School’s out for summer––and sandals and flip-flops are your fam’s uniform. Looking for a nail salon where you can get a great mani-pedi alongside your mini-me? We’ve found kid-friendly nail salons near you that will pamper you and your sidekick to get your hands and toes summer ready. They’ve got all those little piggies covered with everything from chemical-free nail polishes to nail art masterpieces. Scroll down for our list of the best nail salons, hands down.

Hello Birdie Nail & Lash Lab

Hello Birdie Nail & Lash Lab via Yelp

A little birdie told us this nail salon was worth chirping about. Kids 10 and younger can indulge with the Lil' Peeps services: $18 for a manicure and $22 for a pedicure. You can opt for the Purdy Birdie Deluxe pedicure, or if your tootsies require more TLC upgrade to the Birdies of Paradise pedicure for an illuminating soak, brightening scrub, massage, kojic acid illuminating toner, powerful antioxidant brightening treatment and polish. The inspired nail art at this salon will leave you awestruck. If you're looking for a salon that can create mini masterpieces on your nails, Hello Birdie is your place. Add-on nail art prices depend on design complexity. 

Cost: Lil' Peeps (10 and younger) $18 mani/ $22 pedi
Location: North Park Neighborhood
3032 University Ave.
San Diego, CA  92104
Phone: 619-358-9875


CürBAR via Yelp

Unwind while getting a mani or pedi in this modern, clean-smelling nail salon (where you'll feel at home!). The salon's cozy, homey decor will impress you as much as their motto that there's no upsell. What a relief. Even more, there's a special space for the littles with a chalkboard and books to keep them entertained. Come try this welcoming salon that dares to be different and succeeds.

Cost: Kid Mani $20, Kid Pedi, $25, Adult Pedicure, $35, Gel Pedi, $55
Location: Del Sur Neighborhood
16460 Paseo Del Sur, Ste. 115
San Diego, CA
Phone: 858-924-1767

Be Polished

Trisha G. via Yelp

Pamper time! Have a little mommy (or daddy) and me togetherness. First off, love the adorable decor and attention to detail. Also, breathe freely (there's minimal chemical smell) and relax on the comfy couches. Even more, we appreciate the copper pedicure bowls which keeps things clean. Finally, embrace the neck pillow and complimentary beverages with each treatment. Call ahead, they get busy!

Cost: Kid Mani-Pedi (12 and younger), $15-$20 (includes nail design), Adult Pedicure, $30, Gel Pedi, $50
Location: Coronado Neighborhood
31 Orange Ave., No. 102
Coronado, CA
Phone: 619-437-1440

Chroma Nails

Carter M. via Yelp

Stress dissolves with the personal attention and beautiful nails you and your little one receive at this local salon. Up front, the salon vibe is modern and pretty. Moreover, they offer you coffee, tea or water with your treatment. Further, go for a special paraffin wax pedicure while your little one sits right by you getting a kid pedicure. You'll both leave pretty and calm.

Cost: Kid Pedicure (under 12), $20, Adult Pedicure, $25, Paraffin Spa Pedicure, $50
Location: Carmel Mountain Ranch Neighborhood
11134 Rancho Carmel Dr., Ste 101
San Diego, CA
Phone: 858-673-8808

Boudoir Nail Bar

Judy L. via Yelp

Loosen up and relax with the laid-back lounge vibe of this affordable salon. Sit in a huge leather chair and melt into a pillow while admiring the pretty hanging mirrors decor. Even more, your little one will feel like a movie star. Indulge in the Boudoir Signature Pedicure which includes a rock treatment, paraffin treatment, plus aromatherapy neck wrap, while your kiddo enjoys a mani-pedi.

Littles age 10 and younger will love the $10 'Shirley Temple Manicure' which includes nail trimming, filing, cuticle pushback, lotion application and choice of polish (add gel polish for $13). The Shirley Temple pedicure is $15.

Cost: Kid Mani-Pedi, $10-$15, Adult Pedicure, $22, Boudoir Signature Pedicure, $58
Location: Chula Vista Neighborhood
1020 Tierra Del Rey, Unit A
Chula Vista, CA
Phone: 619-934-8124

Gloss Hand Spa

Tu P. via Yelp

Boasting organic lotions and scrubs and soft quality towels, you can de-stress in this hand spa near downtown La Jolla. Sip on complimentary coffee, water or soda while a professional technician soothes your worries away. Even more, you'll appreciate the cute black, white and red-themed decor with photographs of movie legends lining the walls. Try the Gloss Plus Pedicure for yourself––it includes orange organic salt scrub, mask and hot stone massage. Leave sparkling and happy.

Cost: Kid Mani-Pedi (10 and younger), $10-$16, Adult Pedicure, $28, Gloss Plus Manicure, $38
Location: La Jolla Neighborhood
7553 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA
Phone: 818-412-4450

Pink & White Nail Spa

Laura A. via Yelp

With a nod to healthy nails, this spa only carries polish that's three-free of toxic chemicals (dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde and toluene). Even more, you'll find organic nail polish upon request. We love the pink and white modern posh interior and their attention to sanitary supplies. Head here with your mini-you in tow and have a fun experience.

Cost: Kid Mani-Pedi (10 and under), $10-$20; Mani, $18, Gel Mani, $38
Location: North Park Neighborhood
2960 North Park Way
San Diego, CA
Phone: 619-550-5830

Hush Beauty Lounge

Loren I. via Yelp

You and your sidekick will be offered complimentary drinks in this brightly-colored nail salon that has no chemical smell. (No acrylics or drilling done here!) Small and intimate with only three stations, you won’t feel the crowded craziness that can happen at some salons. You can make an appointment easily online. Dads are welcome (with the kiddos too!) They have a Manly Manicure with an aromatic soak, hand massage and a buff. Don't miss the Tiny Tykes mani with a small hand massage and buff or polish. So grab the crew and make this a family affair!

Cost: Tiny Tykes, $12, (12 and younger), Basic Manicure, $20, Manly Manicure, $25
Location: 3400 Piazza De Oro Way
Ste. 170
Oceanside, CA
Phone: 760-529-5743

Bellemani Nail Salon

Mike B. via Yelp

You’ll love the scent of essential oils wafting through the air when you walk into this environmentally-conscious nail salon that uses polish with only all-natural ingredients. For you: try the Peruvian chocolate pedicure with sugar, cocoa butter and coconut oil. It will hydrate your skin and you’ll smell like the tropics.The kids can enjoy getting pampered with a warm hand soak, finished with a non-toxic, water-based nail polish.

Cost: Kid Manicure, $10, Kid pedicure, $15, Basic Manicure, $14, Peruvian Chocolate Pedicure, $45
Location: 7462 Girard Ave.
La Jolla, CA
Phone: 858-456-2191

Escape Nails & Bar

Jennifer W. via Yelp

Your little social butterfly will flock to the cute pint-sized spa chairs and get her hands and toes done while sipping complimentary lemonade. You can ease back in the comfy chairs, get your hands exfoliated with Lavender sea salt, then cooled with a gel mask, before the painting begins. A bright and breezy shop, you and your little one will leave happy and refreshed.

Cost: Kid Fun Mini Mani & Pedi (10 and younger), $30, Royal Spa Pedicure, $25
Location: 12889 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd.
Ste. B
San Diego, CA
Phone: 858-240-6449

—Nikki Walsh & Beth Shea

featured photo: Abigail Batchelder via flickr


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