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.

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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.







By | 2015-07-21T04:25:48+00:00 July 21st, 2015|Categories: Around Kalamazoo|1 Comment

About the Author:

Robin is a native Michigander and mother of two. She has a keen eye for discovering deals and an honest desire to share local activities and family fun. In addition to enjoying early mornings with strong coffee, she likes hanging outside with her kids, biking and reading.

One Comment

  1. Melissa August 5, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Anna’s on Centre in Portage has one kid chair. It looks like Hello Kitty. Very cute.

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