Sugar Suite Ill

Kicking off our the first of our spotlights on local creatives with a look at Sugar Suite Kids Spa & Salon out in Bowie, Maryland. 4SK is a dessert themed spa and salon for kids 18 and under. Founded by DC native Akilah Hawkins. Hawkins came up with the idea while hanging out with her preteen daughter on a girls day out who wanted all the classy elegance of adult pampering with a youthful tone. A place kids can get their "hair and nails done, have fun and be fabulous!" As you know, Project Illyx is all about everyday people turning their ideas into something special. Wonder why the first post was about a kids spa? the owner I spoke of just happens to be my big sister. Dang right, the Illyx lifestyle runs in the family!

Sugar Suite Kids Spa & Salon, or 4SK for short as affectionately nicknamed by the staff, not only boasts spa and salon services but also hosts birthday parties and fashion shows fit for an adolescent diva. 4SK also gives rewards for good grades and graduations, which warms my little heart. Overall it's a great place to for parents to take their daughters to show their love and be creative together.

Go check out 4SK and book a party for your little diva at or follow them on twitter @sugarsuitekids.