Best kids spas in NYC and NJ
The just-for-kids salon ensures that you'll never have to drag your reluctant little one in for a haircut again. Tots can get everything from a trim to a deep conditioning treatment in the salon—complete with yummy scented "hair topping"—or get pampered with a soak, soufflé and polish during special mani/pedis that let them choose from flavors like chocolate milk or gummy worm mud pie. Kids can even get in on some hands-on fun, making their own treats in the Dessert Lab and Create Your Own station. Ages 1–12.
This adorable, pretty-in-pink Queens salon caters exclusively to kids 18 and under! In addition to haircuts, Seriously Spoiled offers glamorous hairstyles (both traditional and over-the-top), plus dance recital and formal event-worthy updos. In the manicure department, kids will love the Decadent Dessert Manicure ($20), where treat-inspired fizz soaks, lotions and scrubs (as well as bright polishes!) will leave little hands totally decked out. Facial, makeup and massage options are all available as well. See website for more locations. Ages 1–18.
Youngsters will be feeling like royalty once they hop on the Glam Throne Pedicure Chair (they're a sight to be hold!) for a Lavish Kandy lotion foot massage and coat of polish, or when they get a simple Glitter/Glam pretend makeup application. The spa also does curls, braids and special birthday party packages, too. It's just a little over an hour from the city, making it a super fun stop on your way out to see family. Ages 3–12.
Kids who've locked in a haircut at Cozy's Cuts for Kids are getting way more than just your average trim. In addition to things like First Haircut services, where you'll leave with a diploma and a keepsake lock of hair, Cozy's also offers ear piercing, a Braid and Blow Out bar and services like detangling treatment, mini manicures with nail art and birthday party offerings including a rockstar-themed celebration like Backstage Posse Pass or a Beauty Bash complete activities like hair styling, manis and art projects. The salon itself is stocked to the brim with toys in case you're looking to treat your tyke for behaving themselves, and after getting a haircut, kids automatically leave with a lolly pop or two. All ages.
Sign up for a Mommy & Me facial if you'd like to tag along, or send 'em off on their own for a haircut, wash and blowout—even special braids! Kids' manicures are $10 ($7 per nail for nail art). If kids want to bring their bestie, the spa's Paws & Claws package ($34 per kid) includes spa robes to wear during treatment, shimmer powder, sparkling pink lemonade and a bow ring. The venue also offers 14 different themed birthday party options. Ages 1–12.