In The VIP Chair: Nail House Larchmont, NY

In The VIP Chair salon reviews

Life has gotten out of control busy, it is already the middle of March and it has been months since I had a mani/pedi or even had time to conduct a salon review. It is fair to say that my nails are a mess after the brutal winter we are still encountering.

My last review took place in a delightful mid-sized salon in Larchmont NY, around Christmas time. We had just experienced freezing temperatures and my two-year-old cherub was desperate to get outside and play on the swings at the local park. I enlisted the help of my husband to take our little darling while I took some time to investigate the local nail salon. I love my job, a great excuse to get some alone time and a bit of pampering all under the banner of work.

Upon entering the salon I was first surprised at a large table filled to the brim with Christmas hampers and gifts from happy customers to the staff. A good sign to see that they are loved by their customers and that the salon was very busy. Every seat was taken and the air was filled with the bustling chatter of Christmas and the sound of carols. I felt a surge of excitement take over my stressed out mind as I thought of my own Christmas plans with my little family.

I wanted to stay with the Christmas theme so choose OPI’s deep red color – Got The Blues for Red for my toes and opted for CND Vinylux Decadence nail lacquer for my fingers. I wanted my nails to last a little longer than my average 3-5 days. Sad to say my fingers chipped within a few days. Maybe it was all of those Christmas dishes I did.

My nail technician was so friendly and really engaging, she did a great job polishing my nails. The complimentary hot stone massage on my feet was incredible as was the service. A few different technicians helped me get my boots on (not ideal footwear for a pedi) and my coat. They worked as a team and even gave me a Christmas gift as I left. I had a great experience and would definitely return.


Until next time,

Ruth Shelling

Ambience: Relaxing jazz music (carols), 2 TV screens on the wall and bustling with excitement

Cleanliness of salon: Clean and organized. The staff were well presented with grey satin bibs over their clothes

Polish: Manicure: OPI’s deep red color – Got The Blues for Red. Pedicure: CND Vinylux Decadence Nail Lacquer

Polish job & chip factor: fingers chipped within 3 days and toes 7 days

Color range: medium color range of quality polishes

Customer engagement: friendly, engaged and offered great customer service

Price range:  Special Mon – Wed: manicure and pedicure: $23, pedicure: $20, manicure: $10, Vinyl Luxe extra $3,  French: $14, value pack: spa manicure and spa pedicure with a 10min massage $50

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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