Everyone deserves to be pampered, even your little princes and princesses. After months of shoving feet—big and small—in to boots made for rain and snow, it’s time to pull them out, clean them up and get them ready for better weather and more breathable footwear. Read on to find out where the best kid-friendly spas are, and which services are perfect for a little extra pampering.

Photo: Steven Depolo via Flickr

Zenana Spa and Wellness Center
This spa specifically focuses on pregnant and parenting families, so you can be assured that both you and your littles will be welcomed with open arms. Consider scheduling the Toe Time Treatment for you and one of your kids ages 10 and younger ($65/couple). This treatment includes a delightful side-by-side pedicure for a parent, aunt or grandparent (etc.) and their special little person.

Another kid-friendly favorite on the Zenana Spa menu is their Children’s Treat service ($10) which provides nail painting for kids 10 and younger. It’s a great option for a child’s birthday party or other special event with a small group of fun-loving girls and boys!

Zenana uses non-toxic products for some truly guilt-free pampering.

2024 SE Clinton St.
Portland, Or.
Online: zenana-spa.com


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Sit Still Kids
This spa and salon was created by a Portland mom who understands kids. The fun environment will capture your kids’ attention and they offer a full suite of salon services for littles including several manicure and pedicure options.

Sit Still’s mini-manis cost $15 and their mini-pedicures cost $20. Both include soaking, filing and polish. While Sit Still is open to kids of all ages, they advise that parents should only treat their little ones to these services if they can “sit still” long enough for the nail polish to dry! That said, they recommend mani/pedis for kids age 3 and up. The nail technicians are all patient, and gentle and they use safe and sanitary equipment and tools.

In addition to manis and pedis, Sit Still Kids offers hair cuts and ear piercings as well.

5656 Hood St., Suite 105
West Linn, Or.
Online: sitstillkids.com/salon


Photo: Annette Benedetti

Mississippi Nails & Spa
Located in one of the hippest neighborhoods Portland has to offer, this spa has a relaxing and grownup ambiance but service made to make clients of all ages feel welcome. Mississippi Nails & Spa offers a full suite of nail services for kiddos to enjoy. The Princess Pedicure ($15), Manicure ($10) and Pedicure and Manicure ($25) are all  available for kids 10 and under, and include flower designs for that extra artsy touch. If your child can only sit long enough for a polish change you can go in for a quick removal and nail painting for only $5, or add a flower design for a total of $8. 

851 North Failing St.
Portland, Or.
Online: mississippinailsandspa.com

Finger Bang
This is hands-down one of the most fun and funky places to get your nails done in Portland. When you walk out of this local business you will be sporting actual works of art. For $55 and up you can order a Gel Polish Manicure with simple or custom art. These treatments include a gel manicure on natural nails with custom or elaborate nail art such as : 3D charms, crystals and studs; complex geometric designs; hand painted lettering and gel art; or specific ideas you bring to the table. Finger Bang also offers a Kids Pedicure for $25 and a Kids Manicure for $15. They both come with one polish color.

Finger Bang doesn’t just provide superior nail art, they only carry and use superior products made from ingredients that are natural, ethically sourced and produced responsibly thus reducing the impact on the environment caused by most nail salons.

2725 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, Or.
Online: fingerbandgpdx.com

Where is your favorite place to get manis and pedis with your kiddos or girlfriends? Share in the comment section below.

—Annette Benedetti

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