Five Mini-Me Salons in Southwest Florida

BY September 20, 2022
Young girl getting a manicure
Miss Lexi’s Place also offers party packages, with facials, nail and hair styling, runway shows, karaoke, group pics and DIY activities. (Photo by Anna Nguyen)

Miss Lexi’s Place

The salon offers all the things you’d expect from a grown-up rendition—hair services like cuts, temporary dyes, up-dos and recital buns; manicures and pedicures; makeup; themed spa packages; makeover parties. And, Alexia’s an ace at doing braids: She grew up braiding her friends’ hair and has plenty of experience doing her biracial daughters’ hair (she’s happy to give parents lessons, too). For more fun, there are summer camps and princess brunches where kids decorate donuts and make homemade beauty products, such as lip glosses and sugar scrubs. At this salon haircuts and manicures come with self-esteem boosters. With a mission to help build confidence.

Bananas Salon for Kids

Toy cars set on pedestals line up in front of mirrors and set the tone for a fun adventure at this 17-year-old, South Fort Myers hair salon that sees infants (they do babies’ first haircuts) and kids younger than 18. Little ones pick out a show to watch during their trim, and Mom or Dad can see a stylist here—including the on-staff barber—if their hair needs some TLC, too.

La Fresa Spa

This spa offers mobile services with head-to-toe primping for kids, bringing the fun straight to you (they also have a new brick-and-mortar location). La Fresa offers manicures and pedicures, with fast-drying vegan Dazzle Dry nail polish that’s mess-free. For teens, there are facial parties to learn about skincare. Surprise your Disney-loving chipmunk by adding a visit from one of the owner’s daughters dressed up like a princess.

Little Princess Spa

Known for its themed parties and events like Parents’ Night Out, this spa franchise offers everything from hairdos and mani/pedis to massages for kids ages 2 to 14. There are hour-long spa packages, where youngsters dress in a robe, wear tiaras and sip a flute of pink lemonade while getting pampered, and cap it all off by walking the runway. For VIP treatment, Little Princess can also roll out the pink carpet with a limousine ride.

Salon 4 Kids

With more than 20 years in the industry and four children of her own, Salon 4 Kids owner Sara Gruett is a pro with youngsters. Her North Naples suite, which sees one client at a time, provides a retreat for families looking for a private setting. Sara specializes in working with children with special needs and those who don’t like haircuts, making the process quick and easy. 

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