Take off those boots and mittens and treat your hands and feet to a mani/pedi alongside your mini-me at one of our favorite kid-friendly nail salons. These nearby nail salons will have those little piggies covered with everything from chemical-free nail polishes to mermaid manicures. Scroll down for a list of salons that really nail it when it comes to pampering.


Unwind while getting a mani or pedi in this modern, clean-smelling nail salon (where you'll feel at home!). The salon's cozy, homey decor will impress you as much as their motto that there's no upsell. What a relief. Even more, there's a special space for the littles with a chalkboard and books to keep them entertained. Come try this welcoming salon that dares to be different and succeeds.

Cost: Kid Mani-Pedi, $15, Adult Pedicure, $30, Gel Pedi, $40
Location: Del Sur Neighborhood
16460 Paseo Del Sur, Ste. 115
San Diego, CA
Phone: 858-924-1767
Online: thecurbar.com


Be Polished

Pamper time! Have a little mommy (or daddy) and me togetherness. First off, love the adorable decor and attention to detail. Also, breathe freely (there's minimal chemical smell) and relax on the comfy couches. Even more, we appreciate the copper pedicure bowls which keeps things clean. Finally, embrace the neck pillow and complimentary beverages with each treatment. Call ahead, they get busy!

Cost: Kid Mani-Pedi, $15-$20 (includes nail design), Adult Pedicure, $30, Gel Pedi, $50
Location: Coronado Neighborhood
31 Orange Ave., No. 102
Coronado, CA
Phone: 619-437-1440
Online:  bepolishedstudio.com

Chroma Nails

Stress dissolves with the personal attention and beautiful nails you and your little one receive at this local salon. Up front, the salon vibe is modern and pretty. Moreover, they offer you coffee, tea or water with your treatment. Further, go for a special paraffin wax pedicure while your little one sits right by you getting a kid pedicure. You'll both leave pretty and calm.

Cost: Kid Pedicure (under 12), $20, Adult Pedicure, $25, Paraffin Spa Pedicure, $50
Location: Carmel Mountain Ranch Neighborhood
11134 Rancho Carmel Dr., Ste 101
San Diego, CA
Phone: 858-673-8808
Online: chromanails.com

Boudoir Nail Bar

Loosen up and relax with the laid-back lounge vibe of this salon. Sit in a huge leather chair amd melt into a pillow while admiring the pretty hanging mirrors decor. Even more, your little one will feel like a princess. Indulge in the Boudoir Signature Pedicure which includes a rock treatment, paraffin treatment, plus aromatherapy neck wrap, while your kiddo enjoys a mani-pedi.

Littles under age 10 will love the 'Shirley Temple Pedicure' which includes a foot soak, nail trimming, filing, cuticle pushback, lotion application and choice of polish for $15.

Cost: Kid Mani-Pedi, $22, Adult Pedicure, $22, Boudair Signature Pedicure, $58
Location: Chula Vista Neighborhood
1020 Tierra Del Rey, Unit A
Chula Vista, CA
Phone: 619-934-8124
Online: boudoirnailbar.com

Gloss Hand Spa

Boasting organic lotions and scrubs and soft quality towels, you can de-stress in this hand spa near downtown La Jolla. Sip on complimentary coffee, water or soda while a professional technician soothes your worries away. Even more, you'll appreciate the cute black and red-themed decor. Try the Gloss Plus Pedicure for yourself––it includes orange organic salt scrub, mask and hot stone massage. Leave sparkling and happy.

Cost: Kid Mani-Pedi (10 and under), $10-$16, Adult Pedicure, $28, Gloss Plus Manicure, $27
Location: La Jolla Neighborhood
7553 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA
Phone: 818-412-4450
Online:  glosshandspa.com

Pink & White Nail Spa

With a nod to healthy nails, this spa carries polish that's three-free of toxic chemicals (dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde and toluene). Even more, you'll find organic nail polish upon request. We love the pink and white modern posh interior and their attention to sanitary supplies. Head here with your mini-you in tow and have a fun experience.

Cost: Kid Mani-Pedi (10 and under), $10-$20; Men's Mani, $22, Women's Mani, $18, Gel Mani, $38
Location: North Park Neighborhood
2960 North Park Way
San Diego, CA
Phone: 619-550-5830
Online:  pinkandwhitenailspa.com

Hush Beauty Lounge

You and your sidekick will be offered complimentary drinks in this brightly-colored nail salon that has no chemical smell. (No acrylics or drilling done here!) Small and intimate with only three stations, you won’t feel the crowded craziness that can happen at some salons. You can make an appointment easily online. Dads are welcome (with the kiddos too!) They have a Manly Manicure with an aromatic soak, hand massage and a buff. Don't miss the Tiny Tykes mani with a small hand massage and buff or polish. So grab the crew and make this a family affair!

Cost: Tiny Tykes, $12, (12 & Under), Basic Manicure, $17, Manly Manicure, $25
Location: 3400 Piazza De Oro Way
Ste. 170
Oceanside, CA
Phone: 760-529-5743
Online: hushbeautylounge.com

Bellemani Nail Salon

You’ll love the scent of essential oils wafting through the air when you walk into this environmentally-conscious nail salon that uses polish with only all-natural ingredients. For you: try the Organic Peruvian chocolate pedicure with sugar, cocoa butter and coconut oil. It will hydrate your skin and you’ll smell like the tropics.The kids can enjoy getting pampered with a warm hand soak, finished with a non-toxic, water-based nail polish.

Cost: Kid Manicure, $10, Basic Manicure, $14, Peruvian Chocolate Pedicure, $32
Location: 7462 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA
Phone: 858-456-2191
Online: bellemanisalon.com

Escape Nails & Bar

Your little social butterfly will flock to the cute pint-sized spa chairs and get her hands and toes done while sipping complimentary lemonade. You can ease back in the comfy chairs, get your hands exfoliated with Lavender sea salt, then cooled with a gel mask, before the painting begins. A bright and breezy shop, you and your little one will leave happy and refreshed.

Cost: Kid Fun Mini Mani & Pedi, $30, Royal Spa Pedicure, $25
Location: 12889 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd.
Ste. B
San Diego, CA
Phone: 858-240-6449
Online: escapenailsbar.net

Hotel Del Coronado

While you choose from an array of luxurious spa services, your mini can opt for the Mermaid Children's Manicure or Pedicure. Both 25 minute services will make your little feel as seaworthy as Ariel. After nails are soaked and shaped, they are painted and topped off with mermaid nail art. You’ll feel well-taken care of in this luxurious, but eco-friendly environment, where they use only vegan and paraben-free nail polishes. Afterwards, tour this iconic hotel, have lunch and watch the sunset at the beach. It’s magical.

Cost: Mermaid Children's Manicure or Pedicure $40/$55
Location: 1500 Orange Ave.
Coronado, CA
Phone: 619-522-8100
Online: hoteldelcoronado-salon.com

—Nikki Walsh


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