With so many spas and nail salons in NYC, it’s no wonder we’ve got nail salons and spas just for kids in town. (As well as grownup salons that will cater to your mini-me.) Perfect for a mommy & me outing just because, or a fabulous spa birthday party, these businesses are very serious about pampering to the max. Some are explosions of pink, others are more subdued and sophisticated—all will leave everyone feeling fab. Here are our top picks for the best kids spas in NYC! (Planning a winter birthday party? Here are more ideas!)
photo: Milk and Cookies Kids Spa and Salon
For the Cool, Co-ed Birthday Party: Milk and Cookies Kids Spa and Salon
Described as the place where “fun, beauty, and delicious meet” Milk and Cookies Kids Spa is true to its slogan. This Upper East side spot offers great spa services that will inspire your kids to both look and feel great. (With milk and cookies at the end of each service, how could they not!) Milk and Cookies Spa provides amazing birthday packages for both boys and girls, and includes cookies, milk, ice cream and even party favor gift bags for each guest. With services like Yummy facials, Make your own lip gloss, and Slimy booger manicures, your kids will have a blast with their friends and snap some great photos.
Milk & Cookies Kids Spa and Salon
1196 First Avenue (Between 64th & 65th st.)
Upper East Side
photo: Rachel Sokol
For a Fresh Spot in Queens: Lollipop Spa
Located in the heart of Queens, Lollipop Spa is a just as cute as it sounds. Whimsy with touches of Hello Kitty décor, the inside is cozy, inviting, and, of course, pink. There are 3 party packages available, ranging in price from $409 to $529. Or, just book an appointment anytime for your little princess. Solo, non-party appointments for kids are $25 and include: Mani & Pedi, Glitter Eye Makeup, Pink Robe, and a special, shiny surprise. Every girl needs a pop of pink, and a dash of glitter in their life—why not pamper them at Lollipop?
65-23 Grand Avenue
photo: Emer D. via Yelp
For the Sweetest spot in Greenpoint: Cotton Candy Spa
Visiting this adorable venue would make even storybook character Pinkalicious squeal with delight. Of course, the whole place is decorated in shades in pink with a classic black-and-white checkered floor. A variety of spa packages are available for the birthday Diva and their guests, ranging in price from $409 (Pink Package) to Rainbow Package ($469), plus sales tax. Each birthday party is two hours and include mani/peds with glitter designs, use of pink robes, soothing facial, makeup application, cupcakes, pizza, and more. Add-ons include glitter tattoos, hair extensions, tween magazines, and the chance to make a personalized perfume, depending on the birthday package. Packages are for 9 guests; $25 per each additional child. All spa packages are recommended for kids ages 4 to 12, and at every party refreshments are available for the adults, too.
587 Humboldt St.
photo: Pink Lemon Park Facebook page
For the young, native Manhattanite: Pink Lemon Park
Known for being one of the most sanitary salons in Manhattan—especially because they don’t use whirlpool foot baths, super sanitize all their nail equipment, and every customer gets their own buffer and nail file—Pink Lemon Park offers glam salon services for kids. Kids can indulge themselves in: Little Princess Manicure (8-and-under) $10, Tween Princess Manicure $15, Little Princess Pedicure $20, Tween Princess Pedicure (9-12 years) $35. Party packages include Little Princess Children’s Package (manicure + pedicure + cupcake/drink) and Tween Princess Package (manicure + pedicure + cupcake/drink). Call for pricing info on spa party packages. (Hair & makeup services available upon request, as an add-on.)
1335 Madison Ave.
Upper East Side
photo: Seriously Spoiled Salon and Spa via Facebook
For the Princess in Training Spa Birthday Party… Seriously Spoiled Salon and Spa
At Seriously Spoiled Salon and Spa, the name says it all. This spa for girls (ages 18 and under) has all the pampering every young girl could want. With services ranging from mani/pedis to hairstyling, and fun accessories like luxurious robes and pink lemonade out of champagne glasses, Seriously Spoiled will make sure your birthday celebration is one to remember. With fun and luxurious birthday packages (including a limited edition Glitter Party!) Seriously Spoiled will make sure all of your guests leave feeling like a princess, especially the birthday girl! Our favorite feature allows girls to bring their American Girl Dolls to the party, and the spa will also provide services to your doll for a fun added plus (extra charge, call directly for details).
