If there’s one thing moms need, it’s a little bit of pampering. But the TLC is hard to come by with little ones in tow. A relaxing spa treatment while your kiddo plays quietly in the corner? A mom can dream… But what if you could bring the little ones with you? Better yet, what if they could get pampered too? We’ve searched high and low to find some salons that cater to the little and the big. So, get ready to get gorgeous. And this time, bring the kiddos!
Sophisticated Salon Time
You won’t find cutesy chairs or pinkalicious puff at the Julep salons. What you will find is a sophisticated mommy and me experience with 3-Free nail polishes and only natural nails (no acrylics here) that make going to the nail parlor safer for kiddos and mommies-to-be. Julep makes their own products, so they know exactly what’s in there. And they love to provide services to mommy-daughter pairs. Moms can enjoy the Porch Pedi or Mani with shaping, grooming, lotion and a massage. While the little miss gets a simple soak and color. Plan on 30 minutes for a Junior Julep pedi and 15 minutes for a Junior Julep mani, and a little longer for each of mom’s services.
In the Know: Be sure to take advantage of Julep’s Mommy Mondays, featured at the University District and Bellevue locations, from store open ‘til 3:00 pm. This dream-come-true service lets you get your nails done while someone plays with and entertains your wee one, for no extra charge. It’s a simple pleasure that’s sure to get your week off on the right (newly polished) foot!
Locations in Bellevue, Seattle, University District and Gig Harbor
Age: 8 & under
Cost: $28 for a Jr. Julep Pedi, $74 for a Julep Pedi; $28 for a Porch Mani, $18 for a Junior Julep Mani
Ding dong! Your spa service is here. Meet your new best friend, 2BU Beauty, a mobile salon service that delivers a little bit of pampering straight to your door. What more could a busy mom ask for? 2BU Beauty has packages for moms in all ages and stages of bringing up baby, from new mommies who just need a little pick-me-up while junior is sleeping, to moms whose kiddos are old enough to join in. During the Me & Mini-Me packages, moms will enjoy a little bit of traditional mani-pedi pampering, while the little ones will enjoy a tickle-free experience complete with stickers and gems. Nothin’ like a little bling to make her feel special! And 2BU Beauty uses Hopscotch nail polish, specially crafted for kids. Couple that with the at home atmosphere, and you’ve created a safe zone for beauty with your youngest bestie. But if you’re looking for a little alone time, 2 BU Beauty can bring a sitter along for you. They’ve teamed up with Wonder Sitter so that moms can get that TLC they deserve, without the headache of finding a babysitter or coaxing dad into hanging around. After all, dads need a little down time, too.
Even More Good Stuff: Get ready to host your best play date ever! Book a mommy-daughter service for 4 or more people and 2BU Beauty will give you $10 off each service. Just use code REDTRI10 at checkout to save some green. Or call 1-877-228-0891 with questions. Your gal pals will be lining up for this one!
Cost: $75 for a Me & Mini-Me Pedi; $90 for a Me & Mini-Me mani-pedi
The Royal Treatment
Princesses big and small will get a kick out of the Royal Sip and Soak at the Brat Pack Salon in Redmond. This fancy, kid-focused service really plays up the pink factor during this totally girlie service. The little ones will don zebra print robes and princess party accessories (we could all use a little more tiara in our lives), while soaking their cute little toes. They’ll also enjoy a mini mani, sparkle makeover (think sparkly eye shadow a la the 80’s), and even a tattoo. Meanwhile, moms will get a foot soak, paraffin dip and polish, and a little bonding time with her tiniest gal. A round of pink lemonade tops this afternoon. We’re pretty sure this is how Kate Middleton does it! Plan between 45 minutes and 1 hour for this pampering package, and be sure to call a few days in advance to book the appointment.
Brat Pack Salon
16116 NE 87th Street
Redmond, Wa 98052
Cost: $65 for a Royal Sip and Soak
Hip Spa Day
Go beyond just nail beautification at Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids in Seattle. This kid-tastic salon offers a Mommy & Me haircut package that includes a little bit of beautifying on the side. Wash, cut and style yourself and your little one into fancy new ‘doos that’ll leave your husband wondering what’s different about you today. Then enjoy a mini mani complete with dazzling colors from NYC and China Glaze. They’ll leave your little princess feeling like a glittery queen after she’s done. Best part? This package is part of the give back program, so kids can choose to donate to Seattle Children’ Hospital, Big Brother/Big Sister, or the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Now, that’s beauty on the inside and outside!
Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids
4609 14th Avenue NW
Seattle, Wa 98107
Cost: $28.95 for the Girl’s Shark Package; $35 for the Mom Shark Package; save $2 when booking together.
Classic and Quick
The cute and fuzzy bear chairs at City Nails in West Seattle make the perfect perch for your little princess, while she’s prettying it up with a basic buff, and polish of her choice. Meanwhile, moms get to relax, indulgent trashy mag in hand, in a massage chair while someone works away on her weary, calloused feet. A little filing here, a little massaging there and you’ll feel like a real person again in no time. Moms and daughters will love the little extra bling that can be added to nails, too. After all, those flowers, stars and gems really bring out the smiles in the under 8 crowd. But sparkles or no, your feet and hands will get the pampering they deserve at this kid-friendly nail parlor.
6602 California Avenue SW, Suite B
Seattle, Wa 98136
What’s your favorite kid-friendly mani-pedi spot? Let us know about it in a comment below.
Photos thanks to: Dianna Clark, Julie Ambrose, Teresa Nease, 2BU Beauty’s Facebook page, Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids, Brat Pack Salon