• Blowouts at 6th Borough Salon in Hoboken

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    If you’re looking for a new spot to try out for your hair blowout/cut/color routine, we may have found just the place. 6th Borough Salon, located at 338 Park Avenue in Hoboken, is a full service hair boutique that we stumbled upon not too long ago. But is it more than just a pretty face {read: exterior?}. We recently went for a blowout and here’s how it went:

    ^The cuteness that is 6th Borough

    As far as aesthetics, 6th Borough has it down pat. It’s a cozy, intimate vibe with cute decor and good hygiene {essential for any salon}. There has actually been a salon there for over 20 years, but they remodeled and brought in some new talent to spice it up. One such gal is Melanie, who was our blowout specialist {though she is a cut/color whiz as well}. You may recognize her as she’s been in Hoboken for several years as a stylist and grew up locally in Bayonne.

    ^Melanie giving some beach waves {that curling iron tho  – it’s white + rose gold 😍}

    The Blowout

    When opting for the type of blowout, Mel was super helpful and didn’t want to just get straight to work like some salons {ya know, just a number type biz}. She listened to the requests {beachy waves, obviously}, and immediately said, “Oh perfect, I just learned a new technique that is perfect for this.” Yasss.

    Her new technique? Curling hair in different directions {not all just one way like a Texas blowout a la Real Housewives}. Digging it, so we headed to the shampoo + conditioning chair and then we were in business. See below for how it ended up:

    ^Finished product

    L-O-V-I-N-G it, and mind you it lasted for about 2-3 days {full disclosure dry shampoo needed but the curls were pretty intact, especially when going for that messy look}. They have a delicious-smelling line of products that you *must* check out while you’re there {forget the name but obsessed with how they smelled!}. It’s also worth mentioning that she was lovely to chat with — and it’s easy to tell she’d be pretty honest about what your hair needed if you were seeking some expert advice.

    The Vibes

    As far as the salon itself, it was a Saturday and the small locale was bustling with clients — who you can tell are regulars and love to come in. They were chatting away, talking color, style, and the rest. James Huelbig and Amy Franco are the owners of the salon, and they were busy with clients {and Mel had a full roster before + after}.

    ^Owners James + Amy

    We got to chat with them for a few, and it’s clear they’re dedicated to client satisfaction and innovative techniques. James has owned this location for over 20+ years, and Amy came on in May to do a full rebranding. Both have lived in Hoboken for most of their lives, which definitely gives them some OG street cred. Regardless, the two clearly outdid themselves, because we had a lovely little Saturday afternoon there — and will definitely be back soon!

    Hours

    6th Borough is open Tuesday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm \ ​​Friday: 11am – 7pm \ Saturday: 9am – 5pm and closed Sunday + Monday. Call (201) 420-8003 to book an appointment.

    Pricing

    Blowouts with hot tools are $45, women’s cuts are $70, and men’s cuts are $40 — just to give you an idea of price range.

     

    PS: Mention Hoboken Girl and get 20% off your color treatment of over $100 {first-time clients only}. This post wasn’t sponsored, we just had a really great experience! xo

     


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    Jen is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Hoboken Girl. She started the site to discover and share the wealth of things happening in Hudson County. Her roots in the area extend to her maternal grandparents, who owned two textile factories in Weehawken and North Bergen. When not planning the next Hoboken Girl event/volunteer project or editing her life away, she can usually be found shopping at local boutiques, eating an Insta-worthy meal, walking her French bulldog + rescue pup, or watching the latest murder doc on Netflix with her husband.