While a relaxing day at the spa can be a great solo break for a busy mom, it can also be a fun way to spend one-on-one time with your child. We found a fantastic group of L.A. spas that offer special packages for moms and kids to enjoy together, or services for kids to enjoy while Mom takes advantage of an adult treatment. So go ahead, bond with your little one – and get your nails done!
Spa Le La
This clean, bright space in Studio City offers $10 kiddie manicures, but more importantly, they have childcare. Enjoy a nail service with your little one, then scoot them off to play in the childcare area while you get an extra treatment. Choose from an infrared sauna, bath and even a nap room (for adults!) in addition to nail services, facials, massage and waxing. They also offer specialized pre- and postnatal services. Childcare is free for the first child (ages 6 months to 9 years) and $6 per hour for the second, and the kids’ corner is staffed by pros. You even get a buzzer that will go off if your child needs you. Get the scoop at spalela.com.
Olive & June
They don’t offer dedicated children’s services, but popular nail chain Olive & June does welcome kids. A manicure for kiddos costs $15, and it’s $30 for a pedicure. “We love when littles come to the salon, especially for special occasions,” says spokesperson Katie Clifford. “It’s so fun!” For mamas, manis start at $20 for natural nails and run up to $40 for gels or an organic manicure. Olive & June has locations in Pasadena, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills. Visit olivejune.com for more details.
The Spa at Beverly Wilshire
If you’re looking for a luxe spa experience, look no farther than the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills. Kids ages 12 and up can enjoy massages, facials and other treatments alongside their parents. A Superstar Mani Pedi will run you $120, but you won’t get cookie-cutter service here. “We really do customize everything,” says spokesperson Lauren Dutton-Breen. “We’re always very happy to hand-tailor anything for our little superstars.” Find out more at fourseasons.com/beverlywilshire/spa.
This nail salon near Joan’s on Third restaurant in Beverly Grove has adorable animal-themed kids’ spa chairs. A children’s manicure and pedicure costs $15; the adult version costs $30. Note that Yen’s Nails deals in cash only and has no website. The salon is located at 8306 W. 3rd St., L.A.
GreenBliss EcoSpa is unique because it’s actually a mobile spa! Their van will go anywhere in L.A. County, with drive-time fees for some destinations. This is a great option for groups and parties. Pricing varies based on group size and services, and they offer Blissy Missy spa parties for ages 5-16 for around $65 per girl. Find out more at greenblissecospa.com.
South Pasadena’s Nail Lounge is a solid choice for some mommy-and-me time. “I took Olive for a lady hang and she loved it,” says Rachel Vine, mom of two. “They have a kids’ menu online for manis and pedis, and while we were there a group of three 8-year-olds came in!” It’s $25 for a kids’ mani/pedi, and a classic mani/pedi for adults is $43. See the entire list of services at nailloungepasadena.com.
Wi Spa is a Koreatown hot spot. The family-friendly spa is open 24/7, and kids’ entry is just $10. Adult admission is $25 ($35 between midnight and 4 a.m.). There’s a Kids’ Zone to keep little ones occupied while parents take advantage of body treatments, including scrubs and saunas. A manicure starts at $20. The four-level location features a women’s floor, a men’s floor, a family floor, a rooftop terrace and a full-service restaurant. Check wispausa.com for more information on this unique spa.
Luxe Nail and Spa Boutique
This warm, upscale spa on L.A.’s Miracle Mile features a plush, modern interior, and services at Luxe go beyond the basics. Get an organic manicure, European facial, mink eyelash extensions or a massage. “The Little Princess” is available for ages 7 and up, and it’s $12 for a manicure and $15 for a pedicure. A basic mom mani will run you $20 (pedicure is $28, and a mani/pedi combo is $45). Read up on what’s available at luxenailboutique.com.
This modern nail chain has several locations, including a new Pacific Palisades spot offering an after-school special for kids through the end of April. When Mom or Dad gets a service between 2 and 5 p.m. weekdays, a free “Kid-i-cure” (otherwise $9) is included. Manicures for adults start at $25, and they also offer waxing, sugar scrubs and spa parties. Other Bellacures locations include Beverly Hills, Studio City, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Larchmont Village and El Segundo. Check bellacures.com for more info.
Color Me Green
As the name implies, Color Me Green is an organic, eco-friendly nail salon. It has locations in Manhattan Beach and La-Cañada Flintridge. At the La Cañada-Flintridge location, a kid’s mani-pedi costs $26 and mom’s will run you $49. Color Me Green also caters to pregnant and nursing moms with a special mani-pedi and massage treatment called “Breathe.” Waxing, eyelash extensions and facials are also available at the La-Cañada Flintridge location. Visit colormegreennail.com for details.
This colorful spa and salon is especially for kids, but they also have a Mommy & Me package so parents can get in on the fun. The Mommy & Me package includes mani-pedis and facials for $96. They do nails, but Snip-Its offers other kid-centric services as well, including haircuts, lice treatment and ear piercing. You can even host your child’s birthday party at Snip-Its, with themes including Hollywood, Glamour, Spa and Rock Star. Locations include El Segundo, Monrovia and Encino. Check snipits.com for more information.
Oasis Nail Spa
Oasis Nail Spa has locations in Burbank and Toluca Lake. This soothing spa features natural nail treatments and offers a youth treatment designed for ages 9 and under. A children’s manicure is $12 and a pedicure is $16. Nail designs are complimentary, which the little ones will no doubt love. Oasis also offers waxing, tinting and facials. Get an entire spa package featuring a facial, neck and shoulder massage, mani-pedi and hot stone massage for $100. Check oasisnailspa.com for more info.
Lindsey Hunter Lopez is a former entertainment writer and English teacher and a mom of two.