Trendy Monkeys: Essex beauty salon"s make-overs and spray tans for girls as young as 1

Trendy Monkeys: Essex beauty salon"s make-overs and spray tans for girls as young as 1

Fury over Essex beauty salon that is offering makeovers, spray tans and facials for girls as young as ONE

10:42 AM on 9th June 2011

Pampered: A little girl waits patiently as she has her hair done in the salon which caters for children up to 13, in Braintree, Essex

Pampered: A little girl waits patiently as she has her hair done in the salon which caters for children up to 13, in Brentwood, Essex

While critics have been warning that pampering youngsters in adult ways can take away their childhood, Trendy Monkeys owner Michelle Devine defended her business

While critics have been warning that pampering youngsters in adult ways can take away their childhood, Trendy Monkeys owner Michelle Devine defended her business

Trendy Monkeys owner, Michelle Divine Amy Childs of the The Only Way Is Essex arrives at Smith

Bailey, left, one of Miss Devine”s two daughters, shows off a stick-on tattoo. The salon is based in Brentwood, Essex, the epicentre of ITV series The Only Way Is Essex, which follows the lives of glamour-obsessed young people such as salon owner Amy Childs, right

Miss Devine insisted that going to the salon would allow girls to

Miss Devine insisted that going to the salon would allow girls to “exude confidence, glamour and the desire to look her best at all times, regardless of age”

Kirk Norcross (left) and his father Mick (right) from The Only Way Is Essex last month out and about in Marbella, Spain

Kirk Norcross, left, and his father Mick, right, from The Only Way Is Essex, pictured in Marbella, Spain, last month. Mick Norcross, who owns the Sugar Hut nightclub his son manages, was at the opening of the salon on Saturday

Miss Devine is proud of the fact that the business has been launched in Brentwood - home of The Only Way is Essex

Miss Devine is proud of the fact that the business has been launched in Brentwood where The Only Way is Essex is filmed