I’ve been to one spa in all my life and I’ve never had a manicure or a pedicure. But somehow I gave birth to a girl who – already, at age 4 – is interested in everything girly: nail polish, high heels, dresses and anything sparkly. I know that a request for a manicure (at a minimum) is imminent, so I did some research.
To be honest, I wasn’t even sure what a spa was, so I looked it up. According to Wikipedia, a day spa is similar to a beauty salon and offers personal care treatments such as manicures, massages and facials. Lucky for us, Summit County has a plethora to choose from. Each varies in the services it offers, so I looked for a few that were kid-friendly.
Several local moms raved about Top Nails. While not a spa exactly (it is a nail salon), it has a cool princess chair that is especially popular among the younger girls.
The Blue Sage Spa offers Mommy & Me pedicures and manicures for mothers with daughters under 10. Moms get a full spa manicure or pedicure, while their daughters get a paraffin dip, and have their nails filed and painted. Caren Mapes, who owns the spa with Amy Beckett, suggests the 30-minute Blue Sage Express facial for preteens and the longer custom clarifying facial for teens suffering from acne or blemishes.
Moms and daughters might also want to visit the Alpine Spa & Salon, which also welcomes kids of all ages. Alpine Spa & Salon does hair, nails, facials, massages and body treatments. Owner Eric Johnson recommends manicures and pedicures for kids. The salon has two chairs side-by-side – perfect for mother and daughter to visit while they get their nails done.
Of course, sometimes moms just need to escape. Among the favorite spas for relaxation are Serenity Spa and Bodyworks Spa & Massage.
Alpine Spa & Salon
Blue Sage Spa
Bodyworks Spa & Massage
Frisco (between Safeway and Wal-Mart)