We've nailed the best mani-pedi salons for a pampering session with the kids...
Here in sunny Singapore, our hands and feet are on display pretty much all year, meaning we’re down for some regular self-care. We’re all for taking five with a cup of coffee in hand, watching our fave shows or listening to a cool podcast. But what we really love? Some good ol’-fashioned pampering! And lately, we’re enjoying treating our little munchkins at the same time with a mother-daughter mani-pedi – or son, for that matter! If you fancy booking into a kid-friendly nail salon, where the products are safe and the service is top-notch, we’ve got you covered.
The best mother-child mani-pedi salons in Singapore
1. The Salon by VIVA
If you’re looking for a top-notch mother-daughter mani-pedi, put The Salon by VIVA on Keppel Island at the top of your list. Our former ed Amy headed there with her daughter and got the royal treatment: a manicure and pedicure using toxic-free polish, plus a super relaxing hair treatment and blow-dry. The staff are next-level brilliant and go out of their way to make the experience enjoyable for both mum and child. And the nibbles and drinks, while you soak up the views of the harbour, make the whole shebang even more awesome. We love the fact the salon also offers child birthday party packages! Trust us: you won’t be disappointed.
Where: The Salon by VIVA, Marina at Keppel Bay, 2 Keppel Bay Vista #02-02, Singapore 098382
2. The Nail Social
Cozy interior. Photography: The Nail Social
The Nail Social was established with the aim of training and employing local underprivileged women to help them work towards a brighter future. What a great message to share with our kids! Let’s talk products: mostly all the goods in use and for sale here are non-toxic, eco-friendly, fair-trade and/or cruelty-free. Which means they’re safe for pregnant mums-to-be as well as our fave little people. Hooray for clear-conscience mother-daughter mani-pedis! Extra brownie points for the drinks, snacks and iPads with preloaded games and movies. The perfect pitstop if you’re exploring the Haji Lane ‘hood.
Where: The Nail Social, 42A Haji Lane (2nd Floor) +65 6717 3221 and 333 Kreta Ayer Road, #02-15, Chinatown, +65 8874 4010
3. m’pir The Nail Bar
Pronounced ’empire’, this handy nail bar is located in Shaw Centre, right in the heart of Orchard. Perfect for a post-shopping pitstop, we say. As well as housing all your favourite nail brands such as OPI, m’pir also uses AngelPro, which is formaldehyde-, DBP- and toluene-free. That makes it perfect for littlies! Kids’ manicures and pedicures cost a most reasonable $15, so we’re fans.
Where: m’pir The Nail Bar, Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road #03-01, Singapore 228208
4. The Nailist
Another great pick for a brill mother-child beauty fix? The Nailist. Set up by two sisters, this salon boasts a warm and relaxing atmosphere… and highly recommended nail services, of course! There are three locations to choose from and they all offer great value options, carried out by friendly staff. It’s a popular haunt for mother-daughter mani-pedis, so do book ahead.
UPDATE: The Nailist outlets will be closed for three weeks from 3 May 2023 for renovations.
Where: The Nailist, Holland Road Shopping Centre, 211 Holland Avenue Unit 03-31/32 & Unit 02-32, Singapore 278967; 313@Somerset, 313 Orchard Rd Unit B2-06, Singapore 238895; Raffles Holland V, 118 Holland Avenue Unit 03-03, Singapore 278997
5. Home Nails
Home Nails started off life as a home-based salon in Punggol, but now has a centrally located retail space in the heart of town. Which makes it easy peasy to get to for a spot of mother-daughter mani-pedi bonding time! The team of talented nail technicians can transform your tootsies and talons into digits of beauty. And the children? Small fingers and toes are catered to, with a kids’ mani or pedi starting at just $10. Polish is fast-drying and there are non-toxic options, too. For a higher cost, they can also visit you at home – call the helpful staff for more info and price details.
Where: Home Nails, The Cathay, 2 Handy Road #01-17, Singapore 229233
6. Vedure Face, Body & Nail MediSpa
Over at Vedure, the mother-daughter manis (aka the Little Princess service) come with a difference: colour-changing nail polish! Guaranteed to put a smile on their faces. And do you know what puts a smile on parents’ faces? The children’s play area for customers’ kids.
Where: Vedure Face, Body & Nail MediSpa, Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road #04-06, Singapore 238880
7. Trimmings Salon & Spa
Trimmings Salon & Spa gets our votes for offering serious mummy-child beauty salon pampering at affordable prices. With options such as Little Princess for two- to nine-year-olds ($20), plus the Teen Pedi ($43), your mini-mes will be in their element. Both you and your young ‘uns will leave feeling gorge and pampered. Hoorah! There are two locations to choose from, and bookings for the mother-daughter manis and more can be made online. Oh, and did someone say hair transformations?
Where: Trimmings Salon & Spa, Tudor Court, 123 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247920 and 75B Loewen Road, Singapore 248852
8. Auriga Spa, Capella
Got older kids and feel like treating yourselves? Whisk yourselves off to award-winning Auriga Spa, Capella for a treat of pure indulgence. The manicures and pedicures start at $80 – do call up to check they can cater for your child before you head off. Ask about how they can curate an experience for you and your child! There are also spa sessions for teens aged 16 and above (leaving you free to get your own treatment, yippee!). Don’t forget to enjoy the rest of the day on Sentosa to show off those pretty nails.
Where: Auriga Spa, Capella Singapore, Sentosa, 1 The Knolls, Singapore 098297
9. Paint Shoppe Nail Spa
If you’re a fan of putting plant-based goodness inside your body, you’ll love doing the same for the outside, too! Head on down with the kids in tow (or should that be ‘toe’?) to Paint Shoppe, where only natural and vegan products are used. Mini dudes and gals alike will love the parent-child manis. The only difficulty? Choosing which colour and adorable intricate design to go with.
Where: Paint Shoppe Nail Spa, 63 East Coast Road #01-02, Singapore 428776
Enjoy your mum and kiddo pampering sesh!