In The VIP Chair: Yaya Nails And Spa, Tribeca Salon Review

In The VIP Chair salon reviews

Days like this I love working for myself; traveling around to different client offices and working with them on their brand, marketing, and communications strategy. One of my favorite offices is located in Tribeca because it’s such a great destination to work from – by the water, amazing lunch options, not to crowded…you get the picture. It was our interns birthday, so after munching on cupcakes we all decided to go and have a mani/pedi as an afternoon treat. Yaya Nails and Spa was our destination of choice. I had hosted a baby shower there once before so I knew they were good. We were greeted by the friendly salon owner and directed to choose our colors. They had an amazing array of colors and all were of good quality. I wanted my mani to be done at the same time as my pedi to save time and they were more than happy to oblige – always a good sign (I’ve been some places that complain about this). My pedi technician didn’t utter one word to me, she did however laugh along with me and my colleagues as I squirmed in my seat while they buffed the soles of my feet (anyone have a cure for ticklish feet, honestly it should have its own disorder name). Our intern chose a pale pink color with a name most suited to her – OPI’s ‘Princesses Rule’. I went for one of Essie’s Spring 2014 hot pink tones for my fingers, ‘Style Hunter’, and a purple/pink hue for my toes with OPI’s Neon 2014 ‘Push & Pur-Pull’. It was a relaxing experience, although we were all a little disappointed with our pedicures. My colleagues had pale colors, which were really streaky and could have done with another coat. I asked my manicurist to touch up some of my pedi mistakes – polish on my skin, uneven polish coats etc. She did a fabulous job on my hands; it was just our pedis that were not of a good standard. Overall this salon was clean, sanitized their products, offered great service in a relaxing environment. Would I return you ask – yes I would! Although, next time I will be a little more picky about keeping an eye on my pedicure.

Until next time,


Yaya Nails and Spa – 8 Beach St, Tribeca, New York NY
Ambience: relaxing music, friendly staff and great massage chairs
Cleanliness of salon: Clean and tidy
Polish: ‘Style Hunter’ – Essie Retails $8 (Mani) and ‘Push & Pur-Pull’ – OPI Retails $8-$10 (Pedi)
Polish job & chip factor: Fabulous polish job on my mani – it didn’t chip for 6 days, my toes chipped after 4 days
Brands they stock: OPI, Essie & Color Club
Color range: Vast color range, a lot of quality polishes to choose from
Customer engagement: Friendly, professional and engaging
Price range: Basic mani: $12 and pedi: $25

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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