Friday Discussion Thread: Child-free Nail Salons Yay or Nay?

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

That’s so annoying, I don’t dislike children per se.. But, I do dislike misbehaved children immensely. In any setting.

Thankfully the salon I go to has never had a child in it when I’ve been there, some adorable dogs that run around. I’m ok with dogs at the salon.

Post # 3
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  • Wedding: September 2017

 

s2bmrscook:  I am a mom so I hope I can still throw my hat in the ring here…. I would LOVE  a child free nail salon. Getting my nails done every couple weeks is time I look forward to. I relax, read, play with my phone, and just unwind while getting my nails done. My nail salon has a great policy. Children are allowed in the waiting area but are not allowed passed a certain point. This is a safety measure as well as a way to allow patrons to enjoy their experience without interruption.

Post # 4
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  • Wedding: September 2013

s2bmrscook:  I don’t have kids, but if I were a mom I would be annoyed that I couldn’t take my kid to the nail salon because not all kids are bad, but those bad kids are ruining it for the good ones.

However, kids that are misbehaved should not be blamed, the parent or the guardin should be blamed. A child needs guidance and need to be told what they are doing is wrong. 

Moms need pampering too and maybe the mom doesn’t have someone to watch the child but that women is in dire need of a mani-pedi Lol, and when she gets to the nail salon she is turned away bc she has a child under 10, now the mom is really pissed because she has to find another nail salon to go to. <br /><br />I see your point but I don’t think it could ever happen. Parents just need to keep their kids in check. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I’ve seen a number of little girls get their nails done and they werre perfectly well behaved. Some even have nail salon birthday parties.

I’d talk to the salon manager, if I were you. They were risking the safety of their clients and employees, with that kind of behavior, which shouldn’t be tolerated in any business setting. Tell them if it happens again, you and your friends will no longer be patronizing that salon. 

Post # 6
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  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t think this is a “kids” issue,  but a “ill-behaved” kids issue. If we had acted like that as kids, we would have been dragged outta there and had our butt swatted. But we also never would have because we knew that you were supposed to act a certain way in public. I think there are plenty of places that would benefit from at least certain hours of “no kids under x”.  And I love and want kids. 

RTA: This is also not somewhere like the grocery store where one HAS to go, it is a salon, which is always a luxary. I think that makes a difference. 

Post # 7
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KC-2722:  I wouldn’t be ok with dogs at a salon due to my allergies. But that’s a whole other thread! plus I would think that’s a cleanliness issue. I wouldnt want dogs running around somewhere where I was getting a pedicure or manicure. But for allergy reasons alone I wouldn’t be able to be comfortable in a nail salon that had dogs running around.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve never encountered children at a salon before, but I can totally see how that would be annoying when you’re at the salon for a bit of pampering!

I’m not a fan of places that ban certain groups of people though, so I would be contradicting myself by saying I would prefer a salon that doesn’t allow children.  I love kids and as long as they’re well behaved, I don’t mind them being around!

Post # 10
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s2bmrscook:  there are quite a few salons where I live. I’ve never seen a child in any of them. I don’t really get why you’d bring a small child with you if you’re getting your nails done TBH. 

I also don’t get why people get their knickers in a twist about places banning kids; just go somewhere else. It’s a shame that it’s necessary in some places, but there’s obviously a demand for it, so.. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

s2bmrscook:  I am a non-parent, but a future TTCer.  For me, I would not look down on a nail salon advertising as ‘child-free’.  Nail salon = pampering, meaning it is not an essential in life, rather a luxury.  It is a place of serenity, and sometimes kids are the opposite of that 🙂  With that said, I would also applaude nail salons from prohibiting people gabbing on their cell phones for the exact same reason!! (That is also very annoying for a paying customer trying to unwind, rather than listen to the teenagers boy drama!!).

On the flip side, I would hope not all salons would follow suit, as I have witnessed mom’s and young daughters bond over painted toes, and not only was the child behaved, but I find it incredibly sweet, and would want the same thing if I had a girl!!  IF my maybe one day girl was NOT behaving during this outing, it is my responsibility to leave the establishment (any establishment for that matter), as to not cause scene!!

Post # 12
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  • Wedding: September 2017

I wanted to add that I have had my son with me while getting nails done. But my son isn’t one of those kids described in the OP. My son sat with his kindle and read in the waiting area while I got my nails done. so I was literally 5 feet away so I could see him. I agree with the PP that said pushing chairs and causing such a scene in there was definitely a  safety issue and those parents are the ones that drive me crazy for not saying anythng. Sure they may think it’s cute that little suzie is excited to be at a nail salon but control your kids. It’s not a park or a playground. It’s a nail salon with instruments, chemicals, etc. all around. Not to mention other people who are paying to relax and get their nails done and get pampered for a few minutes.

Post # 13
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s2bmrscook:  Child-free nail salons would be great – not just for the customers, but for the children’s safety as well. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen ladies getting their nails done while holding a baby in their lap. Hello… there’s a reason why the technicians wear masks! Salons of any type should not be hang outs for little kids. Employees need to be able to focus without distractions (imagine a stylist accidentally chopping a chunk off your hair because some little rug rat bumped into her?). If a parent needs to take their kid on an essentidal errand like grocery shopping that’s one thing but manicures should be reserved for alone time 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Omg yes! Things that I would love to patron a childfree version of:

Salons, Spas, Business/First Class on an airplane, expensive restaraunts, resorts.

So ya, really any place that im splurging large amounts of money to be pampered and relax.

Post # 15
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  • Wedding: September 2017

 

s2bmrscook:  Parent’s like that drive me nuts. I think even if your kids are allowed somewhere, that doesn’t mean they *should* be there. As a parent, you know if your child will be able to behave in an environment like that. Use your better judgement.  My son has always been a very calm child. He rarely has ever given me an issue, plus he just knows that in public there’s a certain standard of behavior that I expect from him. I don’t care if we are at the grocery store or the nail salon, he is to be respectful of those around him and behave. All it takes is a look and he will pipe down. I got lucky I guess that he’s so easy to handle that way.

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