From newborn massages to facials for big kids, these local salons offer cute and creative Mommy & Me experiences and more
No doubt about it: Being a kid is hard work. After visiting all the indoor playgrounds, hitting all the neighborhood parks, and practicing their climbing skills on everything (including your furniture), it’s a wonder kids have any energy left at the end of the day. Sounds like a much-needed chill break is in order. Luckily, Chicago has several salons that not only welcome kids, but have special spa treatments for kids too. Whether you’re hosting a kid’s birthday party or introducing your little one to the benefits of a good mani/pedi, we’ve got one suggestion for you—get in on the action and make an appointment for yourself. You deserve it.
Spa Treatments Just for Babies
It’s never too early for self-care at Chicago’s premier infant wellness studio. Offering early childhood services which promote the development of motor, sensory, and cognitive skills and bonding with parents for infants from ages 2 weeks and up. Metta Baby offers sessions in water movement, infant massage, music, and play. Plus, their space is available for private playgroups, too.
1921 N. Damen Ave.
Infant Massage Chicago
Learn the art of infant massage in the comfort of your own home. Infant massage is a great way to not only promote wellness and relieve stress for your baby, but it is also a way to communicate without words. Adriana Liwsky, a Certified Educator of Infant Massage, will guide parents (yes, you too, dads) through learning the art of infant massage to help build a cherished relationship and nurturing bond with your baby. Added bonus: infant massage also relieves stress in grown-ups, too. Contact them to schedule an appointment.
Mommy & Me Experiences for Your Nails, Skin & Hair
Bedazzled Nails & Spa
This spa is a perfect spot for Mommy & Me nail services. Their Little Miss Bedazzled menu offers manicures, pedicures, and polish at great prices for little hands. Their space is also available for birthday parties that call for a little pampering.
221 E. Grand Ave.
The Spa-Palooza package at ASHA SalonSpa will give even the most stressed-out teen a break from homework and extra-curricular activities. Teens are treated to a full spa experience complete with a Teen Clean Facial, Reflexology Experience, and a session to create a signature perfume as unique as your child. Customized massages are also available. Younger children (10 & under) can make an appointment with a stylist complete with consultation, sensory-pleasing oils, and head & shoulder massage. Expectant mothers can also have their first "Mommy & Me” spa day with a soothing Hydrating Belly Treatment.
Gold Coast, Woodfield, Butterfield, or Rockford locations
Blo Blow Dry Bar
Sometimes you just want to be pampered, and Blo offers just that. Your mini sidekick can choose a fun hairstyle (mermaid braid, perhaps?) and you can get yourself a blowout to make it an official mommy-and-me day.
887 E. N. Milwaukee
Vernon Hills, IL
Milk & Honey
Milk & Honey offers fully customizable spa experiences using vegan or vegetarian, hyper-clean, natural products. Kids ages 5 and up can enjoy a mani/pedi and kids ages 12 and up may schedule facial services that help them achieve their skin goals. Products used during the services can also be purchased at checkout so you can bring the experience home.
945 N. State St.
Lena Rose Spa
This spot is the brainchild of Jenny Duranski, who worked as a nail technician for years when she got sick from the toxic fumes and chemicals and threw herself into becoming an expert on natural beauty and health products. Named after her daughter, Lena Rose is Chicago’s first Green beauty boutique and Green spa which focuses on non-toxic, vegan products and farm-to-facial services that are 100% safe for you. You can feel good about setting up a date for a mani/pedi with your child here.
4645 N. Rockwell St.
Lincoln Square/North Center
Lilies & Spikes
From first haircuts to prom-perfect make-up and brows, Lilies and Spikes has your pampering needs covered from head to toe. After ten years of salon ownership, the owners wanted to create a space that made kids feel special, and boy did they succeed. Here pampering kids is the focus, but hair and skin services are also available for mom and dad. Not only can kids express their individuality by adding special touches like hair chalk and feathers, but there are party packages designed to facilitate memorable birthday and spa experiences.
1105 Chicago Ave.
Oasis Face Bar
Teach your teens the importance of taking care of their skin with visits to the Oasis Face Bar in Lincoln Park. The Soothe Facial is perfect for t(w)eens who aren’t worrying about acne and includes a cryo massage, deep cleanse, exfoliating mask, and all of the relaxing benefits of a little pampering. For older teens and those who have concerns about acne, the Clear Facial is just for you. This treatment begins with a cryo massage and includes extractions and a mask that will pull out all the congestion and bacteria that causes acne. Oasis knows time is important, so all their standard services take only 30 minutes and maintain that "ahhh" feeling you get from a facial.
2136 N. Halsted
Is your Superhero or Princess looking for a new ‘do or to have their nails glammed up? OMG Spa in the South Loop is your spot. This full-service spa knows how to pamper kids and adults in their lives with high-quality products and a welcoming environment.
1620 S. Michigan Ave., Ste. 200
The Peninsula Spa Chicago
The Peninsula Chicago is the perfect hotel for a decadent weekend of wellness, kids included. Step into kid-sized slippers and robes and head to the half-Olympic-sized swimming pool, and be sure to order some poolside snacks then head to the spa for a kid-focused mani/pedi.
108 E. Superior St.
Located in the Southport Corridor, this nail spa has just what you need to keep your kid's hands and feet looking fresh. With a selection of great colors, you can treat your child to a mani/pedi take a moment to catch up on their life, or just relax and recharge. Plus, their great location makes planning a whole Mommy and Me date possible with great shops and restaurants, and even a playground nearby.
3503 N. Southport Ave.
Spotlight on 3
Mix spa services, runway training, and glamour shots at this little-known photo studio. It doesn’t normally offer spa services, but if you book a photo party for eight guests (ages 4 & up), everyone is treated to updos and make-up. Rock stars and princesses can also get manicures, etiquette lessons, and design-your-own feather fans (a sassy prop if we ever saw one). Top things off with a fashion runway show, complete with fancy gowns and accessories. As a bonus, every guest leaves with a professional group photo.
2245 W. Irving Park Rd.
Mireille Hamon has been beautifying Chicagoans for over 20 years and that includes teens as well. This full-service studio, offering everything from make-up to massages, offers a 45-minute Teen Facial which will include a deep cleansing, mild exfoliation, extraction (if needed), and soothing mask.
49 E. Oak St.
Locally Made Products that Bring the “Sp-ahhh” Moments Home
Did your sporty kid turn into a stinky kid? Kobi Kids, created right here in Chicago, offers safe products for kids to keep them feeling and smelling fresh no matter how hard they play. Making deodorants and body powders that are kid-friendly, gentle for sensitive skin, and light on fragrance for boys and girls. Their Gear Therapy Spray can help keep your car, closet, gym bag, and shoes from smelling like a locker room.
Looking for handmade, natural products to spoil your tweens and teens? Visit Mojo Spa Cosmetics and pick up some sweet-smelling products created with kids in mind. Bath fizzies, soaps that smell and look good enough to eat, lip balms, and so much more can be found here.
1468 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Lena Rose Shop
Shop with complete confidence you're using products that are 100% safe for you and your family. This woman-owned boutique offers a wide selection of non-toxic and vegan products for you and your family. They are also a great resource for identifying the right products for you with years of expertise in natural beauty and care.
4645 N. Rockwell St.
Lincoln Square/North Center