a typical "Party like a rockstar" birthday party package on the books for a little girl turning 5 years old. Nothing out of the ordinary, or so it seemed. When the 6 little girls showed up big eyed and anxious to play "big girl" for the day we were excited as usual to be part of the memory making for another precious little girl. Her name was Resiana and at first look you knew she must be adopted because of her beautiful dark skin and obvious ethnic heritage and her mother as light skinned and American as they come. But again nothing out of the ordinary. Until we are started singing Happy Birthday and the moma teared up. Then we found out Resiana had only been with her family for about 3 weeks and was a victum of the terrible tragedy in Hati. Her birth mother had been living on the street with Resiana, doing the best she had the means to do until she realized she could give her daughter a better future by making the ultimate sacrifice and giving her child to an American family. What a VERY brave and unselfish person this woman must have been! If only we were all a little more like her.

Resiana's new family was giving her 5 birthday parties this week to make up for the 5 birthdays she was never allowed to celebrated. How cool was it for my little shop to be choosen as one of the places to celebrate! After speaking more with Crystal, the birth mom, and reading her blog about the journey of the adoption process, I realized the lifestyle Resiana had been subject to was unimaginable. Things our society take for shampoo, warm beds, toothbrushes, mirrors, birthdays, hot showers, and even the basics such as food, were all major commodities for Resiana and her single mother.

Resiana had never in her entire 5 years on this Earth had her hair washed with shampoo, or taken even a luke warm bath, she was terrified of a soft bed and sleeping indoors. Her hair was matted and scalp torn up from the brutal elements of living outdoors. She didn't even know what the word "daddy" meant. (Even at 27, my Daddy is one of the most precious things in my life!)This is terrifying for me to think of the hundreds of thousands of children out there who think living this way is the norm, but even more scarry to me is the hundreds of thousands of people in our country alone who want to pretend these children don't exist. We all want to turn a blind eye to the terrible things happening in this world. I hear people say "our system here in the USA doesn't work. It is ridiculous how long it takes to get an American baby!" And although this is very true, these children have the same blood running through their veins and they are after all still kidz. So to me it doesn't really matter where they are or where they come from saving a child is remarkable!

It seems as if Resiana has adjusted very well to her new life here in Alabama and is one lucky little girl, but so too is the family who adopted her; she is quite a special child. The birth mother is expecting another child in July and wanted to make sure Resiana and her new sibling could grow up together so soon Crystal and her husband Slick will be adding another addition to their family in late Summer. What a fanastic, but bitter sweet gift.

Looking at Resiana, I couldn't help but to think of my own 2 girls and how I could never stand the thought of them ever going school without the perfectly matched bow with their outfit or clean shoes, so I couldn't even imagine sending them to bed hungry day after day. I can understand why singing happy birthday to her little girl would make her emotional, Crystal was thinking of what Resiana was doing on her birthday just a year ago, how hungry and cold she must have been. I do not think I will EVER sing Happy Birthday again and not be greatful. Thank you Crystal for reminding me of what is really important in this world.

To read the Resiana's entire story please visit her blog here. If you are not touched, you do not have a pulse, but warning pull out the tissue before you ever sit down.

Now off my emotional soap box, this week was a weak to celebrate motherhood and what a better way to do that then our kreative kidz "Mommy N' Me" class. We had a great turnout on Sunday and both parent and child seemed to have a blast creating something together. I know my own two girls were incredibly proud of their finished work. So here is to all the rockin' moma's out there..CHEERS!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Mommy N Me Kreative Kidz Klass

Kreative Kidz Klasses at Spoiled Rockin' Kidz Salon are hott hott hott!!! These are 2 hour sessions of kraziness where our spoiled rockers get to be the miniature Picasso's in a fun and funky environment. Each klass we use different mediums and styles; the kidz leave with their very own masterpiece and a kreatively inspired mind. The kidz light up when their works are complete. They are always so proud to leave with their very own work of art. Most of the time they already have a special place to hang them or a special person to give it to. This Summer most klasses are on Thursdays at 10am and 5pm, with a few exceptions.

We are starting off the Summer schedule with a Mommy N' Me painting. Mother and child will be completing a painting of a moma and baby owl on a tree. There are two available sessions, May 2nd at 2pm (almost sold out), and May 4th at 4pm! You can share an 11*14 canvass for $30.00 or do individual canvasses to hang next to each other for $20.00 each (this is also a great option for mothers with multiple children). We have a feminine color pallet and a masculine pallet, using bows for girls and mohawks for boys. Complimentary photo of mommy and child is included!!! BECOME A FOLLOWER OF THIS BLOG AND RECEIVE $5.00 OFF YOUR MOMMY N' ME SESSION!!!

Also around the corner are dance recitals. We have a sweet session called "TuTu Cute" children will be painting a large, flat canvass using a real tutu and fancy ribbon to hang. What a great recital gift or way to celebrate a great dance year with your dance buddies.

