Mamas, it’s still summer. Your hands are still tired from digging in the sand, throwing balls, picking berries, slathering on sunscreen. Your legs and feet are still tired from working overtime chasing after kids. Or maybe you’re extra tired because you’re very pregnant. You really deserve a break. But, let’s be real, you probably only have an hour or two here or there to take care of yourself and your tired body. Going to the nail salon is a simple solution for a quick pampering session!
Here’s an alphabetized round-up of our favorite nail salons with some insider tips:
Amenity in Westport has special seats for little girls (or boys) and they offer specials on Sundays for Mommy and me.
Cleopatra in Norwalk has amazing spa pedicures and the BEST upper back/ neck/ scalp massage as you’re drying.
Coco in Monroe does very natural looking and long lasting UV Gel nails. They also do a free 10 minute massage. Make sure to call ahead since they’ve gotten super popular!
Cosmo Nail and Spa in Stamford has a VERY friendly staff. It’s not that crowded and there’s plenty of parking in back.
Cozy Nails in Greenwich. Nikki swears, “My nail polish doesn’t chip for weeks. They also give amazing massages. This is the “it” place on Greenwich Ave, so they are usually pretty crowded. You park in back next to CVS.”
JJ Nails in Monroe is very welcoming and is owned by a local mom!
L&G Nail Salon is the go-to for multiple contributors who live in Fairfield. Regular pedicure includes a 10 minute leg massage.
Lavender Nails across from Stew Leonard’s in Danbury.
Lucky Lucky in Norwalk is great because they are quick and do the best gel powder nails! They also have an amazing mani-pedi deal from Monday-Thursday!
Monroe Nails in Monroe is a very clean and relaxing space. It’s also super convenient since they let you tip with a credit card.
Queen and Polish in Shelton. Very large space, nice and roomy, and extremely clean!
Ridgefield Nail Barn is famous for its dip manicures!
Zen Nails in Stamford does the best acrylic nails. They also give massages while doing your nails.
Mamas, it’s still summer. There are only so many days left of wearing open-toed shoes. So, kick those feet up and treat yourself to a pedicure! If you’re a pregnant mama, I can’t promise the foot massage will send you into labor (didn’t work for me!), but at least, your toes will look extra cute as you wait for your cutie to arrive! And to all you mamas, here’s to hoping you get to put on some cute sandals or espadrilles for a Girls’ Day or date night!