Since becoming a parent, you may have forgotten what relaxation time is like. But lucky for us, there are several salons in and around the Seattle area that make it easy and, dare we say, enjoyable to experience being pampered from tip to toe with your tot in tow. If your mini-me has been begging to get her hands (and piggies) in on the mani-pedi action, read on for the best places to dress up your digits together.
photo: Tenoverten Nail Salon
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 (psst…and sells them at Ulta!), 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.
Good to Know: Be sure to take advantage of Julep’s Mommy Mondays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 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!
Park Row Shopping Center
221 Bellevue Way N.E.
Bellevue, WA 98004
5001 25th Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105
Cost for Adults: $74 for a Julep Pedi; $48 for a Porch Pedi; $48 for a Julep Mani; $28 for a Porch Mani; or do it all at once for $64 for an Express Mani-Pedi
Cost for Kids (12 & under): $28 for a Jr. Pedi; $18 for a Jr. Julep Mani
photo: Julie Ambrose
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 mommy/daughter mani-pedi package, moms will enjoy a soaking pedicure with their choice of scented bath salts (think lavender and cucumber!), along with a foot mask, massage and polish, while the little ones will enjoy a tickle-free experience complete with her choice of color and glitter/metallic tattoos. Nothin’ like a little bling to make her feel special. And 2BU Beauty uses Vinylux nail polish, which is 4-free of toxins and even dries in 10 minutes. Couple that with the at home atmosphere, and you’ve created a safe zone for beauty with your youngest bestie.
Even More Good Stuff:Get ready to host your best play date ever! Book a group mommy-daughter session for three or more other mom and daughter sets and 2BU Beauty will give you 50% off your services for hosting! Got a teen who’s craving to have some indulgent time with her gal pals? Look into the teen party options where she will get a cute pink bag filed with all the goodies her and her friends will need for the perfect facial.
Cost: $120 plus a small travel fee for a mommy/daughter mani-pedi
photo: 2BU Beauty’s Facebook page
Brat Pack Salon
Princesses big and small will get a kick out of the Royal Sit-N-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 super fuzzy robes and princess party accessories (we could all use a little more tiara in our lives), while soaking their cute little toes. Meanwhile, mom will get a foot soak, paraffin dip and polish, and a little bonding time with her tiniest gal. Or, set up the Pampered Diva treatment for your budding starlet and she’ll also enjoy a mini mani, sparkle makeover (think sparkly eye shadow a la the 80’s) and even a temp tattoo and a parting gift. A round of pink lemonade tops this afternoon. We’re pretty sure this is how Kate Middleton does it. Plan between 45 minutes and one hour for these luscious packages, and be sure to call a few days in advance to book your appointment.
16116 N.E. 87th St.
Redmond, WA 98052
Cost: $98 (one adult and one child) for the Royal Sip-N-Soak; $67 per kid for the Pampered Diva
photo: Brat Pack Salon
Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids
Go beyond just nail beautification at Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids in Seattle. This kid-tastic salon offers a Mommy & Me haircut package that include 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. Psst…if your mini mademoiselle leans more towards tween than tot, check out the Day of Beauty Package that includes a shampoo, style, nails, makeup and one hour in the private “glamour lounge.”
4609 14th Ave. N.W.
Seattle, WA 98107
575 Bellevue Way N.E. (inside Bellevue Square – 3rd Floor Kids Cove)
Bellevue, WA 98004
Cost: $32.95 for the Girl’s Haircut Package; $55 for the Mom’s Haircut Package; save $2 when booking together. $60 per person (for 1 or 2 kids, $40 for additional kiddos after that) for the Day of Beauty Package
photo: Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids
Sweet Feet Salon
You know what sounds amazing? An ice cream stop right after a day of top to bottom pampering with your little angel. But why make two stops on your day of indulging when you can do it in one, by booking an Ice Cream Pedicure at Sweet Feet Salon. Your teeny lady will be thrilled when she can soak her feet in an ice cream flavored fizzing soap of her choosing (vanilla, strawberry or chocolate, yes please!). Top it off with an “ice cream sandwich” pumice rub for callous-free, sandal-perfect toesies and a Shea butter foot icing treatment, and you’ve got a pedicure sweeter than any dessert…and a lot more friendly on your girlish figure! Add in a manicure, and you and your mani-pedi partner in crime have yourselves one heck of a deliciously relaxing day.
16260 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052
Online: on Facebook
Cost: $45 for the Ice Cream Pedicure; $30 for the Basic Pedicure; $24 for the Basic Kids Pedicure; $19 for the Basic Manicure; $15 for the Kids Manicure
photo: Sweet Feet Salon Facebook page
City Nail Salon
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 10 crowd. But sparkles or no, your feet and hands will get the pampering they deserve at this kid-friendly nail parlor.
5242 California Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98136
Cost: $36 for a Regular Mani-Pedi
—Alaina Weimer & Allison Sutcliffe