• Hoboken Girl’s Mani Monday: The Nail Bar on 7th and Jefferson

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    It’s time for #HGManiMonday: The Nail Bar Edition. And we have a special treat, because the Nail Bar is now carrying Essie Gel Couture — aka the BEST non-UV light polish ever  that lasts 1-2 weeks {Modern Nails was the first spot we found, but now here is #2}.

    So, on to The Nail Bar — those bright blue walls have caught my eye every time I’ve walked by. It isn’t very close to my apartment, but it is right across from Dreamz at 9th and Jefferson {if you haven’t seen Bhumi for eyebrows, you are missing out} and conveniently located a block over from Shop Rite – every HG’s errand route.

    Anyway, here’s the low down on the 9th street salon:

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    Customer Service.

    I don’t know about you, but work has been at an all-time high; long hours, difficult clients, and intense projects have been consuming my life lately. From what I’ve heard, it sounds like many of you have been experiencing a similar trend surrounding the beginning of 2016. After a long and challenging work day, I was warmly greeted by Angie at Nail Bar. Angie doesn’t normally do regular manicures, but she knew it was my first time there and offered to take me.

    I have to say, Angie was a major influence to my Nail Bar experience; her kind face and genuine conversation was extremely refreshing and I really enjoyed my time with her. The NB women are engaged with each other professionally and are very attentive to their clients. My nails were a bit frail after the gel I had previously, so Angie suggested I cut them since they would most likely break/peel had I kept the length. She shaped them BEAUTIFULLY, and I felt brand new even before my polish!

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    Polish Selection.

    Nail Bar has a generous selection of OPI, Essie, Vinylux and Zoya {you rarely see Zoya in salons so I was excited about this}. I found myself discovering colors that even I had never heard of or seen before, which is always riveting for me (it’s the little things, OK?). I think that is very unique about some salons, its not always the same old colors, and you can try new shades!

    Nail Bar also has a decent selection for gel polish; Axxium, OPI, Essie, Entity and Shellac just to name a few. Jen {HG founder and editor} got a beautiful neutral gel mani with Ashley a few weeks ago, and I am obsessed with the color.

    Vibe.

    Over the course of my lovely conversation with Angie, she had provided me with a bit of history about the salon. Her uncle has owned NB for about 15 years and all of her sisters and relatives help run it. I LOVE me some Hoboken family history, it is seldom found in salons in town and I thought that was very special. Learning more about the salon – and getting to know Angie personally – lifted my attitude, and I definitely left in a better place than when I walked in.

    There is something different about a family run business, especially in Hoboken – gives you all the *happy* feels.

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    Pricing.

    Nail Bar’s pricing is standard for Hoboken and for their location. Regular mani is $12, and a regular mani/pedi is $30. As always, I recommend making an appointment and getting there a little early to check out all of their polishes!

     

    I will definitely be back to visit Angie and the NB team soon, looking forward to exploring their Zoya wall and getting a pedicure next time! Now…the moment you’ve all been waiting for…my manicure is SO fitting for the first snow of the year, and I am slightly dead over the color.

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    ^Pictured here, ‘Virgin Snow’ by Essie…I mean, come on! Gorg.

    Winter blues? All around. Happy #Snowboken, HG readers…until next time.

     

    Have a Hoboken salon experience and lived to tell the nail tale?

    Post your mani with the hashtag #HGManiMonday on IG and share your experience with us {tag @hobokengirlblog}.


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    When she’s not supporting Penn State football, keeping up with pop culture or assembling a killer cheese platter, Melissa is nailing it with her manicure game. Being a New Jersey Native, she knows what’s important – balayaged hair, an on-point contour and simple [never basic] nails. As our Mani Monday columnist, she will be featuring her manicure endeavors throughout Hoboken and living to tell the nail-tale. When the Friends and SNL marathons are not on repeat, she enjoys exploring the latest in beauty products and trends. Specializing in eyebrow emergencies and life beyond Sephora (it exists!), Melissa is HG’s beauty #hustler.


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