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

    If you haven’t tried out Up & Out’s Hoboken Blow Dry Bar, it’s time to give it a whirl {even the local celebs get their ‘dos done here}. This adorable little shop has two locations: one at the corner of 4th and Bloomfield – across from Empire Coffee & Tea — and another at 1106 Washington Street!

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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. Who doesn’t want to 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. One of the stylists, Michelle does a great job not getting water in your ears {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.

    Once your shampoo/conditioner is done, you’ll get a mimosa. YES, please. 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 she actually had just come in to the salon from attending a class of “cutting edge” updos {think fishtail braids and other edgy ‘dos}. KUDOS to her for continuing to grow and learn.

    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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    Michelle did an excellent job if I do say so myself {and ONLY used a blowdryer, no other hot tools} — can you say impressed?  This adorable little spot is just what Hoboken needed {YES, we have a ton of hair salons, but there are no blow dry bars specifically geared towards just blow drying}.

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


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of HobokenGirl.com. She started the site 5 years ago to discover the wealth of fun things happening in Hoboken and Jersey City and surrounding Hudson County areas. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event or #HobokenGirlHelps volunteer project, she can usually be found shopping at local Hoboken + Jersey City boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog Pierre, or watching some really bad {but oh-so-good} reality TV and ordering takeout with her husband.


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