Seriously Spoiled Salon and Spa
75-24 Metropolitan Ave
Middle Village, Queens
photo: Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club via Facebook
For the At-home, Spa Birthday Party: Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club
Think pink! Turn your home into a spa fit for a diva with Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club’s fun, glamorous party packages. Their team will come to you fully prepared to get the party started with whatever package you choose. With services like cooling peppermint facials and sparkling manicures and pedicures, your children and their guests will be sure to enjoy a party that’s nothing short of fabulous, all in the comfort of your own home. If you’d prefer, all packages are also offered on-location at Ritzy Glitzy’s Pink Boutique.
Ritzy Glitzy Girlz Club
245 Jericho Turnpike
New Hyde Park
photo: Just 4 Kids Salon & Birthday Party Boutique via Yelp
For a Spa Party with a Theme: Just 4 Kids
With fourteen different themed birthday parties ranging from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ to ‘Munster Madness’, this popular Hoboken spa for children has got you covered for a maxed out themed spa party. With party themes for girls, boys and co-ed gatherings, Just 4 Kids takes themes to the next level and customizes services accordingly. Each party includes a professional coordinator and hostess, fun take-homes, and a special gift for the birthday boy or girl.
720 Monroe St., Suite E-313
photo: via Allure Day Spa Facebook page
For the Luxurious Family-Outing Spa birthday party: Allure Day Spa
Midtown’s Allure Day Spa has lots of options for parties, including Spa for Boys ($84.95 per person), the Pampered Princess package (mani/pedi and facial, for $89.95 per person), Family Day (a personalized experience for the whole clan). They’ll even bring the spa to you, setting up treatment chairs and tables at your home and providing everything from mani/pedis, to braids, up-dos, facials and more. Treatments come with a robe and slippers to wear, and chocolate and sparkling cider!
Allure Day Spa
139 E. 55th St.
For Spa AND Sports: Artistic Stitch
This popular sports complex in Glendale, Queens also happens have a perfectly pink deluxe spa party room for birthday kids wanting to be pampered—with manis and pedis, crystal tiaras, spa robes, scented towels, glitter hairspray and more. But what we especially love about Artistic Stitch spa parties is that you can combine the primping with some sporty fun, too! (See a combo party in action, here.) Basic spa packages start at $595 for an hour and 45 minutes of fun for seven kids, with the birthday person free. You also get pizza, paper goods and invitations. More deluxe packages for larger groups (there are many, going up to $2,995, include a dance party element and DJ, robes to keep, ice cream cake, popcorn and candy and other add-ons to choose from.
7908- Cooper Ave.
For Serious Party Packages: Fresh As a Daisy Kids
This Canarsie, Brooklyn spot offers services for kids ages three to 14, and will throw a bash that will make your birthday child (and guests) feel totally fab. Guests settle in to pink chairs and fluffy robes for Orbeez manicures, flavored pedicures, an edible facial, and then take to the "pink carpet shoot." Cake, decor, and kid-friendly music is included, and add-ons range from glitter tattoos and makeup application to a keepsake tiara crown for the guest of honor. Minimum of five guests; call for rates. (FYI: they'll also come to your house as a mobile spa!)
Fresh As A Daisy Spa
9305 Glenwood Rd.
photo: via Dashing Diva Greenpoint Facebook page
For a Location (Probably) Near You: Dashing Diva
The positively pink nail salon chain is happy to accommodate a group of tiny divas. For guests eight years old and younger, manicures and pedicures are $8 and $20, respectively; it’s $12 per mani and $20 per pedi for kids nine and up. Call in advance to book and inquire about maximum number of guests; a 50 percent deposit is required to book. Note: It’s likely you won’t be able to bring food into the salon, so plan to cake it somewhere else.
Locations throughout the New York Area
—Ilyssa Smith & Rachel Sokol