by Robin B
Is a manicure/pedicure a favorite treat for you and/or your child? It can be for a special occasion – birthday or other milestone or simply some “mommy and me” time together. We’ve searched high and low to find some salons that cater to the little ones in your family – so bring on the pampering!*
*As always, you’ll want to call ahead for an appointment and to confirm pricing.
7 Manicure and Pedicure Spots
1. Abstract Salon & Spa 8842 Portage Rd., Portage | 269-216-3491
Abstract Salon & Spa offers a children’s pedicure starting at $18 for ages 14 and younger. They often put a little ‘extra’ in with the pedicure experience such as a tiara or glitter. In addition, they offer a variety of Princess Parties. Packages are available for girls ages 4-10 in groups of three or more and can include hair style, mani/pedi and other spa services.
2. Vina Nails 7922 Oakland Drive, Portage | 269-323-8462
Several of our readers made mention of Vina Nails as the place to go for children pedicures! The pedicure is $20 and generally takes about 25 minutes. They do take walk-in’s, but appointments are preferred. Make sure to check out the cute ‘kid’ pedicure chairs.
3. New Reflections Salon 7161 W. Q Avenue, Kalamazoo | 269-375-7595
Ashley at New Reflections Salon, located in Texas Corners, offers a Children’s pedicure for those age 12 and under for $15. One tip – their seating is a bench style, so you’ll want to check first to make sure your child is tall enough for his/her feet to reach the bowl. Manicures are $8 for ages 8 and younger and generally take 15-30 minutes.
4. Star Nails Salon 5601 W. Main, Kalamazoo | 269-903-2900
Star Nails Salon offers a children’s pedicure for ages 12 and younger for $15. They take walk-in appointments, but an appointment is preferred. They offer an enhanced package which includes a pedicure, fingernail polish and two designs on the hands and toes (4 designs total) for $25.
5. Blush Salon & Spa 100 W. Michigan Ave. (lobby level of Radisson) | 269-567-7675
Blush Salon offers a “Lollipops and Rainbows” package for children. In addition to a sweet treat, children receive a sugarrific pedicure for $30. Appointments are required and can be booked online. Customers receive complimentary valet parking at the Radisson when booking an appointment at Blush Salon & Spa.
6. Family Nails Salon 23880 City Center Circle, Mattawan | 269-668-5559
Family Nails Salons have pedicures for $16 for children ages 12 and younger. They also have the cute kids-size animal chairs.
7. Empire Beauty School 6091 Constitution Blvd., Portage | 269-858-2068
Try Empire Beauty School for a budget-friendly option. Pedicures are the same price for an adult or child and start at $15. Empire offers a ‘Party Girl’ package for $10 and it is well-worth the money. It includes nail polish, makeup application, a simple hairstyle/updo and a tiara for $10. Empire Beauty takes appointments Monday-Friday from 9:15 am until 3 pm. Saturday they have walk-in, but cannot confirm student availability so it is best to schedule an appointment during the week.
So, summer sandal season is here – treat those hands and tootsies to a little shine!
Is there a favorite mani/pedi spot we missed? Let us know in the comment section below.