Every session has a twist..for example "Fany Feet" girls will be creating a flip flop piece and painting their toes while their canvasses dry, "Jelly Bean Tree" we will be serving funky jelly beans, "Ice Cream Dreams" we will eat Sundays to inspire our works of art, etc.

Here is a sneak peak at things to come, but a full Summer schedule is available online at and click on the events tab at the top.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Call or email today for more info or for more details 489-6300, or

Monday, April 5, 2010

Olivia's Big, Big Night!

So we have this loyal client, Olivia Hutchinson. She is such a little doll! Her birthday was coming up and nothing short of the best for her would do. Her mom booked her "OHH LA LA LIMO ROCKSTAR PARTY" a couple of months ahead and the party was completely stress-free for her. Our limo parties usually consist of a stretch limo, but it was prom weekend and the only available limo in Huntsville was an upgrade to the luxurious Excursion stretch. Poor Olivia, I just hated to break it to her that she would have to deal with the awesome upgrade. Ha, ha!
All the girls were sooo cute and the bar was set for my own daughter's up coming birthday when she saw the pictures. Thanks Mrs. Hutchinson for sharing in such a special day in your little girl's life!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Daddy's are so much fun at SRK!!!

This past Saturday we had an odd looking appointment on the reservation said "Megan, 5 years, locks for love donation, hair to her knees". To her knees? We all discussed before our day began. We have never, in the hundred of kids we have ever seen in the shop, had a child with hair to their knees. Then I realized a dad had booked it and told the girls, oh I am sure it was an exaggeration, a man made the reservation. LOL!
When she came in her dad was super excited, but her mom seemed very unsure. I pulled the hair (note to her waist, not her knees Neal) to a low ponytail, braided it and right before I started to cut the dad asked "Can I cut it?. I was shocked, but thought to myself, what a great idea. I handed over the scissors, held my hands to guide him where to cut and Tonia was snapping pictures.
As soon as we held it up the mom started crying and walked herself to the bathroom to gather her emotions. Neal, the dad, said "someone get out the crazy glue", picking fun at the mom and we all laughed.
The photos tell it all, Megan got a fantastic new look, the parents were ecstatic and now some other little girl out there in need will receive these beautiful locks of hair to help her feel somewhat "normal" again. Spoiled Rockin' was so proud and blessed to be part of this milestone in Megan's little life. Thanks so much for choosing us!
Hugs and kisses,
Jessyca and the entire SRK family

Sunday, January 31, 2010

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Spoiled Rockin' introduces "Kreative Kidz Klasses". These are various themed creative sessions throughout the year. Kidz will be working with a wide range of mediums to include, but not limited too painting classes, modeling clay sculpture, jewelry making, accessory creation, and tie dye fun. Kidz will leave with a completed rockin' project and an inspired mind!
Our first two sessions will be February 15th at 10am and 2pm. The 10am session is entitled "Lil Lady" and girls will leave with a completed 8*10 canvass painting of a cute, heart themed ladybug. This color palette will be vast with pink, pink, and more pink!
The 2pm session is called "Luv Bugs and Tree Hugs" Girls and Boys are welcome in this session; they will be completing an 8*10 canvass of butterflies and caterpillars. In bold fun colors.
Children must be 5 years of age to participate OR a mature 3 or 4 years old with an adult assistant. Sessions are $25.00 and must be prepaid when making reservation. Space is VERY limited to call us today (489-6300) to make your reservation or for more information!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

My Lil Pokemon Man!

Yesterday was a wonderfully kaotic day in the salon and we had the pleasure of meeting a little guy named Jameyson Waits. He has to be my favorite customer thus far, he was soooo cute. For such a tiny guy (3 years old) he had a HUGE personality. He had never had a haircut before and had a head full of blond shaggy locks to show for it. Jameyson looked like he belonged on a beach with a surf board. As soon as I welcomed him he informed me that he was here to get a haircut and had a picture in his hand. He slid the picture over the reception desk and let me know this is what he wanted. It was a computer downloaded image of a little boy with super short, spiky hair. As I looked up at his dad to make sure he was okay with this, I was SHOCKED his parents were comfortable with him going with such a dramatic change. Most parents we see are super conservative and very reluctant to change when it comes to their little boy's haircuts (much more so then the little girls), but I also knew (just by meeting Jameyson for a few minutes) this little man was probably VERY convincing once he set his mind to something.
I asked him why he wanted to cut his hair so bad and he simply replied (as if I should have already known) "I want to look like Pokemon"! It was precious....
Mrs. Tonia grabbed a quick before picture, gave Jameyson exactly the haircut he wanted, topped it off with Jameyson's request of red AND black hair ink, and shot an after photo. His certificate was perfect. It captured his awesome personality and made a lot of people smile.
Thanks so much to both of his parents for sharing this memory with me and my staff; I know we will NEVER forget it. We hope to see you guys again in the future.
-Mrs Jessyca and the SRK Family