Fashion can be a passion, or it can be a problem. For some girls, it comes so easy and for others, who struggle with their body image, it can be a daily anxiety of how do I look and constant peer pressure. And, as a parent, the anxiety is all about appropriateness and where do I find the right age appropriate clothing without my pushback from my tween or teen. ME2 Beauty Bar is excited to host our first fashion show on September 8, at 6:30 p.m. We have teamed with Jenny Kim Couture, Miles David, and Un Deux Trois. Seating is limited, and there will be door prizes as well as fun!
Backup, a Me2 Beauty Bar fashion show for teens and ‘tweens?
One thing that I have learned through owning ME2 Beauty Bar is that there are many struggles that teens and ‘tweens face today. It’s not just all about hair, makeup, nails, skin care and body hair removal. Wouldn’t it be nice if that was ALL our girls had to deal with?
Let’s discuss fashion. When listening in to my clients talking to the staff that are working with them, it is something that I have heard over and over again, the peer pressure, wondering if they will fit in and wanting what everyone else has. And, as a parent, I have my own questions and struggles with my middle school daughter.
Where DO they go to find fashion friendly, age appropriate, everyday and special occasion apparel? My daughter likes to wear ‘athletic’ apparel (may I add that she does not compete in competitive sports). It’s an effortless style, and her friends are also in the same attire. But, they can’t wear that all the time. When we have to ‘don a dress’, it’s a knock down drag out. Either she’s grown too much, and the dress is too short, or it’s too youthful for her taste.
Either of these situations sound familiar? Let’s not forget, as hormones kick in, and our girls grow, (mine is almost as tall, and body proportionate) who are their fashion role models? Where are they getting their fashion ideas? Magazines? Music videos?
One Mom’s account of her fashion struggle with her Daughter is summed up in a few words such as ‘the year of the yoga pants’. This Mom explained that her middle school aged daughter was too old for shopping in the children’s section (because she was too tall), but her fashion sense was still child-like; not exactly teen, and somewhat conservative. She also explained that yoga pants were her Daughter’s go-to choice when free dress days rolled around at school. In hindsight, it was almost a blessing, because that year allowed her daughter to make some defined choices about friendly fashion forward clothing.
Clothing allows us to express who we are and how we feel: bohemian, athletic, dressy, casual, and for this demographic, some are between sizes or the size clothing they fit into is not age appropriate. It can be a challenge.
Another Mom, whose Daughter prefers the ‘lampshading’ effect, (what you call wearing an oversized t-shirt that covers up your Nike shorts and makes you look like a lampshade), took her daughter to a clothing store and told her she was not leaving the store until she put together three outfits and picked out two dresses. The salesperson was there to help, of course!
Maybe this struggle is not real for some of you, but for others it is. Our goal of the fashion show is to introduce some clothing choices for this demographic which are not department store off the rack items for occasional, casual and dressy affairs.
ME2 Beauty Bar is sticking with what we know, beauty. However, as Audrey Hepburn once said, “Happy girls are the prettiest.” Let’s teach our girls confidence in how they look, which includes what they wear. To reserve your spot and join in on the fun, call 713-622-8336, admission is free, unless you want some VIP action, and then the cost of admission is $10. We hope to see you at 2031 Post Oak Blvd for the fashion show!
ME2 Beauty Bar owner, Melynda Dunn, founded ME2 to reflect the emerging taste and style of Houstonian’s tweens and teens. Our mission: help girls to look beautiful and feel beautiful, both inside and out. Whether involving hair, nails, makeup, advice on healthy grooming, how–to’s, tutorials, or special event prep, ME2 Beauty Bar encourages girls to celebrate and embrace their individual beauty. Finally, a salon to call their very own.
Goodbye mom’s salon, hello to ME2!