In The VIP Chair: Serenity Spa Review

Hands up who is a little tired of the millions of snow-storms that we have been experiencing in New York? I feel like a polar vortex has hit my exhausted body head on, and don’t even get me started on what my poor footsies are looking like especially after trudging around in my version of snow boots during NYFW (tan waterproof Cole Haan beauties – of course).

I was in desperate need of some pamper time so I decided to meet Tanya Klich, the data and lists editor at, for what we like to call a ‘power pedi’; a combination of a hydrating spa pedicure and business meeting (or in this case, an interview). The salon of choice was Serenity Spa located 777 Sixth Ave in NYC.

We were greeted with a glass of Altaneve prosecco, a delicious Italian sparkling wine that literally left my taste buds tingling with delight. I will not confirm or deny if another glass was consumed while our feet were soaking in the luxurious Indonesian ginger salt bath. As we chatted our therapists worked their magic scrubbing away our impurities with an organic oil based sand scrub. Despite having frightfully ticklish feet (yes not the most attractive sight me squirming in the chair as my therapist tried to massage my feet) I have to say that my skin is glowing and feels so soft. I followed Tanya’s choice to have an elegant French pedicure and although the pale pink tone is just a touch too ‘pink’ for my liking, I actually loved the end result. That was until my French tip on my second toe chipped after day one. Oh well, you live and learn; maybe a French pedi wasn’t the best idea in winter.

Until next time,


Ambience: Relaxed environment, soothing music, comfy massage chairs and plenty of space makes it ideal for hosting private events or business meetings.
Cleanliness of salon: Luxurious, clean
Polish: Spa Rituals French White Tip & Airhead Sheer, 100% Vegan and formulated without DBP, Toulene, Camphor, Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde resin – Retails $12
Polish job & chip factor: French white tip chipped on the first day, although I was wearing snow boots which definitely contributed to this
Brands They Stock: Spa Rituals, Essie & CND Shellac
Color range: They have an extensive color range of high quality polishes
Customer engagement: Greeted by a friendly host as you walk in the door, which creates an instant feeling of relaxation and engagement.
Price range: Mani’s: $16-$70 Pedi’s: $32-$75

Ruth Shelling

As the Publisher for, Ruth has 20-years of media, marketing, and sales experience. Currently, she writes the quirky and funny column In the VIP Chair with Ruth Shelling that is all about the crazy salon experiences she has throughout Manhattan and New Jersey.

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