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  • Up & Out: Hoboken Blow Dry Bar {Gets a Visit}

    It was the buzz of the ladies in town for almost a year…but FINALLY, the Hoboken Blow Dry Bar is here! Recently, I paid this adorable little shop a visit {located at the corner of 4th and Bloomfield – across from Empire Coffee & Tea}.

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    On any given day when you walk into Up & Out —  you’ll find white countertops {a bar, if you will}, music playing, and a welcoming staff. I love that you actually sit at a “bar” {albeit the height of the bar is a little high but it fits your purse and the blowdryer underneath} while getting a blowout. It’s super cute:

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    There are two shampooing chairs with an air massage capacity – super relaxing for the shampoo/conditioner process. My stylist Michelle did a great job not getting water in my ears {my pet peeve!}, and the water was a good temp. If you want a 10 minute head massage during this part, just add $10: similar to a pedicure 10 min massage.

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    Comfy and cute massage chairs

    Once my shampoo/conditioner was done, I was offered a mimosa. YES, of course I will. There is also coffee and water, and if you’d like to BYO you can do that too.

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    The owner, Niki, is the sweetest — and is brilliant at her craft {follow her on Insta @idohairdo}. She specializes in updos for weddings, and the day that I went, she actually had just come in from attending a class of “cutting edge” updos {think fishtail braids and other edgy ‘dos}. I really love when people who have an area of expertise but follow the mantra there’s always room for learning and growth. KUDOS!

    Another major plus: U&O takes early AM appointments; usually, they open at 7am — but Niki said that sometimes she has come in as early as 6 to get someone’s blowout in. That’s dedication. Updos by an updo specialist {such as Niki} start at $65, FYI. Blowouts start at $38 – you can also buy packs of them and save a bit of $ {$111 for 3, etc}.

    So how did the blowout turn out? Well, I opted for a casual blowout {nothing too curly, just a bit of wave at the end}. I’ll let the pics do the talking:

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    Pretty nice if I do say so myself. Michelle did an excellent job {and ONLY used a blowdryer, no other hot tools!} — I was impressed. I will definitely be back to this adorable little spot. I think that it is just what Hoboken needed {YES, I know we have a ton of hair salons, but there are no blow dry bars specifically geared towards just blow drying}.


    Have you ever been to Up & Out? What did you think?

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    Jen is the editor, founder, and main blogger behind When she moved to Hoboken several years ago, Jen found that there wasn't much out there for 50% of the population: women. Now she's on a mission to bring the best of the best lifestyle topics and anything else girly, Hoboken-centric, or Jerseylicious that you need to know. When not blogging, taking photos {}, or working her {9-5} job, you can usually find Jen hanging with her husband and her French Bulldog Pierre, probably ordering takeout while watching some really bad reality TV and/or Law & Order SVU on Netflix.


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