From 'kitty-cures' to purrfect makeovers: Hello Kitty open first beauty spa
16:54 GMT, 18 June 2012
In a move that will make every girly-girl's dream come true, Hello Kitty have launched their first beauty spa.
Offering a range of pampering treatments from massages to 'kitty-cures' (a Hello Kitty version of a manicure), their website claims they're not just a spa but a 'destination that defines exclusive posh pampering – we’re all about sugar, spice and everything incredibly nice!'
The spa, which has opened in Jumeirah town centre in Dubai, hopes to attract both young and older fans of the kitsch Japanese brand with it's age-graded 'queen' and 'princess' treatments.
Cat that's got the cream: The Hello Kitty spa has opened in Dubai and offers a range of treatments for young and old
Despite being in Dubai and designed by Japanese Miyuki Okamura, the spa has a parisian theme.
All the treatment rooms have pink interiors and feature the famous Hello Kitty character, called 'Kitty White', which was created by Yuko Shimizu. Visitors can even have the Kitty intricately painted onto their nails.
Pink pampering: The spa is every girly-girl's dream come true
This is not the first time the brand, which was initially targeted at children, has ventured into the beauty world. They already have their own range of nail polishes and have collaborated on a make-up collection with Mac cosmetics.
Hello Kitty fans, who already lap up the extensive range of 'Kitty White' merchandise currently on the market from clothes and jewellery to toys and TV shows, will no doubt hope that if the spa is successful in Dubai, more Hello Kitty spa branches could open around the world.