Little girls want to grow up to be just like their mommies, right? Whether it's playing dress-up or feeding her baby doll, your adorable mini-me just can't get enough of pretending to be you. So why not invite her to tag along the next time you indulge at the nail salon? We can't think of a better way to put a smile on your princess's face than going out for a real mani/pedi together. Orange County is home to kid-friendly spas from Costa Mesa to Garden Grove, where mothers and daughters can pamper themselves with tandem treatments for their tootsies. We've hunted down some that make a point to cater to their youngest customers; here are our favorites:
(Note that prices are current as of publish date but could change at any time.)
Scooops Kid Spa
12681 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Price: $44.99 to $74.99
This ice cream-themed kids spa is conveniently located in the family-friendly Great Wolf Lodge Resort. Your daughter will love choosing her own “flavor” lotion and body scrub–chocolate, vanilla, or strawberry–while she kicks her feet up in a sundae-inspired chair. Each nail treatment comes with a bottle of non-toxic polish to take home for touch-ups, as well as a voucher for a free ice cream cone following your service. Parties are an option, too. You don't need to be staying at the resort to indulge, and in fact the bowling alley and glow-in-the-dark mini-golf are also available to non-hotel guests. Just don't chip a nail!
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Indulging at Great Wolf's Scooops Spa
Lollipop Nail Studio
2937 Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
This high-end, organic nail salon is discreetly tucked inside a trendy shopping mall just a few miles from Newport Beach. Kick back and relax as an aesthetician pampers both of your feet with homemade floral foot soaks, scrubs, and oils. As a mom, you'll appreciate the sterile environment and emphasis on all-natural products. Lollipop also offers a specialty spa menu with shorter, less expensive treatments designed for kids.
Glam Girls Kids Spa & Tea Room
4135 Riverside Dr.
Chino, CA 91710
Price: $12 to $35
This full-service spa may be for entertainment purposes only, but it still boasts everything from manis to pedis to nail art to glitter tattoos. Let your favorite girl embrace her inner diva by indulging in a mini foot massage, scrub, and nail polish application. Or pony up for the Princess Tea Party, which includes dress-up in princess gowns, makeup, hair, a nail polish change, and age-appropriate tea time with cookies and lemonade.
Pro Top Nails
8285 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd., Suite 125
Anaheim, CA 92808
Your mini-me will feel right at home in this newly renovated nail salon situated right in the heart of Anaheim Hills. The new owner, Jenny Bui, a mother herself, recently installed fairy and rock star-themed spa chairs made specifically for pint-sized customers. Each kid-friendly mani/pedi includes a hot towel treatment, foot soak, scrub, massage, flower or animal nail art, and a polish change.
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